5 of the best – Quirky Valentine’s ideas!

Nidderdale Llamas1

Talk about love at first sight… Just one look at these cheeky chaps is all you need to fall head over heels! Don’t be sheepish about it, treat your partner to one of these furry friends this Valentine’s weekend and you will feel the love for the rest of the year! There is a 12 month adoption plan to suit all budgets, and these plans include photographs of your new camelid friend, to great discounts off Llama Trekking experiences!

Nidderdale Llamas is run from Kiln Farm, idyllically positioned in the heart of Nidderdale, and so offers a stunning location to visit your South American buddy. The friendly team there care for the Llamas with the same love and attention that your partner will, and with over a decade of experience your Valentine’s gift really is in the best hands possible.

Like humans, Llamas take on many different personas and Nidderdale Llamas give an overview of all their Llamas so that you can decide which Llama is perfect for your loved one. You may be after “Woody” the confident soul, or The Big Boss “Harry”, or maybe “Bertie” the sensitive soul is more of a reflection of your loved one!

Which ever Llama you pick, you are sure to have landed a soul mate!

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The Bivouac

If relaxation and fun sound better than candlelight dining then The Bivouac should be at the top of your Valentine’s list! Easily accessible off the A1 and within the picturesque Swinton Estate, The Bivouac’s Valentine’s offering is a real family friendly affair!

Singles, couples and families are all welcome to try “build your own” gourmet burger using mouthwatering fillings and sides, and you would be well advised to book into one of The Biv’s Woodland Shacks to make a weekend of it.

Why wouldn’t you want to make a weekend of it? The shacks are bursting with charm and character, constructed using round wood timber framing techniques. You can tell that real thought and consideration has been given to each element of these lockable shacks.

You only need to take a look at the reviews of The Bivouac to know that you’re on to a sure fire Valentine’s winner!

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Don’t wait for the one you admire to ask you out, get your skates on and take them to Stockeld Park in Wetherby for their Valentines disco….on ice! You’ll have to wrap up warm but won’t it be worth it when you’re hand in hand with your date, gliding across the ice like Torvill and Dean?

Maybe there won’t be much Bolero but the atmosphere will be something to savour, with music and strobe lighting as well as the licensed cafe offering the chance to grab a bite to eat and cosy up…if your date is going well!

Stockeld Park is the centre of a 2000 acre agricultural estate and the staff there are constantly striving to ensure that the estate continues to prosper and bring joy to their visitors.

The Valentine’s disco on ice marks the opening of Stockeld’s February half term, which includes indoor and outdoor attractions for all the family!

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Yorkshire Food Finder’s “Flat Cap” cook, Sue Nelson, plays down the role of ambiance and atmosphere in a romantic meal and instead focuses on the quality of the food and company. Alternatively named “Not the Valentine’s dinner”, you will be celebrating fine Yorkshire produce served to perfection by odd-time volunteer at Michelin starred restaurant The Star Inn at Harome.

The feast on offer comprises of 5 courses, including Yorkshire puds, BLT with a twist, 24-hour slow roasted shoulder of Yorkshire reared pork and rhubarb-based desert. This veritable banquet is finished off with a Yorkshire cheeseboard! The evening had a bring your own booze policy, so you can wash it all down with a tipple of whatever you fancy!

Yorkshire Food Finder is based in the village of Wheldrake, just outside York, and offer food trails to enable you to find out the true flavours of Yorkshire. This evening is sure to give you a great taster but will also let you enjoy great company in a relaxed atmosphere.

Less hassle for you this Valentine’s Day!tom

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Cedar Court

Get your groove on in West Yorkshire at Cedar Court Huddersfield/Halifax’s look back at dance and romance through the decades. This popular disco will be one to dig out your blue suede shoes for and twist the night away, right after you have been treated to some fabulous food.

Once you have dined upon your delicious two course meal the spotlights will come on and you will be able to visit daces through the ages. From the twist to the twerk via the macarena, and everything in between.

You can make it an overnight stay there too, enabling access to the hotel’s leisure facilities and hangover soothing breakfast! The hotel is set ideally 2 minutes from the M62, but why would you want to go home when you can stay and explore both Last of the Summer Wine and Brontë country which are both on your doorstep!

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Written and researched by: @Tom_Ashurst and @RichieWear13
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