Valentine’s Day is arguably the single most romantic day of the year.
On the 14th February, couples exchange cards, gifts, flowers and sweet nothings with their special someone to show their appreciation and affection.
But what to do on Valentine’s day? Are you a cosy night in with a film and take away or are you an all-out romantic who likes to wine and dine your partner.
Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday this year which makes it the perfect day for a romantic day date with your significant other. Weather dependent, you can have a special day soaking in the sights of Liverpool, having a picnic in Sefton Park or taking a bike ride along the Mersey.
Crosby Beach Stroll
If you’ve never been to Crosby beach to see the stunning ‘Another Place’ by Antony Gormley then Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity. Take the dog or simply go for a stroll with your loved one and walk amongst the 100 cast-iron life-size figures which are dotted around the beach and depending on the tide, in the sea. No matter how chilly it may be, grab an ice-cream and head to the pub for a proper Sunday lunch after you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite.PROKris Williams/Flickr
Picnic in Sefton Park
Sefton Park is true beauty spot in Liverpool and what’s better than spending your Sunday having a lazy wander, feeding the ducks and parking up with a picnic. Prepare some food at home or nip to the shops on the way but don’t forget a blanket and some glasses if you’re going to pop a bottle of bubbly.
Ferry Across the Mersey
One of the city’s most famous activities is the ferry across the Mersey, so famous Gerry and the Peacemakers wrong a song about it. Hop aboard the fantastic Razzle Dazzle Ferry and see Liverpool’s most iconic sights aboard this world-famous ferry. The brightly coloured ship is a beautiful way to spend Valentines with your loved one and we promise you’ll never forget a Valentine’s Razzle Dazzle trip.
Knowsley Safari Park
Knowsley Safari Park is an exciting day out for everyone who loves animals, from giraffes to lions, monkeys to elephants you’re sure to find an animal here which will excite your loved one. If you’re feeling really adventurous, head to the High Ropes Adventure Course where there are over 60 obstacles, zip wires and climbing walls for an alternative Valentine’s Day date.
Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral is offering a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. ‘In Praise of Love’ is a special Sunday service for married couples and long term partners to celebrate their commitment to each other. There will also be a special meal served before and after the service which includes a three-course meal and glass of prosecco within the Welsford Restaurant. If you’re wanting a bird’s eye view of Liverpool, you can head up the Vestey Tower and get a 360-degree view of the city.Norbert Rupp/Flickr
The Palm House is a beautiful venue day and night, on Valentine’s Day this year, the Palm House are putting on a special Tea Dance complete with a live band. Take your partner in your arms and enjoy an old fashioned dance in these blissful surroundings for a unique way to spend this year’s valentine’s day.Allison Caterall/Flickr
Liverpool is one of those cities which is truly beautiful when starlit. There is a wealth of restaurants, rooftop cocktail bars and attractions which are open during the evenings and make for a truly romantic Valentines night. Stare lovingly into each other’s eyes over a three-course meal or celebrate your love with a martini, Liverpool has it all.
Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant
Having a stunning view of the docklands and the Three Graces is romantic enough but imagine all this within Liverpool’s most beautiful restaurant. With a delicious menu and spectacular décor, Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant is the perfect valentine’s restaurant for those looking for something special on February 14th. Alternatively, you can treat your loved one to a glass of champagne on the terrace and take in the spectacular views of the Albert Dock and Liver Building.
Are you looking for an extra special fine dining experience which also boasts breathtaking views of Liverpool city? Than Panoramic 34 is the restaurant for you. Give your date a taste of the high life in one of Europe’s tallest buildings and dine with a beautiful view of Liverpool under the moonlight. They also have a special Valentines Afternoon Tea which is available during the day.
Oh Me Oh My
Two of our favourite things are coming together and we’re sure you’ll agree! Love & pudding. If you and your partner love pudding as much as us, then the Valentine’s Pudding Club at Oh Me Oh My is guaranteed to be an evening you’ll remember. There aren’t just one or two courses of sweet treats on offer here, but five! A truly indulgent way to show your valentines just how much you love them and pudding.
On a budget
Everyone is still feeling the effects of Christmas, so if you’re on a budget this Valentines; don’t worry. There are still plenty of things to do in Liverpool which won’t break the bank but still make your loved one jump with joy.
This is the perfect cheap date if you and your partner don’t get a lot of alone time. Dedicating the evening, or even the whole day to binge watching your favourite TV show or watching the entire Harry Potter series back to back can be a perfect date. Build a fort, get in your pyjamas and order your favourite takeaway and just relax!
Again, if you’re wanting a super chilled date on a budget then a games night can be the perfect Valentine’s night for you and your partner. Get out the monopoly, scrabble or clue, get a cheese board and a bottle of wine and let the fun commence. You can get a special Liverpool edition of Monopoly online and from the John Lewis store in Liverpool One which features landmarks such as the Echo Arena, Penny Lane and Lime Street, this is also a great idea for a double date on Valentine’s.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on an expensive meal out, then head to the local supermarket and cook a special homemade meal for your partner. You can spend as much or as little as you want, from steak and chips to a proper slap up mean, the great thing about this is that you choose the menu. Set the table, get a bottle of wine and light some candles and wait for the romance to prevail.
There is no denying Liverpool is a city of romance, it’s not quite Paris but it is pretty special. The restaurants, nightlife, attractions and landmarks are second to none and if you’re looking to take your loved one away for a surprise weekend, then Liverpool is no better city to do so.
30 James Street
The Home of the Titanic is a perfect hotel if you’re having a romantic weekend away. With stunning rooms, beautiful décor and a world-class Champagne bar & restaurant. A weekend at 30 James Street is the ultimate way to spend your Valentine’s weekend, there is even a luxury spa so you and your partner can really indulge and relax.www.kjpimages.co.uk
If you’re looking for a party weekend away with your Valentine, then a weekend with Signature Living is for you. With three apartment locations and a Signature Living Hotel, all within the city centre the Signature Living team can help you to organise the most romantic weekend break ever. We offer a range of packages from Love Sweet Love to champagne and flowers on arrival there is nothing we can’t do to ensure you’re Valentines weekend with Signature Living is one you’ll never forget.
The Shankly Hotel
If your partner is a football fanatic, then a weekend break at The Shankly Hotel is something you should definitely consider. The luxury hotel is themed around the legend that is Bill Shankly and is home to the Bastion Bar & Restaurant where there is also the Shankly Experience museum which features rare and never before seen memorabilia from Shankly. The hotel rooms are idyllic and nothing short of stunning, so to surprise your partner this Valentine’s we suggest a trip to The Shankly to earn some brownie points.
Being single during this time of the year can often be a little depressing. PDA’s around every corner, love hearts in every shop window and family members asking if you have a valentine this year; but not to worry, Bar Signature have created a night especially for those of you without a significant other.
The Traffic Light Party is being thrown on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th and is dedicated to not only the single people but those who are taken as well, all you have to do is wear the correct colour!
This is a fantastic idea if you’re have a night out with your friends when some of you are single and ready to mingle and others are taken.
If you’re available you turn up wearing red, if you’re undecided you wear amber or yellow and green if you’re available!
Bar Signature are offering free entry to everyone and 2 for £10 cocktails all night, so what are you waiting for! Get to Bar Signature on Saturday & Sunday and who knows, you might meet your Valentine.
So whether you’re having a picnic in Sefton Park heading to Carpathia for a deliciously romantic meal or treating your loved one to a surprise weekend away, there is a whole host of things you can be doing this Valentines in Liverpool.