Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Vacation....

Though I am sooooo lucky to in fact, have 3 days off without kids next week, thanks to Irene at the beginning of the year, that I do not have the joyful problem of finding things to do with the kids.  However, I just wanted to share some great places to go and things to do if you are not as fortunate as me....

February School Vacation Week Outdoor Fun- Hey if the weather stays like this....

Tuesday, February 21
DEM Parks & Recreation staff will lead guided hikes with an opportunity to view the seals that bask on the rocks off Rome Point at the John H. Chafee Nature Preserve in North Kingstown. The 2 ½ mile walk is relatively easy and participants may also catch a glimpse of numerous birds including loons, cormorants, gulls and mergansers. The walks will take place on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. The walks begin at the parking areas on Route 1-A. Hikers are encouraged to dress appropriately as the area can be extremely cold in the winter wind.
Wednesday, February 22
DEM Parks & Recreation staff will lead guided hikes and walks around Peck Pond and other trails in Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area in Glocester. Participants will able to explore beaver dams around Peck Pond and learn about geo-caching. The hikes will take place on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Hikers should meet at the warm-up hut/pavilion in the beach area.
Thursday, February 23
The Department will offer tours of the Lafayette Fish Hatchery in North Kingstown. The tours will run continuously from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lafayette Fish Hatchery is one of three hatcheries where DEM raises fish until they are stocked in the state's waters. During the tours, personnel from DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife will explain the functions and procedures of the Hatchery as well as the life stages of fish.

For more information contact the Division of Parks and Recreation at 222-2632 or visit the website

EcoTarium Worcester, MA- This week is all about electricity!

Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Providence, RI- Admission is half-price throughout January and February - $6/adults, $4/children (ages 3 - 12), $4/seniors (ages 62+). Zoo members and children under 3 are always free.

Audubon Society of RI, various sites throughout the state- check the site for the multiple classes and activities for many age groups

February Vacation Indoor Fun:If you try to go to an indoor play place this week, be prepared for chaos and crowding.  I am just saying, it gets nuts and you must be a glutton for punishment...

Kidz Castle, Warwick RI

Monkey Joes, North Attleboro, MA

Kidz Wurld, Attleboro, MA

Rock Spot, Lincoln, RI- Great for strength building and energy using, I've taken 3 years old and up,but know your kids' limits and call ahead of time if you need help or training.

Cinema World, Lincoln, RI- Super Tuesdays $6 ticket specials

Town Hall Lanes, Johnston, RI- they have some coupons online and special vacation week hours