Our coastal Maine town has plenty of activities, whether it’s trying new restaurants, visiting historical landmarks, exploring Maine’s nature and beauty, and more. While places like Walker’s Point and the various lighthouses are great attractions, your young children might lose interest after a day of sightseeing. However, if you want to have an intentional, jam-packed day of child-geared fun during your stay at Captain Jefferd’s Inn, check out our list of kid-friendly things to do in Kennebunkport.
Ride the Trolley at the Kennebunkport Trolley Museum
Is your child into trains and airplanes? If so, the Seashore Trolley Museum exhibits the history of public transportation, from electric streetcars to light rails and more. Hop on the museum’s private trolley as many times as your little one desires. Between the museum’s vehicles and green spaces, perhaps a dog or two will greet your kids with a “kiss,” as the institution is pet-friendly.
Play at the Portland Kids Museum
If you’re willing to go for a quick 40-minute drive to Portland, the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine will entertain for hours. There’s a play station for kids of all interests: a “Be Well” center with teddy bears for patients, a pretend kitchen to prepare their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and an indoor playground with a ball pit, a place to unleash your inner superhero, and more.
Indulge in a Sweet Treat Together
What would a kids’ day be without a little sugar? Your child will definitely remember a stop at Rococo Ice Cream, where flavors are possibly as inventive as their imaginations, whether it’s Blueberry Chipotle, Creamsicle Chocolate Chip, or Horchata Rumcake. Fourteen flavors rotate daily, so you never know what you’re going to get. If you want to go the unconventional route, visit Auntie’s House for an iconic Maine whoopie pie, whether you take them to-go or eat them as a midday snack. When it comes to Kennebunkport restaurants, considering where to get dessert is just as important as where to get your main meals of the day.
Take a Family Bike Ride Along Ocean Avenue
To burn off a little energy, a bike ride might be a good idea. In Kennebunkport, bike rental is best for the whole family from Coastal Maine Kayak and Bike. In addition to regular adult-sized bikes, they offer child-sized bikes, trailers to pull your babies behind you, and even tandem bikes for a Mommy’s boy or Daddy’s girl. For beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, pedal along Ocean Avenue. Taking a bike ride along the seaside is one of the best things to do in Kennebunkport even if you don’t have any kiddos. The beauty of Maine will blow you away.
Things to Do in Kennebunkport Near Captain Jefferd’s Inn
These kid-friendly things to do in Kennebunkport will delight your kids, from the sugar highs after ice cream to the energy lows after the playground. After a long time of entertaining, return to Captain Jefferd’s Inn to rest and gear up for your next day of Kennebunkport activities. Give us a call at 207-967-2311 or visit us on our website for more information about Kennebunkport lodging at the Inn, as well as other things to do in Kennebunkport.