Children & Family

Valentine's Day with the kids

Head out with the family and make it a fun-filled Valentine's Day.

Ashley Turner
Posted on Feb 7, 2017

Take the whole family out for a Valentine's Day celebration! With events and free things to do all around the city, there are plenty of fun adventures ahead.  


Make it a day at Klyde Warren Park

Saturday, Feb. 11

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Hearts in the Park at Klyde Warren. Stop by to see your favorite Dallas Zoo residents and yes, even a puppy parade. Burn off some energy and get your dance on with dance lessons with instructors from The Rhythm Room then take a breather and enjoy a screening of Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. It all kicks off at 3 pm and admission is FREE, so head over after your Saturday brunch.


Create your own masterpieces

Saturday, Feb. 11

Show off your artistic talents at the Valentine's-themed "ArtROCKS!" at NorthPark Center. The concept was inspired by the work of Keith Haring, an American artist known for his vibrant pop-graffiti art reflective of 1980s street culture. Have the kids create their own works of art with Sour Grapes, a Dallas-based graffiti collective, and other local artists. There will also be a DJ to dance along to as you and the kids create a beautiful work of art. The event takes place 1-4pm and admission is FREE!


Enjoy some wildlife

Feb. 11-12

Make plans to check out the "We Love Wildlife" Valentine's Day weekend event at the Dallas Zoo. Write a letter of love to your favorite animal or a thank you note to a zookeeper for all their hard work at the Love Notes station. The Love Action station corresponds to the zoo's "Thumbs Up for Wildlife" campaign, which aims to inspire 2,500 personal commitments to help save wildlife during Valentine's Day weekend. Admission is $7 for both children and adults.


Pack a picnic

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Spend your Valentine's Day at the Dallas Arboretum. The garden stays open until 7pm for the special occasion, making for a great family-night outing. Pack your favorites for your own special lunch or enjoy some pizza from the Bellatrino Brick Oven food truck. Adults – steal a second from the kids and head to the kissing booth at the Café on the Green. There will also live music to enjoy on the lawn while watching the beautiful sunset over the lake. Admission is $5 per person, plus parking. 


Go for chocolate

All month
Surprise the kids with a visit to Kate Weiser Chocolate. The hand-painted chocolates are as beautiful as they are tasty, and the unique combinations of flavors are always fun to explore. Classics like the strawberry basil and key lime pie will dazzle you, while the Valentines' Day Collection transform your favorites like lavender apricot and banana dulce into cute heart-shaped treats. Plus, Kate Weiser has multiple locations (one in Trinity Groves and the other inside NorthPark Center) so getting your chocolate fix is a breeze.