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:
- Our 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 Macaroni Kid Acton-Concord-Bedford-Lexington, 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 our Winter Family Day Trips Guide if you're interested in venturing further afield
Need a February Vacation Camp for the kids? Groton Hill Music Center hosts their annual Vacation Arts Mashup Feb. 20-24 from 9AM - 4PM for ages 6-10.Join our friends at Good Pickin' Farm for Snow Place Like Farm Camp! Feb. 21-24 from 9AM - 3PM & extended day 9AM - 5PM (ages 5-13). Plus, a few spots remain at Snapology Fitchurg/Chelmsford AM Mechanical Materminds (ages 6-12) & PM Brick City (ages 6-2) programs.
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.
E - Enjoy chocolates and candies at Colonial Candies in Bolton. It's worth the drive down 495 to visit this candy mansion!
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 - One Stop Fun in Westford for active indoor fun
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.
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.
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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