What’s on in Somerset for Valentine’s Day

Explore the Roman Baths with a loved one for a perfect romantic treat (c) Ollie Taylor / Shutterstoc

Explore the Roman Baths with a loved one for a perfect romantic treat (c) Ollie Taylor / Shutterstock - Credit: Archant

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day in and around Somerset, we pick a few ways to celebrate the occasion in the county

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Rostra Gallery, Bath

From Friday February 3 to Monday February 27, Bath’s Rostra Gallery will be running its Love Rostra exhibition, one of many planned, celebrating its 20th anniversary. The exhibition will once again feature delightful artwork by established and emerging artists and beautiful jewellery for you to treat a special someone this Valentine’s Day.

For more information email info@rostragallery.co.uk, call on 01225 448121 or visit Monday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm and Sunday 11am-4pm

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Fireworks at sea, Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare

Save yourselves until the weekend after, and enjoy a dazzling display of fireworks over the sea from Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier on Saturday February 18. Wrap up warm and cuddle up to your loved one as you watch the night’s sky fill with colour.

Tickets available to purchase on the website or the Box Office on the Grand Pier.

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Love Food Festival, Bristol

Love is in the air in the event space and courtyards of Paintworks on Bath Road, Bristol where the venue plays host to the Love Food Festival, celebrating love, the local community and delicious food. On Sunday February 12, expect local and organic produce, perfect to pick up if you’re making dinner for a loved one, organic beauty products, flowers, unique gifts and plenty to keep little ones entertained if you’ve got the whole family in tow!

Event is free entry, Sunday February 12 10.30pm-4pm at the Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH

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The Roman(tic) Baths, Bath

If you’re planning a special day out or perhaps a luxury break away, look no further than the Roman Baths which has recently been voted as the UK’s most romantic destination in a new poll. With lots of different options from experiencing the Baths by torchlight and enjoying a three course dinner; or bathing in the natural thermal waters, you’ll be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time away.

The Roman Baths are open daily from 9.30am-5pm. For more information and admission charges, visit the website or call 01225 477785.

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Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton

Why not take a romantic stroll through this glorious 18th-century landscape garden on Valentine’s Day, where the 40 acre manicured greenery will be adorned in swathes of pretty snowdrops, wild daffodils and blooming flora in the Victorian shrubberies. Follow the walk with a quintessential English afternoon tea in the pretty Column Room Restaurant with a glass of champagne if you fancy some fizz on Sunday February 12 or Tuesday February 14. Free entry to the gardens with an afternoon tea booked.

For more of Somerset’s gardens, we pick 25 of the prettiest you need to explore.

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Hot Air Balloon Flights, variety of venues

Mesmerising views, an adrenaline rush and champagne on hand – sound good? Why not treat a loved one to a hot air balloon ride over the beautiful Somerset countryside? With the county boasting diverse landscapes and iconic locations, stay close to your loved one as you gaze at the striking scenery from miles up in the sky. There are plenty of romantic restaurants to enjoy the occasion once you land too.

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Tickets for journeys can be booked on the website flying from different venues in Somerset.

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Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath

Bath’s Prior Park Landscape Garden makes for a romantic setting throughout the year, whether snowdrops are blooming in spring or autumn leaves dot the garden’s floor. Made even more romantic on Sunday February 12, from 10am to 4.30pm, visitors can walk along to the iconic Palladian Bridge and tie a hand-written note to its architecture whether expressing their love for family, friends, a partner or a pet.

The event is free but normal admission charges apply.

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The Love Walk, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall

For those wanting to keep the whole family entertained over February half term, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall, near Bristol is hosting a Valentine’s themed ‘Love Walk’ where visitors can meet the animal couples residing at the zoo.

Taking places daily from Saturday February 11 to Saturday February 25, there’s also be Valentine craft workshops, face painting and animal experiences.

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Walks hand in hand in the Somerset countryside

Get away from the hustle and bustle, and explore some of Somerset’s most beautiful countryside this Valentine’s Day. From the wild woods at Barrington Court; the ocean lapping up to the South West Coast Path; to the varied landscape and pretty views found in Exmoor National Park, there will always be a beautiful backdrop to your cheesy couple picture in Somerset.