Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – if you’re in a long-term relationship, in the early stages of dating, or just wanting to share the love with your pals – the chances are you’re looking for some ideas for great things to do in Northern Ireland for Valentine’s. Fear not, because we have you covered.
For some rest and relaxation:
Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Ballymena, Galgorm is an expansive 163 acres of lush parkland that boasts a hotel, two restaurants, a newly refurbished and launched bar, as well as an extensive spa village. Everything you need for pampering under one luxurious roof.
Perfect for those who want to truly switch off for a treat, Lusty Beg is an idyllic island in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands with an on-site hotel and spa. Indulge in a unique bath experience like the Warm Spiced Seaweed Peat Bath or Detox Seaweed Leaf Bath.
We couldn’t make a list about great date ideas for Valentine’s and not include ourselves now, could we? Located on the outskirts of Ballymena, The Therapy Rooms @ Rosspark perfectly pairs modern style with countryside charm. Our Couples Retreat Package is ideal for Valentine’s Day, including a full body hot stone massage, revitalising foot and leg scrub, and a mini reflexology session, topped off with Afternoon Tea at the Rosspark Hotel, all for just £130 for two.
For some great food and drinks:
Located in Belfast’s up and coming Linen Quarter just behind City Hall, Coco is an intimate and relaxed venue that has quirky artwork, fantastic food, and excellent service. In addition to their wonderful menu that makes the most of seasonal ingredients, the restaurant also offers a ‘Date Night’ set menu every Monday to Thursday evening, which includes three courses and a bottle of wine for just £65 per couple.
Bursting with personality, character, and local charm, the décor in Made in Belfast needs to be seen to be appreciated! Restaurant owner, Emma Bricknell, is proud to source and serve fresh ingredients from local producers, and we can highly recommend the Cauliflower Katsu Curry – delish!
6. The Tourist
Ramore Restaurants have six venues in Portrush on the North Coast, but the one we want to call out is The Tourist. While everything on the menu is equally appealing, the tacos take first prize, with the garlic and mozzarella bread coming in a close second.
Something a little bit different…
7. Escape Rooms
If you fancy a challenge, and a great laugh, why not go for something a bit more adventurous? Wondering what the Escape Room games are? Think of the Crystal Maze that used to be on TV and you get the general idea. You go into a themed escape room (there are three to choose from!) and you must complete the mission to escape within 60 minutes.
We’re cheating a little with this one, as we’ve already covered places to eat and drink, but The Cabaret Supper Club is much more than a restaurant. Enjoy live jazz, burlesque, contortionists, magicians, comedians, bands, acrobatics, and more while you enjoy a meal served to you by your very own Cabaret Butler.
Sadly, The Grand Opera House is currently closed for refurbishment, but thankfully The Lyric Theatre is still open to satisfy all your thespian needs. Whether you want comedy, drama, or something in between, there’s sure to be a show on to suit all tastes.
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