Are you looking for inspiration for Valentine’s Day this year? You may have already thought about getting them a gorgeous Valentine’s gift or bouquet of Valentine’s flowers. So, why not also try something a little different? Here’s our pick of the top 10 things to do in the UK which covers all budgets, ages and relationship statuses. You are guaranteed to find something even if Valentine’s Day is not your cup of tea.
1. Recreate your first date
February 14th is all about celebrating your love for one another and what better way to do that than by recreating your first date. Whether it was sitting in silence at the cinema, awkwardly eating spaghetti in a restaurant, or strolling around a park discussing dog breeds and which one you’d adopt together, throw it back to that first encounter.
2. Watch a live performance
A night out on town is always a good idea and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Go to an open mic night, watch your favourite band perform or pay a visit to a karaoke bar and channel your inner Beyonce and Jay-Z (minus any tabloid scandal).
3. Seafood restaurant
This is the perfect day for oysters and lobster washed down with chilled champagne but make sure you are not allergic to seafood and shellfish. Otherwise you run the risk of creating the most memorable day for the wrong reasons!
4. Day out in the city
Head to the capital or to your nearest city for a day of sightseeing, museums or to see an exhibition of their favourite artist’s work. Have a picnic at the park or stop for a spot of lunch at a quiet bistro.
5. A weekend away
Book a weekend retreat just for the two of you and indulge in an outdoor activity: be it a walk in the Lake District, a photography tour of the Isle of Skye or fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast in Charmouth, Dorset.
6. A spa day
It has to be done and what’s better than a proper pamper sesh? Start with a couple’s massage, followed by facials and finish with a relaxing dip in the hot tub. They might even throw in a few glasses of bubbly too.
7. Celebrate like an A-lister
Feeling flush? Treat your significant other to a decadent meal at a Michelin star restaurant followed by a night at a swanky hotel. Give the Uber a miss and complete the experience by arriving in a luxury car.
8. Hire a private chef
If a Michelin star meal sounds “so last year” to you but you still have money to burn, hire a private chef instead. You don’t have to lift a finger as they do the shopping, cooking, serving as well as the clearing up at the end of your meal.
9. Punting in Cambridge
If you are after a memorable experience and not afraid of the British climate in February, then wrap up warm for some punting on the river Cam. You can even book a private tour to make your day extra special.
10. Floor picnic night-in
Let’s face it, going out is great but paying over the odds for a meal in a crowded restaurant is not the most romantic experience, is it? Save yourself the hassle and some money by organising a date night in instead. Set the ambience with some candles and a blanket; if that doesn’t say ‘romance’ then you need to assess your vol-au-vents.
Wherever you decide to take your Valentine, don’t forget those additional brownie points with a delivery of gorgeous ruby red roses. Our show-stopping bouquets are just perfect, whether you want them to fall in love, or fall in love all over again.