We have your covered with our Ultimate Kid’s Bucket List, perfect to make sure the kids have fun or for a rainy day. From sugary treats to arcade games to a zoo, your kids will remember this coastal Maine vacation for years to come. The only question you’ll have, is can you fit it all in your vacation time?  

York Area

Fun-O-Rama Arcade

Home to over 250 arcade games and attractions, kids and adults will have a total blast playing games like Skeeball, pinball, and air hockey among hundreds more. 


Who doesn’t love ice cream and candy? After a day at the beach, head to the Goldenrod for their famous saltwater taffy and ice cream. You can even see how they make it in-house!

Center for Wildlife 

Nestled at the base of Mount Agamenticus, the Center for Wildlife is a rehabilitation center for local wildlife. Educational tours are available and a great way to teach your kiddos about conservation and the environment while getting up close and personal with wildlife. 

yummies candy shop
Yummies Candy Shop 

For over 30 years, Yummies Candy Shop has been providing sweet treats for children. With a large assortment of candy, you’ll find all your favorite candies at Yummies.

yorks wild animal kingdom
York Wild Animal Kingdom 

Discover one of Maine’s most famous amusement parks. As New England’s only zoo and amusement park, York Wild Animal Kingdom offer an abundance of activities from a Ferris Wheel to tigers. 

Wells/Ogunquit Area


garden street bowl
Garden Street Bowl

Bowling is the perfect rainy-day activity that allows the kids to get out some extra energy!

Jeff Thompson Memorial Playground

Let the kids burn off some energy on the local playground while you watch from the picnic tables. The park is right by the Wells Harbor so it’s great area for a picnic!

seacoast trolley museum
Seacoast Trolley Museum 

Jump back in time at the Seacoast Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport. Walk through the barns and see antique and modern trolley cars from around the world. Afterward, jump on one of the trolleys for a ride around the park.  

wonder mountain fun park

Wonder Mountain 

Perfect for teenagers, Wonder Mountain is home to go-karts, adventure mini-golf, an arcade, and a giant human maze. 

New Hampshire Seacoast Area


seacoast science center
Seacoast Science Center

Dive deep into the ocean with this marine museum in Rye. The Seacoast Science Center offers a plethora of fun, interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. 

Childrens museum of NH
Children’s Museum of NH

Just because it is summer vacation doesn’t mean the kiddos can’t learn! The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is a great place for kids of all ages to learn and play.  

Portland Area

childrens museum and theatre of maine
Children’s Museum and Theatre of Portland 

Home to one of the oldest children’s theatres in the country, the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Portland offers over four floors of fun for children under the age of 10.

There's so much to learn, see, do and play along the coast!

Katelyn Michaud

Written by Katelyn Michaud