Valentine’s Day is all about showing love to those important people in your life – kids included! And what better way to show them some extra love than by spending quality time with your precious little ones? Of course there are many opportunities to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other, but there are also several events and activities throughout Cincinnati that are perfect for celebrating as a family.
Here are 6 family-friendly ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati:
February 10th & 11th
Krohn Conservatory’s Spring Show is in full bloom, despite the dreary winter outside. “A Garden of Pure Imagination” is full of vibrant color and warm hues and during the weekend of Valentine’s Day, it’s also filled with chocolate! And when you think of Valentine’s Day, who doesn’t think of chocolate? On Saturday, February 10th, and Sunday, February 11th, Krohn Zone Explores Chocolate is included with the price of admission and will teach your family how chocolate is grown and some ways to prepare it. They will also have a display, a demonstration on Sunday and opportunities to sample chocolates.
February 9th, 10:30-11:15 am
One creative way to spend time with your littlest valentines is to check out the heart themed class at Brazee Street Studios in Oakley. On February 9th, they are hosting a special story time with the book, “The Day it Rained Hearts,” and children ages 3-6 can then make a heart shaped glass art piece. The cost is $20/child and you can sign up online here.
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The public library is always a great place for free, festive fun to enjoy any holiday with your family. For Valentine’s Day, branches are offering a variety of activities, from themed story times, to valentine making, to chocolate tasting events for teenagers! Visit the library’s event page here for all of the details!
February 10th at 11 am (ages 6 & up)
Cheers to Art offers Canvas & Kids painting sessions throughout each month and on February 10th, the art is “Peace, Love & Happiness.” It’s the perfect opportunity to share the love with your little artists and try something new. Spaces fill up fast, so click here to register!
February 8th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
The Contemporary Arts Center, always a family favorite, is turning their free Thursday Art Play time on February 8th into a Valentine’s Day party! You’ll make tiny ceramic heart pins, valentines and snack on festive, pink treats. Also, stick around for some kid-friendly yoga in the UnMuseum following the session.
February 8th, 4-5 pm
The Blue Manatee in Oakley is always a delightful place to spend time with your kids and they typically have festive story times and events around each holiday. For Valentine’s Day, you can visit on Thursday, February 8th for some crafting of adorable valentines. The cost is $8 per family and you can register and reserve your spot here.
We wish your family a Happy Valentine’s Day and hope you have a lovely time celebrating with each other – perhaps at one of these festive events around town!
A native Cincinnatian, Andrea has experienced life in all four corners of this city. After growing up on the west side, she headed north to attend Miami University, then moved east to Hyde Park and now lives in Northern Kentucky with her family.
When she’s not playing trains and doing the “hot dog dance” as a stay-at-home mom to her two toddlers, Andrea is busy writing for Cincinnati (and, ahem, Kentucky!) publications and brainstorming ideas for her next children’s book! With a newfound passion for fitness and overall health, she spends a lot of time at her family gym and loves to play outside.
Andrea worked in education for several years and has a special love for children’s literature. She loves showing her children all our city has to offer and enjoys sharing her finds with other parents. Her favorite spots include the Cincinnati Zoo (although she steers clear of the bird house), her local library and any playground.