Here are 10 activities that are fun for both kids and adults to do while school it out for the season!

There are lots of places for kids to go to have fun, but some of them are places where the kids have all the fun while the parents sit and watch. Here are 10 things around Bangor you can do with your kids to have fun this summer!

  • 1

    Riverfront Park Splash Pad

    Old Town

    A beautiful park overlooking the Penobscot River now has an awesome splash pad! There is no age limit on the fun you can have here!

  • 2

    Mini Golf

    Black Beards in Bangor, Traditions in Holden, and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf are some of the most popular places to play a round of putt-putt near Bangor. With elaborate and creative courses a hole in one would just be a bonus! Don't forget go-karts and batting cages are some of these locations as well!

    Amanda McDonald
  • 3

    X- Treme Adventures


    Zip lines, swings, and a huge ropes course for all ages! If you don't mind heights you are sure to have fun here!

  • 4

    Bangor Drive-In

    Going to the movies with kids is easier than ever. Here you don't even have to get them out of the car if you don't want to! This is a unique experience and creates great memories!

  • 5

    American Folk Festival

    A donation based event with music, culture, amazing talents, and great food. With no admission price this is the perfect family event for all.

    Kevin Bennett Photo
  • 6


    Need a summer rain day activity? Bowling is a great option! Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes in Brewer offers candlepin bowling meaning smaller balls which a great for smaller children. Family Fun Bowling Center, and the Sports Arena in Bangor have regular sized bowling balls but they do offer bumpers to fill the gutters and even ramps to assist with the rolling for beginners. Old Town Bowling Center is also an option if you are closer to that area.

    Amanda McDonald
  • 7

    Maine Discovery Museum

    Maine's largest children's museum is right here in Bangor! This isn't your ordinary museum where you can look but not touch, here you are encouraged to touch and explore.

  • 8

    Beth Pancoe Municipal Aquatic Center

    This park not only has a public pool but also water slides! Basketball courts, a tennis court and a baseball field are some of the other things you will see here. Plus lots of green grass and nice shady spots for relaxing.

    Irina Belousa
  • 9

    Disc Golf

    This sport is still relatively new to Maine in general, and very new to the Bangor area. Lucky for us there are two local places to play! DR Disc Golf in Orrington and Rock Solid Disc Golf in Holden have trails through the forest leading to the baskets (like holes in golf). There is a lot to learn at first, but it is very easy to understand.

    Amanda McDonald
  • 10

    Bangor Fresh Air Market/Cool Sounds

    Nothing wrong with some fresh air and a community event. The music is different every concert with a little bit of everything for everyone.

    Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor