SEACOAST KIDS’ GUIDE 2021!
This one’s for the kiddos!!
In search of the perfect gift for a new little bébé who recently entered your world? On the hunt for everyday essentials for your own children? Perhaps you’re looking for schools or fun camps for them to enjoy?? Take a peek (-a-boo) at some kiddo-based Seacoast business that caught our eye!
DIVERSIONS PUZZLES & GAMES | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Specializing in board games of all types, as well as jigsaw puzzles, brainteasers, crosswords, kites, science kits, and children’s puzzles and games, Diversions Puzzles & Games strives to bring the community together with quality product, excellent service, and good, old-fashioned fun!
KIT SUPPLY + CO. | KITTERY, MAINE
Kit Supply + Co. is a curated kids concept store focused on empowering families to share adventures in nature. The Kit team carefully selects each brand they carry to inspire outdoor play and gear-up families to get outside, whatever the weather. Kit has a strong focus on sustainability and ethical manufacturing, so that you can feel good about shopping for your little one. They also feature products from local makers and artists, nestled alongside the best children’s brands from around the world.
Visit Kit for Story Time every Sunday at 10am!
Baby Go Round | HAMPTON FALLS, NH
Baby Go Round is a locally-owned destination for an incredible selection of high quality baby products, furniture, and clothing for both babies and kids. Located in Hampton, New Hampshire, Baby Go Round offers in-person and online shopping, as well as an online gift registry and complimentary gift wrap!
The Children’s Museum Of New Hampshire | DOVER, NH
The mission of The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is to inspire all to become the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers through interactive learning, hands-on play, endless activities, entertainment, camps, classes, workshops, and more! Visit The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in downtown Dover for year-round fun!
Sweet Pea | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Passionate about recycling, repurposing, and reusing, Sweet Pea is a kids’ consignment shop located in Portsmouth’s West End that sells high quality, previously-loved kids clothing, toys, books, and more! Pop in and browse a selection of goods in great condition for babies, toddlers, and kiddos of all ages!
Next Generation Children’s Clothing | KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE
Next Generation Children’s Clothing is a small children’s shop nestled in the heart of Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine that offers a unique selection of clothing, books, games, toys, and footwear for infants, toddlers, kids, and ‘tweens! Boutique Owner Tracy MacPhee emphasizes being a small specialty shop, while providing a variety of organic products, lines of clothing that are fun, original and well made, and many items that are proudly made in Maine and the USA!
RELIEF – PARENTING RESPITE & RESOURCE CENTER | HAMPTON, NH
Helping parents receive the relief they need and deserve is the mission of mother-owned and operated Relief – Parenting Respite & Resource Center in Hampton. Combating parental burnout by offering free parking, hot coffee, on-site childcare, work and respite (aka nap) rooms, support groups, professional consultations, community events, and parent/child classes, Relief is every parent’s dream come true. Each staff member is uniquely qualified to provide parents with the high-quality information, encouragement, and resources needed throughout each stage of their journey—from pregnancy through the early elementary-school years.
Brixham Montessori Friends School | York, Maine
Brixham Montessori Friends School is a small independent private school in York, Maine that serves preschool, toddler, and elementary children from 2-11 years old. Brixham Montessori Friends School offers a holistic approach to learning, where children’s minds, bodies and spirits are nurtured through an enriched Montessori educational program. With over a hundred lessons in each of the curriculum areas, Montessori education is academically rich and culturally diverse at every grade level. Freedom with responsibility is a cornerstone of the Montessori approach to learning, and is key to their success at Brixham.
Cricket’s Corner Beach & Toy | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
Cricket’s Corner Beach & Toy is a bright and happy locally-owned boutique located in the heart of Ogunquit, Maine! The shop carries toys, kites, boogie boards, skim boards, beach toys, towels, beach supplies, plush, games, crafts, windsocks, flip flops, gifts and souvenirs, batteries and memory cards, photo printing, and so much more!
Junior Gym | NORTH HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Junior Gym is a Children’s play gym located in North Hampton that inspires and motivates children to move their bodies. The gym’s signature program is based on professionally structured lesson plans that build children’s confidence through equipment, class participation, and musical activities. As they advance through the different stages of physical development they will be gaining the foundation of all developmental motor skills. Check out Junior Gyms’s class schedule, and maybe put a Birthday party on the schedule!
Tayla Mac | Kittery, Maine
Nestled in the heart of Wallingford Square, in the quaint coastal area of Kittery Foreside, Tayla Mac is filled with unique finds and giftable treasures for kids and adults alike! With a vision to create a destination that offers niche products from talented artisans, Tayla Mac Boutique supports the makers. During your next visit, shop a variety of goods such as clothing, books, puzzles, games, and accessories for babies, toddlers, and kids!
FlippityFlop Gym is an indoor play gym for kids ranging from infants to 10 years old. The colorful, welcoming, and equipment-filled space is located in Exeter, New Hampshire, and offers a variety of never-ending fun like birthday parties, summer camps, gymnastics classes, open play time, and more!
Daytrip Society | KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE
From baby to full-grown kiddo, Daytrip Junior (and sister business Daytrip Society) is the purveyor of all things adorable! Step foot in their Kennebunkport boutique and you will immediately be welcomed by a colorful array of vintage kids toys, bright clothing, well-made games, costumes, baby stuffed animals, and cute knick-knacks that are too hard to resist!
PORTSMOUTH MUSIC & ARTS CENTER (PMAC) | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community music and arts school. There is a place for everyone at PMAC, and involvement on every level—as a student, parent, volunteer or member! Through music and art programming, PMAC helps students meet and accomplish important life goals. The team is committed to excellence in arts education and work daily to build community through the arts.
PRESCOTT PARK ARTS FESTIVAL | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Prescott Park Arts Festival presents a summer full of admission-free concerts, musical theatre, festivals, dance, art, kids events and more in the beautiful, waterfront Prescott Park in downtown Portsmouth.
The art festival’s signature theatre education program, Camp Encore engages the Seacoast’s youth every summer where all participants have the opportunity to perform in a fully-staged musical.
INSIDE OUT | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Inside Out carries the latest styles in kids’ and baby fashion to keep us comfortable (and seriously stylish) through the changing seasons of New England! Shop toys, 100% organic cotton clothing, and more at this downtown Portsmouth boutique!
BERWICK ACADEMY | SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE
Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from MA, NH, and ME. Berwick empowers students to be creative and bold within a culture of innovation.
Join Berwick Academy for Summer on the Hilltop, a great series of summer programs for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 12. All families welcome!
GUS & RUBY LETTERPRESS | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Gus & Ruby Letterpress may be known as one of New England’s finest stationery boutique and letterpress print shop, but did you know they also have a wonderful baby and kid’s section in each of their three stores?? Whether in Portsmouth, Portland, or Boston, we can shop exceptionally cute baby gifts, accessories, and clothing, as well as sweet kids’ games, and arts and crafts for the discerning little creatives in our lives!
WE FILL GOOD | KITTERY, MAINE
All about eco-friendly living? You’ve come to the right place! We Fill Good in Kittery, Maine offers a variety of curated, eco-friendly items for babies and kids of all ages. All of the brands that Owner Marla carries in her shop are sustainable, and many of them are local and give back to great organizations.