With Valentine’s falling on a Saturday there is no limit to what you can do and it doesn’t have to be expensive! Here are some of our suggestions to celebrate Valentine’s with your loved ones.
Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol’s First Art Gallery. Exhibitions over Valentine’s weekend include: British Wildlife Photography, Arboretum and Edge of a Wood. Tickets are £5 per adult and allows entry into all concurrent exhibitions.
Pottery painting at Crafty Monkey, Weston super Mare. Take your own bottle of wine early evening to decorate a mug for each other at a candlelit table. A great prerequisite to your evenings plans and a gift sorted in one! Booking is required.
For a steamy afternoon, hop on board with West Somerset railway. Head on any morning train from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and if the weather is kind you can take a stroll along the beach. To warm up head to the Old Ship Aground to grab a drink fireside. Embark the train at 16:25pm for your return journey where you’ll be served afternoon tea. £29.00 per person, booking is required.
For your night out:
For dining out in Bristol Hotel du Vin are offering scrumptious 5 course meal for £60 per person. The hotel is a beautiful 18th century architecture with a warm and relaxed setting. A perfect end to the day.
Vampire Valentines, Yeo Valley’s valentines theme! Four courses, dinner, entertainment and dancing at Yeo Valley in Blagdon- at just £29 per person you’re a winner!
There are also various balls in the area including Cadbury House and Hotel (£38 per person for 3 courses), The Webbington Hotel (£35 per person for 5 courses) and Rookery Manor Bride and Grooms Ball (£32 per person for a 3 course dinner).
Planning on a night in? You can’t go wrong with a movie and dinner!
The Movie: Leap Year; On the back of an Irish tradition, Anna Brady (Amy Adams) heads to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend (Adam Scott). Anna, who is anything but spontaneous encounters a somewhat disruptive journey. Thankfully, she has the gorgeous Irish sights to help her on her way.
The food: M&S dine in for 2 for £20 this includes: starter, main, side, dessert, bottle of wine (non-alcoholic available) and a box of chocolates!
If you’re looking to make a day of it, head to Bath. It’s the best location for a romantic day, the city is just beautiful. You could start the day with a bit of shopping (make sure you stop by Anemone at Milson Place to get a gorgeous bunch of flowers for your loved one), followed by an Italian lunch at Sotto Sotto (Bath’s number one rated restaurant on Trip Advisor). You should then end the day with a session at the Thermae Bath Spa– I highly recommend heading here later in the day/dusk time if possible as the rooftop pool at night is wonderful; it’s hot, and the city is all lit up- best book fast though, they’re almost sold out for Valentines! If you want to extend your Valentines though, Thermae spa are running a Sunday (and mid-week) taster for 2! For £85 your spa session is included for you both as well as a choice of something from the menu and a glass of wine, beer, juice or water!
Let the romance continue:
Sunday 15th of February: Paintworks Love Food Festival is the perfect event for the whole family- plenty of entertainment for the children; there will be demo areas (where the children can get hands on), arts and crafts and a pancake race and for you lovers, pop along to the Love Cafe for afternoon tea served on fine china and while away the afternoon whilst the Dearlove string quartet play. Idyllic!