Family-Friendly V-Day Fun in the Metro
Valentine’s Day weekend is on in Little Rock. Here’s how to enjoy this sweet holiday as a family.
Inclement weather note: with freezing temperatures this weekend, please check social media updates for any in-person events you plan to attend.
We’re head-over-heels for these family-friendly V-day events.
Good Vibrations: Live Harp Music at Whole Foods Market
Alisa Coffey from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will grace Whole Foods Market patrons with live harp music for Valentine’s weekend. Now that’s tugging on our heartstrings.
When: Feb. 13-14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: 501 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock
Love Your Zoo Events
The Little Rock Zoo has created a couple of ways to show just how head-over-heels your family is for this local fave.
- Who Do You Love Fundraiser
Send a love note to the animal you come to see every time you visit the zoo. Your donation will
go toward animal enrichment. You can buy a Valentine at the gate or online.
- Love Your Zoo Weekend
There’s lots to love about Love Your Zoo weekend. Come for a love-themed penguin keeper chat and other engaging activities.
When: Feb. 13-15 Where: 1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock More information: event page
Museum of Discovery Name a Roach or Give an Opossum a Berry Bouquet Fundraiser
You can be as silly or sweet as you want with this unique fundraiser from Museum of Discovery. Families can choose to name a roach to feed to the museum’s bearded dragon or purchase a berry bouquet for MOD’s resident sweethearts, opossums Maple and Molasses.
Family Feasts and Sweet Treats
Say I-heart-local with one of these family-friendly meals and treats.
Zaza’s Valentine Gelato & Heart-Shaped Pepperoni Pizza
Enjoy a lovable heart-shaped pizza — topped with artichoke hearts, pepperoni, spinach and parmesan — followed by Valentine’s Day inspired gelato.
When: Now-Feb. 14 Where: 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock More information: Facebook
Bella’s Kitchen Valentine’s Day Desserts
Bella’s Kitchen — a food subscription service for kids and families — is offering limited edition desserts just for V-day. These treats skip processed sugar, not flavor. Plus, Bella’s Kitchen helps your family share the love. With every purchase you make in February, they’ll donate 10% to Ronald McDonald House Charity of Arkansas. Learn more here.
Sweet details: The dessert boxes come in a Valentine's Day treat box that your little ones can color themselves.
Need more treat inspo? Learn how to make your own hot cocoa bombs here!
Date Night Alert: Special Valentine’s Day Menus
After you celebrate with the kids, don’t skip date night! Here are a few delicious ideas from around the metro:
Boulevard Bread Valentine’s Eve Prix Fixe
This dine-in event offers six courses to enjoy Valentine’s Eve in delectable style. Check out the menu and make reservations here.
When: Feb. 13 | Seating at 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. Where: 1920 N. Grant St., Little Rock Cost: $175/couple Reservations: Get started here.
Table 28 Valentine’s Dinner
Couples can enjoy a romantic evening with a delicious three-course meal. Check out the menu here.
When: Feb. 12-14 Where: 1501 Merrill Drive, Little Rock Cost: $65/person Reservations: 501-224-2828
Petit and Keet Dine-In and To-Go Valentine’s Day Dinner
When: Feb. 13-14 | 5-10 p.m. Where: 1620 Market St., Little Rock Cost: Dine-In | $85/person; Take-Out | $65 Reservations: In-Person | 501-319-7675; Take-Out | Order here
Allsopp and Chapple Valentine Dinner Event
Check out the menu at Allsopp and Chapple for four courses of romantic deliciousness.
When: Feb. 12-13 | 4-10 p.m. Where: 311 Main St., Little Rock Cost: $98/person Reservations: 501-902-4911 or allsoppandchapple.com
Take out more your speed this year? Check out our sister publication Little Rock Soirée for their V-day To-Go Roundup here.