Cheap Ideas for Weekend Fun in NH with Your Family


Living in New Hampshire is great because there is so much to do in this beautiful state.  Outdoor and indoor activities abound and there are things to do every weekend.  Check out some of our favorite family friendly activity ideas.

Visit the Currier Art Museum  

This gem of a museum always has a rotating exhibit that will catch your interest.  Story times, art exploration classes and art walks are often on their program  Check out a complete list of their family activities.  Admission is Free on the second Saturday of every month.  Check their website for details.This museum has plenty of parking and even allows you to visit a Frank Lloyd Wright house here in Manchester. 

Enjoy the Park  

Have you been to Livingston Park in Manchester?  It’s located on Hooksett Road and offers play structures for older and younger children.  There are beautiful walking trails and a pond where you can watch nature.  We have seen children entertained for a long time just watching those ducks.

Head to the NH Audubon Massabesic Center

The NH Audubon Center in Auburn is free.  Visit on Fridays and Saturdays and enjoy beautiful walking trails, nature programs, exhibits and field trips.  Check out their calendar for details.

Have A Sleep-Over

Let your children invite a friend over for a sleep-over one night over the weekend..  This is a low cost way to keep them entertained.  Offer fun meals, a craft activity and a movie with popcorn in your apartment.  You will be surprised at how much fun you have too.

Bike Riding

There are many well maintained bike trails in New Hampshire.  Our favorite is right here in Goffstown NH.  The Goffstown Trail is 5.5 miles long and winds through scenic gravel paths that will end up in center Goffstown.  Stop for an ice cream in town and cool off from your ride.  Kids love the winding ride that goes through meadows, over bridges and even sometimes allows for some wildlife viewing.  (Chipmonks are wildlife...right?)


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