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Things to Do in Chicago for Valentine's Day: Events for Families and Kids
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This Valentine's Day consider getting out in Chicago with your family for a fun event that everyone will enjoy. There are options throughout the city including cheap choices and special promotions. Chicago has something for everyone. Check out family and daddy / daughter dances as well as cooking classes and family friendly restaurants with Valentine's Day specials.
Valentine's Day Family Fun
Naperville Park District Culinary: Storybook Cooks, Happy Valentine's Day Mouse
2015 date: Friday, February 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Price: $19 for residents, $29 for non-residents
Location: 95th Street Center - Culinary Arts Room 303, 2244 West 95th Street, 3rd floor, Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: (630) 848-5000
Intended for ages 4 and 5. Kids get to experiment with pouring, measuring, and mixing as they enjoy a classic Valentine's Day story. Recipes are provided. Bring your own apron. You must register 48 hours in advance.
Holiday Highlight: Green Valentines - Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2015 date: Saturday, February 14, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Price: Free with museum admission. $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors (60+ years old), and $6 for children age 3 to 12. Children under 3 get in for free.
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 755-5100
Parents and children will be able to make Valentine's Day cards out of recycled materials such as old magazines and wrapping paper.
Small Hands, Warm Hearts - Golf Mill Shopping Center
2015 date: Saturday, February 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Price: free admission.
Location: Golf Mill Shopping Center, 239 Golf Mill Center, Niles, IL 60714
Phone: (847) 699-1070
Head to Center Court on Valentine's Day for arts and crafts, snacks, and a movie, all courtesy of Golf Mill Shopping Center.
Valentine's Day at Eli's Cheesecake Bakery Cafe & Retail Store
2015 date: Saturday, February 14, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: (773) 205-3800
For $10, you get a heart-shaped grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, and a piece of strawberry topped cheesecake. Eli's Bakery Cafe will also be offering free samples, a coloring contest, a selfie photo booth, DIY cheesecake kits, and specials on Valentine's Day cheesecakes. Reservations are recommended.
Father and Daughter Royal Ball, Administrative & Leisure Center
2015 date: Saturday, February 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Administrative and Leisure Center, 2222 Birch St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 391-5700
The Administrative and Leisure Center (ALC) is proud to present an enchanted evening of dinner and dancing in their royal ballroom. All attendees will enjoy music, games, and entertainment. The ball is geared for ages 4 through 14. Make sure to get your registration in early.
Night Snowshoeing - Lincoln Marsh Natural Area
2015 date: Saturday, February 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: Directions available here.
Phone: (630) 871-2810
Hike through the beautiful Lincoln Marsh on snowshoes. The evening will conclude with a campfire, marshmallows, and hot chocolate. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Snowshoes are provided. Pre-registration is required. Use code 110532-02 at http://www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.
King of Hearts Dinner Dance, Shiloh Center
2015 date: Friday, February 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Price: Resident: $38/couple, Non-Resident: $48/couple, $18 each additional daughter
Location: Shiloh Center, 2600 Emmaus Ave, Zion, IL 60099
Phone: (847) 746-5500
Girls are invited to come out to the dance with their dads, uncles, and grandfathers. The event is sponsored by the Zion Park District. The evening includes dinner and dancing. Each girl will receive a corsage and a keepsake photograph. Pre-registration is required. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Dad & Daughter Hollywood's Leading Ladies And Gents Date Night - Schaumburg Park District
2015 date: Saturday, February 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Price: $30 for resident couples, $45 for non-resident couples. Additional children are $15 for residents and $22 for non-residents.
Location: Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194
Phone: (847) 490-7020
Intended for ages 4 and older. Dads and daughters get to enjoy dressing up and having a memorable night out together. Activities include dinner, dancing, crafts, and games. Each daughter will receive a parting gift.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a dinner out in Chicago with your family.
Cute Valentines Day Crafts!
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