Many kiddos are on vacation this coming week so I’m throwing out some extra suggestions to the universe in case you have some extra downtime.
The possibilities are endless and this list is not meant to be comprehensive…just some of my favorite choices!
The New England Boat Show!
The boat show runs from February 14th-22nd at the the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center! Children 15 and under are FREE and adults are only $16. Actually, for a limited time, adults are only $13. It’s a good idea to purchase tix online as the line to buy tickets can get long at times.
My boys LOVED the car show….I can only imagine the mayhem that will ensue when we unleash them at the boat show.
Slope Fest! Lawn on the D February 20th-22nd
This event sounds like a blast! Tubing, music, food trucks, frost ice bar, winter sports exhibition, family friendly activities, and much more! This could easily become quite the staycation. Book an inexpensive room and make a little getaway out of it!
Winter on D’s Slope Fest, a three-day wintertime festival offering city-dwellers an urban escape featuring a two-story-high snow slope for tubing, downhill winter sport exhibitions on the slope, a custom-designed illuminated bar carved out of ice by Boston’s Frost Ice Bar, activities for families and the young at heart, a hot Latin dance party and more!
With over five feet of snow blanketing The Lawn, Winter on D’s Slope Fest offers Bostonians the chance to tube down a 70-foot-long slope made of fresh snowy powder – without heading to the mountains. You can leave your snow tubes at home as they will be provided by the MCCA, but make sure to buy a ticket* to ensure that you get a chance to slide down the snowiest hill in Boston! The slope will also be the location for an hour-long sport exhibition featuring the SnowRiders, a team of experienced skiers and snowboarders, who will be twisting and turning in the air to show off their hottest moves on and off the slope**.
Once you’ve had your fill of tubing, grab a hot beverage or choose from local wine and beer selections from the ice bar provided by Boston’s Frost Ice Bar, the world’s largest permanent indoor ice bar in the U.S. Order a special drink to pair it with your favorite menu item from one of the many food trucks that will be on-site for Slope Fest.
Watch Latin dance performances by MetaMovements and even learn the latest dance steps before trying them out yourself during a Latin dance party that will take place before Friday’s Slope Fest downhill winter sport exhibition.
If that isn’t enough, Slope Fest will also feature fun family friendly activities, music from DJ Frankie White, fire pits on The Lawn and more (think snowy selfie photo opps)!
Salem’s So Sweet This event is still going on so if you didn’t make it last weekend…you still have time. Chocolate and ice sculptures…sounds like you can’t go wrong!
PINKALICIOUS: The Musical
February 14 at 2 pm
February 15 at 2 pm and 4 pm
February 18, 19, and 20 at 2 pm
February 21 at 2 pm and 4 pm
February 22 at 2 pm
Back by popular demand! One of the biggest hits with BCT audiences, PINKALICIOUS returns for a limited run in our 2015 season. This pinktastic musical features everyone’s favorite pink princess, Pinkalicious, along with her brother Peter and her adoring parents! Learn why it’s so important to eat your green vegetables! A pinkerrific time will be had by all! Single Tickets Now On Sale! All Performances of PINKALICIOUS at the Cambridge YMCA, 820 Mass. Ave, Cambridge
I’m not typically an arcade fan, but my boys love it here and I actually usually have a pretty good time too! We’ve been to the Providence and the Braintree locations. We eat a decent lunch, play a ton of games, the boys run around like crazy scoring tickets, and then cash them in for some silly little prize.
The Mapparium is really cool to see while you’re there!
As with other museums, the MFA will be hosting February Vacation activities for children and their families! Check out their program of events.
One of our favorite summer places of all, Maritime Gloucester will be having some great February Vacation activities!
Be sure to click on the link to discover just what they’ll be offering!
Eurostoves in Beverly is offering kids’ cooking classes most days during vacation week, but they are filling up QUICK!
Check out their class schedule and call ASAP if you’re interested!
The 6th Annual Lego Train
by The New England Lego Users Group
February 14 – 15
February Vacation Fun
February 16 – 18
Train Time D IY Maker Studio
February 16 – 20
Train Time 18: Farm to Table By Train
Open through February 22
So, I know that you all know to go to the New England Aquarium, but right now I’m particularly excited about the Humpback Whales 3D IMAX Movie!