As a Boston lifer, I do periodically grumble about the weather but ultimately I’ve come to embrace it (even becoming one of those crazy winter runners), and think it’s important to bundle the kids up and get out of the house. Subsequently, I love that the Massachusetts Audubon Society is offering February vacation week programming across the state that includes both indoor and outdoor activities. Another great outdoor option (particularly during this Olympic season) is ice skating. The Rink at the Charles Hotel has extended their hours for vacation week, and you also can enjoy the Frog Pond and Kendall Square outdoor rinks.
Also handy for aspiring skaters: check out these back posts on Boston area ice skating rinks and multiseason adjustable ice skates. I purchased these skates for Laurel a couple of months ago and they’re fantastic.
And then of course there's always the tried and true snow fort building and shoveling to get the winter heart rate up.
Image credit: Mass Audubon society