8 ways to treat your Valentine in Gloucestershire

From gorgeous getaways to delectable dinners, SoGlos rounds up some romantic ways to treat your Valentine in Gloucestershire in 2024.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Romance your loved one this Valentine's Day 2024 in Gloucestershire.

Whether you're already a hopeless romantic or want to make a special effort to treat your significant other this Valentine's Day, SoGlos has eight fantastic ways to celebrate the day of love in 2024 โ€” from luxurious spa trips to amorous arts and crafts experiences.

Take your pick from wining and dining your other half to cuddling up under the stars, with Gloucestershire offering plenty of lovey-dovey activities for you and your Valentine.

Take a glamping trip in the Forest of Dean

Having ranked in the top 5 best UK destinations for a couples' getaway, Gloucestershire has plenty of wonderful wintertime options for a cosy glamping trip.

Escape to the countryside with that special someone for a stay in a luxury cabin at The Roost, tucked away in the lush, secluded woodlands of Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean. The cabins are adult-only and dog-friendly, with all the amenities needed for an intimately romantic time away.

For more inspiration, see SoGlos's pick of 15 sustainable staycations or 25 of the best camping spots in Gloucestershire.

Enjoy the taste of love at The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham

Cheltenham's popular Sri Lankan restaurant is the perfect place to spice up the evening with your special someone โ€” and this year, you and your partner will receive a free Valentine's Day 'love cake' at The Coconut Tree!

What's more, for every hopper sold, The Coconut Tree will be sending ยฃ1 to the Meth Mihira Children's School back in Sri Lanka โ€” sharing the love worldwide.

Enjoy painting and prosecco at Paint It Yourself Pottery in Cheltenham

Get arty with your Valentine and paint your own piece of passionate pottery while sipping on a glass of bubbles at Paint It Yourself Pottery in Cheltenham.

With over 400 pre-made pieces to pick from, you don't need Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's skills on the pottery wheel to let your creativity flourish. Places are ยฃ17.50 per person with all paints and materials included โ€” and participants will be guided all the way through the painting process by an experienced ceramicist. We're secretly hoping that Unchained Melody might be playing in the background...

Experience love at first bite at The Ivy in Cheltenham

Treat your loved one to a night of true romance as you settle in for an evening of wining and dining at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham โ€” serving a special set menu for ยฃ75 per person, available all day from Saturday 10 to Thursday 15 February 2024.

Fit for St Valentine himself, the menu includes a duo of prawns with avocado and tomatoes to start; lobster linguine, succulent fillet of beef, or coconut sweet potato curry for the main course; and a sweet sharing dessert aptly named 'Love is in the Air', consisting of vanilla and strawberry parfait, raspberry sorbet and salted caramel chocolate truffles, to share.

Enjoy a romantic stay at The Speech House Hotel in the Forest of Dean

The Speech House Hotel in the Forest of Dean is offering a romantic Valentine's package sweet enough to make Cupid swoon โ€” featuring a three-course meal, red rose and a box of chocolates.

Available on Wednesday 14 February 2024 for ยฃ45 per person, menu choices include duck leg hash or goat's cheese mousse to start; whole roast poussin for two, served with thyme and shallot dauphinoise with smoked carrot for main; and for dessert, a rhubarb and custard tart or a cheese board full of fresh local produce. 

Make a heart-shaped wreath at Daylesford Farm near Kingham

Say it with flowers this Valentineโ€™s Day with a fairy-tale floristry class at Daylesford Farm near Kingham.

Take a guided tour of the organic Cutting Garden, foraging beautiful British blooms and all the natural materials for your masterpiece, before returning to the floristry workshop to create your very own arrangement to take home to your sweetheart โ€” all under the watchful guidance of an expert floristry tutor.

Have a Champagne afternoon tea at Charingworth Manor in Chipping Campden

For a more traditional affair this Valentineโ€™s Day, cuddle up with an afternoon tea for two at Charingworth Manor in the Cotswolds.

Relish in the romantic atmosphere as you and your partner enjoy a selection of sandwiches, tasty treats and cakes; classic scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream; and some luxurious strawberries dipped in chocolate โ€“ all topped off with a glass of Champagne from ยฃ42 per person.

Take your dog for a gourmet doggy dinner at Lower Mill Estate near Cirencester

Want to show your four-legged friend some love this Valentine's Day? The exclusive-use Ballihoo restaurant on Lower Mill Estate is offering a doggy dining experience for holidaymakers to treat their pups to something tasty.

Featuring meals for even the pickiest of pooches, the dog-friendly menu includes plates of beef, spinach and cinnamon; salmon, red peppers and kidney beans; or a veggie option of courgette, carrots and lentils. Finish the meal off with a scoop of dog-friendly ice cream to keep tails wagging!

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