Kids have a lot of energy and they get bored easy. It’s a good thing that there is so much to do in the seacoast region to keep kids of all ages busy and active from sunup to sundown, so you can enjoy a little rest and relaxation after the kids go to bed. Here is a list of a few of our favorite kid-friendly activities from Portland to Portsmouth.

maine wildlife park

1. Maine Wildlife Park – Gray, ME 

See Maine wildlife up close in a beautiful outdoor environment.

seacoast fun park

2. Seacoast Fun Park – Windham, ME 

Summer or winter fun with mini golf, tubing and more.

Portland Sea Dogs

3. Portland Sea Dogs – Portland, ME 

Enjoy a game of baseball with our local minor league team and famous mascot – Slugger!

casco bay mail boat

4. Casco Bay Mail Boat – Portland, ME 

Take a cruise on a real mail boat and stop at different islands.

portland childrens museum

5. Portland Children’s Museum – Portland, ME 

A children's museum and theatre all in one.

maine indoor karting

6. Maine Indoor Karting – Scarborough, ME 

Enjoy some indoor fun and friendly competition on wheels.

len libby chocolates

7. Len Libby Chocolatier – Scarborough, ME 

Meet Lenny the chocolate moose and all his friends.

8. Old Orchard Beach Jet Skis and Parasailing – Old Orchard Beach, ME 

Rent a jet ski or take a parasail ride at one of Maine’s most famous beaches.

9. Trina Lyn fishing charters – Old Orchard Beach, ME 

Fishing trips for the whole family offered.

palace playland

10. Palace Playland – Old Orchard Beach, ME 

Rides, games, and fireworks on Thursday nights.

11. Aquaboggan - Saco, ME

Maine's original water park is the only place you want to be on a hot summer day.

funtown splashtown

12. Funtown / Splashtown – Saco, ME 

A classic amusement and water park - fun for the whole family. 

seacoast trolley museum

13. Seacoast Trolley Museum – Kennebunkport, ME 

Take a ride on a trolley and learn about its history.

14. Auntie's House Bakery - Kennebunk, ME

Pair your lobster rolls with delicious whoppie pies and sweet treats!

amtrak downeaster

15. Downeaster Train to Boston or Bar Harbor– Wells, ME

Great way to see the region and a reasonable price. Choo choo!

rachel carson refuge

16. Rachel Carson Trail – Wells, ME 

Interpretive one-mile walking trail and nature reserve.

Wells Laudholm Farm

17. Wells Laudholm Farm - Wells, ME 

Youth programs and beautiful walking trails.

18. Shellback Artworks – Wells, ME #207-251-4340

Drawing classes, comic books, and more.

wonder mountain

19. Wonder Mountain – Wells, ME 

Family-friendly fun park with tons of activities for the whole family.

20. Tee Shots – Wells, ME #207-646-2727

Practice your swing at the driving range!

21. Wheels and Waves – Wells, ME 

Bike and board rentals.

22. Wells Library – Wells, ME 

Children’s Storytime.

finest kind boat cruises

23. Finest Kind Boat Cruises – Ogunquit, ME 

Boat cruises from Perkins Cove.

24. Cricket's Toy Shop – Ogunquit, ME 

Toys, kites, games, and more!

ogunquit playhouse

25. Ogunquit Playhouse – Ogunquit, ME 

Enjoy the Children's matinee series.

york wild animal kingdom

26. York's Wild Animal Kingdom – York, ME 

Zoo and amusement park.

27. Center For Wildlife – York, ME

Wildlife animal hospital with education programs.

28. Short Sands Beach - York, ME

Playground and amusements.

29. Wiggly Bridge - York, ME 

Walking trails and fun bridge to cross over.

take flight adventure course

30. Take Flight Adventure Course – Kittery, ME 

High ropes courses and adventure course.

yummies candy store

31. Yummie's Candy Shop – Kittery, ME 

A Large assortment of unusual candies and sweet treats.

32. Kittery Trading Post -  Kittery ME 

Maine taxidermy animals and outdoor gear.

33. Fort McClary – Kittery Point, ME 

Fort and walking trails.

art with a splash

34. Art with a Splash – Portsmouth, NH 

Children’s' paint classes.

strawberry banke museum

35. Strawbery Banke – Portsmouth, NH 

Outdoor history museum, special programs.

36. Blitz Trampoline Park – Portsmouth, NH 

Indoor trampoline park.

37. Odiorne Point – Rye, NH 

Walking trails along the waterfront.

seacoast science center

38. Seacoast Science Center – Rye, NH 

Marine museum on the coast.

39. Great Bay Discovery Center – Greenland, NH 

Marine education programs.

40. Dover Children’s Museum – Dover, NH

A museum perfect for your kids.

*Please make sure you check websites for hours of operation, driving directions, admission fees and other information


Katelyn Michaud

Written by Katelyn Michaud