Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas

Despite having a cemented position in our calendars, Valentine’s day always seems to sneak up on us. Every year we panic over writing cards, love letters, finding gifts, and organising dates to impress our partners. Fluffy teddy bears, chocolates, and a bunch of red roses are all lovely treats, but when you have the Lake District at your disposal why not make this valentine’s day one to remember?

They say that love is forged in fire. But what does that really mean? Well for literal fire forging why not join Cumbria Crystal’s this Valentine’s weekend.

Create colourful glass hearts with their heart experience. Learn how to use a variety of glass-makers’ tools together and create a symbol of your love that’ll last a lifetime. Book your space for £45 per couple, call 01229 584400 today.

For a ‘quick win’ romantic dinner for two at North Lakes Hotel. Located near Penrith, the North Lakes FYR Grill Restaurant offers comfort, romance, and delicious desserts.

Indulge in Eden Valley smoked duck bon bons, grilled lobster thermidor, and a myriad of mousse. Their menu has options to suit all tastes, with a selection of wines to warm the heart. Or, pop open a bottle of champagne and celebrate another year together. To book your table call 01768 868111.

Experience an unforgettable day of luxury at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa. Their team understands that not everyone can celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th. That’s why their luxurious couples package extends until February 29th.

From just £175 you and your partner can enjoy all day access to their spa, including robe and slipper hire, a 25 minute back massage, Prosecco in the outdoor hot tub, and a belly warming two course lunch in the Courtyard Brasserie. So relax and unwind together at Armathwaite. Book your Valentine’s spa day by calling 017687 88900.

Whether you’re outdoorsy or more into cosying up in bed Macdonald Leeming’s Valentine’s package is ideal for all couples. From just £160 you’ll get some serious “we time”.

Witness Aira Force waterfall, explore Ullswater, and conquer the highest mountain before returning to Macdonald for a candle-lit dinner, long lie-in and a lazy breakfast. Or, for some real “we time” sprinkle some rose petals, order room service, pop open a bottle of Prosecco, and curl up in bed and bask in lake spanning views. To book, call 0344 879 9210.

How will you make this a Valentine’s one to remember? Download our #reallakes app for more events, offers, and date ideas on the go.

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