Valentines Date Ideas in Leeds

Valentine’s Day is just days away, are you struggling for something to wow your other half with? Don’t panic we’ve put in the hard work for you, with a list of some of the best date ideas around Leeds. Whether you’ve got a lot of competitive spirit between you, or it’s a been a while since you’ve enjoyed a 3 course meal under candle light, there is definitely something to make your heart sing in Leeds this Valentine’s day.

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A little healthy competition between you and your other half never hurt anyone. If you prefer a daring date night over a night in with Netflix, try your hand at one of these competitive date ideas.

Junkyard Golf


It’s a popular choice to break the ice on a first date; Junkyard golf is leading the way in the dating world. Work your way around the 9 holes of Pablo, Bozo or Gary; through dark fairgrounds, tropical madness and written off cars.  If the dates going well, stick around for some fairground style food from the main bunker bar and ofcourse enjoy refreshments in the form of old school booze served at Junkyard.



Roxy’s is the master of combining booze and ball games. With a selection of games and a fully stocked bar you can almost guarantee you’ll be in there all night.  Head to Boar Lane or Merrion Street to compete in a game of table tennis, show off your skills in shuffle board, strike up a conversation in the bowling lanes or do the rounds at mini-golf. Finally, find your true competitive side in a highly anticipated game of beer pong.

The Great Escape Game


Something for the thinkers; if you’re sick of nights in watching Love Island why not test those brain cells and break your way out of one of Leed’s escape rooms. The Great Escape Game requires skill and dedication to calculate your escape! Teamwork is essential, why not enhance your teams skills and make it a double date.

Active Dates

Are you in a healthy gym regime and don't want to give it up for Valentine's Day, why not try one of these sporty dates around Leeds.

The Climbing Depot


The Climbing Depot is the perfect place to get active this Valentine’s day.  ‘Bould’ over your other half with your bouldering skills. If you’re new to it don’t worry; group inductions are available to help you with your first steps on the wall. Equipment is also available to hire, all that’s left to do is grab your other half and add in a little valentines competitive spirit.

Planet Ice


What’s more romantic than holding hands as you glide (or slide) around the ice rink? The much anticipated Planet Ice in Leeds is now open and makes for the perfect date spot.  This Friday, head to the Sub-Zero session from 8:15pm to skate to the latest chart toppers; we’re sure they’ll be some love songs for you to get into the valentines spirit. 

GoKarting @ Teamsport


Are you and your partner adrenaline junkies? Or do you just want to settle the great debate of who’s a better driver? Now’s your chance to get behind the wheel at Teamsport Go Karting and battle it out on 580m of track! Take part in timed laps and finish with a head to head competition to get your hands on the all-important winner’s trophy! 

Cooking and Crafts

Cook up a storm this Valentines Day outside of your own kitchen or find your creative side through crafts instead.

Yo! Sushi School


Do you love sushi? Learn how to roll like a pro at Yo! Sushi School. Whether you choose fishy or veggie no prior skills are required, you’ll be taught everything you need to know to make your sushi masterpieces. What’s more, you get to enjoy your creation afterwards, the perfect end to the perfect date.

Chaopraya Cooking Experience


Chaopraya is one of Leeds' tastiest Thai Restaurants and they are offering to share their secrets with you! The Chaopraya cooking experience gives you the chance to use the freshest ingredient to create a taste of Thai. You’ll be welcomed by a fruit punch on arrival, followed by an introduction to Thai ingredients, a short demo by chefs before trying your hand at cooking two of your own dishes. What cooking class would be complete without a tasting session to finish it off!

Sunken Studio


Is Ghost your favourite film? Ever fancied throwing clay and creating your own masterpiece, now’s your chance. Sunken Studio gives you the opportunity to find your creative side.  Start out at their hand building taster or progress onto the throwing taster, getting to grips with the Potter’s wheel.

Wine and Dine

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a couple of courses at the restaurant you’ve always wanted to try.



Valentine’s Day is all about sharing, so what better day to indulge in some tapas. Set in the ever so romantic Hepper House; Iberica is the perfect dinner date location. Their menu is filled with a blend of traditional tapas and modern takes on the classics. Make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment this Valentine’s Day.

Belgrave Music Hall


Do you prefer to go more low key and avoid the 3 course sit down dinners? Belgrave Music Hall offers you a bit of everything; food, music and ofcourse drinks. The popular bar is divided across 3 floors, including a rooftop terrace; a romantic spot if you can withstand the cold! For food options, you’ve got the choice of some street food favourites; Dough Boys Pizza or Patty Smiths famous burgers. 



Do you like a bit of entertainment whilst you eat? Teppanyaki can provide you with just that! Sit around the Teppanyaki hot plates with other like-minded diners as you watch the chef’s skillfully cook your food right before your eyes. If you see yourself as a sous chef, you can expect some audience participation along the way…

Don’t just settle for a takeaway and TV this Valentines Day, try something new, whether it be adventurous or tasty, after all it only happens once a year...

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