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Valentine’s Day 2021

22nd January 2021

With lockdown Valentine’s soon to be upon us, here are some ideas to make your day a fun and memorable one! Whether you’re looking for something romantic to do or an anti-valentines celebration.

Roundhay Park - credit Thomas Tornegard

(Roundhay Park – credit Thomas Tornegard)

Winter Stroll
Why not take a romantic walk in one of our beautiful parks. Golden Acre, Temple Newsam, Lotherton, Otley Chevin, Roundhay Park, Pudsey Park and Kirkstall Abbey. The grounds are open during lockdown with many onsite cafes open so you can enjoy a warming drink or snack, but please only travel to the parks which are local to you.

Dining in at home
For the perfect dining in experience the Harewood Food and Drink Project are offering food boxes full of ingredients sourced from the Harewood Estate, your food box will contain everything you require to create the magic of fine dining in your own home. Available to pre book and collect from the Hovels.

Enjoy a romantic evening with your partner celebrating some of the finest produce from & inspired by France.  Friends of Ham boxes for 2 include charcuterie, cheese, accompaniments and your choice of wine or beer. Choose the shipping date 11th February when you place your order, find out more here.

Or why not treat to yourselves to a Valentines food box along with an extra special fizz from Kirkgate Market’s very own Gastropub The Owl.  Mouth-watering Valentine 3 course meal food boxes along with a finest bottle of Cremant Limoux! Available for either collection or delivery on the 11th12th and 13th February.

Indulge this Valentine’s Day with a Roast Dinner box from The Tetley Bar + Kitchen. Included in the pack is 3 courses for 2 people, plus a bottle of fizz to share. Purchase your box by Thursday 11th Feb and they will deliver it to you on Saturday 13th Feb.

And you’re sure to love a Valentine’s Day afternoon tea hamper from Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom.

There are plenty more ways you can enjoy delicious dishes from your favourite local independent, find out more here.

Valentines Menu at home - The Owl

(Valentine’s Menu – The Owl)

Catch a Show (online)
While many concert halls remain dark, Blackheath Halls and Leeds Lieder are holding hands this year to offer a perfect Valentine’s Gift for you and your loved ones: Brahms Liebeslieder-Waltzer live to your home. Watch the livestream 14 February 2021, 7.30pm which will be available for 2 weeks online. Tickets are £10 per household.
Many of Northern Ballet’s incredible performances are available online; Casanova certainly fits the Valentine’s theme and you can rent it for £7.99. Opera North have gone digital too with a variety of their breath-taking operas available to watch online on a pay as you feel basis.
Carriageworks present Best of BE at HOME, two performances over the Valentine’s Day weekend to keep you connected during this time of social distancing. Tickets are £5 plus booking fee.

Drinks
Looking for Gin tasting then look no further, enjoy Hotham’s virtual Gin school from the comfort of your own home. Have a fun and interactive virtual Gin experience like no other.  For more information visit their website.

Cuckoo have launched The COCKTAIL @ HOME kits, containing everything you need to satisfy your cravings. You’ll get: two freshly mixed Cocktails, Garnishes, Sweet Treats, Video Tutorial and some extra goodies to help get the party started!

Chocolate
Enjoy a cosy night with a classic film and a bottle of your favourite wine along with a beautiful box of mixed chocolates from Leeds very own luxury chocolatier Lauden,  the chocolates are available for delivery.

Leeds Home Cinema Hire

(Leeds Home Cinema Hire)

At Home Cinema
Get the big screen experience in your own home with Home Cinema Hire Leeds. Grab the popcorn and blankets for a cosy evening in. Many of Leeds’ wonderful performing arts organisations have made their performances available to view online too!

And there are many more ways you can enjoy Leeds at home.