Valentine’s Day 2020 date ideas: the most unusual and romantic activities in Preston to surprise your date

There are all kinds of ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, from the time-honoured dinner and a movie to quirkier ideas.

By Ross McIndoe
Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:45 pm

Whatever, you're into, here are a few suggestions for Valentine's Day 2020.

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Bowl your partner over this Valentine's Day. Picture: The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre

Prestonites looking to score some strikes on Valentine's Day are spoilt for choice with three bowling alleys offering three very different experiences.

Rock N' Bowl are all about that vintage style, with classic American diner vibes and food to match.

Over at Odin's Bowl, the fun comes in 5,8 and 10-frame varieties, meaning there's something to match everybody's style.

If Norse Gods don't do it for you, perhaps the Flower Bowl's luxurious take on the ten-pin game will catch your eye.

Turbary Woods is a great place to meet a nice bird. Picture: Turbary Woods

Try out an Escape Room

There's really no better way to put your relationship to the test by applying a little pressure while the two of you are forced to work together.

Escape Reality boasts five different games for you to test yourself against – allowing you to plot your very own escape from Alcatraz or the nightmare scenario of Abducted.

Or, if the idea of a race against the clock really gets your heart pumping, Timed Trap could be the perfect destination for you this Valentine's Day.

If you both make it out, you'll be all the stronger for it. Probably.

See a movie together

A classic date night situation – let the lights go down and cosy up together before the magic of the big screen.

The vintage stylings of The Palace make for an especially intimate setting, and this year they will be celebrating one of the most famous scenes in movie romance history with Ghost.

There's also the Vue and the Odeon which will be stacked with all the latest offerings.

Cement you Galentine's Day with the madcap story of female empowerment that is Birds of Prey.

Venture out into the great outdoors

As long as the weather isn't catastrophic, Preston holds all kinds of opportunities for getting away from it all and enjoying Valentine's Day out in the open air.

The Beacon Fell Country Park, Boilton Wood and Pope Lane Field all present the perfect opportunities for taking in some of the beauty of the natural world, while Samlesbury Hill offers the perfect vantage point to gaze down from.

Or, if you're looking to reconnect with your animal side this Valentine's, how about a visit to the Bowland Wild Boar Park or check out some birds of prey over at Turbary Woods.

Go out for a romantic meal

Like a classic love song, the old-school Valentine's experience still has a lot going for it, especially if you choose the venue wisely.

You could indulge in a full steak dinner at the Theatre Street Bar and Grill, enjoy some Italian romance over at Lorenzo's or be a little more adventurous with a visit to Totto's Mediterranean Turkish Delight.

Round things off with an exotic cocktail over at Stratos or Baker Street.

Or, if you prefer to celebrate during the day, try a Valentine's Day afternoon tea at The Harris or The Pavilion.