Looking for Valentine’s Day activities families can enjoy in the East Bay? We are excited to share this round-up of love- and heart-themed activities in February. Including family together-time and parents-sneaking-away time.
Local Drop-in Activities for Family-friendly Valentine’s DayNo Events
Reservations required, family Valentine’s ideas
Sunday, Feb. 9 Botanical Garden Tea (morning or afternoon) 10 am to 11:30 or 1 pm to 2:30. An annual tradition of botanical tea, walk in the garden, and floral craft project. Includes day-of Garden admission, rain or shine.
Registration required: $24 Adult, $20 Child (Members save $4)
Friday, Feb. 14 Sweet family treat! 4 pm to 5. Local Food Fun gives an Ice Cream Tour of Rockridge on Valentine’s Day that you can do together. In addition to three ice cream desserts and a fun guided tour, all guests will receive a special heart-shaped treat from La Farine Boulangerie Patisserie to take away and enjoy later … or on the ride home.
Registration required: $20 for adults. $15 for kids 12 and younger.
Feb. 14 Twirl Kids Night Out – 5:30 pm to 8:30. Have a parental night out near Alameda while your kid, ages 3 to 8, enjoys a Valentine’s Party and art enrichment at Kids Night Out.
Registration required: $35 per kid. Pre-Register spaces fill fast!
Feb. 14 Swings & Wings Parents’ Night Out – 5 pm to 9 pm. Alameda’s indoor playground is offering food and a movie. It looks like many other Parents Night Out (PNO) options are happening the week after Valentine’s Day. If you’re anything like me, that’s good enough. I’ll take the date! [Check out other February-ish PNO options]
Registration required: $45 per kid. Pre-Register spaces fill fast!
Saturday, Feb. 29 Princess Valentine tea party @ The Rec Room at 10 am or 11 am. Children love a royal princess tea party with a magical makeover, for ages 2+. The event includes tea served by princesses, play costumes, accessories, beauty bar, story, and craft.
Registration required: $38 for child guests (parents do not pay or participate). Website >
This round-up of Valentine’s Day family craft projects and outings is made possible by our events calendar which includes activities from other organizations. Some errors and changes occur. Please double check with the organizer of the event.