A to Z Guide to February Vacation Fun

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By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher October 1, 2023

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:

Need a February Vacation Camp for the kids? 

  • Join our friends at Good Pickin' Farm for Snow Place Like Farm Camp! Feb. 20 - 23 from 9AM - 3PM (ages 3-13). 
  •  Snapology of Chelmsford is offering full day Mining and Building camp February 20-23 from 9am-3:30pm.
  • Groton Hill Music Center hosts their annual Vacation Arts Mashup Feb. 19 - 23 from 9AM - 4PM for ages 6-10. But hurry, spots fill quickly! 

See our full list of February Vacation camps here

Thanks to our sponsor Inventor Academy! The support of our sponsors allows us to continue to offer Lowell Macaroni KID at no cost to you!

Next, here's an A to Z list of our favorite places for kid-friendly fun!

A - Amazing butterflies are back at The Butterfly Place in Westford, which opens for the season on Valentine's Day

B - Bowling at Bowlero Lowell

C - Curious about witches?  Visit the Salem Witch Museum.  

D -  Drive to the Museum of Science, New England Aquarium or Children's Museum in Boston

E - Enjoy chocolates and candies at Colonial Candies in Bolton.  It's worth the drive down 495 to visit this candy mansion!

F -  Fall River is where you will find Battleship Cove, with fascinating ships to explore.

G - Good Pickin' Farm for winter farm fun! Join Morning of the Farm Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for a visit with the barnyard animals full of snuggles!

H - Head over to Discovery Museum in Acton for learning and fun all week. 

I - Inline or traditional skate at Roller Kingdom with the family! Great exercise! Great fun! Plus, enjoy an indoor activity on a cold day!

J - Jumping fun at Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica

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. 

M - Magic Brush Pottery in Tewksbury has lots of fun craft projects to do at the studio or take-home.  

N - Need sports fun?  Teamworks in Acton has vacation week sports-focused programs for ages 4-14.

O - Open gym at mPower Athletics is available weekdays Monday-Friday from 12-1pm. 

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 or participate in a special library program.

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!  See all our favorite recipe articles.

S - See a movie at AMC Tyngsboro, Showcase Cinema de Lux Lowell, or O'Neil Cinemas.

T - Tubing at Nashoba Valley Tubing Park.  Plenty of snow!  Be sure to book tickets ahead.

U - Unplug and make something crafty.  See our many crafts articles.

V - View animals at the Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo.  

W - Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Tewksbury has state-of-the-art bowling lanes and indoor golf simulators

X - eXtreme Laser Tag at Merrimack Valley Pavilion

Y - Yarn, markers, beads, cake decorating -- stop by Michaels or Joann Fabrics for some craft supplies and get crafting!

Z - Zip to Apex Entertainment Marlborough for a day full of fun for the whole family!

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