I am a fan of Valentine's Day because especially during winter it's nice to have something to look forward to. I don't think it's just a day for couples either. Whether you are in a relationship, want to shower someone with platonic love or just treat your single self to something because you deserve it too why not plan something lovely in for February 14th.
Organise dinner and champagne with a view or an exciting activities or adventure- whatever you do, do something different and special this Valentines day to build meaningful memories that last a lifetime.
Want some ideas? Check out these offerings from Red Letter Days, making life more interesting since 1989.
Tasting Menu Kitchen Table Experience by Great British Menu Chef Andrew Sheridan for Two at 8, Was £200, Now £155
Prepare for immersive dining and arguably one of the most interactive and innovative dining experiences in Birmingham. 8 offers a unique kitchen table dining experience that will wow any foodie.
Sit down at a modern L-shaped counter which seats eight couples and features spotlights at each place setting. From there, prepare to be taken on a phenomenal culinary journey.
The story of 8 is cleverly narrated throughout with an alluring tasting menu created by Great British Menu chef, Andrew Sheridan. Feel fully immersed with a fine dining event which is a celebration of quality local produce.
Three Course Dinner with Bottle of Wine at Pasta Evangelists at Harrods for Two, Was £160, Now £110
See a passion for authentic Italian cuisine served up on a plate at Pasta Evangelists in the iconic Harrods store in London. Bringing fresh, homemade pasta to the heart of the city, you can enjoy three courses from this excellent menu for two people, experiencing top quality dining while in the relaxed and lavish setting of the dining hall.
Select a starter, main and dessert from the set menu, full of dishes bursting with flavour and freshness. Share a bottle of wine while you dine, the perfect accompaniment to this special meal for two.
Seven Course Tasting Menu at MICHELIN Starred Galvin La Chapelle for Two, £250
Take delight in a memorable fine dining experience for two at Galvin La Chapelle in London's Spitalfields. Savour delicious French cuisine from the Menu Gourmand. Tuck into seven mouth-watering courses from this expertly crafted tasting menu.
Located within a beautiful Grade II-listed building, the One MICHELIN Star restaurant is stylish and elegant. Savour a variety of exquisite flavours with dishes such as lasagne of Dorset crab and pea shoots, wild mushroom risotto, Scottish roasted beef sirloin, truffle brie meaux and apple tarte with Normandy crème fraiche. Indulge in this lavish culinary experience for two and get ready to enjoy some authentic French flavours crafted from the finest ingredients.
Brunch for Two with Bottomless Prosecco at Mrs Fogg's Dockside Drinkery and Distillery, £90
Enjoy a meal to remember with this brunch experience for two with bottomless prosecco at Mrs Fogg’s Dockside Drinkery & Distillery. Located in London’s Liverpool Street, this quirky cocktail bar has the charm of an old dockside tavern that makes it perfect for a fun and unique brunch experience.
Choose from a selection of brunchtime favourites with a twist, enjoying two courses of delicious food, then wash it down with 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco to really get the fun times started.
A Four Course London Dinner Cruise for Two - Special Offer, Was £158, Now £126
Enjoy a tranquil River Thames cruise for two and experience the London from the serenity of the water. Receive a glass of fizz on arrival before settling in at your table to enjoy your evening. Relax with a delectable four-course dinner each whilst taking in a striking view of London’s famous landmarks.
Spot the London Eye, Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament with the stylistic accompaniment of a live performer. The sophisticated atmosphere, the twinkling lights of the city and wonderful food make this the perfect experience to spend some quality time together.
Crystal Maze LIVE Experience for Two - Week round, Was £120, Now £93.75
Solve mysteries, tackle physical challenges and put problem-solving skills to the test with the utterly immersive Crystal Maze LIVE Experience in the West End. Take along a fellow gameshow enthusiast and relive the glory the days, navigating through four themed zones: Futuristic, Aztec, Medieval and Industrial and completing a series of exciting games and tasks along the way.
Prepare for epic mayhem and race against the clock to the collect as many crystals as possible. The aim of the game? As a team successfully complete as many tasks as possible to earn more time in the infamous Crystal Dome where the carnage continues in the final test to collect tokens as they whirl around above.
The Harvey Nichols Wine Flight for Two, £40
Whether you prefer crisp white wine, full-bodied reds, a glass of fizz or port, the experts at Harvey Nichols will take you on a journey of discovery with a wine flight experience for two.
Available at Knightsbridge - London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, head to the location most convenient for you and enjoy a 90 minute wine tasting experience with light nibbles.
Try six wines from their bestselling own label collection with each wine chosen by experts and bottled exclusively for Harvey Nichols. A brilliant treat for two, you'll come away with a new-found appreciation for wines.
Whiskey Masterclass for Two at a Gordon Ramsay Restaurant, £120
Discover the rich history of one of the world's favourite spirits with a whisky masterclass for two at a Gordon Ramsay Restaurant.
Available at various Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, head to the spot best for you and be greeted with a Whisky Highball on arrival - the perfect way to kick things off. Then, let the expert mixologists guide you through the masterclass, walking you through the history of whisky from around the world and delving into five different whiskies.
Enjoy tastings during the class so that you can discover some distinct flavour profiles and finish with an iconic Old Fashioned each.
Puppy Yoga with Bottomless Prosecco for Two with Puply, £99
Relax with a limbering stress reducing yoga class and play with puppies in an experience for two. Socialise with loads of playful puppies and enjoy a session of the best form of relaxation and exercise with this fusion of puppies and yoga at Puply.
Experience the countless benefits of yoga from clarity of mind, improved physical and mental health, as well as the joyful experience of playing with puppies. Recharge afterwards with bottomless prosecco too.
Create Your Own Molecular Cocktail for Two at ABQ London, £76
Get ready to create unique alcoholic drinks down at London’s first interactive molecular cocktail making experience for two. Take to the secretive RV location similar to that of Breaking Bad itself to create wild, wacky and experimental cocktails.
Make use of the on-site paraphernalia on the RV from foam and dry ice to help create the most unique and unusual cocktails possible. Enjoy the interactive experience and work alongside the scientists on board to create one-of-a-kind drinks.
Wilderness Retreat at Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa for Two, £158
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday with a spa day for two at Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa. Tucked away in a birch forest on the edge of a picture-perfect lake in Otley, Yorkshire, this unique hotel and spa is a wonderful place to get back to nature and soothe your senses.
Enjoy three hours of access to the spa’s facilities, whether it’s taking a dip in the 11-metre heated indoor swimming pool, sitting back in the steam room or sauna, looking out over the lake from the outdoor hot tub, or taking some time for yourself in the lakeside tepee relaxation area.
For even more indulgence, head to a private treatment room where an experienced therapist will take away those aches and pains, with your choice of 50-minute massage, facial, body scrub, manicure or pedicure. What could be better?
THE COMFORTER? One Hour Full Body Hot Chocolate Scrub and Rose Serum Massage for Two at LUSH Spas, £200
Unwind in style with a unique spa experience for two people at a LUSH Spas location in the UK. With this package, you’ll get to enjoy The Comforter? spa treatment, a 60-minute indulgent treat that tempts all the senses.
Start off with an indulgent hot chocolate body scrub to leave your skin silky smooth, followed by a delicate rose serum forearm massage to remove any tension and get rid of aches and pains.
Let go of all your worries in the ambient treatment room, lit with pink glowing starlight and with an upbeat soundscape filling the air. Tantalise your tastebuds with a sparkling cloud cocktail for the finishing touch that’s sure to leave a spring in your step.
Spa Day for Two with 40-Minute Treatment at Rena Spa at NYX Hotel London Holborn, £198
Get away from it all with a soothing spa day for two people at Rena Spa at NYX Hotel London Holborn. This contemporary hotel in the heart of London boasts its own modern spa, complete with all the facilities you could need to unwind and recharge your batteries, from a 13-metre Greco-Roman pool and state-of-the-art gym to a relaxing steam room and dry heat sauna.
If that’s not enough pampering for you, then head to a private treatment room and get ready to sink into a state of utter bliss with a 40-minute spa treatment chosen from a menu including massages, facials and body treatments. Plus, in the hotel’s vibrant restaurant, a delicious light lunch awaits to top off this wonderful spa day.
My Perfect Treat Spa Day at Macdonald Botley Park Hotel for Two – Weekends, £198
We all deserve time out to relax and unwind and what better destination than Macdonald Botley Hotel? Located in the heart of Hampshire, discover a peaceful haven to escape to for the day.
Receive a fluffy robe, towel and slippers on arrival and take advantage of blissful facilities like a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation lounge. Whatever the occasion, this is the perfect excuse to indulge in some longed for me-time.
Two Night Break in a Glamping Burrow in the Lake District, £199
Retreat to the peaceful Cumbrian countryside for a unique glamping escape in a glamping burrow. This quirky underground living space is concealed in lush landscape.
Equipped with electric and USB points, a toilet, central heating, a picnic table, deck chairs and a soft sleeping ledge, the cosy bolthole is perfect for a couple or a family of four to enjoy a short break away from home.
A sheltered patio area at the front provides the perfect spot for a BBQ, boasting magnificent views over Ullswater and the mountains beyond. Simply bring some camping gear (minus the tent) and settle in for two leisurely nights of bliss. Much larger than standard camping pods, a glamping burrow is the perfect option for those wanting to enjoy more space during their getaway.
One Night Golf Getaway for Two, £149.99
Know a golf enthusiast? This one night golf break is the ideal gift. With locations across the UK, from Hertfordshire to Lincolnshire, it offers the chance to relax and unwind whilst enjoying a round or two of golf at a nearby course!
No matter what the skillset, this experience is the perfect chance to brush up on existing skills or as an introduction into the world of golf. The following morning of the getaway awake to a delicious breakfast before heading out to explore the surroundings. This one night golf getaway is guaranteed to be above par.
Two Night Getaway to the Cotswolds for Two, £299.99
Discover one of the UK’s most quintessentially English and unspoilt areas with a two-night stay in the Cotswolds. Delight any enthusiastic traveller with the opportunity to explore magnificent, historic castles and stately homes, ancient limestone villages, stunning landscapes and exciting outdoor activities!
With so much to see and do, they’ll enjoy retreating at the end of each day in comfort and style. From cosy B&Bs to contemporary apartments – they can book the ideal location and date to suit them. Some stays even include a fancy dinner and indulgent breakfasts.
When it comes to British staycations, an escape to the Cotswolds truly outshines them all. Use the voucher details to browse an exciting range of charming locations with our simple online booking system.
Two Night Break in The Nest Tree House, £299.99
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a delightful two-night retreat in a genuine tree house. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Devon's Blackdown Hills, this cosy accommodation is the perfect getaway for a couple or for those seeking a serene location in the countryside to relax in.
The Nest Tree House is perched within a mature oak tree in ancient woodland. The spiral staircase leads to a haven of tranquility. Sit by the stove and warm up in colder weather or unwind on the balcony with a book in warmer months.
Spend a day walking along the breath-taking Jurassic Coast or visit one of numerous nearby attractions, including Diggerland, Wildwood Escot and much more. Get ready to enjoy a delightful getaway surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.
Overnight Stay in the Lake District, £125.99
Enjoy the chance to relax and unwind with a one-night getaway, surrounded by the peace and beauty of the Lake District National Park.
Stay at one of a tempting selection of elegant hotels. Delight in a magical night away in this scenic setting. Home to the largest lake and the highest peak in England, the Lake District really is a destination to put on the map.
This beautiful National Park is the second largest in the UK and the perfect place to experience the joys of the great outdoors. Head to Windermere for the chance to enjoy some thrilling watersports or visit one of many popular locations and enjoy family activities, hiking, literary history and explore charming villages and towns.
Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at The Langham London £166
Oozing with 1950s glamour, the elegant Palm Court restaurant at the opulent Langham London Hotel is the ultimate afternoon tea venue.
Serving the delicious afternoon treat since 1865, the 5* hotel is situated in the centre of the chic residential area of Marylebone.
Savour a mouth-watering selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones with a refreshing pot of tea or coffee served on ornate Wedgewood.
To make the occasion even more exquisite, enjoy a taste of luxury with a delectable glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV each. The Winner of the Best Tea Service at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, it guarantees a sumptuous experience in the heart of the bustling capital.
Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace for Two £156
Savour an afternoon tea the way the royals intended with this luxurious teatime spread for two at The Rubens at the Palace. Exuding luxury and opulence, this 5-star hotel in Central London is the epitome of fine taste and a true example of great British hospitality.
Enjoy a slice of British tradition with an afternoon tea in the Palace Lounge which was awarded the Commended Award of Excellence at 2018's Afternoon Tea Awards.
The Rubens brings nobility right to your table with an assortment of sandwiches with moreish fillings like coronation chicken, cucumber, Scottish smoked salmon and more!
Sweets treats included freshly baked scones with fruit preserve and clotted cream, cakes, pastries and Her Majesty's much-loved jam pennies, all served with a choice of tea from the extensive tea menu and a crisp glass of Lanson Brut Champagne.
East Somerset Railway Steam Train Trip with Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two, £76
Step on board a heritage steam train for a truly memorable day out for two. Seated in the splendidly preserved first class dining carriages, afternoon tea will be served with a chilled glass of prosecco as the train gently chuggs through the glorious Somerset countryside. Take in beautiful scenery as you travel from Cranmore along a five mile circular route lasting around 40 minutes.
Afternoon Tea for Two at 5 Star Hotel Gotham Manchester, £50
Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon tea at Hotel Gotham, a stunning listed building designed by Edwin Lutyens and shortlisted for Conde Nast Traveller's Best New Hotels in the World: Hot List 2016. The hotel is also the winner of the Coolest Boutique Hotel 2016 award.
Take a seat and get comfortable in their renowned Honey Restaurant and prepare to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, Manchester-style.
Begin by selecting a single-estate coffee or PMD speciality tea or tisane, to be served piping hot, before tucking into a tasty range of finger sandwiches. Following the savouries come the sweets – warm crumbling scones with jam and clotted cream and a range of homemade sweets and cakes, all freshly made on the premises and beautifully arranged.
Harvey Nichols knows how to serve a luxurious afternoon tea for two. Head to London - Knightsbridge, Bristol or Edinburgh to enjoy this decadent dining experience with a friend or loved one.
Delicate sandwiches and savoury bites will be served alongside miniature cakes and pastries for a sweet treat. An afternoon tea isn't complete without homemade scones served with fresh cream and Harvey Nichols preserves all served with a signature twist alongside speciality teas, coffees and infusions. Enjoy all of this while sipping on a crisp glass of Champagne - cheers!
Lovers Leap Bungee Jump for Two People, Was £198, Now £136
Bungee jumping is an adrenaline-pumping experience. Take the plunge with that special someone (or a friend if preferred) and rapidly descend from incredible heights whilst strapped together.
Following some all-important safety checks, rise to the top of a 160-foot crane in a cage lift. Once securely harnessed together, step out onto the platform and take a leap of faith to each experience the ride of a lifetime!
There is a chance to purchase footage of the jump at the end and a half bottle of Champagne is included so you can both toast the occasion. A bungee jump is an amazing experience to share with someone and is simply perfect for any budding daredevil.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving for Two at The O2, Was £199.98, Now £149.99
Experience the rush and excitement of a 12,000ft freefall in an indoors skydiving flight for two at The O2. Taking place with iFly, take on the thrilling challenge of skydiving from an indoor setting by stepping into the world class flight chamber.
Each flight chamber precisely mimics the exact feelings and sensations of real skydiving, so this is the perfect introductory experience for the aspiring skydiver. Receive a safety briefing and be geared up in all the best safety equipment before tackling the chamber. Once ready, then it's time to bravely step foot into the flight tunnel and experience the full force of a genuine sky dive without the fuss of jumping from a helicopter.
High Ropes and Zip Trek for Two at Gripped London, £89
Prepare yourself for some adventure with a trip to Gripped London in Hounslow. This family-friendly adventure park features a range of exhilarating activities to get even the bravest participants’ blood pumping. Start off with a climb up to the treetops to take on the challenging high ropes course.
Make your way through the route, tackling the tricky obstacles as you go, for an adventure that will put your head for heights to the test. Then strap into a harness and launch yourself onto the zip trek, a one-kilometre zip line that flies over the whole park, with thrilling speeds and stunning views.
6 Mile Blue Skies Helicopter Tour with Bubbly for Two, £79
Soar to great heights and soak up breathtaking views whilst flying at over 1000ft on an unforgettable helicopter tour. Choose from a variety of convenient locations across the UK and tune in for a full safety briefing before climbing aboard the chopper.
To add to an already lavish afternoon, enjoy a flute of fizz as the pilot points out the local landmarks. Marvel the scenic countryside from a bird’s eye view and don’t forget a camera for the perfect photo opportunity.
Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two People, £359.99
See the world from a new, breathtaking perspective with this phenomenal hot air balloon flight for two. Soaring above the clouds up to a height of 5000 feet, take in views in every direction of the British countryside and let the stresses of everyday fade away.
Before the flight, a fully qualified CAA pilot will go through all the safety instructions for hot air ballooning. The option is then presented to assist in getting the balloon prepared and inflated for the flight.
Set out on an unforgettable adventure, gazing at the views and taking incredible photos that are bound to be displayed proudly on the mantelpiece! After an hour’s flight, drift back to land and indulge in a refreshing glass of delicious champagne each. An extraordinary day unlike any other, that will want to be relived time and time again.
Triple Driving Legends Experience with High-Speed Passenger Ride for One, Was £307, Now £78
Give the gift that keeps on giving to the car fanatic in your life! This unforgettable day out is sure to be a spine-tingling adventure, take part in an essential safety briefing then on to the cars. With a collection of 60 cars to choose from this is a car aficionado’s dream: from Lamborghini Gallardo, Jaguar F-Type and Nissan GTR they’ll be something for everyone.
The three options chosen means 3 times the fun, and it doesn’t stop there. After 9 miles of testing the throttle, pace, and aero-dynamics of your favourite powerful four-wheeled wonder. Prepare for the ride of a lifetime with this high-speed passenger ride driven by none other than the Green Stig, talk about the gift that keeps on giving.
Especially for Him Gift Box, £49.99
Give him the gift of choice with thousands of UK-based experiences in one voucher. Treat him to an adrenaline rush with a muscle or supercar drive, a delightful lunch or evening meal or a tasty afternoon tea for two. Whatever takes his fancy, there are plenty of experiences for him to enjoy, so why not spoil him with an unforgettable experience.
Especially for Her Gift Box, £49.99
Give her the flexibility to choose from a range of exhilarating and relaxing experiences. Whether she is a pampered princess or a G.I. Jane, she is sure to find an experience to suit her. With thousands of days out to choose from, she can delight in a choice of afternoon tea, spa days, stadium tours, helicopter rides and much more. Treat her to a memorable experience.
Sparkling Afternoon Tea Gift Box, £49.99,
Add a touch of sparkle to some traditional treats with a fantastic choice of sparkling afternoon teas in venues throughout the UK. Tuck into fresh scones, cakes and nibbles in the heart of the city or admire the grandeur of a historic country house. Raise a glass and toast the occasion in style with a glass of bubbles. There is plenty to choose from with this voucher’s selection of experiences. Sit back and enjoy amazing hospitality, from stately visits to Coombe Abbey to tasty burgers in London Soho.
Ultimate Moments Gift Box, £129.99
Share an experience and make some memories with this gift voucher. Choose from hundreds of brilliant days out, short breaks and adventure experiences. Soar to dizzying heights in a helicopter, enjoy some fine dining with a trip to The Shard or relax with an indulgent spa experience. From relaxation to hair-raising thrills, there are plenty of experiences to be found throughout the UK. Escape from it all with an overnight break, enjoy an exhilarating ride on a zip line or take a supercar for a spin. There are plenty of unique experiences to get stuck into.
Action and Adventure Gift Box, £49.99
Discover a whole host of thrilling action and adventure experiences within this voucher. There are plenty of fantastic days out to be enjoyed in a choice of locations throughout the UK. Be blown away with an iFLY experience, take to new heights with a helicopter ride or enjoy the hum of an engine with an exhilarating race to the finishing line. Treat an adrenaline junkie to an unforgettable action-packed adventure, with the chance to ride a 4x4 off road, take a leap of faith with a bungee jump, dive in with a scuba experience and much more.
Ultimate Driving Gift Box, £99.99
Live the dream that every car enthusiast has fantasised about with an adrenaline fuelled drive around the tracks in the car of your choice. Feel the hum of the engine for a trip in the fast lane. With a variety of locations throughout the UK, there’s bound to be a heart pounding experience to get someone all revved up. From Ferraris, Aston Martin's and Lamborghini's to unique tank paintballing battles, or jump on a quad bike for a bumpy but thrilling ride. There are tons of engine fuelled experiences within this voucher to pick from.