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“Fun. But....” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of New England Sports Park

New England Sports Park
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Amesbury
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Owner description: The New England Sports Park is a place like no other. The park boasts the steepest and fastest snow tubing hill in New England and offers 6 lanes for snow tubing. There are currently 400 tubes that can be operated when the park is at full capacity. Two lifts service the hill - a conveyor belt lift that guests stand on and an old fashioned handle tow lift that allows riders to sit in their tube as they are pulled up to the top of the hill. Once at the top of the hill, guests are permitted to link up in groups and slide down together or ride solo. There is an onsite restaurant and bar (Crossbar Pub) which offers traditional pub fare including pizza, burgers, salads, appetizers, hot chocolate, cold beer and more. Looking for something fun to do with the kids during New Hampshire February school vacation week? The Amesbury Sports park has discounts and deals for winter fun! Military personnel get FREE snow tubing admissions with valid ID. The park features artificial turf fields which can be used for soccer, rugby, lacrosse, football, field hockey, and cricket. There is a full service function hall onsite. The private function room can accommodate up to 150 guests, or the entire facility itself can be rented for private outings. Relay races and obstacle course packages are available for team building outings, and snow tubing birthday party packages are offered for kids. Offsite catering is available to fit any budget.
Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Fun. But....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

The staff was friendly and the tubing hill was well-tended and fun, but the management during vacation week was problematic. Within an hour of opening, the park was extremely crowded. They tried to manage the crowds as well as possible, but by the time they temporarily halted admitting people , it was already out of control. Additionally, it took almost an hour before all the lanes were open and both lifts were running. They did offer an additional hour to everyone's admission ticket, but unfortunately, we couldn't take advantage of that. With small children, waiting 35 min in line for each run is just not reasonable. We ended up spending 48 dollars for two people to take 4 runs, spread over 2 hours. Disappointing.

I understand that this is a very busy week, but that is also expected during school vacation weeks. Planning and management probably should have planned for this better.

Visited February 2013
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Merry12343, Manager at New England Sports Park, responded to this review, 23 February 2013
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our staff and tubing hill. We experienced record breaking attendance this week, which was far beyond any reasonable projections we could have made. We called in extra staff to respond to the demand and reacted as quickly as possible. We hope that you will return to visit another time and can experience our Park when we are not at full capacity. Our team is considering your comments as we strive for 100% guest satisfaction.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Tubing was lots of fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

I am well into adulthood and I had a great time snow tubing here. It is relatively safe and great for kids and adults alike. You do not have to climb the hill. Amesbury Sports Park has machines that take you up. Parking is free. There is a restaurant on-site with reasonable prices.

Visited January 2013
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Holden, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“60th Birthday Party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

Amesbury sports park hosted a 60th Birthday party for us. What a great night we had, the kids tubed all night and the adults did karaoke. The owners were so gracious and a good time was had by all. We will most definitely return! Thank You Carol Anne

Visited January 2013
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Portsmouth, NH
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good wet fun!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

Enjoyed the tubing and waterball runs very fun, with my 10 year old son. Good beer, fair pizza. Seems like a very nice complex.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Portsmouth_NHRocky
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Sparticus challenge is a challenge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Parking, crowds, activities that demand a participant's focus are just okay here. I wouldn't try this again

Visited August 2012
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