Cure cabin fever with a dose of SouthCoast MA fun! Check out these family friendly events and activities this winter!

Aha! (Art, History, Architecture) Night Downtown New Bedford, MA

Aha! Night is a free arts and culture event which takes place the second Thursday of each month in Downtown New Bedford, MA.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fire & Ice! Children and adults will be wowed by jugglers, unicycle riders, and fire performers from Heat in the Street Over Head Arts, live ice sculpting with John Hoyle and students of Greater New Bedford Vocational High School, and more!

Celebrate Black History Month! Visit the Icons of the Civil Rights Movement art exhibit at the New Bedford Museum of Art and check out the screening of “The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass in New Bedford”, a 15 minute documentary at the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day! Share the love in a fun Photo Booth, Art From the Heart fundraiser at Gallery 65, card making at the New Bedford Public Library, sweet treats and tea tastings!

Visit the aha! website for more details and follow them on Instagram, Twitter, or facebook for their latest events!

New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

A local gem – this museum is located in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Children and adults alike will love their interactive exhibits, the world’s largest whaling ship model, collections of artifacts, five whale skeletons including the rare blue and northern right, and more!

President’s Day Fun! Monday, February 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

There she blows! Sail on over to the Whaling Museum this Presidents’ Day! Children can meet George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt who will host lots of family-friendly activities for all ages. All crafts, activities and programs in the Jacobs Family Gallery, Wattles Family Gallery, and Cook Memorial Theater will be FREE. What better way to end the fun then with a Presidential birthday celebration – who wants some cake?!

Visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum website for more details. Follow them on facebook and twitter for their latest updates!

Painting With A Splash, 772 Purchase Street, Downtown New Bedford, MA

Art as entertainment paint classes for adults and children!

Make a reservation or book your own private party with friends and family!  You’ll get step-by-step instructions on how to paint your very own masterpiece! Be sure to check their calendar of events to see what the featured painting will be and which artist is teaching. Visit the Painting With a Splash website for more details! Follow Painting With a Splash on facebook for their latest events and promos!

Bay State Gymnastics Academy, 24 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, MA

Knowledgeable, fun, and encouraging coaches are just part of awesomeness of Bay State Gymnastics Academy!  Foam pits, tumble tracks, mini-trampoline, balance beams, and more! Enroll your child in classes or call ahead to sign up for a Friday night open workout!

Weekly Open Workouts – Ages 5 & up

Athletes can work out on any apparatus and the skills of their choice with the aid of an instructor in this semi-structured workout. If your child is working on a particular skill or just wants to spend more time on their favorite event, this is the perfect opportunity!
Fridays 7:45-9pm ~ Non-members: $15, Members: $12 *Discount for Current Rookies and Power Team Gym Members.

Weekly Playgroups-Ages 5 & under

Open structured free play for little ones ages 5 & under.  Drop in to this fun morning out with friends!
Mondays & Fridays 10am
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30am

Visit the Bay State Gymnastics website and follow them on facebook for their latest camps and events!

Round 1 Bowling and Entertainment, 2 Galleria Mall Drive, Taunton, MA

This super fun, all inclusive entertainment facility offers bowling, karaoke, billiards, arcade games, darts, ping pong, food & drinks!

Moon Light Strike Game! The lights get turned down and everyone bowls all at once! Get a strike and win a prize!

Cosmic Bowling! Have fun bowling under super cool cosmic lights with great music!

There is too much fun to list here so check it out yourself! Visit the Round 1 website and follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest promotions! Their price list can be found here.