When you scroll through your phone and only see pictures of your kids, you know they’re top on your list. Show them more love by bringing them on a special outing this Valentine’s Day. It’ll have you bonding together as a family and creating traditions that don’t include a sugar high. Check them out below and leave us a comment if there’s a spot in Mercer you love to visit on Valentine’s Day!

Victorian Pressed Flower Valentine Workshop

Morven Museum & Garden

55 Stockton Street, Princeton

When: Saturday, February 8th, 11am - 1:30pm

Cost: $30, $20 for Friends of Morven

A unique take on a valentine’s day card. Learn Victorian-style Valentines with Morven’s Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman. You’ll want to frame these mini masterpieces after you’re done. Space is limited so register now if you’re interested. Click link above to do so!

A young girl making a valentine at a table

Photo via Morven Museum Instagram


This is Why We Heart You!

Princeton Library (Story Room, Third Floor)

65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

When: Friday, February 14th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

We love free events, especially when they involve our kids having fun. Children are invited to show their family and friends how much they love them by crafting a valentine. Members of the Teen Advisory Board will be on hand to help out and to inspire creativity.

A man kneeling next to his infant daughter

Photo via Princeton Library Facebook Page



68 Palmer Square West, Princeton

Want to keep it simple? Why not bring your family to a store dedicated to make you feel sweet. Lindt makes the finest chocolates that will simply make your day delightful. It’s a great way to get your sweet treat for the holiday. If you’re cold, you can even try their hot chocolate. In fact, we recommend it.

The interior of a lindt chocolate store.

Photo via PalmerSquare.com


Kids Handmade Valentines Workshop

Paper Source

82 Nassau Street, Princeton

When: February 1st, 1pm - 3pm

Cost: $40

A great activity for kids ages 6 and up. Make 5-6 Valentines for your classmates, friends and family using fun stickers, stamps, washi and more. Registration is required. See details here.

A child making a puppy themed valentine

Photo via Paper Source Instagram


Palmer Square’s Eco Friendly Outdoor Skating Rink

Hulfish Street behind the Nassau Inn Hotel, Princeton


Probably our favorite option for creating fun memories in the winter is ice skating. Kids can’t help but have fun, and they’ll be so tired afterwards you don’t have to worry about anyone fighting you to go to sleep. Plus you can grab a hot chocolate at Lindt or the Bent Spoon nearby to make your day complete.

Open Skate Days/Times:

  • Thursday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm
  • $10 per person (includes skate rental!)
  • See website for specific holiday hours

A young girl sitting in the middle of the ice rink at Palmer Square

Photo via PalmerSquare.com



See some more of our favorite Valentine’s Day date ideas here!