Cabin fever is always an unwelcome plague during New England winters. But this winter, it has proven to be a particularly virulent scourge. If you have kids at home during February school vacation week, getting out of the house is absolutely mandatory or else you’re guaranteed to find yourself in a re-enactment of “The Shining.” One local place to check out is the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History in Weston. The museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Feb. 23 and 25 and from noon to 5 pm on Feb. 24, 26, and 27. The museum is having its annual Happy Birthday Presidents Family Day on Thursday, Feb. 24 from noon to 4 pm. There are plenty of activities lined up for youngsters of all ages. What’s even better is that anyone under 16 is admitted to the museum free of charge.

For more about the museum and what it offers for kids, check out my article on Boston.com.