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A to Z Guide to February Vacation Fun

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher February 11, 2021

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:


Top-Pick Events for February Vacation Week


Saturday, February 13

🖥️ Virtual Summer Camp & Kids Activities Fair ~ register in advance

🖥️ Valentine's Day Spanish (Age 6-10) ~ register in advance [Online]

Guided Winter Walks at deCordova (Age 6+) ~ register in advance


Sunday, February 14

🖥️ Laurie Berkner - Family Valentine's Party (Age 0-8) [Facebook] ~ purchase ticket in advance (Two Performances)

Art & Nature Valentines Day Workshop (All Ages) ~ register in advance

🎨 Virtual Family Paint Nite Sessions - save 50% off!


Monday, February 15

Weekday Public Ice Skating ~ register in advance

🖥️ Virtual Visit with President Lincoln (All Ages) ~ register in advance [Online]


Tuesday, February 16

Weekday Public Ice Skating ~ register in advance

🖥️ Autism Support Center Sing-a-Long Dance Party (All Ages and Abilities) ~ register in advance [Zoom]


Wednesday, February 17

🖥️ Minecraft in French! (Age 7-10) ~ register in advance [Online]

🖥️ Empow Studios presents Minecraft Exploration (Grades 2-5) ~ register in advance  [Zoom]

🖥️ Yaymaker Virtual Paint Events (Age 6+ and adult) ~ register in advance


Thursday, February 18

Jam Time Public Play Time (Ages 0-6)

🖥️ Kids Cooking Green - Popovers and Handmade Butter (Grades 3-5) ~ register in advance [Online]


Friday, February 19

🖥️ Joyful Fridays with The National Museum of African American History & Culture (Age 4-8) [Zoom] ~ register in advance

🖥️ Family Trivia Night (All Ages) ~ register in advance [Zoom]


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!

Z - Zoos are fun, even in winter! Visit Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center in Bolton or head to Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo.





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