What to do in Toronto: Valentine’s Day with Kids

what to do in toronto valentine's dayRemember the days before you had children? Remember the planning that went into a romantic Valentine’s Day? Times have changed and so has Valentine’s Day. What used to be a holiday focused on adults has become a day to celebrate love in all its shapes and sizes. If you are wondering what to do in Toronto with the kids this Valentine’s Day we have a round up of all the family-friendly events.

What to do in Toronto: Valentine’s Day with Kids

Valentine Family Day Dance Party: The Valentine’s Day festivities kick off in the east end on Friday, February 13th at Lazy Daisy’s Cafe. Spend the evening dancing, enjoying a light buffet, cupcakes and a chocolate fountain. Be sure to book your tickets in advance, as space on the dance floor is limited.

www.lazydaisyscafe.ca

Family Nature Hike: Take it outside this Valentine’s Day with a little nature exploration in High Park. Meet up at the High Park Nature Centre and join in on the “Togetherness” Family Nature Hike. The hike will take visitors through the park, learning about symbiotic relationships, mutualism, mating and reproduction. Learn about the relationship between Blue Jays and oak trees, when squirrels mate and much more. This is a drop-in program.

www.highparknaturecentre.com

Love in the Library: Various Toronto Public Library branches around the city are hosting story time, craft activities and puppet shows in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day and on the big day too. Check with your local branch to for all the details.

www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

Love in History: Take a step back in time and learn about the history of Valentine’s Day at Todmorden Mills. Visitors will create personalized cards to share with loved ones. Register in advance for this event taking place on February 8th.

www.toronto.ca/museum-event

Winter Wonderland: Take a stroll through a Winter Wonderland at Casa Loma this Valentine’s Day. Spend the evening outdoors taking in the spectacular lights, ice sculptures while keeping warm dining on s’mores and hot chocolate. Winter Wonderland takes place on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th.

www.casaloma.org

images courtesy of LazyDaisysCafe.ca and TorontoHistoricSites
Jen Farr

In my "previous life" I was a mental health professional...in my current life I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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