| Red roses, champagne and a classy dinner – been there, done that! How about some excitement this Valentine’s Day? We’ve come up with the perfect suggestions.
The pressure is on, it’s Valentine’s Day soon and if you still think a bunch of flowers from the local garage and a bottle of bubbly is romantic, then you’re clearly not doing Valentine’s Day right.
So forget about the takeaway and take a look at these ten unforgettable Valentine’s date night ideas.
A Valentine’s evening with the stars
Get all starry-eyed with a visit to the Royal Observatory in London. There will be a romantically-themed planetarium show, then you will get a chance to look at the moon through their giant telescope and then stand on the meridian line all with a glass of fizz.
Roller disco love
Use your dodgy roller skating skills to your advantage and fall at his feet. Disco hits and a free skating lesson is included in the price. Find out more at http://www.rollerstop.co.uk/
The View from the Shard
Experience a 360-degree view of London whilst sipping Champagne with a visit to The View from The Shard. This Valentine’s Day the Shard will be open until 10 pm. From 5 pm there will be romantic lighting and a saxophonist playing. If that wasn’t enough to get you in the mood, chocolatier Paul A Young will be there with a chocolate pop-up.
More information and to pre-book visit http://www.theviewfromtheshard.com
Stay overnight at The Fish
Need an excuse to get cosy? Then these charming huts are for you. Snuggle up beside the wood-burning stove or sit in the outdoor decking area with a chiminea and your own private hot tub. Each hut has views of the Cotswolds for that get away from it all feel.
Find out more at http://www.thefishhotel.co.uk
Valentine’s Day meal on a bus
Looking for something a bit different than the usual restaurant, then step on board a Routemaster bus, grab a glass of Prosecco and a canapé and settle down to a tour of Edinburgh and a meal. So feed your inner bus geek and get an excuse to squeeze together on the bus seats.
Find out more at http://redbusbistro.co.uk/
Be a romantic daredevil at Go Ape
What can bring you closer than being 30ft up in the tree tops? If you are single Go Ape in Black Park in Buckinghamshire are holding a night where you can take the plunge and maybe meet your match. If you are not near there then take advantage of their 20% saving at Go Ape this February. Use promotional code BKB4HT when booking a midweek adventure between 13-28 February 2017. Be quick! You’ll need to book online before 10 February 2017.
Find out more at http://www.goape.co.uk
Go sledding and camping in Norway
Spend the evening relaxing around a campfire with hot drinks and a traditional Sami dinner and then snuggle together in a Sami tent. The next morning awaken to go on a guided dog sled ride with huskies across the tundra.
Your own private chef
As they say the best way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through their stomach. However, trying to book a table at a restaurant for Valentine’s Day (or even near to then) is often impossible. Create an unforgettable evening with a private chef cooking in your own home and they’ll even take care of the dishes! https://labelleassiette.co.uk
Learn about Michelin-starred cookery
Michelin-starred Chef Martin Wishart has opened up his cook school for Learn then Lunch events. Begin the day at 10am at The Cook School with a seasonal cookery demonstration from Head Chef Joe Taggart. After the demonstration the class then transfers to Michelin-starred restaurant Martin Wishart at 12pm. Here you will enjoy canapés, amuse bouche, either our three-course lunch menu or a five-course gourmet menu with two glasses of wine, plus coffee and petit fours.
Find out more by calling 0131 553 3557 option 1
Climb grope mountain
A night out with a difference in London and Liverpool for Valentine’s Day. A climbing wall consisted of genitalia! If you are shy to let your love know your feelings – this will certainly let them know! Each climber will also receive a complimentary love potion.
Find out more at http://bompasandparr.com/projects/view/grope-mountain