Family Fun in Hudson
More families looking to relocate to southern New Hampshire are discovering Hudson. It’s a small community which is attracting new residents for a variety of reasons. Ideally situated not far from the Massachusetts state line, as well as New Hampshire’s largest cities of Nashua and Manchester, Hudson has become a popular town for those looking for the benefits of small town living within reach of city culture, fun and entertainment.
A former zoo and amusement park called Benson’s Wild Animal Farm has been developed as a town park and recreation area. Benson Park is a beautiful area to walk the trails, catch sightings of wildlife and enjoy nature. A few refurbished structures from the old amusement park remain. There is no admission fee.
Head over to the George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library for a selection of family-friendly social, educational, and cultural events. With an ongoing concert series, free movie showings, art exhibits, craft nights, campfire singalongs, reading clubs and much more, everyone in the family has the opportunity to participate in the fun. The collection found in this library was originally from the Hills Memorial Library which opened in 1909. While the town of Hudson closed Hills Memorial Library in 2009, it remains a significant building in Hudson as it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The move to the new Rodgers Memorial Library happened during the 100th anniversary of the old Hills Memorial Library.
For the golfers in your family, Hudson has two public golf courses, Green Meadow Golf Club and the World Cup Golf Center. For the hikers and nature lovers, Hudson has several town forests, parks, trails, wildlife sanctuaries, tree farms, ponds, and conservation lands. For the water enthusiasts, Robinson Pond Park offers a small beach for swimming plus kayaking, paddleboarding and boat access and Ottarnic Pond provides some great fishing opportunities.
Just over the Merrimack River is Nashua, which offers extensive recreation, retail, dining and entertainment options in a more urban setting.
Greeley Park provides recreational amenities including a playground, wading pool, hiking trails, horseshoe pits, ball fields, and tennis courts. The bandstand features regular music and stage productions in the summer months, so keep your eye on the events calendar updated by the city. Public restrooms are available, too — a definite plus when you’re on outings with little ones!
There is plenty of indoor fun to be had during these winter months when you check out Sky Venture for skydiving, surfing, a water slide and rock wall. Children as young as three years old can participate!
Movie lovers who want to step up their silver screen experience should head to Chunky’s Cinema. Once you sit in the theatre’s big comfortable chairs, enjoy food and beverages beyond the traditional popcorn, candy and soda you’re used to, it’ll be tough to see a movie any other way again.
One of the best things about New Hampshire are the family farms. Visit Lull Farm in Hollis year round for fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, and more.
When warmer weather returns to northern New England, what’s more American than an evening at a baseball game? Major league tickets can bust a family’s budget, but New Hampshire has a few more affordable options. Nashua hosts a summer team of collegiate players with big league dreams. Scouts regularly attend the Silver Knights games at Holman Stadium, scoping out potential MLB talent. The Knights offer the Sterling Kids Club, which offers some good perks.
A short ride north In Manchester, the Blue Jays-affiliated New Hampshire Fisher Cats play at a state-of-the-art stadium. Game tickets are reasonably priced, and there’s not a bad seat in the house! The team caters to kids. Check out the Kids Club list of events and opportunities for the younger fans to have a little more fun. The 2019 season opens in April!
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