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

February 17-26

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

February 18-20

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

February 18-25

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

February 20-23

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

February 21-25

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

February 22

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

February 22-26

Everyone’s favorite show is back at the TD Garden this week!

Puppet Playdate at the Institute of Contemporary Art :: Boston

February 25

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!

Snow Tubing/Snowshoeing


Some of the best options for tubing and snowshoeing include Nashoba Valley Tubing Park, Pat’s PeakWeston 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.

Bowling Alleys


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!

Looking for even more ideas for things to do with kids in Boston this winter? Check out our monthly calendar, with event listings submitted by tons of local organizations!

Cheryl is a native of Salem, MA, with just a slight Boston accent that remains from her childhood. She has been a high school counselor for over 20 years and enjoys helping her seniors navigate the college application process. A lifelong Boston Bruins fan, Cheryl began attending hockey games with her father in the original Boston Garden at the age of 8, a tradition she is now sharing with her son. Cheryl published a children’s picture book about (what else!) a child attending his first Bruins game. A graduate of Boston College, Cheryl is also passionate about soccer, travel, Cape Cod, and spending time with her family. As much as she loves to travel, she equally loves coming home. Cheryl resides in Arlington with her husband and son, who was born in 2014. Loves: playing soccer on the weekends, Italian culture and GOOD pizza, hot summer nights, seafood shacks, '80s music, sneakers, and being organized Dislikes: long meetings, loud noises,  messiness