30+ Things To Do over February Break with Boston Kids: In-Person and Drop-Off Activities

Photo courtesy of the Harvard Museum of Science and Culture
Photo courtesy of the Harvard Museum of Science and Culture

An exotic winter getaway may not be in the cards this February break, but families can still plan an epic staycation right here in the Boston area. Our favorite winter vacation activities include family-friendly outings and drop-off programs. The Blue Man Group bring back their popular February break week matinees; the USS Constitution's Lego Maritime Festival is back in person this winter break, and Powisset Farm has special school break campfires. You can even get a jump start on maple sugaring. And if you're still needing virtual distraction, let the kids take a piano, guitar, or pop singing lesson. Hey, we New Englanders know how to make the most of winter, right?

Our Boston Winter Fun Guide is packed with even more ideas for outdoor and indoor activities to keep kids busy with and (since we all need a break) without mom and dad. Or if you're ready to load up the car and make a run for it, check out our Boston Getaway Guide!

Places featured in this article:

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

Jack Frost and Big Boulder Moutain

Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink at Larz Anderson Park

Kendall Square Community Outdoor Ice Skating

Market Street Lynnfield

Featherland Ice Skating Rink

Nashoba Valley Snow Tube Park

Somerville Community Path

Boston Common and Public Garden

Esplanade (Museum of Science)

Middlesex Fells Reservation

Hammond Pond Reservation

Great Brook Farm State Park

Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boston Children's Museum

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art



Phantoms and Fire at Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village - 4:30 PM Pick
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Roger Williams Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Topsfield Fair
Topsfield Fairgrounds - various times Pick
Cambridge Science Festival
Virtual - various times Pick
Festival of Illumination: World of Lights
Southwick Zoo - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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