Catergories: Events

With Valentine’s Day looming, are you stuck for what to do with your other half? Looking for something different to do on the special day? Why not plan your Valentine’s Day celebrations in Hampshire.

Whether its city, coast or country you’re after Hampshire has it all. With an array of Hotels, eateries and activities, the county is the place to be this Valentine’s Day.

Here are our top things to do this Valentine’s Day in Hampshire.

A Hampshire Spa Break

Treat the one you love to a Hampshire spa break. Choose from a number of top spa hotels all over the county, all offering you and your partner the chance to unwind and relax this Valentines.

A Romantic Walk in the South Downs National Park

Adventure in to the South Downs National Park for a romantic walk for two. VPack a picnic and head up either Old Winchester Hill or Butser Hill to enjoy stunning views across the county or plan you walk past one of the many country pubs and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Dinner at Gunwharf Quays

Head to the Hampshire coast and enjoy dinner for two at one of Gunwharf Quays’ many restaurants. For the ultimate date night head to the cinema or go old school with a game of ten pin bowling. If you are stuck for valentine gift ideas you’ll be sure to find something for the one you love in one of Gunwharf Quays’ premium outlet shops.   

Afternoon Tea at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Head up the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and enjoy a Valentine’s Day afternoon tea for two with a romantic twist. Enjoy sweet and savoury bites and a glass of pink prosecco whilst surrounded by the stunning views across the city of Portsmouth and the Solent.

Looking for a place to take your loved one for a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day? Browse our food and drink guide.

A Romantic City Break in Winchester

Book a romantic city break to the historic cathedral city of Winchester this Valentines. Visit Winchester Cathedral, take a romantic stroll along the water meadows and dine at one of the UK’s most romantic restaurants, The Chesil Rectory. For an added touch of luxury, stay at Lainston House Hotel on the edge of the city.

A Valentines Adventure with Go Ape

Take your love to a new level on a Go Ape tree top adventure at Moors Valley, Itchen Valley or Alice Holt Forest. Swing from the trees and travel at speed along zip wires, this will be a Valentine’s Day to remember. Make sure you book in advance though; you wouldn’t want to disappoint your loved one!

Tickets for Farnborough International Air show

Looking for a Valentines gift with a difference? Get the one you love tickets for the 2018 Farnborough International Air Show. Taking place from the 21st to the 22nd July this action packed event features a jam-packed flying display with aerobatic display teams, wing walkers, fast jets, military giants, civil airlines and historic aircraft.

Make your romantic visit to Hampshire longer by booking accommodation. Choose from cosy cottages, boutique B&Bs and luxury hotels.

How about a day out at one of Hampshire’s amazing attractions for a Valentine’s Day with a different? Choose from a zoo, museum, theme park, gardens plus many more.


Lainston House Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Lainston House Hotel

A charming 17th century William and Mary country house standing elegantly in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland. Delicate archways and loggias frame the picture perfect entrance and a small amble reveals a beautiful 12th century chapel ruin.

Gunwharf Quays
Shop / Shopping Centre
Lady With Bike at Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays is the south coast’s leading premium outlet shopping centre. Located on Portsmouth’s historic waterfront, you can shop at over 90 famous brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss and Nike; grab a bite to eat in a choice of over 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops; and watch the boats go by as you take in the stunning marina location.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Experience the view from Emirates Spinnaker Tower – the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast and Britain’s best viewing tower.

Winchester Cathedral
Cathedral / Minister
Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe. Nestled at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, this magnificent Cathedral is the resting place of Saxon royalty, bishops and Jane Austen, the much-loved English novelist.

Farnborough International Airshow 2020
Show / Display
Farnborough International Airshow 2020

Taking place every two years, the Farnborough International Airshow is one of the most iconic events in Hampshire, if not the world. Held at the historical Farnborough International Airport in Hampshire – the birthplace of British aviation, the show features a jam-packed flying display both on the ground and in the air.



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