2023 Kiddos Guide!!!

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!

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Kiddo Boutiques + shopping!

Kit Supply + Co.

Kit Supply + Co. is a children’s shop in Kittery, Maine that is focused on thoughtful goods for outdoor kids. In the shop you’ll find a whimsical selection of books, toys, outerwear, and apparel meant to inspire family adventures in nature, whatever the weather. Visit Kit Supply + Co. for weekly storytime every Sunday at 10 am!

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daytrip junior

Daytrip Junior

From baby to full-grown kiddo, Daytrip Junior (along with 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!

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We Fill Good

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.

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Diversions Puzzles & Games

At Diversions Puzzles & Games, they know the power of play—for all ages! At this downtown Portsmouth game-centric boutique, the knowledgeable team is here to help guests de-stress, relax, and unplug through technology-free entertainment and face-to-face social interaction. Not to mention a huge selection of some of the best games and puzzles the Seacoast has to offer!

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Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Gus & Ruby Letterpress may be known as one of New England’s finest stationery boutiques and letterpress print shops, 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!

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Inside Out

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!

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Camps, Activities, and Endless Fun!

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in downtown Dover, New Hampshire features two floors of interactive, one-of-a-kind, hands-on exhibits perfect for kids ages 0-12 to explore with their families. Reservations are currently required.

Photo credit to Karen Wituszynski!

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Upside Arts

Upside Arts is a theatrical production company for Seacoast area youth and teens that aims to build confidence, sense of self, and empathy through thoughtful, original, and creative storytelling.​ Join Upside Arts for world-premiere original musicals, classic and contemporary Broadway favorites, summer day and overnight camps, and more!

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Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science Center is a non-profit marine science education organization located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, New Hampshire. Seacoast Science Center is the perfect place to explore, discover, and connect with nature—especially the salty kind! As the region’s leading nonprofit marine science education organization, the team sparks curiosity, enhances understanding, and inspires the conservation of our Blue Planet for all ages, all year long. Go visit and experience the wonders of New Hampshire’s coastal and ocean environment through live-animal and interactive exhibits, hands-on enrichment programs, community science events, and environmental day camp.

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Prescott Park Arts Festival

Prescott Park Arts Festival has been one of the Seacoast’s favorite summer traditions since 1974, providing family-friendly arts programming for an optional suggested donation! The Festival combines a grassroots, community feel with the allure that accompanies the Grammy Award-winning national touring acts that grace the stage. Camp ENCORE! is the Festival’s youth theater summer camp program, offering three sessions for 100+ kids each summer ages 7-17. Camp ENCORE! helps campers to gain valuable teamwork skills, experience theater arts, and build confidence. Each session culminates with a fully staged public performance on the Main Stage, which is open to all. Prescott Park Arts Festival is committed to offering a variety of family-friendly events—from the River House Restaurant Concert Series and main stage musical, a Movie Night Series on the big screen, presented by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, and special community events throughout the summer season!

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Diversions Puzzles & Games

At Diversions Puzzles & Games, they know the power of play—for all ages! At this downtown Portsmouth game-centric boutique, the knowledgeable team is here to help guests de-stress, relax, and unplug through technology-free entertainment and face-to-face social interaction. Not to mention a huge selection of some of the best games and puzzles the Seacoast has to offer!

take a peek!

Berwick Academy

Berwick’s innovative curriculum and student-directed learning nurture a skills-based approach to education, challenging students through application of real-world skills and empowering them to reach their potential. The premier Pre-K through Grade 12/PG co-ed independent school in Southern Maine since 1791, Berwick enrolls 550 students on a sprawling campus with faculty that support learning that is project and place-based, collaborative, and profoundly interdisciplinary. Berwick’s coed day program serves students from ME, NH and MA, and is enhanced by a small residential program for boys. Berwick is easy to travel to, with bus stops in West Newbury, Newburyport, Portsmouth, Exeter, Stratham, Rye, Hampton, Durham, Newmarket, Dover, Greenland, Epping, Newfields, Wolfeboro, and many Maine stops. Our focus on wellness, public purpose, and building an authentic community ensures all students are known, receive individualized attention, and develop moral character. Berwick has a new Flexible Tuition program that supports enrollment for a wide range of family incomes. Learn about Flexible Tuition, bus routes, and upcoming Open House events here.

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Kidstrong

KidStrong is a milestone accelerator for kids walking through 11 years old. We help parents discover their child’s superpowers and build future-ready kids who are confident making friends, run the playground, and raise their hand high in the classroom. In other words… kids who will win at life. We do this by giving parents the tools to build stronger kids at our centers and at home. At KidStrong, we provide a comprehensive solution for parents, offering private training centers with classes led by KidStrong-Certified Coaches and custom equipment for KidStrong members. Additionally, we offer online access to experts and training programs to facilitate continuous progress for both parents and children in the comfort of their own home.

At KidStrong, we’re committed to nurturing young minds and helping your kids become champions in all aspects of life. Join us on this remarkable journey, and together, we’ll unlock your child’s full potential!

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Saint Patrick Academy

Saint Patrick Academy is an independent Catholic school serving approximately 250 students from PreK-3 through 8th grade in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Saint Patrick Academy offers a holistic approach to education that emphasizes the development of the whole child. The School partners with families to provide every student with a strong spiritual foundation and excellent academic experience. Each child is known, loved, and served. Visit the school’s website to learn more and schedule a tour so you can come see for yourself what makes Saint Patrick Academy special!

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can we go back to being kids??

pretty please!!

Schools + Educational Opportunities!

Saint Patrick Academy

Saint Patrick Academy is an independent Catholic school serving approximately 250 students from PreK-3 through 8th grade in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Saint Patrick Academy offers a holistic approach to education that emphasizes the development of the whole child. The School partners with families to provide every student with a strong spiritual foundation and excellent academic experience. Each child is known, loved, and served. Visit the school’s website to learn more and schedule a tour so you can come see for yourself what makes Saint Patrick Academy special!

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Berwick Academy

Berwick’s innovative curriculum and student-directed learning nurture a skills-based approach to education, challenging students through application of real-world skills and empowering them to reach their potential. The premier Pre-K through Grade 12/PG co-ed independent school in Southern Maine since 1791, Berwick enrolls 550 students on a sprawling campus with faculty that support learning that is project and place-based, collaborative, and profoundly interdisciplinary. Berwick’s coed day program serves students from ME, NH and MA, and is enhanced by a small residential program for boys. Berwick is easy to travel to, with bus stops in West Newbury, Newburyport, Portsmouth, Exeter, Stratham, Rye, Hampton, Durham, Newmarket, Dover, Greenland, Epping, Newfields, Wolfeboro, and many Maine stops. Our focus on wellness, public purpose, and building an authentic community ensures all students are known, receive individualized attention, and develop moral character. Berwick has a new Flexible Tuition program that supports enrollment for a wide range of family incomes. Learn about Flexible Tuition, bus routes, and upcoming Open House events here.

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Heronfield Academy

Heronfield Academy is a private school focused on redesigning Middle School years (grades 6-8). At Heronfield, students are challenged and supported, while building strong relationships with their peers and teachers. During classes, students take ownership of their learning—they are invigorated by discussing texts like The Odyssey, stand up at the board in math class working through stimulating problem sets,  present and speak in front of their peers, and get creative through engagement and collaboration. While all of this education is taking place during classes, students are also learning and growing outside the school building.

They have breaks during the day where they play— kickball, nine square, and flag football are the current favorites of this year’s 94 students. In sum, students at Heronfield Academy love to learn and be challenged while preparing for the post-middle school years. If you are interested in learning more about Heronfield, please contact Director of Enrollment, Shannon Voulgaris, at 603-777-1336 or svoulgaris@heronfield.org.

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let the next generation lead the way!