Things to do in SACO with kids

The Atlantic Ocean crashing against the rocky coast, enjoying fresh lobsters in the small fishing villages as you look for whales, or getting lost in the fascinating New England history…yes, we’re talking about Maine!

Maine not only has so many places to go with kids that showcase its unique culture, but also ones that might surprise you!

Kids will love the adventure of getting out on a real working lobster boat with Lucky Catch Cruises, or heading out into the waters with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. 

The beautiful nature calls with Acadia National Park and Swan’s Island, just to name a few, and active families will enjoy those family fun experiences like arrr Pirates Cove Mini Golf and Family Ice Center.

Skiing in Maine? Absolutely! Seacoast Adventure has got that covered! Little monkeys in the family? Head on down to Monkey Trunks Zipline and High Ropes Adventure! Perhaps you have some history buffs? Step back in time with 19th Century Willowbrook Village!

With each changing season you will find something wonderful to do in the beaches, mountains, lakes and parks.  Get ready for the Maine event!

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  • Funtown Splashtown USA

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    (2 miles) Saco

    An amusement park and water park rolled into one with Funtown and Splashtown USA!

  • Pirates Cove Old Orchard Beach

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    (3 miles) 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.

  • Monkey Trunks Aerial Adventure

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    (3 miles) Saco

    Monkey Trunks Aerial Adventure combines zipline and high ropes fun for all ages! Those inner monkeys in the family will love this active and challenging family day out in Maine!

  • Palace Playland

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    (4 miles) 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 ...

  • Aquaboggan Water Park

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    (4 miles) Saco

    Make a splash at Maine's LARGEST water park, with high speed slides, wave pools, and even mini golf! Great family fun

  • Seashore Trolley Museum

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    (7 miles) 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 ...

  • The Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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    (12 miles) 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.

  • Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

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    (14 miles) 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

  • Portland Harbor Museum

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    (14 miles) South Portland

    Founded in 1987, Portland Harbor Museum is an exciting place to explore and celebrate the rich maritime history of Portland Harbor.

  • Lucky Catch Cruises

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    (14 miles) Portland

    Captain Tom will guide you and the family 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 ...

  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

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    (15 miles) 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.

  • Beach Acres Campground

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    (16 miles) Wells

    A relaxing and enjoyable Southern Maine coastal campground. Kids will love the ocean breeze, and the beautiful beaches to play on!

  • Sebago Lake Campground

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    (21 miles) Standish

    A small, lovely family-oriented campground with 101 campsites as well as 8 cottages, al nestled in the tall pines in the beautiful Sebago Lake area. Camping fun in Maine!

  • 19th Century Willowbrook Village

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    (23 miles) Newfield

    Take a trip back in time to experience 19th century America, with over 10,000 artifacts depicting the crafts and trades, as well as a fascinating 1894 carousel! History can be fun at this unique ...

  • Seacoast Adventure

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    (24 miles) Windham

    From swings, go-karts, zip lines, water park and tubes in summer, to snow tubing fun in winter, enjoy year round family fun on your adventurous day out in Maine!

  • Yorks Wild Kingdom

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    (25 miles) York Beach

    A great place to enjoy beautiful wild animals and fun rides.

  • The Desert of Maine

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    (29 miles) 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, ...

  • Hilltop Fun Center

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    (29 miles) 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...!

  • Apple Acres Farm

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    (29 miles) South Hiram

    Bring the whole family for a fun, old fashioned day of apple picking.

  • Twice The Fun

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    (30 miles) Dover

    Great indoor fun for kids under 12 years in New Hampshire, with playhouses, trampolines, ball pits, toys and soft play! A fun baby zone too.

  • The Maine Wildlife Park

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    (30 miles) Gray

    Explore a wonderful array of wildlife that cannot survive in the wild. Over 30 species of native Maine wildlife are kept for protection, and visits from kids!

  • Smudge Art Studio for Kids

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    (30 miles) 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 ...

  • Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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    (30 miles) Dover

    Two floors of interactive exhibits and hands-on learning at this New Hampshire children's museum, dedicated to a child's development! Perfect for under 12s

  • Strawbery Banke Museum

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    (33 miles) 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 ...

  • Rumble Tumble gym

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    (34 miles) 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 ...

  • Seacoast Science Center

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    (34 miles) 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 ...

  • Water Country

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    (36 miles) Portsmouth

    A family fun water park that offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages and all swim levels including slides, rides, waves, sprays and features on all sides.

  • Rumpus Room

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    (37 miles) Brunswick

    A fun, 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!

  • New Hampshire Boat Museum

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    (38 miles) 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 ...

  • Rye Airfield

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    (39 miles) Rye

    50,000 square feet facility cleverly arranged into a dozen sections which allows them to accommodate everything from bikes to skateboards and scooters to inline skates, all at the same time.

  • Klickety Klack Railroad

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    (39 miles) Wolfeboro Falls

    An incredible hands-on experience within this museum and hobby shop for those families and kids who just love trains!

  • The Wright Museum

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    (39 miles) Wolfeboro

    The Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII.

  • Abenaki Ski Area

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    (40 miles) Wolfeboro

    The oldest small ski area in America offers skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, with 4 of the 7 runs offered being green.

  • Fuller Gardens

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    (41 miles) North Hampton

    Fuller Gardens is a public display garden, located on the ocean, that features over 1700 rose bushes of hundreds of varieties, formal English perennial borders, Japanese Garden and Koi pond, annual ...

  • Jays Bayside Miniature Golf

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    (42 miles) Alton Bay

    Jay's is a beautiful miniature golf course and ice cream store at the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee on Route 11. Come by boat or car!