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Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in NJ

The latest update for Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in NJ is written by Stephanie Forton.

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day may be known for romance between couples, but New Jersey is no stranger to providing some fun and festive events geared towards families, too. Celebrate this February with one of the family-friendly New Jersey events listed below. You’ll find unique crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, a chocolate festival and more for the whole gang.


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Howell Living History Farm

Valentine's DayWhere: 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville
When: February 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free rides (additional treats and activities for a fee)
Details: Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family at Howell Farm. Take a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride, then warm up with hot chocolate by the fire. Valentine treats are available for purchase.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

Valentine's Day, NJ, FamilyWhere: 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
When: February 9 & 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Price: $54.95 for a family of 4
Details: Families are invited to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk for an action-packed Valentine’s Family Date Night. The package includes aquarium admission for 4 people, a $10 play card to Jenkinson’s Arcade, a pizza, pitcher of soda and sweet treats.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Kings Cooking Studio

Valentine's Day, NJ, FamilyWhere: 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills
When: February 9 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Price: $70 for teen/parent pair
Details: Culinary curious teens can dive into some gourmet cooking ahead of Valentine’s Day with mom or dad to help out. Under the instruction of a chef, you’ll whip up delicious eats such as beef bourguignon, mashed pommes de terre, chocolate mousse and chocolate marbled strawberries. Yum!
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Lambert Castle

Valentine's Day, NJ, FamilyWhere: 3 Valley Road, Paterson
When: February 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Price: $5 for adults and $3 for children (5-17). Kids under 5 are free.
Details: Families can make their own elegant Victorian-style Valentine cards at the historic Lambert Castle. Learn all about early Valentines and how the holiday has evolved over time. This event is free (although requires paid admission to the Castle).
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Morris Museum

Where: 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
When: February 10 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children
Details: Experience a sweet day of festive fun during the annual Chocolate Festival at Morris Museum. Visit with chocolate vendors and take home some sweet treats. Additional activities include a Touch the Music workshop, games, valentine card making and a special performance of The Fairy Tale Monster Mystery.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Monmouth County Parks

Where: Big Brook Park, Marlboro; Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown
When: February 11 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, or February 14 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: $8.00 per person
Details: Create a one-of-a-kind Tree Rubbing Valentine; go for an invigorating winter walk in the woods where you will make unique patterns on paper from tree bark rubbings. Afterwards, you can head inside to finish creating your unique valentine while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. This activity is for children ages 7 and up, and their parents. Registration is required.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Pinot’s Palette

Where: 510 Franklin Avenue, Nutley
When: February 14 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Price: $25 per person
Details: Have some family fun at Pinot’s Palette. During their Valentine’s Day family class, parents and kids can both create a beautiful “Tree of Love” painting. A local artist guides the class with step-by-step instructions. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Tenafly Nature Center

Valentine's Day, NJ, FamilyWhere: 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly
When: February 10 from noon to 1:30 pm
Price: $12 per person
Details: Drop by Tenafly Nature Center to learn about animal sweethearts, make animal-themed Valentines and decorate a cookie during this festive program led by one of the Center’s Environmental Educators. Registration is required.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Tulpehaking Nature Center

Valentine's Day, NJ, Family

Where: 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton
When: Weekends in February; Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Visit the Tulpehaking Nature Center and create nature themed valentine to share with your friends and family. Visitors can also create a “Valentine for Nature” to hang outdoors.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Palmer Square: Hearts On Fire

Where: 40 Nassau Street, Princeton
When: February 10 from noon to 3:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Visit Princeton’s picturesque Palmer Square and watch as giant ice blocks are transformed into beautiful sculptures right before your eyes. Grab your loved ones, bundle up and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate as you take in the creations all around you. 
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.