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things to do with 5 yr old

We will be going to LLBean to drop the big boys off for Clay shooting and I'm looking for something to entertain my 5 yr old boy.

Is there enough to actually do in the store for an hour and a half besides shop? Can he fish at the pond?

Is the bird sancuary close by?

Also looking for a lunch spot. Is Haraseekett Lunch & Lobster close by?

Thanks!!

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1. Re: things to do with 5 yr old

Not sure of your timing but Sat 8/11 is Kidfest day at LLBean w/ lots of activities scheduled throughout the day. I'm sure there's details on their website.

No fishing in the pond but there can be fly fishing demos to see plus various bridges to cross, chalkboards to draw on, etc all indoors.

Mast Landing trails are close as is Wolfes Neck State Park for hiking bay shoreline.

Yes Harasseekett Lunch & Lobster is only 5 min drive from downtown, in So. Freeport.

Edited: 07 August 2012, 16:48
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2. Re: things to do with 5 yr old

If you go into Bean's "flagship" store using the entrance near "the big boot", immediately inside the front door, take a left beyond the Outdoor Adventure sign-up booth toward the hallway to Customer Service and "Fishing and Hunting". Look immediately to your left as you enter that hallway and there's a large fish tank full of fish species native to Maine.... and the tank includes a plexiglass "bubble" that sticks up into the middle of the tank, so the kids can step into an opening, put their head into the bubble, and see the fish swim around and above them... young ones seem to love it !!

And then, toward the end of the store nearest Main Street, there's a set of stairs leading down to "Books and Pets".... as you come down those stairs, there's an alcove to your right with a number of Maine animals mounted in natural poses -- kids seem fascinated with naming the various animals, talking about the colors in their coats, etc.... and for Mom, there's a coffe cafe down there too... plus a good selection of kids books in the Books section.

Edited: 08 August 2012, 03:59
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Thank-you. It seems we will be able to ocupy ourselves in the store:)

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4. Re: things to do with 5 yr old

And if it turns out you need additional possibilities, the folks who staff Bean's Information Kiosk just inside the front door probably can give you additional ideas nearby.... they truly enjoy helping other folks (which is why they're where they are).

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