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Family-Friendly Valentine’s Happenings on the Main Line

Get crafty, party with Poppy, and more!

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!

Valentine’s STEAM Workshop

February 4, 10:30–11:30 am

Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High Street, West Chester


This month’s STEAM workshop is Valentine’s themed! Experiment with love potions, create an abstract Valentine, and “bake” Love Cakes. Included with admission.

Valentine’s Craft at Gladwyne Library

February 6, 4—5 pm

362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne


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

Children’s Nature Series: Nature Valentines

February 7, 1 pm

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown


Turn paper hearts into animals and make special valentines using some things from nature to enhance your creations. Learn about love in the animal kingdom between parents and their young. Pre-registration is required; for ages 3 and up.

Family Craft Night at Penn Wynne Library

February 7, 6—7 pm

130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood


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

Tweens: Bad Valentine Art

February 8, 4—5 pm

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


Ages 9 and up can come and make some terrible art! All supplies provided, but if you have special supplies, feel free to bring those. Register online.

Valentine’s Parents Night Out

February 8, 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.

Wayne Art Center Hosts Family Painting Night: Valentine Dreams

February 8, 7—8:30 pm

413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Each person will receive a canvas, paints, and paintbrushes and will be led step-by-step to paint a unique Valentine’s Day painting! Pre-register online.

Valentine Treat-Making at Tyler Arboretum

February 9, 10—11:30 am

515 Painter Rd., Media


Make a variety of sweet treats to box up and give to your Valentine. Learn how to melt chocolate for chocolate covered pretzels and strawberries. Also make mini heart-shaped pies to eat, or give to a friend. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Register online.

Valentine’s Day Crafts at Ardmore Library

February 9, 10 am—5 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Come make a Valentine card for a special someone. Craft materials will be available all day.

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.

Family Friendly Crafternoon Valentine’s Workshop at AR Workshop

February 9, 4—8 pm

233 E. King St., Malvern


Enjoy complimentary sweet treats and create a specialty wooden Valentine (or another wooden craft of your choosing). Register online to reserve your spot and pick your creation.

Valentine’s Tea at A Taste of Britain

February 10

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


Enjoy a fancy tea with holiday-themed treats like A Taste of Britain’s special Persian Love Cake. Plus, adults can get a mimosa alongside their tea. What’s not to love? Call to make reservations.

Valentine’s Party with Princess Poppy

February 10, 10:30 am—noon; Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High St., West Chester

February 14, 10:30 am—noon, Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Lulu’s Casita is having a Valentine’s Day party at both locations, with special guest Poppy from Trolls. Enjoy storytime, bubble dance, crafts, treats, and more. $20 per child. Register at luluscasitawestchester@gmail.com for February 10 in West Chester, and info@luluscasita.com for February 14 in Ardmore.

Parent and Child Pottery Workshop

February 10, 1—2:30 pm

Center on Central, 24 W. Central Avenue, Paoli


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

Valentine Story and Card Making

February 10, 1:30—2:15 pm

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


Families can drop in for a festive craft and storytime.

Daddy Daughter Date Night at Color Me Mine

February 10, 5—6:30 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Enjoy art time, sweet desserts, photos to take home, and some bubbly (non-alcoholic) to sip while you get creative. Reserve your spot online.

Valentine Card Make-and-Take at Tredyffrin Public Library

February 12

582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford


Drop into the Children’s Department anytime on February 12 to make a Valentine for someone special. Supplies provided.

Valentines’ Day Craft at Bala Cynwyd Library

February 12 and 14, 3—5 pm

131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd


Kids preschool-aged and older can drop by the Junior Room to make a handmade Valentine. No registration required.

Family Valentine’s Story and Craft

February 13, 5:30—7:30 pm

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


Listen to a Valentine’s story, and then decorate a cookie to take home. All ages welcome.

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.

Teen Pal-entine’s Day Party

February 14, 3:30—4:30 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Ave., Wayne


Teens (grades 6-12) can join for sweet candy making—dip Oreos and make chocolate truffles! Register online.

Valentine’s Day Stories and Crafts

February 14, 4—4:45 pm

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


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


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Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Contributing Writer