Picnic for 2 in the Royal Botanic Gardens
Sitting down to dinner or watching a movie can be a sweet way to spend Valentine's Day.
If you're looking to switch things up this year, there are plenty of other options to liven up the day and step out of your comfort zone.
We've put together this guide to help you think outside of the box. These will earn you the tick of approval from your Valentine.
Forget packing a rug, basket and some sandwiches and order a curated luxury picnic experience instead.
Your Valentine will be blown away by the set-up, which could be anything from a low picnic table and cushions to an igloo overlooking the water.
It's romantic, memorable and you can do it from nearly every major city. Bonus points: it's not as expensive as you think.
For example, Adrenaline has dozens of deals on hot air balloon rides, many of which come with yummy extras like breakfast or bubbly.
Channel your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze at a pottery workshop, shake up cocktails together, make his and hers rugs and more.
Why not surprise your Valentine with a day trip on the Saturday or Sunday before 14 February? You can create great memories and it's a gift your partner won't expect.
Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, and if you have some leave to spare, you can take the beginning of the week off for a 4-day weekend.
Spend your mini-getaway in the pool, the spa and your room without worrying about making the bed or washing the dishes.
The next morning, indulge in breakfast in bed or head to a new spot for brunch.
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Schedule in an hour or 2 of total relaxation with your date without needing to return the favour. You'll still get all the brownie points for helping them unwind without lifting a finger.
If you're up for a challenge, try something new like a hot stone or Thai massage.
Shop local and head to your nearest market for all the ingredients you'll need to make a romantic, home-cooked meal.
Or, take some notes from the experts at a couples cooking class where you can learn to make authentic Italian, Japanese, Thai, Singaporean or Lebanese dishes.
Cocktails go hand in hand with a good dining experience. Why not stretch out the celebrations on Valentine's Day and head to a cocktail-making class after your Valentine's Day meal?
You can opt for a class with a dining element too.
Nothing brings people closer together than a surge of adrenaline. Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to go all out for your partner, so go big or go home with the ultimate skydiving adventure.
Whether you want to cosy up in a traditional cinema or make the most of the last weeks of summer with an outdoor cinema experience, it's the perfect date night activity.
Add a twist to the traditional dinner date by booking a dining experience instead. We're talking themed nights, dinner with a show or an experimental event such as dinner in the dark.
Nothing screams romance like the golden hour. Witness it over the harbour with your date by your side – or make it even more special by booking a cruise just for the 2 of you.
Active couple? Set your hearts racing (in more ways than one) by creating memories on Valentine's Day with a thrilling experience.
Romancing on a budget? These sweet and unique ideas won't cost you a cent.
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