If you’re stationed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, it won’t take you long to realize the chilling seacoast winds and unpredictable weather can make it hard to plan a family fun day or birthday party.
Here are my five favorite places to have a little fun indoors:
Off the Wall Kidz
45 Lafayette Rd Suite #8,North Hampton, NH 03862
Off The Wall Kidz offers all day play for admission! What’s even better, non-crawlers and two adults are included with every admission. The clean and dynamic environment has something for everyone to enjoy. The play spaces are large enough for adults to navigate the tunnels and slides. The enclosed play area is perfect for busy toddlers. They offer a limited menu of food, drinks and snacks as well. They also offer a variety of options for birthday parties, special events, and celebrations. Make sure to ask about their Military Discount!
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington St, Dover New Hampshire 03820
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire offers two floors of unique, interactive, hands on exhibits where you can explore Nature, STEM, Pretend play, art, Word Cultures and more for ages 0-12. Make sure to check out the yellow submarine! Military Discounts are available during the school year (Fall to early Spring) with military personnel and their families receive a 50% admission discount. Summer (Armed Forces Day through Labor Day) Military personnel and their immediate family FREE admission.
Birthday Parties are available at CMNH, and families have access to a private classroom area for food and cake, along with complete access to the museum’s exhibits.
The Airfield Cafe
94 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH
A charming spot for breakfast or lunch, The Airfield Cafe is open year-round from 7am to 2pm daily. The business started out with plastic plates and a kitchen that was built into a dining room. They have now expanded with a one of a kind dining room that you can sit and watch model planes fly above you while you feast on oreo pancakes, crab cake eggs benny and everything in between. There is often a wait but the location next to the airfield makes it a perfect spot to let little ones run around or aviation enthusiasts gaze at the planes taking off. It is the perfect spot to celebrate a birthday or create a family tradition.
2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801
The perfect place to grab a drink, bite to eat and play, Pinz Bowl is not your average bowling alley. Bowling, arcade games, axe throwing and billiards are all available under one roof. Weekly specials make the perfect place for date night, birthday party or family day.
Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH 03870
Seacoast Science Center’s mission is to spark curiosity, enhance understanding, and inspire the conservation of our Blue Planet. Get up close and personal with the fascinating creatures that live just outside our doors! Learn about whales and other marine mammals of the Gulf of Maine, about the work they do to protect them, and how you can be a part of the solution. Our favorite find was the rare blue lobster! Hosting your child’s birthday party at Seacoast Science Center is fun, educational, and easy! Kids love exploring our interactive and live animal exhibits, and you will love our spacious party rooms. Be sure to ask about the Military Discount!
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