7 Daddy-Daughter Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

Article by Megan Wild

Daddy’s girl. No two words have ever melted a grown man’s heart so completely. The love between a daughter and her dad is something very special. When it comes to celebrating that love, nothing beats a Daddy and daughter date! Save the manicures for Mom. Here are some great ideas for bonding with your little one in a way that is fun for everyone.

1. The Zoo

There’s something special about the way children bond with animals, and that makes the zoo a great date destination. Sharing the wonders and expansive variety of life on planet Earth is a great way to bond. A love of animals and respect for diversity is something she can carry with her for the rest of her life.

Make It Memorable: Point out the unique traits of each animal and teach her why those features are important to the species. Tie it back in to how each and every person is unique and special in their own way and tell her which special traits you love about her.

2. A Museum

Children are naturally curious and love to learn, especially about things that happened long ago or in faraway lands. A museum is the perfect place to cultivate this sense of natural wonder. Does she have a fascination with space? A planetarium will be captivating to her. The possibilities are endless, and can be catered to her current interests or chosen to explore new ones.

Make It Memorable: Talk to her about the different careers associated with what you see. Does she want to be an astronaut when she grows up? An artist? A scientist? Let her know the sky is the limit when it comes to her future and that you are there to support her dreams. 

Photo by  Alisa Anton  on  Unsplash

Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash

3. A Concert

Kids love music right from birth, and live music is intrinsically engaging. You can take your daughter to a see a group she knows and loves, or you can use the live venue to expand her musical horizons. Playing classical music on the car stereo may get you groans from the backseat, but nothing is more impressive than a symphony orchestra performing in an outdoor colosseum. If age appropriate, take her to see your own favorite band.

Make It Memorable: Ask her what kinds of music she likes and why. Ask her how music makes her feel. Offer to get her music or voice lessons.