Think outside the box for Valentine’s Day this year. Forget flowers and chocolate, take your loved one out on a date they’ll never forget. Here are some unique Valentine’s date ideas in Suffolk.
Clip ‘n Climb
Take your love to new heights at Clip ‘n Climb in Ipswich. If you both love a bit of adventure, then this could be a fantastic date activity. The indoor climbing wall doesn’t require any previous experience to take part. You’ll have a safety briefing before you’re let loose on the walls. After your climb, stop off at the Paddy & Scott’s café to continue your date.
A cookery class will not only be a fun activity for a date, but it also means you can learn how to cook romantic meals at home for one another. Kenton Hall Estate Food Hub has a range of hands-on, seasonal cookery courses. On Valentine’s Day the Hub will be running a Masterclass on Easy Entertaining, or you could book for a future class such as Valentine’s Baking on the 15th Feb. The Hub also runs workshops in Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, BBQ and much, much more.
Build a nest
Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve near West Stow will be hosting an unusual, but fun, event on Valentine’s Day! Create a nest box for other love birds, then explore the reserve by torchlight and sit under twinkling fairy lights around a fire. Bring a picnic to complete the romantic experience. This is such a unique idea and couples that love being out in nature together will certainly enjoy it.
Booze & Brushes
What more could you need for date night? The Apex in Bury St Edmunds is hosting a special Valentine’s Booze and Brushes event on 6th Feb. Couples will be taught how to create a painting together during this step-by-step class. Drinks can be purchased from the bar and you’ll come away with a masterpiece for your home.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a romantic time this Valentine’s Day. Pack a picnic and set off on the Future Forest trail around Thetford Forest. As you walk, you’ll come across dramatic sculptures that reflect how we need to protect the forests for future generations.
A boat trip…with a difference
Get your heart racing with an exhilarating experience on the Coastal Voyager in Southwold. The Voyager offers a high-speed Sea Blast trip that will certainly be a Valentine’s date to remember. Or you could opt for a more relaxing and romantic trip on a River Blyth Cruise that will be popular for couples who enjoy birdwatching and being surrounded by nature.
Candlelit Dinner Cruise
The Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant offers candlelit evenings that would be a very special date for Valentine’s Day. The boat cruises the River Orwell for 3 hours and your dinner will be specially prepared and served as you sail. You could join one of the cruises or hire the whole boat for a private charter for a truly unforgettable occasion.
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