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Family-Friendly Valentine’s Happenings on the Main Line

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No matter what your kids’ ages—from babies to teens—there are Valentine’s events around the Main Line for everyone. So start making plans to celebrate love as a family—here’s where! If you’re looking to stay in and do something special, check out our community’s top recommendations on where to get a heart-shaped pizza!

Personalized Valentine Cookies Workshop

February 1, 10—11:30 am

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Bring your little one and create delicious heart-shaped cookies and then personalize them with little words and sayings to celebrate the holiday of love. Pack them up and give them out as gifts for your own loved ones! Pre-registration required online.

Family Day of Clay: Valentine Heart Box

February 1, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating a heart-shaped box for yourself or a loved one. You will be guided through the box making process using textures and using a template, and then add colored glaze and decoration. Pre-register online.

Valentines for the Community

February 1, 3—4:45 pm

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford


Kids ages 5-12 can help brighten Valentine’s Day for a young patient at a hospital in Philadelphia by making them a Valentine. Feel free to drop off more cards at the library as well!

Parent and Child Pottery Workshop

February 2, 11:30 am—1 pm

Center on Central, 24 W. Central Avenue, Paoli


Work together to create a Valentine’s heart bowl with a lid. After the workshop, the staff will fire your creations for you. Register online in advance.

Puppy Love Storytime

February 4, 11:15–11:45 am

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford


This program for preschoolers will start with stories about furry friends and end with making special Valentines for a local animal rescue.

Cupcake Decorating Workshop

February 6, 6:30 pm

Pallets & Paints, 3938 Ridge Pike, Collegeville


Learn techniques to decorate, and leave with six festive cupcakes! Appropriate for all skill levels. Adults and children 6 and up are welcome. Must have a ticket for ages 11 and up (ages 6-10 are welcome to come for free with a paying adult). Pre-registration is required.

Paper Hearts STEM Challenge

February 7, 4:45–5:30 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli


Participants will create paper hearts and then arrange them into the tallest free-standing tower they can make. For ages 6 to 8 years. Registration required online.

Miniature Worlds: Mini Valentine Pals

February 8, 1–3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, kids ages 7 and up can head into the warm sewing studio to create two adorable Mini Pocket Pals out of clothespins and fabric. Get creative sewing, gluing, and learning some felting skills! Pre-register online.

Valentine Necklace Art Workshop

February 8, 1–3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Kids ages 8-10 will learn to fashion beautiful hearts in red, pink, and white Sculpey clay, then tie them onto a bright satin ribbon to create a lovely necklace. Pre-register online.

Valentine’s Laughs with Miss Linda and Lucy

February 8, 3—3:45 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville


Don’t miss storyteller Linda Poland as she and her puppet Lucy who sings (but shouldn’t!) delight children with humorous Valentine’s-themed stories, finger plays, and songs. Online registration requested.

Daddy-Daughter Valentine’s Events

February 8-9 and 14-16

Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville


Make Valentine’s memories with a fun updo, treats, dancing, a runway show with rose presentation, and a photo keepsake. Book online.

Valentine’s Brunch at The Radnor Hotel

February 9, 10 am –2 pm

591 E. Lancaster Ave., Saint Davids


The Radnor Hotel is serving a special Valentine’s Day-themed Champagne Sunday Brunch on the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, and it’s also great for families! Two words: chocolate fountain. Happy Valentine’s Day!  Call 610-341-3188 to make your reservations.

Valentine’s Tea at A Taste of Britain

February 9

A Taste of Britain, 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Enjoy a fancy tea with holiday-themed treats like Pistachio and Rosewater Meringue Kisses. Plus, adults can get a mimosa alongside their tea. What’s not to love? Call to make reservations.

Kids’ Seed Paper Valentines

February 9, 11 am—noon

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills


Kids will learn to make heart-shaped seed paper and newspaper pots for growing a Valentine gift. Reservations are required. $15 per child; no cost for accompanying adults. Cost includes instruction and materials to make one growing valentine.

Teddy Bear Tea at GPCC

February 9, 3–4:30 pm

2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting


Bring your kids (ages 2-6) to the GPCC for “tea” and cookies. Each child will build their own animal to stuff and take home with them! Pre-register to hold your spot.

Valentine Workshop at The Handwork Studio

February 9, 3:30–5:30 pm

35 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth


Kids ages 6-12 will decorate lovely Valentine’s Day treats to get into the spirit of showing love and kindness just in time for the holiday. Book online.

Cookie Decorating

February 9, 4—5 pm

Great Expectations Together Café, 246 Haverford Ave., Narberth


Gather at GET Café for an all-ages, all-abilities cookie decorating workshop to kick off Valentine’s Day. Register online.

Valentine’s Card Making at Penn Wynne Library

February 11, 10:30 am—5 pm

130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood


Drop by the library to create Valentine’s Day cards together as a family. All supplies provided.

Miss Gail’s Special Valentine’s Day Storytime and Craft

February 12, 10–11 am

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr


Come make a special Valentine’s Day craft after storytime. All ages welcome.

Valentine’s Craft at Gladwyne Library

February 12, 4—5 pm

362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne


Kids ages 3 and up can come by and make Valentines for all their special people. Pre-register online.

Valentine’s Day Stories and Crafts

February 12, 4—4:45 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 East Front St., Media


Kids ages 3 and up can drop in for stories and crafts for Valentine’s Day.

Teen Pal-entine’s Day Party

February 13, 3:30—4:30 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Ave., Wayne


Teens (grades 6-12) can decorate a mug, hit up the hot chocolate bar, and enjoy some mug cake. Register online.

School Day-Off Camp: Valentine’s Potions

February 14, 9 am–3:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media


If your kids (ages 6-9) have off school on Valentine’s Day, they can spend it making cool potions, Valentine’s slime, and festive edible creations. Pre-registration required.

Valentine Card Make-and-Take at Tredyffrin Public Library

February 14

582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford


Drop into the Children’s Department anytime on Valentine’s Day to make a card for someone special. Supplies provided.

Story and Art: ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!’

February 14, 10–11 am

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Read Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! and partake in a fun and creative art project about the book! For ages 3 and up. Pre-register online.

Valentine’s Day Toddler Bounce

February 14, 10—11:30 am

BounceU of Collegeville, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville


Little ones get 60 minutes of bounce time, followed by a special Valentine’s sweet treat and Valentine’s craft! Reserve your spot online.

Family Valentine’s Craft

February 14, 3:30—4:30 pm

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd


Come for a sweet snack and make a craft for your special Valentine. All ages welcome.

Valentine’s Kids Night Out at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 14, 5:30—9:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Children ages 4-10 years old are invited to join the zoo for games, dinner, visits with education animals, and Valentine’s crafts. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy an adult date night! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Valentine’s Parents Night Out at BounceU

February 14, 6—9 pm

BounceU of Collegeville, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville


Drop your kids off at BounceU and go for a Valentine’s date night! Parents Night Out is for ages 3-11 and includes pizza, drink, craft, games, and bounce time. Reservations are required.

My Fuzzy Valentine’s Day Lunch at Sesame Place

February 15 and 16, 11:30 am

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne


Treat your little Valentines to a delicious buffet lunch with lovable Sesame Street friends, singing, dancing, and themed desserts. Reservations are required, but paid park admission is not required for My Fuzzy Valentine’s Day Lunch.

Anti-Valentine’s Crafts for Teens

February 15, noon–2 pm

Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall


Whether they’re happily single or cynical, teens ages 12-18 are invited to make anti-Valentine’s crafts and eat snacks. No registration required, but supplies are limited.


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Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Contributing Writer