10 fun outdoor activities for Valentine's Day

by Rita Costa

Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to step outside the ordinary and embark on an adventure with your significant other. From the thrills of white water rafting to mouth-watering chocolate tours, here are ten exciting date ideas across the UK that promise an unforgettable experience.

1. Donutting

Donutting involves sliding down slopes on large inflatable rings, providing lots of laughs and thrills without the need for advanced skills. Alpine Snowsports Southampton is a great choice for its excellent facilities and vibrant atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for this fun activity.


2. Archery

Archery is a test of precision, focus, and patience, making it a unique and engaging date idea. Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is a fantastic choice for this activity, known for their expert guidance and unforgettable archery experience amidst nature's beauty.


3. Kayaking and Canoeing

Paddling through serene waters in a kayak or canoe is both peaceful and exhilarating. It's a wonderful way to connect with each other and with nature, exploring scenic waterways and enjoying a quiet adventure. Check out this blog post for the best places to kayak and canoe around London.


4. White Water Rafting

Feel the rush of navigating through churning rapids with white water rafting. It's an exhilarating activity that brings couples closer through teamwork and shared adrenaline. Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) in Wales is a great venue for this, offering diverse rapids suitable for all skill levels.


5. Hiking in a National Park

A hike in one of the UK's national parks combines the beauty of nature with the joy of discovery. Whether you're in the Lake District, Peak District, or Snowdonia, a scenic trail is a perfect, on-budget romantic and adventurous outing.


6. Assault Course

For an action-packed date, try an assault course. It's a fun way to challenge yourselves and work as a team. Adventure Wales is an excellent venue for this, offering a variety of obstacles that are both fun and challenging, set in the beautiful Welsh countryside.


7. Climbing

Climbing is a thrilling experience, perfect for adventurous couples. Anglesey Outdoors offers an array of climbing activities suitable for all levels, with expert instructors ensuring a safe and enjoyable climb in the beautiful scenery Wales offers.


8. Coasteering

Coasteering is an adrenaline-fuelled adventure combining hiking, climbing, and swimming. Cornish Rock Tors is recommended for their experienced guides and stunning routes, providing an exciting way to explore the rugged beauty of the area.


9. Chocolate tasting tours

Chocolate lovers? We have the best date suggestion for you! Visit some of London’s most extravagant chocolate boutiques and learn about variations of cocoa. Discover the best way to experience chocolate, how to taste it, when to taste it and what to look for. Prepare for a romantic day, creating long-lasting memories for yourself and a loved one this Valentines.


10. Standup paddleboarding

Standup paddleboarding offers a mix of relaxation and adventure, perfect for exploring calm waters and enjoying time together. It's a great way to see the UK's waterways from a new perspective. Check out this blog post to find the best places to standup paddleboard in London.


These adventurous date ideas are perfect for couples looking to do something different this Valentine's Day. Whether you're aiming for a bullseye in archery, navigating rapids, or enjoying a serene paddleboard session, these activities are sure to create lasting memories and bring you closer together. So why not take the leap and make this Valentine's Day an adventure to remember?


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