Valentine’s Day in Birmingham
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so it’s time to start planning on the perfect way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.
Whether you’re a power couple that wants to do something a little off-piste from the typical loved-up events, or even looking for an anti-couple event if you’re a single pringle, Birmingham has plenty of things to steal your heart this Valentine’s.
From luxurious hotel stays to quirky events that’ll test your competitive side, here are the top seven ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Birmingham.
Bake a beautiful cake The Big Birmingham Bake
On your marks, get set, Bake!
If you’re looking to do something a little different this Valentine’s Day, why not put your baking skills to the test at The Big Birmingham Bake?
It’s the ultimate baking experience that’ll allow you to create your very own creation, all while working out who wears the pants in your relationship when it comes to baking.
You’ll have 90 minutes to perfect your bake as you compete against other teams within the tent.
So if you think you’ve got what it takes to become the couples’ champion, click here to find out more and book tickets.
Take a romantic stroll around the Botanical Gardens
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be based around spending lots of money, there are plenty of alternative options too.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of the most beautiful spots in the city for a romantic stroll. Filled with stunning seasons blooms, glasshouses and gorgeous gardens, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing date.
Create beautiful jewellery at The Quarter Workshop
Want to make each other a gift for Valentine’s Day? The Quarter Workshop is hosting a silver stacking ring workshop on February 13, giving you the chance to create your partner their very own ring.
During the four-hour class, you’ll be guided through making your own bespoke ring in the stunning Jewellery Quarter-based workshop.
And if you’re tying the knot in 2022, The Quarter Workshop also gives couples exclusive use of the workshop to create your wedding bands. What could be more romantic?
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Take a luxury staycation at Hampton Manor
Want to whisk your loved one away for Valentine’s? Then look no further than Hampton Manor.
Tucked away in the stunning Hampton-in-Arden, this gorgeous estate is the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.
Home to Smoke, run by Birmingham chef and Masterchef: The Professionals champion, Stuart Deeley, Hampton Manor offers luxury staycations just a short drive away from the city centre.
With walled gardens, 45 acres of woodland to roam and stylish rooms that give you time to relax and unwind, you can spend some quality time together at this sumptuous manor.
Wine and dine at some of Birmingham’s best restaurants
Birmingham is filled with plenty of stunning places to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day.
Whether it’s a fine dining experience at one of the city’s Michelin Star restaurants including Simpsons, cocktails at Madeleine Bar, or a romantic meal at Pasta di Piazza, you’re sure to find something to suit you.
Restaurants across the city are offering an array of seductive set menus for you to indulge in, so hurry up and book a table at one of your favourite restaurants.
Test your relationship skills at Escape Live
For couples who just don’t do the romance of Valentine’s or singles who want to escape the loved-up couples, why not head to Escape Live?
It’s a fantastic choice if you want something alternative to do from the Valentine’s norm, and with seven rooms to choose from - including two themed around Peaky Blinders - it’ll certainly put your communication skills to the test.
And if you’re flying solo this Valentine’s, why not gather up your friends to see if you can take on one of the award-winning rooms yourself.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to escape within the hour, click here to find out more about the rooms and book your slot.
Grab your girls together for Galentine’s at Flight Club
With all the talk of Valentine’s Day, we can’t forget Galentine’s Day!
This year, Flight Club Birmingham has got you covered with its popular Brunch Social that’s perfect for celebrating friendships (or even the single life) with your gal pals.
Featuring prosecco and bottomless pizza, you can enjoy Flight Club’s social darts as you battle it out for 60 minutes in your own private oche.
Perfect for groups of six or more the Brunch Social runs every Thursday and Sunday with one hour slots.
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