Love is (nearly) in the air! This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, which gives you the whole weekend to spend with that special somebody – provided you live together of course!  While it might be a little different to your usual romantic date night we still have lots of ideas for how to spend this Valentine’s Day in Cheltenham from takeaway meals, gift ideas and activities to enjoy together...

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s meal at home

While pubs and restaurants remain closed, many of Cheltenham’s finest eateries are offering special Valentine’s meals for you to enjoy together in the safety of home. So why not pop a bottle of fizz in the fridge, dress up, and order a delicious meal to be delivered to your door! Our Cheltenham Lockdown Takeaway Guide lists 50+ eateries offering takeaway and/or delivery, so peruse the menus and see if anything takes your fancy.

Over-and-above these usual options, many Cheltenham independently run eateries are offering special Valentine’s takeaway meals, including the ones listed below...

Enjoy a six-course fine dining experience by Lumiere with this delicious Valentine’s Weekend Menu featuring cote de beouf and petit fours.

This seven-course Valentine’s tasting menu by Restaurant GL50 promises an intimate and indulgent dining experience at home...

Those looking for a romantic but healthy option will enjoy Jay Halford’s plant-based five-course Valentine’s special...

The Suffolk’s Arms are offering a Lockdown Love Box filled with five delicious courses for you and your loved one, including a bottled Suffolk Signature cocktail.  

Afternoon tea fans will be delighted to hear that The Find are offering their popular Afternoon Tea Boxes packed full of sweet and savoury treats including scones, chocolate truffles, homemade traditional lemonade.

Sixways Wine Bar have just announced they are reopening from the 9 February. Order a special bottle of wine (or two!) to enjoy with one of their delicious sharing boards whilst you snuggle up on the sofa.  

The Coconut Tree are offering free Cheesy Columbos this Valentine's Day. They believe that "Nothing quite says 'I love you' like sharing a bowl of island-inspired street food - and our Cheesy Columbo (fried cheese cubes mix in lightly spiced sticky sauce) is hands down, our best-loved dish." Pre-orders for Valentines takeaways will open via The Coconut Tree website from Monday 8th February. Customers who choose delivery or click & collect can use promo code 'CheesyLove' to claim a free Cheesy Columbo with every order.

Prefer to wait until lockdown is over to enjoy Valentine's Day in style? KIBOU have created a special Valentine's Tasting Menu Gift Card that's full of all their favourite dishes and then matched them with their favourite drinks.

It's a sumptuous Japanese feast designed for sharing, and designed to win the heart (or at least get brownie points) of that someone special!

Enjoy a romantic stroll

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful parks and gardens to enjoy a stroll, lockdown daily exercise, in Cheltenham. Walk hand in hand with your valentine around Pittville Park whilst enjoying a hot drink from The Boathouse, Pittville Pump Room Cafe or Central Cross Café.

Or why not stroll around Sandford Park and through to Cox’s Meadow for delicious treats from The Meadow Café. Alternatively, why not try our free self-guided tour of Cheltenham?  Take some time to learn about Cheltenham’s fascinating historical buildings and Regency history as a spa town whilst you spend some quality time with your loved one. 

If you are fortunate to live close to Colesbourne Gardens pre book a slot to experience one of England's finest snowdrop displays with your loved one...

To escape the crowds, (whilst staying local and adhering to Government covid guidelines), head to our surrounding hills, Cleeve Hill, Crickley Hill or Leckhampton Hill,  for romantic birds eye views across Cheltenham...

Virtual date night

For a completely different evening why not try a virtual challenge? Escape Hunt are offering a virtual date night like no other with their 'Lockdown & Thrill Valentine’s Packages'. They promise to transport you and your loved one from your sofa to new worlds this Valentine’s Day as you adventure to wild destinations with one of their play at home games whilst sipping On The Beach cocktails and snacking on beautifully hand decorated Oreos. 

Escape Rooms, also based in Cheltenham, are also offering a play at home Escape Room where you’ll have to prove yourself to be recruited by the Extra-Terrestrial Encounters Agency... 

Cheltenham Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Give your valentine a treat to look forward to in Cheltenham when normality resumes. Gift vouchers are available for many of the wonderful things to do in Cheltenham – from indulgent overnight stays, luxurious spa treatments and delicious afternoon tea in an elegant hotel. Take your pick here - Cheltenham Gift Vouchers - Hotel Stays, Afternoon Tea & Spa Days.

Spend Valentine’s Day making plans for 2021

There’s nothing more romantic than making plans for the future with your loved one. Why not spend some time over the Valentine’s weekend planning fun things to do in 2021 once normality returns. Our Cheltenham 2021 – Festivals and Major Events Guide is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and provide lots of inspiration.

We hope we’ve given you lots of ideas to make the best of Valentine’s Day 2021 in Cheltenham. Let us know what you’ll be doing in the comments section below…

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