- TripBuzz found 47 things to do with kids in or near Manchester, Vermont, including 38 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilmington, Arlington, Bennington and Londonderry.
- From Orvis Fly Fishing School to Lye Brook Falls, the Manchester area offers 91 different types of family activities, including: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Mountains and National & State Parks.
- Bennington County, Vermont is home to the less than 5,000 residents in the city of Manchester. A historically industrial area, the town combines both past and present avenues of adventure and entertainment. Visitors can enjoy a day of shopping at the variety of malls and outlets or stroll through historic centers native to the area.
Bennington Lanes is a bowling alley offers ten-pin bowling on 18 lanes. The bowling alley serves food and beverages, serves beer, holds bowling leagues for adults, and even offers party package options for birthday parties.
Site of the first American victory in the Revolutionary War, Bennington Battle Monument is over 300 feet tall. Visitors who take the elevator to the top can see three different states from the observation deck.
Founded in 1852, the Bennington Museum preserves the heritage of southern Vermont and its neighboring regions. Here patrons can view collections of fine artwork, artifacts, sculptures and many other items, and there is a gift shop to commemorate the experience.
The Oldcastle Theatre Company is an auditorium that hosts a variety of live productions and also offers educational classes for children and adults. The classes have a limited class size and a 50% sibling discount.
The Covered Bridge Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of covered bridges. This museum is the only of its kind in the world and includes exhibits on the construction, engineering, and creators of different covered bridges.
Serving as a working six generation farm, the Adams Family Farm offers a wide range of activities for visitors. There are seasonal activities and agricultural experiences along with a seasonal petting zoo and small retail space with farm fresh products.
Wilmington's Memorial Hall Center for the Arts is a charitable arts organization that hosts a variety of cultural and artistic events and performances, including live music and drama. The Center also screens a variety of films.
Seasonal recreation is offered at the Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center. In the winter, guests can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and snow tubing while summer has canoeing, swimming, hiking, and a variety of camps for kids.