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#1 of 10 Old 01-21-2009, 05:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for some indoor fun. I have an 11 month old (crawling) and 3 yr old. We can't go to a McDonalds playplace because DS1 has multiple food allergies. But are there any sort of non-food indoor play places around?

We are in Bath, but will drive an hour or so. I would just like to go once in a while as a special treat so if it is far away that is ok..

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too funny linda! i was just going to post about this very thing...

a friend of mine told me today that there is an indoor play place scheduled to open in the fort andross building in brunswick- in 2- 3 weeks! woohoo! but she didn't know anything about it, contact info, etc. i thought i'd post here to see if anyone knows anything about it. she was saying it would be $4 to drop in and use the space- or something like that.
of course, i don't know what the food situation would be.
but have any mainers heard about this?!
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There is the Inside Out Playground in Waterville. That's about 45 minutes from Bath.

http://www.insideoutplayground.org/

What about the Children's Museums in Bangor and Portland? Or is that not quite what you are looking for?
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It's a little dreary, but there's Joker's in Portland.
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too funny linda! i was just going to post about this very thing...

a friend of mine told me today that there is an indoor play place scheduled to open in the fort andross building in brunswick- in 2- 3 weeks! woohoo! but she didn't know anything about it, contact info, etc. i thought i'd post here to see if anyone knows anything about it. she was saying it would be $4 to drop in and use the space- or something like that.
of course, i don't know what the food situation would be.
but have any mainers heard about this?!
thanks.
That would be FABULOUS! I haven't heard a thing about it, but man, would we be happy...
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For those of us further north in Maine, there's a My Gym in Brewer. I haven't been there, but it's a nice idea for the winter.
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The IOP is really nice and the kids always love it. I'd say it's worth a drive.
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It's a little dreary, but there's Joker's in Portland.
There's also one in the Auburn Mall -- but again, you may run into problems with the food allergies. (The pizza is pretty unappetizing, anyway. :P)

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For those of us further north in Maine, there's a My Gym in Brewer. I haven't been there, but it's a nice idea for the winter.
Also for Bangor area families- there is a toddler rec time from 930-1130, M-F at the Bangor Armory (next to Manna on Main St) it's free!

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The Children's Museum of Maine is in Portland. It even has a toddler park (which is basically a circuar, padded play area) for the little ones. For older kids there is a big firetruck, fake milking-cow, pretend shopping mart, and a bunch of other things upstairs.
Usually libraries offer reading circles also.
Oh, and although I do not generally like eating fast food, there is a gigantic inside play area in the mcdonalds on st. john street in Portland.
Ah, the snow!:

Oh, and in the summer there are a lot of additional things to do, but I particularly like the wading pool for the little ones in Deering Oaks Park under the bridge (not to be confused with the duck pond)! That is always a good place to go to find other small children for my little one to gawk at
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