Five Activities from The Lenox: Get Prepared for School Vacation Week!


No, you’re not imagining things. The Stash Blog just shared a quartet of cute penguins and it’s all thanks to our friends at The Lenox Hotel! They graciously are helping parents out with five things to do in Boston with the kiddos during School Vacation Week:

“A whole week with the kids off? What’s a parent to do! Skiing in the Alps? Sunning in the Caribbean? Waiting in the lines at Disney? If all of this seems a bit much, we invite you to just stay home-with us! Come to historic Boston and avoid the lines, crowds, and hassle. We have planned an old fashioned week of family adventures focused only on fun, not stress.

Don’t worry, we’ve figured it all out! Take a look at our exciting plans below.

February 18th


5PM – 8PM

Dinner & A Movie

Looking for a low key, romantic evening in the city? Check into your room, drop your kids off with us to enjoy a supervised, age-appropriate movie and snacks, and go off on your own night on the town!


February 19th


Bowl the Night Away in Boston

What’s more fun than a day of bowling? A day of bowling, complete with skee ball, pool tables, delicious food, friendly service and happy families-that’s a day at Kings. Join us for a Lenox Day at Back Bay Kings. Located just a short walk from the hotel, King’s will amuse kids of all ages. Lose the scarf and mittens and join us for a toasty fun adventure no matter the weather.

February 20th


Session One: 10AM – 11:30AM
Session Two: 1:30PM – 3PM

Creative Writing Workshop with Ted Murphy

Ages 9+

Author T.M. Murphy will present his informative and humorous talk about transitioning from struggling in school to discovering the joys of creative expression. Following the talk, T.M. will conduct a writer’s workshop during which the kids will use their imaginations to create suspenseful scenes inspired by a story starter. All this while YOU get to go off to relax, regroup, and reset! When you return, your child will have the opportunity to present his or her scene to the group, if desired, followed by an exclusive screening of Midnight Rebel, a seven-minute movie Mr. Murphy co-wrote that was recently chosen to be in the Boston Kids’ International Film Festival.

February 21st & 23rd
1:30PM – 3PM


Hit the Ice

Nothing says classic winter family fun more than ice skating. Enjoy a night in the city and quality family time on the ice!  Skating will run from 12:0PM until 1:30PM.

February 22nd – (Our Favorite!)


Night & The Children’s Museum

Boston is revolutionary especially when it comes to learning! Although school is out, join us for a great day exploring the Boston museum scene. We are offering discounted admission to both the Children’s Museum and the New England Aquarium for our Lenox guests. Enjoy a fun night in the city coupled with an opportunity to check out the New Ocean Tank or spend time at the Einstein Workshop. Learning can be fun even on vaca!

February 25th

Added Date: February 22nd
1Pm – 3PM


Family Arts & Crafts

Doesn’t everyone love a do-it-yourself craft project with the family? What will make this special project even better is that you get to make it at our house. Join us and our Lenox master crafters at this creative event where we buy the supplies and handle the cleanup. Feel free to enjoy with the whole family or leave the kids with us while you enjoy a couple hours of shopping or dining in the city.

February 24th

2PM – 4PM

Children’s Cookie Workshop

Do your kids love the Food network? No one will be chopped at our pastry workshop on cookie decorating. Join Chef Sean for a sweet event where your child can channel her/his inner Top Chef and create an edible masterpiece. Join us for fun with the whole family or drop just the kids off with our talented and fully trained staff so you can hit the town for a few hours.

Of course no day trip in Boston would be complete without visiting our friends at The Lenox. Book your stay by clicking here.


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