February Vacation is coming up and that means plenty of family fun activities need to be planned. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Here is a list of seven fun places to go this February Vacation in the Providence area.
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Providence Children's Museum
- Base Station VR Lounge
- RISD Museum
- BankNewport City Center
- Dave & Buster's
- R1 Indoor Karting
Roger Williams Park Zoo is perfect for spending a few hours walking around and enjoying the animals. And yes, the animals are out even in the winter! A lot of them are actually more active and playful in the winter, especially the snow leopards.
Even if they're on vacation, kids can still learn while they're having fun. The Providence Children's Museum has plenty of interactive exhibits for the kids to play and learn. It's recommended that you reserve your ticket for a specific date and time block ahead of your visit. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday for two sessions: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Base Station VR Lounge in nearby Johnston offers action-based virtual reality. Let the kids fight their way through zombie hordes, dance around with electronic swords, or explore fantastic virtual worlds. Check out their website for special February vacation deals.
With thousands of pieces of art on display at any given time, there's sure to be something for everyone's interests at the RISD Museum. Kids under 18 are always free, and all admission is free Thursdays after 5 p.m. and all day Sundays. Advance ticket reservations are required.
A great way to exercise is ice skating. The BankNewport City Center is located in the heart of downtown Providence. Bring your own skates or rent them — there's no excuse not to skate and have fun with your kids.
Dave & Buster's is the perfect adventure for parents and kids alike. No matter what type of game you like to play, you'll find it there. And there is a full restaurant with a great kid's menu in case the little ones get hungry.
If you feel the need for speed, buckle up at R1 Indoor Karting in nearby Lincoln. It features a European-style asphalt track and electric Biz Karts for your racing adventure. There’s also an arcade and interactive darts, for the slower folks in your group, as well as on-site dining. For the adventurous, there's axe throwing at the Axe Bar (age 16+) and Timezone, a team-based escape room-style challenge.
Who needs a tropical vacation when you can experience so many fun winter activities right here in the Providence area?