AS THE most romantic day of the year approaches, it’s time to start planning ahead for that special someone in your life, because let’s face it, a box of chocolates and a single red rose with a cute roses are red, violets are blue poem just won’t cut it!

Push the boat out and really spice things up with your better half this Valentine’s Day, show them how much they really mean to you and make it one to remember.

So, whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a pair of chirpy lovebirds, here are ten things to do this Valentine’s Day with your partner in crime:

RECREATE YOUR FIRST DATE

Some first dates can be complete disasters, but hey, if you’re still together, it couldn’t have been that bad right? Maybe it was a cheap meal out, or a drink at your local. Either way, reminisce the moment you first set your eyes on each other and feel those butterflies flutter again.

DO A COUPLE’S CLASS OR EXPERIENCE TOGETHER

Ever fancied giving indoor skydiving, quad biking or paintballing a go? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to bond over exciting activities, and if you do almost end up falling out over a close range paintball shot to the leg, a smooch could let you off the hook, just this once.

BOOK AN OVERNIGHT STAY WITH A ROMANTIC SETTING

There are lots of romantic boutique hotels and spas dotted across the UK which would be the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine’s night-away. With numerous spa vouchers, special deals and packages available, booking in advance will often save you money, so make sure you get in there quick!

CUDDLE UP IN FRONT OF AN OPEN FIRE

Cuddle up with your better half in front of a warm crackling fire, glass of wine in one hand and home cooked dinner in the other … does it get much more romantic than this?! Extend the burn time of your fire and really make the most of your ‘you time’ with Firemizer.

BOUNCE LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING

Fancy a date with a difference? Leap into each other’s arms at one of the UK’s premier trampoline parks, Jump 360. With a complimentary Polar Krush refreshment and a red rose to end your evening of fun, this is definitely one to consider this Valentine’s Day!

COCKTAIL MAKING MASTER CLASS

Do you know what’s better than drinking cocktails? Making them! This is the perfect activity for new couples that don’t quite fully know each other yet, and will without a doubt end in hiccups and tears of laughter. This is also a great opportunity to learn about your partner’s skills in the kitchen.

LAST MINUTE GETAWAY

Mini holiday breaks are so much better when they’re last minute spontaneous decisions. Find a late deal and book a return for two without thinking twice! From Budapest and Rome to Paris and Berlin, you’ll find some brilliant deals and experience a romantic trip of a lifetime.

DIY GIFTS

Remember, whilst being showered with expensive luxury gifts is amazing, you don’t have to break the bank to make your other half smile. It’s the thought that counts, so why not attempt to make a hand-made gift this Valentine’s Day? There’s plenty of inspiration and ideas on Pinterest!

TREASURE HUNT

Treasure hunts aren’t just for kids… leave notes for your lover to lead them to a surprise – why not pop the first clue in their work bag, and send clues throughout the day via text? End the hunt with a location or a special gift, that’ll really put a smile on their face.

TAKE A HIKE WITH A DIFFERENCE

Love your other half as much as you love the outdoors? Why not go for a picturesque walk in the countryside with a Valentine’s themed picnic. Take a bottle of bubbly, some luxury chocolates, some heart shaped sandwiches, and hey! This might also be the right time and place to pop the question! There are plenty of beautiful locations across the UK, so the sky is your limit.

What would your perfect Valentine’s date look like?

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