Super-cute date ideas to impress your crush this Valentine’s Day
Loved up couples, listen up! Valentine’s Day is almost here, with the romantic occasion landing in our hot little hands on Monday February 14. Whether you plan on spending it with your special someone, a single mate or you’ve accidentally scheduled a Tinder date (whoops, good luck buddy) we’ve got a few activities up our sleeves that are sure to impress. Here are some out-of-the-box date-night ideas for this Valentine’s Day when a dinner and movie just won’t cut it …
Putt your little heart out at this V-Day-themed mini-golf course
This Valentine’s weekend grab your sweetheart or best single mate and challenge them to a round of mini golf at Valentine’s Day putt putt course to see who comes out on top. Before the games begin, grab a hot shot at the photo wall and have a cheeky cocktail on the deck of the Putting Lounge. Then get ready to show off your Tiger Woods-level skills on the course, which even includes a decked-out feature hole called Lovers Lane (aw!). If you want to get super cheesy, ahem, romantic, you can even write sweet wishes for your loved one and tie them to venue’s Wish Tree! Eager to find out who’s the hottest contender in your relationship? Make a booking for Victoria Park’s Valentine’s Day Putt Putt here.
Make tracks to this love train
There’s something romantic about stepping back in time to when life moved a little slower. If you’re eager to stop and smell the roses, join hands and jump on board the Mary Valley Rattler Love Train to experience old-world charm on Saturday February 12. This picturesque journey departs the Historic Gympie Station, taking you through the lush countryside of the Mary Valley while you enjoy some bubbles and bites, before turning around at Amamoor Station. The night concludes with a lavish two-course dinner at the Rusty Rails Cafe – a feast that is sure to get you in the good books with your significant other. Tickets are from $125, visit the Mary Valley Rattler website to secure yours.
Make a cheeky date for a cure
The countdown is officially on for Cupid’s Undie Run, the cheeky charity event that’s raising funds for families living with neurofibromatosis (NF). This February, folks are encouraged to strip down and show a little flesh – in the name of charity, of course. To keep everyone safe this year, Cupid’s Undie Run is once again virtual and is free to register and participate for anyone, anywhere in Australia. If you’re up for a few laps around the block or lounge room sans pants, grab your friends or best galentines to have a little fun and fundraise to help support research and the families affected by this lifelong and progressive genetic disorder. Sign up to the challenge now at the Cupid’s Undie Run website.
Watch some of your favourite rom-coms at this float-in cinema
Once again Brisbane locals have the chance to jump in to W Brisbane’s Float In cinema at WET Deck, where guests can literally float in the pool and catch their favourite flicks on the big screen. This special Valentine’s Day edition of the Float In Cinema will see W Brisbane screen a trio of romantic movies at WET Deck including Crazy Stupid Love, How To Be Single and The Proposal. Movie-goers can enjoy a flirty fusion of cocktails nestled into built-in cocktail holders and tasty cinema treats (think pizza, baos, chicken wings and shoestring fries), with orders taken poolside and delivered via floating trays. They’re also invited to enjoy a pre- or post-flick dinner and drinks at WET Deck, where they can take in some seriously impressive sunset views. To book a ticket, head here.
Learn to make a killer martini
Rendezvous with your lover at The Inchcolm this Valentine’s and spend an evening at a fun and interactive two-hour couples martini masterclass. Join one of The Inchy’s skilled mixologists who’ll be taking you through the paces as you create a range of martinis from start to finish. There are two class times to select from at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, plus your evening is paired with a grazing board to share and you’ll leave with the skills to make your own kick-ass martinis – shaken or stirred – all for only $179 for two. Make a booking here.
Indulge in a salivation-inducing fondue for two
The saying goes, “All you need is love … and chocolate”. Well, that’s how we like to think it goes, anyway. If you and your darling dearest share our love for the sweet stuff, then we know one place to hit up this Cupid’s Day – Belle Epoque at Emporium Hotel South Bank. It’s here where couples can indulge in a Valrhona fondue for two in your choice of white, milk or dark chocolate, served with house-made cookies, marshmallows, chocolate brownies and seasonal fruits. Elevate the experience with glasses of Mumm Grand Rosé Champagne and cheers to love. This special is only available from February 11–14, so make a booking here quick sticks.