The UK's best experiences for couples this Valentine's Day with DesignMyNight

by Guest

on 6 Feb 2022

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to buy soppy cards, splash out on some brand new thigh-high stockings, and to organise a romantic rendezvous. But how do you ensure it tops all other date nights? DesignMyNight have curated a list of the UK’s best Valentine's experiences, so whether you’re wanting to play around in a giant ball pit, get boozy at a cocktail masterclass, or challenge your better half to a bake off, we’ve got something for every kind of couple.


Experience Valentine’s Afternoon Tea At Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel - London

Forget traditional tea and scones this Valentine’s, and get ready to fall head over heels for Karma Sanctum’s afternoon tea. Treat your date to a selection of Asian delights, including crispy shrimp, chicken katsu and veggie gyozas. Those with a sweet tooth will also love their tasty tofu mousse and magnificent mochi balls. Enjoy all of this whilst sitting in your own intimate booth, sipping on oriental cocktails or traditional Japanese teas. This experience is guaranteed to be a tea-riumphant date night.

Karma Sanctum Afternoon Tea

Create Some Sexy Concoctions At This Love Potion Cocktail Masterclass - Manchester

Harness your inner Lavender Brown this Valentine’s by creating a ‘love potion’ cocktail that will make your partner swoon. Grub’s cocktail masterclass will teach you the best ways to create fabulous concoctions, and will also introduce you to a wide selection of Witch King Manchester’s distilled rum (which you can taste test, of course). There will be a range of street food and drinks available throughout the evening, as well as a prize for the best love potion.

Love Potion at GRUB

Enjoy Jin Bo Love Valentine’s Special At Jin Bo Law - London

Name a backdrop more romantic than London’s skyline - we’ll wait. At Jin Bo Law’s Valentine's special, you’ll fall in love with the views from their sky bar whilst sipping on their specially curated cocktails. Expect a whole host of entertainment throughout the evening, specialised mixologists to create your perfect cocktail and the best sights the city has to offer. Could this be the perfect place for a proposal…?

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Jin Bo Law

Cook Up A Storm At The Birmingham Big Bake - Birmingham

Calling all competitive couples. The Birmingham Big Bake is most definitely the perfect activity for you this Valentine’s. Challenge 11 other teams of two to a baking competition that will see you get messy (and stressy) but with loads of fun. All the ingredients are provided, so no need to pop to Tesco beforehand. You’ll have 90 minutes to create a masterpiece - or an undercooked sponge - so ensure you’re ready to work as a team to be crowned the Big Bake winners.

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Big Birmingham Bake

Submerge Yourself In Balls At Ballie Ballerson’s Valentine’s Special - Edinburgh

Valentine’s is a day full of love, passion and if you’re in Edinburgh it can also be a day full of endless balls. Spend the special day at Ballie Ballerson - an incredibly funky and fun bar with a gigantic ball pit to play around in - and say goodbye to boring date nights. Receive a strawberry vodka shot upon arrival, plus one cocktail each and a truth or dare scratch card which is as just intriguing as it sounds. Expect funky tunes, delicious cocktails and a whole load of ball pit action.

Ballie Ballerson

Head To Kitchen At Holmes’ Valentine’s Movie Terrace - London

You can’t go wrong with a dinner and a movie date for Valentine’s, especially if it’s very swanky. Kitchen At Holmes have created a delish tasting menu accompanied by a glass of bubbles to whet your whistle. Post dinner, you’ll be transported to a magical rooftop terrace cinema, with fairy lights, blankets, cushions and a specialised popcorn menu. They will be showing everything from Crazy, Stupid Love to Pretty Woman, so it’s perfect for all you rom com fans out there.

Kitchen At Holmes

Put Your Gaming Skills To The Test At Arcain’s This Valentine’s - Liverpool

You probably took your first love to the arcade as a teenager, throwing questionable shapes on those weirdly addictive dance mats. Bring your date down to Arcain’s this Valentine’s to show off your skills once more, but with an adult twist. They’ve got everything from old school 2p machines to some top of the range gaming PCs. Plus, a Valentine’s ticket includes a sharing platter for two and a drink each from Punch Tarmey’s Irish bar next door.


Have A Tipple Or Two AT The Wine Cellar’s Wine Tasting Experience - Brighton

Do you and your partner love all things vino? Then The Wine Cellar’s tasting experience will be the perfect date night for you this Valentine’s. Mingle amongst other wine lovers as you swap facts, share your favourite brands and try a whole load of grape juice. All the drinks are paired with amazing meat and cheese boards, as well as a specially created antipasti menu for those wanting a light snack. There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s in Brighton.

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The Wine Cellar

Show Off Your Artistic Talents At Paint A Pair: Romantic Landscape - Leeds

Let your creativity flow this Valentine’s by trying your hand at Paint a Pair. This unique experience allows you and your partner to create one half of a painting each, which - when joined together - creates one visual masterpiece. There’s music, a well stocked bar and all the materials you need to unleash your inner artist. Start discussing where you’re going to hang your art - you’re gonna want it up on the wall the second you get home.

Paint a pair

Beat Your Date At A Game Of Darts At Flight Club - Bristol

If you’re looking for a fun activity this Valentine’s (that also has a competitive edge) then Flight Club is for you. Book out an area for darts to challenge your date - no lover’s quarrels please - whilst sipping on cocktails and having a laugh. There’s plenty of different darts games to choose from, so you’ve got more than one opportunity to beat your partner. Why not stay afterwards for pizza paddles and delicious drinks to celebrate the winner, or commiserate the loser.

Flight Club

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Written by Guest.

Originally published on 6 Feb 2022. Updated on 6 Feb 2023