Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance, it’s about spending time with the ones you love. Of course, that can include the kids in our lives. But since not every event during this holiday typically for lovers is kid-friendly, we made a special list. Celebrate the loveliest of all the holidays with your kids by checking out these fun Valentine’s Day activities for children near you!
The Pop Shop
Where: 729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
When: February 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Price: $30 per child
Details: Kids Valentine Craft Night at The Pop Shop gets you a heart-shaped picture frame craft, a kid buffet dinner, make-your-own ice-cream sundae and a beverage. Children between the ages of 2-6 will need adult assistance, while older children will be able to do the craft on their own. Tickets must be pre-purchased online by February 3.
More info: Visit www.thepopshopusa.com or call 856-869-0111
Mercer County Library- Lawrence Headquarters Branch
Where: 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville
When: February 8 at 6:30 pm
Details: Children from ages 4-11 are invited to make a special paper heart gift purse filled with delicious Hershey kisses! Bring your craft home and give it to someone you love to wish her a Happy Valentine’s Day. No registration is required. Younger children may need assistance from a caregiver.
More info: Visit www.mcl.org or call 609-882-9246
Where: 211-B Berlin Road, Cherry Hill
When: February 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Price: $25 per cake plus tax (maximum of 2 people working on a cake)
Details: Spend the hour creating a beautiful Valentine Unicorn Cake with a variety of fondant and buttercream techniques. Children ages 8 and up will be able to independently decorate a cake; younger children may require assistance from a caregiver. Also offered that week for Valentine’s Day are a Sprinkle Filled Heart Cookie Workshop, Buttercream Flower Cupcake Workshop and a Love Monster Cupcake Workshop. Registration is required.
More info: Visit www.sugarplumstudio.com or call 856-354-8700
Barnes & Noble
Where: Various locations throughout New Jersey
When: February 10
Details: Barnes & Noble locations throughout New Jersey will host a Valentine’s Day storytime featuring the book, Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! Fun activities will follow the reading. Check your local store for times.
More info: Visit www.bn.com
Where: 16 Broadway, Browns Mills
When: February 13 at 6:00 pm
Details: Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with Valentine’s Bingo. Win a prize if you get five in a row and are the first to call out BINGO! This activity is suitable for children ages 5 and up. You do not have to register in advance.
More info: Visit www.bcls.lib.nj.us or call 609-893-8262
Maple Shade Library
Where: 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade
When: February 13-14
Details: Stop by the Storytelling Room any time on February 13 or 14 to make a Valentine’s Day craft to take home. No registration is required.
More info: Visit www.bcls.lib.nj.us or call 856-779-9767
Colts Neck Library
Where: 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck
When: February 14 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
Details: Make a lovely Valentine’s Day card to bring home for your sweetheart. All ages are welcome, but you must register in advance.
More info: Visit www.eventkeeper.com or call 732-431-5656
Emerson Public Library
Where: 20 Palisade Avenue, Emerson
When: February 14 from 10:30 to 11:00 am
Details: Spend Valentine’s Day morning making a special themed craft at the library. This activity is recommended for children ages 2-5. This event requires early registration.
More info: Visit www.bccls.org or call 201-261-5604
Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center
Where: 7th Avenue & Clifton Avenue, Newark
When: February 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Price: $3 admission
Details: Love is in the air for the Valentine’s Day Skate Party! Bring your own skates or pay $4 to rent a pair.
More info: Visit www.unitedskates.com or call 973-482-8900