Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day routine? Shake things up this February with a dose of excitement!
Forget the usual dinner dates and movie nights – we’re diving into fresh, fun, and offbeat activities that will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
With recommendations of properties for two nearby – this blog is all you need to plan your Valentine’s trip that’s anything but ordinary.
1. Hot Air Balloon Rides
Whether the sun is rising or setting, the scenes are equally impressive. So, why not ditch the usual and soar above this picturesque corner of the country for an outstanding celebration?
With prices starting from £124*, you also get a champagne toast, 3-4 hour experience, a luxury gift wallet and a personalised flight certificate!
2. Via Ferrata
For couples seeking an exhilarating and adventurous day out in the Lake District, the Via Ferrata is a thrilling experience, located at the head of Honister Pass. This is a perfect activity for those looking to inject a bit of excitement into their romantic escapade.
The panoramic views of the surrounding valley only add to the romance of the experience, making the Via Ferrata an ideal choice for couples looking to embark on an adrenaline-pumping journey together.
Properties Nearby: Buttermere
3. Alpaca Walking
Switch things up this Valentine’s Day with a down-to-earth and amusing activity – alpaca walking in the Lake District. It’s a low-key yet entertaining way to spend time together, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lake District.
There is a variety of different locations where you can walk these animals:
- Alpacaly Ever After – 5 locations – £40 per Adult*
- Wreay Syke Alpacas – Kendal – £25 per Adult*
- Wastwater Alpaca Trekking – Wasdale – £25 per Adult*
- Bardsea Alpacas – Ulverston – £28.50 per Adult*
- Willow Lane Alpacas – Grange-over-Sands – Prices quoted on request
(Pricing eg. Children/groups and further info available on the linked websites above)
4. Wild swimming
Wild swimming in the Lake District is popular for those looking to ditch the traditional pool experience. Ullswater is a go-to spot, known for its clear waters and surrounded by scenic hills.
With its cascading waterfalls and clear pools, Rydal Falls provides a peaceful setting for a thrilling yet serene wild swimming experience. If you want a unique spot to visit this February, the Thirlmere natural infinity pool is a big hit with adventurers, featuring all over TikTok! View Here
These locations offer a raw and immersive wild swimming experience, perfect for couples or anyone wanting to dive into nature in the heart of the Lake District.
5. Lakeside Picnics
Pack a basket with your favourite treats and head to one of the many lakeside spots!
For a relaxed and romantic lakeside picnic, head to Friar’s Crag. Situated on the shores of Derwentwater, it offers great views of the lake and surrounding hills. Plenty of open space and benches make it an ideal spot to enjoy a simple yet intimate picnic.
Alternatively, Wray Castle on the shores of Lake Windermere offers a peaceful retreat with ample grassy areas for a relaxed picnic by the water. For a touch of history, Brantwood Gardens by Coniston Water provides a charming setting surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds.
6. Relaxing Spa Day
Amid all the adventurous options in this blog, taking it easy with a spa experience is a solid way to unwind with your partner. While it might not be the most out-of-the-box choice, it sure hits the spot for relaxation.
The region offers various spa retreat locations:
- Low Wood Bay Spa – Windermere – from £49 per person*
- The Swan Hotel & Spa – Newby Bridge – From £40 per person*
- Lodore Falls – Keswick – from £50 per person*
7. Segway tours
Try something different with a Segway tour at Cartmel’s Lakeland Segways from £30*. It’s a fun and unique way to explore the stunning scenery, cruising effortlessly with your partner.
Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest is another fantastic location for Segway tours. Unfortunately, they’re tucked away until spring 2024. Although unavailable this Valentine’s, it’s still an activity worth experiencing. So, mark it down for a future adventure once they’re back in action!
This February, ditch the usual Valentine’s routine and try something different in the Lake District. Whether it’s an adventurous escapade or a relaxed lakeside picnic, break away from the norm and create memorable moments with your special someone. Make this Valentine’s one-of-a-kind by exploring unique experiences in the charm of the Lake District.
*Prices updated 14/01/2024, subject to change on external websites.