School vacation is already upon us, and many families have been thinking about what sorts of activities they can do with their kids during the break. From catching a show to participating in a sport, there is certainly something for everyone, and there are many things that your family can do together. Check out five super fun things to do during school vacation week below.

Disney On Ice Presents: Treasure Trove
Agganis Arena
925 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 358-7000

Many families enjoy attending Disney On Ice when it visits Boston each year. This show, Treasure Trove, features many of your kids’ favorite Disney characters including Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and Snow White. With tickets as low as $10, this is an affordable day out that is a ton of fun for kids of all ages (even teens seem to enjoy the show!).

(Photo Credit: Cristy Maldonado)

(Photo Credit: Cristy Maldonado)

Ice Skating At Frog Pond
38 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-2120

The winter months can be downright unbearable in the city of Boston with chilly temps and several inches of snowfall, but going ice skating at Frog Pond is one way you and your family can embrace the cold! A $5 ticket will afford you admission to the skating rink, which is open daily from mid-to-late November through the winter months. You can rent ice skates for about $10, which is also convenient for people who don’t own their own. There is certainly a lot of fun to be had here, whether you’re a seasoned skater or a beginner.

Blue Hills Ski Area (credit:

Blue Hills Ski Area (credit:

4001 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021
(781) 828-5070

If you can’t get to the upper New England states during school vacation, this is a convenient spot to go skiing over winter vacation. Blue Hills slopes offer plenty of outdoor fun for those who enjoy skiing. There are several different trails to enjoy, and many different options for skiers at different levels. If it’s not snowing, but it’s cold enough for snow, Blue Hills makes their own snow, so no worries! You can check the website above for daily lift ticket passes (usually about $20), which have not yet been posted for the season.

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Zoo Lights At Stone Zoo
149 Pond St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
(617) 541-5466

Friday, Nov. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 3, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Closed Dec. 25)

While the holidays might be winding down, many still enjoy checking out light displays. If this is something your family would like to enjoy, head north to the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts, for a dazzling holiday treat. You will pay $8 per person to check out some of the prettiest displays of the season.

Go Rock Climbing
30 Old Colony Ave.
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-2084

With four locations in close proximity to the city of Boston, these indoor rock climbing spots are a lot of fun for families seeking adventure. The South Boston location has 10,000 square feet of continuous climbing space. With convenient daytime hours seven days a week, families can plan ahead, and can spend as little or as much time as they’d like climbing and exploring. The price is $16 (or $25 with gear), per person over age seven.

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