What's On In The North-East This Valentine's Day?

Published: Monday 13th Feb 2017

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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With February 14th fast approaching, many of us will be looking out for Valentine’s ideas to treat that special someone in your life!

Not everyone is lovey-dovey or over-priced-meal kind of romantic, so here is an alternative list of activities on in the North East that will still fill your heat with valentine’s cheer and make your loved ones feel special.

  • Valentine Skate

Centre for Life

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP

The outdoor rink at Times Square id nearing the end of its run but before it disappears there’s a chance to get romantic on the ice with your date.

On February 14th, spread the love with a special offer which allows two people to enjoy some closeness on the ice followed by a hot chocolate to warm up.

This offer is £10 and is only available online. It is a pre-book offer and has limited availability.

Theatre Royal

100 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR

Fancy treating your Valentine’s date to a classic love story combined with a spot of culture? Pride and Prejudice rather conveniently kicks off its Newcastle run on Valentine’s Day.

As the Bennet sisters haplessly search for love in Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, it’s Mr Darcy who unwittingly meets his match.

Pride and Prejudice Features Felicity Montagu, Matthew Kelly as Mr. Bennet, Tafline Steen as Elizabeth Bennet and Benjamin Dilloway as Mr. Darcy.

  • A Cosy Cottage Break


The Bamburgh First Collection from Grace Darling Holidays has several lovely cottages available to rent if you want the freedom of a self-catering trip. All the cottages in this collection have been awarded four or five stars.

Whether you fancy staying in the heart of the village, hav9ing castle views or being near the coast, The Bamburgh First collection is sure to have the ideal luxury Northumberland holiday cottage for you.  Have a look now at the late availability section to see what cottages are still available to book.

  • Valentine’s Day Winner

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG

It is fair to say that Valentine’s Day offers the cinemas one of their most busy nights of the year. With that in mind, Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle has left its screening schedule open to the public vote.  They ask cinema goers to select what film they think is the most romantic of all time and then promise to screen the winning film on the annual night of love.

Previous years have seen a diverse range of winners including Amelie, Once, Before Sunrise, Casablanca and The Notebook.

The North East’s favourite romantic film to be shown this year is When Harry Met Sally.

  • Anti-Valentine Show

The Stand Comedy Club

31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW

Are you single and trying to avoid all the hearts, flowers and cuddly toys? Go and have a laugh on High Bridge Street instead. The show features Will Hal Branson and Lee Kyle.

Tickets are £6 each. You can book in advance from The Stand website. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8:30pm.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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