Monday-Saturday, Feb. 21-26
Vacation Week Drop-In
The Higgins Armory, a fantastic medieval museum (with other eras featured too), highlights a different time period each day. See how a knight puts on his armor, make shields, learn how to use a sword, and enjoy a variety of other workshops and activities. Higgins Armory, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Tuesday-Saturday, Feb. 22-26
Go to Gore Place to play a game that will have you and your kids roaming the 45-acre estate. Snowshoe rental is $5 per pair. Ring the bell at the mansion to rent the snowshoes. 52 Gore Street, Waltham. Feb. 22-25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat, Feb 26, noon to 3 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Saturday, February 26
February Flapjack Fling
It’s the sweet season, maple syrup season, that is. Enjoy a special breakfast at the Ipswich River Sanctuary and savor the syrup made from maple trees on delicious pancakes. Take a maple sugaring tour before or after breakfast to see and learn about the transformation of sap to syrup. Ipswich River Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. From 8:15 a.m. to noon. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Through March 30
Ice Skating at the Prudential Center
Strap on ice skates and take a spin at the temporary rink set up outside at the Prudential Center. Skate in the middle of the Back Bay, with the Prudential Tower and the hustle and bustle of the city as the backdrop. Prudential Center, Boylston St. Open Sun.-Thurs., noon to 8:00 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon to 10 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.