Fun Winter Getaways, Programs, Events & Things To Do….

Fun Winter Getaways, Programs, Events & Things To Do….

It’s not always easy to come up with things to do this time of year with your kiddos. This post is a mix of ideas, places to go and some calendar events as well. If you have any great spots that your family loves, do share with us. We always love your input!

Mark It On Your Calendar:

Feb 4th: Hannaford Goffstown Grand Opening:
~ Gift Cards ranging from $5 to $250 handed out at the doors starting at 7am to the first 300 customers, Reusable bag giveaways to first 300 customers as well.
~WZID radio remote with Hannaford gift card giveaways
~Numerous Local Vendors sampling Local product throughout the day, giving out $2.00 local coupons
~$3500.00 in donations to local organizations, $2500 to Goffstown school district schools, $500 to Rail trail, $500 to special Olympics…….ribbon cutting at 8am with organizations here
~Raffle: One $500 winner, Three $100.00 winners, Five $50.00 winners……….drawing to be held Feb 5th at end of the day.
~Pharmacy giveaways
~Hannaford to go giveaways
~ Hannaford Dietician giveaways from 10 am to 2pm

Feb 3: Loon Mountain Snow Fest
Feb 10: Castle in The Clouds- Full Moon Hike and Snowshoe
Feb 10-12: 7th Annual Black ice Pond Hockey Championship
Feb 11: 2nd Annual Raven’s Race and Winter Festival
Feb 11: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire-Alice In Wonderland Tea Party
Feb 14:Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival
Feb 17: Amoskeag Fishways- Learn How to Ice Fish
Feb 17 & 18: New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo
Feb 18: LaBelle Winery- Winter Family Fun Fest
Feb 18: Churchill’s Garden Center-Raptors, Reptiles & Mammals
Feb 19: Houston Park & Field- Snowball Slingshots & Winter Festival
Feb 18: New England Bridal Expo
Feb 20: Dinosaur & Egyptian Experience
Feb 22: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire- Foodworks with Hannaford: Plant Power
Feb 25: Wasserman Park-25th Annual Winter Carnival
Feb 25: Castle In the Clouds-Cardboard Box Sled Derby
Feb 25-26: Squam Lake Nature Center- Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Live Animal Trail
Feb 26: Mount Washington Valley: Ski & Chocolate Festival
Ice Castles all month long

Red Arrow Diner is a fun place to go. This is usually one of the spots we hit during vacations! They have locations in Manchester, Londonderry, Milford and soon to be Concord!

Feb Vacation Fun: 
Blue Man Group: Check out the super great deals over vacation! This is the time to go.

Feb Vacation Camps:
Feb 27-March 3: Prescott Farm WildQuest Winter Camp for children ages 6-12
Feb 27-March 3: Currier Museum of Art

Library & Bookstore:

When my kids were little, I always involved them in local library readings and events and I also checked with close by bookstores. Often both would have crafts, make it and take it projects, reading times and sometimes some entertainment visitors.

Ice Arenas: Open Skate:

Conway Arena: Conway
Get their calendar of public skating times HERE
$5 admisson (3 and under free)
$4 rentals
$40 for a book of 10 passes

Everett Arena-Concord:
Monday-Friday 11:30AM-1:00PM
Saturday 11:30AM-1:00PM
Sunday 5:30PM-7:30PM
$5 admission(kids 3 and under free)
$5 skate rentals

Friday 8:30PM-9:50PM
Saturday 2:40PM-4:00PM
Sunday 1:40PM-3:05PM
$6 adult admission
$5 12 and under admission (kids 4 and under free
$4 skate rentals

JFK Memorial Coliseum-Manchester
See their Public Skating schedule HERE
$3 High school and younger admission
$5 Adult admission
$5 skate rental are only available weekends, school vacations and holidays

Tri-Town Ice Arena-Hooksett
See their Public Skating calendar HERE
$6 admission
$4 skate rentals

Audobon and Nature Centers are full of exploration and learning and keep kids interested for long periods of time!
Audobon and Amoskeag Centers
Seacoast Science Center
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Charmingfare Farm: Winter Horseback Riding, Sleigh Rides

Clydesdale Photo Opportunity: Every 1st Saturday of each month, from 1-3, at the Merrimack Budweiser Plant you can take advantage of meeting the amazing Clydesdale upclose for photos!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Boston: From toddler times, to adult nights, LEOGLAND is a prime place for families!

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: The center offers workshops for groups, homeschoolers and more!

Prescott Farms has some great programs: snowshoeing, animal tracking and more. Here’s their Winter Program page. 

Pats Peak: Saturday POP Night-Pay One Price for skiing, tubing, snowboarding, rentals and more!

Splash Zone: The Workout Zone has an indoor splash zone and has member and nonmember prices

You’re Fired: Paint your own pottery and mosaics. You’re Fired offers weekly event prices for children 12 and also offers a teen night as well. Let me go one step further and let you know there’s Ladies Night too!

Places to get that energy out:

Krazy Kids
Sky Zone
Twice The Fun
Vertical Dreams

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