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Family Fun for February Vacation

Ice Skating OutdoorsFebruary vacation is just a week away and this year it is even more of a challenge to find things to do with the kids.  The pandemic has put travel plans on hold and many favorite activities are out of bounds.  We are here to help!  Our agents are all very knowledgeable about their towns and many of them have raised families here, so who better to ask for suggestions to keep both kids and parents entertained?  Here are some of their recommendations for low-risk* activities you can enjoy this vacation and beyond.  Many of these are outdoors and require pre-booking, so check the weather and the website before you set off.  Stay safe and have fun! 

 

Ski resorts in MA are operating for the season, but non-skiers can still enjoy the snow with tubing!  Ski Ward and Nashoba both offer tubing in specific timeslots - advance booking required. Some height/age restrictions apply - best for ages 6+

The Trustee of the Reservations are hosting some fun Feb vacation week activities at select locations, including Fire Pit Picnics, Snowshoeing, and Hike and Seek adventures.  deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln is a great place to explore - tickets go on sale one week in advance. 

If the weather is good, take a walk in one of our many nearby state parks and reservations- try  The Middlesex Fells in Winchester, Minute Man Park in Concord, Great Meadows also in Concord, and Willard Woods in Lexington are all good places to explore.  Or head into the city and take a stroll through Boston Common and the Public Garden, or along the Rose Kennedy Greenway (don’t forget to say hello to the seals outside the Aquarium!)

Boston’s Seaport has transformed to Snowport for the season!  Enjoy a winter stroll, explore the art installations, try curling or enjoy dinner in an igloo - and keep an eye out for Betty the Yeti!

Both Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo are open to visitors - again, visitor numbers are restricted so make sure you purchase your tickets in advance.

If you prefer to be indoors, some of our favorite kid-friendly museums are open with precautions.  Try Discovery Museum in Acton, Museum of Science or New England Aquarium for an undercover day out.

 

*All organized activities will have their own covid safety protocols in place - please check individual websites for details and requirements.  Please remember to wear a mask and maintain social distance when taking part in any self-guided activities.  Let’s keep everyone safe!

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