Valentine's Day Fun for Philly Kids

Philadelphia is a wonderful place to celebrate Valentine's Day. Known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philly offers lots of fun for families with young children or older ones. Some events are perfect drop off opportunities so parents can grab dinner alone while others offer time to bond as a family. We have rounded up some of our favorite activities throughout the Delaware Valley.  Keep reading to see which events you want to put on your family calendar.

14 Ways for Families to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Philadelphia

Valentine's Day is a unique holiday. It is a celebration of love, but usually reserved for romantic relationships. However, in the spirit of showing the ones you love the most how special they are, Valentine's Day can also be a great opportunity to celebrate as a family. In Februrary, when the winter doldrum sets in, finding ways to get out and celebrate in the spirit of love may be just what the doctor ordered!

Here's 14 ways you and your family can celebrate Valentine's Day in a uniquely Philadelphia kind of way. For more Valentine's Day, check out our event round-up of great activities.

Leap into Something Fun with Frogs: a Chorus of Colors

Does your little one love frogs? You're in luck; The Academy of Natural Sciences is hopping with tons of these amphibious friends! There are over 4,000 species of frogs living on every continent except Antartica, and you can see a few of them on display at the museum right now! Frogs: A Chorus of Colors is presented in conjunction with Clyde Peel's Reptiland and is on display Feburary 4- May14, 2017. Read our review and leap on over to the museum to learn more about these awesome creatures.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Playgroups, Museums, Frosty Ball Feb 6-10

When winter settles in and it is too cold to go outside, Philly families may hear cries of boredom from their young ones. It doesn't have to be this way! Our events calendar is packed with exciting activities and boredom busters for everyone.

Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences to see its new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors or the Franklin Institute's exhibit, Jurassic World. Take a ride to the Delaware Museum of Natural History and listen to stories during its Book in the Nook. Drop by Bucktoe Creek Preserve for a nature playdate or one of the Philly Art Center locations for a story time playdate. Once the kids are tired and taking naps, sort through outgrown clothes and consider being a seller at one of these local consignment sales. If selling isn't your thing, donate the clothes to a good cause.

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Where to Get Your Chocolate Fix in Philly

If you love chocolate, Philly has no shortage of this sweet treat. Chocolate shops and even chocolate restaurants abound in the city of brotherly love. Just in time for celebrating Valentine's Day, we've got some great places to enjoy this delicious treat. Because what kid (or parent) doesn't love chocolate?

Must See from CES: 8 High-Tech Baby Gadgets on the Way

Even the Jetsons didn’t have baby gear like this. 

CES, the largest technology trade show in the U.S., was held last month in Las Vegas, and there was a ton of futuristic baby gear on display. All of it is meant to make the lives of parents easier, but that doesn’t mean some of it isn’t a little … unusual. 

Whether these gadgets will ultimately be practical remains to be seen (and some of it might have you longing for the days of the Flintstones instead). Be sure to sign up for our newsletters to stay in the know! 

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Winterfest, History, Art February 4-5

Hey, Philly families- it's Super Bowl weekend! And, even though our Eagles aren't in it, again, there is plenty to keep your mind off this year's football season in our events calendar. From educational experiences to entertaining performances, from historical reenactments to artistic activities, there is something for everyone.

Get excited for wintertime with celebrations held at The Wagner Institute and Briar Bush Nature Center. Visit the animals at The Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington. Foster a love for the arts with a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art as it features a Watson Adventures' Wizard Scavenger Hunt on Saturday and a Family Festival presenting the Okee Dokee Band on Sunday. Learn about the life of a continental soldier at Valley Forge National Historical Park or listen to the beautiful music of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a city that is so rich in history, a New York Times columnist once complained there was too much historical significance here. But as the birthplace of the nation, we are proud to be the site of so many important events, places, and, of course, people. During Black History Month we set time aside to specifically focus on the major accomplishments, roles, and experiences of African-Americans. From the rich US history to several museums that feature arts and artifacts from Africa, there are many ways to gain a deeper understanding of Black History just by tapping into some of the many offerings in Philadelphia. Here is our roundup of some of the best for younger children, but this is just a small sampling of the rich Black history programming and events available throughout the city in the month of February. Check our events calendar for even more fun and educational activities.

A NASA-Themed Family Vacation at Florida's Kennedy Space Center

More and more kids are looking up to scientists as the heroes they really want to emulate. There’s no better place to revel in the science of space than at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Something between a museum and a theme park all about space exploration, there’s a lot to see and do at this family destination, including the brand-new Heroes and Legends attraction.

The Kennedy Space Center is a must-do for any family interested in science, space and American history.

Philly Cooking Parties, Baking Parties, & Cake Decorating Birthday Parties

Planning another birthday party? Looking for something different? For those kids whose interests lean to the culinary or who love to decorate with sugary goodness, here's a great idea: a cooking party! There are a bunch of places in and around Philadelphia that host cooking, baking, and decorating parties, and even some who will drive to the birthday kid's home. So, if you've got an aspiring chef, check out some of these great nearby birthday parties.


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