Saturday, June 29, 2013

North Conway with Kids-Rainy Day Fun

It has been raining for days up here in the beautiful and wet Mount Washington Valley.  We don't mind a bit, because North Conway is filled with fun indoor activities that we don't get to do on sunny days.
When my kids wake up on a rainy day the first words I hear are always, "It looks like a good day for the Children's Museum!"  Designed for little ones through the age of 8, the MWV children's museum is hours of entertainment.
Filled with bouncy houses and other inflatables as well as video games and reasonably priced pizza, UberBlast is classic indoor entertainment that will keep both older and younger kids happy.
Located right in North Conway Village, the Weather Discovery Center is perfect for a rainy day escape.  There is great information for the grownups and fun interactive activities for the kids.  Our favorite is the reenactment of the strongest wind from the top of the rockpile!
I wasn't sure it was a good idea when I first brought the kids bowling.  Small children, heavy balls, slippery shoes?  Seemed like a recipe for disaster.  Turns out it was great!  Bumpers made the kids feel successful, even though they did still manage some gutter balls.  Also, they have a great bowling ball ramp designed for handicapped accessibility that we were able to use so even my two year old was able to bowl independently.
Storyland in the rain is a blast!  As long as there is no thunder in the air, most rides remain open, the lines are short and there are plenty of shows that you might typically skip when the sun is shining.  Put on your puddle boots and have some fun!
The Ham Arena has plenty of public skating hours and is a fun way to spend a few rainy hours.  Skate rentals are reasonable and they have crates to help out the beginner.
All of our local libraries have beautiful chlidren's areas.  You might not be able to check out books but anyone is welcome to spend time reading and playing in the facilities.  There are also storytimes and summer reading programs at many of the locations.  Whether in Conway, North Conway or Jackson, head inside on a rainy day and enjoy some stories together.
We're going to put on our puddle boots and head out for some fun.  See you out there!

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