There are so many awesome things to do this weekend with kids in LA that your toughest challenge will be deciding whether to go one of our favorite parks for all-inclusive Valentine’s Day celebration, or to the LA Zoo for a special super hero event, or maybe to Los Feliz for a massive block party (with bounce houses!) and soccer tournament. And that’s just on Saturday! Keep reading for the details on these events and the rest of our favorite family-friendly fun happening this weekend in LA.

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San Fernando Valley

Inclusion Matters: Valentine MyPlay Club
Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration and Universal Studios are hosting a Valentine’s My PlayClub at Rocket’s Universe inclusive playground at North Weddington Rec. Center. Families with children of all abilities are invited to come join the fun. The free event includes holiday crafts, raffle prizes, face painting and, of course, play. Sat. Event details.

Kids Drop-in Potting Studio
Pick out a pot and a plant, and the folks at Greenwood Shop will mix up the right soil and help kids plant it on the spot. Decorate it with colorful rocks and tiny animals for extra fun. Kids will also learn how to care for their plant and go home with a new sense of responsibility for their leafy friend. Sun. Event details.

Family Fun Fest
Spend your Sunday Funday at Family Fun Fest in Chatsworth. In addition to a bubble show and Princess Belle performance, there will be games, face painting, food and more! Sun. Event details.

Griffith Park

DC Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes
DC and the Los Angeles Zoo are partnering for an all-day interactive reading event that will feature interactive presentations with live animals, signings, meet and greets with authors and artists behind DC’s new middle grade graphic novels, as well as free giveaways, book sales, photo ops with Batman and much more. Sat. Event details.

Santa Monica

Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba
Celebrating Samba is Viver Brasil’s signature family program that takes audiences on a cultural journey to Salvador, Bahia, with electrifying Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Audiences will experience a jolt of joyful color, thrilling rhythms and communal celebration. Stick around after the show for activities inspired by the event. Sat. Event details.

Los Feliz

9th Annual Soccer Invitational & Block Party
Get ready for a day of block partying and grown-up soccer that raises money for four LAUSD schools in Los Feliz and Silverlake. (Soccer-playing kids will get to take over the field between the two adult games.) The block party attractions include a rock, bouncy houses and slides and more! Sat. Event details.


Melrose Mornings at Melrose Trading Post
While you peruse the treasures at this popular flea markets, kids can make slime, play a little mini golf and try their hand at tie-dye during this weekly event. In addition to crafts and fun, there’s also performances by kid-friendly bands and entertainers. Sun. Event details.


Brio Trains Play Date
Stop by Miracle Mile Toy Hall for its 2nd Annual BRIO Train Weekend. BRIO has given the toy store huge trunks filled with every single thing they make for kids to play with! Each attendee will get 15 percent off their BRIO purchase during the event! Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Psst… looking for more ways to entertain the kids this weekend? Check out the full LA Events Calendar for ideas. 

–Shannan Rouss