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ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE'S DAY IDEAS

Valentine’s Day will be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make an effort in lockdown!

Read all about our alternative ways to celebrate below…

EXPERIENCE A VIRTUAL EVENT

Try something new for your Valentine’s night in.

WELSH WINE TASTING

Celebrate St Valentine’s with Loving Welsh Food’s Welsh Wine Tasting & Welshcakes online experience on Friday 12th February 2021 at 19:00.

“Invite a friend for free” and enjoy an evening with someone you love. Savour some refreshing Welsh wine and meet Robb Merchant, owner of Whitecastle vineyard.

Who doesn’t love a warm welshcake? Sian Roberts, from Loving Welsh Food, will be sharing top tips on how to make delicious chocolate & orange welshcakes. Sit back, relax and find out more about the wines, welshcakes and… Wales!Tickets cost £15.00 + booking fee (1 ticket covers whole household) buy online here.

WATCH A LIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT – FROM HOME!

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama presents online premieres of three new productions from the College’s very own Richard Burton Company. The #InCamera series presents, The Moors, Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act and Twelfth Night Remembered.

The college also have a classical music series called #LiveFromTheDora, featuring international artists live streamed from RWCMD’s Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall.

  • 12th February 2021 07:30pm: SCHUBERT SONG SERIES: IAN BOSTRIDGE & ANTONIO PAPPANO
  • 21st February 2021 11:00am: STEINWAY INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES: CLARE HAMMOND

View a full production schedule here. Tickets for all shows and concerts: £5.

CAN’T DECIDE WHAT MOVIE TO WATCH? TRY OUT THE ‘EVERYMAN RECOMMENDS’ QUIZ!

Their doors may be closed for now but Everyman Cinema would like to say we know a thing or two about the best films to watch – whatever the occasion! So we’ve put together some watch lists inspired by the new activities and habits that we’ve taken up during lockdown.

Maybe you’ve become the new master chef of your household or maybe you’ve become an impromptu schoolteacher? Whatever the circumstance, they have the film for you! Take the quiz here.

GIFT GIVING

The following gifts are all safe to purchase online, can be used after lockdown or enjoyed virtually!

GIFT VOUCHERS FOR GREY RESTAURANT AT HILTON CARDIFF

Hilton Cardiff

When restaurants can welcome guests again, you’ll want to make up for lost celebrations. Tell the special person in your life that you can’t wait to create special memories with them again soon by sending a gift voucher for an extraordinary dining experience at Grey Restaurant.

Choose from Afternoon Tea with Prosecco or Champagne or surprise someone with a Bottomless Prosecco Brunch to enjoy soon. Monetary vouchers are also available, which can be used towards a staycation break at Hilton Cardiff.

Gift vouchers can be purchased online here and sent via email or by post.

GIFT VOUCHERS FOR EVERY OCCASION AT THE VALE RESORT

The Vale Resort

For a luxurious present this Valentine’s Day, Vale Resort gift vouchers are the ideal gift for a loved one who really has got everything.

Our gift vouchers offer something for everyone, whether you’re treating mum to a full day of pampering, your friend to a spa treatment in Wales’ largest day spa or your dad to a challenging golf break, we’re sure that whatever you choose, a Vale Resort gift voucher will be an experience to remember.

Gift vouchers can be purchased in three ways, as a downloadable e-voucher from the website, as a posted vouchers that can be sent directly to the purchaser or the recipient or you can purchase yours at either our hotel reception, spa desk or golf pro shop desk.

WHITE WATER RAFTING VOUCHERS AT CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER

Give them something to look forward to post-lockdown! Whether they’re a water sports aficionado or a complete novice, CIWW are bound to have the perfect activity to get hearts racing!

Why not treat them to a White Water Rafting or Canoeing session? (Perhaps not for the fainthearted) If they’re a little tamer, arrange a Stand up Paddle boarding Yoga course (yes, that’s a real thing)!

Purchase gift vouchers online here.

FEELING LUCKY? TAKE PART IN THE ST DAVID’S SHOPPING CENTRE ‘FEEL THE LOVE’ COMPETITION!

Each week this month, they’ll be running a giveaway to share the love and spoil you! Head to their website at 10am every Monday throughout February to discover the latest prizes up for grabs.

Click here and fill in the form.

FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

No date night is complete without a slap-up meal.

A TASTE OF CARDIFF

Fancy impressing your partner with something home-cooked?

Check out our ‘Taste of Cardiff’ blog, full of recipes from restaurants in the City! So get creative, get cooking, and experience the sights, smells and taste of Cardiff’s culinary charm from home.

TAKEAWAYS

Pho Cafe Cardiff

Prefer to order in? No problem, here’s a small insight into the many restaurants in the city still open for takeaway! Get searching Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

  • THE GRAZING SHED
  • PHO CAFÉ
  • HONEST BURGERS
  • DUCHESS OF DELHI

Or for something a little different, order a ‘Fresh Pasta Kit’ from Bella Italia and enjoy cooking it together at home! Prepare a delicious Italian meal for two or four people with fresh pasta and artisan sauces, made fresh daily by theirfriends at La Tua Pasta. Spoil that foodie, treat a friend (or yourself), or simply enjoy a date night in with a perfect Italian fresh pasta dish.


Why not get some date night inspiration ready for when the COVID19 restrictions have loosened? Check out our blog here.