Feel the Preston love with these Valentine’s Day 2019 ideas

Posted on - 12th February, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Preston News
The Museum of the Moon at the Harris Pic: Sonia Bashir
There’s a late-night Valentine’s viewing of the Museum of the Moon at the Harris Pic: Sonia Bashir

Set sparks flying and discover Preston’s romantic side with our guide to what’s on across the city for Valentine’s Day 2019.


From traditional activities like Champagne afternoon tea, to more quirky events such as an after dark nature reserve walk, we’ve got lots of ideas to help you impress your date.

Valentine’s Champagne Afternoon Tea at Farington Lodge
Thursday 14 February, 2pm – 5pm

This Grade II listed Georgian house makes a traditionally romantic setting for a Valentine’s date. At £25 per person the afternoon tea includes strawberries dipped in chocolate and a glass of Champagne Lanson.

Valentine’s Dinner at The Mill
Thursday 14 February, 7pm – 9pm

There are plenty of restaurant specials on around the city this Valentine’s Day, but this one is particularly heart-warming. Priced at £35 per person, all profits go to support the specialised care of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Ribby Hall Spa Hotel
Ribby Hall Spa Hotel

Valentine’s Day Spa and Dine at Ribby Hall
Thursday 14 February, 4pm

Things could get steamy with this special offer at The Spa Hotel near Wrea Green. Spend two hours in the Aqua Thermal Journey from 4pm, followed by a four-course meal at 6.30pm, for £79 per person.

Notting Hill at The Flower Bowl
Thursday 14 February, 8pm

Enjoy a special viewing of one of the ultimate rom-coms, Notting Hill, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. The cinema is small and intimate, and features sofa-style seating. Tickets are £10 per person.

Love You to the Moon and Back – Valentine’s Day Moon-Gazing at The Harris
Thursday 14 February, 5pm-8pm

The Harris is hosting a free late-night opening including a special viewing of the 23-foot art installation Museum of the Moon. A pop-up bar will serve Prosecco, beer, wine and soft drinks.

The Brothers of Swing at The Harris
Thursday 14 February, 6pm-8pm

As part of Love You to the Moon and Back, The Brothers of Swing will be playing rat pack classics and modern romantic favourites while fundraising for Acorns Primary School mini bus fund.

The Palace Cinema is one of the oldest surviving independent screens in the country Pic: Lancastrian
The Palace Cinema in Longridge Pic: Lancastrian

Comedy at the Palace at The Palace Cinema
Thursday 14 February, 8pm – 11pm

They say laughter is an aphrodisiac, so why not spend Valentine’s Day with some stand-up comedy. For £10 compere Alex Boardman will host three comedians in the vintage setting, with Preston’s Dan Nightingale headlining.

Valentine’s Date Nite at Clip ‘n Climb
Thursday 14 February, 7pm

Hopefully love will reach new heights and not be on the ropes with this Valentine’s special. For £30 per couple the package includes one hour climbing, a drop slide experience, a large pizza to share and a drink each.

Valentine’s Sweetheart Special at MFA Bowl
Thursday 14 February, 10am – 11.30pm

Loved-up couples can try to keep their minds and balls out of the gutter with a classic game of ten-pin bowling. The Greenbank Street bowling alley is offering two games, a sharing platter and a drink for £25 per couple.

Valentine’s Day Special at Escape Reality Preston
Thursday 14 February, 12pm – 10.30pm

Get locked in a confined space with that someone special with the Escape Reality Valentine’s Day special. Use code LOVE20 while making a 14 February booking and grab a 20% discount.

Valentine’s weekend activities

Deepdale Stadium Pic: @katerosebud
Deepdale Stadium Pic: @katerosebud

Preston North End v Nottingham Forest at Deepdale Stadium
Saturday 16 February, 3pm

What could be more romantic than an afternoon spent cheering on the one and only North End? As the Lilywhites look to mount a late challenge for the play-offs they could do with all the love they can get. Tickets from £24.

After Dark Walk at Brockholes Nature Reserve
Saturday 16 February, 4.30pm-6.45pm

This guided walk around the reserve is a chance to learn about the wildlife that comes out at night. Sturdy footwear and a torch will be needed for the walk, before a hot drink and biscuits around the campfire. Tickets are £7.

The Pigeon Detectives at Preston Guild Hall
Saturday 16 February, 7pm

The five-piece indie rock band from Leeds cite influences such as The Beatles, The Kinks and The Velvet Underground. They’ll be performing in the main room, and tickets are £20 plus booking fee.

Green Sweet Valentine at The Attic
Saturday 16 February 10pm-4am

This long-running funky house night returns to The Attic for a Valentine’s special. Wristbands are £10 plus booking fee, and the line-up includes Danny Newbold, Adam Simpson, Rob Clarke and Nick T.

What will you be doing this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.

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