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Best for Kids in Manchester

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Millyard Museum

A museum which details the history of the area in which Manchester was formed, the museum tells the story all way back to the origins of human civilization in the area 11,000 years ago. Then visitors are taken on a ride through time focusing on the years when Manchester with the Amoskeag Millyard were a industrial force to be reckoned with. Exhibits continue all the way up to the present day with Manchester as a great place for people to move to, live, and work. Artifacts on display make the past seem more real, and there are a number of exhibits to peak the interest of children. A way to understand Manchester's past.

Manchester, NH, United States
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SEE Science Center

How often do children sit in a science classroom, bored by what their teachers are explaining? Much too often! This will never happen at the SEE Science Center where exhibits, demonstrations, and displays help children and adults understand the world around us. Robots, gyroscopes, lights, electricity - all can be experienced at the Center. One of the most popular exhibits combines history with science and fun. The largest permanent LEGO minifigure structure in the entire world resides in the SEE Science Center. It depicts the Amoskeag Millyard at the height of its power as the largest producer of textiles in the world. The scale, 55:1 matches the scale of the LEGO people to make the exhibit as accurate as possible.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Rock Rimmon Park

Spanning over 100 acres (405 hectares), the Rock Rimmon Park is one of the more popular parks of the city. Home to a massive cliff that towers to 150 feet (45 meters), the park attracts a number of hikers and outdoor enthusiasts in addition to children. There is a tennis and basketball court here, these are used for a number of friendly matches. A special section is dedicated for children's playground and the Rock Rimmon Park is also home to the DuPont Pool.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Livingston Park

Located in the heart of the city, Livingston Park is one of the best parks in the city if you wish to spend some quality time with your friends or family. The park features amenities such as a baseball field, running track and a playground for the little ones. Visitors can also take a dip in the on-site swimming pool or go for leisurely strolls around a pond. The park is also pet-friendly, so don't forget to bring along your furry companions along. If you are looking for a great place to spend the day with your family without burning a hole in your pocket, then Livingston Park is where you need to be headed.

Manchester, NH, United States
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King Bowling Lanes

Enjoy a night of unadulterated fun at the King Bowling Lanes. Owned and operated by the LaRochelle family since 1954, the King Bowling Lanes has been the favorite spot in the neighborhood to relax and lay back since decades. Boasting of old-school candlepin bowling alleys as well as billiard tables and arcade games, King Bowling Lanes ensures there is something in store for children and adults alike. Separate bookings for private parties and group celebrations can also be made here. If you are looking for a fun-filled time, then look no further than spending a couple of hours at King Bowling Lanes.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Dorrs Pond

Spend a memorable time indulging in winter sports at Dorrs Pond. Since the year 1934, the venue is a common choice for the locals who want to spend quality time with their family, especially kids who want to indulge in recreational activities. Whether you want to cool off with a swim during the hot summer months, or ice skate during the winters, Dorrs Pond is the place to be. There is also a nature trail that follows Dorrs Pond, perfect for those who are in the mood to hike. If you are looking to escape the city for a couple of hours, do so by heading to the scenic Dorrs Pond.

Manchester, NH, United States
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Aviation Museum of New Hampshire

Not only has the Aviation Museum installed itself in a 1937 art-deco building on the grounds of the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, but the inside is as beautiful as the outside. The museum focuses on events and artifacts relevant to aviation in New Hampshire. The museum can also be open to groups when not open to the public, simply call in advance and arrange a visit.

Londonderry, NH, United States
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Merrimack Ten Pin

Enjoy a night of unadulterated fun at Merrimack Ten Pin. In operation since more than a decade, the entertainment center has been the favorite spot in the neighborhood to relax and lay back. Besides the regular bowling sessions, Merrimack Ten Pin also hosts events like glow bowling and seasonal leagues that are eagerly awaited by bowling enthusiasts from all over the city. Bowling lanes with bumpers and ramps as well as light-weight balls for kids also ensures there is something in store for children of all ages. Separate bookings for private parties and group celebrations can also be made here. If you are looking for a fun-filled time with your family, then look no further than heading to Merrimack Ten Pin.

Merrimack, NH, United States
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Stockbridge Theatre

The premier destination for performing arts in the city, The Stockbridge Theater is a must-visit for all those who are culturally inclined. A spacious venue with a seating capacity of 881, the theater sees everything from classical operas to comedy shows taking place here. Plays, musicals and dance performances are also hosted here regularly. Whether you are in the mood to check out the local talent, spend an evening being entertained by skilled performers or simply want to kill a few hours, then heading to Stockbridge Theater will not let you down.

Derry, NH, United States
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Bear Brook State Park

One of the largest in New Hampshire, this sprawling state park boasts a vivid tapestry of bogs, marshes and drapes of charming, forested expanses. A wonderland for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, this 10,000-acre (4046-hectare) park is delightfully cleaved by winding, crisscrossing trails. Home to campgrounds (of which the Bear Brook Camp is part of the National Register of Historic Places) and spaces for archery, the park is traversed by a meandering stream called Bear Brook. The park also harbors a stunning museum ensemble which includes the New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. This expanse of wooded wilderness is the crown jewel of New Hampshire.

Allenstown, NH, United States
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The Amato Center for the Performing Arts

The perfect spot for those who are in the mood to be entertained, the Amato Center for the Performing Arts has been a neighborhood favorite since its establishment in 2005. Home to The Riverbend Youth Company and the Milford Area Plays among other groups, the theater has provided opportunities to thousands of artists over the years, to act, dance and sing in plays and shows, direct or see their scripts being performed. Besides the cultural events, shows and performances that take place on a regular basis, the venue is also host to camps and workshops for those who wish to immerse themselves in the world of theater and the performing arts.

Milford, NH, United States
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