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Valentine’s Day Weekend Events for Kids

From chocolate treats to bunking with the beasts there’s plenty to keep kids entertained this Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and it’s the perfect occasion to treat your little valentine to something extra special. Here’s a roundup of events to enjoy with your kids this weekend.

Bunk with the Beasts: I Love Denver Zoo

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Where: Denver Zoo

When: Feb. 13

Why: Children ages 6 to 14 are invited to Bunk with the Beasts at this fun Valentine’s Day sleepover. Kids can visit the zoo’s animals and even make a special valentine for their favorite critter. The experience includes a pizza dinner, plus a snack and full breakfast; so parents can rest assured their kids won’t leave the zoo hangry.

Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball

Where: Peak Community & Wellness Center

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When: Feb. 13

Why: Dads, grandpas, stepdads or uncles can dust off those dancing shoes and treat their little valentine (girls ages 3 to 14) to a fun night filled with dancing, games and refreshments. Formal attire is encouraged, yet not required—but why not have some fun with it!

Valentine’s Tea at the Byers-Evans House

Where: History Colorado Center

When: Feb. 13

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Why: Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Byers-Evans House followed by tea, sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit and desserts. Reservations are required, so make sure to call ahead 303-620-4933.

Family Workshop: Chocolate Treats

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

When: Feb. 14

Why: If your little valentine likes chocolate, then this Valentine’s Day workshop is for you. Explore the chocolate tree and cacao bean and learn how chocolate is made, and then create a box of chocolate treats to take home.

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Hearts for Art

Where: Denver Art Museum

When: Feb. 12 – 14

Why: Stop by the Denver Art Museum, pick up a paper heart and spread the love by placing the heart on the floor beneath your favorite work of art.

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival

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Where: Loveland, Colo.

When: Feb. 12 –14

Why: Dubbed the nation’s Sweetheart City, the Town of Loveland comes to life this Valentine’s Day weekend with fireworks, live entertainment, a flash mob and more.

Chocolate: The Exhibition

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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When: Feb. 12 – 29

Why: Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without chocolate, so why not celebrate the occasion with a visit to this sweet exhibit—followed by a visit to the chocolate shop, of course.

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