February Break Staycation Ideas

February Break Staycation Ideas

Are you staying local for February break? We have you covered with our list of fun things to do with your kids, including a list of local mini camps! From day trips to NYC to hiking to bowling to slime-making (and much more!), we have you covered with some really fun ways that you have the best February break right in Westchester

Check out our Westchester Winter Bucket List: 40 Cool Things to Do in Westchester this Winter

School’s Out, Stars Are In event at the Hudson River Museum
School’s Out, Stars Are In event at the Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum

Visit the Hudson River Museum with your kids to enjoy their current exhibitions, attend programs, enjoy planetarium shows and tours of Glenview.

During the week of winter break, there are also several events such as Traditional Lion Dance, Family Art Workshop:  Posters, Family Science Workshop: Leap into Moon Science, Family Art Workshop: Shining Legends, The Girl Who Walked Upside Down, and much more!

They also have a special School’s Out, Stars Are In event where families can watch free planetarium shows under the dome, engage in interactive art and science workshops, enjoy gallery events, and hear pop-up storytimes in the HRM book nook. This also includes many free events/programs with your Museum admission. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701 

Westchester Children’s Museum

Spend the day at the Westchester Children’s Museum and enjoy their  interactive learning space and roster of programs. During the February break, families can enjoy a full weekend of love-themed activities, crafts, and stories from February 18-21; Museum Minis on February 22nd; and Story Time on February 25th and 26th. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580

Katonah Art Museum

Enjoy the Young Artists 2023, featuring the art work of high school seniors from public and private schools. This free exhibit includes the work of 400 senior student artworks, ranging in scale, concept, media and process. You can also visit during the week to enjoy the Museum’s other exhibits such as Thinking Through the Arts and Jungle Fool. Katonah Art Museum, 134 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Take a trip to nearby Stamford for a fun day in nature at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Special events include Family Astronomy Night on February 24th with sky viewing (weather dependent), crafts, activities, and more! Other special events include First County Bank Maple Sugar Fest Sunday on February 26th and February Vacation Drop-Off Day where you can drop off your kids (ages 5-9) to enjoy a morning with the Museum’s environmental educators and different activities.  Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903

Enjoy all things slime-making at D.I.Y Slime.
Enjoy all things slime-making at D.I.Y Slime.

Make Slime

Spend a day at D.I.Y Slime where you kids can make their own gooey creations. Kids can also customize their slime with over 100+ add-ins and personal the type of ! For February Break, they have drop in sessions on Mon (2/20), Wed (2/22) & Fri (2/24) from 12:00pm-4:00pm. They also have drop-in dates for semi-private groups on Tuesday (2/21) and Thursday (2/23) for up to 6 children maximum. D.I.Y Slime, 2A East Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538


Enjoy some indoor fun by visiting one of the many local bowling alleys in Westchester. Check out our list of 7 Places to Go Bowling In and Around Westchester.


In Westchester there are many places where your kids can burn off energy as they develop new skills at one of the areas many indoor climbing spaces. Check out our list of some of the Best Indoor Climbing Spaces in Westchester.


For some outdoor exercise and access to nature, take a family hike. Here’s a list of some of our favorite winter hikes to explore with your kids.

Local Libraries

The Westchester Public Library system is a source for some incredible local events. Over February break, visit another town/library to explore some activities right in your backyard. Some programming during February break includes Tuesday Train Time at the Harrison Library; the Indoor Sidewalk Chalk Party at the Larchmont Library; Mother Goose Storytime at the North Castle Public Library; All Ages Stories at the Pound Ridge Library; Crafts at the Mount Kisco Library, and much more!

See a Show

Enjoy a day in the city by checking out a show with your kids. Some ideas include catching “Hip Hop Cinderella” at the New Victory Theater (209 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Check out this reimagined version of the classic story where kids will meet Cinderella and her jealous stepmother and  selfish stepsisters — in space. With melodic rapping, movement, and fun, “Hip Hop Cinderella” teleports the classic across the cosmos and reminds us to reach for the farthest moon. 

Princess Phooey
Princess Phooey at TADA! Youth Theater.

You can also see “Princess Phooey,” showing from now until February 26, 2023 at TADA! Youth Theater (15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor Theater between Broadway and 5th Avenue). Princess Phooey, an original musical, is not your typical fairy tale, and Phooey is not your typical princess. She doesn’t want to curtsy, smile, or be rescued by a Prince (although he tries), because she can rescue herself, if need be, and she would rather run around with the chambermaids and the stable boys. Her older sister Elessia, along with the Good Fairies, try to make Phooey into what they consider a proper princess, while Morbidia has other plans for them all. Princess Phooey book and lyrics are by Lisa Diana Shapiro with music by Eric Rockwell.


Hit the slopes over February break by checking out our list of Where to Go Skiing In and Around Westchester.

Ice Skating

Whether it’s your first or 100th time going ice skating, there are tons of rinks throughout the County where you can explore and try out a new location. Check out our comprehensive list of some of the Best Ice Skating Rinks in Westchester, including both indoor and outdoor options.


Can’t run around with your kids. Check out our list of 18 awesome February Break Camps throughout the County.