10 Activities to Get Through The Last Days of Winter

Posted: February 18, 2019

The last days of winter can be the hardest. Spring is just around the corner, but with winter sticking around for a little while longer, plan to fill your upcoming days with fun activities to end the season in style. Check out our list of winter activities to try in Central Massachusetts!

01. Go Snowtubing at Ski Ward 

Snowtubing is the perfect activity for all levels and ages! With up to 8 lanes, 2 lifts and over 200 tubes, you’re guaranteed to have a great time at Ski Ward. They provide everything for you, including the snowtubes and the fun! Located conveniently in Shrewsbury just minutes from Worcester, you can also ski and snowboard from day to night.

02. Stuff Yourself During Worcester Restaurant Week

Every winter, the top Worcester area restaurants lower their prices and offer a special 3-course menu for just $25. From tapas to steaks, middle eastern cuisine and more - this is the one week worth overindulging for. Worcester Restaurant Week Winter 2019 edition will be announced soon.

03. Experience The Beauty of Old Sturbridge Village in Winter 

Old Sturbridge Village offers many winter events and experiences in a charming historical New England atmosphere that's simply beautiful in wintertime. The dining experience 'Dinner in a Country Village' offers a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Historical craft classes in blacksmithing, woodworking, and primitive folk art dolls will teach you skills of the 18th century. Check out their event calender for even more.

04. Escape the cold with Escape Games in Worcester

A real live action escape room game offers a full interactive experience for participants. You and your teammates are locked in a room with a mystery that needs to be solved before your time is up. Each game has a unique and suspenseful storyline, which will be revealed as you explore the room and search for clues.

05. Free February at the Worcester Historical Museum

From Valentines to Robert Goddard, learn about what makes Worcester so special. Free admission at The Worcester Historical Museum during the month of February, courtesy of J.J. Bafaro. 

06. Craft your own Beer or Wine!

Perfect the art of brewing! Deja Brew is an on-premise brewery that offers you the opportunity to brew your own 100% guaranteed beer or wine. The recipes, ingredients, brewing kettlesand knowledge are all provided. An experience you'll never forget!

07. Experience a Show at The Hanover Theatre

Experience a live performance at The Hanover Theatre; a spectacular, historical venue located in downtown Worcester. Upcoming shows include Something Rotten! (2/20-2/25); Shopkins Live! (3/2); Decades Rewind (3/10) and Jersey Boys (3/15-3/18). Tickets are on sale now.

08. Endless Fun at the EcoTarium

There's always something for the whole family at the science museum - rain or shine. With three floors of interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, science discovery programs, and live animal habitats - there's enough indoor fun to keep the kids entertained for hours. Winter 2018 programming includes Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays, Budding Scientists, City Science, a chance to meet Star Wars characters, and a February vacation program. Check out their calendar of events.

09. Drink Beer and Eat Pizza at Wormtown Brewery

Relax inside with hot pizza to-go from Volturno and cold beer in the award winning Wormtown Brewery on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester.

10. Snowshoeing at Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester.


Take the whole family snow shoeing at Worcester's nature center and wildlife sanctuary with five miles of well-marked trails. Snow shoes are available for rental at the visitor center located at 414 Massasoit Road, in Worcester.