A family trip to one of New England’s affordable amusement parks includes summertime fun in the water, some of the nation’s best thrill rides, all within a family-themed atmosphere. Chill out in swimming pools, water slides, log flumes and other water park activities. Enjoy the high-flying thrills of roller coasters, vertical drops, trampolines, zip lines and more! Picnic areas and plenty of concessions complete a thrill-filled family vacation. And remember, there are lots of other great family activities
, like aquariums, re-created historic towns, kids' museums and science museums. Explore on your family getaway.
Saco, ME, 04072
Packing it all in with two fun parks in one
Amusement parks don’t get better than this, with a waterpark thrown in. Funtown Splashtown is where you go in Maine to double your fun. Before you cool off in the water rides, you can work up a sweat on other thrilling activities, such as plunging down Dragon’s Descent. You have your choice of the state’s only wooden roller coaster, Excalibur, for rattlin’ good fun, or their solid steel coaster, the Wild Mouse, for a faster and swoopier time of your life. To enjoy zipping around while cooling down, try New England’s tallest and longest log flume ride, Thunder Falls. With more than 50 rides and slides, pools and plummets, you won’t likely run out of fun at Funtown Splashtown.
528 Presidential Highway
Jefferson, NH, 03583
Pure Joy. Family Style. Every Summer & Christmastime, too.
Santa’s Village in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is the only New England park to earn recognition as one of the Top 25 Amusement Parks in the USA in the TripAdvisor 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards! It’s a full day of rides and shows, cookies and elves, Santa and his reindeer – plus the fun of the Ho Ho H2O water park. Owned and operated by three generations of its founding family for more than 60 years, an annual visit to Santa’s Village is a New England family tradition. Oh, what fun it is! Seasons: Open Memorial Day weekend to Christmas.
1225 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT, 06320
Relive your own childhood as you watch your kids enjoy all the lovingly restored, old-time, kiddy rides.
There’s family fun and more at Ocean Beach Park. New this year is our Splash Park for kids under 8. For more water fun we have the ocean, of course, an Olympic-size swimming pool and triple waterslide. Our award-winning lifeguard staff is on duty for your safety. For more fun we have rides, mini-golf, and a Family Fun Center with a video arcade. Kids can enjoy our playground and adults can work out in the health club. The nature walk and observation deck let you enjoy our natural beauty.
When all the activity makes you hungry you have dining choices; our full-service restaurant, a food court, or ice cream stands. Ocean Beach Park can also accommodate picnics and corporate events. Our nightly entertainment schedule includes Classic Car Cruises on Mondays; kids movies on the beach Tuesday; live magic on Wednesday; Sock Hop on Thursday; and live bands on Friday.
Parking fee includes park admission for everyone riding in the car. Weekends, $22; weekdays, $17; week nights, $6; movie and magic show, $6; holidays, $30; Monday cruise night, free; fireworks nights, $6; pre- and post-season weekends, $10. Season parking decals: New London resident, $75 year-round; New London senior, $25; non-resident, $110.
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA, 02330
Old time vintage fun in the here and now
This historic amusement park features a two-foot gauge railroad once used to service the cranberry bogs and haul paying customers on sightseeing rides. This “Family Fun Park” had carnival rides, bright lights and extravagant Christmas displays while the Edaville Railroad became a phenomenon. Today the reconfigured railroad remains and vintage amusement rides such as an antique carousel and an illuminated Ferris Wheel have been added. The “Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine” is great fun while the National Cranberry Festival and the Christmas Festival of Lights shine in fall and winter. Take your pick of snacks, salads, sandwiches, candy, kettle corn and a fabulous barbeque at a delicious variety of food stops along the way. Then stock up on toys, games, Edaville souvenirs, and much, much more.
85 North Policy Street
Salem, NH, 03079
The fun never stops!
Originally a trolley park, Canobie Lake Park has opened every summer since 1902 featuring amusement games, arcades, more than 50 thrilling rides and endless fun to families across New England and beyond. There’s entertainment on two stages and the Dancehall Theater, a water park and more just 30 miles north of Boston. Enjoy several roller coasters, a hand-painted antique carousel, steam train, a ferris wheel, one of the only “dark rides” in New England, over a dozen kiddie rides and a dedicated Kiddieland area, plus evening fireworks. Food choices abound and you’ll find special events and lots of tax free shopping for everyday items, keepsakes and souvenirs. Check out the discounts for school and company outings and nearby special summer lodging packages. Free parking every day.
Route 1 - Animal Park Road
York Beach, ME, 03909
Enjoy old-fashioned amusement park fun at York's Wild Kingdom
York's Wild Kingdom includes an old-fashioned beach amusement park geared for smaller children, with more than 20 rides to entertain you! Remember the fun you once had on the merry-go-round, the glass house, the super slide, the wacky mouse, and the ferris wheel? Now you can watch your kids enjoy the same thrills, or on many rides climb aboard yourself and join them. Bring a lunch for a picnic in our park, or grab refreshments at our snack bars. Enjoy the best fried dough on Maine's seacoast. We've also got an 18-hole mini-golf course, batting cages, go-karts, midway games, and an arcade. Visit our zoo, too. It's home to lions, tigers, monkeys, mandrills, and fluttering creatures in our Butterfly Kingdom.
850 New Hampshire Route 16
Glen, NH, 03838
Every day is an unforgettable adventure!
Since 1954, this popular amusement park in the scenic White Mountains has offered family entertainment specially crafted for kids. Enjoy more shows, rides and play areas than ever before! Have dinner with your favorite characters or sit with Cinderella at Tea Time! Dance with Duke the Dragon at his fabulous Dance Party. Make a splash on the Bamboo Chutes. Scream aboard our thrilling roller coaster, Roar-O-Saurus. Meet real-life storybook characters. Search for prehistoric fossils, and play in the Dig-M-Deeper and Little Dreamers Nursery Rhyme play areas. Get everyone moving with Story Land’s fun and family-friendly games. There’s a free kennel for your pooch, lockers, and rentals for strollers, wheelchairs and ECV’s. Nearby is the best in family lodging for a sweet night’s sleep.
200 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH, 03060
It’s a big wide fun world out there!
So, it’s amusement you’re looking for? And, you wouldn’t mind tiring out all those children that follow you around, after long hours in the car. Fun World – a castle form the outside and a play pit on the inside – has you covered. For a reasonable cost and the convenience of in-house dining, families can keep the littlest members entertained with slides, tumbling in a ball pit, jungle gym climbing, and simple rides. Meanwhile, teenagers can collect redeemable tickets and all kinds of trendy prizes by playing at a huge assortment of video, multi-play, dance, sport, and classic arcade games, from Transformers Theater to old-school air hockey. Moms and dads may join the action, or settle in to a more-sedate ride on the imported carousel from Italy.
300 North Main Street
Florence, MA, 01062
The fun for all ages is non-stop!
150 acres of scenic beauty and well crafted activity are made for company outings, school or youth groups, birthday parties and fundraisers. Awaiting you is a cornucopia of amusements, many of them free of charge. There are gardens, a miniature steamer train, a quiet lake, with covered bridges, and a unique zoo featuring fallow deer sired from a single buck, a bald eagle, pygmy goats and much more. Bumper boat your way through the lagoon. Let it go in the playgrounds. Play tennis or miniature golf. Cool off in the water Spray Park. Settle down for a tasty picnic and then reward yourself with ice cream at the Sweet Shoppe. Changing areas and lockers are available. Open daily from 7AM-sunset.
3984 Vermont Route 11
Six miles east of Manchester, VT, 05152
The ultimate in southern Vermont amusement parks
There are amusement parks and there are amusement destinations for day trips and longer stays. You get both at this celebrated adventure park in southern Vermont. Stay all day or settle into a mountainside townhome or condominium with wood-burning fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, DVD player, and stereo. You’ll enjoy the exercise facility and lounge and during the summer months, a heated outdoor pool and tennis courts. With family savings on all day passes, there’s the KidZone featuring 23 rides and attractions and free family entertainment. The Aerial Adventure Park with 63 elements on 5 courses, and the one-of-a-kind, 50 mph Sun Mountain Flyer will surely make your day, while Mountain Adventure Park offers America’s longest Alpine Slide, Vermont's longest water-slide, the Giant Swing, and four Trampoline “Things.”
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA, 01923
SPLAAAAAAASH. Aaaaaaaah! More please!
Water feels good especially when it’s warm and relaxing and all out nonstop fun. That’s the scene at Coco Key, the largest indoor water park in Massachusetts. Open every day for every kid of every age, you are transported to a tropical paradise where it’s 84 degrees no matter what the thermometer says. There are water slides, a lazy river, a splash pad and dip-in-the- theater arcade, private, cozy cabanas and more. Hold a birthday party, fundraiser, group swim, or hey!... buy out the whole park for a day. Right next door you can dry off, chow down and settle in at the fabulous Doubletree Hotel Boston North Shore. Coco Key discounts and special packages include overnight accommodations, water resort access, and breakfast in the family-friendly TradeWinds Restaurant.
1098 Fall River Avenue
Seekonk, MA, 02771
Competitive & affordable fun
As unique an amusement park as you might find anywhere, Seekonk Grand Prix has go karts and much more. The ¼ mile family track, the longest in New England, features hairpin turns, a bridge, 2 tunnels and new two-seater go-karts. Some fast hand work is needed to get you around the Slick Track’s slippery oval where you can race up to 12 of your friends. Little guys and gals have their own Rookie Track and can graduate to the Kiddy Track and Beginner Track. Bumper cars and boats are for bumping while the arcade offers more than 60 of your favorite games like Guitar Hero, Ski Ball, Air Hockey and Dance Dance Revolution. Here’s competitive fun at affordable prices.
2132 Middlebury Road (Route 64)
Middlebury, CT, 06762
Celebrating over a Century of Affordable Family Fun
Quassy Amusement Park, founded in 1908, sits on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, Connecticut. On its 20 plus acres, it boasts 22 rides including the award-winning "Wooden Warrior" roller coaster, new Frantic and Reverse Time thrill rides, a Grand Carousel, and a variety of family rides as well as attractions for the very young. Visit "Splash Away Bay", the sensational water park with new water slides and a splash pad just for the little guys. Cool off in Lake Quassapaug at Quassy Beach and cap off the day with a frozen treat from Quassy's Ice Cream Parlor. The park also offers an arcade, live entertainment, and a restaurant. Quassy offers the entire family affordable fun. Obviously, Quassy is the place for you!