Valentine's Day events for Kids

Valentine’s Day Events for Kids and Families in Tampa Bay

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance. It’s about sharing your love with family and friends. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up several Valentine’s Day events around Tampa Bay to celebrate with your littlest loves!

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The BEST Valentine’s Day Events in Tampa Bay for Kids

Keep checking back as more family-friendly Valentine’s Day events are announced!

My Fuzzy Valentine’s Day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Saturday, February 10-Sunday, February 11, 2024
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your favorite furry friends! Families can create their own cards and drop them in the Sesame Street themed mailboxes. Enjoy dance parties, special photo ops, a Valentine-inspired scavenger hunt, and chalk “monsterpieces.”
Included in general admission.

Lowe’s Valentine’s Day Workshop for Kids

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10 am
Lowe’s stores (various locations)

We love the DIY workshops for kids at Lowe’s and this month, they can create an adorable chalkboard that doubles as a flower vase. It’s a perfect gift for a child to give a loved one!

Bricks 4 Kidz Valentine’s Day Workshop

Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 10 am-1 pm
Bricks 4 Kidz

3713 W. Dale Ave, Tampa, FL
Give yourself a break while the kids have fun creating adorable Valentine’s Day-themed LEGO creations. The workshops are designed for kids ages 4.5-12 years old and are hosted at the Creativity Center in South Tampa.
$25 per child.

Sweethearts Cookies & Card Boxes at Fairgrounds St. Pete

Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 11 am- 2 pm
Fairgrounds St. Pete

800 28th St. S, St. Petersburg, FL
Get creative and create your very own Valentine’s cookies and card box! Decorate your cookies to perfection and create sweet memories by doing it together. They’ll provide the supplies and instruction. Each participant receives two sugar cookies to decorate. All materials, including royal icing, are supplied. You’ll also receive a coloring card box for gifting or storing your decorated cookies! Additional cookies are available for purchase. Price includes museum access ($27 value). Reserve in advance!
$40 per person.

Galentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Decorating Class at Boxer Mom Bakes

Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 2 pm-3:30 pm
Boxer Mom Bakes
27248 Big Sur Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL

In this 1.5-hour beginner-friendly class, you’ll learn the basics to sugar cookies, do some piping practice with Royal Icing, discover the best ways to decorate sugar cookies, and learn how to work with dough and icing! Everything you’ll need is provided at class! Each baker gets 6 cookies, 4 icing colors, sprinkles, and all the tools necessary to create the perfect Valentine’s Day sweet treats.

Valentine’s Day Mini Wood Workshop at AR Workshop in South Tampa

Sunday, February 11, 2024 from 2 pm -4 pm
AR Workshop

2414 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
We can’t think of anything sweeter than building something together as a family and putting your creativity to work! You will be able to customize a project of your choice. You will want to register in advance to secure your spot and chosen craft.
$29-$59 per craft.

TRIBE Seminole Heights Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Event

Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 2 pm- 7 pm
TRIBE Seminole Heights

6111 N. Central Ave, 3rd Floor, Tampa, FL
TRIBE Seminole Heights is hosting a Valentine’s Day event where kids and families can create a variety of things for someone special whether it’s a flower arrangement, potted plant, heartfelt card, or craft.
Prices for each curated activity range from $3-$20.

Chick-fil-A Minis for Dinner at the Citrus Park Chick-fil-A

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 4 pm – 7 pm
Chick-Fil-A Citrus Park Mall

8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL
Chick-fil-A in Citrus Park at Citrus Town Center  is hosting a Minis for Dinner event in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Kids receive a Valentine’s craft with the purchase of Minis for Dinner. They’ll even get a chance to meet the Chick-fil-A cow!
Prices vary.

Valentine’s Day Skate at United Skates of America in Tampa

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 6 pm- 8 pm
United Skates of America
5121 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL
Invite your friends and family for a Valentine’s Day skate that also includes a free pink glow necklace! Games will be half-off during the event and there is a $25 cash prize for the person wearing the most pink!
Admission is $10 and includes skate rental.

Valentine’s Sweets at Zephyrhills Public Library

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 4 pm-5 pm
Zephyrhills Public Library

5347 8th St., Zephyrhills, FL
Make your own hot chocolate bombs and heart-shaped chocolate candy for Valentine’s Day! For kids ages 9 and up. Registration is required.

Florida Railroad Museum’s Valentine Limited Train Ride

Thursday, February 15- Saturday, February 17, 2024
Florida Railroad Museum

12210 83rd St., Tampa, FL
The Florida Railroad Museum is hosting its first-ever Valentine’s event! Guests will enjoy a 30-minute train ride to Willow. Upon arrival, everyone will disembark for a delicious dinner complete with a carving station and vegetarian options (allergy-friendly food will be available upon request). A DJ will be on board taking requests, so bring your list of favorite songs along with your dancing shoes and get ready for a sweet time! For kids ages 12+.
$60 per person

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Florida State Fair

February 8-19, 2024
Florida State Fairgrounds

4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, FL
The Florida State Fair is a great way to spend a fun-filled day together as a family! Head over on Thursday, February 15 for $3 admission and select rides, games , and food items after 3 pm or for Family Day on Friday, February 16 for free admission for kids 17 and younger with a paid adult until 6 pm. Visit the midway, meet animals in the Great American Petting Zoo and Menagerie, explore exhibits like the Little Farm Hands exhibit, visit the Foam Zone and participate in a Kids Game Show, and more!
Prices start at $11.

Valentine's Day at the Florida State Fair
Valentine’s Day at the Florida State Fair

Sweet Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family at Home

There are other ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family at home. Have a special game night, make a Valentine-themed dinner together, go on a picnic in your backyard, or watch a Valentine’s movie. We’ve gathered these along with several more fun ideas on How To Spend Valentine’s Day as A Family.

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