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The Best Valentine’s Day Events for Kids & Families

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

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.

Quick Click Guide: Select an NJ Region below to find the best Family Valentine’s Day events near you.
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North Jersey

chocolate bar broken in half


Crowne Plaza Englewood

Where: 401 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood
When: February 9 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Price: $10 + taxes/fees for one cookie; $15 + taxes/fees for two cookies
Details: Decorate Valentine’s Day cookies with Blue’s Baking Bash. Eat them while you’re there or take them home! Decorate magnets and get a Valentine-themed photo with your family at the selfie station. Signed copies of Scrumptious Sweet Treats, a baking book for kids, will also be available for purchase.
More info: Visit the website.


Indians in Jersey City

Where: University of Phoenix, Jersey City Campus, 88 Town Square Place, Jersey City
When: February 14 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Price: $7 per child, free for adults
Details: Meet fellow members of the Indian community at this family party full of fun. Decorate heart-shaped cookies, make a craft, and watch a magic show. There is limited space for this event, however, so be sure to purchase tickets online.
More info: Visit the website.


Morris Museum

Where: 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown
When: February 8 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. This is your chance to 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 Mystery and History of Magic.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Central Jersey

group in the back of a horse-drawn sleigh


AR Workshop Westfield

Where: 226 North Avenue West, Westfield
When: February 15 from 10:00 am to Noon
Price: From $15-$25, depending on the project
Details: At this kid-friendly Valentine’s Day Mini Wood Workshop, you can choose to make either a set of four love letter tiles, a felt boho arrow board, or a wooden valentine. Children ages 8 and up can attend without an adult.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Howell Living History Farm

Where: 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville
When: February 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free rides (though there is a fee for additional treats and activities)
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 and artist Lauren Muney will be demonstrating the craft of cutting silhouettes by hand.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Tulpehaking Nature Center

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 Valentines 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.


Jersey Shore

string of hearts attached by clothespins


Historic Walnford

Where: 62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold
When: February 8 & 9 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Examine authentic 19th century Valentine’s Day cards before making your own with special crafting materials. This activity is for children ages 10 and up, with their parents.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

Where: 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
When: February 7 & 8 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.


New Day Family Success Center

Where: 622-624 South New York Road, Galloway
When: February 13 from 4:40 pm to 6:20 pm
Price: Free
Details: The Valentine’s Day Extravaganza is open to all families in Atlantic County, but you must sign up in advance. Those that do can paint a rustic wood scene with hearts and enjoy chocolate treats for dessert.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


South Jersey
letterbox with hearts on both ends and says "love you!"


Downtown Bordentown

Where: Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown
When: February 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Price: $5 per person
Details: Purchase a passport to gain admission to a chocolate-y Valentine’s Day stroll through downtown Bordentown. Each business you stop at will give out chocolate treats. Be sure to get your passport stamped at each location for a chance to win prizes later in the evening!
More info: Visit the website.


Hammonton Family Success Center

Where: 310 Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton
When: February 14 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Price: Free
Details: Come eat a yummy Valentine’s Day breakfast with other members of the community. Bring the whole family to this free event, but make sure to register first by calling the number below.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


LOWE’S

Where: Participating locations include Lawnside, Deptford, Voorhees, Turnersville, and more
When: February 8 from 9:00 am to Noon
Price: Free
Details: Each month, LOWE’S offers a DIY kids’ workshop. During February in particular, attendees will build a cute love note holder, perfect for holding all of their valentines. Register online to attend.
More info: Visit the website.


Hero (Top) Feature Image: © ulkas / Dollar Photo Club
Additional Photos (in order): ©
Morris Museum – ‎Chocolate Family Fun Day / Facebook
Friends of Howell Living History Farm / Website
New Day FSC‎ – Valentines Day extravaganza / Facebook
LOWE’S / Website