At this point in the Boston winter, it feels like the season will never, ever end.
Tons of area museums, libraries, and organizations break out their best activities for February break, but what are you supposed to do in the wintertime that remains after break? It’s still cold, it’s still doing who knows what precipitation-wise, and you might get even more bored than you were before.
Don’t fret — here are four ideas of things to do in the Boston area that will break up the late winter boredom beyond February break.
Learn to love theater
Many around Boston worried that the Wheelock Family Theatre would shut down following last year’s sale of Wheelock College to Boston University. Luckily for everyone, the theater in the Longwood medical area did not close, and it continues to be chock full of fun things to do for a variety of ages. A new round of theater arts classes for children in preschool to 12th grade begins the second weekend in March.
The Holiday Inn Bunker Hill in Somerville has created a kids paradise with its sports deck and indoor heated pool. The pool brings a bit of Florida to the chilly Boston climate and has a lifeguard on duty. Foosball and table tennis are some of the games that fill the adjacent area. There’s also a kid-friendly rock climbing wall. Parents can kick back and relax poolside in one of the cabanas (with a great view of it all) as well. The hotel also shows family movies on the pool deck on Friday and Saturday nights. The area is available for party rental as well, even if you don’t plan on staying the night.
Wind your way to Wenham
Well known for their February break Lego programming, the Wenham Museum is much more. Their permanent train and toy collections are a delight for kids of all ages. In addition, their ongoing preschool programming runs year-round and can help you in your quest to get your littlest kids learning and having fun even in the worst of winter.
Science on the South Shore
The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell has programming all year long. Their exhibits showcasing the ecosystem of the South Shore of Massachusetts and birds in the area are always available. If your kids love frogs, turtles, or owls, this is a place where they can see their favorites live. Want to see what animals and vegetation do in the winter months? The trails surrounding the center are open for snowshoeing during the winter, which allows you a firsthand look at how animals and trees survive the cold. Snowshoes are available for rent from the center.