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Family Fun and Kids Activities in Maine

Maine's variety -- from ocean cliffs to western mountains and rivers, make it a treasure for family activities, indoors and outdoors, in all seasons for any vacation. Among them are whale watch cruises, camping, children's museums, paddling, hiking, and much more.

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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.
Childrens Museum & Theatre of Maine - Portland, ME
Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

142 Free Street Portland, ME, 04101 Phone: 207-828-1234

Interactive exhibits at this Museum and theater span four floors, and special programming is offered daily. Features and exhibits include Toddle Park, Tide Pool Touch Tank, a rock climbing wall, the Space Shuttle, and the Music Garden, all great options for family activities on your next vacation or trip to Maine. Programs change frequently. Fun for all ages, but best for children younger than 12.
Hours: Open Wednesday thru Monday 9am - 4pm. Closed Tuesdays. General admission is $15.
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!
Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad - Unity, ME
The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

212 Depot Street Unity, ME, 04988 Phone: 207-315-9410 Toll-Free: 888-317-2142

This 33-mile railroad line is one of the oldest continuously operating railroads in the United States. Scenic excursion trips leave from the historic depot in Unity at noon on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, following a turntable demonstration at 11:30 a.m.
Old Fort Western - Augusta, ME
Old Fort Western

16 Cony Street Augusta, ME, 04330 Phone: 207-626-2385

Built in 1754, this National Historic Landmark is America's oldest surviving wooden fort. Visitors can tour the fort and its store, which contains hundreds of farming and forestry tools essential to the economic life of the settlement.
Hours: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10am - 4pm. ; Check website for winter season dates & times.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum - Portland, ME
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

49 Thames Street Portland, ME, 04101 Phone: 207-828-0814

The whole family will enjoy a trip along Portland, Maine’s waterfront in a historic narrow gauge railway coach, a perfect place to go during your next vacation when you are searching for fun family activities. Magnificent views of Portland's working waterfront aboard antique rail cars pulled by steam and diesel locomotives. Discover the unique two-foot gauge trains that linked rural Maine to the rest of the world. The museum is open daily from May 1 to October 31, and seasonally for special events such as the Christmastime Polar Express trains.