Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be about romantic dates. There are awesome events happening on the Main Line this year that the whole family can partake in. They may even have you second-guessing the same old annual dinner date.
Kids Night In at the Center on Central
Enjoy your night out while your kids have a fun night of exploring their creativity and eating snacks. Kids’ night in features a themed craft project, pizza, and a movie.
24 Central Ave., Paoli.
Alex and the Kaleidoscope at Ardmore Music Hall
Emmy award-winning children’s entertainer Alex Mitnick will perform for the Valentine’s Day Family Jam, complete with a dance party, brunch, and DJ Mighty Flipside to keep the kids moving.
23 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore.
Elmwood Park Zoo
There’s no need to leave your kids with a babysitter this year because the Elmwood Park Zoo will give them a night they’ll remember. An exclusive after-hours flashlight tour of the zoo, animal bingo, Valentine’s crafts, a live animal show, a movie, and a pizza dinner are on tap for this year’s event.
Ages 6-10. 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown.
Crafting and baking at Wayne Art Center
There are two family-friendly options for Valentine’s Day fun this year at Wayne Art Center: A Valentine’s printmaking children’s workshop to create the perfect Valentine or a Family Culinary Workshop to make yummy, personalized brownie hearts.
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne.
Valentine’s Day at Longwood Gardens
The gardens will have extended hours Valentine’s Day weekend. The stunning Orchid Extravaganza is still going on, perfect for the whole family. Start the day with a special Valentine’s Day brunch menu and enjoy violinist Ann Fontanella in the Conservatory.
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.
Afternoon Tea at A Taste of Britain
Bring the family to afternoon tea on Feb. 12th to enjoy white chocolate and lavender scones with specialty Valentine’s Day teas and a menu your kids will love.
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.
Ice skating at Blue Cross RiverRink
Sweetheart Skate lets you cozy up with your Valentine while your kids skate too. Tickets include ice skating time, skate rentals, chocolates, flowers, a photo booth, and music.
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.
Pottery painting at Color Me Mine
Paint your heart’s desire on Valentine’s Day. This studio has hundreds of beautiful pieces to personalize, either to keep for yourself or to gift to your Valentine.
109 Lancaster Ave., Wayne.