Best Things To Do in Boston this Weekend with Kids: Disney on Ice, Night Sky with Big Bird, and Sledding

Built to Win, at the USS Constitution Museum, photo courtesy of usscm.org
Built to Win, at the USS Constitution Museum, photo courtesy of usscm.org

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

With snow in the forecast, kids are going to want to take sleds out this weekend; we can point you toward 12 of Boston's best sledding hills. If you'd like to mix a little culture in with your fresh air, though, swing by the DeCordova Sculpture Park for ARTfull Explorations (for bigger kids) or a Make It ARTfull workshop (for preschoolers). Of course, you'd be forgiven if you choose to stick with indoor nature experiences in these temperatures, and some favorite characters make that easy: experience ice the Disney princess way at Disney on Ice, or swing by the Science Museum to take in the night sky with Big Bird.

For more ideas on what to do this weekend in Boston, find great Winter Day Trips to take with kids or look through our list of The 30 Best Winter Activities

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Note: Many locations in Boston are requiring masks be worn indoors and some venues are requiring proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, for entry. Check locations for specific details. If you are traveling to an activity outside of your state or local area, check for any travel restrictions, advisories, or quarantine orders.

Places featured in this article:


Institute of Contemporar Art

the hive at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Taza Chocolate Factory and Store

Museum of Science

Chinatown Popup Flower Market

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
Disney on Ice - Into the Magic
SNHU Arena - various times Pick
Crayola Creativity Week: Personal Identity
Virtual - Facebook Live - 9:00 AM
Fire Pit Picnic at Appleton Farms
Appleton Farms - various times
Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
SoWa Power Station - various times
Online Website Coding Class: Html/Css/JavaScript for Kids
Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - various times
Neighborhood Guides
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