We love our kids, but entertaining them for an entire week can be quite a challenge. So we did a little research for you to find some family friendly and/or kid-centric ways to stay occupied this February Vacation. And, if you are headed off somewhere warm…you forgot to send me my flight information!!
- Legion Bowl– Nothing says kid heaven like duck-pin bowling, arcade games and pizza! Legion Bowl in Cranston is offering a deal that is far too good not to take advantage of. A family of 4 can bowl for 90 minutes with bowling shoes, a pitcher of soda and a cheese pizza for $34.99. There is also an entire arcade as well as 8 tournament style billiard tables. A whole lot of fun for everyone!
- R1 Karting– Do you have a need for speed? R1 Karting is located at 100 Higginson Ave in Lincoln. They offer junior and adult tracks which means fun for the whole family! Learn more here!
- Biomes– Biomes offers a look into our local species that live in the water! There are touch tanks, interactive play areas, an area for just for play, plenty of creatures to see, and lots to learn! They specialize in teaching families about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay! Hours are:
Open Daily 12pm to 5pm.
Children (ages 3-12) and seniors (65+) $9
Children 2 and under, and members FREE
Read about family memberships.
For more information see the Walk-Ins page.
- Providence Children’s Museum– The Providence Children’s Museum is the perfect way to spend a day during vacation. There is plenty to do the entire week through.
Have a look at the details from http://www.childrenmuseum.org/dontMissThis.asp:
“Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun! The Museum is open daily during vacation, Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, with special activities and performances all week long”
- Keith Munslow
- The Hoopoe Show
- Maker Workshop
- Color a Smile
- Children’s Theater Weekend
- Imagination Playground
The details and more can be found here
- The Warwick Museum of Arts…Get Artsy– The Warwick Museum of Art is offering a week full of classes! Participate in the entire week or select the classes that appeal to your little ones. It is $35.00 per workshop or you can register for the entire week and get 10%off. Download details here!
- Ice Skating– Something about a cold day out on the ice followed by warn hot chocolate just makes for the perfect winter day. This is also a great way to expend some energy! Since Rhode Island is quite little, you can find a rink within a short drive. Here are a few to check out:
- Rock Spot Climbing– This is the ultimate indoor climbing experience right here in Rhode Island. Lucky for us, there are two locations (Peace Dale and Lincoln) which means that one of them must not be too far away from you. Learn more here!
- Zoo Camp at Roger Williams Park Zoo– Kids ages 4-13 can have a wild adventure during the school vacation. This camp offers animal encounters, crafts, tours and so much more. If you are not looking for a camp, you can still plan to spend a day at the zoo getting to know the winter animals, admission is half price through February! Click here for more.
- KidZone– KidZone is located in North Kingstown in the Hunt River Commons. This is another awesome way to expend energy as well as a way to escape and winter weather. Consider it a large indoor playground complete with jumpy houses, slides, games, toys and so much more. There are also paint classes available…click here for the schedule and hours!
- Ryan’s Newport Arcade– Talk about the ultimate arcade…if you can think of the game, they most likely have it. There are video games, skill games, arcade games, prizes and so much more. You can easily burn a few hours gaming here, no matter how old you are. They are located at 268 Thames St. in Newport. Details here!