Valentine’s Day is looming and you’re still trying to plan what to do on the big day? Well here at JD we’re making sure you’ve got it covered, with some great date ideas for the awaited 14th February! From wildlife parks to escape rooms, vintage tea tours to the National Botanical Gardens, we’ve got as range of ideas to ensure this Valentine’s day is one to remember for you and your loved one. Read on to also find out how you could WIN this Valentine’s Day!
It may not be a place you’d think of going for Valentine’s day, but if you’ve done the usual meal out or drinks before, then why not change it up this year by taking a trip to the zoo or a wildlife park and sharing the Valentine’s experience with some wonderful animals! Here’s some of our top picks to take a day trip to this Friday:
Why not inject a bit of culture into your Valentine’s Day? From a walk around the RHA Gallery to trip out on the Lough Key Boats (weather permitting), you can really get to know each other whilst getting to know some history…or if you can a row a rowing boat.
- Sean’s pub, Athlone- Ireland’s oldest pub
- RHA Art Gallery, Dublin
- National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
- Lough Key Boats, Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon
Now who doesn’t love an activity date, especially those who find themselves with a competitive partner! This is a great way to have some real fun with each other and some healthy competition is always good. So can you escape from King John’s Dungeon or become a master of the arcades? Or maybe you’d like a more relaxed atmosphere at The International Comedy Club! There’s a host of entertaining activity dates you can do this Valentine’s Day.
- Smithwicks Tour, Kilkenny
- The International Comedy Club, Dublin
- Movie at The Light House, Dublin
- Token Retro Arcades, Dublin
- Palas Cinema, Galway
- Escape, Limerick –
- The Great Escape, Waterford
And when all else fails, go for the classic as no one will say no to an evening on fine dining. But to mix it up, we’ve found a varied offering of places to tickle your taste buds. Hyde Bar in Galway offers a classic romantic aesthetic full of flowers, greenery and floral designs, definitely an ‘instagramable’ location. However if you’re still after something a little different, try La Peniche in Dublin, a floating restaurant on a canal boat along the Grand Canal.
- The Blind Pig, Dublin
- Vintage Tea Tours, Dublin
- Isaacs, Cork
- La Peniche, Dublin – Floating river restaurant
- Hyde Bar, Galway
Now if you really want to make this Valentine’s Day special, you could WIN a Valentine’s Day Hamper to Two! All you have to do is download the app and sign up to JDX to enter!