Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay with Kids

Valentine's Day in Tampa Bay

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! As a mom of two boys, I’m always searching for fun ways to spend quality time with them. Thankfully, there’s so much to do in Tampa Bay. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the holiday of love with your kids, I got you covered! From trips to the museum to animal encounters, there’s so many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay.

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Visit A Museum 

There are three cool museums dedicated to children in the Tampa Bay area: MOSIGlazer Children’s Museum and Great Explorations. My kids always have a great time visiting the Glazer Children’s Museum. Looking for something older kids will enjoy?  Check out the other museums in the area. Visit the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, The Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, The Tampa Museum of Art or the Tampa Bay History Center.

Valentine's Day in Tampa Bay at Glazer Children's Museum

Go Ice Skating

Spend some quality time on the ice to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day in Tampa Bay at ice rink

Get Ready for Adventure

Does your child enjoy sports or fun activities? Check out the list below for some great options.

Enjoy a Nice Meal

There are so many great places to eat in Tampa Bay. Take your child to their favorite restaurant or try something new. Looking for affordable options? Here’s a complete guide to where kids eat FREE in Tampa Bay. You can also check out the list below for some great options.

Have Fun on the Water

Exploring Tampa Bay on a boat or ship is a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Check out the list below for some great options.

Valentine's Day in Tampa Bay on the Lost Pearl

Enjoy Arts & Crafts

Explore your creative sides by taking an art class for Valentine’s Day. We have so many options in the Tampa Bay area. Check out the list below for different businesses.

Valentine's Day in Tampa Bay

Animal Encounter

Visit Busch Gardens to experience a 30-minute guided Serengeti Safari Tour. You can also ride the train to view all of the animals. Visit the animals at ZooTampa at Lowry Park for and go on a 15-minute ride on the open-air safari vehicle for behind-the-scenes views of the animals. Stop by the Florida Aquarium to visit sharks, stingrays, barracudas, otters, alligators and snakes. Check out the Dolphin VR Experience at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Love farm animals? Get up close to cows, chickens and goats at Old McMicky’s Farm

Valentine's Day in Tampa Bay at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Enjoy Sweet Treats

You can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day without enjoying something sweet. We have some great spots in Tampa Bay where you can have cookies, cupcakes, ice cream or chocolate with your kids. Check out the list below for some great options.

Valentine's Day in Tampa Bay

Looking for easy and engaging Valentine’s Day activities for home or school? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

Valentine's Day printable activity sheets for kids

You can find these adorable books about Valentine’s Day on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit a local book shop.

Looking for Valentine’s Day art projects for your little ones? Visit my Pinterest board or check out these fun activities:

Valentine’s Day Card

Heart Suncatcher

Symmetry Heart Painting

Marble Heart Painting

Valentine’s Day Scrape Painting

Flower Heart Painting

Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Bark

DIY Valentine’s Day Sensory Bottle

Cotton Ball Heart Painting

Cardboard Heart Craft

Craft Stick Valentine Picture Frame

Valentine's Day Coloring Pages

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