Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got some fun ideas on how to spend time with your lil’ sweeties. On our weekend radar: a sweet party with the animals, a magic show with lots of laughs, a heart-healthy run, an explosive show, a silly concert and a popular Valentine’s Day party. Still looking for more fun? Boogie down to Town Hall for a Saturday Family Concert or head to the Seattle Bike Swap and get bike ready for spring.


photo: Meg and Jeremy Fincher via flickr


Valentine’s Day Enrichment at Woodland Park Zoo
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the zoo animals! Watch as the otters, penguins, jaguars, meerkats and other animals devour yummy heart-shaped ice pops made of fruit juice, herbal bouquets, heart-shaped steaks and more. Plus, learn how these special treats help enrich the animals’ lives and promote natural behavior. Sat. Event details.

Pied Piper Family Series: AlakaSam
Take the fam to the Mount Baker Community Club to enjoy a special magic performance. For over 40 years, AlakaSam has been performing comedy and magic and twisting balloon sculptures to audiences both young and old. Psst… AlakaSam can’t accomplish his magic without some help, so expect plenty of audience participation! Sat. Event details.

Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day Dash
Put on your best red and pink duds (think costume contest worthy), grab your jogging stroller, and join other Seattle families for this sweet Valentine’s Day 5k and Kids Dash. The Cupid-inspired Kids Dash will take place just before the main race and each lil’ Heart Beet participant will receive a free runner’s bib and a ribbon at the finish line along with goodies and refreshments. Sun. Event details.


A Super Cool Science Show
Take your crew to Springfree Trampoline in Issaquah to enjoy a super cool science show with staff from the Pacific Science Center. Watch as gasses become liquids, liquids become solids and matter fizzes, freezes and flies! Then, enjoy jumping on the worlds smartest trampoline. Sat. Event details.

Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the whole fam on a Valentine’s Day date to Crossroad Bellevue. At this month’s Family Night, enjoy a sweet, silly and interactive performance by Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth as well as family game time, food and drink specials and $1.50 off WiggleWorks Kids. Sat. Event details.

Members-Only Valentine’s Day Party
Calling all KidsQuest Children’s Museum members! The KidsQuest staff want to show their love for you by inviting you to their exclusive members-only Valentine’s Day party. As always, there will be games, crafts and special activities, plus plenty of time to explore the Museum’s new galleries and exhibits. Sun. Event details.

What do you have planned this weekend? Will you be enjoying one of the activities we mentioned above? Tell us in the Comments below.  

— Kristina Moy