How to have a romantic Valentines Day in Manchester England

The vibrant cosmopolitan city of Manchester has all the right ingredients for a Valentine’s Day to remember. Whether you want to impress your Valentine’s date with your knowledge of art or dance the night away, there is a lot to do in Manchester.

Here are the best places in Manchester to go on a date this Valentine‘s day:

True romantic

For the romantic at heart, hold hands as you wander around Manchester’s Valentine’s Market in Piccadilly gardens. There is also a flower market where you can surprise your date by buying her a pretty bouquet.

Next take a lazy afternoon drive to the award winning Red House Farm tea rooms. Enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea made with delicious locally sourced products from the farm.

For a relaxed afternoon together, visit the Manchester Gallery and view some fantastic art or be amazed by the Tutankhamen exhibition.

Break those first date nerves

Having a laugh together is the perfect way to get to know each other more. Giggle as you fall over at Manchester’s Chill Factore, an indoor ski and snowboard centre. Test your skills on the UK’s longest real snow ski slope for a fun-packed date.

It sports aren’t your thing then make like Tom Cruise, with a cocktail class at The Hard Rock Café. Have fun as you learn to mix cocktails whilst having a cheeky sample of them all.

Shop your heart out

Swing by the Trafford Centre and join Alexander Stewart on the Orient Stage for an afternoon of sexy jazz and romantic ballads. It is one of the UK’s biggest and best shopping malls and offers lots of entertainment too.

They say the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, but the way to a girl’s is through shopping! The Trafford Centre has over 200 stores, including 8 jewelers, so there is no better time to spoil your girl.

To finish up you could share a box of popcorn at the Odeon, go bowling and grab a bite to eat one of over 46 food outlets. From Sushi to fish and chips, there will be something to satisfy both of you. The Trafford Centre has everything for a great date, all under one roof.

Dining out

Deciding where to eat in Manchester is difficult as you’re spoilt for choice.

Fine dine in Michelin starred celebrity chef Michael Caines’ Abode, enjoy the intimate sushi dining area of Sapporo Teppanyaki or have ghoulish fun at The Hellfire restaurant.

If you really want to splash out on a night to remember, Second Floor restaurant have a romantic offer for two. A luxury five course champagne dinner, including a ride on the Wheel of Manchester, is only £90/US$143 per couple. The fashionable Second Floor restaurant has glass walls overlooking the sights of Manchester. Gazing across the night sky, your date will feel on top of the world.

Go out dancing

Head to Tiger Tiger a fashionable place and popular hangout of Manchester celebrities. Tiger Tiger have over six bars you can take your pick from. Strutt you stuff in the psychedelic Groovy Wonderland bar or share a kiss in the sumptuous surroundings of the Moroccan styled Kaz Bar.

Tiger tiger also has Lucky Voice karaoke pods to rent by the hour. You can enjoy a sing song in a private pod for just the two of you. You can choose from 6000 songs so It’s a perfect time to serenade your lover.

Take her breath away

No visit to Manchester would be complete without a romantic ride on The Wheel of Manchester. An eye in the sky, you can view the amazing sights of Manchester from 60m in the air and take in the breathtaking views. Planning to propose? A VIP capsule, complete with glass floor and champagne on ice, is sure to thrill in more ways than one.

Sweet dreams

As a perfect end to a magical evening, book The Lowery hotel’s Valentines special. Nothing say’s ‘I love you’ more than their deluxe king size bedroom scattered with rose petals. The Lowery’s champagne and heart shaped chocolates, followed by breakfast in bed the next morning, is as romantic as it gets.

It doesn’t matter what your budget is, Manchester is a great place to be on Valentine’s Day. Whatever your ideas of a dream date, it’s sure to be found in Manchester on February 14th. Have fun on your date.