There are plenty of reasons to avoid Valentine's Day this year: Whether you're single, busy, or just don't celebrate the holiday, V-Day isn't for everyone!

But if you still feel like going out and do something on Sunday February 14 without it being romantic or soppy, there's still loads of fun events going on in London you can enjoy without seeing any pink lovehearts.

Here is our pick of events on Valentine's Day that you can enjoy even if you're boycotting the celebration.

Barnes

London Puddle Jumping Championships at WWT London Wetland Centre

What a brilliant way to spend Valentine's Day with your children, sploshing about at London Wetland Centre's first ever puddle jumping competition!

Grab your wet weather gear and wellies and have a splashing time creating shapes at the championships, from February 13 to February 21.

This event takes place at 2.30pm daily and costs £50p per official puddle jump.

WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT - 020 8409 4400

Hounslow

Curious Creatures: A Squashbox Theatre Production at Watermans Brentford

Why not take the little ones to a laugh-out-loud show at Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford this half term?

Jeremiah Johnson is a world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector who has got lost in the jungles of Africa. He hands the running of his park to his nephew Craig... And things don't quite go as planned.

This performance is taking place at 3pm. All tickets cost £7.

Watermans Arts Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford , TW8 0DS - 020 8232 1019

Kensington and Chelsea

Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System at The Natural History Museum

Beautiful imagery and fascinating science come together in this exhibition, as Otherworlds explores the solar system, NASA and ESA, as well as the visual legacy of six decades of space exploration.

A must-see for all space nuts in the family!

Tickets cost £9.90 for adults, £5.40 for children and concessions

The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD - 020 7942 5511

Champagne Life exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

To mark the Saatchi Gallery's thirtieth birthday, it will present its first exhibition of all-female artists, entitled Champagne Life.

Celebrate works by talented artists including Jenny Saville, Paula Rego, Tracey Emin, Alice Anderson and Phoebe Unwin.

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4RY

Richmond

Lates at Kew Gardens

Explore everybody's favourite botanical gardens after dark, as Kew Gardens' late night event series returns for 2016.

Visitors can discover the stunning Orchid Festival, attend talks and samba sessions, or even sip some botanical booze while enjoying live music.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB - 020 8332 5655

The Rolling Stone at The Orange Tree Theatre

The Rolling Stone is coming to The Orange Tree Theatre, and tells the story of a gay couple who are looking to make their relationship work in conservative Uganda.

Tickets cost £20 for adults and £12 for under-30s.

Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW9 2SA - 020 8940 3633

Shepherd's Bush

Passport to BRITs Week: Bloc Party at Bush Hall

Why not use all of that money you've saved from a fancy dinner and see a brilliant show featuring indie innovators Bloc Party at Bush Hall on Monday, the day after Valentine's Day?

See the indie legends in an intimate venue, all in aid of children's charity War Child.

This event begins at 7.30pm on Monday February 15, and costs £4.50 per entry.

Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, W12 7LJ - 020 8222 6955

Uxbridge

Spotlight School of Dance at The Beck Theatre

Talented students from The Spotlight School of Dance are bringing a fantastic compilation of dances including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Musical theatre.

This event takes place at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 for adults and £13 for concessions.

The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE - 020 8561 8371

Westminster

Art and Alcohol at The Tate Britain

Visit a fabulous display at The Tate Britain museum in Westminster to examine the UK's relationship with alcohol from the 19th century to the present day.

A spokesman for the exhibit said: "Cutting across time, generations, class and gender, reflecting changing tastes and attitudes, alcohol and its consequences are shown to exert a catalytic effect. Never have the nation's drinking habits been so captivating."

The Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, SW1P 4RG - 020 7887 8888

Chinese New Year Parade at Trafalgar Square and the West End

Enjoy Soho's magical Chinese New Year Parade through the West End; also on the day are dance performances, stalls, opera, martial arts displays and fireworks to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Monkey.

The parade begins at 10.15am in Trafalgar Square, before going through the West End and Soho's Chinatown.

Find out everything you need to know about the event here.

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