February School Vacation Activities in NH

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February School Vacation ActivitiesSchool vacation week in New Hampshire is coming up, and if you’re making it a local staycation, you don’t have to worry about being bored. There are great things to do around the state and right in our own backyard. We’ve made a list of our favorite ideas that fit every budget and every age.

Low budget 

Recreation/Entertainment

  • Public ice skating at JFK Memorial Coliseum, Manchester
    • February 27-March 3
    • Adults $5, Children $3
    • Skate rentals available
  • Colebrook Kiwanis Winter Carnival, Colebrook
    • February 25
    • A fun community event with family activities to participate in or be entertained. Get ready for sleigh rides, snow games, and dogsledding – northern New England at its best!
  • 25th Annual Winter Carnival, Merrimack
    • February 25
    • Spend the day closer to home at Wasserman Park to enjoy the great outdoors. Free activities include youth fishing derby, a cardboard sledding contest, ice carving demonstration, campfire, games and raffles.
  • Amoskeag Fishways Learning & Visitors Center, Manchester
    • February 27 – March 4, 9 am – 4 pm
    • Interactive exhibits and educational fun will keep kids busy. The whole family can learn about backyard winter birds and craft a birdfeeder to take home.
      Free admission, but donations are encouraged.

Libraries

  • Don’t forget to check out your local public library! It’s is a great resource for free activities and programs during the week off from school. Story times, movies, and games are just some of what many libraries offer.

Moderate budget

Recreation/Entertainment

Ice Castles, Lincoln

If you want a real “Frozen” experience, bundle up and head north where an entire kingdom of ice castles has been created for visitors. Lights, snow, and icicles make for a winter playground like you’ve never seen before.

Adults $12.95, Children $8.95

Museums

  • SEE Science Center, Manchester
    • A field trip favorite of school children, this museum in Manchester’s historic millyard has programs during vacations, too, and is a great way for kids to have fun and learn. Check with your local library to see if it has memberships for patrons to borrow.
    • $9.00 per person ages 3 and up.
  • Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Portsmouth
    • No reason to travel far to absorb science, engineering, geology, dinosaurs, and other educational topics. This interactive museum on the Seacoast is a short drive away for several hours of entertainment, but you can make a day of it because a stroll on the beach is even more peaceful in the winter and you can grab a great meal at any one of the great restaurants in the area before heading home.
    • $10 per person over 1 year of age
    • $9 seniors age 65+
  • The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord
    • All things astronomical are at the Discovery Center. The sun, moon, stars and more are waiting to be explored.
    • $10 Adults, $7 Children ages 3 to 12, $9 Students age 13 through college

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