Valentine’s in Nottinghamshire – Inspiration


Valentine’s Day traditionally divides opinion, but in truth who doesn’t like a good excuse to splash out and treat the person you love? There are a number of fabulous Valentine’s Day Dinner Offers available, but if you’re feeling a little stuck for inspiration we have pulled together a whole host of events in Nottinghamshire to give you some ideas for making the day extra special.

Whether you prefer a classic candlelit dinner, an amorous adventure or a romantic ramble there will be something to match your tastes…

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea at The Tropical Butterfly House

butterfly teaThe Tropical Butterfly House is a hidden gem of the East Midlands and perfect for animal lovers or those who want to try something a little exotic.

Share an exquisite Valentine’s afternoon tea for two in the Butterfly Cafe and then take a wander around the resort meeting meercats, peacocks, porcupines, wallabies, and of course butterflies.

Just 5 minutes from the M1 (junction 31) and with free car parking, its easy to get to!




Valentine’s Day Cruise

princesscruiseEncountering a city from a brand new viewpoint can be a magical experience to share and this is an evening set to be like no other in town.
Dine on a delicious three course meal while watching the Nottinghamshire countryside as you sail along the Trent with a Princess Valentines Cruise.
They even offer a rose for the ladies, a complimentary drink from the bar for the gentlemen and a bottle of wine to share!



Valentine’s Dinner & Dance to Michael Buble Tributedownload

Dress up to the nines and transport you and your date back to a classic era of romance at the beautiful Lakeside Restaurant.

Enjoy a delicious three course meal while crooner Lawrence Penn sings the swinging tunes of Michael Buble and then take to the dance floor for a romantic spin with your sweetheart.






Valentine’s Day at The Malt Cross

val maltThis year The Malt Cross is hosting two exquisite events for Valentine’s.

If you and your partner are united over a penchant for the juniper spirit then their gin and food pairing will be right up your street! Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival with live acoustic guitar music while you taste four unusual gins paired with delicious canapes and explore the atmospheric sandstone caves.

For a more traditional but equally unique evening, choose the three course meal with a glass of Prosecco on the balcony of the historic and beautiful music hall.




TeamSport Karting

teamkartIf you and your date prefer a bit of action and a spot of friendly competition, you may want to get your adrenaline levels soaring at this 750m, multi level kart track. Race around the state of the art circuit, jam packed with long straights, 15 corners, nail biting hairpins and hair raising flyovers.

Loser buying dinner? Why not finish off with a bite to eat at the Gourmet Snack Bar while watching the race go by. Certainly a date to remember!


Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory

SnowdropsPerhaps you want to avoid the crowds and couples and would prefer to steal away with your darling to the countryside. Get out of the city and take a romantic walk around the wintry gardens at Hodsock Priory.

Every year the gardens and woodland become carpeted in delicate snowdrops, creating an atmospheric sensory retreat into the beauty of nature. Top off your wander with some delicious locally produced food, served at the Marquee Tea Rooms.


Please note, booking is advised for all venues and dates may vary. Please check each listing for full details.

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Posted on 27 January 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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