Valentine’s Day Events & Activities for Kids

February is here and so is Valentine’s Day! There are many ways to tell your kiddos you love them and these family friendly Valentine’s Day events and activities for kids are just the icing on the heart shaped sugar cookie. Don’t miss all of the area daddy daughter dances and mother son events!

Valentine’s Dinner with Kids

There are so many options for Valentine’s Day dinner locations that are family friendly, but we have a few favorites that seem to roll out the red carpet for everyone, including children on the big day of love.

Kids Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant

Many families attend this event every year and because of all of the fun, it seems like everyone is planning on returning. A children’s menus, special treats after dinner, a fruit cart before dinner and an adorable photo booth were all a part of the celebration in the past. This year the Aristocrat is promoting face painting. Also, no reservations required — personally, I appreciated having a reservation, but I’m sure they can accommodate more families if they do it this way.

Valentine’s Dinner at White Castle with Kids

It all started as a joke but now it’s our annual tradition to have Valentine’s dinner at White Castle. We’ve tried a few other Valentine’s Day dining options with our kids, but we always go back to White Castle. Maybe it’s the inexpensive menu, maybe it’s the fun and novelty of having table service at a fast food restaurant or maybe it’s just that we’re not intruding on anyone’s romantic Valentine’s dinner — we really love it! But you’ll actually need reservations if you’re going to eat here for V-day!

Valentine’s Dinner at Dairy Queen with Kids

Last year we made reservations at the Dairy Queen for our family. There were tablecloths and decorations and someone greeting us at the door, but other than that, it was a pretty typical day at Dairy Queen.

February 1, 2020



FREE Kids Workshop | Home Depot
9:00 am - 12:00 pm —
Create a loving memory with your child at our Heart String Art Workshop. As you help your child piece together the symbol of Valentine's Day, [...]

February 6, 2020



Daddy Daughter Dance in Carmel
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Cool Creek Park and Nature Center
Daddy Daughter Dance in Carmel Cool Creek Park & Nature Center February 6 & 7, 2020, 6-8 pm Dads, spend a quality night at the [...]

February 7, 2020



Sweethearts Dance | Avondale Meadows YMCA
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm — Avondale Meadows YMCA
Feel the love! Put on your dancing shoes and create memories your little ladies and gentlemen won't forget. Bring the whole family and get ready [...]


Baxter YMCA Family Valentine's Day Dance
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm — Arthur R. Baxter YMCA
Baxter YMCA Valentine's Day Family Dance Find even more fun Valentine’s Day events on Indywithkids.com


Daddy Daughter Dance in Carmel
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Cool Creek Park and Nature Center
Daddy Daughter Dance in Carmel Cool Creek Park & Nature Center February 6 & 7, 2020, 6-8 pm Dads, spend a quality night at the [...]


Family Sweethearts Dance | Jordan YMCA
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Arthur Jordan YMCA
Make your sweetheart feel special this Valentine's Day by taking him or her on a date to the Jordan YMCA. The event is open to [...]


Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Valentine’s Dance
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Valentine’s Dance Hendricks Regional Health YMCA February 7, 2020, 6-8 p.m. Join us for a one of a kind date night [...]


Greenwood Community Center Family Valentine's Dance
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm — Greenwood Community Center
Greenwood Community Center Valentine's Dance February 7, 2020, 6:30-8 pm Put on your dancing shoes and grab the little ones for an evening of love, [...]

February 8, 2020



Valentine's Cupcake Class for Kid's at Maggiano's
9:00 am - 11:00 am — Maggiano’s Little Italy
Cook Up Some Fun At Our Kid's Cooking Class! Kids will have a blast learning basic cooking skills in one of our hands-on classes. Your [...]


Valentine’s Day for All at Nickel Plate Arts
10:00 am - 5:00 pm — Nickel Plate Arts
Valentine’s Day at Nickel Plate Arts is no typical “Hallmark holiday.” Art-infused events and activities for singles, couples, children and groups go way beyond candy [...]


Valentines Family Craft Day | Garfield Park Arts Center
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Garfield Park Arts Center
Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Celebrate with your family by enjoying sweet treats and creating a variety of V-Day inspired crafts, including Valentine's [...]


Valentine Slime Fun - FEB Coding Event
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm — First Start Computer Science Studio
Valentine Slime Fun Saturday, Feb 8th 1:30-3:30 pm --- Grades 1-8 Celebrate Valentine with your friends at our studio making cool slimes & code fun [...]


Handmade Seed Paper Valentines | Taylor Center of Natural History
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Taylor Center of Natural History
Grow a love for Indiana’s native plants! Join the Taylor Center of Natural History to experiment with plant-able papermaking. Participants will make their own piece of homemade [...]


Brownsburg Father Daughter Dance
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm — Brownsburg East Middle School
Brownsburg Father Daughter Dance Brownsburg East Middle School February 8, 2020, 7-9 pm & February 15, 2020 This memorable evening includes dancing, crafts, refreshments and [...]


Sweetheart's Gala | OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm — OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA
Catering by Indy Fresh, DJ Mustache, Open Dance Floor and Photo Booth. Best sneakers win a prize! Formal Event - so dress to impress. Register [...]

February 9, 2020



DIY Valentines | Holliday Park
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm — Holliday Park
Get creative this winter. Use natural materials to make unique crafts during these hands-on workshops. All materials are provided. All ages welcome. $7/craft, pre-registration required. Find [...]

February 12, 2020



Love Birds | Eagle Creek
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm — Eagle Creek Ornithology Center and Earth Discovery Center
Learn about the birds that are already building their nests in Eagle Creek Park and their unique courtship dances! Celebrate the day with bird-themed Valentine's [...]

February 14, 2020



Daddy-Daughter Dance | Plainfield Parks
All Day — Plainfield Aquatic Center
Daddy-Daughter Dance | Plainfield Parks Richard A. Carlucci Recreation And Aquatic Center Friday, February 14 6:00-8:00pm Saturday, February 15 2:00-4:00pm OR 6:00-8:00pm Sunday, February 16 [...]

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Kids Only Valentines Day Soiree
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm — kidscommons
KIDS: Join kidscommons in celebrating Valentines Day with our evening Soiree featuring crafts, dancing, and delicious treats! A pizza dinner will be provided. (kids only) [...]


Dad and Daughter Dance | Fishers YMCA
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Fishers YMCA
Enjoy a special evening with dancing, music, pictures, and treats. Cost: Program Members $20 per couple; Y Members $15 per couple; $5.00/each additional child. Find even more fun [...]


Valentine's Date Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Chick-fil-a at the Crossing
Join us for our 3rd Annual Valentine's Date Night! It will be a special evening of table side service, candlelight dinner with a special menu [...]

February 15, 2020



Mommy and Son Valentine's Brunch (Ages 3+)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm — Sprouts Cooking School
Moms will love asking their sons (ages 3+) to join them for a special breakfast Valentine’s date at Sprouts. We’re making French Toast Heart Cutouts, [...]


Sweethearts Dance | Irsay Family YMCA
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm — Irsay Family YMCA
Come dressed to impress and enjoy yourself at Irsay Family YMCA Sweethearts Dance! Participants will be able to enjoy an evening of fun, including dancing, [...]


Daddy and Daughter Valentine's Dinner (Ages 3+)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm — Sprouts Cooking School
Dads will love asking their daughters (ages 3+) to join them for a special Valentine’s date at Sprouts! Put on your fancy clothes (maybe bring [...]


Brownsburg Father Daughter Dance
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm — Brownsburg East Middle School
Brownsburg Father Daughter Dance Brownsburg East Middle School February 8, 2020, 7-9 pm & February 15, 2020 This memorable evening includes dancing, crafts, refreshments and [...]

February 16, 2020



Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm —
The Family Ministries Council is sponsoring the annual Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance on Sunday February 16th from 5:30 to 8pm. Bring your family and [...]


Brickhouse Valentine’s Daddy Daughter Dance
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm — Brickhouse on Main
Brickhouse Valentine’s Daddy Daughter Dance Brickhouse on Main, 128 N Main Street, Martinsville, IN February 16, 6:30-9:30 pm A night of dancing and heavy hors [...]

February 20, 2020



Valentine's Day Fun Factory | Garfield Park Burrello Family Center
10:00 am - 11:00 am — Burrello Family Center at Garfield Park
The Fun Factory as arrived at Garfield Park Burrello Family Center! This program allows children to learn about this month's holiday with crafts, snacks, unstructured [...]

February 21, 2020



Pre-K Prom | Saxony Hall
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm — Saxony Hall
Little ones can dance the night away and enjoy light refreshments, a photo booth, prizes, and more. Both adults and children must buy tickets. Cost [...]


Royal Princess Ball | Benjamin Harrison YMCA
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Benjamin Harrison YMCA
Treat your princess to a royal night out at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA! Enjoy games, craft, food, music and special guest appearances! Candlelit dinner provided. [...]

February 22, 2020



Father Daughter Dance | Avon
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm — Washington Township Park
It is that time of year. Dads, it is time for a date night with your daughter. Join Project A.N.G.E.L. as we celebrate the connection [...]


Sweetheart Dance | Witham Family YMCA
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm — Witham Family YMCA
Save the Date for the 2020 Sweetheart Dance at the Witham Family YMCA. Register here and follow their facebook page for more information as it's released. [...]


Franklin Recreation Center Daddy-Daughter Dance
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm — Beeson Hall
Franklin Recreation Center Daddy-Daughter Dance Beeson Hall February 22, 2020, 6:30-8:30 Event features dancing, appetizers, sweets, photo opportunities, party favors and more for kids ages [...]

– Take them to a Valentine’s Day dance.
– Enjoy a family friendly themed dinner at White Castle.
– Kids Eat Free at these Indianapolis restaurants.
– Go on a hike.
– Hit the lanes and try out Duckpin Bowling.
– Hold hands and support one another while ice skating.
– Make something at a paint your own pottery or canvas location.