Derry – Things to do with your Team

While it might not be a city, the town of Derry, New Hampshire still very much deserves its own city guide. Why? Because it’s actually the fourth most-populous community in the state. Despite its relatively dense population, Derry maintains a small-town charm that one would expect from a quaint New Hampshire community.

Nearby towns like Salem, Manchester, and Londonderry have much to offer you and your team as well, so if you’re looking to experience all of the best that New Hampshire has to offer, be ready to explore.


Don Ball Park Playground & Splashpad Park

While its numerous athletic fields make Don Ball Park very popular among the local athletic leagues, they aren’t the reason why so many residents flock there during the summer months. The main draw is the Don Ball Park Playground & Splashpad Park.

Now during your visit to Derry, your team can beat the heat and play like the locals do! The playground features equipment for children of all ages including slides, swings, gliders, and more. The active fun continues at the Splashpad, where your team can cool off as they run through various water features like sprinklers, as well as dumping and splashing apparatuses.

Best of all, this quaint Derry attraction is free of charge. Because if there’s one thing better than fun, it’s free fun! 14 Humphrey Rd, Derry, NH 03038


Brookstone Park

If you’re visiting Derry with a team that likes to golf, treat them with a visit to Brookstone Park. No matter what kind of golf you prefer, this pristine facility is sure to please. Brookstone Park features a 9-hole executive course, a driving range, and an 18-hole mini golf course if your group prefers their golf experience on a smaller scale.

Their full-size course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill to play. There you and your team can test your accuracy on their fairways, water hazards, and sand traps. A round of golf on their course is a great way to challenge yourself and improve your game in the process!

If you or your team are feeling a bit too rusty to play a whole round of golf, consider spending some time at Brookstone Park’s well-equipped driving range or mini golf course. Their unique mini golf course is a cut above the rest, featuring sand traps, water hazards, rock formations, and beautiful landscaping. It will definitely be one of the most memorable mini golf experiences you share with your team! 14 Route 111, Derry, NH 03038


Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site

Thanks to their English teachers, there’s a good chance your team knows who Robert Frost is. While in Derry, take them to the Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site and bring what they’ve learned in class about the acclaimed American poet to life.

The Robert Frost Farm was home to Frost and his family from 1900 to 1911. It was more than just where he lived however. It was also where he raised his children and found inspiration for much of his work. Tours, displays, a trail, and poetry readings are all available at this unique Derry landmark. The programs are offered to the public at no charge, making a visit to the Robert Frost Farm a picturesque way to spend a sunny afternoon in Derry. 122 Rockingham Rd, Derry, NH 03038


Canobie Lake Park

Located in Salem just a short drive from Derry, Canobie Lake Park offers guests a day of nostalgic fun. First opened as a street railway amusement facility during the heyday of trolley car travel, Canobie Lake Park was immediately heralded as one of the finest pleasure resorts in New England. It still is, although quite a bit has changed.

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When it first opened in 1902, Canobie Lake Park was somewhat limited in terms of what attractions and activities were offered to guests. These included canoeing, sporting events, the Circle Swing, and the Penny Arcade. Now the park features over 50 attractions, including four roller coasters and four water rides. That doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten their historic past however. The park’s antique carousel dating back to 1903 and authentic 24-gauge steam train are reminiscent of days gone by.

At Canobie Lake Park, traditional themes and high-tech thrills are combined for an unsurpassed entertainment experience for all ages. The park also features a variety of entertainment, including fireworks displays, live shows, and more. If you’ll be visiting Canobie Lake Park on a weekday with a group of 25 or more, be sure to take advantage of their discounted rates. 85 N Policy St, Salem, NH 03079


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Livingston Park

Instead of everyone staying cooped up in the hotel during your team’s downtime, spend some time outdoors at Livingston Park in nearby Manchester. There you and your team can stretch your legs as you walk along the trail encircling Dorr’s Pond, where locals enjoy fishing in the warmer seasons and ice skating during the winter. This well-maintained, scenic park also features a baseball diamond, a soccer field, a running track, a picnic shelter, and two playgrounds; one for toddlers and one for older children.

If you’re visiting Livingston Park during the summer, be sure that everyone packs their swimsuits so that you can all take a dip in their newly constructed swimming pool. 244 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104


SEE Science Center

Also located in Manchester just a short drive from Derry is SEE Science Center. This fantastically fascinating discovery science center features two floors with more than 80 exhibits of hands-on science fun.

At the SEE Science Center’s wide range of enthralling exhibits your team will use mechanical advantage to lift themselves up, look through a periscope, send a whisper across the room, and more. Who knows, you might just even learn something while you’re there too!

The SEE Science Center is also home to the LEGO Millyard Project, a permanent representation of Manchester’s millyard circa 1900 and the largest permanent LEGO installation at Minifigure scale in the world. 200 Bedford St, Manchester, NH 03101


Mack’s Apples

One of the best ways to celebrate the fall season is apple and pumpkin picking. So, if you’ll be travelling to Derry during the fall, travel a few minutes more to the nearby town of Londonderry. There you’ll find Mack’s Apples, an eighth generation family-run farm.

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Of their 400 acres of farmland, 100 acres are dedicated just to apples; making it the largest pick your own destination in New Hampshire. You and your team will make lasting memories as you walk through dozens of apple orchards, picking your own delicious fresh fruit. There are also pumpkin patches located adjacent to almost every apple orchard if you’re more interested in picking a pumpkin to bring back home to decorate your front porch with.

If you’ve got the time, make a day of your visit to Mack’s Apples! You can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the many spots perfect for picnicking around the farm; take a stroll on one of the walking trails; browse the selection of fresh from the farm produce and locally-produced goodies at Mack’s Apples Farm Market; or indulge in a cone of delicious ice cream from their ice cream stand. 230 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053


Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Your team will jump for joy when you bring them to Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Featuring four different aerial activities set on massive, wall-to-wall trampoline courts, Sky Zone makes fitness fun. These activities include Freestyle Jump, Skyslam, Ultimate Dodgeball, and Foam Zone.

Sky Zone also offers a variety of different programs and events like Skyfit, where your team can burn up to 1,000 calories as they engage in one of the most dynamic, effective, and enjoyable workouts they’ve ever had. 500 Valley Street, Manchester, NH 03103


When asked once where he had been happiest, poet Robert Frost replied, “I guess it was when I lived in Derry, New Hampshire.” After spending some time there for yourselves, you and your team will definitely understand why.