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Top Things to Do with Kids in Greater Lowell This Week

Check our list of top pick attractions, activities and events for families

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher January 24, 2023

Looking for fun things to do in Greater Lowell with your kids?  Below are our Top Picks for the upcoming week, January 25 to February 1.  We have lots of events and activities on our event calendar in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Westford, Littleton, Groton and beyond.  

NOTE:  This page is updated every Wednesday afternoon.  We have selected events and venues based on the event description but, in most cases, have not attended, so please use your own judgment when choosing events to attend or view.  Age descriptions are provided by the event venue.  If an event is sold out when we're putting together this list, we don't list it here, to prevent disappointment. Be sure to check our event calendar regularly in advance to catch fun events before they sell out!

NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

Hi Friends! Hope you have enjoyed all the snow! We've had a blast building snowmen, sledding and playing in the snow. It has felt like we are living in a real life snow globe the past few days. If that wasn't enough we even added some indoor snow fun with this fake snow sensory play - Fake Snow with Just 2 Ingredients

We are continuing to prepare for our 2023 Summer Camp Fairs. We are really looking forward to all three fairs and are excited for you to meet folks from all the wonderful local Summer Camps joining us. Mark your calendars - our first fair will be Sunday, February 5th from 12 - 3pm at the Westford Regency

TOP PICKS THIS WEEK

  1. We launched our 2023 Summer Camp Guide! If you are beginning research for summer camps, definitely check it out! Plus, get familiar with a few of the camps before attending the Camp Fair on February 5th!
  2. Carol Gordon Ekster is celebrating the release of her newest picture book with a story & craft time at lala books in Lowell Saturday at 2pm! 
  3. Spend the morning at Maxwell's Garden Center for the Saturday morning indoor farmers market featuring produce, baked goods, wine, crafts and more. 
  4. Want to go ice skating with the kids this week?! Thursday and Friday, visit John J. Janas Memorial Skating Rink in Lowell 10am-12pm for public skating. Enjoy Friday Night Public Skating at Hallenborg in Billerica from 7-8pm. Or head to Hallenborg Sunday 2:20-4:40pm for Sunday Public Skating. See our event calendar for more skating availability throughout the week. 
  5. Register in advance to join the fun at Cardinall O'Connel ELC Saturday for Winter Wiggles, as they read stories, talk about emotions and engage in movement activities such as breath work, body movement and dance.
  6. Enjoy family swim time in the Lowell YMCA's indoor pool at Saturday Family Swim 2 - 5:30pm! 
  7. Lots of great storytimes and events happening at the local libraries this week!  Register for Yoga & Literacy (ages 3-5) this Friday at Groton Library. Join Dracut Library for the Little Explorers Playgroup Monday, January 30th at 9:30am for sensory and fine motor skill playtime. Billerica Library hosts Sweetdreams Storytime  Tuesdays at 6:15pm or join Chelmsford Library on Facebook Live at 7pm for Virtual PJ Storytime. Register for Family Storytime Wednesday 10;30am at the Pollard Memorial Library for a morning of stories, music and movement for the whole family. There are more storytimes, craft times and Teen events/programs at all our local libraries throughout the week, be sure to check our events calendar for details!
  8. Roudenbush Community Center is hosting open gym time for children and caregivers January 31st 12pm-6pm!  Climb, jump and play on the gym mats.
  9. Mark your calendar! Our first Summer Camp Fair of 2023 will be held on February 5th at Westford Regency! Plan to stop by to gather information about summer camps and programs for the kids as well as year-round activities such as dance, martial arts, music, art, sports and more!
  10. Many Winter sessions have begun, but spots still remain in many programs. If you are looking for a kids class or after-school program, be sure to check out our Kids Classes & After-School Programs Guide.
  11. Weather not great? Looking for an indoor activity for the family?  Altitude Trampoline Park is open for jumping fun. Visit Toddler Time Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm. Stop by for Friday Night Friendzy and Family Fun Night on Saturdays (both just $15 for 2 hours of jumping!). Plus, for families who would benefit, Sensory-Friendly Saturdays are offered every Saturday 9am-10am.
  12. Looking for a February Vacation Program for a child 6-10? Groton Hill Music Centers February Vacation Arts Mashup is the perfect opportunity for kids to explore the arts and creative technology in a warm, fun and friendly setting. The program runs Feb. 20-24 9am - 4pm with extended care available. Register today! See our February Vacation Fun Guide for more February Vacation Programs. 


Check our Events Calendar for More Family Fun in Greater Lowell


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Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher

mackidlexingtonlowell@macaronikid.com



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