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7 Valentine's gift experiences

by Anna Lane

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day present? Gift a voucher for an amazing adventure to embark on together when restrictions allow. Sharing experiences creates wonderful memories and can help you get to know each other even better and bond in new ways.

Whether you want to leisurely paddle along beautiful canals or feel the thrill of reaching the summit of a mountain, there is certainly a lot to choose from. We have listed 7 great activities for you to try.

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1. Night Kayaking

If you are looking for a truly romantic experience, why not try night kayaking? It is a magical adventure, with all the thrills of kayaking combined with the gorgeous light of dusk. Picture stars shining above you whilst you slowly glide across the moonlit water. There is something very intimate about sharing a nighttime kayaking experience with someone special. You will see and experience beautiful surroundings in a completely new light. If you are lucky, you may even spot some seals.

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2. Abseiling 

Abseiling is a wonderful adventure that allows you to get close to nature. The journey will start at the top of a cliff edge where you will share breathtaking views. On your descent, you’ll experience beautifully rugged landscapes and glistening waterfalls. Scaling down a cliff edge is truly thrilling. The most challenging part is the initial steps down, but with the support of your partner, it’ll feel easier than ever. Conquering a challenge like this together will make you feel closer as a couple and be an experience you will treasure forever.

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3. Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)

SUP is a great activity to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day. There are many amazing places to go, from beautifully winding rivers to pristine lakes and tranquil coastal bays. It is an easy activity to pick up and you will be standing up on the board in no time. SUP allows you to explore the world from a different perspective. When paddling through secluded waterways, you'll discover new places and enjoy beautiful surroundings. It is a fantastic social activity and you will share some great laughs and memories along the way.

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4. Canoeing 

Canoeing is an ideal date experience, which requires good teamwork. When paddling together, you and your partner must communicate and trust each other. It is a great activity if you are looking to relax and enjoy some quality time together. Imagine being surrounded by romantic scenery whilst floating calmly on a lake or river. Canoeing is very versatile, so you can even choose to go white water canoeing for a more exciting teamwork activity. Overcoming the challenge of paddling through the fast rapids will certainly help you connect and have something to remember!

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5. Chocolate tasting tours

If you and your partner both share a love of chocolate, why not gift a chocolate tasting tour this Valentine’s Day? Visit some of London’s most enchanting and 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. It will be an amazingly romantic day, creating long-lasting memories for yourself and a loved one this Valentines.

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6. Mountaineering 

Climbing a mountain together is an amazing adventure to share with someone. As it combines hiking, walking and climbing, it is both a physical and mental challenge. Patience is key as well as helping your partner and encouraging each other on your journey. When at the summit, the views are breathtaking. You will see so much and share an adventure that many people never in their lifetime have the chance to experience.

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7. Coasteering

Coasteering will be a thrilling experience for you and your partner. Take a leap of faith and embark on the experience of a lifetime. This adventure includes rock climbing, jumping, swimming and exploring hidden caves and rock pools. This unique day out will have you tackling untouched routes along the seafront, and exploring the beauty of the coastline in an adrenaline-fueled adventure together.

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These are just a few of the many activities you can gift this Valentine’s Day to make 2021 a year to remember. Check out our marketplace for the full range of activities we offer.

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