Valentine's Day Fun for Families in the Bay Area
Valentine's Day is coming up, and so are many fun activities for kids of all ages! Here's our guide to family Valentine's Day events in Marin and the Bay Area. Make Valentine's Day cards, have a tea party with your favorite bear, and more.
- Family Fun Night-Special Valentine Theme
Habitot Children's Museum, Berkeley
Friday, February, 8, 5:30–7:30 pm
In the Art Studio, there will be a wide variety of art materials for you to make your own special valentines for those you love. For builders and inventors, we'll also have our new Art Cart available for making recycled art projects. Museum admission applies for this event. Location: 2065 Kittredge Street, Berkeley. Event details.
- Valentine's Teddy Bear Tea
Belvedere Tiburon Library
Saturday, February 9
Seatings: 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 am, 1, 2 & 3 pm
Bookmarks hosts its annual Teddy Bear Tea for young children and their families. Delight your children with this age-old tradition. The Founders Room in the library will be transformed into A Secret Garden with elegant tables laden with hot chocolate, delicious nibbles and a special treat from Rustic Bakery. Tickets: $35; $350 for a table of 10. Location: Founder's Room, Belvedere Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon. Purchase your tickets here.
- Valentine Cookie Decorating
teeny cake, Novato
Saturday, February 9, 12–3 pm
Kids can decorate their own heart shaped cookies anytime between 12-3 pm. Self-guided instruction. Drop In anytime, get your cookie, and have some fun! Details: $6 in advance plus service fee. Advance Ticket Sales End Friday February 8th 3pm. Reserve your spot here. Location: 7400 Redwood Blvd., Ste. 101, Novato. Event details.
- Hearts on the Hill Fundraiser
Corte Madera Community Center
Saturday, Februrary 9, 3:30–6:30 pm
Join us for the annual Hearts on the Hill Fundraiser benefiting Kids on the Hill Preschool in Corte Madera! Activites for the whole family: carnival-style games, face painting, arts and crafts, food and drinks (cupcakes!), a live DJ, dancing, and a silent auction. All activities will be held indoors at the Corte Madera Community Center this Saturday, February 9th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and children 2 and under are free! Location: 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera. Event details.
- Saint Valentine's Festival
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Saturday, February 9, 9 am–2 pm
Kids will be making Heart Art, Berry Love letter making, face painting, photo booth, tulip bouquets, and kids entertainment from 9:30–10:30 am. Event details.
- Valentine's Day Baking
Williams Sonoma, Corte Madera
Saturday, February 9, 10 am
Join us for a fun class all about Valentine’s Day Cookies! We’ll make one of our favorite cookie doughs together, then roll it out and use our Cookie Stamps to emboss them with heart, bee mine, and love designs. Suitable for ages 5–13. Cost: $30 per child; includes cookie stamp kit. Call the store to reserve your spot: (415) 924-6799. Event details.
- Family Program: A Botanical Valentine's Day Tea
UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley
Saturday, February 9, Seatings: 10–11:30 am
Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home. Registration required: $24 adult, $20 adult members; $20 child $16 member child. Event website.
- Valentine's Day Storytime
Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera Town Center
Saturday, February 9, 11 am
In this book, the beloved song "All You Need Is Love" comes vividly to life, showing that if we follow the music we will see there is indeed love all around us. Enjoy a cookie coloring activity, while supplies last. Location: 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. Event details.
- Chocolate Valentine Gift-Making Workshop for Kids
Women's Club, Faifax
Saturday, February 9, 1–4 pm
Learn how to make hot chocolate on a stick and chocolate bark. Choose your own flavor for the hot chocolate and toppings for your bark.Then decorate and wrap all the treats you’ve made! Cost: $60 + $15 materials fee. ($15 discount for siblings. Three work-trade scholarships available.) To reserve your spot, call or email Malika Henderson: 415-847-6083 or email@example.com. Location: 46 Park Road, Fairfax.
- Family Valentine's Dance
Sausalito City Hall, Exercise Room
Sunday, February 10, 2–4 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the little sweethearts in your life, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are all welcome. A professional DJ will introduce some dance moves and play great music. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Each family receives a photograph keepsake. Dress is casual, but feel free to dress up in your fancy attire. Cost: $25 per family Sausalito resident; $30 per family non-resident. Call (415) 289-4152 to register. Location: 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. Event details.
- Penguin Valentines
Cal Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Celebrate Valentine's Day Academy-style as we gift our penguins heart-shaped tokens of affection during their daily feedings on February 12, 13, and 14, at 10:30 am and 3 pm. Museum admission applies. Event details.
- Make a Valentine
Mill Valley Library, Creekside Room
Wednesday, February 13, 2:30–4 pm
Drop in and create beautiful Valentines! We'll have all the supplies for you to make your own Valentines for your friends and family. Free. Location: 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley. Event details.
- Valentine Cards
Sausalito Parks & Recreation
Wednesday, February 13, 3:30–4:30 pm
Come make Valentine's Day cards and matching envelopes at this special Sausalito Library event. We'll have plenty of supplies. For families. Location: 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. Event details.
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