Unconventional Valentine’s Day: make it special with these unique date ideas


This Valentine’s Day, skip the traditional candlelit dinner and generic romcom movie! Take the romance up a notch as you unleash your inner thrill-seeker, express your creativity, tantalise your taste buds, or reconnect with nature, all while honouring the most vital ingredient: love. Yes, that’s right, it’s time that you took your loved one further than the local restaurant, and shared a more memorable Valentine’s experience instead.

Valentine's Day

Image courtesy of Russ Jani. Published on: August 20th, 2022. Source: Pexel.com

For the adrenaline junkies:

Even if you don’t get vertigo, there’s nothing like being high up to get your heart pounding. A rock climbing session can help you overcome your fear of heights and scale new peaks together. Or, take a literal leap of faith with a tandem skydiving excursion, and share a surge of adrenaline while embracing the open sky. Back at ground level, you can strain your brain to solve the puzzles in an escape room – high-fives and laughing together are guaranteed as you combine your smarts to make your way out. If you prefer the great outdoors, whitewater rafting or kayaking combine thrills and spills with beautiful natural surroundings Again, this is an opportunity to bond with your SO, in or out of the water!

Valentine’s Day dates for the creative souls:

A couple’s Valentine’s Day paint and sip session allows you to tap into your inner artist. Let go, express your creativity, and enjoy tasty beverages while creating masterpieces together. A pottery lesson lets you get your hands dirty and create memories alongside some possibly wonky pots and bowls. Oh yes, and you can also recreate that famous scene in ‘Ghost’! Couples that learn together, stay together, so why not sign up for a course that will teach you both new skills? How about soap making, woodworking or even building a terrarium? Share the learning experience, celebrate your teamwork, and bring home not just memories, but also something you’ve made together.

Valentine's Day

Image courtesy of Natalie Bond. Published on: December 11th, 2019. Source: Pexel.com

For the foodies:

Mix up the experience of going out for dinner by visiting several different restaurants as part of an extended dining excursion. Visiting multiple eateries for the appetiser, main course, and dessert is a great way to learn about new cuisines and hidden gems while enjoying each other’s company and wonderful finds.

To add to the sensory vibe, put on the blindfolds and take turns feeding each other different dishes. Guess the ingredients and enjoy this fun variation on the standard eating experience. Feeling adventurous? Choose a new cookbook and challenge yourself to make a recipe together. Experiment in the kitchen, discover new skills, and enjoy the fruits of your labours whilst sharing the meal you’ve prepared together