Treat someone special to a romantic day out or paint the town red with a night out in Belfast together! These date ideas, offers, and events will inspire you to plan a Valentine’s Day they won’t forget. Don’t miss our gift ideas below to share some extra love with your Valentine this year.
Take a Romantic Stroll
With dramatic hillsides and pristine parks, Belfast has plenty of romantic spots for a walk. Ramble up to the top of Cave Hill for spectacular views of the city and Belfast Lough. Or walk hand in hand through springtime foliage at Barnett Demesne or Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon parks. Go to Millisle Beach Park or Stricklands Glen for a coastal walk, or Hillsborough Forest for nature and woodland.
Try an Urban Adventure
Adventure activities are a great way to bond and try something new together. From indoor skydiving, skiing and golf, to outdoor ziplines, bike tours and archery, read our guide to urban adventures in Belfast and find the perfect day out for you both.
Go for a Road Trip
Jump in your car and discover hidden gems, geological wonders of the world, secluded bays and real-life fantasy locations, all just a short drive from Belfast. From the dramatic seaside scenery of the Causeway Coast to the wetlands of Strangford Lough and the magic of the Mourne Mountains, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a romantic day trip with someone special.
Relax on a Spa Date
Treat your other half to a day in one of Northern Ireland’s finest spa resorts. Go to the Galgorm for a relaxing session in their Thermal Village, complete with hot tubs, saunas and a forest bathing experience. Or opt for a city centre escape at the spa at the Merchant Hotel.
Don’t miss out on Culloden Hotel‘s luxurious valentine’s offer; a special 100 minute couples spa treatment which includes a facial, massage and more!
Toast to Afternoon Tea
Treat yourselves to a luxurious afternoon eating a lot of delectable food! We’ve rounded up the top places in Belfast for afternoon tea; from five-star hotels to dainty cafés. Enjoy tasty finger food and toast to a happy Valentine’s Day with a glass of bubbly. Read our guide to discover the places in the city for the ultimate afternoon treat.
Romantic Date Night Ideas
Get Cosy in an Igloo
The riverside igloos at Cutters Wharf are cosily adorned with sheepskin rugs, tartan blankets and twinkling lights – the ideal night out with that special someone or can be shared with up to 8 friends. Book a food and drinks package and choose from light bites to a Sunday roast with all the trimmings.
Lose Yourself in a Jazz Bar
Step into Berts Jazz Bar and be transported to the chic and hedonistic scenes of 1930s New York. With live performances seven nights a week, this sophisticated venue provides cool jazz melodies, a handpicked list of cocktails, a French bistro style menu and exemplary service. Expect a memorable, romantic night out that’s unlike any other.
Sip on Sky-High Cocktails
It doesn’t get more romantic than the dizzying heights of the Observatory, located on the 23rd floor of the Grand Central Hotel! Let the glittering view of the city steal your gaze for a moment, then relax with a cocktail together in this sublime lounge. The menu features unique drinks named after Belfast landmarks: try a fruity Botanic Gardens (gin, lemon, grapefruit, elderflower, passionfruit) or Titanic Quarter (Scotch, pineapple, camomile, sherry, lemon).
Go for an Off-the-Beaten Track Beverage
Belfast is full of hidden gems where you’re sure to find a cosy corner to share on Valentine’s night. With just five tables, the Sagart in Bank Square feels exclusively small and intimate, and it serves a must-try selection of cocktails. Or climb the stairs to get to Angel & Two Bibles, Belfast’s hidden speakeasy cocktail bar; while underground bar Margot features comfy booths and an extensive range of premium spirits.
Valentine's Stays in Belfast
Escape for a romantic night away together. Check out these Valentine’s Day hotel offers.
Valentine's Day Food & Drinks Offers
Treat yourselves to a romantic meal and delicious drinks with these tasty Valentine's Day dining offers.
Cheers to your special someone with Margot’s Valentine’s offer. Enjoy 2 courses and a bottle of wine for £30 or indulge in a Charcuterie Board & bottle of champagne for £60 (serves up to 4 people).
- Available Saturday 12 – Monday 14 February
- To book contact Margot at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dining at the Fitz
Treat someone special to a romantic three course evening meal in the award winning AA Rosette Restaurant at the Fitzwilliam Hotel for only £40 per person. Or opt for 2 courses for £32 per person. Whichever you choose, it will be a Valentine’s date you’ll never forget.
- Available Friday 11 – Monday 14 February, 5pm – 9pm.
- Booking is advised.
Dinner at the Wolff Grill
Would your Valentine love a romantic 5 course meal? Indulge in sumptuous dishes and mouth-watering desserts for £50 per person at the Wolff Grill in Titanic Hotel.
- Available from 11 – 14 February.
- To book please contact email@example.com or call +44 (0)28 9508 2000.
Dough you love me?
Fancy a night in with your Valentine this year? Cosy up and order your favourite pizza from Pizza Express Milano. Enjoy a Prosecco & Raspberry Mimosa, heart shaped dough balls, a hearty main and finish with a delicious dessert. Will the Triple Salted Caramel Cheesecake tickle your fancy?
- Available Friday 11 – Monday 14 February
Valentine's Day Events
Take a look at what's on to help you and your loved one celebrate this Valentine's Weekend, 11-14 February 2022.
The market at Lisburn Castle Gardens will feature local producers of artisan food, art and crafts with gifts for you and your Valentine. Local musical groups will provide a lively background as you browse through the stalls, enjoy a coffee and bite to eat from the artisan street food vendors.
Sequoia Couples Serenity
Spend some quality relaxation time with your partner with this couples treatment at the five star Spa at Culloden. This special 100 minute couples spa treatment includes body exfoliation, personalised facial, oriental massage and more. This treatment is £160 per person, but why not make a day of it and upgrade to include afternoon tea for £20 per person!
Woo your ‘beau’ at Belfast Zoo
Take your significant ‘otter’ for a wild day out at Belfast Zoo. With more than 120 species and more than 55 acres to explore, you will have a ZOOPER date! For a special price of just £50 per couple you will receive two adult admissions, two main meals and desserts at the Lion’s Den café and a small gift.
Win Afternoon Tea for two
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are giving you the chance to win a fabulous afternoon tea in the sumptuous surroundings of The Great Room Restaurant.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Show some love with these Valentine's Day gifts you can pick up in Belfast city centre.