Vacation Week: Things to do with the kids!

It’s February Vacation week and here are some suggestions of fun things to do with the kids!

Go Wild at the Zoo! Franklin Park Zoo is offering fun programs for the week for first through sixth graders! The fun takes place February 20th through February 23rd.

Skating by! Looking for a fun way to keep the kids entertained? Lace up the skates and hit the ice. The Devine Rink is offering public skating through the winter. If you don’ t have skates, don’t worry, you can rent them! If your blades are dull, you can get them sharpened there too! You can also rent the ice for $225 for a 50 minute skate. So bundle up the family and head to the rink! Public skating hours for school vacation week are Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm.

Lace up those bowling shoes! Take the family bowling! Head to Boston Bowl and bowl a few strings at this old school institution! They are open 24 hours 7 days a week.  Are big balls more of your thing? Kings Dining & Entertainment in the Seaport District offers all kinds of fun! This new hot spot features 20,000 square feet of fun at 60 Seaport Boulevard complete with 16 lanes of big ball bowling, a “bar-Kade” filled with video games, pool tables, foosball a giant four-man air hockey table, shuffle board, and hoops!

Let’s go to the movies!  The AMC at South Bay has 12 theaters complete with leather recliners and you even order beer and wine while you watch your movie!

Free admission! The ICA is offering free admission on Presidents Day!  Timed tickets are required for gallery entry this weekend, Presidents’ Day, and February Vacation Week (Feb 16–21) through the run of William Forsythe the wildly popular interactive exhibit! Tickets are available first come, first serve, on site only. Tickets are limited and do sell out; we recommend arriving earlier in the day.  Visit here for more information! 

Winer Fun! It’s Children’s Winter Festival Time on the Boston Common! On Wednesday, February 2oth partake in some winter fun including the 30-foot-high inflatable Everest Climb N Slide, a snow maze, a 45-foot-long toboggan tunnel, and free skating (and rentals!) on the Frog Pond.

Go Wild at the Zoo! Franklin Park Zoo is offering fun programs for the week for first through sixth graders! The fun takes place February 19th through February 22nd.

Family fun at the library! The Boston Public Library – Dorchester Branches are offering all sort of fun kids activities! From art projects, to kitchen chemistry, to lego building, to bubbles and more!  Visit here for more information! 

Get outside! From guided hikes, wildlife observation opportunities, crafting activities, games, stories, DCR has all kinds of events this week! For a full list of activities and programming visit DCR’s website.


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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.