If you haven’t yet made plans for Valentines Day for that special someone in your life, perhaps our list of fun things to do might inspire you!
One – Pick your cottage
First things first, make a weekend of it! Choose a stunning, cosy and romantic cottage to stay in for a short break filled with fun, excitement and romance. The perfect cottage for romance might have a log fire, charm and character, be luxurious and decadent or have incredible views? Whatever your idea of romantic, we are bound to have a cottage that is just right for you! Take a look at The Storehouse, a picture postcard cottage near Conwy, or No14, a cosy modern cottage within the medieval walls of Conwy town. Both are perfect for a romantic weekend escape! We can arrange for a pretty bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine to be at the cottage on your arrival, or a hamper filled with delicious Valentine themed goodies for the one you love!
Two – A sunrise walk up Snowdon
Take a sunrise walk up Mount Snowdon. The getting there is tiring, but when you get to the top and watch the sun come up, I promise you it is worth the effort! The top of the mountain at sunrise couldn’t be more perfect if you are planning to pop the question! There are often guided sunrise and sunset walks available if you are unsure of making this trip alone, but if you stick to the path, and are well equipped, you should be fine!
Three – Night time paddleboarding
What about a spot of night time paddleboarding? Be guided by the magical moonlight and starry sky. Snowdonia has been awarded Dark Skies Reserve due to outstanding quality of the night air. Create wonderful memories and special moments with the one you love.
Four – Picnic by a waterfall
Maybe you would prefer to wrap up warm and take a gentle stroll through the stunning Welsh countryside, with the reward being a breathtaking waterfall at the end? The perfect place to stop for a picnic of champagne and strawberries. We recommend Aber Falls, a pleasant walk, easy 20 minute walk to the waterfall with plenty of idyllic spots to stop for a rest with a view!
Five – Whizz down the Menai Strait
If adrenaline is your thing, a trip on a speedboat down the Menai Strait might be the ticket! Hosted by local experts with a Blue Flag award, a trip down the strait will get your hearts pumping. From the Menai Suspension Bridge, enter the infamous Swellies with its shipwrecks, rocks and whirlpools. Whizz under the Britannia Bridge to spot the Lions & salute Lord Nelson’s statue. This is an adrenaline fuelled day out with history, sights and sounds that you won’t forget!
Six – See Wales from the sky
How about a helicopter flight around Llandwyn Island on Anglesey or fly over Snowdonia, taking in the beautiful Conwy Valley? Look down in awe at the landmarks & islands that can only truly be appreciated from the sky. Don’t forget your camera!!
Seven – Visit a vineyard
If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, a tour around Ty Croes Vineyard would be a ‘grape’ day out! Enjoy a taste that is normally associated with sunnier climes sampling delicious Welsh wines from the vineyard covering two and half acres of vines.
Eight – Arrive by water taxi
Who says water taxis are only in Venice? You can hop on a water taxi from the quayside in Conwy, stop for a romantic meal and sail back (weather & availability permitting). There are so many beautiful restaurants in and around Conwy, and a ride home by water will finish your evening off perfectly.
Nine – Take a stroll through a garden
Bodnant Gardens offers something special during every season & you will find surprise & delight for all the senses at any time of the year! The winter garden opened in 2012 and has matured into a richly colourful display of foliage, flower, bark and scent. After a wander through these magical gardens, stop at the Pavilion Tea Rooms for a sweet treat!
Ten – Walk the walls of the castles
Finally, a visit to North Wales is not complete without a tour of one, or all of its incredible castles! Wales is unbeatable when it comes to castle. We think that Britain’s best castles can be found within our borders and we would love you to visit and judge for yourselves. From defensive beginnings and the conflict of Civil War to Tudor banqueting and Victorian decadence, the architectural splendour of these fortresses always stirs the soul.
We hope our suggestions can tempt you into spending Valentine’s Day here in North Wales and look forward to hearing your stories of adventure, romance and maybe even your engagement??!!