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Top Ten Alternative Valentines Day Ideas
Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud
Avoiding shops full of roses, heart-shaped chocolates and unnecessary teddy bear toys this time of the year can be difficult. So, to help you escape the over-the-top time that is Valentines day, we've compiled a list of alternative Valentines Day events and ideas to do this February.
1. Indulge in a spa day at Eden Health & Beauty Spa, Cheltenham
Whether you're single or in a relationship this Valentines, why not spend the day indulging yourself instead? Offering a huge range of different treatments including; make-up, tanning, manicures, massages and facials, Eden Health & Beauty Spa has you covered in terms of relaxation. Using top result-driven products, Eden Health & Beauty Spa only offers the finest quality treatments.
2. Yoga for Under 25's, Cheltenham
Another way you can spend time focusing on yourself this Valentines Day is at Robin's Yoga for Under 25's. Exclusively made for young people aged 12-25, Robin's classes are fun, light-hearted and suitable for all abilities. So why not relieve your tension whilst strengthening your core through breath work, stretching and meditation this Valentines, and forget all about the materialism that is Valentines Day.
Or why not make a day out of it and visit Eden Health & Beauty Spa for a massage following your exercise?
February 14th, 2019 - 4.45PM - 5.45PM
3. Isn't it Romantic starring Rebel Wilson on Netflix
Don't feel like leaving the house? Why not get the girls together this Valentines Day and watch Rebel Wilson star in an anti-romance comedy on Netflix? The plotline follows a young woman as she becomes disenchanted with love when mysteriously finding herself trapped inside a Romantic Comedy.
With the poster crossing out "All of the feels" and replacing it with "None of the feels", this film will be the perfect way to avoid the Valentines Day Chaos.
Released on the 14th February
4. Strike a Light Festival 2019, Gloucester
Prefer to spend the day with the family this Valentines? Why not book into one of Strike a Light's many events this February and dive into a jam-packed season of acrobatic adventures, transformative worlds of video and sound, international contemporary dance, and playful performance especially for the little ones.
12th February - 27th March 2019
5. Valentines Painting Evening, Cheltenham
Celebrate Valentines in an alternative way this year and join The Paint it Yourself Pottery Co. for an extra special Valentines Painting Evening. Spend quality time with your friends, family or partner this February and choose from over 200 pottery items to paint and decorate together.
14th February - 19:30-22:00pm
6. Waiting for Godot, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
This Valentines Day, The Everyman Theatre is bringing Samuel Beckett's infamous play Waiting For Godot to Cheltenham. The play is an undeniable triumph of 20th Century Literature about the struggle for purpose, the power of friendship and the hunt got a pair of decent boots!
So if you are looking for an alternative way to spend your Valentines day this year, why not spend the day at The Everyman Theatre?
14-02-2019 - 14:00 (Other dates available)
7. Music Making Courses, Stroud
Why not learn a new skill this Valentines at Hawkwood College, which offers a wide range of different music opportunities from Gong Training to a Singing Weekend with Robert Hollingworth. This Valentine's day Hawkwood College is offering the course, "The Self-Remembrance Through Sound - the Naked Voice Wisdom School in-depth Winter Retreat" (03/02/109 - 07/03/2019)
So come and learn a new skill this February whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood College!
8. Watch The Titanic at The Wilson Art Gallery, Cheltenham
This Valentines, The Wilson in Cheltenham is screening the Titanic, offering guests entry into The Enduring Eye Exhibition, guests can enjoy a beer, wine, soft drink or even a tapas board before settling down in front of a great classic movie for £25, or £23 for students.
Come and enjoy a unique evening of art, film, and food in the beautiful setting of the Wilson Art Gallery & Museum this Valentines Day.
14th February - 7:00pm-11:15pm
9. Comedian Stephen K Amos, Gloucester Guildhall
On Feburary 14th, comedian Stephen K Amos makes a welcomed return to Gloucester Guildhall, bringing his new tour Bouquets and Brickbats, Amos' aim is to cheer everyone up in these times where everyone seems to be pushed to extremes.
So forget everything that's going on in the world this Valentines and immerse yourself in some great, highly acclaimed comedy.
Thurs 14th Feb | Tickets £17.50
Doors 7:30pm | Over 16’s Only
9. Brennen & Brown's Ginspirational Gin Lab, Cheltenham
Book into a Gin Tasting Evening this Valentines with Brennen & Brown's Ginspirational Gin Lab, taking your taste buds through Brennen & Brown's fabulous creations. Brennen & Brown are designers of artisan gin, all starting in 2012 with an idea to create a gin with ginger.
Become a Distiller for an afternoon and enter the fascinating world of distilling and even make your very own bottle of Gin in our state of the art Ginspirational Gin Lab.
Available for booking on Valentine's day at 17:30-19:30, £35 for two.
10. Super Valentines Ball, Gloucester
For a great afternoon out for the kids this Valentines why not visit Wall's Club Barnwood for an action packed 2-hour party, with multiple superhero character appearances. There will be a disco, singing, dancing competitions, and prizes for best dressed. With our energetic host and our cheeky hero's its bound to be a Super event.
10 February 2019
Time: 13:00 – 15:00pm
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