Inspiration

10 Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas

Struggling to come up with the perfect idea to treat your loved ones on Valentine's Day? Don't worry - our 10 top ideas are here to help!

1 - Visit one of the most romantic hotels in the UK, Yorebridge House

Not our words - but those of The Times newspaper who recently put Yorebridge House in the run down of the top 25 romantic hotels in the UK.

Nestled in beautiful Bainbridge, Yorebridge House Hotel is a luxury hotel with 12 stunningly designed rooms and is perfect for a romantic getaway - why not push the boat out and treat yourself to a room with a private hot tub too?

2 - Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park – Bloody Valentines! Love is in the Scare!

‘Love is in the Scare’ & Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park are opening our doors and offering a little something more than roses & chocolates!

This Valentines Fear Masters presents 3 Blood Curdling Scare Attraction Experiences! For 3 nights only! These attractions will be in total darkness or minimal lighting with only a glow stick to light your way! With a maximum group size of only 6 people!

3 - Take a cruise

Treat a loved one for Valentine’s and view the magnificent city of York from a different perspective Take advantage of an exclusive online deal and treat your other half to a York City Cruise for Valentine’s this February.

If you book your tickets in advance, you will both receive a glass of Prosecco each and a bag of heart shaped chocolates, in addition to a 45 minute river cruise through York.

4 - A stroll round Hardcastle Crags

It's the simple things in life that are the most special, and what could be more lovely than a romantic stroll through a beautiful wooded walk, with nature trails, tumbling streams and cascading waterfalls at Hardcastle Crags?

You can make an easy 4 mile round trip or, if you want to carry on, Gibson Mill is an additional 2.5 miles there and back.

5 - A meal you'll never forget

Yorkshire is blessed with more Michelin Starred restaurants than anywhere in the UK, outside of London.

Why not book you and your loved ones in to one of these 6 restaurants, sit back and enjoy one of the best meals you'll ever have.

6 - Have a Coastal adventure

With its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire Coast's prettiest destinations.

It's the perfect place to head to with your partner in crime and enjoy a spot of rock pooling, fossil hunting, a coastal walk and then top it all of with a trip into Whitby for a spot of fish and chips.

7 - Have a steamy experience

Hop on board one of Yorkshire's heritage steam railways and explore the county in true style. 

You could choose the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, famous for appearing in the Harry Potter films, or alternatively head to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway which featured in hit film, The Railway Children.

8 - Hire your own private island

Swinton Park offers you complete romantic seclusion in the form of The Island, which is set within 200 acres of heritage parkland and is available to hire by the half-day or full day.

It is a unique and peaceful venue, complete with an octagonal, Georgian summerhouse, which can be transformed into a remarkable setting with flowers, candles and fairy lights. The House has its own open fire and is equipped with rugs and blankets to create a cosy retreat in which to enjoy Champagne with caviar or a gourmet picnic from the Swinton Park kitchens.

9 - Discover the Antiques Quarter

Why not take part in a little retail therapy together at Sheffield Antiques Quarter? This vibrant, up and coming destination has 8 Antique Centres and over 60 independent Shops, Bars and Cafes as well as its very own Auction Gallery.

This is a buzzing, fun hub of friendly faces and creative retail and is the pefect way to spend a day together.

10 - Cook up a storm

Don't fancy going out? Then why not cook up a treat at home. Make it extra special by sourcing all your ingredients locally from one of Yorkshire's brilliant farm shops like Drewton's, a traditional farm shop set in 1,200 acres of tranquil countryside or Keelham Farm Shop, near Bradford, who work with over 400 local and regional producers and farmers.

Find a list of more brilliant local farm shops here.