Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you want to try something different this year with your loved ones then Southampton has plenty to offer. Not only are there 100s of places to eat in and around the city but there are lots of other activities to do with your partner which aren’t your traditional Valentine’s day go-to’s. Read on for some alternative inspiration of what to do this Valentine’s day.
Test Your Skills At An Escape Rooms
Like solving puzzles and clues? Then try one of the many escape rooms available around the city. Grab your partner (or a group of you), be immersed in a story and work together to escape the room before the time runs out. These are guaranteed fun designed for thrill-seekers and can reinforce the power of teamwork!
Score A Strike At Bowling!
If you have a competitive streak, then a friendly game of bowling at Hollywood Bowl is sure to make your day more enjoyable. There are lots of offers for students and groups so you can even bring the kids and make a family day out of it!
If you don’t like bowling you can chill out in the arcade – think air hockey, pool, simulator games and the classic penny pushers! Win tickets which can be exchanged for prizes at the kiosk or save them up and come back to win more another day. Afterwards, you can grab a bite to eat or a drink at the Hollywood Diner.
Visit God’s House Tower
Try something completely different and explore Southampton’s history by visiting the newly opened arts and heritage venue God’s House Tower. Set over four floors, follow the journey of this historic venue through exhibitions, galleries and talks. Have a coffee and a pastry in the Hoxton Bakehouse on the ground floor or get involved in workshops taking place over the weekend.
Go To A Gig
Take advantage of Southampton’s lively music scene, with so many genres of music, from rock and pop to DJs and cabaret there is something to suit everyone’s musical preference! Or why not go for something different, support your local artists and you never know they may end up being your favourite band. So get your glad rags on and dance the night away with your loved ones. Try out:
Get Arty With Pottery Painting
Something for the creative couples – pottery painting! Find My Pottery Studio on the first floor in The Marlands Shopping Centre relaxing and unwind by painting your own plates, mugs, teapots and more. A special way to mark the day by having something to remember for years to come. Booking isn’t essential and you pay for what you paint, but we would recommend booking to secure your spot.