Valentines Day is coming up and whether you’re celebrating your first one together or that is just a distant memory now, everybody has a different idea of what February 14 should bring. Romantic dinner dates, teddy bears and chocolates can get a bit old, boring, or expensive and there is no reason why you shouldn’t inject a bit of fun into the day.
Here in Manchester, there is so much to choose from to help you and your significant other celebrate your love for each other however suits you best. From cocktail classes to escape rooms, we have rounded up some of the most fun and unique ways to spend Valentines Day in the city.
1. Take a cocktail masterclass at the Anthologist
Drake and Morgan’s stylish, modern tavern sits in St Peter's Square and specialises in a wide range of innovative cocktails and tailored bar snacks. Learn how to make two of their bespoke cocktails for £30 or three for £45. You can even top off the night with a romantic meal for two for £57.50 per person.
2. Go ice skating at Planet Ice
Head over to Planet Ice in Altrincham for a fun activity that can start off your day of dates in the funniest of ways. Whether you’re showing off your skills or just laughing at each other, ice skating is sure to be a bonding experience that you can look back on fondly. The public skate starts at 10am for £8.65 or you can opt for evening skates for £25.
3. Learn how to make chocolate at Malmaison Hotel
Right next door to Piccadilly train station you can find a chocolate-making workshop that will leave you feeling like a master chocolatier, with your hands full of your own mouth-watering creations. My Chocolate’s experiences will guide you through truffle making, treat designing and a whole load of chocolate tasting before you leave with your hard work in hand. The workshop costs £54.95 per person and you will be there for two hours. It only takes place on weekends.
4. Play games at NQ64
NQ64 is cool, arcade-style bar in the Northern Quarter with loads of arcade and video games for you to go head-to-head in and earn ultimate bragging rights. The bar is a brilliant date spot for those looking for something fun and laid back, open and serving pizza until late every day, but their selection of game-themed cocktails, beers, wines, and spirits can make your date night special and one to remember.