Best Things To Do in Westchester in February With Kids: Outdoor Fun, Hot Chocolate Fest, Maple Sugaring

As winter ends it's Maple Sugaring Time at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Photo courtesy of the Museum
As winter ends it's Maple Sugaring Time at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Photo courtesy of the Museum

February may be the shortest month, but it brings with it a multitude of special occasions worth celebrating. With Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, Black History Month, Mardi Gras, and Lunar New Year crammed into just 28 days, there’s practically a reason to celebrate every day.

Below we’ve rounded up our favorite February events for families in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. We're supplementing these picks with seasonal anytime outings and highlights from our virtual event listings. Mix and match throughout the month, and be sure to bookmark this page for easy reference.

Even better news: This is just the tip of the iceberg! We have many more resources are available, including our Winter Fun Guide, which is filled with winter day tripsindoor water parks to visit nearby, and our winter fun list. Beyond that, our Event Calendar is constantly updated with new events as we learn of them.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Olana State Historic Site

Veterans Memorial Park

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Lines and Squiggles
Westchester Children's Museum - 11:00 AM Pick
Backyard Birding Bonanza
Muscoot Farm - 1:00 PM Pick
Make 'n Take Bluebird Nesting Boxes
Edith Read Sanctuary, Playland Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Winter Eagles Hike
Croton Point Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Owl Prowl
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center - 7:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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