Top Ten Things to do on Valentine’s Day

Want to do something a little different this year on Valentine’s Day? How about surprising your partner and instead of dumping a tired old bouquet of boring red roses on the bed before you head off for work, treat them to one of the following events:

Somersby Chocolates, Mapperley, Nottingham

Are holding a special Valentine’s Day chocolate making course for anyone who loves chocolate, and what lady doesn’t? You can make your very own chocolate hearts, and take part in some delicious taste-testing sessions in this super course which is run by a small, family-owned chocolate company. The instructors will show you how to decorate the chocolates you have made with a range of delicious toppings, which you can then gift-wrap and give to each other. Visit www.somersbychocolates.co.uk for more information or call 01159 608678.

Husky Ride – 2 Adults, Dartford, Kent

Ride with the huskies, a fantastic experience day of husky riding, take a child along & mush the husky dogs. Equipment and complimentary refreshments included. This Husky Riding Experience is for those of you who would like to relax and enjoy the ride, without having to control the team of Huskies yourself. You will be riding in a specifically designed two-passenger, four-wheeled sled made especially for the job. The improved mud guards and suspension makes for a smooth and comfortable ride through the stunning countryside. It is also virtually impossible to appreciate the beauty of the dogs that are to make the experience happen, as the stunning animals simply magnificent and a pleasure to watch in action. To book call 0845 862 9911 to book or visit experiencedays.co.uk.

The London Eye, Central London

If you are thinking about pure romance, then what could be more romantic than a trip on the London Eye, complete with a glass of Champagne, holding hands with your partner? Whisper sweet somethings as you both gaze out into this most beautiful city and watch the sunset fall over the horizon or the moon rise as you hold hands with your loved one. You get a spectacular 360 degree view of the splendid architecture and see how many famous buildings you can spot from the comfort of your capsule. If you buy online, you’ll get a 10% discount so here’s the link: www.londoneye.com or call 0871 781 3000.

Mountain Boarding, Redhill, Surrey

Clearly this is an experience for sporty couples only! Mountain Boarding is an extreme sport that has really exploded in the UK over the past few years and is seriously good fun. The basic principle behind Mountain Boarding is fairly simple – get down the hill having as much fun as you possibly can and trying cool new moves along the way! This introductory experience is the perfect start to this very accessible extreme sport; you can realistically expect to be carving down the hills by the end of the session and be set up to continue the sport on your own. Bumps and grinds guaranteed – you wouldn’t want it any other way! To book visit lastminute.com

Supercar Ride & Drive, Multiple Locations

Is your partner a bit of a petrolhead? Then surprise them with this amazing Valentine’s special. They’ll get to drive one of the most desirable supercars in the world, an Aston Martin V8 Vantage and experience a high speed chauffeured ride in the awesome supercharged Ariel Atom, in this ultra high octane experience. On arrival you will be given a briefing on driving techniques and safety. Then the action will begin! You will be given the chance to drive a performance car yourself – typically an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, with expert tuition from your instructor. Then you will experience a high speed chauffeured ride in the awesome supercharged Ariel Atom. Your experience will finish with a de-brief. For booking details visit experiencedays.co.uk.

Valentine’s Champagne Dinner Cruise. London

Impress your loved one this Valentine’s day with a romantic meal whilst taking in the finest views of London from the river on board the London Eye Barracuda, our beautiful vintage Thames cruiser. Your evening will start at the London Eye Millenium Pier, ready for boarding to enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception before cruising the River Thames and sitting down to a sumptuous three course meal accompanied by a half bottle of wine per person, brought to you by renowned caterers, Rhubarb Food Design. Finish off the evening with coffee and petit fours whilst taking in the romantic scenery before disembarking back at the London Eye Millenium Pier. Call 0870 222 4002 to book or email corporate.event@londoneye.com

The “Loverpool” Ghost Tour, Liverpool

Here’s one for any Twilight or True Blood fans to get their teeth into: Shiverpool Ghost Tours (motto: “We scare because we care”) is offering an evening walk around Liverpool’s spookiest locations on February 14th. Ticket-holders will follow their corpse bride and bridegroom spirit guides on a journey “through time and tragedy, through passions and chasms.” How can you resist? Visit www.shiverpool.co.uk or call 0151 709 2030.

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

Are the pair of you art lovers? If so this could possibly be the most romantic thing you’ve ever done with each other (outside of the bedroom of course!) The National Gallery are holding a special Valentine’s Day tour which aims to uncover the passion and pain behind some of the UK’s best-loved paintings. You’ll explore the theme of “love rewarded and love betrayed” as you’re led through the gallery in search of its most romantic and fascinating artworks. There’s no charge for this lunchtime event, but places are limited so arrive early. Visit www.nationalgallery.org.uk or call 0207 747 2885.

Helicopter Buzz Flight for 2 ,Multiple Locations

Take to the skies in style with this superb Buzz Flight for 2. Enjoy the stunning views of whats below and the futuristic feel of being in a piloted helicopter! Take your camera for lasting memories! Take to the skies for an unforgettable flying day, as you and someone special take in the aerial views of what’s below from a Helicopter! Enjoy the picturesque scenery of England’s countryside as you and a friend elevate up to a few hundred feet and enjoy a pleasure flight with a qualified pilot taking you on a memorable journey – a Helicopter Buzz Flight! Call 0845 862 9911 to book or visit experiencedays.co.uk.

Champneys Valentines One Night Spa Break, 4 Locations

For the more traditional amongst you, nothing beats a spa break in one of the countries finest health spa hotels and at Champneys you’ll be treated like royalty. Champneys’ four luxury health spa hotels are located in the English counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire and Hampshire. Pamper yourselves with a Massage, Facial and enjoy the Thalassotherapy pool session together. You will find a Bottle of Champagne in your room and a Champneys Gift Set to keep. Throughout your day there is plenty to fill your time including the 25m Swimming pool, sauna & steam rooms, gym, access to up to 20 fitness and wellbeing classes per day, plus some stunning grounds for a winter walk or perhaps a brisk bike ride. Available 10th February 2012 – February 18th 2012. To book visit Champneys or call 0843 316 2222 or email reservations@champneys.com

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