Bringing the kids to Kennebunkport? Don’t worry. While you certainly can spend time on the beach, and this is likely to keep the kids happy for a time, there are other activities to occupy them as well.

Like Funtown/Splashtown USA, a fun and locally famous amusement park/water park attraction sure to cool the kids off, entertain them and make fun family memories. There are also a lot of fun activities held here during the summer ranging from 4th of July celebrations to theme days and nights.

You could take a short drive and take the kids to Palace Playland, a beachfront amusement park in Old Orchard Beach. Here, the kids (and you) can ride rides, play games, enjoy midway entertainment, get your palm read, or shop in a unique gift shop, all on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Best yet, there’s no admission fee to get into the park, you simply pay as you go.

If you want to steer clear of the amusement parks, or just need a break, how about taking them miniature golfing (there are several centers in the area) or take them shopping at some of the unique gift shops in the area so they can bring a little something special home?

For a FREE entertaining night out, try MaineStage Shakespeare! Just a short drive to downtown Kennebunk, the brand new theater (est. 2011) offers 5 performances of different Shakespeare plays outdoors in the park Thursday through Sunday. Click the link for details!