Portland: Entertain The Kids This Weekend

Winter,Spring,Summer & Fall: Looking for fun things to do with kids in the Portland area? Portland is full of great things for families to do both inside and out. The Children’s Museum is always a big hit with several learn by doing exhibits. The kids will love the interactive TV studio and being at the controls of the rocket ship. Another great place to visit is the Southworth Planetarium on the University of Southern Maine campus. They offer a whole host of programs that cater to all ages and have a great matinee schedule for the younger crowd. The Portland Public Library and their children’s room is always a big hit. Beside a huge assortment on children’s books they offer an event schedule which includes artist, performers and arts and craft days. If it’s time outside your kids are yearning for there is Spring Point Lighthouse in South Portland that’s a must do. Walking out on the breakwater to reach the lighthouse is always a fun adventure. In addition to a great sandy beach, there is also Fort Prebble which can be explored and enjoyed by the whole family. Another great outdoor venue is Deering Oaks Park. There is entertainment in the park, an ice cream stand, wading pool and great duck pond with paddle boats for visitors to enjoy also, don’t forget the playground! A stroll around Back Cove can definitely burn some energy and after you could stop by Payson Park and play a game of Frisbee or baseball on the fields overlooking Back Cove. Portland is a great place to take your family and with so many great activities to choose from it will easily become one of your kids favorite destination spots.