Romantic and Quirky Things To Do for Valentine's in Ipswich

POSTED ON: 02/02/2018

Whether you like keeping it romantic and classy or fancy doing something a bit different this Valentine's Day - we've pulled together some top picks that we hope you fall head over heels for... 

1. Enjoy a free Valentine's Sharing Pudding at Cosy Club 

Buttermarket Shopping Centre  Room in your heart for a free pudding? Free Valentine’s Sharing Pudding for any 2 diners. Find out more.

2. Treat your Valentine (or yourself!) at The Body Shop

Tavern Street Join The Body Shop team for personalised consultations, Valentine's Lip over and also samples of our Valentine's fragrance! Goody bags for everyone that spends £20 or over. Find out more.

3. Watch The Knot at DanceEast

Waterfront  Following The Happiness Project, which launched her company at DanceEast in 2016, Dutch-born Didy Veldman’s new production is The Knot, an examination of the social and personal significance of marriage in contemporary Western society. Book tickets.

4. Gin Tasting event at Arcade Tavern

Arcade Street  A fantastic evening exploring and tasting the world of gin with The Gin Lord at Arcade Street Tavern. Find out more.

5. Around The Cow in 15 Cuts, dinner with a twist at Jimmy's Farm

Wherstead  Join Jimmy's Farm with their new Head Butcher Jonny Farrell who will be demonstrating beef cuts in The Restaurant. Each cut of meat will be shown to you at the table and our chefs have also worked with Jonny to prepare 15 dishes based on each cut of meat for you to try. Find out more.

6. Watch The Nutcracker at Regent Theatre

St Helen's Street  Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia this most famous of fantasy ballets begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. Book tickets.

7. Treat yourself to a Full Body Massage at Lift Beauty

Fore Street  The most blissful way to soothe body and mind, stress doesn’t stand a chance against this divine full body hot stone massage. Your personalised sensorial journey relies on the therapist’s intuitive touch in harmony with smooth, heat-releasing stones. Individually shaped, these magical stones help release tension, soothe aches and rebalance energy. Find out more.

8. Recreate that scene from Ghost at Pennikkity Pots

Tower Rampart Street  Pennikkity Pots Ceramics Café has teamed up with Escape Beauty Rooms to create the ultimate Valentine's pamper package. Think of one of the most iconic romantic movie moments, think Patrick & Demi, cue the music and of course the potter's wheel! Enjoy a delicious high tea for two including a complimentary glass of fizz, keepsake valentines ceramic to paint for each other, a go on the potter's wheel and a couples back, neck and shoulder massage. Find out more.

9. Get creative in a weekend printmaking bootcamp at Tower Street Print

Tower Street  Learn five printmaking techniques over a weekend and come out fighting fit to take a longer course in a printmaking discipline of your choice. You will test both your creative thinking and practical skills in this visual assault course, and take home work to be proud of, to prove how well you rose to the challenge to become a fledgling printmaker! Find out more.

10. Get the giggles with Jason Manford at Regent Theatre

St Helen's Street  He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. 'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Book your tickets.

11. Keep it simple and go for a romantic meal

Ipswich is filled with plenty of stylish, classy and cosy places to eat the choice is yours! Read our blog 12 Romantic Restaurants in Ipswich. AND take advantage of Suffolk Food Hall's Valentine's offer - FREE bottle of wine for a table of four!


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