Explore Concord, NH With Your Grandkids

Concord, New Hampshire is a lovely place to visit, and an even better place to live! There are plenty of opportunities for fun things to do by yourself, with your kids or even with your grandchildren. Below, find a list of our top recommendations of events and activities to enjoy in the area.

Things to Do Near Concord, NH

Concord Market Days Festival

Looking for ways to share Concord with the grandkids? Consider a visit to the 43rd annual Market Days Festival. It’s a free three-day community event, a summer festival wherein multiple thousands of visitors as well as local residents accumulate for fun on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Concord, New Hampshire. Everyone is welcome: young, old and all those rambling through the in-between years. Kids love it. Adults enjoy the outing. And the schedule of events never misses the level of fun community entertainment.

Opening days begin on June 22nd. Scheduled events include:

  • $5 play-all-day Market Days Mini Golf with all days free admission for kids 1 to 12
  • Access to the Evorock Climbing wall
  • The mysterious sounding Touch-a-Truck at the intersection of North Main and Centre Street
  • A Classic Car Show on Friday evening at presented by the Lone Wolf Cruisers Car Club
  • AND events such as Title Boxing, Companion Dog Training, Paul Gromley Acoustics, and on and on.

Read up on the full event schedule at Intowner Concord Community 2017 Market Days Festival Schedule of Events.

Other Tips On Concord Fun With The Grandkids

Perhaps you don’t have time to make the 2017 Concord Market Days Festival. It’s a disappointing miss, and one you better not spill to the grandkids. But all is not lost. Start by making advance plans to catch the 2018 version of the Festival.

And then consider all the ongoing 2017 opportunities for family fun in Concord. Great things are always happening in New Hampshire. Grandparents, parents and kids alike can enjoy many of the local events.

The following five activity tips come courteously of Havenwood Heritage Heights, a Concord-regional community for continuing care retirement. Whether you are a current Heritage resident, a weekend visitor, or a prospective resident, the staff at Havenwood Heritage Heights takes pleasure in helping you get the most out of Concord outdoor fun and adventure:

1) A History-Rich Ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad

Collect the grandkids; their parents too. Get on board at North Conway. Enjoy a ride amid the scenic NH White Mountains. Catch lunch in the dining car. Hear and feel the low chatter of train-induced travel comfort even while taking in the informative commentary that politely reveals points of historic interest along the way.

2) Brave the Great Gulf Wilderness Trail

Okay, so, a senior trip into the White Mountain National Forest isn’t really about courage and fortitude. Your journey will be safe, organized and always filled with the essence of photographic scenery. Spring, summer, fall or winter, a stopover at Pinkham Notch and a stroll along the Great Gulf Wildness Trial makes for perfect bonding time with the grandkids.

3) Read to a Child

We often examine the prospects of having the grandkids read to grandparents. But the bond associated with shared reading need not span but one direction. Sometimes the best times are the quiet times. Residents of both campuses have ready access to on-site premier Heritage Heights libraries. Sometimes we share stories from memory. Sometimes we bond with kids by locating and reading aloud from that old book that moves so strongly through our heart in spite of the years that seek to leave it behind.

4) Go Fishing with Grandchildren in New Hampshire

Few things in life cast shadow before the power of watching a grandkid pull in that first Rainbow Trout. So, get outside! Relax and share one of the greater joys of being a grandparent. There are no limits to opportunities for angling in New Hampshire. Take your pick from cold water fishing to warm water fishing to saltwater fishing. And if you need pointers and resources, contact the activities team at Havenwood Heritage Heights.

5) Grandchildren, Grandparents and the Magic of Lighthouses

Touring lighthouses – an activity that speaks of pirates, ghosts and magic. Ride the ferry to Isles of Shoals, or just drive in the car. Explore the island. Mix it up with your fishing trip. But above all, take in the historic beauty of the lighthouses.

Enjoy Your Golden Years at Havenwood Heritage Heights

At HHH, a CCRC in Concord, we believe senior living should be whatever you want it to be: fun, peaceful, exciting, enriching and active! We provide an incredible environment with activities that cater to any interests you may have. In addition to numerous activities and events, we offer a selection of options for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care and memory care. Learn more about the lifestyle you could enjoy at Havenwood Heritage Heights by contacting us today!