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Staycation ideas in the western suburbs

Keneé Hardin, 8, happily hits the water at Springs Brook Park in Bedford under the watchful eye of lifeguard Michaela Simoneau.
Keneé Hardin, 8, happily hits the water at Springs Brook Park in Bedford under the watchful eye of lifeguard Michaela Simoneau.Credit: Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff (above) and Ben Simon (BELOW LEFT)

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If you and the kids are taking a break this summer but staying local, the western burbs are a great place for a staycation. From kayaking to sand painting to candlepin bowling, check out our ideas for seven days of family fun close to home.

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