If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration in Northern Ireland you’ve come to the right place. Check out our Valentine’s Day ideas here – they might well spark some ideas of your own. 

Hit the high seas with a discounted trip on a sailing yacht, with Following Seas

For something a bit different from roses and chocolates, why not surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway onboard a sailing yacht - for a few hours or a few days.  Book during February and take 20% off any trip booked - they'll even throw in a bottle of bubbly.  Book online here and use promo code 'Valentine' at checkout.  Ts and Cs apply.

Valentine Donkey Date in Ballynahinch, 14th and 16th February

Embark on an adorable journey with the sweet donkeys at the Ballynahinch farm. Experience the magic of a speed-dating session, where you'll pick your charming donkey companion and take on a delightful obstacle course, forging a bond that'll warm your hearts. Before indulging in a love-infused late afternoon tea in the cozy barn. A perfect retreat for couples or friends - secure your spot for  £27.50 per person. For those aged 16 and above.

Benone Getaways Valentine's Retreat, Limavady

Treat yourself to a night away in one of the luxury glamping pods, which include a private hot tub and fluffy robe and 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 Prosecco. Finish the night by warming yourselves beside the fire pit, toasting marshmallows. Available between 9th - 14th Feb 2024. Ts and Cs apply. Book online.

Indulge in Afternoon Tea at Magheramorne Estate on 14th February

Savour the flavour of the extensive menu on Wednesday 14th February with a Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea at 2.30pm, hand-crafted by the team at Jane's Kitchen.  From £37.50pp - or enjoy a Champagne Afternoon Tea for £47.50pp.  Book online here.  

Enjoy an overnight stay at the seaside at Avoca Hotel, Newcastle

Treat your Valentine to a romantic break at The Avoca Hotel Newcastle. The package includes an overnight stay, bottle of bubbly, evening meal and breakfast - for £169 for 2 people sharing.  Contact the hotel directly to book.

Pay a visit to Northern Ireland's Island of Love with the Slemish Market Supper Club on Rathlin Island - 17th February

Discover a taste of Rathlin from land and sea, with the best crabs and lobster and locally foraged seaweeds as part of a sustainable Rathlin-inspired 6 course meal in the wonderful Manor House Hotel.  7pm on Saturday 17th February.  £70pp.  To book email slemishmarketsupperclub@gmail.com.

Crindle Stables Sunset beach ride, 17th February, Limavady

Head out for an unforgettable ride along the beach, and take a moment to enjoy the views. This experience offers the opportunity to enjoy one of Ireland's most beautiful coast lines from horse back, and includes a glass of bubbly. Starts 1.30pm, duration 3 hours, £155pp. Book via their contact form online.

Book a romantic stay in an opulent suite at The Harrison Belfast

Make your stay a memorable one with an overnight at The Harrison in Belfast.  With stunning four poster beds and free standing baths in some of the rooms, this is the place to get away from it all.  Spoil someone you love - check out their different packages and offers here.

Spoil your special someone on Valentine’s Day at Ulster’s Romantic Hotel of the Year, the Elephant Rock Hotel in Portrush

Enjoy a 3 course romantic meal at The Elephant Rock Hotel, Portrush with live music from harpist Lesley Magee.  Price £40pp.  Book online or call the hotel directly. 

Treat yourselves to a Spa Treatment 

Overlooking Belfast Lough in County Down, the magnificent Hastings Culloden Estate & Spa (5*) used to be a Bishop’s Palace, so it knows a bit about stately elegance. Super-luxurious bedrooms and a beautifully appointed Spa area – with swimming pool and fantastic luxury treatments - make it a perfect retreat for couples in search of pamper time. Just a short drive from Belfast city, it’s surrounded by 12 acres of gardens and woodlands, so outdoors is as relaxing as indoors. 

If it’s Fermanagh, it’s got to be lakeside. And lakesides don’t get much prettier than the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges (4*). Immerse yourself in the stunning local scenery or retreat from it all with a pampering spa treatment. Or indulge in some me (or us) time in the sauna, steam room or outdoor hot tub. 

Enjoy a sumptious Valentine's meal at Waterman, Belfast

Book an intimate meal for 2 on Valentine's Day in the restaurant at Waterman, Belfast. Their menu includes 3 courses for £95 per couple.  Make sure to book quickly and get date night in the diary.  Book your table now online.

Get out and about in County Tyrone

50m above the ground, a staggering 500m long and more fun than you ever thought possible. Welcome to Todds Leap in County Tyrone. A custom zipover will take you along dirt tracks to the highest point before you soar through the skies over the forest below. It’s just one of the many action-packed activities here in this home for daredevils.  

A little gift from Born & Bred 

Formerly Studio Souk, Born & Bred brings together local designers and crafters at their Belfast studio and shop to create stunning and sometimes quirky pieces with a unique Northern Ireland flavour. Their work, in the words of founder Linzi Rooney, “involves mentoring makers, welcoming people into our studio and selling beautiful, locally-made gifts in our shop”. 

Take some time to potter about here and you might see ceramic makers, painters or textile designers at work. There are up and coming fashion designers, artisan coffee and candle makers. And Linzi herself who turns antique cutlery into amazing jewellery. 

Valentines or Galentines at Galgorm

Set in 163 acres of lush parkland and with the spectacular River Maine flowing through it, it’s hard to beat the Galgorm (4*) as a location.  If you're in the mood for good food with your Valentine or Galentine, they have you covered on 14th February with their 4 course menu.  It's up to you who you bring!  Four courses plus gift £49.95pp.  Book online here. (And, of course, the award-winning Spa is always worth a visit if you feel like making a day of it.) 

Tea and Thrones at Ballygally Castle

Surely, no self-respecting Thrones fan could resist this. Dothraki trifle with mini dragon eggs? Kingslayer cupcakes? A foodie homage to the iconic TV show, there’s always time to enjoy a Game of Thrones inspired High Tea at Ballygally Castle Hotel.

Looks like it could be a Valentine’s Day with a difference. So, whatever you get up to, here’s to a happy one. 

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

Following Seas
Adventure Watersports
Sunny day and exhilarating sailing

Depart Carrickfergus & enjoy sailing a modern, luxury yacht; be as active or leisurely as you want. Harness wind power to get close to nature, discover hidden talents, work as a team or choose to just relax and enjoy the coastal scenery.

Kinedale Donkeys
Nature and Wildlife
three donkeys and trekkers along road

Join Robert and his 25 therapy-trained donkeys for wellness and heritage experiences. You are welcomed to his family's farm in Ballynahinch, in the heart of County Down. Take a breather with Goat Meditation or explore the rolling "drumlins" with a Donkey Trek.

Benone Getaways - Glamping Village
Guest Accommodation
Glamping pod with hot tub beside enclosed with open gate

Benone Getaways is located on the picturesque Causeway Coast, in the townland of Benone, near the towns of Limavady and Coleraine.  This hidden gem of luxurious glamping pods and self catering apartments are 2 minutes walk from renowned blue flagged, seven-mile golden sands Benone Beach and have spectacular views of Binevenagh Mountain and its everchanging landscape.

Magheramorne Estate
Guest Accommodation
Magheramorne Estate

Magheramorne Estate is an exclusive private hire wedding venue nestled in a range of woodlands along the Antrim coast. We aim to offer a unique ‘home away from home’ experience for you and your guests with our luxury hospitable service.

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Hotel
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges

The four star Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel is idyllically set on the shores of scenic Lough Erne, bordered by private grounds and gardens, yet only one kilometre from the historic Island town of Enniskillen.

Slemish Market Supper Club Rathlin Island
Nature
a plate of fresh seawood, kelp, foraged seaweeds and shells

Rathlin Island is Northern Ireland's Island of Love! On Saturday, February 17th, an extraordinary evening awaits as Manor House Rathlin Island collaborates with Slemish Market Supper Club for a memorable experience.

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.

The Harrison
Guest Accommodation
The Harrison

Heritage Victorian townhouse situated in the heart of the museum and theatre quarter. This boutique accommodation guarantees a luxurious nights stay in a tranquil setting. Unwind in our large four-poster beds and soak in our roll top baths.

Elephant Rock
Hotel
Elephant Rock

The 18-bedroom Victorian terrace boasts exquisite ocean views and has been extensively renovated to bring their own brand of sleek sophisticated glamour. On their doorstep, you will find many of the town’s most celebrated restaurants, blue-flag beaches, as well as the world-renowned Royal Portrush Golf Club—hosts of the 148th Open Championship.

Culloden Estate and Spa
Hotel
View of the hotel and landscaped grounds on a bright sunny day

Standing high on the wooded slopes of the Holywood hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the Co. Antrim coastline, is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa, one of the most prestigious 5 star hotels in Northern Ireland.

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Hotel
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges

The four star Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel is idyllically set on the shores of scenic Lough Erne, bordered by private grounds and gardens, yet only one kilometre from the historic Island town of Enniskillen.

Waterman House Cookery School
Cookery School
cookery school set up

Waterman House Cookery school is one of Irelands leading cooking schools, offering a range of day and evening classes for all ages and abilities. We aim to enable you to prepare delicious dishes to be enjoyed with family and friends at home.

Todds Leap Activity Centre
Activity Centre
Todds Leap Activity Centre

Days outs at Todds Leap are all about getting outdoors, spending time with friends and having lots of fun! There are over 20 action packed activities available including off road driving, a 500m zipline, a giant swing, a free fall drop zone, woodland trails and the Big Yella Slide, all spread across a purpose-built off-road track, so getting around is really fun!

Galgorm
Hotel
Vitality Pool at Galgorm

Galgorm is one Ireland's premier Resorts, set in 450 acres of lush parkland near Northern Ireland’s most renowned scenic attractions it is the perfect location to truly relax & unwind.

Ballygally Castle Hotel
Hotel
Ballygally Castle Hotel

The Ballygally Castle Hotel faces the soft, sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay. The Castle dates back to 1625 and is unique in that it is the only 17th Century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland.