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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!

Staycation! Located right on D Street in Southie, Aloft and Element are the perfect hotels to book for your family to have a sleepover including swimming pools! If you live in Boston you get a resident discount rate for both hotels, so why not surprise the kids with some overnight family fun!

Create something! Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist at Yaymaker’s Original Paint Nite. This all ages event will take place on Saturday, February 23rd at Aloft Hotel in the Seaport District at 401 D Street from 2:00p until 4:00p. Guided by a talented and entertaining artist, kids and adults will paint an underwater scene and have fun doing it. Tickets are $35 and include all the materials and can be purchased here! 

Skating by! The Murphy Rink is offering public skating through the winter.  If you don’ t have skates, don’t worry.  You can rent them from Teddy – he is the skate master (and local legend).  If your blades are dull, he’ll sharpen ’em up for you! So bundle up the family and head to the rink! Hours of Public Skating during school vacation are Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm.

Lace up those bowling shoes! Head to East Broadway to Southie Candlepin and bowl a few strings at this old school institution! They are open daily 12pm-7pm.  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!

Chillin’ on D! Get ready for two weekends of frosty fun and live music at the Lawn on D! Enjoy live ice carving demonstrations,  ice cornhole, music , hot chocolate and parents can grab a drink at the ice bar! And why not give your Instagram a boost with a photo from inside our giant snow globe?

WHEN
February 21 – 24 & February 28 – March 3:
Thursday & Friday: 4 pm to 10 pm
Saturday & Sunday: noon to 10 pm

Let’s go to the movies! We have a new luxury theater in the Seaport District! The ShowPlace ICON is now open at One Seaport (also home to Tuscan Kitchen and Kings). The new luxury theater spans 44,000 square feet, boasts 10 auditoriums and seats 855 guests in total. Auditoriums range from the 131-seat ICON-X premium large format room to a 63-seat auditorium, which gives moviegoers the feeling of being in their own private screening room. You can also order beer and wine while you watch your movie!

Let’s go Glamping! American Girl Live will be coming to the Shubert Theater February 22-24, coinciding with school vacation.  The Boston Harbor Hotel will be offering a ‘Camp American Girl’ package which will include a stay in the hotel and tickets to attend the show.  The package is available the nights for February 21-24 and can be reserved by calling 617-439-7000. The pricing starts at $595 and that includes the tickets to the 7p show at the Shubert, the room, the American Girl Doll amenities and the DIY Cupcake.
• VIP American Girl Live tickets (seating in the first 8 rows of the Orchestra and an exclusive post-show photo opportunity with the cast) – 1 ticket per guest. All children must have tickets.
• American Girl Doll Sleeping bag (for the doll) – 1 per child
• BHH embroidered sleep mask set (one for the child and one for the doll) – 1 set per child
• DIY cupcake amenity – 1 amenity per room

Make a cake! Cure that cabin fever this February Vacation and join Boston Harbor Hotel for a fun, educational and creative afternoon at the Cake Boss Workshop. On Thursday, February 21, Cake BOS(ton) and Boston Harbor Hotel Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser is hosting a cake decorating workshop for children of all ages to decorate their very own gourmet dessert from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. While the kids are learning from the pastry chef pro, parents are invited to enjoy a cash bar and specialty cocktails during the event.  Tickets to the Cake Boss Workshop are $75 per cake and can be purchased at https://bhhcakebossworkshop.eventbrite.com. Maximum 2 children per cake, tax and gratuity included. The Boston Harbor Hotel is located at 40 Rowes Wharf in Boston and the website is www.bhh.com.

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! 

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.

Library fun! South Boston Public Library is offering some fun events this week!  Crafts, activities, stories and Mike the Bubble Man!  For full schedule visit here! 

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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