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Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in New Jersey with Kids & Teens

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in New Jersey with one of these Local New Jersey Valentine’s Day Events for kids

Monday, February 14, 2022 is Valentine’s Day!

We love love. The time to celebrate your love for those around you is VALENTINE’S DAY! Sprinkle some love wherever you can and these great ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in New Jersey with kids and teens will help you do just that.

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Start with these simple Valentine’s Day activities

While your kids are making valentines for their classmates it is a great chance to discuss what they love about their friends.

Talk about your love for your family pets and your pet’s love for your kids. Pets are the best examples of unconditional love – take yours for an extra walk or give some special belly rubs to show your love and appreciation!

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Grandparents love to be reminded of the love their grandkids have for them, so pick up the phone and let them know! You should love your neighbors too, so drop off a special treat or just give a hug when you see them in the neighborhood.

What else can you do to get the kids in the Valentine’s Day mood? Whether you have a fancy dinner or just order in pizza, go out to do something or stay in for the night, celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family with these low cost or free New Jersey Valentine’s Day events from the Jersey Family Fun Calendar of Events or one of our other family date night ideas below.

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We share with you loving storytimes, beautiful ice carving celebrations, chocolate spectaculars and of course crafts and card making. The events below appeal to all ages and start before Valentine’s Day so don’t delay! Mark your calendars soon for the events you want to attend and register for the ones that require registration. Tis the season to get out and celebrate LOVE!

Which of these New Jersey Valentine’s Day events will you attend with your kids?

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Local New Jersey Valentine’s Day Events for kids

We’re currently working to update our Valentine’s Day in New Jersey guide for 2022.

New Jersey Valentine’s Day events happening in your favorite stores statewide.

Visit one of the following NJ Valentine’s Day events in North Jersey

These New Jersey Valentine’s Day events for kids are happening in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties. Head to your local library, store, or park for some celebrations of love!

Bergen County Valentine’s Day Events

Essex County Valentine’s Day Events

Hudson County Valentine’s Day Events

Morris County Valentine’s Day Events

Passaic County Valentine’s Day Events

Sussex County Valentine’s Day Events

Union County Valentine’s Day Events

Warren County Valentine’s Day Events

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Visit one of the following NJ Valentine’s Day events in Central Jersey

These New Jersey Valentine’s Day events for kids are happening in the central or middle part of New Jersey such as in Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, and Somerset County. Head to your local library, store, or park for some celebrations of love!

Mercer County Valentine’s Day Events

Middlesex County Valentine’s Day Events

Monmouth County Valentine’s Day Events

Hunterdon County Valentine’s Day Events

Somerset County Valentine’s Day Events

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Visit one of the following New Jersey Valentine’s Day events in South Jersey

Last but not least these New Jersey Valentine’s Day events are happening in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem County. Head to your local library, store, or park for some celebrations of love!

Atlantic County Valentine’s Day Events

Burlington County Valentine’s Day Events

Camden County Valentine’s Day Events

Cape May County Valentine’s Day Events

Cumberland County Valentine’s Day Events

Gloucester County Valentine’s Day Events

Ocean County Valentine’s Day Events

Salem County Valentine’s Day Events

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Plan a Valentine’s Day date with the kids at one of these great Attractions

These family-friendly attractions are open over Valentine’s Day weekend and would make for a great family date on Valentine’s Day. Use our affiliate links to learn more and get discount tickets.

Valentine’s Day family date ideas in New Jersey

If you’re looking for more ideas for Valentine’s Day family activities try one of these family date ideas.

Take a walk among the animals

Valentine’s Day weekend the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is offering free admission to children who bring in a handmade Valentine’s Day card for the animals. The cards are going to be on display in the Nature Center for all to enjoy! Learn more about this sweet Valentine’s Day activity in our event listing.

Build a memory together

At the Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey you can build more than sculptures, build memories with your kids as you take a Lego-building class together, train to be a NINJAGO master ninja, go on a ride made out of Legos, or watch one of their 4D movies. Buy your discount Legoland Discovery Center New Jersey tickets with us and save time and money on your Valentine’s family date.

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Have a dance among sea creatures

When you visit Sea Life Aquarium New Jersey you can walk hand in hand with the kids watching seahorses, eels, turtles, fish and more. Make sure you stop by the jellyfish exhibity where the neon lights overhead make for a fun disco dance party. Don’t visit though without buying your discount tickets to Sea Life Aquarium New Jersey through us.

Get treated like a queen with a family date to Medieval Times New Jersey

Time being treated like a queen. A meal you don’t have to cook. A knightly battle the whole family will enjoy. All of these reasons make for why a trip to the Medieval Times New Jersey can be a memorable way for your family to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Just as we do for Legoland Discovery Center we can offer our readers discount tickets to Medieval Times New Jersey.

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Moms get treated like queens at Medieval Times too.

Valentine’s Day family date ideas in New York City

Stop for something sweet for your Valentine’s

NYC Candy Stores: Sweeten your visit to New York with gifts from around the City. At M&M’s World Times Square, create customized M&M’s candies with your own image and personal message for special someone. Make a stop at the Hershey’s Chocolate World location in Times Square! And with two locations in NYC, Dylan’s Candy Bar offers everything your sweet tooth could want in a bright, fun and memorable store. It’s a sweet family date in NYC.

How about a little comedy?

It’s not often that you hear the phrases “family friendly” and “improv comedy” in the same sentence, but that’s exactly what you get with this fun and funny show. Improv 4 Kids comes to the Broadway Comedy Club with an entertaining production that has impressed audiences of all ages in New York City and nationwide. No two versions are ever the same as the high-energy troupe Eight Is Never Enough creates songs and skits on the spot based on audience suggestions. Lots of audience volunteers get to join the action on stage, too. The troupe has played off-Broadway at the Lambs Theatre in New York City and presented more than 1,000 performances at the Laugh Factory in Times Square and the New York Improv. Get your tickets for one of their February performances. Tickets are less than $10 each.

More New York City Family Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day family date ideas in Philadelphia

We are updating our list of Valentine’s Day activities as we find more Valentine’s Day events in New Jersey. Are we missing your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. Celebrate with a group, with your family or your friends but don’t miss out on celebrating love with those you … love!

New Jersey Valentine's Day event for kids

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