Beat Cabin Fever With These Family Friendly Winter Activities

Posted: November 29, 2018

Don’t let cabin fever ware you down! This winter, there’s plenty to do in the Woo for the whole family. A variety of indoor and outdoor options will keep your gang balanced by getting you out the door for some quality time.

Take the Tube

Ski Ward’s Tubaslide is sure to get your adrenaline pumping this winter. The experience is tailored for anyone in your family over the age of 5. After an afternoon on the hill, warm up at the Slopeside Bar and Grill with a hot chocolate. +discover

Star Gaze

The EcoTarium’s Alden Digital Planetarium is a National Geographic Theater complete with images from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. The forty foot dome will wow your whole family, making the great outdoors accessible, even in the dead of winter. +discover

Step Back in Time

No New England holiday is complete without a trip to Old Sturbridge Village’s Christmas by Candlelight. Guests will absorb live performances, cozy sleigh rides, and the roaring bonfire in a whirlwind of festive delight. The picturesque Village Common is a perfect place for family holiday photoshoots. End the evening with OSV’s nightly tree lighting ceremony. +discover 

Join an Exclusive Club

Join the Railers Kids Club this season and take advantage of a host of exclusive benefits like one free ticket to any Kids Giveaway Sunday Game, a Railers HC Kids Club T-Shirt, a voucher to Sky Zone, a free skate at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, entry to a special Ecotarium event, and unique experiences like the chance to ride the Railers’ zamboni. +discover

Don’t Wait to Skate

From late November through February, there’s no grander destination than the City of Worcester’s 12,000-square-foot rink located in the shadow of City Hall. Rentals and concessions make the Worcester Common Oval both comfortable and convenient. +discover

Ride the Slide

If you just can’t take the cold any longer, Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect local getaway. Float down the Crooked Creek at our nearby indoor water park. You can even enjoy a family dinner inside the lifesize Snowland Gingerbread House. +discover 

Sing Along

BirchTree Bread Co.’s “Kids Sing and Play” events are the ideal opportunity to sip a latte with your partner and let the little ones have free reign of the dance floor. Talented artists like Big Jon Short make these morning gatherings a treat for all ages.