Families with little kids might also want to make time for the "Curious George Cottage": Curious George being the sprightly little chimp in the classic children's books. An especially good time to visit is in August, during the "Curious George Cottage Family Festival".
The classic Curious George children's books were written by H.A. and Margret Rey, starting back in 1941. Today, parents enjoy the "retro" look of Curious George illustrations, and kids continue to be charmed by Curious George in regular books, board books, and an animated series.
The Reys lived in Waterville, and families can visit the Margret and H.A. Rey Center which organizes art shows, lectures, and programs such as "Art in the Mountains" and "Curious Kids" nature explorations. New Visitor's Center's location is in Waterville Valley's Town Square; families can explore hands-on exhibits, read stories, or watch episodes of the Curious George cartoon.
The Rey Center also manages the Curious George Cottage (formerly the summer home of Hans and Margret), which puts on activities for kids and families, including the summer festival.
Check the dates and latest details for the annual Curious George Cottage Family Festival weekend in August -- sample activities include music banana pancake breakfast, family nature walk, photo ops with Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat.
Also fun in the area, during summer: New Hampshire's only outdoors Shakespeare theater company, with child-friendly performances.
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