WinterFest, Snowy Fun, and More Things To Do in Boston This Weekend with Kids

Make the most of Boston's winter this weekend, with our picks for fun family activities! WinterFEST photo courtesy of Newton Community Pride.
Make the most of Boston's winter this weekend, with our picks for fun family activities! WinterFEST photo courtesy of Newton Community Pride.

Looking for the best things to do in Boston this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities in the area to add to your list for this weekend.

Time to get outdoors and enjoy all that winter has to offer us this weekend. Newton hosts their 2nd Annual WinterFest, with winter walks, ice sculptures, and visits from Frozen characters. Head down to Ipswich for a Snowy Owl Prowl (bring your binoculars), and a hot chocolate hike. Speaking of chocolate, sweets connoisseurs have to check out The Chocolate Expo in Wilmington. For those looking to keep warm indoors, hop over to the Kids Who Mean Business fair to support young entrepreneurs.

To find the right activity to fit for your family’s weekend, peruse our event calendar for great options. And for more great activities, check out our guide to the Best of January: Top Things To Do in Boston with Kids. And be sure to explore 50 Snowday Boredom Busters for winter-weather fun indoors!

Places featured in this article:


Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Nashoba Valley Snow Tube Park

Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink at Larz Anderson Park

Kendall Square Community Outdoor Ice Skating

Market Street Lynnfield

Featherland Ice Skating Rink

Flagstaff Hill at Boston Common

Sugar Bowl and Jamaica Pond Park
Drop-In Sewing for Teens
Grove Hall Branch Boston Public Library - 4:00 PM Pick
Baby Lapsit
Framingham Public Library McAuliffe Branch - 10:00 AM
Spark Math: Free Trial Class
Virtual - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides