Best Valentine's Day Events for Kids

Posted: February 03, 2019

The Best Family Friendly Valentine's Events for Kids in Chicago

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 8
Be Our Tiny Valentine!
Tiny Tunes Studio, 69 E 16th Street, Chicago
Be our Tiny Valentine on Friday, February 8th @ 4:30 pm @ Tiny Tunes Studio! Join us for an afternoon filled with love, warm fuzzies and fun with friends. Featuring musical Performance by Mr. Sam + Light Vegetarian Fare + Face Painting & Stamps (for littles!) + Delicious Desserts by Sweetest Little Moments + Professional Portraits by Lens to Hearth Photography. All ages. 4:30-6:30 PM. 1 adult + 1 kids $30; see web site for other pricing.
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February 8
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. 5:30pm to 7:30pm. $20/adult members; $25/adult non-members; $10/children 2-18. $5 more at door.
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February 9
Kids' Night Out: A Valentine's Day Celebration
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids, 2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
It's almost Valentine's Day - Parents want a date night! Drop your kids off with us for an evening of Valentine's Day ART, movie, pizza and more. Reservations are required. Register online. Ages 4-12. 5:45-8:30p.m. $37/child (additional sibs $27 each).
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February 9
2nd Annual Naperville Valentine's Day Kids Fun
Bowlero Naperville, 1515 Aurora Avenue, Aurora
This special Valentine's celebration will be held at Bowlero in a big open space! Lots of kids' activities, free prizes for adults, plus awesome vendor shopping. Activities include Valentine's Paper Wreaths; Tissue Paper; "Stained Glass" Window Hangers; Decorate a Doily Valentine; Make a Heart Necklace and more. Best for ages 1-7. 10:00am - noon. $3. Hosted by real estate broker Jake Kilts.
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February 9
Big City Valentine's Party!
Eskell, 2029 North Western Ave., Chicago
Join us for a Valentine's Day Party with a LOVE themed story time, songs, rhymes and signs, valentines day crafts and mimosas for the grown ups! All ages. 10-11am. $25 for family ticket up to 4 people.
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February 9
Family Valentine Dinner & Movie!
Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago
What says I love you better than a Dinner & a Movie in the park? Join us for a classic Disney animated flick "Lady and the Tramp" while enjoying a spaghetti dinner and a sweet treat. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. All ages. Doors open at 6 pm | Movie starts at 6:30 pm. $5.
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February 9
Kids' Cooking Class: Valentine Toaster Tarts
Maggiano's Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
Our Executive Chef will be teaching our aspiring chefs how to make Valentine Toaster Tarts. Pricing includes Maggiano's lunch buffet with assorted juices, sodas, hot tea and coffee. Each child will receive their own chef hat, exclusive Maggiano's recipe, and tax. For ages 5-12. 9:00 am - 11:00 am. $25 - Children ages 5-12. $15 - Per adult.
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February 9
Sweet Saturday
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Ave., Chicago
This drop-in event will let your whole family try some sweet treats while learning about plants in our collection. From chocolate and vanilla, to banana and papaya, your family will love this Valentine’s weekend event. There will be crafts and activities for children of all ages, including cinnamon Valentines and paper flowers. There will also be an area for toddlers, as well as music from the Old Town School of Folk Music for all to enjoy. All ages. 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.
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February 9
Sweets for Sweetie
Lamb's Farm, I-94 and Rte. 176, Libertyville
From 10am to 1pm, the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery will be transformed into a crafty boutique. Guests can decorate a tasty cupcake, assemble a cork love bug, make a sweet candy kabob, paint a rainbow bank, dip and decorate an Oreo pop and make cards for their loved ones. Packaging options for crafts, goodies and gifts will be available for purchase. Breakfast buffet available, $6.95 for adults and $3.95 for ages 2-10. All ages. Fees for some activities.
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February 9
Valentine's Day Party 2019
NY Kids Club Lincoln Park, 2727 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Celebrate Valentines 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 and sing-along to live music and create a Valentines keepsake! The party includes hors d'oeuvres for adults and a pizza dinner for children. Each Child will receive a goody bag. Ages 5 months - 6 years. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. See web site for pricing.
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February 9
Valentine's 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. Celebrate the season by inviting friends to join you for this creative workshop! Ages 2 and up. 9-10am. $40/child with one caregiver included.
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February 9
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. $40 / $20 Members. 6:30–8:15pm.
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February 9
Victorian Valentine Making
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst
During the Victorian Era, elaborately detailed valentines were a popular way to express admiration and affection with loved ones. Participants are invited to view our display in the "Heart's Desire" exhibit for inspiration, and then make a special valentine to be shared on February 14th. Craft supplies provided, all ages welcome. Registration required. All ages. Drop in between 2-4 p.m. $3 per person.
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February 9
We Love Our C.I.T.Y--A Family-Friendly Valentine’s Event
We Rock the Spectrum Kids' Gym, 553 E Dundee Rd., Palatine
This is the perfect excuse to get out of the house this winter for some engaging (indoor) fun! Register for specific entry times (to avoid over-crowding) and join us in the festive sensory gym, following the valentine's hearts around to each of our 15+ creative obstacle course stations. Parents will learn of resources in the community, meet other families, and enjoy a fun, indoor activity with their children. See web site for age guidelines. 9-11am. $8.
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February 10
Valentine's Day Family Workshop
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids, 2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
Get ready for Valentine's Day at our Family Workshop. Includes cookie decorating, card making, snacks and more. Fun for the whole family; or drop your kids off (ages 5 and up only) Ages 2-12. 3:30pm - 5:00pm. $17,
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February 10
XOXO Playdate
Sod Room, 1454 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Love is in the air! Come play your hearts out at our XOXO Playdate! The Valentine themed morning will include playtime, sweets table, our first ever heart hunt (think Easter Egg hunt but with hearts) AND a visit from Beth Gaskill of BIG City Readers. Ages 0-5. 9:30am-11:30am. $30/One adult & one child; $20/Extra Child; $7/Extra adult.
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February 12
Purple Monkey Valentine's Day Party with Stages Performing Arts
Aubergine Chicago, 3530 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago
Purple Monkey's 8th Annual Valentine's Day Celebration is back and features an interactive performance of "Babies in Arms - My Funny Valentine" with Stages Performing Arts! Join us for pizza, playtime, singing and dancing as we ring in Valentine's Day 2019. Best for ages 0-6. 5:30-7:00pm. $35 One child + One Parent; $10 Siblings (Free under 8 months); $5 Additional Adults.
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February 15
Kids’ Night Out: Sweet Hearts
Fort Hill Activity Center Childcare and “The Fort” Indoor Playground
Enjoy the night out while your children enjoy a night filled with Valentine fun. They’ll make hearts, write Valentine letters to their parents, play Heart and Seek, Heart Beat and more. Register online, Activity Code 31893. Ages 4-12. 6:00-9:00 p.m. $26 for Naperville residents/$39 for non-residents.
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February 15
Kids Night Out: Valentine's Pizza & Cupcakes (Ages 5-12)
Taste Buds Kitchen, 2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Every 3rd Friday at TBK is Kids Night Out! Parents: you deserve a special Valentine's night out...and so do the kids! Drop them off for this 3-hour evening workshop as we share the love of a menu they'll adore. From personal heart-shaped pizzas to a fresh take on Zucchini Fries, and Heart Cupcakes! Come chop, mix and swirl in our kitchen. What's not to love? ages 5-12. 5-8pm. $60.
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February 16
Valentine Cookie Making
Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Rd., Wheaton
Make and decorate your own heart shaped cookies! Guided class with hands on preparing and decorating heart shaped cookies. Each child receives chef's hat. Lunch from the kids menu. Ages 4-10. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. $25.
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