Valentines Day 2018 ideas for couples: Plan the perfect date with these cheap weekend breaks, spa days and romantic meal offers

February 13, 2018
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Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, but all that pressure can have us scratching our heads over how to celebrate it in style.

Instead of a trip of Pizza Express accompanied by fancy candy and some OTT flowers, we suggest spending the day with your loved one doing something a little bit different – without breaking the bank.

From sophisticated cinema dates to going all out and climbing the O2 Arena in London, we’ve rounded up a list of plenty of exciting adventures to celebrate the big day with.

Champagne cinema evening, £36.25 (was £48.50)

Better than your age-old sofa

If you want a relaxing one, but don’t want to spend it sat on your sofa at home, swap the TV for the cinema, in a posh hotel complete with champagne.

It’s fun, stylish and most of all, doesn’t require exerting too much energy.

Take to the skies in a hot air balloon, £260 for two

This is certainly a unique way to spend the day

Breathe in spectacular 360 degree panoramic views as far as your eyes can see, and experience a freedom like no other.

You’ll no doubt be one of the only people posting your Valentine’s pictures from up in the sky.

Once you’ve touched back down on terra firma, you’ll toast your landing in style with a glass of Champagne.

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Posh bottomless brunch at the Cavendish Hotel, £69 for two (was £124)

Posh food and lots and lots of Prosecco

Spend your day getting tipsy in the poshest of locations in the heart of Mayfair.

As well as an elegant setting, you can line your stomach with a luxury three course meal, also included in the price. The package is available from Buy A Gift, who also let you browse the menu beforehand.

Climbing Up at The O2, £30 per person

Get a momentous picture for the photo albums
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Nothing gets your heart racing more than an exhilarating 90-minute climb over the roof of the world’s most popular entertainment venue.

As well as looking out over some great views over the city, during the day or night, you can also get an embarrassing picture of you both in your suits for the photo album.

Go for afternoon tea, £25 (was £52.45)

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There’s nothing more British than a spot of high tea, and if you and your significant other both have a bit of a sweet tooth, it’s the perfect fun excursion to celebrate. Well you certainly don’t do this every day!

There’s currently 50% off this Groupon offer, now £25, but if you sign up to a cashback site, you can get the posh day out for a tenner. To do so, simply follow the three steps below.

  1. Sign up to Quidco, for free
  2. Quidco will re-direct you to Groupon, where you can shop like normal
  3. Make a purchase by the end of February (£8 min, spend) to get an extra £15 cashback added to your Quidco account as a welcome bonus.

You can read the full T&Cs of the deal on the Quidco website.

Head to the spa, £55 for two (was £113)

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Go for his and hers massages – you’re both worth after all
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Kick back with your beau and enjoy a day of pampering at one of the 40 different luxury spas you can book within this package from www.buyagift.co.uk.

You’ll each get an indulgent treatment and a full day’s access to all the spa’s facilities, which range from saunas to relaxing steam rooms.

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See the ocean at Sealife, £26

We’ll never get bored of the aquarium
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Nothing says romance quite like a trip to the ocean, but with chilly winter still very much in full swing, a nicer day out (and with a lot more to see) could be a visit to Sealife.

If you book online beforehand you can get cheaper tickets and discounts, with prices starting from £26 per adult.

Michelin star dinner

Couple holding hands
Treat the foodie in your life to a Michelin-starred meal they won’t forget
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While it will certainly be a lot more expensive than Greggs, Michelin fine dining doesn’t have to cost the earth.

Clarendon London have done all the hard work for us and ranked every single Michelin-starred restaurant in London by their price, so you know exactly what to expect. Now all we need to do is get saving…

Dinner and drinks at the Shard, £99 for two (was £161.90)

Champagne at The Shard? Yes please

Treat the lucky man or woman in your life to a unique trip to The Shard in London.

Included in the price is a three-course Michelin dining experience for two people, with a glass of fizz, in one of the most romantic locations in the capital.

Afterwards, head to the Skydeck – situated 72 levels up in Europe’s tallest building – and experience panoramic views of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Go see a West End show, £113 for two (was £134)

Head to the bright lights of the West End and enjoy a top show with your beau
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If the apple of your eye loves the theatre this is a great treat to book for February 14th.

The package, from Red Letter Days, includes afternoon tea for two at one of these top London restaurants – Number 12 Ambassadors, Double Tree by Hilton London Victoria or Carnaby Brasserie within the Courthouse Hotel. Followed by a musical of your choice (chosen from a selection).

Enjoy a three course meal at Zizzi

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The famous Italian chain are putting on a special three-course menu from the 9th – 17th February, which will cost £19.95 for three courses.

The good thing about the menu is that there’s plenty of options to pick from, with seven starters, ten main courses and a sharing dessert board to finish.

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