Celebrate the 4th all weekend at Strawbery Banke’s “American Celebration”!

An American Celebration” is Strawbery Banke Museum’s annual salute to America, Independence Day and the joys of summer. This year, An American Celebration extends the festivities all weekend long! Offering something for everyone, from maritime art to a 1940s-style swing […]

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Summer Movie Directory! Free, $1 and $2 movies on the seacoast!

Remember when going to the movies was, like, $2 to get in? Me neither. But this summer you can relive the admission fees of yesteryear because there are super free or super cheap movies all over the Seacoast! Here’s where: […]


“The Jungle Book” at Ogunquit Playhouse 7/2 & 7/3. Only $13!

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced their 2016 Children’s Theater lineup for the summer season. Get your tickets now (only $13 all seats) for these family friendly performances that is sure to engage children of all ages! All plays are performed […]

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Printable outdoor scavenger hunts! Guaranteed 45 minutes of peace!

The thing about kids is…they always need something to do. Last week we moved to a new house. Ever tried packing up an entire house in the summer humidity with two kids underfoot crying about being bored, hungry and bored? […]


Hot Deal: 2-for-1 printable coupon for Sagamore mini-golf!

Nothing like a BOGO deal for some awesome mini-golf! Show this post or print out the coupon below to receive two admission for the price of one! Also, kids under 6 play FREE all the time! Tucked into the hillside […]


NEW: 2016 Prescott Park Monday night outdoor movie schedule!

Remember the fun of the drive-in? Well, it’s back and better than ever (minus your car, of course). Now you can enjoy some of your favorite movies under the stars in Prescott Park. You’ll find a giant screen on stage, […]


Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Competition on display through 7/4!

Head on over to Hampton Beach this weekend to see something amazing – the 16th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic running June 16-18, 2016! The fun starts Wednesday, June 15, 2016 when 200 tons of imported sand is […]


“The Little Mermaid” at Prescott Park starts June 24!

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and […]


Line-up announced for the 2016 O’neil Summer Kid’s Movie Series!

O’neil Cinemas in Epping, NH has announced their 2016 summer lineup for their Kids Series running Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am, for $1 for kids under 11, $2 for all others. Movies start at 10:00 am and tickets are available […]


“Free Fun Fridays” list is out! 10 Fridays. 80 venues. 100% free!

This summer, 80+ museums and other cultural institutions in Boston and Massachusetts will offer free admission for Free Fun Fridays hosted by the Highland Street Foundation. And these trips don’t have to break the budget! Many of the locations on […]

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DEAL ALERT: B-Day party coupon at Sagamore Mini-Golf for only $10 a kid!

Sagamore is throwing out a great Birthday Party special with this coupon! Fun, food and drink for only $10 a kid! What else is included? Complimentary Mini-Golf Vouchers: As a way to spread some birthday cheer, each member of your […]


Seacoast Science Center Summer Camps

The Seacoast Science Center environmental day camp camp gets kids outdoors, learning about nature through fun, hands-on activities. Located in Odiorne Point State Park, lessons incorporate the rich natural and historic resources of the Park and the Gulf of Maine. […]


Sign your kids up for the “Kids Bowl Free” Program and play for free all summer!

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the “Kids Bowl Free” program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to […]


Awesome event! Story Walk at Mt. Agamenticus features “Eliza and the Dragonfly”!

Love some time outdoors with the little ones? Mt. Agamenticus welcomes families to their outdoor hike-slash-story time! The Story Walk program combines the benefits of physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children’s books and […]


Fed up with the fighting? 5 Great tips on managing your kids’ screen time.

I’ve got a problem in my house. A big one. This problem of mine is constantly initiating arguments, cuing negotiations and generally causing me some serious freaking irritability. It’s my kids’ phones. More specifically, it’s my kids’ addiction to their […]


Summer sign-ups now open at McDonough-Grimes Irish Dance Classes!

  Summer Session Information Discover Irish dance this summer with a Riverdance Cast Member! Two sessions available for ages 5-12 years (inquire for older/younger dancers). It’s simple, easy, and gimmick free. Find out if you love Irish dancing! Contact John […]


32nd Annual Chowder Festival on Saturday 6/4. I’m full already.

Prescott Park Arts Festival will present the 32nd Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival at 11:30 Saturday, June 4, 2016. Gates are set to open at 11 a.m. and serving will begin at 11:30 a.m., continuing until the chowder is gone. The annual Chowder Festival offers some of the best Chowder […]


Fresh Summer Recipe: Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce

Looking for something delicious to make with all that fresh summer corn? This looks ah-mazing. And not too bad on the waistline either. Ingredients 2 small ears of fresh sweet corn or 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn 1 pound […]

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Need a birthday party venue? Sagamore mini-golf is where it’s AT!

Looking for a birthday party venue that you haven’t already been there/done that 1,000,000 times? Tucked into the hillside and part of Sagamore Golf Center in North Hampton, their mini-golf course showcases a terrific variety of eye-catching rock formations and […]


UNH Summer Youth Programs– New camps added!

  The University of New Hampshire offers numerous youth programs at its Durham and Manchester campuses and other locations in the State. UNH summer camps offer: Individual, supportive, and fun learning environments Talented, experienced, and knowledgeable University faculty, staff, & […]


Now taking registrations for Music Together Summer Classes!

Music Together The Joy of Family Music! Music and movement for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and the grown-ups who love them! Come and join the fun this summer! Portsmouth Classes Starting July 12! For information and schedules on Portsmouth Music Together […]


Gundalow Company Summer Camps

Looking for a fun summer experience on the water? The nonprofit Gundalow Company offers week-long or single day camps this summer for your seaworthy kids ages 9-13. Each program has an educational theme and offers a hands-on sailing experience. A […]

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Families First. The best (free) parenting resource you didn’t know even about.

One of the many great perks of my job is the opportunity to discover activities and services that I didn’t know previously existed. When I was initially introduced to Families First, my kids were pretty young and truth be told, […]


6/3 at CMNH: “$3 after 3pm” on the first Friday of the month!

The Children’s Museum of NH announces their new “$3 After 3pm” deal on the first Friday of every month (formerly the Dollar Deal Night) during the school year. Guests who visit anytime after 3:00pm until 7:00pm on the first Friday […]


Keeping it local for April Vacation? We’ve got the BEST staycation ideas!

April vacation is here and the kids are going to be expecting some fun! We’ve drummed up a few, unique and out-of-the-box ideas that’s fun for the whole family. Need more ideas? Check out our “Have you been here before? […]


Green Tip: Find recycling options near you on!

How the heck do you dispose of a broken DVD player, old glasses or cell phones? Or what should you do about that old arm chair or coffee table that’s still in really good condition? And, NO, the answer is […]


Family Volunteer Opportunity! Beach Clean-Up each month with Blue Ocean Society!

Do you have the spring cleaning bug? Start with the beautiful outdoors! Blue Ocean Society, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting awareness and conservation of the marine environment, hosts weekend clean-ups at our beautiful beaches along the seacoast. This is […]


Red Sox Win = Kids Eat Free at the Ninety Nine Restaurants!

When the Red Sox win, Kids Eat Free the following day at all New England Ninety Nine Restaurants! Come anytime and get a free kids’ meal with the purchase of one adult meal. Good on take-out, too! Score! Did the […]


The Gundalow Company announces River Rats Camp to begin July 2016!

Hey parents, are your kids looking for some nautical fun this summer? The Gundalow Company announces its new summer camp program, River Rats Camp! What is River Rats Camp? River Rats Camp will be an enriching education experience during which […]


Local cafés that are family friendly and just plain fun!

This article was originally published in the Portsmouth Herald 5/28/15. As an adult, going out to eat is one of my most favorite things. The indulgence of simply sitting down, ordering off a menu, having someone else prepare my meal, […]

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