Gone were the days when Valentine’s Day involved planning a romantic getaway or night out!  When you have little ones, that changes.  Although, it is still important to celebrate with your partner, celebrating with the little people in your life is also important these days.  Below is a round up of the top 5 things I have found, that are happening in the local area:

Mama Doreen’s Emporium

This is one of my favourite things to do with my eldest daughter, who is 6 years old.  Mama Doreen’s have a fabulous themed afternoon tea from the 8th to 17th February.

The Little Bookshop Leeds

The Little Bookshop will be welcoming Lauren Ace into the shop on Valentines Day after school for a special reading of her beautiful book ‘The Girls’ followed by a Valentines craft session. Spaces are limited and tickets are available for £5 (but this is redeemable against any purchase during the event).


On the big day itself, Boomchikkaboom are running a Disney version of their famous Messy Play parties in Selby.
There will be handmade crafty bits to take home for gifts,  Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts mess, Valentines glitter gloop as well as Valentines cards and keepsakes.  They are also running a variety of Valentine’s themed parties from the 11th to 15th February.

Little Farmers – The Scarecrows Wedding – at Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm 

The popular Julia Donaldson book will be using these to base activities around on the 13th and 14th February at 10:30.  You’ll need a hat for this one as you’ll be making a friend for the scarecrow to marry.  Normal entry applies to this event however it is compulsory to book

Adults £5 with a free hot drink
Children under 2 are free
children 2+ are £5 with craft to take home and healthy snack

The Great Leeds Valentines Fair 

This annual and popular fair runs from the 14th to 24th February from 1pm until 10pm.  Midweek, entry is £2 and all children’s rides are £1.50.

If you have any other ideas for Valentine’s Day celebrations with your special little people, comment below and let  me know.

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