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Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals
11 Province Rd.
StraffordNH 03884

Ages: 3 - 8

Lindsay’s highly interactive, comedic performances delight the young and the young at heart! Her jumbo-sized, hand crafted puppets charm even the most timid audience members and provide lovable characters for thoughtful and memorable short tales. Kids are known to chatter about their favorite crazy puppets for weeks after a show!

Thousands of children and families across NH, MA, and ME have enjoyed Lindsay’s professional, high-quality...

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Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
142 Free St.
PortlandME 04101
(207) 828-1234

Ages: 0 - 14+

Located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activities for children and families. Exhibits include:

  • An indoor playscape, opened in 2014, for toddlers and preschoolers
  • A camera obscura and light wall
  • The toddler park, reserved for kids under age 3
  • Child inventor exhibit
  • Fire truck 
  • Car repair shop  
  • Lobster boat
  • Market
  • Bank
  • Farm (Oakie Acres)
  • Post...
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress St.
BostonMA 02210
(617) 426-6500

Ages: 0 - 12

The Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the largest and most influential, children’s museums in the world.

It celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013 and strives to engage children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of the world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. 

The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experie...

Children's Festival @ Hampton Beach
Hampton Beach
HamptonNH 03842
(603) 926-8717

Ages: 0 - 14+

August 17-21, 2015

The Annual Hampton Beach Children's Festival returns this year to delight both the young and young at heart. Free!

Magic shows, puppets, storytellers, contests and much more are just a prelude to the main event, a huge costume parade at 11:00 am on August 21 that runs down Ocean Boulevard to the Seashell Stage - everyone gets a prize! 

Download the full schedule here.  

Facebook page: Hampton Beach 

Kittery Block Party
Downtown Kittery
KitteryME 03904

Ages: 0 - 14+

June 20, 2015

The Kittery Block Party is a celebration of local art, culture and food in a fun neighborhood atmosphere, enjoyable for all ages.

It's a celebration of the finest the Seacoast has to offer, including restaurants, artists, artisans, local farmers, non-profits, bands, entertainers and more.

The day includes children’s events, live entertainment throughout the day, demonstrations, educational exhibits, and great food, as we...

Kittery Community Center
120 Rogers Rd.
KitteryME 03904
(207) 439-3800

Ages: 2 - 14+

The Kittery Community Center offers a variety of youth sports and dance/theater classes, many of which are open to non-residents. There are also a number of summer sports camp opportunities.  

Additionally, the Eyes of the World Discovery Center offers child care, preschool, and after-school programs. 

Facebook page: Kittery Community Center

Ogunquit Playhouse
10 Main St. (Rt. 1)
OgunquitME 03907
(207) 646-5511

Ages: 5 - 14+

The Ogunquit Playhouse has been entertaining audiences since 1933 and bills itself as "America's Foremost Summer Theatre."
The Playhouse puts on a variety of shows throughout the season, including children's theatre productions. There's also summer theatre camps for ages 5-15.
Ticket pricing: Click here for info 
Pontine Theatre
959 Islington St.
PortsmouthNH 03801
(603) 436-6660

Ages: 3 - 14+

For over 35 years, Pontine Theatre has been an active particpant in the development of actor-based theatre, creating work that is engaging, innovative and original.
Pontine's work is founded on the concept that the actor should function as a creative (rather than interpretive) artist, and that the name actor dictates action (movement) as a primary tool.
Co-Artistic Directors M. Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers have produced o...
Portsmouth School of Ballet
95 Brewery Ln., Unit 5A
PortsmouthNH 03801
(603) 436-5993

Ages: 2 - 14+

The Portsmouth School of Ballet offers various classes and camps for ages 2.5 through adult:


  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Hip-Hop
  • Lyrical
  • Street Funk
  • Musical Theater
  • Contemporary 


Tuition: Click here for details

Facebook page: Portsmouth School of Ballet

Prescott Park Arts Festival
105 Marcy Street (mailing address: PO Box 4370)
PortsmouthNH 03802
(603) 436-2848

Ages: 0 - 14+

The Prescott Park Arts Festival offers a glorious, dizzying array of events and performances throughout the warmer months, many of them family-friendly and low-cost or free. There's also a summer theater camp for kids, Camp ENCORE!

As the name implies, all events take place in or near Portsmouth's Prescott Park

Click here to view the main seasonal calendar.

Facebook page: Prescott Park Arts Festival 

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