‘Cause dinner and drinks don’t do it for everyone
The most romantic day of the year is fast approaching again, and whether you’re a hopeless romantic who loves Valentine’s Day or an unhappy bachelor who hates it with all your heart, this could be the year that will do something. something a little different.
Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day can always be for you; whether you’re all loved one pringle or trying to plan the perfect Galentine’s, Newcastle certainly has something for everyone. Think outside the familiar dinner and drink date box and check out our alternative date ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day in the Toon.
Everyone knows Crazy Golf is the perfect date, whether it’s with that special someone, a roommate, or a group of friends. It’s fun, it’s laid back and Newcastle certainly has no shortage of Crazy Golf venues, with Mr Mulligans, Ghetto Golf and the brand new Junkyard Golf Club right on our doorstep. It’s the ultimate alternative date to try this Valentine’s Day.
As with crazy golf, a fun date idea with a few drinks will never be boring!
Lane 7, located on St James’ Blvd, offers bowling, table tennis, billiards and even karaoke, all accompanied by cocktails – everyone is a winner.
A day trip to Durham
Newcastle is what we all know and love, but this Valentine’s Day could be the perfect opportunity to explore one of our neighboring towns with a day trip to Durham. The beautiful cathedral city is only twenty minutes away by train.
With Newcastle Central Station tickets starting at just £2.80, what are you waiting for?
The Pottery Experience in Jesmond is a pottery cafe that gives you the opportunity to make and paint your own pottery items such as mugs, bowls, plates and even piggy banks.
A Valentine’s Day date at The Pottery Experience will not only leave you with a beautiful memory, but also a ceramic keepsake. You won’t forget this Valentine’s Day for a long time.
Late Night Curry at KOH–I–NOOR
Although we’re moving away from classic dinner dates this year, this date idea is definitely out of the ordinary. Koh–I–Noor curry house in the city center is a step up from the ordinary post-club takeaway.
Open until the wee hours (3am Friday and Saturday, 2am Monday and Wednesday, 2:20am Thursday and 1:30am Sunday) and conveniently located across from our beloved Market Shaker, it’s the perfect place if you are looking for a late night date.
Cinema for all
The cinema has always been an iconic date destination, and Everyman Cinema located on Grey’s Street has everything a normal cinema would have and more.
With plush sofas and the ability to order food and drinks directly to your seats, this would be the perfect place to sit back and relax this Valentine’s Day.
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Monday this year, many may find it difficult to celebrate. So why not celebrate the romantic holiday on Sunday with a trip to the weekly Quayside Market?
A morning stroll to The Quayside as you browse the market stalls could be the perfect start to that special Sunday; you might even treat yourself to a freshly baked donut or hot chocolate. If you’re feeling extra romantic, surprise that special someone with some handmade jewelry.
A classic day out for any student and with Tynemouth a few tube stops away, the beach is an obvious date choice.
Why not wake up at dawn to watch the beautiful coastal sunrise this Valentine’s Day? It’s definitely a more dramatic and exciting date idea than dinner and drinks – just remember to wrap up warm.
Cheese and wine evening
It can be difficult to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a student budget, so staying home is a perfect solution.
A cheese and wine party is both chic and inexpensive. Anyone can get involved, including housemates, and even if you hate Valentine’s Day, I’m sure you love Tesco’s Juicy Rosé wine.
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