What to Do with the Kiddos During February Break

Boston Frog Pond Ice Skating
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February break is in full swing, and if you have children you’ll need some activities to entertain them over the next few days. Thankfully Boston is a city with never-ending things to do, even during the bleakest winter weather. We’ve rounded up a few spots where you’ll have plenty of fun all week long.


Where to Learn:

Museum of Science – The Museum of Science is huge and provides hours of education. It has over 700 interactive exhibits, presentations, hands-on activities, and even live animals. They’ll love walking among butterflies in the garden and standing tall next to the gigantic 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil. For the older kids, take a wild adventure on the Thrill Ride 360, a full-motion simulator that rolls and spins. And don’t miss their newest exhibit called “Dogs! A Science Tail” that shows you life from a dog’s point of view. Check the daily schedule and purchase tickets here


Cooking Classes at City Table – Got a future chef on your hands? Take them to City Table, where Chef Sean MacAlpine will be teaching the little ones how to be a pro in the kitchen. Choose from either the Pizza Making class on Wednesday, February 19th or a Cookie Baking class on Thursday, February 20th. Sign up here.


Where to Play:

LEGOLand – The ultimate discovery center is located right in Assembly Row, and the fun doesn’t stop at LEGOs. LEGOLand features 2 rides, more than 10 different Build & Play Zones, a 4D cinema, a store and a coffee shop. The kids can also meet their favorite LEGO characters throughout the visit, so they’re bound to want to spend hours there. Parents — hit up that Starbucks on your way in!


Rock Spot – Over in South Boston, head to Rock Spot and climb for fun for all ages. You and your child can climb side-by-side up the wall and use a scale to slide down. The friendly staff is always available for instruction, no matter what skill level you’re at. Got a birthday this week or weekend? Rock Spot also hosts birthday parties too. 


Where to Eat:

Legal Harborside – We already know that Legal Sea Foods goes above and beyond to accommodate their guests with a variety of food options. But their Harborside location is the real MVP for a couple of reasons. Not only can kids watch boats coming in and out of the harbor, they can choose from a variety of options on their children’s menu. 


Sacco’s Bowl Haven & Flatbread Company – For some retro-inspired fun, take the whole family to knock down pins at Sacco’s Bowl Haven. This Somerville classic has been around since 1939, but is still super popular with the locals. But the best part of Sacco’s is its partnership with Flatbread Company. They offer all natural, wood-fired clay oven pizzas with plenty of organic ingredients. And it’s delicious, to boot!


Where to Tire the Kids Out:

Sky Zone – Jump, flip, and bounce your heart out at Sky Zone. Their many attractions include Skyhoops basketball, a ninja warrior course, dodgeball, and a foam zone. We recommend visiting on Sunday for their epic Family Night. The night includes 1 hour of jump time, family-friendly activities, 4 pairs of SkySocks and 4 smoothies and pizza to reward you for all your hard work. 


Ice Skating at The Boston Common Frog Pond – Ice skating at Frog Pond is a must-do activity for every Bostonian. And our visitors too! From November to March, the Frog Pond turns into a winter ice skating rink that’s totally kid friendly. If you’ve got little ones or kids who haven’t skated before, consider signing them up for private and group skating lessons throughout the week. After the fun, head over to the Frog Pond Cafe for a warm cup of hot cocoa and a grilled cheese.