Grand Rapids Valentine’s Day Fun for Kids

Looking for something sweet to do with the kids around Grand Rapids?

Celebrate all of the love and hearts in your life with these Valentine’s Day-themed activities. Some may say it’s just a “Hallmark holiday,” but sometimes those give us the perfect excuse to do something fun with our kids!

From cooking classes to library events and parent’s night out, there is a Valentine’s Day activity in the Grand Rapids area that’s just perfect for your family!

Valentine’s Day Activities for Families

Wednesday February 6, 2019

Adult & Me Gift Creation Party- A party for kid's gift making

Location: Lions & Rabbits – 1264 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids

Come create with your little loved one! During our Adult & Me Art Party, we will be hand crafting a few different gift options for the ones you love. Each child will come home with three special gifts for people this Valentine's Day. Bring your friends and bring some snacks! [...]

Time:4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday February 8, 2019

BUDS: Valentine's Sensory Play

Location: West Side Christian School – 955 Westend NW Grand Rapids

Grab your little sweetie and join us for BUDS: Valentine's Sensory Play on Friday, Feb. 8 at 9am! We'll have some Valentine's-themed sensory activities prepared for your little one. Grab a friend too! BUDS events are always free and open to all. Please park in the front lot and enter [...]

Time:9:00 am - 9:30 am

Story Time @ THE MUD ROOM

Location: The Mud Room – 1971 E Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids

A fun outing for the little ones! We’ll read a story then paint a themed project. Monthly featured stories and art projects will be posted on our Facebook events. Limited quantities. Pre-registration recommended. Ages: 3-6 years, limit one adult per child Cost: $15/child (one project)

Time:10:30 am - 11:30 am

Soul Mates Mug Class

Location: Accidental Art – 355 Northland Drive NE Rockford

Join us on Friday, February 8th from 6-8 and learn how to paint this adorable set of stacking mugs. Mugs painted during this class will be ready for pick up on Friday, February 15th. Mugs may be painted by one person or done by a couple. Cost is $35 for [...]

Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sweetheart Ball

Location: Watermark 920 – 930 Washington Ave. Muskegon

A date night for dads/daughters; moms/sons; grandma/grandkids; aunties/nieces/nephews! Everyone is welcome! Dance the night away with your little one! Dressy attire is encouraged but not necessary! Crafts, dessert bar, dancing and more! TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3919945 Tickets are $5 (plus service fees) per person in advance online or physical [...]

Time:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday February 9, 2019

Adult & Me Gift Creation Party- A party for kid's gift making

Location: Lions & Rabbits – 1264 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids

Come create with your little loved one! During our Adult & Me Art Party, we will be hand crafting a few different gift options for the ones you love. Each child will come home with three special gifts for people this Valentine's Day. Bring your friends and bring some snacks! [...]

Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grand Valentine Tea Party

Location: Allendale Township Library – 6175 Library Ln Allendale

Grab your grandkids or grandparents and join us for a special Valentine's Tea Party. We'll do a craft and snacks will be served. Please register each individual attendee! Register here: http://allendalelibrary2.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

Time:10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mom and me Valentine Cookie Class

Location: Cityside Middle School – 320 E Main Ave, Zeeland

Join me as we create some fun Valentine‘s Day cookies! This class will be a great introduction to cookie decorating or fun for those who already have some skills. We will work on flooding and wet-on-wet techniques. This class is open to children ages 3-11 with an accompanying adult. Each [...]

Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am

7th Annual Chocolate Stroll through Rockford

Location: Downtown Rockford – 17 Squires St Rockford

The sweetest event of the year - and a new date! Stroll through downtown Rockford with your Valentine, your girl friends or your family! Collect a sweet treat at participating stores, shop for sweet deals and be entered for one sweet prize! This is an event you don't want to [...]

Time:11:00 am - 5:00 pm

All You Need Is Love Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Holland

Location: Barnes & Noble Felch St. Plaza – 3050 Beeline Rd. Holland

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. Get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese [...]

Time:11:00 am

All You Need Is Love Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Rivertown

Location: Barnes & Noble Rivertown Crossings – 3700 Rivertown Parkway Ste. 2058 Grandville

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. Get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese [...]

Time:11:00 am

All You Need Is Love Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Woodland

Location: Barnes & Noble Woodland Mall – 3195 28th Street SE Grand Rapids

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. Get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese [...]

Time:11:00 am

GRAM Art, Love, and Chocolate Tour

Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special guided tour at GRAM!  Guests will explore love, companionship, passion, and dedication depicted in artwork throughout the galleries.  At the conclusion, receive a special chocolate treat to complete your sweet visit with your sweetheart! Ticket Prices (includes tour, museum admission, and chocolate treat) $7 [...]

Time:11:00 am - 3:00 pm

LowellArts Youth Class: Valentine Collage (Adult + Child)

Location: LowellArts – 223 W Main Street Lowell

​Use a variety of collage materials to create a design to celebrate Valentine's Day. Your piece can be used as a greeting card or framed as a work of art. Materials included. Instructor: Sharon Brandner. Ages 7 to 13. Class Fee: $15 ($13.50 for LowellArts Members)

Time:11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Valentine's Dash 5k

Location: KDL Kentwood Library Branch – 4950 Breton SE Grand Rapids

This race will get you outside to enjoy a combination of trails and roads in Kentwood. This course is great for first-time runners but will also provide a challenge to more experienced runners. This race is perfect for running with your sweetie, soul mate, BFF or to meet someone new! [...]

Time:11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Valentines STEAM Challenge

Location: Forever Curious Children’s Museum – 202 East Main Street Fennville

Join us for our February Valentines STEAM Challenge. We will have some great holiday themed STEAM activities to keep the kids engaged. Help cupid design a bow and arrow to hit his target, create a zip line to deliver someone a sweet note, design a candy box that holds a [...]

Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Be Mine

Location: Loutit District Library – 407 Columbus Ave Grand Haven

Make a valentine for your favorite valentine!  For kids ages four and up- Teen welcome!

Time:2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Parents Night out Valentines Event

Location: Grand Rapids Gymnastics – 1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301 Grand Rapids

Don't worry about dinner. We have you covered. Pizza served. Your kids (4+ years) will have a BLAST at GRG. Jumping on trampolines, playing games and practicing their gymnastics skills. All under the supervision of our fantastic GRG coaching staff! Ninja’s on the Move! All PNO participates will spend time [...]

Time:5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Valentine's Snowshoeing

Location: Howard Christensen Nature Center – 16190 Red Pine Drive Northwest Kent City

Bundle up for a candle it snow shoe walk.  Enjoy a guided walk to our bonfire where hot beverages and s'mores await you.  If the snow decides not to show, this will be a trail walk. Snowshoes provided.  Pre-registration requested.

Time:6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Valentine’s Snowshoeing

Location: Howard Christensen Nature Center – 16190 Red Pine Drive Northwest Kent City

Bundle up for a candle lit snow shoe walk. Enjoy a guided walk to our bonfire where hot beverages and s’mores await you. If the snow decides not to show, this will be a trail walk. All ages welcome. Snow shoes provided. Members: $3/Nonmembers: $5

Time:6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Drop In Valentine Creation Station!

Location: Howard Miller Public Library – 14 S. Church St. Zeeland

Drop in any time between 6:30 and 7:30 to make fun Valentine crafts with Miss Jess!

Time:6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Galentine's Day at Schuler Books

Location: Schulers Books and Music- 28th Street – 2660 28th Street SE Grand Rapids

Get ready for a night of ladies celebrating ladies! Grab your best girls and enjoy a relaxing night out at Schuler Books. Treat yourself and your friends to a night of sign painting with Ellis Lane Workshops, a specially curated display of desserts, beverages from our Chapbook Café, prizes and [...]

Time:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday February 14, 2019

Evening Explorers

Location: Grand Rapids Public Library – Main Branch – 111 Library St NE Grand Rapids

Do you like to build and discover how things work? Kids in grades 1-5 can have a unique, hands-on STEAM experience each month. Take part in science experiments and activities to learn how things work and explore the world around you. This month: Fizzy Valentines. Melt some hearts with chemistry [...]

Time:6:30 am - 7:30 am

Valentine's Day BOGO Date Night

Location: Sky Zone – 3640 29th Street SE Kentwood

Bring your Valentine's date in and get FREE jump time with the purchase of any 90- or 120-minute jump. Not valid with specials or discounts.

Time:4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday February 16, 2019

Valentine Kids' Night Out

Location: Gymco – 2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE Grand Rapids

Your child will LOVE this kid-friendly Valentine Party with Valentine-themed games, lots of active playtime in the gym and pizza for dinner. It's 4 hours of fun just for kids, from 4 - 8pm. $32 per child, or $27 for Gymco members, age 3 - 12, registration is required and [...]

Time:4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date Night Drop Off Valentines Party!

Location: R-Athletics – 2845 Thornhills Ave. Grand Rapids

Drop the kids off to play with us for a Valentine's Day Party  with our coaches. Fun and games, and a pizza dinner is planned for your child while you take some time off!   6-10pm $32 for non-members, and $27 for our members with $5 sibling discounts. Space is limited!! [...]

Time:6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • GRKIDS day Action Wake Park

Try Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kneeboarding & Wakeboarding for Just $15 – Two July Dates!!

Calling All Water Loving Kids

West Michigan in the summer. Just add water for the perfect day!

Back by popular demand, GRKIDS is excited to bring you TWO special days at Action Wake Park. (This sold out last year!)

We’ve teamed up with these folks (who promise to teach you to use the park and their equipment) for a morning of fun at a super special rate. This is your chance to try out water sports for the first time – or the hundreth time – at their cable wakeboard park.

And before you say, nope, not for me, read on. This […]

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