Remember 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.LazyDaisysCafe.ca and TorontoHistoricSites