Valentine's Day Events and Activities

Posted: February 06, 2018

Family Friendly Valentine's Day: Chicago Area Kids' Valentine's Day Events and Activities

Find the perfect activity for your little loves! Here are our top picks for this year's best family and kids' Valentine's Day events and activities.

You can also visit a page pulled from our calendar that is PACKED with great options, from dances to crafts to parties and more. SEE THE BIG LIST HERE.

February 9
I Heart Birds
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago
Put on your fancy clothes and your dancing shoes, and join us at our very own Valentine’s dance—for the birds! Kids and families are invited to come party with us as we celebrate our favorite feathered valentines. Meet live birds, learn all about their lives and habits, make a birdy valentine, and then come bust a move on our dance floor! Dinner is included in the ticket price. All ages. 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Adults: $20 for members; $25 for non-members, Children: $10 for ages 2-18, Additional $5 per ticket purchased at the door, Children under 2 are free but must register. Learn more >

February 9
Valentine's Day Family Fun Event
NY Kids Club Lincoln Park, 2727 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little ones at our special and love-filled Family Fun Event. Children will enjoy a supervised Open Play in our state-of-the-art gym space, dance to live entertainment and create a Valentine’s keepsake! The party includes beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres for adults and a pizza dinner for children. 2 months- 4 years old. 3:30pm. $48 per child, $24 for each additional child. Learn more >

February 10
Sweets for Sweetie
Magnolia Cafe and Bakery at Lamb's Farm, 14245 W Rockland Road, Libertyville 60048
Our cafe will be transformed into a boutique with delicious items that are perfect gifts for mom & dad, husband & wife, and even friends & siblings for Valentine’s Day! From 10am – 1pm you can choose to decorate cupcakes, pretzel rods, marshmallows and more! Craft your own beautiful Valentine card and packaging! Decorating prices start at $1.50. The Cafe will offer a breakfast buffet ($6.95 for adults, $3.95 for children 2-10) in the morning and a delicious lunch buffet ($9.95 for adults and $5.95 for children 2-10) beginning at 11am, plus full lunch menu available. All ages. 10am - 1pm. Various fees. Learn more >

February 10
Valentine's Day Heart Cupcakes
Taste Buds Kitchen, 2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Join us as we celebrate the season of LOVE the best way we know how, with our delicious red velvet cupcakes. Enjoy whipping up our scrumptious creations from scratch and working with fondant to create the perfect heart shaped toppers. Bring your loved ones as we create our favorite sweet treat to share with family and friends. This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. 9:00-10:00am. $30 per child with one caregiver included. Learn more >

February 10
Valentines Day Dinner
The Kids Table - Wicker Park, 2337 W. North Ave., Chicago
The Valentine's Day Dinner menu includes Heart Shaped Pizza, Strawberry Salad & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Adults and kids work side-by-side to make a meal, and then enjoy it together! It's the perfect combination of a fun activity, hands-on cooking instruction, a delicious dinner, and recipes so you can recreate the dishes at home. Ages 2 and up. 6:00-7:30pm. $25/family member. Learn more >

February 10
Valentine’s Night Out: Spa Chemistry
The Laboratory, 2349 W. North Ave., Chicago
This Valentine’s Day weekend, while your parents enjoy a date night out you can spend your Saturday night at The Laboratory with a pizza dinner and our Spa Chemistry workshop. Grab your safety goggles as we imagine, create, calculate, and design our own unique scented products perfect for Valentine’s Day. Ages 5-12. 6:15-9pm. $40 / $36 Members. Learn more >

February 10
Valentine's Day Cake Pop Bouquet - Kids Cooking Class
Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 N Clark St, Chicago
Join us for our next Kids Cooking Class on Saturday, February 10th. Children ages 5-12 are welcome. Our Chef will demonstrate how to make Cake Pops! Each child will receive a decorative vase to create their own Cake Pop Bouquet just in time for Valentine's Day. Register onilne. Ages 5-12. 9:30am Doors Open 9:45am Hands-on Demonstration. $25 per child inclusive of tax and gratuity, $15 per adult inclusive of tax and gratuity. Learn more >

February 10
Valentine's Day - Play, pizza and movie night
FUNDAY, 4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
Want to plan an early Valentine's day? Drop your kids off with us on Saturday Feb 10th and plan a date night with your partner! The kids will celebrate Valentine’s day with friends at FUNDAY! Play, movie and pizza! Reserve a spot today. Ages 3-12. 5:30 PM - 8 PM. $40. Learn more >

February 10
Hearts with Hello Kitty
Fox Valley Mall, 195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your favorite kitten Hello Kitty! At the Center Court near Fountain. Children may meet Hello Kitty while enjoying a valentine tote craft*, temporary heart tattoos*, & heart-shaped sugar cookie decorating*. This event is FREE and recommended for families with children under 12 years old. *While supplies lasts. One per child. Limited supply. All ages. Register online. 12pm - 1pm. Learn more >

February 10-11
Valentines Day Dinner
DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville
Valentines of the Victorian era were treasured keepsakes, incorporating feathers, beads, and bits of fabric. Create your own Victorian-style valentines in a fun, afternoon workshop. Ages 3 and up. 1-3pm. Included with admission and $3 suggested donation. Learn more >

February 10-14
Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s Valentine’s Day Celebration
Hofbrauhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont
Love is brewing this February at Hofbräuhaus Chicago. The restaurant will offer guests a unique Munich-style Valentine's Day celebration and special menu February 10-11 and again on February 14. Dishes include shrimp skewers, rib eye steak, sachertorte, gluhwein, and more. All ages. 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Cost based on menu prices. Learn more >

February 11
Valentine's Day Family Workshop
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids, 2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
Card making, Cookie decorating, Snacks, Storytime, and more! Reservations required. Ages 2-12, drop off for ages 5 and up. 3:30-5:00. $16/child. Learn more >

February 11
Lynn Sage Be My Valentine Family Event
The Ritz-Carlton, 160 East Pearson Street, Chicago
Join us at the sweetest event of the year! The fun-filled event features a delicious brunch buffet and many Valentine’s events perfect for the whole family. Guests will also have a chance to win fabulous prizes from the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and will go toward breast cancer research, fellowships and education programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. All ages. 10am - 1pm. Tickets are $100 for adults and $80 for children in advance. Learn more >

February 11
Valentine's Day Gingerbread "Love Shacks"
Taste Buds Kitchen, 2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Bring your little Valentine and get creative decorating your very own Love Shack in our signature Valentine’s Day Workshop. From pink frosted roofs to heart shaped window panes, you and your creative chef will love the endless decorating options as you work together to design and decorate your very own gingerbread house masterpiece. Enjoy cheerful love tunes while sipping pink hot cocoa and experiencing quality family time. All ages. 9:00-10:00am. $45 per child with one caregiver included. Learn more >

February 13
Sweets and Treats Valentine's Celebration
Pump It Up Chicago, 821 W Eastman, Chicago
Stop by Pump It Up Chicago on Tuesday, February 13th for 2 hours of fun from 5:15-7:15pm. Online reservations are highly recommended. Socks and a signed waiver are required. Adult meal tickets will be available for purchase at the door. All ages. 5:15-7:15pm. $15 per child and includes pizza, drink, and a character visit. Learn more >

February 13
Let's Make: Valentine Bath Bombs and Soaps!
Besties Girls Spa, 1536 Commons Drive, Geneva
Make beautiful Valentine-themed confetti cupcake bathbombs and soaps in this super fun class! You'll get to choose your own colors, scents, and shapes for your beautiful creations. Glittery hearts, colorful flowers, pink seashells! Limited openings so please register early. Ages 6-11. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST. $30. Learn more >

February 14
Valentines Craft
Little Beans Evanston, 430 Asbury Ave., Evanston
Little Beans Cafe Wicker Park, 1809 W. Webster, Chicago
Come by for a sweet craft. Enjoy making something fun for your loves to celebrate Valentines Day! Craft included in playspace admission. Registration not needed, just drop in. Ages 0-6. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Included with admission.

February 14
Sealed With A Kiss
Lincoln Park Guideshop, 2038 N. Halsted, Chicago
Monica + Andy invites you to our Sealed With A Kiss Event. Join us for a Valentine’s Day celebration for you and your littles featuring a Valentine’s Day craft + exclusive instagrammable photo sessions with our custom sealed with a kiss backdrop. Cookies + Snacks will be provided. Ages 0-5. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. FREE. Learn more >