February Stay-cation Ideas 2017

Parents, it’s almost time for February Vacation week! However, with all the recent snow days, you may be saying to yourself, “already?!” No worries, we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find a list of fun activities and camps for kids of all ages for next week if you’re sticking close to home! We’ll be updating this list as best we can all week long!

As always, we try our best to ensure the accuracy of these events including: location, time, cost, and description. We do, however, recommend you call ahead to confirm any details.

Studio 550 Art Camp

(REGISTRATION CLOSED) Studio 550 is hosting a five day art camp from February 27th through March 3rd! See below for descriptions of the class:

Clay Sculpting & Wheel Throwing: (Ages 9+) – Learn how to throw pottery on the potter’s wheel. Basic principles will be covered, from centering, to throwing cylinders, to making cups and bowls with a few basic decoration techniques. This is open to complete beginners as well as those with some experience. For variety, we will also include handbuilding/clay sculpting projects that do not use the wheel.

For more information and to register, click here!

Manchester City Library

The Manchester City Library is hosting a slew of events during school vacation week in both the Main Branch and the West Branch! There will be everything from an afternoon movie, to Dr. Suess storytime, messy art morning and more! To view their whole calendar, click here!

Currier Museum of Art

The Currier Museum of Art is hosting four events during February Vacation! Events include: Storytime in the Gallery: Henri’s Scissors, Creative Studio: Paper Project, Drawing in the Galleries, and Making Stations! For more information about these events, click here!

YMCA of Downtown Manchester

Please note, the registration deadline for SOME of these activities is Wednesday, February 22nd!

The YMCA is offering tons of events for your vacationer! Their offerings include:

Traditional February Vacation Camp for ages K-6 that runs from 7:00am-6:00pm. You can sign up for one or all five days. Activities include: science, scavenger hunts, art, olympics, and airplanes!

Sport-A-Day Camp for ages 1-6 that runs from 7:00am-6:00pm. Your child will participated in a different sport every day! You can sign up for one or all five days.

Inflatable Fun on Tuesday, February 28th from 1:00pm-2:30pm. In order to participate in this event, your child must be enrolled in one of the vacation camps.

Free Dive-in Movie on Thursday, March 2nd from 7:00pm-8:45pm. All are welcome to join a family swim during a family-friendly movie. You must RSVP by Tuesday, February 28th if you plan on attending to kbushway@graniteymca.org.

Youth Wellness Hours for ages 8-12 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Your family is invited to work out together in the Center for Lifetime Wellness! Children must be accompanied by a parent.

For more information, please click here.

Vertical Dreams

Vertical Dreams Indoor Climbing Gyms is offering a school vacation week camp from 12:30pm-3:30pm for children ages 6-12 years old! Cost is $30 per day and you can sign up for one or more. You must signup in advance, but space is limited. Call 603-625-6919 for more info!

SEE Science Center

(REGISTRATION CLOSED) SEE Science Center is hosting their first-ever February Vacation Camp for students grades 6 to 8 from 9:00am-3:30pm during the week! Campers will work in groups to design and build a location-based mobile adventure game! The cost of the whole week is just $100 due to the sponsorship of BEI Net.works! More information here. This course is limited to 20 participants.

Millyard Museum

The Millyard Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm! Be sure to download their brand new mobile app to use as you tour the museum!  All week they will be giving FREE admission to anyone under 18 and $1 off to their guardians. Plus, they’ll have extra crafts and activities available each day, including Game Day on Friday and Story Hour from 10:30-11:15 on Saturday! For more information about the museum, click here!


YWCA New Hampshire is hosting their Annual Family Fun Night on Thursday, March 2nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm. There will be a Lego Robotics table, a hot chocolate bar, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream stand, open gym, crafts, and more! More details here!



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