5 Last Minute Valentine’s Date Night Ideas That Are Simply Too Cute
Boozy hot chocolates, dine-in deals, zoo visits... you'll be spoiled.
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if you too are going “Oh crap how did this happen I meant to plan something”, there’s no need to panic.
Here are five ideas for last-minute date nights that should please even the trickiest partners.
Grab M&S’ excellent dine-in deal
You don’t need to go out to be well fed this Friday. M&S’ special Val-day deal includes a starter, mains, dessert, a box of chocolates AND a bottle of wine for just €25. Obscene savings.
Separate to the dine-in treats but also very Valentine’s-appropriate are the heart-shaped pizzas and eh, ‘love sausages’ (heart-shaped sausages wrapped in bacon, pictured above), which you can pick up in store now.
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Today some of our education team journeyed up to the roof of The Armagh Observatory! Besides a beautiful view of lovely Armagh, we could see the famous 4 cup anemometer invented here by Rev. Romney Robinson in 1839 – the first of its kind! Also up here are the cameras we use to view, record and track passing meteors. Importantly, we can also tell where they’ve come from – this means we can track their orbit around our solar system! Pretty cool stuff ☄️📸 #armaghobservatory #armaghplanetarium #placeforspace #armagh #anemometer #robinson
Look at the stars at an observatory
If you wanna get super romantic, bring your beloved to Armagh Observatory and try to spot Betelgeuse, a star that is especially visible in February (book your tickets here). Couples in Cork can gaze into the cosmos together at Blackrock Castle Observatory. Honestly, very sweet.
Go for boozy hot chocolates in Dublin’s first tiki bar
Kraken Rum is popping up at Ohana on Harcourt Street this Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm, serving complimentary up rum-infused hot chocs. We have tried them and can confirm they are DELICIOUS.
Or a movie night in The Morrison
This Saturday and Sunday, The Morrison on Dublin’s Ormond Quay will host a Valentine’s Movie Night. From 6pm, they’ll be screening Pretty Woman and serving up delicious grub, plus a special cocktail. The package is €60 per couple, but we think it’s the perfect Galentine’s date too.
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❤Woo at the Zoo! ❤ Still trying to decide how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Why not consider a date at the Zoo! We have a special package on offer which includes entrance for two into the Zoo, tea/coffee and a sweet treat each, and a cuddly toy and souvenir photo keyring to remember the day! Learn about the courtship, breeding and romantic rituals of some of the Zoos well-known animals at the keeper talks which will be taking place over the weekend. Learn more about the event and book your tickets online now. (Link in bio) 👆 #dublinzoo #discoverdublin #valentines #dublinevents #whatsondublin #dublineventsguide
Walk with the animals at Dublin Zoo or Fota
If you’ve got tomorrow free, Fota Wildlife Park in Cork is offering a 2-for-1 deal for couples between 10am and 3pm. Dublin Zoo, meanwhile, is doing a full Valentine’s Day package including entry for two, a sweet treat and a hot drink, a souvenir photo keyring and a cuddly toy. Plus, the zookeepers will be doing talks focusing on courtship and romantic rituals amongst the animals! Ahhh.
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