two children with Valentine's Day decor (Valentine's things to do in Boston with kids)

Take your little valentines out on the town this February! Boston is brimming with fun activities your kids will love this Valentine’s Day season. Here are a few Boston family favorites! 

The Tunnel of Love at Christopher Columbus Park

February 1-29 :: Boston

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are once again decorating the waterfront trellis with a Valentine’s Day theme to be beautifully lit up every night. Visitors are welcome to dance to the music as they stroll through the iconic tunnel and check out the gigantic “candy” conversation hearts!

Discovery Museum Everyday Engineering — Pop-Up Valentines

February 4 :: Acton

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Make a pop-up card or two! Use some simple paper engineering and your creativity to make one-of-a-kind valentines to share with family and friends.

Milton Art Academy Valentine Treasures

February 7 :: Milton

Make art treasures and homemade valentines for your family and friends for Valentine’s Day!

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival

February 9-11 :: Salem
Come experience this decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping! More than 20+ ice sculptures will be on display for viewing around town during the festival.

Valentine’s Critters: A Sensory Safe Reptile Experience

February 10 :: Needham

Get ready for an up-close experience with some amazing reptiles in a sensory-safe environment at this special Valentine’s Day event at Bierman Autism Centers! Children are invited to discover the wonderful world of reptiles with expert handlers.

Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History Valentine’s Event 

February 10 :: Weston

Create your own valentine and learn to make your own envelopes at this fun event! 

I Heart Science

February 10 :: Cambridge

Break out of the winter doldrums and let your inner scientist loose. This popular annual event has something for everyone and is appropriate for children and adults of all ages!

Valentine’s Family Goat Hike

February 10 :: Northborough

If you’re looking for less-traditional Valentine’s Day activities near Boston for your kids, this is the one — experience a delightful, love-filled adventure on a goat hike! Explore scenic landscapes as you leisurely walk with friendly, docile goats, amidst nature’s stunning canvas.

Discovery Museum Valentine’s Paint Plops

February 13 :: Acton

Create unique Valentine’s Day artwork by plopping and pressing paint to make a one-of-a-kind heart to keep or gift to someone special!

Children’s Museum Easton Valentine’s Craft

Daily in February :: Easton

Create a variety of Valentine’s Day themed crafts using many different crafting materials. Free with admission.

Valentine’s Pizza, Pasta, and Paint Night

February 14 :: Canton

Love is in the air! Kids get a chance to enjoy a fun-filled night with the Let’s Paint Club team while their parents get to take the night off. This night will include a guided painting class along with some delicious pizza, pasta, and refreshments!

Valentine’s Card Making for All Ages

February 14 :: South Boston

Drop in to the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library anytime between 3-5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day to make your own valentines. All materials will be provided. This program is open to adults and children of all ages.


Deanna Greenstein
Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at


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