This list includes 16 fun and low-cost Valentine's Day events for kids on Long Island, including activities in Amityville, Cold Spring Harbor, Floral Park, Garden City, Glen Cove, Hicksville, Oyster Bay, Plainview, Port Washington, Riverhead, Westhampton, and Yaphank.
Gather your lovebugs and celebrate Valentine's Day on Long Island at a holiday-themed craft workhsop, cooking class, family party, or other nearby event in Nassau County or Suffolk County.
Teen Valentine’s Day Chocolate Extravaganza
Floral Park Public Library, Floral Park
Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 will learn how to make fruit dipped in chocolate. FREE!
Sweetheart’s Candy Cottage
Celebrations in the Kitchen, Hicksville
Each guest is provided with a hand-made chocolate (or cookie, if your prefer) candy cottage along with colorful confections, holiday accessories, pastry bags, and special icing to decorate it with.
Friendship Cookie Class
Celebrations in the Kitchen, Hicksville
This is a fun-filled class devoted to creating your own Valentine’s Day-themed cookies. Cookie dough will be provided along with cookie cutters and special confections to decorate with.
Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City
Stop by to make a valentine craft using cupcake liners, heart shapes, and colorful ribbons.
Valentine Paper Making
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, Glen Cove
Make a beautiful valentine using recycled paper and dried flowers.
Build-A-Valentine Family Art Studio
Not Just Art, Oyster Bay
Make a little art with heart. Design your own one-of-a-kind valentine sculptures and projects with a fun and festive buffet of LOVE-ly craft materials. Reservations required.
Dolphin Valentine’s Day Event
The Dolphin Bookshop and Café, Port Washington
Kids will read sweet stories and eat sweet treats.
Valentine’s Day Party!
What’s Cooking?, Oyster Bay
Feb. 12, 14
In this two-hour special workshop, children will make a craft and create a Valentine's Day dinner with a take-home treat. Menu will include: heart-shaped meatballs and spaghetti, heart-shaped pepperoni pizza, eat-your-heart-out cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries and a love potion smoothie.
Valentine’s Day Jump N Craft
Pump It Up, Plainview
Jump on over to Pump It Up for a Valentine's Day Jump-N-Craft. Kids will get bounce time, followed by a special Valentine's Craft making session in the party rooms. Price includes a slice of pizza per child also. Spend time with your special someone while your kids bounce. Reservations required.
Tying the Knot
Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, Cold Spring Harbor
“Tying the knot” is a phrase with multiple meanings, but at this event, families practice tying fishing and boating knots and then make their own valentines.
Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, Yaphank
Learn fun chocolate facts and make some chocolate to sample or give to a loved one.
Sweet Valentine Event with the Princess
The Castle at Westhampton, Westhampton
At Sweet Valentine Event with the Princess, children decorate their own cupcakes with a royal helper. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Heart Special Day
Long Island Science Center, Riverhead
During Heart Special Day, kids can learn about cardiovascular wellness, the anatomy of the heart, and the path of circulation through hands-on activities. There will also be a heart dissection.
I Heart Whales Ocean Science Sunday
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Cold Spring Harbor
Show your love for giant creatures of the sea at I Heart Whales Ocean Science Sunday where you’ll learn all about a whale’s heart and other fun whale facts. Recommended for ages 5-12. Registration required.
Valentine’s Day Princess Tea
Darlings & Divas, Amityville
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your favorite princesses. Receive a sparkling makeover application, Valentine-themed mini-manicure, glitter tattoo, a tiara and finger sandwiches. Space is limited.
Valentine’s Day Craft
Safari Adventure, Riverhead
Children make valentine's cards and crafts.
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