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Portland
Captain Tom will guide you through the daily routines of a Maine lobsterman, while enjoying close-up views of historic lighthouses and harbor seals. Learn how to measure, band and bait or just relax during the 1-1/2 hour excursion. Onboard live tank ...
Portland
Take a trip back in time at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum! Enjoy magnificent views of Portland's waterfront aboard antique rail cars pulled by hard-working steam and diesel locomotives.
Portland
- exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maine
South Portland
Founded in 1987, Portland Harbor Museum is an exciting place to explore and celebrate the rich maritime history of Portland Harbor.
Snip-its
(4 Miles)
South Portland
Snip-its...kids,haircuts, parties, and other things to smile about! Snip-its is a kids ONLY zone. This is the ultimate place for a haircut, new style or a spa day. We carry our own line of kid friendly hair care products along with multitude of toy...
Saco
Maine's largest water park. The park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages. From high speed water slides to relaxing on a tube in the wave pool to a round of mini golf. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to...
Saco
Monkey Trunks Extreme Aerial Adventure combines zipline and high ropes fun for all ages! Groups are also welcome for tons of fun and they even offer group team building events. Bring the family or groups of friends for a fun day. 3 great locations, W...
Old Orchard
Come aboard mates and immerse yourself in the world of 18th century pirates! Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls on 2 unique 18-hole courses.
Old Orchard Beach
Palace Playland is a four-acre, family-oriented amusement park located directly on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Admission to the park is always FREE! The park features over 25 rides and attractions. We've added Two New Rides this winter, Wave Sw...
Saco
At Funtown USA, fun comes in all shapes and sizes. The park is the home of Maine's only wooden roller coaster Excalibur, Northern New England's largest vertical thrill ride Dragon's Descent, New England's longest and tallest log flume ride Thunder Fa...
Freeport
Visitors find it difficult to imagine among the rolling hills and rambling brooks at the end of Desert Rd. there is a Desert. Once you take your first step through the gift shop\\\'s front door, however, your doubts will vanish as you enter the vast ...
Freeport
Provides an individual centered approach to art making for children 2 to 9 years old using an ever changing and exciting variety of media. Offering morning summer camp, walk-in hours, Friday night Dinner and Art, and creative birthday party experienc...
Windham
Up to 6 lanes of intense snow 'tubin and 2 lift lanes. No, you don't have to walk to the top. Sit on your tube and the lift will take you up! No snow outside? No worries...we make our own snow! One of the many family places to go if you're looking f...
Route 114 Standish
Sebago Lake Family Campground is a small, family-oriented campground with 101 campsites and 8 cottages nestled in the tall pines in the beautiful Sebago Lake area.
Gray
The Park serves as a permanent home for a wonderful array of wildlife that cannot survive in the wild. Over 30 species of native Maine wildlife are kept for protection, healing, and for you to enjoy and learn more about.
Kennebunkport
The Museum contains the "National Collection of American Streetcars" plus collections af rapid transit vehicles, trackles trolleys, and buses. The exhibit "History in Motion" contain a children's space of interactive activities relating to mass ransi...
Rumpus Room
(23 Miles)
Brunswick
Active and creative play space for kids ages 0 to 6, featuring gross motor room, reading and puzzle room, art and sensory zone and a well equipped room for imaginative play.
Kennebunk
A free, outdoor, professional summer theater in Kennebunk, welcoming families.
Brunswick
Come and enjoy a splash in our indoor, heated pool. The whole gang can enjoy this active and fun activity in our newly remodeled hotel. Grab a bite to eat after burning off some energy in our onsite eatery, The Parkwood Grille.
Wells
Get your whole family out for the day in 2,250 acres of beautiful protected land rich in natural wildlife in Maine, filled with trails and exhibits.
Newfield
Take a trip back in time to the not-so-long ago and an era of vital importance in the American experience. See displays of over 10,000 artifacts featuring 19th century crafts and trades. Restored collections including more than 60 horse drawn sleigh...
Wells
Southern Maines coastal campground. Relax and enjoy the ocean breeze at your campsite.
South Hiram
Bring the whole family for a fun, old fashioned day of apple picking.
Lost Valley
(33 Miles)
Auburn
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 6 green runs plus 2 terrain training parks.
West Boothbay Harbor
Depicting the rocky coast of Maine, visitors to the aquarium will find 15 regional exhibits including 2 touch tanks with invertebrates and sharks tucked into the rocky coast of Maine. Presentations and educational programs available.
Boothbay
The museum has one of the finest exhibits of classic, vintage and antique automobiles in New England.
Swan Island
(37 Miles)
RICHMOND
Come visit Swan Island in the Kennebec River – an island in time – with unique river, forest and meadow habitats and abundant native wildlife like bald eagles, white-tailed deer, waterfowl, fish, songbirds and wild turkeys. There is spectacular w...
York Beach
A great place to enjoy beautiful wild animals and fun rides.
Shawnee Peak
(39 Miles)
Bridgton
Skiing and snowboarding from 4 years, offering 25% green runs, plus terrain training park and summer activities.
Somersworth
Family fun with all year round indoor attractions (and seasonal outdoor attractions) where kids can enjoy Laser Tag, Batting Cages and Miniature Golf! To just name a few...!
Madison
Skiing and snowboarding with a family friendly 44% green runs, plus ice rink, snow tubing and terrain training park. Great many summer activities.
Dover
The Children's Museum of NH offers two floors of unique, interactive exhibits for children ages 1-12 and their families. Explore world cultures, under-sea research, brain waves, dinosaurs, music, nature and much more. Expanded location in a waterfron...
Wolfeboro Falls
The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis, including; Garwood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker. There are runabouts, race-boats, canoes, guide boats, and sail bo...
Portsmouth
Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its restored houses, its featured exhibits, its historic land...
Wolfeboro Falls
An incredible hands-on experience within this museum and hobby shop for those families and kids who just love trains!
Wolfeboro
The Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII.
Augusta
Come experience Maine, the way life was! Visit the Museum's 12,000-plus years of history, from the Paleo-Indians to the first European explorers. See the homes, shops and mills where Mainers have lived and worked for centuries. Explore the factories,...
Portsmouth
Rumble Tumble is a child's instructional gym offering fun fitness classes through a child's natural desire to tumble and play. Rumble Tumble is also a huge indoor soft play zone and private party center.
Conway
A popular adventure is family canoeing on the gentle, crystal clear Saco River near North Conway. There are many diverse river-related services, including National Wildlife Refuge canoe trips, pontoon boat cruises, white water rafting, and paddling s...
Rye
The Seacoast Science Center is a "must see" for anyone wishing to discover the natural treasures and rich history of coastal New Hampshire. The Center's dramatic seaside setting, interpretive exhibits, and commitment to creating a memorable, personal...
Wolfeboro
The oldest small ski area in America offers skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, with 4 of the 7 runs offered being green.
Ham Ice Arena
(49 Miles)
Conway
In addition to public skating, hockey programs and home to many figure skating clubs for children and adults. Ham Arena also features a pro shop stocked with equipment, sticks, skates, and gear from Easton, Jofa, CCM, and more. An on-site pizza and s...
Conway
Since 2003, Outdoor ESCAPES New Hampshire offers adventures with safety, fun, and learning--all year in the great outdoors. Get into wild New Hampshire with our friendly nature guides and professional outdoor educators, who meet families and youth gr...
Augusta
Provides an array of hands on exhibits and activities that promote developmental skills. An interactive community in which hands on learning is provided through play.
Water Country
(51 Miles)
Portsmouth
offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages and all swim levels including slides, rides, waves, sprays and features on all sides.
North Conway
Offers many fun kid friendly activities for families to be a part of: Tubing, Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and the Indoor Adventure Zone with Bouncy House, Bungy Trampoline and Spider Climb. Plus Kids' Ski Camps.
North Conway
North Conway
Tours are available of the working weather station at the summit where kids can meet the scientists, explore the equipment and learn about working 6,288 feet up. Why not go by snowcat?
Kahuna Laguna
(52 Miles)
North Conway
is 40,000 sqare feet of tropically themed wet adventure, with four high speed water slides, wave pool with body surfing and water basketball; plus family fun pool with interactive features and summer outdoor facility too.
Livermore
Norlands is a multifaceted museum offering in-depth experiences in 18th and 19th century rural life. Here, the visitor is an active participant in daily and seasonal farming and housework, and becomes involved in the social, political and educational...

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Portland with kids

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Seacoast Snow Park

(16 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Windham

2

Maine State Aquarium

(33 Miles) Zoos in West Boothbay Harbor

3

Yorks Wild Kingdom

(39 Miles) Zoos in York Beach

4

Rumpus Room

(23 Miles) Indoor Play in Brunswick

5

The Maine Wildlife Park

(19 Miles) Zoos in Gray

6

Palace Playland

(12 Miles) Indoor Play in Old Orchard Beach

7

Smudge Art Studio for Kids

(16 Miles) Kids Fun in Freeport

8

Best Western Plus Brunswick Bath

(24 Miles) Indoor Play in Brunswick

9

The Desert of Maine

(14 Miles) Tours in Freeport

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Monkey Trunks Zipline and High Ropes Adventure

(11 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Saco

Fun places to visit in Portland with kids

Maine is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Maine's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Maine with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Maine - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in ME