For many school districts in WNY, winter break falls in February around President’s Day. Some families use winter break for travel and escape to warmer temperatures. Others stay in WNY and send their kids to camp or daycare, or find local things to do during winter break. With travel restricted and many of our favorite local attractions either closed or operating at limited capacity, I put together a list of things to do during winter break 2021.
Visit an Indoor Water Park
There are several indoor waterparks within driving distance that are open and accepting reservations. Please check the current travel restrictions before booking, but if you’re missing the water, this could be a fun option. Here’s a few ideas:
Find a Great Day Camp
For parents that are working throughout winter break, here is a list of break camps throughout WNY. Availability may vary due to COVID so please contact the camp you’re interested in directly for program details.
Spend a Day in Niagara County
If you live in Erie County and typically spend your time there, over winter break 2021, take a day and visit attractions in Niagara County. There are a few new spots that have popped up that are getting great reviews like:
- AJ’s Play Date
- Niagara Kraze
- Imagine That Olcott (The business isn’t new, but they recently moved in to a new space.)
The Falls is always a fun stop in the winter too. Even though it’s cold, seeing the Falls covered in snow and ice is something many kids enjoy. When you’re done visiting the Falls, you can head over to Third Street for lunch or dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. There’s a Groupon right now for discounted dining.
Hit the Slopes
We are fortunate to live in driving distance to great skiing. But, if you’re not a skier (like me LOL), you can still enjoy the hills by going tubing! Peek n’ Peak Resort has a great tubing set up and they are open daily throughout winter break 2021. Here’s where you can find information.
Go Rock Climbing
Being in the house so much has been a challenge for many kids I know. If you have a child that needs to burn some energy, Central Rock Gym Buffalo could be an option! Right now, they are running a Groupon right now for discounted climbing passes.
Many bowling centers have remained open with capacity limitations throughout COVID and are still open. Check with the bowling alley in your community to see if they are open and running any specials during winter break!
Learn on Outschool
We’ve had enough screen time in my house, BUT Outschool is still a place I look when I need to fill some time at home with more meaningful activities. Even though it’s technically added screen time I feel better about it because it gives kids the opportunity to learn something new. Outschool has a TON of class options to fit every kid’s individual interest areas. Most classes I’ve seen are about $5 to $15 and are tailored to age and interest. My kids have taken hockey classes, drawing and more. Click here to browse classes.
How are you spending winter break 2021? If you’ve got something fun planned, let us know. We’d love to share it with our readers!
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