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South Coast welcomes families, kids and dogs for fun at the beach and water parks

The South Coast of Maine feels like it was made for family vacations. Kids and adults will both feel a thrill as they pass through the gateway to Maine and into the land of lobsters and lighthouses and parks. Kids need to spend at day at parks like Funtown Splashtown USA and Monkey Trucks. For a day of quieter fun, there are miles of trails through coastal woods and wetlands in the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. The beaches, of course, and wide, sandy, and gorgeous. Old Orchard Beach is known for special events like sand sculpting and car shows and fireworks the kind of neon-laced night frolics that kids and teenagers love. Plenty to choose from when you are looking for family friendly lodgings. And, many lodgings welcome your dog, too.
Baby & Deer - York's Wild Kingdom - York, ME
York's Wild Kingdom

Route 1 - Animal Park Road York, ME, 03909 Phone: 207-363-4911

New England's Only Zoo AND Amusement Park

Come observe and interact with our animals at York’s Wild Kingdom, where adults and children learn and play! See African lions, ring tail lemurs, prairie dogs, and so much more up close and personal. We have a wide range of animals from A (alligators) to Z (zebras) in beautifully landscaped exhibits, just walking distance from the quaint beach town of York Beach. Here at YWK you can feed African pygmy goats, deer, and ducks all by hand. Walk through and feed a flock of parakeets and view a verity of butterflies in our butterfly aviary. Ride the rides and enjoy some fair favorites in our amusement park! Take a spin on a carousel or play a round on our mini golf course. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or feast from our snack bars on ice cream, fried dough, hamburgers and more. York’s Zoo will be open daily from 10am-5pm thru Sept. 25. Our Amusement Park is open daily (weather permitting) from 11:30am-5pm thru Sept. 5, then only on weekends to the end of our 2022 season on Sept. 18.
Funtown Splashtown USA Water Park Saco ME
Funtown Splashtown USA

Route 1 Saco, ME, 04072 Phone: 207-284-5139

Earn your kids’ undying affection and make family memories at this amusement and water park

Want to be a hero with the kids? Tell them you are going to Funtown Splashtown USA, where 50 rides await, from roller coasters to corkscrew water slides. At Funtown, they can plummet down New England’s longest and tallest log flume, sit and spin in a tea cup, zip through hairpin turns on a roller coaster or ride the carousel. Kiddie rides include boats, cars, swings, helicopters, canoes and planes. At Splashtown, thrill-seekers can plummet down a 60-foot-high slide feet first or race down a 45-foot slide head first on a mat. There’s also a swimming pool, and private cabanas for rent that seat eight. Dining options include cafes, a tiki bar with fruit smoothies, ice cream shops and a beer garden. A family owned and operated business, Funtown Splashtown puts guest safety first. Please review our health safety guidelines prior to your visit.
Palace Playland - Old Orchard Beach, ME
Palace Playland

1 Old Orchard Street Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064 Phone: 207-934-2001

Family amusement park on the beach in Maine with dozens of rides and attractions. The 24,000-square-foot video arcade contains more than 200 games like Skeeball, coupon skill games, and coin-operated video. The park also offers midway games, gift shops, old-fashioned photos, a palm reader, and more family activities that are perfect for your next vacation in Maine. Free admission to the park. Many ticket options for rides and amusements.
Village by the Sea - Family Fun with Room to Stretch Out! - Wells, ME
York's Wild Kingdom - New England's Only Zoo AND Amusement Park!