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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Leeds

20 January 2015

Romantic Activities to Enjoy During a Luxury Stay at 42 The Calls

Love will definitely be in the Aire this February with such an exciting array of ways celebrate Valentine's Day in Leeds. Enjoy relaxing in the luxury surroundings of our four-star hotel, before exploring the city's many sights, sounds and delicious treats. Whether you're searching for the perfect gift or looking for inspiration for a romantic day out, we've compiled a list of ideas that guarantee to impress your loved one.

Delicious Treats and Unique Gifts

Chocolate is a Valentine's Day staple and the selection available in Leeds is nothing short of impressive. One of the Britain's earliest chocolatiers, Charbonnel et Walker, has a stylish boutique in the up-market Victoria Quarter, which offers brightly coloured circular boxes full of mouth-watering truffles. Continental and classic varieties are available in two Thorntons stores across the city, while tempting chocolate slabs can be found at Hotel Chocolat. For something a little different, award-winning Lauden Chocolate has been providing Leeds with unique chocolate creations since 2007. Located at the Farmers' Market on Briggate, owners Sun and Stephen pride themselves on creating chocolate from the finest cacao and balancing ingredients to perfection, stating that '... it's all about the chocolate!'

For a truly indulgent day, we're offering the opportunity to take in stunning views over the River Aire while sampling Valentine's Afternoon Tea at 42 The Calls. Strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce and heart shaped treats will feature amongst the many cakes, pasteries and desserts on offer. Delicious finger sandwiches and sweet scones form part of the traditional menu, while the glass of Prosecco flavoured with Chambord included will add a fun and fizzy edge to the experience. Spend a romantic afternoon together on the 13th, 14th or 15th and enjoy sharing sweet and savoury delights in four-star surroundings for only £22.95 per person.

Head to the 'Made in Love' exhibition at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery to find a truly unique Valentine's gift. Browse stunning handmade silver brooches and gilt pendants, as well as an array of statement vases for displaying a beautiful bouquet, all available to purchase between the 17th of January and 14th of March.

A Range of Outdoor Activities

For a romantic afternoon activity, why not hold hands and take in views of the Yorkshire countryside while gliding across the outdoor ice rink at Stockeld Park? Alternatively, the Ice Cube in Millennium Square will be returning for its fifteenth year between the 23rd of January and 22nd of February. Attractions available will include a 40m snowslide, North Pole Starflyer and warm bites to eat, alongside the chance to show off your skating skills.

Though normally home to Leeds United FC, it won't just be football fans heading to Elland Road this February. 150 family rides and attractions will be arriving on the 13th to form The Great Leeds Valentine's Fair. Take a spin on the waltzers and ride on the roller coasters, before finishing the evening huddled together to watch a huge firework display.

Exciting Evening Entertainment

Music lovers will be delighted to discover that Kaiser Chiefs will be playing at the 13,000 capacity First Direct Arena on the 14th of February. Dance Valentine's evening away to an exciting mix of new tracks from their UK number one album 'Education, Education, Education & War' and top ten singles including 'I Predict a Riot' and 'Ruby'. Ticket prices to see the biggest group from Leeds start at just £23.50, but be quick to book!

Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House has the perfect evening planned for those who prefer classic to chart. Mozart's opera, The Marriage of Figaro will offer a mixture of comedy and heart-felt emotion on various dates between the 24th of January and 27th of February. Though not available on Valentine's Day itself, the performance will provide a romantic evening out in February within the venue's historic surroundings, with tickets available for as little as £15.

Romantic Breaks at 42 The Calls

Our Love at 42 offer will provide an array of luxury treats and the finest of finishing touches to ensure an unforgettable Valentine's celebration in Leeds. Indulge in the bottle of ice cold Prosecco and delicious Hotel Chocolat Precious Heart included while taking in the four-star surroundings, complete with scattered rose petals. A hot bath full of sensual bath bubbles will ensure your room becomes a truly relaxing retreat and the hearty Yorkshire breakfast the following morning will provide the ideal start to the day, before you continue to explore the city. Treat that special someone to a romantic escape from just £125.50 per night by booking here.

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