Avoid any date night fright in Leicester

In the mood for love this month but don’t know how to show that special someone you care? If dinner and a movie won’t quite cut it, we’ve got some suggestions for special date nights that’ll be sure to wow.

For those looking for something out of the ordinary, head out for a wining and dining experience like no other at Haycock and Tailbar. Hidden behind an unmarked door in the city centre, enjoy a culinary adventure and indulge in exotic meats whilst sipping on some of the best cocktails in town.  From Llama to kangaroo, this is a date night dinner menu out of the ordinary!

Is your sweetheart outdoorsy? Then take them to putt the day away in a game of adventure crazy golf located within Blaby Golf Centre. With 18 holes, there’s plenty of time to show off your skills and share some laughs – just don’t be too competitive! Putt on carpeted greens and enjoy the fully landscaped settings and tropical surroundings – we think this is the perfect ice breaker for new romances.

Mens pamper hamper at Delilah's fine foods

If you want something a little more traditional but you’re not quite at the wining and dining stage of your relationship, why not head over to Delilah’s Fine Foods where they will be offering a Valentines sharing platter complete with 2 glasses of prosecco. And if you’re still looking for a gift, treat your partner to one of Delilah’s hampers; chose from a gin and tonic hamper, the ladies pamper hamper and a gentlemen’s hamper – the perfect gift for a foodie… fingers crossed they share!  

From me to you

Struggling to find the present that says how you feel? Don’t be a cliché! Gift your partner something unique and handmade that no one else would have this Valentine’s Day. If your loved one is an artistic soul,  Cank Street Gallery’s ‘E is for Entwine’ by Traci Howard is the perfect gift – a romantic and meaningful keepsake that will add a bit of style to any room.

E is for Entwine by Traci Howard, Cank Street Gallery

If your partner’s more of a music lover, treat them to a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones from John Lewis, with special noise cancelling features – take calls and activate Siri with ease via the on-ear controls, and listen in superior comfort. Go the extra mile and combine it with a special playlist of ‘your songs’ – what better way for them to test drive their gift!

If you’re looking to push the boat out this year, jewellery is always a winner. Leicester is spoilt with high quality jewellers bursting with gorgeous pieces to suit every taste. Why not wow your girlfriend, wife or fiancée with a brilliant cut diamond Skye cluster in yellow gold from Tarrat jewellers, or maybe add a delicate dose of romantic sparkle and shine into her daily life with a 9 Carat White Gold heat shaped pendant from Goldsmiths.

Heart shaped pendant from Goldsmiths

It’s not all about the ladies! The gents are just as deserving of a treat, so make sure you give him a gift that he would really love. The new classic English Pewter Hip Flask with a genuine Leather Pouch might fit the bill. Handcrafted in England and available from John Lewis, this item makes a great gift to mark any special occasion, and will be a present that lasts for years.


Whilst it can seem like everyone is coupling off at this time of year, there is no reason to despair! Leicester is home to many attractions that are perfect for groups of friends looking for fun, so whether you want to celebrate friendship or get far away from couples wistfully staring into each other’s eyes, we’ve got just the thing for you!

Experience a thrill like never before at UK Paintball; dodge, dive and duck away from propelling paint pellets shot from the opposing teams. Keeping you on your toes, paintball is the perfect adventure to have with your friends.

Or you can test your mind at Leicester’s most immersive escape game experience. Especially for those who like enjoy a game that challenges the wit and nerves, Escape Asylum is a brilliant way to test yourself and your friends whilst having fun. Imagine… you have 60 minutes on the clock to crack the codes, find the clues and solve the mysteries to escape. Anything is possible and every second counts!


Highcross Leicester
Shop / Shopping Centre
Highcross Shopping Centre - Interior shops

Highcross offers an awe-inspiring mix of fashionable stores, stylish restaurants and a Showcase Cinema de Lux.

Escape Asylum
Indoor Attraction
Escape Asylum, Attractions in Leicester

Leicester's most immersive escape game experience. Intelligence games that will test your mind, your wits and your nerves!



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