- The list below includes 138 free or cheap things to do in or near Dover, New Hampshire, including 107 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Children's Play Area, Family Fun Center and Children's Museums.
- From Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary to Woodman Institute Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dover and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hampton, Portsmouth, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit.
Situated on 400 acres, Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary offers visitors wetlands, creeks, rivers, and woodlands to explore. The sanctuary lets visitors hunt for turkey and other birds during the appropriate seasons.
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The Children's Museum of New Hampshire offers a variety of hands-on exhibits for all ages, including activities about dinosaurs, submarines and aerodynamics. Outdoor play opportunities include a playground and picnic area.
From beginner children's courses to fly-fishing outings for advanced fishermen, First Cast Fly Fishing offers New Hampshire licensed guide classes and tours for fly-fishing. Donation-only based fee system ensures service to all ages, races, physical needs, and financial abilities.
Bowling at Dover Bowl Family Fun Center offers regular bowling and sides up bowling for no gutter balls. The center also offers Rock N' Bowl with the lights down while rock music plays, game room, laser tag and bumper cars.
Featuring over 5,000 square-feet of play area, Twice the Fun is a play zone offering a number of fun attractions for its guests to enjoy. These attractions include a 20' trampoline track, quarter basketball court, ball pit, and playhouse.
A 1785 Georgian mansion, the Hamilton House was built strategically upon a bluff that overlooks the Salmon Falls River. It was a great location for owner Johnathan Hamilton, a shipping magnate to oversee his business from above. Get to check out the well-manicured gardens too.