If February break will be a stay-cation for you this year, we have plenty of ideas for local family fun.
Get out your calendar, gather the kids, and get a plan in place for the week. Incorporate some indoor fun, some outdoor adventures, some yummy food, and some downtime too.
First things first... check these resources:
- EVENT CALENDAR to see all the local fun activities happening during February vacation
- If you're willing to travel a little, check the Event Calendar on Lowell Macaroni Kid, Macaroni Kid Burlington-Wilmington-Woburn, Worcester Macaroni Kid and the 20 other Macaroni Kid editions in MA and NH.
- See our Sledding Guide if there's enough snow on the ground
- Check the Day Trip Guide if you're interested in venturing further afield
Top-Pick Events for February Vacation Week
Saturday, February 13
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Friday, February 19
Next, here's an A to Z list of our favorite places for kid-friendly fun!
A - Art Signals Studio in Maynard has pottery painting and other creative projects ~ in-studio or take-home!
B - Bowling at Acton Bowladrome
C - Curious about witches? Visit the Salem Witch Museum. Now open - book same-day tickets online!
D - Dolls and toys abound at Wenham Museum. Book timed tickets in advance.
E - Enjoy chocolates and candies at Colonial Candies in Bolton. It's worth the drive down 495 to visit this candy mansion!
F - French fun! Sign up for Fun World Language Academy's online French program during February vacation.
G - Game Day! Pull out some favorite games, make cookies together, and maybe even borrow or buy a new game to try.
H - Head over to Discovery Museum in Acton for learning and fun all week. Remember, you must reserve tickets in advance.
I - Ice Skating at The Edge Sports Center in Bedford
J - Join us on Saturday February 13 for the Virtual Summer Camp & Kids Activities Fair. Start planning your summer fun!
K - Kids will love the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield. Maybe spend the weekend and visit all of the Springfield Museums?
L - Love LEGOs? Head to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Somerville. Book tickets in advance for 90-minute playtimes.
M - Make a memory at Plaster Fun Time in Waltham -- paint a pottery piece just for you!
N - Need sports fun? Teamworks in Acton has vacation week sports-focused programs for ages 4-14.
O - Old Sturbridge Village is open! Reserve timed tickets in advance.
P - Put on your skis or snowboard and spend a day at Nashoba Valley or Wachusett Mountain
Q - Quality time at the library. Find great books to read (search online and request curbside pickup) or participate in a special library program online.
R - Recipes! If you have older kids, say 8 and up, plan a simple menu in advance that the kids can make for dinner. Be sure to include a special dessert! We have lots of great recipes on our site.
S - See a movie at Fine Arts Theatre Place in Maynard
T - Tubing at Nashoba Valley Ski Park. Plenty of snow! Be sure to book tickets ahead.
U - Unplug and make something from our Pinterest page
V - Visit Jam Time in Maynard. They now have open play times with very limited capacity.
W - Wander through the sculptures at deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln
X - eXtreme autos! Visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum to see amazing antique vehicles.
Y - Yarn, markers, beads, cake decorating -- stop by Michaels or Joanns for some craft supplies and get crafting!
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