Love is in the air: Valentine’s Day fun for absolutely everyone

Whether you’re all loved up, a single pringle, or forever saying “it’s complicated,” Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to spend time with your loved ones. So, that’s why we’ve found activities everyone will love!

For the couples…

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  • Enjoy cocktails with a view

    Where📍 Cloud 23, Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

    If you and your partner want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, head over to Cloud 23 in Manchester. At the glam bar in the clouds, you can guzzle cocktails and enjoy a luxurious dining experience, all while taking in gorgeous panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Uber romantic and super classy too, it’ll be like falling in love all over again.

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  • Visit a love lock bridge

    Where📍  Salvage Turn Bridge, behind the Cube, Birmingham

    Forget the overcrowded love lock bridges in Europe – Birmingham is where it’s at! Specifically, check out Salvage Turn Bridge, where you and your partner can take a padlock, personalise it with messages, initials or names and attach it to the bridge as a symbol of your love. And, did you know? Sweethearts throw the key into the water in the hope that they stay locked forever *inserts chorus of awwwws*.

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  • Create personalised bouquet

    Where📍 Columbia Road Flower Market, London
    When: Every Sunday

    The next best thing to receiving a beautiful bunch of flowers at Valentine’s Day? Picking out your very own! Just head to 
    Columbia Road Flower Market and you can create your dream bouquet, as well as wander around independent galleries and visit quirky eateries.

For the girls

  • Dance, dance, dance!

    Where 📍 The Dutch Master, Tower Millennium Pier, Next to Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB
    When: Saturday 7 February

    If you’ve got a girly weekend on the cards, then do GALentine’s the right way with a 
    boat party along the River Thames. As you bob along into the night, you can see London and its iconic landmarks all lit up, while choosing the soundtrack to your night with a silent disco. Yay!

For the boys

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  • Have a go karting race

    Where📍 Teamworks Karting, Digbeth, Birmingham

    No partners this Valentine’s? No problem – just grab the lads and head to Birmingham’s
    Teamworks Karting for some go karting and laser tag. After you’ve raced head to head in the fastest indoor karts in the UK (#justsaying), why not chill out with a pint in one of Digbeth’s pubs? The Old Crown and The Ruin are some of our favourites.

For those who can’t escape the kids

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  • Have the sweetest Valentine’s Day yet

    Where 📍 Cadbury World, Bournville, Birmingham

    The hunt for Valentine’s fun that the whole family will love ends here. Our solution? Visit Cadbury World! Because who doesn’t love chocolates on Valentine’s Day? Exactly.

For the romantic gesture types

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  • Go to the city of love

    Where 📍Paris, France

    For a February 14th guaranteed to set hearts aflutter, why not whisk your loved one away to the most loved up city in the world, Paris? 

What are you getting up to this Valentine’s Day? Let us know with a tweet to @nationalexpress, and be sure to tag us in your Insta posts too!

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