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Alternative Valentines

Valentine's Meh! Or just fancy doing something a little bit different? We have 13 alternatives to tickle your fancy .....

Socialise! with Charlie & Suzy, Georgian Townhouse, Norwich, Fri 7th February

Fed up with being single? This might be your chance to line up a date for Valentine’s Day.

No more swipes, Socialise is all about like minded single people getting to know each other minus any of the pressures and worries of a first or blind date.

Book  email for all the details


Pop up Valentine’s at the Bowling House, Norwich,  Fri 14th February

Bowl over your lover with a romantic meal at the Bowling House in Norwich. There’s an intimate sharing menu on offer including seductive desserts and a range of romance-infused cocktails.

Book: £45 per couple or six small plates and optional bowling (must book a lane)


Love Light Norwich,  Thurs 13th – Sat 15th February 

Can’t face the whole romantic fine dine scenario or simply prefer to celebrate friendship and love en mass?

City of Stories have commissioned Love Light Norwich – a bright new festival bringing internationally renowned light artworks, interactive installations, live music, light and a fire performance for three nights of fun for all the family. Dont miss the Love Light Parade – French troubadours Picto Facto bring Lampaphadores – a fantastical colourful world of inflatable characters with gleeful childish wonder to the streets of Norwich on Sat 14th Feb.



Glitter Ball Disco, Warwick Street Social, Norwich, Friday 14th February

Grab the glitter and sparkle this Valentine’s with food and a Glitterball Disco at the Warwick Street Social. Live DJ’s from Disco Juice. If eating is cheating – just turn up and party!

Book: £45pp for 4 course meal


Escape Rooms King’s Lynn and Cryptic Escape Norwich 

60 minutes locked in a room with objects, codes and hidden hints to help you get out. Eeeek! Now that’s a test for any relationship – you might end up wanting to leave them in there!!

Book: £45 for two at Cryptic Escape and £40 for two at Escape Rooms, Kings Lynn


Jack Valentine Revealed, Museum of Norwich, Bridewell, Thurs 13th February 

History lovers – learn the story behind this mischievous mythical Norfolk legend. Dating back to late 19th Century, Norfolk folk have been celebrating Valentine’s Eve with much merriment and sharing of love tokens for all, not just love interests.

As part of Love Light Norwich, the Museum of Norwich will be bringing the story to life with light and shadows.
Step into their courtyard and all will be revealed!

FREE but tickets must be booked in advance. Family-friendly and lasts ten minutes!


Valentines Day Clay Workshop, Dotty Pottery, Hellesdon barns, Norwich, Fri 14th February

I’m thinking Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore getting a little muddy in Ghost!

Book: £35.00 per couple for a 2 hour workshop. Call 07495397165


Vrooom! Arrive in style at The Maids Head Hotel, Norwich, Fri 14th & Sat 15th February

If a proposal is in the air, start the evening in style by picking up your intended in the hotel’s gorgeous 1950’s Bentley Mark 6 convertible. Follow it up with a romantic meal in the newly refurbed Wine Press restaurant and surely a “yes” is in the bag!

Plus – The Maids Head have recently acquired an elegant Edwardian style Frolic 31 electric launch, so if you decide to wed where you proposed, you can arrive via the river Wensum – now that’s fabulous darling!

Book: 01603 272010 or email


Vegetarian Valentine’s, Namaste Village, Fri 14th February

Food is the best way to a man’s heart and what better way to spoil him than a cheeky Friday night curry. The staff are happy to bespoke your table and help with any extra special requests, just ask!

Book:  £45 per couple for three courses


Pop Up Valentine’s with Cocina Mia, Sir Garnet, Norwich, Thurs 13th & Fri 14th February

Spice things up with dinner at the Sir Garnet! As part of their monthly dining pop-ups they have joined forces this Valentine’s with Norwich Market street food vendor Cocina Mia for a menu of traditional Chilean dishes.



Anti Valentines, Open Norwich 

Meh to Valentines?  Head to OPEN for their Anti-Valentine’s Day party and indulge in a playlist of classic break up songs. Their resident lonely hearts DJ will be taking requests just like school discos circa 1988!

Book: Earlybird ticket £8 including a glass of prosecco (before 10pm)


Valentines 10K, Easton & Otley College, Sun 16th February

Couples that run together, stay together – think I just made that up! But if you’re a sporty couple this one might be right up your street.

Book: £16 (must book a place)


Daze presents a Love story, Norwich Arts Centre, Fri 14th February

Join House of Daze as they explore the full spectrum of queer love and relationships in glorious technicolour. Prepare to be spoiled rotten with heartfelt performances from Norwich’s drag superstars and catwalk competitions galore!

Book: £8 adv / £10 on the door


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