The holiday frenzy might be over, but the kids are still out of school for another week! Here are 13 fun ideas for getting the whole family out of the house and making the most of your time off!

Things To Do Over Winter Break in Baltimore

Bolton Hill Nursery’s Afternoon at the Movies: Robots Fundraiser
This will be Bolton Hill Nursery’s third annual Afternoon at the Movies.  On Monday, December 28th, 2015 BHN will be showing Robots at the Charles Theatre at 4pm. The theater space has been donated for the viewing so 100% of all tickets sales will go to Bolton Hill Nursery! MORE

Winter Break Fun at The Walters
Head to the Walters Art Museum for FREE art fun December 30 – January 1st between 11 AM and 4 PM.  No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you! They’ll be exploring the winter woods, new year’s wishing wells, and majestic landscapes. MORE

12 Days of Science at the Maryland Science Center
Get up close with liquid nitrogen and witness dry ice demonstrations on Frostbite Day. Escape winter for a day and head to our Summer in December beach party. Play a holiday jingle, construct an igloo, and explore the sweet side of science during the most wonderful time of the year!Drop in workshops, live demonstrations, and hands-on building will be happening throughout the Science Center while at home activities take over their website and social media. Their annual Midnight Noon celebration will ring in the final day as Grammy nominated band Milkshake celebrates the New Year! MORE

Winter Break at Port Discovery
Join Port Discovery for special winter themed programs and performances all break long! Discover how blubber keeps polar bears warm, make your own snow pal, visit with animals from WildLife Adventures and much more! Visit www.portdiscovery.org for a complete list of activities! Free with paid admission. MORE

See a Train Garden
There’s something magical about a train garden — and there are so many in and around Charm City! The Baltimore Sun has a great interactive map so you can find one near your home. MORE

See the Poinsettia Show at Rawlings Conservatory
This year’s holiday poinsettia show at Rawlings Conservatory will take you a wilderness far away from the buzz of the city! Wander the trails to the old fishing pond in an enchanting woodland and cozy up to the bonfire whimsically created with poinsettias. $5 per person donation is requested. Open Wednesday – Sunday. MORE

Ice Skating at the Harbor
Dust off your old figure skates and head to the Pandora Ice Rink for some skating fun. Located between the Harborplace Pavillions, the rink is open for posted hours seven days a week with extended times on the holidays. Don’t miss their pajama skate events, FROSTfest, character skates, or their learn to skate program! Show your skating wristband to take advantage of great dining deals around the harbor at your favorite restaurants. Perfect afternoon adventure. Admission is $7-$9 plus $4 for skate rental. MORE

Open Jump at Rockin’ Jump
The new Rockin’ Jump in Towson is open for extended hours over winter break. Join them for Open Jump or a Rockin Tots jump session. MORE

Winterfest Wonderland at the B&O Railroad Museum
Take a ride on the Holiday Express, create a mini-greenhouse, check out the model trains, and more at the B&O Railroad Museum. Special daily train rides through New Year’s Eve! MORE

Take a Trip to Storyville
Have littles? Go on an adventure to Storyville (locations in Rosedale or Woodlawn). Wander through Toddler Woods or Toddler Bay, or they can play in the Grocery Store, Mailroom, construction zone, and more! MORE

Go for a Winter Hike at Lake Roland
Although you can stop by any day over break for a kid-friendly stroll, Lake Roland is organizing a first day hike on New Year’s Day! MORE

Try for a Strike!
Duckpin bowling. There’s a little contention as to where it actually started, but one theory is that Duckpin bowling originated in Baltimore around 1900, at a bowling, billiards and pool hall owned by future baseball Hall of Famers John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson. So when you take your kids to play, you’re not only getting the wiggles out — you’re introducing them to history, too. Check out Patterson Bowling Center orStoneleigh Lanes.

DIY Books and More at Yankee Doodle
Drop by Yankee Doodle Art Studio and have your child create their own book, make a candle, or choose from any of their make-and-take crafts!

 

… and make your New Year’s Eve plans, too!