10 romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas
Valentine’s Day can be the perfect time to spend quality time with your partner, to spoil each other and enjoy a romantic evening together. However, there can also be a lot of pressure to come up with the perfect date idea.
Whether you’ve just started seeing each other or you’ve been together for years, here are 10 romantic date ideas to get you thinking:
- Take a cooking class. It doesn’t have to be cooking – it could be practically any new skill – but learning something new, and doing it together, can be a fantastic bonding experience.
- Go ice skating. An active date can be a really thrilling experience, as the exercise releases endorphins. Take it out onto the ice and you’ll really make it memorable, as well as romantic – either in an indoor rink or, if it’s winter, a frozen-over skating lake.
- Re-enact your first date. This one is only a good idea if a) you’ve been together for more than one Valentine’s Day and b) your first date went well! By re-enacting your first date, you can enjoy romantic, nostalgic memories, remember why you first fell for each other and celebrate the time you’ve spent together since.
- Go for a massage. What better way to relax together on Valentine’s Day than to enjoy a couples’ massage. You can unwind, spend time together and have a lovely, low-key day.
- Head to a ball. Valentine’s Day can be a lot easier when the hard work of dinner and entertainment is already taken care of. So, rather than slaving over the stove and planning an elaborate date, hit a Valentine’s Ball together and enjoy a special evening together where someone else has done the planning. At the Weetwood Hall Valentine’s Ball this February, expect drinks on arrival, a sumptuous three-course dinner and entertainment from a Michael Bublé tribute act. You can even book a room and stay the night – it’s the perfect date.
- Go to a drive-in movie. This is something a little different to the average cinema date, and it has a lovely old-fashioned charm.
- Have a picnic. This idea has all the fun of a spontaneous, romantic date, but you’ll need the right location (and the right weather). Pack some nibbles and bubbly, blindfold your partner and whisk them off to your secret picnic destination!
- Book a hotel stay. It can be a nice change to stay the night somewhere new, in a comfortable room with someone else taking care of the cooking and cleaning. It’s like a mini holiday, perfect for a special Valentine’s Day date.
- Go stargazing. All you need is a local star-gazing hotspot (i.e. somewhere away from bright city lights), a bottle of bubbly and lots of snuggly blankets to have a beautifully romantic evening.
- Stay in! You don’t have to go out and join all the other loved-up couples in over-crowded restaurants and bars. You can simply create your own private romantic haven right at home, cooking your loved one a meal and shutting the rest of the world out.