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Valentine’s Day Ideas: What To Do on Valentine’s Day

The 14th of February marks the one day of the year dedicated solely to the celebration of love. However, intimate relationships are anything but simple, and that often leaves people wondering what to do on Valentine’s Day.

If you count yourself among the ever-growing list of hopeless romantics who can’t decide upon a suitable activity to enjoy with their significant other, this list of Valentine’s Day ideas should point you in the right direction.

1. Food and Drinks


It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day if there weren’t dozens of groups of two lining up to enter a fancy restaurant. To be honest, who can blame them?

Food and drink is the greatest duo since Bonnie and Clyde, building anticipation with each delicious plate and providing lots of intervals for meaningful conversation with your partner in crime.

It’s a good thing, then, that the UK isn’t short on dining spots. You can go all out with a three-course meal or share a traditional afternoon tea.

2. Comedy Night


If your partner has a smile on their face, there’s a good chance that the night is going well. That said, we hope you agree that an evening of comedy is a no brainer.

Most of the talking will be left to those on stage, but there’s something to be said for shared laughter. Those odd glances in acknowledgement of a well-timed punchline. A tap on the leg when the comedian says something hilariously relatable. You can’t go wrong.

3. Wine/Brewery Tour


A lot of couples first get to know each other over a shared drink, a bonding experience that places the focus on the people involved, not the activity itself.

We can think of no better follow-up than a wine or brewery tour, which gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the subtle ingredients that helped to nurture your relationship.

Of course, there will also be an opportunity to taste the honey directly from the hive, so you can rest assured that all the excitement does have a pay-off.

4. Theatre


The more sophisticated celebrators out there will find lots to enjoy in the theatre. Dimmed lights, live music, an engaging story — these are the elements that comprise an unforgettable event.

Such an occasion calls for some smart clothing, so dress in your fanciest attire, and be the best-looking couple in town.

5. Cinema


The cinema might not be the most creative of Valentine’s Day ideas, but you shouldn’t reject the suggestion out of hand. Sitting close to the man or woman of your dreams as you both lose yourselves in the spectacle a blockbuster movie is enough to set the pulse racing.

We can’t help you select an appropriate genre, though. That decision falls to the two of you.

6. Photoshoot


Valentine’s Day is the prime time to make memories, and there’s nothing that persists longer than a photo. Luckily for you, there are plenty of photographers willing to conduct a professional photoshoot, so it’s never been easier to start filling your photo album.

Choose your best outfit, strike a pose, and remember to smile!

7. Thrill Seeking


When people contemplate what to do on Valentine’s Day, the mind often conjures picturesque scenes of thoughtful conversation, hand holding, and a healthy amount of eye gazing. Many couples enjoy these sorts of things, but others grow bored quickly.

If you consider yourself (and your partner) one of the others, you’ll be happy to hear that there are plenty of activities that don’t leave much room for quiet moments.

Swap the napkin for a rafting lifejacket, reach speeds of 15 miles per hour as you descend the world’s tallest slide, or prepare to be covered in mud along the length of a quad-bike track.

For more Valentine’s Day ideas, take a look at our experience days.

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Michael Adamson

Michael Adamson


Michael is a life-long fan of all things related to DC Comics, Marvel, and Star Wars. When he's not reading, you can find him playing football or running.