Children's play center opens in city

By Kim Lincoln | Mar 20, 2014
Photo by: Kim Lincoln Taylor Baines of Warren has opened Play Days, an indoor play center, at 169 Camden St. in Rockland. A ribbon-cutting will be held Saturday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Rockland — Midcoast parents have a new place to bring their children to run and play.

Taylor Baines of Warren opened Play Days, an indoor play center, at 169 Camden St. March 15.

A grand opening will be held Saturday, March 22, with a ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m.

Play Days is a 4,000-square-foot facility filled with activities and equipment for young children including a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, climbers, playhouses, slides, tunnels, dress-up clothes, sandbox and a craft area. The center is designed to entertain children up to 8 years old. Baines said a twirly slide, pirate ship and swings are on the way and should be installed by the weekend.

Baines, a mother of two children under 5 years old, said she often found herself traveling to Portland, Bangor and Augusta to play places to keep her children busy. She found there was a need locally for a similar facility.

"I have a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old, and there is not much to do around here," Baines said, adding that she wanted to offer an affordable option for parents.

Admission is $8 per child or if there are three or more siblings, it is $6 each. Children under 1 are free, and there is no charge for adults. Birthday parties are also available, and Baines said she already has a few booked.

Play Days will also offer Scholastic Book Club and a sticker club.

The hours are Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Play Days can be reached by calling 593-8169 or finding them on Facebook.

Twins DeAndre and Mason Thompson of South Thomaston drive a school bus at Play Days. (Courtesy of: Taylor Baines)
A caterpillar tunnel is among the climbers available at Play Days in Rockland. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
Grady Doucette, Taylor Baines' son, plays in the caterpillar tunnel at Play Days. (Courtesy of: Taylor Baines)
A bounce house is among the inflatables available. (Photo by: Kim Lincoln)
Mackenzie Baines plays atop the caterpillar tunnel at Play Days. (Courtesy of: Taylor Baines)
Comments (7)
Posted by: Catherine Cooper | Mar 21, 2014 12:09

Good News! I called Play Days and they confirmed that the suggested age is to 8 years old but they will allow ages to around 10 years old. They feel that much older won't be entertained there. Good news for me and my crew!

 



Posted by: Jeff Payson | Mar 21, 2014 11:39

It says the place is "designed to entertain children up to 8 years old." I'm sure that any 9 year old would be allowed in. Right?



Posted by: Catherine Cooper | Mar 21, 2014 10:31

I really wish you would include ages to 10. I have a 2 to be 3 year old and a stepson who is 9 and he was so happy that your Playdays was opening. Now I have to tell im he can't go!



Posted by: Janice B. MCLennan | Mar 20, 2014 18:01

It looks great Taylor.  I would say that all your hard work has paid off.  Sue



Posted by: Cathy Baker | Mar 20, 2014 12:36

Way to go, Tay!  I look forward to coming there with Caitlin & Sam's two busy people.  This is an amazing achievement on your part -- best wishes.  Cathy Baker

 



Posted by: Suzanne Philbrook | Mar 20, 2014 11:16

Taylor, you did an awesome job! This is a much needed thing in the area especially with the long winters.  Wishing you the best of luck with this new venture.  We will definitely be visiting lots with the grandsons!



Posted by: Lisa Diane Archer | Mar 20, 2014 11:10

Congratulations Taylor...You did it!!! We plan to bring the Grandchildren there often.



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The Camden Herald editor Kim Lincoln has worked for Courier Publications since 2003.

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