Make the 14th February count and impress him with Burton’s top date ideas for Valentine’s Day…
Love is in the air and it’s that time of year to show how much you care… Not sure how to celebrate? Whether he’s a football-fanatic or foodie, read Burton’s guide on how to really treat him on Valentine’s Day.
Food is Love
It might be easy to make a restaurant reservation but where’s the fun in that? Get your chef whites on and go to a cooking class. A meat and two-veg type of man? Indulge his love of a good roast by learning how to bone a chicken and cook the perfect steak in a butchery masterclass courtesy of Urban Artisanal Food School in Birmingham. Don’t forget about the vino, the UK-wide Thirty Fifty are on hand to expand your wine horizons. Spend an insightful evening together learning about different aromas and developing your palettes beyond the usual Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc.
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Cinema and Chill
Whether he’s into blockbusters or indie flicks, every man loves a good movie. It may not be a traditional Valentine’s film but Glasgow’s The Flying Duck are screening The Silence of the Lambs this February 14th. Or why not bring his favourite TV show or movie to life by heading on a location tour. You can explore the world of Dr Who in Cardiff, Game of Thrones in Belfast, Peaky Blinders in Liverpool – the list goes on.
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Sports may or may not be your thing, but if he’s a fan he’ll really appreciate you sharing his passions. If he’s all about the beautiful game, take him to visit his football team’s stadium. Or if he’s a keen golfer, add the fun factor and go to the Junkyard Golf Club in Oxford or London. With courses such as a “Bozo”, a nightmare-inducing fairground with creepy clowns aplenty, it’s a little different to his usual putting range! Not quite got the budget for the Alps? Fulfil his not-so-secret Winter Olympics ambition and head to Cardiff Ski. With private lessons in skiing and snowboarding, it’ll be sure to be leave him on a high.
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Make it an Adventure
Is he a fan of surprises? Take a different approach to Valentine’s Day with a unique day out. Ride the rollercoaster of love and surprise your other half with a visit to a theme park such as Margate Dreamland. From carousels to big dippers, this nostalgic seaside attraction will take him right back to his youth. However if you’re looking for something more exhilarating, bring out his (and your) daredevil side with an indoor sky dive at iFLY World in Milton Keynes. It may not be for everyone, but it can be a great bonding experience as you’ll conquer any fears together.
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A Couple’s Night Out
Valentine’s Day can be a total cheese-fest, so embrace the novelty and laugh it out at a comedy night. Wherever you are in the country Virgin Experiences can help. Meanwhile if the V-word makes both of you cringe, why not go to one of anti-Valentine’s parties running up and down the country? Help him get his disco on at Bristolian’s favourite The Old Market Assembly and groove it out until the early hours…
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