5 Activities For February School Vacation Week

The kids are home for the week so what to do? Try my 5 suggestions to keep everyone busy and active.

1) The Framingham Public Main Branch Library

The library has a number of fun events planned none of which require preregistration.

Movie Matinee: Shrek Forever After (Rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language) Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 2-4 p.m., Costin Room, All Ages. Longing for the days when he was a “real ogre,” Shrek signs a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to get his roar back…but turns his world upside down in the process. Can he reverse the contract in time to get happily ever after back?

Special Storycraft presented by the Alzheimer’s Partnership in Metrowest
Wednesday Feb. 23, 2-3 p.m., J Program Room, Ages 5-9.
Come hear a story about a grandparent who develops some memory difficulties, and then make a memory box for your older relative. Besides explaining the signs of dementia to children, community staff will also be available to talk with family members about their aging relative, the disease process, and to answer any questions.

Vacation Week Book Bingo
Thursday Feb. 24, 3-4 p.m. J Craft Room, Kindergarten and up.
Prizes, laughs, and best of all, books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo and learn about many of the books the library has to offer.

2) Indoor Minigolf

Trombettas Farm: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Trombettas Farm just may be the ticket to lose those winter blahs. Enjoy the warmth in the indoor greenhouse mini golf course with flowers, streams and waterfalls. Just a hop, skip and a jump over the Framingham line in Marlboro, Trombettas has ice cream and treats too. 

GlowGolf: Another novel mini golf place is also located just over the line from Framingham inside The Natick Collection. This is indoors and glow in the dark!  Kids have a blast in this environment and parents can get a few errands done at the mall in the process.

 3) Callahan State Park

Considering we may have snow on the ground until June, Callahan is one of the most popular sledding spots in town. You don’t need a fresh storm to enjoy the packed runs here. Callahan also boasts many walking trails so bring your cross country skis or snowshoes and make a day of it. There are two entrances to Callahan one on Millwood Street and the other on Edmands Road. For sledding head to Millwood.

 4) The

The Danforth is another option not only to visit and enjoy the museum but for their vacation week workshops for kids grades K-12. Current workshops include clay, painting, jewelry making, cartooning and more. Classes run Tuesday-Thursday. Call ahead for registration information

 5) Indoor Play Space

New to Framingham, this is an inflatable indoor wonderland that allows the kids to blow off some steam. The facility features giant inflatable bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, and interactive games. Check their Web site for vacation week open drop in times.  




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