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.
The Camden Herald editor Kim Lincoln has worked for Courier Publications since 2003.
During her time with the company she has worked for each of the three newspapers, The Courier-Gazette, The Camden Herald and The Republican Journal.
When she is not in the newsroom, Kim likes to be outside, whether it be gardening, swimming, hiking or just enjoying the sunshine.
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