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 - here are a few ideas to get you started!

For you and your sole mate

Love is in the air this Valentine’s for just £90 per couple on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 February at Two Rivers Restaurant, The Deep. Enjoy a sumptuous three course meal, a glass of Prosecco on arrival, a single red rose and tea/coffee to finish. 

Choose to dine in Endless Ocean, close to the sharks, rays and turtles, or in the more intimate Cool Seas area with the jellyfish.. 

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.

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.

A meal you'll never forget

Yorkshire is blessed with 5 Michelin Starred restaurants, so why not book you and your loved ones into one of these 5 restaurants, sit back and enjoy one of the best meals you'll ever have.

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. 

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.

Who loves who?

Have fun finding out 'who loves who' at the Tropical Butterfly House with their FREE animal pairs trail around the park. 

There are five loved-up animal pairs to spot, when you have found them all bring your completed trail back to them to receive a sweet treat!

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.