Struggling to come up with the perfect idea to treat your loved one on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry – our top ideas are here to help!
1. A Romantic Retreat
Why not visit one of the most romantic hotels in Wirral? – Hillbark Hotel – which is nestled in Royden Park, Frankby. It’s a luxury hotel in sumptuous surroundings with beautifully appointed rooms and suites. Individually designed, each room tells a story. It is perfect for a romantic getaway. www.hillbarkhotel.co.uk
2. A Stroll Around Port Sunlight
It’s the simple things in life that are the most special, and what could be lovelier than a romantic stroll around the village founded by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever in 1888. Port Sunlight village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, but today is home to a fascinating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class art gallery, stunning parkland and a thriving community. Why not finish your walk with a visit to Port Sunlight Garden Centre and enjoy lunch at their delightful Sunlight Lounge Café or pop into The Bridge Inn for a bottle of fizz!
3. A Meal you’ll Never Forget
Wirral is blessed with lots of fantastic pubs and restaurants. So how about a table for two in one of these restaurants, to stare into each other’s eyes over candlelight.
The Red Fox, Thornton Hough
The Red Fox at Thornton Hough is a classic country pub restaurant with open fires, wooden floors, rugs and character furniture. Set in its own leafy grounds, it offers a great selection of cask beers, an extensive wine list and high quality, fresh food – all in a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two. Choose from the daily updated menu. www.brunningandprice.co.uk
The Tapas Kitchen, West Kirby
The Tapas Kitchen is a vibrant and exciting bar and restaurant, set in the heart of West Kirby. Offering a selection of Spanish inspired tapas and specialities, they have created a wonderful menu that compliments this special day. A perfect sharing meal consisting of: artisan bread followed by five wonderful tapas (chosen from a selection of 12 inspired dishes) followed by a dessert sharing plate to complete your enjoyment. Prices are £25pp before 5.30pm and £35pp after 6pm. www.thetapaskitchen.co.uk
The Riveria, Port Sunlight
The Riveria at Leverhulme Hotel, Port Sunlight offers a truly unforgettable, intimate dining experience. Their Valentines Menu runs from Thursday 14th Feb – Saturday 16th Feb. Not only do you get an arrival drink so you can start your night with something bubbly, but you also have the option of dining from the Main Menu or Vegan Menu all for £120 per couple. If you’re looking for something extra special (for an extra cost) then why not turn your dinner into an overnight stay! www.leverhulmehotel.co.uk
Burnt Truffle, Heswall
Burnt Truffle, which is located on Telegraph Road in Heswall, is sibling to chef Gary Usher’s award-winning Sticky Walnut restaurant in Chester and Wreckfish in Liverpool. Their Valentines menu is £60 per person consisting of a snack, starter, main and desert. Optional extras are available such as a Champagne Charlie cocktail and other mouth watering treats. www.burnttruffle.net
ZUZU Bar and Grill has now opened after a long period of anticipation and the complete transformation of the old Lloyds bank into a fantastic new Turkish restaurant and bar. If you’ve been desperate to try it out then Valentines is the perfect excuse! They are offering a fantastic Valentines package at £39 per person including a glass of fizz and three course meal. www.zuzubarandgrill.com
4. Have a Coastal Adventure
West Kirby is one of the Wirral’s Coast’s prettiest destinations. It’s the perfect place to head to with your partner in crime for a coastal walk, enjoy the spectacular views of North Wales and then top it all off with fish and chips from Marigolds.
5. Rejuvenate your Love
For a truly relaxing Valentines treat, take your other half to Wirral’s award winning SDS Rejuvenate who are offering a His & Hers Romantic package at the West Kirby clinic. It includes cream tea and a glass of fizz on arrival with a choice of different massages or facials. The relaxation room will be made up for refreshments prior to treatment and also to wind down once you have finished for a truly tranquil experience. Treatments include: Mens Valentine: Mens Facial or 1 hour body Massage and Ladies Valentine: Rose Petal Facial or 1 hour body massage. As part of the Valentine’s package, you also get Chocolates and Prosecco to take home! www.sdsrejuvenate.co.uk
6. Cook up a Storm
Don’t fancy going out? Then bring Valentines Day into your own home. Make it extra special by sourcing all your ingredients locally from one of Wirral’s brilliant farm shops like Claremont Farm. There’s a wide selection of fantastic meat produce at Muffs of Bromborough. But if you need a bit of inspiration in deciding what to whip up for your loved one then try local Chef Paul Askew’s new book ‘Onwards and Upwards’ which is full of recipes.
But whatever you do, if you’re offering your heart filled with love for that special person in your life then you can’t go wrong whatever you choose! Enjoy!