Six Super-Sweet Valentine’s Date Ideas

Young woman holding beautiful red flowers bouquet

How will you be spending Valentine’s Day this year? Will you be enjoying an indulgent dinner, or perhaps you’re more of a thrill-seeking type?

If you’re stuck for ideas on how to spend 14 February, we’ve got you covered. We’re rounding up six ways you can celebrate at Pacific Epping.

No matter whether you’re planning to spend the day with your Valentine, gal-entine or perhaps even your gran-entine, we’ve got an idea to suit everyone. 

So, settle in and prepare to be inspired!

1.  The foodie date

As the old saying goes, the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach. If you’re on the hunt for a classic way to celebrate, you can’t go wrong with a romantic lunch or dinner date. No matter your budget or flavour preference, there’s something at the centre to suit every taste.

If you’ve decided to opt for a lunch date, perhaps you could treat your taste buds to a burger fromLaurie Dee’s or Eggs Benedict fromThe Coffee Club.

Would you rather a sophisticated dinner? If so, we recommend treating yourself to a date night at Saluti’s, TGI Fridays orLa Famiglia.

Couple cheering with glasses of red wine.

2. The thrill-seeking date

Calling all thrill seekers! Listen up, because we’ve got a bunch of entertainment offerings in the centre that are sure to offer a fun time.

Unleash your inner child as you run wild through Timezone and enjoy fun activities like Bowling, Laser Tag and of courseArcade Games.

It’s also the ideal way to spend Valentine’s Day with a group of friends or on a double date.

3. The adventurous date

Make the most of the warmer weather and take a walk on the wild side with an exhilarating outdoor adventure.

You could spend a night sleeping under the stars at a local camping ground, work up a sweat on a bike ride or cool down by taking a dip at your local lake, river or beach.

To grab all the gear you’ll need for your outdoor adventure, we recommend heading to Big W, Sports First and The Athlete’s Foot.

young couple riding retro bicycles in park on summer day

4. The hopelessly romantic date

Nothing says ‘romance’ quite like a picture-perfect picnic filled with delicious nibbles, great company and a picturesque outdoor view. 

The key to nailing a flawless picnic is selecting the perfect spread. Go for easy-to-share snacks such as cheese, dips, fresh fruit and bread.

Don’t forget to pack your picnic essentials, including a picnic rug, serving ware and of course a basket to carry everything in.

To source everything you’ll need for a romantic picnic, we suggest visiting Harris Scarfe, Target and Coles.

Picnic at the park on a grass, delicious food: basket, wine, grapes, peaches, baguette, cupcakes, figs, cheese, blue tablecloth, wineglass with champagne

5. The laid-back lovers’ date

Start the day off on the right note by treating your special someone to a surprise breakfast in bed.

Cook their favourite breakfast dish (think: pancakes, acai bowels or waffles), then serve on a beautifully decorated tray adorned with fresh flowers. If you want to take it up a notch, you could also add a super-sweet handwritten love letter.

This date idea is ideal for lovers who are time-poor and are looking for cost-effective date idea that comes from the heart.

To source your serving ware and breakfast in bed basics, we recommend paying a visit to Bed Bath N Table, Bras N Things and Floralicious.

My carefull man make breakfast for me

6. The movie buffs’ date

Do you and your special someone bond over your love of movies? We recommend taking a look at the latest flicks showing at <insert retailer name> and heading out for a date at the cinema.

There are so many exciting films to see during February, such as Long Story Short, Love, Weddings and Other Disasters or Indiana Jones. Talk about an ideal Valentine’s date night out!

If you’re in the mood to stay home, you could also create your very own cosy cinema experience in your loungeroom. To bring this date idea to life, we suggest grabbing some popcorn from Woolworths, lollies and chocolates fromSan Churro, and concrete mixers from Laurie Dee’s.

Portrait of a happy Latin American couple at the movies eating popcorn and watching a film