Children's play center opens in city
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.