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Making the Most of a Winter Break Staycation

For some, winter break means family ski trips or escapes to warmer climates.  For others, it means creating a staycation that doesn’t break the bank, make parents crazy and children cranky.

For little ones, local moms are one of the best resources for activities for all ages.  Check out the Cape Cod Mommiesblog for info on things to do from stroller skating to toddler groups.

The Town of Yarmouth Parks & Recreation department has put together a handful of fun day-long activities that include on-Cape adventures like swimming at the Cape Codder and off-Cape excursions such as a trip to see Disney On Ice in Boston.  The reasonably priced activities are open to anyone.

Explore the world under the water with a week full of free programs at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History! Open daily from 11am to 3pm, CCMNH makes it possible for your kids to be shipwreck detectives, talk to turtles and win at shark trivia.  There’s always something to do at theCape Cod Children’s Museum.  From hip hop and jazz class to arts and crafts, there’s an option for every day, 10am – 5pm.  Make Sailor’s Valentine’s or learn the art of boatbuilding at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum – or simply wander through the exhibit space learning about our nautical history.

Why not make winter break an opportunity for your family to play tourist? Take a day trip to Falmouth and Woods Hole, where you can take walks in the woods, ride on the Shining Sea Pathway if the snow has melted, or even hop on a ferry for a day trip to the Vineyard.  Visit theNational Seashore or head out to Sandy Neck in search of a snowy owl.  Pick a town your family hasn’t spent much time in, and have each family member choose something new to do.  Check out past issues of LoveLiveLocal for further inspiration for day trips as well as favorite shops and spots around the Cape!

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