February Vacation Fun 2017

No need to drive to Boston, Providence, or Worcester this vacation to find fun things to do. There’s plenty of family-fun happening right in Ashland, Hopkinton, and surrounding towns!

1Track the Rabbits, Deer, Coyote

Broadmoor Sanctuary in Natick will host an Animal Footprints and Signs event the afternoon of Sat, Feb 18. Details

2See Frozen on the Big Screen

Elsa and Anna return to the big screen at Patriot Place, Foxboro from Feb 17 through Monday, Feb 20. Details

3Bounce, Sing, and Splash

The Boroughs Branch YMCA in Westboro will have an open house on Mon, Feb 20, with bounce house, family splash, Pumpernickel Puppets, and a Sing-a-long with Mr. Vick. Details

4Meet a Chinchilla

Creature Teachers will visit Jam Time, Natick on Monday morning 2/20, bringing a skunk, chinchilla, bearded dragon, and more. Registration required. Details

5Learn to Cook

Ages 2-6 are invited to Whole Foods Bellingham for an hour-long kids’ program on Mon, 2/20. Details

6Sing with Apple Tree Arts

All ages are welcome at the Northborough Library for a concert with Mr. Bill from Apple Tree Arts. Tues, 2/21. Details

7Wear Your PJs

New PJ donations are welcome at a PJ storytime at the Upton Library the evening of Tues, Feb 21. Registration Requested. (Details) Also head to the Hopkinton Library on Wed, Feb 22 for their take on the PJ storytime (Details)

8Create with Tinker Kit

PreK to Grade 1 will use tools to invent and build creations through tinkering. Tues PM, Feb 21. Registration required. Details

9Meet Mickey Mouse

Everyone’s favorite mouse visits morning playtime at Jam Time in Natick on Wed, Feb 22. Details

10Win a Floor Hockey Championship

Ages 8-12 can sign up to play in an indoor hockey tournament at the Northborough Library Wed, Feb 22. Registration Required. Details

11Watch Pumpernickel Puppets

This fast-paced puppet show is best for ages 3+. At the Milford Library Thurs, Feb 23. Details

12Make a Marshmallow Catapult

All materials are provided for the whole family to pitch in and conquer this engineering challenge at the Franklin Library Thurs, Feb 23. Details

13Party at Patriot Place

A royal carnival will include a castle, games, and crafts on Thurs, Feb 23. Details

14Play Life-Sized Candy Land

All ages are welcome to play Giant Candy Land at the Bellingham Library Thurs, Feb 23. Details

15Enjoy Juggling and Magic

Lucky Bob comes to the Southborough Library on Thurs, Feb 23 for a magic and juggling show. Details

16Befriend a Bug

Ages 6+ will learn about and interact with bugs in a hands-on program at the Bacon Free Library in South Natick on Fri, Feb 24. Details

17See Malik the Magic Guy

Magician and comedian Malik will perform at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Fri, Feb 24. Details

18Watch Dumbo (Disney Original) on the Big Screen

See the original 1941 Dumbo movie on the big screen at Patriot Place 3 days only, Fri Feb 24 through Sun Feb 26. Details

19Enjoy a Little Taste of Summer

Dress for warmer weather at the Greenhouse “Beach” Party on Fri, Feb 24, when Chestnut Hill Farm will crank up the heat in their greenhouse for a summery party. Registration required. Details

20Try Hockey for Free

Kids ages 4-9 are invited to try youth hockey at the IcePlex in Hopedale early Saturday morning, Feb 25. Registration required. Details

21Make a Doodle Robot

Ages 5+ can create simple circuits and learn about prototypes using Doodlebots at the Holliston Library Sat, Feb 25. Registration required. Details

22Meet a Fox, Hedgehog, Skunk

Animal Adventures will be at Fay’s Primary School on Sat, Feb 25 for their free monthly program that is open to the public. Registration Required. Details

23 Go Sledding

Find a new hill on our map of all the local sledding hot-spots (filter by intensity!) Check out the menu for other great maps like Kids-Eat-Free (filter by day of the week) and Activities (indoor playgrounds, museums, hikes, bowling, etc)

24Give Mom and Dad a Break

We’ve made a list of dozens of local vacation camps, many of which let you choose your days. See age range, dates, times, and price all in one place. Details

25Don’t Let the Fun Stop

If you found this list helpful, don’t lose track of us! We send out once-weekly emails of the best local fun stuff, plus a 1-page printable PDF schedule of playtime hours for dozens of local indoor playspots. Sign up here to stay in touch and get your PDF for the fridge.