Roses are red, violets are blue. It’s Valentine’s Day, what are we to do? If you are looking for a way to celebrate with the kids on this love-filled day, look no further.
I’ve highlighted some fun activities to do with the entire family. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Antique Valentines – Westfield
Price: $4 age 13 and older; $3 age 3-12; free age 2 and under
Miller-Cory House Museum
614 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day with a visit to the Miller-Cory Museum. Participants can view a display of vintage Valentine's Day greetings, create a holiday-themed craft, and enjoy light refreshments.
Valentine’s Day Storytime – Various Barnes & Noble locations
Age: 10 and younger
Head over to your local Barnes & Noble to listen to some heart-warming holiday stories. Kids will also make a Valentine's Day craft.
My Little Man & Me Valentine's Party – Union
Age: 4-8 with an adult
Price: $25 per adult / child pair
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Bring your son, grandson, nephew, or special friend to Liberty Hall Museum for an afternoon celebration of Valentine's Day. Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, punch, a photo booth, and more while you make memories with your date. Reservations are required.
Beekeeping: The Sweetest Science – Jersey City
Age: 3 and older
Price: Museum admission $17.75-$31.75
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Head to Liberty Science Center at 11:30 a.m. to learn about the yummy and intriguing world of beekeeping. Kids can investigate real beekeeping equipment and find out how honey gets from the hive to our kitchen tables. Free with museum admission.
Drop-in Holiday Craft – Madison
Age: All ages
Price: Adults $5; Children's and Seniors (65+) $3; Under age 6 free
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts invites visitors to take a peek at its new exhibit, “Garden State,” and stay to make a Valentine’s Day craft for someone you love. Holiday-themed crafting takes place all day.
Mega Bubble Show – Red Bank
Age: All ages
Shows at 1 pm and 4 pm
Tickets available online
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Bubble artist extraordinaire Fan Yang is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest bubble ever blown and the largest bubble wall ever created (156 feet). His interactive stage show at the Count Basie Theatre features lighting effects, lasers, and some pretty incredible bubble creations.
Valentine's Weekend Sleigh Rides – Lambertville
Age: All ages
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Come for a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rides are free and are offered on a first-come first-served basis, weather permitting. Afterward, tour the historic farmhouse, sip hot chocolate, listen to live music, and shop for Valentine's Day treats.