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A to Z Guide to February Vacation Fun

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher January 25, 2022

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:


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 - Dolls and toys abound at Wenham Museum

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 - Game Day!  Pull out some favorite games or maybe even borrow or buy a new game to try.  Did you know the library has games for you to borrow?

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

I - Ice Skating at the Janas Rink in Lowell (all public skating times are listed on our calendar)

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 - Old Sturbridge Village is open for a fun winter visit!

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 autos!  Visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum to see amazing antique vehicles.

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

Z - Zip to Plaster Fun Time at Drum Hill to paint all kinds of plaster animals, plates, signs and more. 




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