The Cotswolds is undoubtedly one of the most romantic destinations in this corner of the country and, with a full range of date night ideas right on the doorstep, it’s no surprise that couples whisk themselves away during Valentine’s each year to celebrate in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Whether you’re planning for Valentine’s Day, have an anniversary coming up or simply want to treat your loved one, take a look at some of the ideas you can do to make sure you have a magical time!
Go on a guided tour
Is there anything better than a big dose of fresh air and a stroll through some of the most gorgeous scenery this country has to offer?
Wander through villages with quaint cottages, steeped in history and surrounded by glorious countryside during a tour with Cotswolds Guided Tours. You will have time to visit shops, tearooms and little churches whilst taking hundreds of photos or just simply relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere.
Bath Thermae Spa
Relax and unwind together in the middle of the World Heritage city of Bath at Thermae Bath Spa where you can enjoy Britain’s only natural thermal waters as the Celts and Romans did over 2,000 years ago.
Experience the open-air rooftop pool, leisurely manoeuvre through the Minerva bath, relax in the multi-sensory wellness suite and dine in the Springs Café Restaurant. All you need for the picture-perfect date in one place.
Before or after the spa, we highly recommend taking a stroll around the area to take in the gorgeous buildings and get a photo in front of Bath Abbey.
Visit the Animals!
Is there anything quite better than a date at the wildlife park? An early rise, fresh air, plenty of walking and, of course, loads of adorable animals to see, feed and learn about.
Before you go, check out the ‘what’ on’ page to make sure you don’t miss a thing during your visit. Your partner will thank you when you have a front-row view for the penguin feed.
It’s common knowledge that the Cotswolds is widely known for its biscuit tin villages, quaint shops and homely café’s. So it’s no surprise that there is a wealth of tea rooms in the Cotswolds where you can enjoy a warm pot of Earl Grey tea, a glass of bubbly champagne and a glorious selection of sandwiches and cakes.
A simple Google search will provide you with pages and pages of some truly wonderful places, but we can also recommend some we know to be exquisite:
Take to the skies in a hot air balloon
Visiting Bath, Bristol or South Wales during your stay? Surprise your valentine by taking to the air and enjoying stunning panoramic views.
Whether your magical hot air balloon experience starts in the historic Ashton Court Estate just outside of Bristol, or you’re looking to launch from Royal Victoria Park over Bath, you will receive an award-winning experience and memories for life.
Take a look here to see all the different types of flight vouchers you can get with Bailey Balloons: https://www.baileyballoons.co.uk/balloon-flight-vouchers/
Dine with restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your property
What’s better than going out and fine dining? Staying in and fine dining! DineIndulge is a private chef experience brought to you in the comfort of your home or holiday accommodation.
Browse a selection of pre-set menus and see all the pricing before you book, and then let them take care of the rest! When the night comes, a personal chef will come over with all the necessary ingredients, and then take over your kitchen to prepare, cook and serve your meal.
All you need to do is stick your feet up and enjoy your night of luxury with your loved one.
Head to a museum
Want to impress your date and fall in love all over again with art, artefacts or historic stories? The Cotswolds has an abundance of museums to suit all, whether that’s art, trains, gardens, local history, motors and more. The list is endless but here’s some we know to be great.
- Nature in Art Gallery and Museum
- National Waterways Museum Gloucester
- The Roman Baths
- Cotswold Motoring Museum
- Corinium Museum
- New Brewery Arts
Considering taking a romantic break to the Cotswolds?
The 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom properties at Watersmeet Apartments are perfect if you’re looking for a base in the Cotswolds Water Park for just you and your loved one. We highly recommend these for couples.
Or, if you’re looking for something with a bit more space or have others joining you on your trip, we have properties suitable for sleeping anywhere from 2 – 10 people!
Take a look around our website to see what’s on offer and pricing, or if you want to chat to us about anything, give our team a call on 01285 861839.