February school vacation week is just around the corner! If you’re planning a staycation and are looking for fun things to do with your kids during February break, check out these Boston-area events and happenings!
Bugs Bunny Film Festival at the Brattle Theater :: Cambridge
This annual cartoon celebration allows parents to celebrate their old favorite characters — Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Tweety, Roadrunner, Yosemite Sam — and share that enjoyment with their kids. What could be better than original cartoons shown on the big screen?!
Fire Pits and Winter Craft :: Beverly
Warm up with your family around a real fire pit at Long Hill. Enjoy s’mores and wintery crafts.
Wizarding Week at Ocean Edge on Cape Cod :: Brewster
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Resort guests will enjoy activities like wand and cloak making, as well as other magical surprises.
Kiddos in the Kitchen! :: Dover
Spend school vacation week in the Powisset Kitchen and cook up wonderful creations. Kids will learn kitchen basics and enjoy hands-on cooking and eating. Each child will make their own individual items. Designed for kids ages 7-12. Menu is different every day.
Discovery Museum’s Everyday Engineering Drop-in Programs :: Acton
Daily hands-on workshops give children exposure to various engineering topics, including bridge building, cup towers, and hoop gliders.
Children’s Winter Festival on Boston Common :: Boston
Boston Parks and Recreation presents this festival for kids on Boston Common that features treats, promotions, and fun giveaways. Spend a day in the city and check it out.
Disney on Ice :: Boston
Everyone’s favorite show is back at the TD Garden this week!
Puppet Playdate at the Institute of Contemporary Art :: Boston
Enjoy puppetry performances, demonstrations, puppet craft-making, and workshops for all skill levels.
Curling on the Common :: Seaport
Through Feb 28
Here is your chance to try curling on the Seaport Common. Sign up for a time slot in advance.
Ice Castles in New Hampshire :: North Woodstock, NH
Race down ice slides, explore ice caves and frozen mazes, crawl through tunnels, and stroll through an illuminated forest!
Some of the best options for tubing and snowshoeing include Nashoba Valley Tubing Park, Pat’s Peak, Weston Ski Track, Harold Parker State Forest, and Southern Middlesex Fells Loop.
Winter Walks and Hikes
Local beautiful trails to explore for some fresh winter air include Fresh Pond, Middlesex Fells, Blue Hills Reservation, and Walden Pond.
Check out some of our favorite spots, including Sacco’s Bowl Haven and Kings.
College Hockey Games
What better time to enjoy a college hockey game?! College games are family friendly — and less expensive than a professional game.
Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
Lace up those skates and check out one of the many outdoor skating rinks around Massachusetts!