9 Things to Do With Kids in NH

Looking for things to do with kids in NH? Look no further! Below are our top 9 things to do in the North Conway and Lincoln New Hampshire area.

Things to do with Kids in NH

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Spring and summer in New Hampshire is full of adventure and creating memories. There are a number of things to do in New Hampshire with kids including day trips to the local attractions, shows, and nature hikes. Whether you want to take the children on a day trip or a multi-day vacation, there is something for everyone in the New Hampshire.

Book your stay at a hotel near Story Land or Santa’s Village, and the rest of these New Hampshire Attractions are within an hour drive. I recommend staying in North Conway or Lincoln as either are centrally located to all of these attractions.

New Hampshire Attractions:

Day Out With Thomas in North Conway

Conway Scenic Railroad – 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH 03860

Day Out with Thomas 2018 schedule: July 13-15 & July 20-22

Take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, at Conway Scenic Railroad. Before or after your train ride, children will enjoy engaging in Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, live music,  unlimited motorcar rides, engine tours, mini golf, bouncy houses, face painting, coloring, temporary tattoos, as well as an opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt. Plan to spend at least a couple hours at Day Out With Thomas to enjoy all of the activities available.

For more information or to purchase Day Out with Thomas tickets, visit  http://conwayscenic.com/.

Santa’s Village:

528 Presidential Highway Jefferson, NH 03583

Spend your day Santa and his reindeer, exciting rides, a light show, and trying to find all of the letters to graduate from Elf University at Santa’s Village. Santa’s village is located about 45 minutes north of Lincoln and an hour from North Conway NH. When planning your trip to Santa’s Village, you’ll want to make sure to bring a swim suit for the kids to cool down in theHoHoH2O water park and JOYride water slides. There are plenty of lockers to store your belongings and lounge chairs to sit back and recharge while the children enjoy the water features. Outside food is allow in the Santa’s Village, there are also picnic tables located in the parking lot area.

For more information or to purchase Santa’s Village tickets, visit www.santasvillage.com,

Story Land

850 NH Route 16 Glen, NH 03838

Fairy tales have come to life at Story Land for over 60 years. A family favorite for many generations, this theme park is filled with shows, games, attractions and 22 themed rides including the newest attraction: Roar-O-Saurus. You’ll want to make sure to stop by two favorites, the Antique Cars & Bamboo Chutes. In additional to the Bamboo Chutes, there are two additional rides where you may get a little wet, or even soaked. Cool down on a hot day at Dr. Geyser’s Remarkable Raft Ride, and for the younger children stop by Dr. Geyser’s “Mini-Geysers” as they play the guessing game as to which hole with squirt water. Bring your favorite storybook characters and animals to life by visiting Mother Goose, Cinderella, The Woman in the Shoe, Baa Baa Black Sheep, the Three Little Pigs and others.

For Story Land hours or to purchase Story Land tickets, visit https://www.storylandnh.com/.

Loon Mountain

60 Loon Mountain Rd. Lincoln, NH 03251

Explore Loon Mountain throughout the summer and fall, not just winter. Start your day off by soaring to Loon’s Summit on the Loon Mountain gondola, NH’s Longest Scenic Skyride. Once at top, climb the Observation Tower for amazing views of the mountain range and explore the summit glacial caves. Back at the base, soar through the air on the Loon Mountain zipline, bounce and flip in the Bungee Trampoline, and see if you can reach the top of the Climbing Wall.  Put your sense of direction to test in the LogJam Maze, a favorite among my children. Split up into into teams and see who will conquer the challenge the fastest. Kids will enjoy the inflatable area as the bounce around and shoot some hoops in the Bunyan’s Bouncin’ Backyard and test their climbing skills in the SpiderWeb. Children 7+ and adults can also unleash their inner Tazan at the Aerial Forest Adventure Park. End your day with a scenic bike ride around Loon Mountain and downtown Lincoln, with the paved bike paths.

For more information about Loon Mountain’s Summer activities, visit http://www.loonmtn.com.

Mount Washington Cog Railway

3168 Base Station Road Marshfield Station, NH

Take a 3 hour round-trip train ride on the Mount Washington Cog to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in New England. There are two ways to reach the summit by train, on the biodiesel or historic coal-fired steam locomotives. On the way up and down you will experience breathtaking views of the Mount Washington Valley. Once at the summit you’ll be able to experience panoramic views of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and even east to the Atlantic Ocean on clear days. Visit the Sherman Adams Visitors Center, Mount Washington Observatory’s Weather Museum and 1853 Tip Top House, and make sure to to take a memorable photo at the summit marker. Advance booking is recommended.

Learn more about the Mountain Washington Cog Railway or purchase tickets by visiting http://www.thecog.com/.

Flume Gorge

852 Daniel Webster Hwy. Lincoln, NH 03251

Enjoy a self-guided nature walk to just the Gorge, or take the 2 mile loop around, where you will discover covered bridges, amazing waterfalls, a scenic pool, and incredible mountain views. Wear study shoes as there are many stairs to climb. The children will enjoy climbing through the bear cave and crawling through the Wolf’s den. You’ll start and end at the Visitor’s Center which offers a free 20-minute movie on Franconia Notch State Park.
Learn more about the Flume Gorge, located in Franconia Notch by visiting www.flumegorge.com

 Clark’s Trading Post:

110 Daniel Webster Highway. Lincoln, NH 03251

Stop by Clark’s Trading Post located in Lincoln New Hampshire. Clark’s Trading Post is a trusted family theme park since 1928 and watch the Bear Show and Chinese Acrobats. Take a steam train ride on The White Mountain Central and  come face to face with the Wolfman.  If you’re 48” or taller take a 3 minute ride on a Segway i2, or if you’re feeling adventurous  take the 45 minutes Segway Safari guided tour into Wolfman’s Territory on an off-road Segway X2.   Hop on board the Water Blaster Boats – just beware, you may end up SOAKED! Reach the top of the Climbing Tower, visit the Museums, and take a memorable picture in Kilburn’s Photo Parlor.
For more information, to purchase tickets, or to view show times visit www.clarkstradingpost.com.

Cranmore Mountain:

1 Skimobile Road, North Conway, NH 03860

Spend the day at Cranmore Mountain where the adventure awaits for the entire family. At Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park guests will zoom down on the Mountain Coaster, scale the climbing wall, fly through the air on the Giant Swing, zip on the Soaring Eagle, and bounce on the bouncy houses,and bungy trampolines. The fun doesn’t stop there, take a ride on the conveyor belt for summer tubing, and new for 2015 is a little kid ropes course. Don’t forget to take a scenic chairlift ride to the summit where you can take a 1 mile hike.
For more information about the family activities at Cranmore Mountain, visit www.cranmore.com.

Sherman Farm:

2679 East Conway Rd., Center Conway NH 03813
If you’re planning a trip to the North Conway area in the fall, or live in the Mount Washington Valley, make sure to add a visit to The Maize at Sherman Farm on your to-do list. The Corn Maize has been rated one of the best corn mazes in New England. There’s 12 acres of farm fun at Sherman Farm including a petting zoo,  Jumping Pillow, Human Fooosball, Moo Express tractor ride, Corn Boxes, fun photo ops, and more. Spend the day and grab some lunch or a snack. Food concessions include farm-raised beef burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, fresh made kettle corn, local chocolate milk, cider donuts and more.
To learn more about Sherman Farm or the hours, visit www.shermanfarmnh.com.

Franconia Notch State Park:

9 Franconia Notch Parkway Franconia/Lincoln, NH 03580
Explore the natural beauty of New Hampshire in Franconia Notch State Park.  Pack a lunch, hike one of the established trails, stop for a swim or rent a canoe or kayak at Echo Lake State Beach. If you brought your bike along, take a scenic bike ride on the Franconia Notch Bike Path.




  1. nicole dziedzic says:

    The Mount Washington Cog Railway reminds me of a place we took our kids last summer, they got to go on real trains and everything. We also do the water parks every year, we get a pass.

  2. Janet W. says:

    Wow so much to do! My grandsons would love all of these activities, especially Thomas!

  3. shelly peterson says:

    Wow so many great attractions! They all look great. My grandson would love the trains.

  4. Dandi D says:

    This looks wonderful and I see a lot of things my family would enjoy!

  5. The Mount Washington Cog Railway is such a great place!!!! My kids love when the whistle blows and sometimes the engineers will let them in the train to do it too! amazing!!