Having a child can really hit your household budget, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t introduce new experiences to your child. The following list suggests some things you can do for less than $5 - or even for free! We welcome any new ideas you have for fun places to go with young children.
Your local library can be a source of fun and learning for you and your child. Maine libraries on the World Wide Web provides links, by type, to libraries across the state of Maine. Additional information on the benefits of reading to your child can be found at the Reading is Fundamental Website.
Parks and preserves provide an inexpensive and often free way to enjoy and explore nature with your child. Links to maps of Maine's parks and preserves, travel guides to Maine's State parks/forests, wildlife refuges and other scenic areas, as well as activity guides can be found on this page.
The Children’s Museum of Maine offers a wide variety of interactive exhibits and programs for children of all ages. The first Friday of each month is FREE 5-8 p.m.
Old Fort Western. Rich in history, the Old Fort Western was built in 1754. A national landmark, it is America's oldest surviving wooden fort. It is located at 16 Cony Street on the East bank of the historic Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine. Admission for parents is $5 and children under six are free.
For a complete list of activities in Franklin County, click HERE