Are you planning on buying your other half a box of Milktray and cheap(er) roses, from Aldi this Valentine’s?
Can you not bear the thought of another year of grabbing “dinner and a movie? Think outside the box this Valentine’s Day with our Top Five Valentine’s Day Dates, in Dublin!
Love Gone Wild in Dublin Zoo!
Price: from €13.20
Why don’t you go to Dublin Zoo this weekend and meet with the amazing Keepers, who will be doing special ‘love’ themed talks about courtship and breeding? PLUS you can learn how the animals like to do it in the wild! Save the queue and book your tickets online, here.
TIP: Bring a romantic picnic for you and your SO to share!
Grab a Donut in Aungier Danger!
Cupcakes are no longer cool, dontcha know? Donuts are where it’s at people and you do-nut (see what I did there, eh?) just go anywhere for them.
Aungier Danger have firmly found their way into our bellies and our hearts (or at least the arteries leading to my heart). Make it special this year by going to their pop-up store in Arrnots! We recommend the Oreo-Marshmallow donut, or their special Valentine’s Day donut (covered in sherbet frosting and loveheart sweets!).
Take a stroll on Love Lane
Take a stroll down Dublin’s own Love Lane! This artist-made tiled wall is the perfect expression of Love. Walk hand in hand with your loved one, knowing you’re saving those pennies in your pocket (wink wink).
Couples Cocktail Masterclass!
Price: €30 per person
Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than alcohol, so why not book you and bae into a couple’s Cocktail Masterclass?Classes are running all over Dublin, but the South William Bar are offering a 2 hr class with a master mixologist, 3 cocktails AND a certificate to prove your skills. Make sure to pre book your place. Booze up!
Dirty Dancing at the Meeting House Square
End the evening with your Valentine at a free screening of Dirty Dancing in Temple Bar. This outdoor movie showing is a great way to spend time with your loved one. Pick up some chips, wrap up warm, bring a blanket and cuddle up under the canopies of the Meeting House Square.
TIP: Bring a flask of your favorite beverage, whether that be some yummy hot chocolate or something a little *cough* stronger *cough*.
So forget the flowers and leave the chocolates alone (they’re cheaper after Valentine’s anyways!) and try something different this February 14th!