Attention thrill seekers! Top 5 family adventures for adrenaline junkies!
Are these lazy days of summer making you feel, well, lazy? Personally, I’m totally fine with it. But other folks really enjoy, even need, some heart-pumping, thrill-seeking fun.
If your family could use an adrenaline surge this summer, this list of high-flying, fast-paced adventures is right up your alley.
#1 NH1 MotorPlex
270 Lafayette Road, Seabrook NH 603-814-1448
Offering an extreme racing thrill experience on the seacoast and just minutes away from bordering neighbors Maine and Massachusetts. NH1 Motorplex is an Eco-friendly “no fume” 49,000 square foot venue, featuring the world’s best electric karts, the elite Italian made OTL Storm, a lengthy quarter mile track with fast straight-a-ways and curvy tight turns, two spacious party rooms, and an arcade for your enjoyment. Also, try Maine Indoor Karting for more “little kid” options.
#2 Six Flags New England
1623 Main Street, Agawam MA 413-786-9300
My kids have been bugging me for two years to go here and it’s because they have over 17 “thrill rides” including 10 serious roller coasters, one of those free-fall rides (gulp), a super-high swing ride and a virtual reality Superman coaster. I’m sweating just typing this description. Who wants to take my kids for me? There are plenty of other family-friendly rides and a huge water park, as well. If you purchase your tickets in advance online, you can save nearly 30%.
#3 Attitash Adventure Park
775 US-302, Bartlett NH 603-374-2600
Remember when Attitash only had the Alpine Slides? They have that and lots more now including the Mountain Coaster, waterslides, Buddy Bear Play-Pool, mountain biking, Airbag Jump, Slack-lines, Euro-Bungy Trampoline, climbing wall and the scenic chairlift ride. Phew! The alpine slides, which are worth the trek alone, are only $15 but you can do combo passes for all of the above for $49 adult, $25 for kids under 48” (even less if you go from 3pm-6pm). So much fun to be had!
#4 SkyVenture New Hampshire
3 Poisson Avenue, Nashua NH 603-897-0002
SkyVenture completely immerses visitors in the world of high adventure skydiving, without ever having to pack a parachute, pull a ripcord, or jump out of a perfectly good airplane– and yet, anyone over the age of 3 years old can go. There is no falling sensation, you just float above the trampoline floor. In recent years, they’ve also added an indoor surfing simulator, a rock climbing wall and a fishpipe waterslide. This outing is super pricey at $90-100 per person but definitely memories to last a lifetime!
#5 Take Flight Aerial Adventure Course & Zip Line
506 Blue Star Memorial Highway, Kittery ME 207-439-8838
The adventure challenge course has over 65 activities and elements including multi-vines, cat walks, burma bridges, tube nets, swinging tires and swinging platforms. Adventure Zip Tour consists of traveling through Maine’s beautiful woods on six zip wires connected to trees and utility poles where you zip from platform to platform. Great for all ages and abilities. Zip Line Tours require reservations, please call ahead.
As you can tell, many adrenaline adventures seem to cost money. A lot of it. But if you can swing it. the memories and experiences are sure to be ones that last. Enjoy!