Categories: things to do

Whether you want to treat your other half, celebrate "Galentines" with some pals or just brighten up someone's day, here's a few ideas to choose from which support local businesses at the same time. 

Give the gift of chocolate on a truffle making experience, Castlerock

Gather your significant other, or bestie and enjoy a truffle making class.  What better way to show your love than gifting home-made chocolate whilst making beautiful memories that will last longer than those delicious truffles!   More information and how to book.

Fall in love with an Alpaca at Cranfield, County Down

Head to Cranfield for a cuddly experience with Hugo or Coco, the alpacas and go for a stroll along the beach with your new furry friends.  After your walk, head back and feed the rest of the fluffy gang whilst enjoying a delicious, warming hot chocolate with marshmallows and fresh cream - and bring some tasty chocolate home with you too.  More information and how to book.

A Staycation with Bann River Cruises

Treat your loved one to a staycation with a difference this Valentine's Day and sail away on a Bann River Cruise for a few nights.  More information and details on how to book.

Benone Getaways Valentine's Retreat, Limavady 

Benone getaways valentines hot tub experience

Treat yourself to a night away in one of the luxury glamping pods, which include a private hot tub and fluffy robe & slippers! Wrap up and head for a walk on the nearby beach to build your appetite, before firing up the grill and tucking into sizzling sirloin steaks with your complimentary bottle of wine. Finish the night by warming yourselves beside the fire pit, toasting marshmallows. Adults only, based on two sharing. Available between 9th - 16th Feb 2022. Book online.

Valentine's Night at Slemish Market Supper Club, Sat 12th Feb, Cloughmills Co. Antrim

Tuck into yummy local food, and head for Incredible Edibles Cloughmills for a very special evening of stories, a delicious 6 course meal by chef Rob Curley and don't forget it's BYO! £70pp, contact them to book in advance.

South Lake does Valentine's Strictly & Afternoon Tea, Saturday 12th Feb, Craigavon

South Lake Does Valentine’s Strictly & Afternoon Tea

Taking place at South Lake Dance Studio, the dance session takes place from 2pm to 4pm, and is followed by a delicious high tea. No partner needed, and whether you're a seasoned dancer or this is your first go, everyone is encouraged to join in. The afternoon tea menu includes freshly prepared sandwiches, cupcakes, profiteroles, scones and more! Dance £2, Afternoon tea £10, book online in advance.

Valentines Guided Walk & Picnic, Sun 13th Feb, Beaghmore Stone Circles

Beaghmore stone circles valentines experience

Explore the stone circle alignments of Beaghmore, and discover the history of the real Sperrin Mountain giants on this day out with a difference. Immerse yourself in stories of Irish mythology as you both indulge in a glass of prosecco and enjoy being outdoors, surrounded by natural beauty. £35pp via Embrace Tours

Crindle Stables Sunset beach ride, 14th Feb, Limavady

Crindle Stables sunset horseride

Head out for an unforgettable ride along the beach, and take a moment to enjoy the views as the sun sets. This experience offers the opportunity to enjoy one of Ireland's most beautiful coast lines from horse back, and finishes with bubbly and chocolates. Starts 3pm, duration 3.5 hours, £160. Book via their contact form online.

If you are a tourism or hospitality business doing something special for Valentine’s Day let us know!

Beaghmore Stone Circles
Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings
Beaghmore Stone Circles

Mysterious complex of 7 Bronze Age stone circles and alignments. It's where megalithic tombs and the mysterious Beaghmore stone circles stand as silent witnesses to the settlements that thrived here 6,000 years ago.

Chocolate Making Experiences at The Chocolate Manor
Cookery School
Boy enjoys mixing chocolate at The Chocolate Manor

Chocolate is lovely to eat but it’s also great fun to make too! We offer a range of scheduled and private workshops so that you can experience the joy and wonder of creating your own chocolate treats. We have experiences just for kids, just for adults, and for families and groups of all ages and abilities.

Café IncredABLE @ South Lake
Café
Café IncredABLE @ South Lake

Café incredABLE is a social enterprise operated from the new South Lake Leisure Centre in order to facilitate training, employment and meaningful daytime activity for individuals with a learning/intellectual disability and/or autism.

Crindle Stables
Equestrian
Crindle Stables

Crindle stables overlooks the beautiful Binevenagh Mountain. Our adrenaline filled and relaxing activities include themed fun days, bespoke experiences - nerf and unicorn, pony treks, Game of Thrones® locations beach rides and relaxing picnic treks.

Benone Getaways - Glamping Village
Guest Accommodation
Benone Getaways - Glamping Village

Top Class Luxury Glamping Village, with each pod sleeping up to 4 with a double bed and a double sofa bed in each. Each pod has their own ensuite bathroom, small well equipped kitchen area, with a toaster, kettle, fridge & Microwave and a Smart TV.

Cranfield Alpacas
Nature and Wildlife
Cranfield Alpacas

Enjoy some fun outdoor alpaca experiences - Meet & Mingle (45 Mins- £7.50 ), Field Walk (60mins £20 for 2 Guests) or BeachTrek (90mins - £20 per Alpaca / £45 Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children), with stunning views of the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford Lough.