Love is in the Hampshire air this Valentine’s Day

January 23, 2020

Love is in the Hampshire air this Valentine’s Day with a variety of romantic activities that will have couples falling in love all over again. Make this love-filled occasion more than a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers, spend some quality time together at some of Hampshire’s Top Attractions…

Marwell Zoo
Marwell Zoo

Since Go Ape opened its doors in 2001, there have been over 12 engagements and even a wedding. Looking for an alternative date this year? At Go Ape, adventure is guaranteed and couples can get their pulses racing by swinging through the trees like the real Tarzan and Jane!

Love is in the air at Emirates Spinnaker Tower this February – literally, 100 metres in the air! Spend Valentines sharing a platter of delicious treats with your loved one, looking out across the romantic views of the night sky and sparkling harbour lights.

This Valentine’s Day visit the largest rose in Hampshire – the Mary Rose, the flower of all ships that ever sailed! Wander through her galleries, discover objects from Tudor England, and experience the world of life at sea in the time of Henry VIII!

Excitement is building at the Watercress Line as it gears up to welcome the record-breaking Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam locomotive in the world, for the first time this February!

Cosy up at Marwell Zoo this Valentine’s Day. Spend the day with your loved ones, walk hand in hand through Tropical House, and get toasty with a hot chocolate in one of the cafes. With hundreds of animals across 140 acres of parkland, there’s plenty for lovebirds to enjoy.

The Mary Rose
The Mary Rose

Take a romantic stroll through Mottisfont’s gardens, full of seasonal splendour. The specially-planted winter garden is full of vibrant colours and subtle fragrance from sweet-scented blossom, while snowdrops sparkle beside riverside pathways. Pop inside one of the cafés to share a cream tea or other sweet treats.

Love is in the fresh air at New Forest Activities this Valentine’s Day. Why not jump into a canoe for two and enjoy a gentle meander on the Beaulieu River? Fancy yourself a modern-day Cupid? Why not ignite your love for Archery together instead. Or, connect with nature (as well as each other) on a bike ride through the beautiful New Forest National Park. Adventure together in the great outdoors this Valentine’s Day.

At Whitchurch Silk Mill you can plan the perfect day out for two, where you can spend time together, enjoy a great walk on the Mill trail, and find a wow view as two rivers flow into one. You’ll find everything you need for an extra special Valentine’s Day at this very special place.

Happily single or blissfully in love this Valentine’s Day, make it one of laughter with a visit to Theatre Royal Winchester to see stand-up comedian and Father Ted star, Ardal O’Hanlon, with his show The Showing Off Must Go On. Armed with comedy as his best emergency response to today’s extreme events, such as identity politics, the end of truth and peak avocado.

Visit the Isle of Wight and indulge the senses, explore new tastes and uncover the romance of illuminated woodland at Robin Hill’s Spirit of the Orient this February. Those with a taste for adventure this Valentines should try Tapnell Farm’s ‘dine & stay’ package which even includes a ride in a Tuk Tuk – what a great way to explore the Island!

Robin Hill’s illuminated woodland
Robin Hill’s illuminated woodland

Uncover the romance of Robin Hill’s illuminated woodland this Valentine’s Day at the award-winning Spirit of the Orient from the 14th – 22nd February. Take a romantic stroll beneath glistening lights, toast marshmallows on the brassier or share a bottle of bubbly next to the ponds. There’s even a Valentines bundle ticket upgrade available!

History lover? Enjoy a romantic stroll at the 18th century shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful surroundings before travelling back in time in the Maritime Museum. Round off your romantic visit with a cream tea in the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms.

Bowl over the one you love at Riverside Bowl with their incredi-bowl Valentines Day Special. Enjoy 2 games of bowling, and a drink from our selected menu for only £24.00

Spend Valentine’s Day at Jane Austen’s House. Visitors on 14 February can celebrate romance alongside their own Mr Darcy or Lizzie Bennet, take a turn ‘round the garden – and enjoy discounted admission along with a Valentine’s Day cream tea at Cassandra’s Cup tearoom.