2024 Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Events in Raleigh NC + the Triangle

Amy Hartle

It’s almost Valentine’s Day in North Carolina…and, well everywhere! If you’re a parent, you know that celebrating Valentine’s Day changes once you have kids. It’s no longer just a day about romance, roses, and a fancy dinner (although I 100% think parents deserve their own special Valentine’s date and should plan one!)

But now, Valentine’s Day becomes more about family love! Fortunately, if you live near the Triangle area, there are loads of Valentine’s events in Raleigh and beyond, and many of these are meant for the whole family.

Here are a few Raleigh Valentine’s Day events I’ve found happening locally to fill your February with love and fun!

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Valentine’s Day Farm at My Little Farmer (Durham)

I can think of nothing cuter than a sheep-kissing booth! This looks like the sweetest Valentine’s event for littles.

When: February 1, 3, 6, 14, 17

Where: 8794 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713

More Info: My Little Farm

Valentine’s Day Parents’ Night Out – We Rock the Spectrum (Cary)

Here’s something fun for the kids that lets parents have a romantic night to themselves! We Rock the Spectrum is an awesome inclusive playspace in Cary/Morrisville. This event is right on Valentine’s Day.

When: February 14th, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Where:  2104 Village Market Place, Morrisville, NC 27560

More info & to register

Little Love and Me Valentine’s Tea and Crafting Soiree – Crafts Made by You (Cary)

This adorable event will be held at the Crafts Made by You studio. Participants will enjoy elegant, delectable tea and snacks, as well as learn how to make their own bow and their own play dough with Rebecca from Busy Bug Dough Shop!

When: Saturday, February 10th, 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: 312 West Chatham St., Suite 202 Cary, NC, United States, North Carolina 27511

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PS: They also have a few other Valentine’s events on their calendar, so be sure to take a look!

Fairy Tale Tea – Marbles Kids Musesum (Raleigh)

While this isn’t strictly a Valentine’s event, there’s no denying that there’s nothing more romantic than a fairytale! At this Fairy Tale Tea, guests can enjoy magical activities, majestic treats and enchanting encounters with fanciful characters! Sounds dreamy!

When: February 3 & 4, Sessions at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm

Where: 201 East Hargett Street Raleigh, NC 27601

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Heartthrob: What Makes Us Tick – Museum of Life & Science (Durham)

Let’s get….clinical! Science-minded kiddos will enjoy learning all about this amazing organ: the human heart. After hands-on activities, guests can visit the animals at the museum and interact with some Valentine’s Day-themed animal enrichment.

When: February 14th

Where: 433 W. Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704

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Valentines With Goats – Spring Haven Farm (Chapel Hill)

Spring Haven Farm always has the coolest events and this is no exception. Come share your love with their sweet animals and spend the day exploring the farm. Kids will love riding the tractor train!

When: January 31st-February 12th

Where: 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Daddy Daughter Date – Blue Diamond Gemstone Panning (Cary)

Come pan for treasure with your special little girl. Tickets include one extra special gem bucket, access to the playgrounds and caves, goats, s’mores and hot chocolate kits. Sounds terrific!

When: Saturday February 10th, 11:00am-12:30pm

Where: 1823 Highway 55 West, Cary, NC 27519

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Girls Galentine Painting Class – Friends of City of Raleigh Museum (Raleigh)

There’s nothing quite so fun as a Galentine’s Day celebration! This super cute event is exclusively for the young ladies: tween and teen girls.

When: Friday February 9th, 6:00pm

Where: John P. “Top” Green Community Center: 401 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27601

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3rd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance – Party Like a Princess + Haven Farm (Knightdale)

This magical afternoon includes photos, crafts, performances, games, and of course, dancing! Recommended age is 3-10 but all are welcome.

When: Saturday February 10th, 11:30am

Where: Haven Farm, 8521 Buffaloe Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545

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Valentine’s on Ballentine Family Dance & Celebration – Holly Springs Cultural Center (Holly Springs)

There are 3 sessions of this joyful family friendly Valentine’s fete, with cocoa, crafts, games, dancing, and more. Children 3 & under are free.

When: Saturday February 10th, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Where: Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs, NC 27540

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Ties & Tiaras Valentine’s Ball – Little Doodles Play Cafe (Raleigh)

Get gussied up for Little Doodles’ annual Valentine’s ball! Tickets include Open Play, drink, pizza, a treat, dancing and a photo booth!

Note: There are multiple Little Doodles locations and different party dates for each:

  • Friday February 9th, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Little Doodles Raleigh – 6548 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27612 (Get tickets here)
  • Saturday February 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Little Doodles Wakefield – 14460 New Falls of Neuse Rd Unit 159 B, Raleigh, NC 27614 (Get tickets here)

Daddy Daughter Dance – Piney Town Playhouse (Fuquay-Varina)

Here’s another option for Dad’s and daughters to dance dance dance! This is such a popular event that Piney Town is holding parties on 5 separate nights! Every girl receives a princess tiara, and events on February 3rd and 9th include a professional photo in front of a fancy backdrop!

PS: Hurry and book, some dates are already filled!

When: February 3rd, 9th, 16th, 18th, and 23rd

Where: 1520 Broad St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

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Valentine’s Day Dance Party – Bumble Brews (Cary)

Kiddy Kids Prep is coming to Bumble Brew’s Cary location for a Tiny Tots Music and Movement class on February 10th. This event includes story time, coloring, and of course, dancing!

When: Sunday February 11th, 12:30-2:00pm

Where: 2464 Southwest Cary Parkway Cary, NC 27513

Parent and Me Painting Class: Mama and Baby Giraffe – Cheers N Paint Art Studio (Cary)

Create a sweet keepsake during this Parent & Child painting class. You’ll learn to paint a mother giraffe and her baby, plus have a blast!

When: Saturday February 10th, 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: 2773 HWY 55 Cary, NC 27519

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A Berry Sweet Valentine’s Party – Little Raleigh Party & Sweet Fare (Cary)

At this ‘berry sweet event, children will decorate cookies and make bracelets while sipping on delicious cupid punch! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Sunday, February 11th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Where: 1022 Ryan Road Cary, NC 27511

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