13 date ideas this Valentine’s Day – 2020

Don't Just Get Flowers & Chocolates

Don’t Just Get Flowers & Chocolates


Valentine’s Day is approaching and the panic of last-minute gift-getting begins. Why not gift an unforgettable experience this Valentine’s Day? There’s so much to do in the New Ross area. Here are some fun ideas for activities with your partner or with friends.


Watch the sunrise at Hook Lighthouse or their food & tour sunset experience

We are truly spoiled with breathtaking scenery here in New Ross the (sometimes!) sunny south east, the Hook Peninsula is home to Ireland’s oldest intact working light house which juts out into the Celtic sea, offering unrivaled views of the Wexford coast.

Watching the sun go down at the tip of the Hook Peninsula is a memorable experience. The lighthouse watch-room offers spectacular panoramic views and enjoying this vista of the sunset at the end of the day is something we have enjoyed at the lighthouse for many years. This as a shared experience to visitors with the added flavour of some local and Irish food produce.”


Relax with a luxury couples spa day in the Brandon House Hotel Solas Croi Spa

Treat your special someone with the gift of relaxation and indulgence at the Solas Croi Spa at the Brandon House Hotel.

From unrivaled spa facilities and treatment rooms they’ve got all you need for the most romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day. Sink into sumptuous surroundings and enjoy being pampered like never before!


Grab a savoury pizza in Raymondo’s & have a movie night

Pizza is classic. Nothing can go wrong on a date night with pizza. If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing date or a romantic at-home date, this is a date night you’ll enjoy!  Who doesn’t love a good homemade pizza, so this date night is absolutely perfect for us…



Take a peaceful evening walk through Lacken Wood

Enjoy a romantic stroll surrounded by butterflies (Well maybe). Spend Valentine’s Day in the Lacken and take a leisurely stroll through the woods. Experience spring-blooming flowers, and more on this romantic self-led exploration time!

Stay in Loftus Hall for a heart-racing experience

A Valentine’s lockdown Saturday 15th February ? Are you brave enough to spend a night in Irelands most haunted house ? Walk the halls of Loftus with a Paranormal investigation team Would you dare celebrate Valentines like this………


Enjoy a lunchtime date in Cafe Nutshell

Done right, a breakfast or lunch date can be just as romantic as dinner. Start your day off right by lingering over eggs Benedict, pastries, and conversation, and send each other off to work with a long goodbye kiss.


Unwind at Creacon Wellness Retreat

If you’re looking for a gift that will go straight to the heart, body and mind….an unforgettable therapeutic experience awaits a creacon wellness retreat


Indulge with a slice of cake in Cups & Roses
Meet at this coffeehouse where the barista serves up a cappuccino with heart-shaped froth. a single rose in a vase for the table. Decide together on your two favourite cakes order both, and share. You might even be able to get away with a little footsie under the table.

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Explore Tintern Abbey together

If you’d asked someone to be your Valentine before the 13th century, they’d probably have looked at you as if you were mad. And checked you weren’t holding an axe. With stunning walks on our doorstep, there is no need to venture far from Tintern Abbey for those romantic trail walks.


Take a relaxing swim in Kilmokea Country Manor’s heated indoor pool

Kilmokea is the perfect getaway for a soak in a warm, cozy pool and a great way to complete the perfect romantic night away.



Delight in a cosy drink in The Green Door

If you’re looking for where to spend a romantic evening in New Ross then you’re in luck with the Green Door it is absolutely overflowing with little intimate spots and, they do so with the utmost style. Simply put, you’re definitely not strapped for choice with this perfect romantic venue.

Take a stroll on Duncannon beach then dine in Roches for dinner

Few settings can rival the beach when it comes to romance – the ocean waves’ soothing sounds, the sand’s soft feel between your toes, and the ocean waters’ beauty all combine to create an amorous atmosphere. And not many destinations which also have a restaurant like Roches on its doorstep.


Luxuriate with a romantic dinner in La Forge

Spice things up at this colourful establishment which offers exquisite ambience suited to any occasion and celebrate Valentines Day with a specially-crafted set menu created by Chef Gilles Laforge to inspire the palette with an evening of romance.


Let us know what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day in the comments!

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