11 alternative ideas for Valentine’s Day in Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 11:21 06 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:25 06 February 2019
Instead of doing the routine restaurant meal, these alternative ideas for things to do on Valentine’s Day might be the unique hot date for you and your partner
Share your love with those who really need it. Go solo, with your partner or family to a local animal rescue centre and maybe look after some cats or take a dog or two out for a walk. Maybe you’ll find a furry friend to take home with you!
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These escape game experiences have been taking off during the last few years and if you haven’t had the chance then this is a great time to give it a go. With locations in Norwich, Fakenham, King’s Lynn and more, there are plenty of opportunities to put your puzzle-solving skills to the test.
If you like to be wined and dined, Aroma Café & Bar in Norwich are hosting a special Valentine’s wine-tasting and charcuterie evening. A trained sommelier will be guiding you through the wine selection. There will also a chance to win a free round of the bar’s award winning salted caramel espresso martinis in a charity raffle.
Still looking for love? All Bar One in Norwich are hosting a speed dating event. The evening will get you meeting 12, 15, sometimes up to 20 dates. Take a friend with you to make a fun night of it. And maybe you’ll be able to find that special someone in time for Valentine’s Day.
Start celebrating Valentine’s Day in the afternoon with delicious pastries, tea and finger sandwiches. The Assembly House in Norwich is running the Valentine’s Day Pink Tea on the 14th and 15th February so treat your loved one to an afternoon tea “with an extra dash of romance”.
Looking for a peaceful walk for just you and your partner? The Norfolk Coast Path is ideal. With plenty to see and do, including cycling paths, rock pooling, and national attractions such as Holkham Hall, there’s something for everyone. Or you can just walk the dog.
Want to be a bit more adventurous? Try Geocaching. It’s a free and fun treasure hunt that only requires your mobile phone or a GPS device. A perfect way to further explore the Norfolk countryside!
The award-winning production of Calendar Girls the Musical will be on at the Theatre Royal Norwich during the Valentine’s period. Written by Tim Frith and Gary Barlow this West End hit is a must see for theatre fans, and something fun to do with your partner.
Barnham Broom is hosting a glamorous Great Gatsby themed soiree with a prize of £200 bar tab for the best dressed table. Guests can expect a special “Prohibition cocktail” upon arrival and a two course meal followed by music provided by the resident DJ. This party is the perfect excuse to get your glad-rags on this Valentine’s Day.
Want your Valentine’s to have a groovy, comedy twist? Check out Brutus Gold’s Love Train at the Open in Norwich. Proclaimed as being the “ultimate interactive disco show”, this party is a must for people who love to boogie.
How about an afternoon tea with a difference? The Birdcage pub in Norwich is holding a special Valentine’s evening with platters of fish and chips comes from award winning Grosvenor’s Fish Bar, just across the road - and with a bottle of Prosecco for your table as well. Book with them to enjoy this unique experience within their romantically transformed ballroom.
Hiring a boat on the Norfolk Broads is the perfect day, or weekend, getaway. Take in the beautiful Norfolk countryside together, stop off at some pubs along the way and in the evening enjoy some star gazing. This is a truly romantic and serene experience.