5 Quirky Valentine’s Dates

Hate it or love it, Valentine’s Day is the official holiday of love. If you’ve been together for a lifetime or a little while the nervousness that surrounds this time of year is imminent.

The possibility of squeezing into your chosen restaurant on this date is slim – plus wining and dining is old-school and overdone!

“Love is an adventure,” so break out of your comfort zone and do something unique this Valentine’s Day – surprise your loved one with an unconventional date!

Flecky Bennett’s Valentine’s Special Ghost Walk:

Explore the creepy backstreets and passageways of Manchester city centre. The host Flecky Bennett combines personal experiences with gory witness accounts to bring ghost stories to life. Your loved one will be squeezing your hand in fear!

Ghost Hunt Valentines Day


Screenage Kicks presents True Romance:

Pop-up cinema event Screenage Kicks takes over the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle upon Tyne for a special screening of the cult classic ‘True Romance’. Tickets include an afterparty in new hipster spot Zerox – and the best part: fancy dress is encouraged!

Cinema Valentines Day


Axe Throwing at Whistle Punks:

Game of Thrones is returning and there’s something magical about medieval times – Whistle Punks is hosting a ‘Double Bulls-Eye’ date night! Try your hand at axe throwing and if you’re single there’s a speed dating event (chocolate axe included).

Axe throwing


Get crazy at Ghetto Golf:

Crazy golf with a twist, Ghetto Golf is a cocktail bar/mini golf experience combining graffiti, theatre, cocktails and DJs. You have 18 holes to recreate the cheesy move of teaching your partner how to hit the golf ball.



Keep it kooky at a Kimchi Fermentation Workshop:

Oysters are a thing of the past – Kimchi is the new aphrodisiac. Maybe not, but if you’re looking for a truly unique experience, ferment some cabbage and learn how to make kimchi, a staple Korean side dish!

Kimchi Valentines Day


Single, dating or married – Valentine’s Day is an excuse to get out of the house and celebrate love, self-care and friendship.

Getting to these events by train is quick and easy. Don’t forget to book train tickets in advance with nationalrail.com to save time and money!