The most romantic day of the year is coming up soon and there’s plenty of things to do for Valentines Day in the Peak District & Derbyshire so you can go to town and spoil your loved one! Enjoy traditional afternoon team, a candlelit dinner, luxury spa treatments, a ride out in the country in a vintage motor and more…Here’s our pick of some of the best things to do with your Valentine, enjoy:
1. Take a romantic tour of the Peak District in a classic vintage motor
What better way to enjoy Valentines Day and see the beautiful Peak District landscape than sitting high up in a vintage open topped car. Along quiet country lanes, tours such as Mr Darcy’s Dales, True Grit, Winter Warmer and more are just some of the tours which take you to some of the classic views and places of interest in the Peak District National Park.
T: 07886 021082
Entry / Cost: Tours prices vary – check website
2. Valentines Afternoon Tea at Chatsworth House
Treat your loved one to an indulgent Valentine’s Wedgwood afternoon tea with Laurent-Perrier in the Flying Childers restaurant. This indulgent experience will include a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé and is only available 14th – 15th February 2019. Advance bookings highly recommended – table bookings can be made using Open Table, via their website.
Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP
T: 01246 565300 (switchboard)
Entry / Cost: £50 per person
3. Losehill House Hotel & Spa
This hotel AA4* hotel is tucked away in pretty Edale, not far from Castelton and Hope, are currently offering their Winter Warmer spa day package, available until 28th February; so enjoy a Valentines treat if you’re flexible with dates. The offer includes a welcome drink on arrival, use of their spa 10am – 4pm, a two-course light lunch in their Orangery Restaurant and a
Tension Relief massage. The spa features an indoor heated pool with panoramic views across Winhill and the Hope Valley, a peaceful sauna and outdoor hot tub. There’s also three treatment rooms. The location of this hotel gives you access to beautiful Peak District countryside and of course Castleton which is always worth a visit for a cup of tea and a cake.
Lose Hill Lane, Edale Rd, Hope Valley, S33 6AF
T: 01433 621219
Entry / Cost: Winter Warmer offer is £85 per person
4. Valentines Dinner at The Peacock at Rowsley
The special Valentines tasting menu is available from 14th – 16th February 2019 in their elegant Michelin star restaurant. Dishes on the special menu include oysters, halibut, roast glazed duck, caramelised chocolate mousse and a selection of coffees and teas to finish. Rooms are also available at a special price for Valentines Day only – check their website for further details.
Bakewell Rd, Rowsley, Matlock, DE4 2EB
T: 01629 733518
Entry / Cost: £75 per person
5. Valentine’s Day at Columbine Restaurant
Situated in the heart of the beautiful spa town of Buxton, surrounded by Derbyshire’s Peak District, Columbine is an intimate, sophisticated restaurant is on two levels restaurant prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients from around the Peak District where ever possible, using local butchers, growers and suppliers. Their special Valentines menu features a four-course meal with various choices served on 14th February 2019 (vegetarian option is also available). A perfect place for pre-theatre dining at any time of the year.
7 Hall Bank, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EW
T: 01298. 78752
Entry / Cost: £33 per person
6. Valentines Day at East Lodge Hotel
Enjoy a special Valentines menu featuring three courses which include starters such as wild mushroom and rosemary soup and Ham hock and parsley ballotine. Main courses include Derbyshire beef fillet, sweet potato and sage gnocchi and locally reared pork tenderloin with black pudding wrapped in prosciutto. Deserts offered include chocolate mousse, banana and honeycomb parfait and a selection of ice cream and sorbets with shortbread hearts. Coffee and chocolates to finish. Rooms are also available from £85 (booked online).
Matlock Rd, Rowsley, Matlock, DE4 2EF
T: 01629 734474
Entry / Cost: £55 per person
7. Valentines Spa Day at the Devonshire Dome Spa
Enjoy a 30-minute back or scalp massage, along with two hours use of their first-class, award winning thermal spa facilities, including our hydrotherapy pool, essence-filled sauna, traditional steam room, monsoon shower and aromatherapy room .Sit back and unwind in our relaxation lounge or laze on our comfortable spa loungers with a glass of fizz and luxurious chocolates. This offer is available between 1st – 28th February 2019.
1 Devonshire Rd, Buxton, SK17 6RY
Opening times: Monday closed, Tuesday & Wednesday – contact the spa directly for availability, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm
T: 01298 338408
Entry / Cost: £80 per couple
8. Candlelit dinner at the Old Hall Hotel in Buxton
Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day to a romantic dinner at England’s oldest hotel. Enjoy canapés on arrival, followed by a sumptuous four-course dinner with coffee and Petits Fours, with an atmosphere of soft music in their candlelit restaurant. You could make it extra special and whisk the special person in your life away and indulge in a romantic getaway from £129 per couple. This special Valentines package is available on the 14th February 2019 and includes the Valentine’s meal, overnight accommodation in one of their individually furnished bedrooms and the award-winning full English breakfast the next morning. You could also upgrade to one of the Four-Poster bedrooms.
The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD
T: 01298 22841
Entry / Cost: £37.00 per person (four-course dinner), please call the hotel reception team to reserve your table on 01298. 22841 book the overnight package (from £129 per couple) online via their website.
9. Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre
Do something different with your Valentine! Have a go at snowboarding! Yep, you can do that in Derbyshire, even if we have no snow – at the Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre there’s lots of activities on offer including skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding and tubing. Even if you’re a complete beginner, they have lessons for total novices.
John Nike Lesiuetesport, Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, DE11 8LP
T: 01283 890089
Entry / Cost: Check their website for various prices
10. Valentines at Merchant’s Yard
The AA Rosette awarded restaurant is offering a special Valentine’s tasting menu – whether you’re visiting as a couple or as a group of friends , everyone is welcome. Alongside the carefully crafted à la carte and seven-course tasting menus there will be food and cocktail specials available on 14th February. The taster menu includes dishes such as spiced crab ‘cannelloni’, duck breast and the classic desert – Arctic Roll.
T: 01298 872442
Entry / Cost: £59.95 per person / £94.95 with wine flight
11. Valentine’s Dinner & Valentine’s Getaway at Makeney Hall Hotel in Belper
Makeney Hall Hotel is a magnificent Victorian Country Mansion situated in Belper, set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking views across the Amber Valley. This Valentines Day they’re offering a special three-course dinner with Prosecco (Valentine’s dinner is available 14th & 15th February). Make it extra special and stay for 1 night (available 7th – 17th February) in a superior room and enjoy chocolate strawberries and a bottle of Prosecco, rose petals on the bed and of course the delicious three-course dinner. Even better, wake up to a tasty breakfast the following morning too.
Entry / Cost: £67 per couple for the three-course dinner, overnight stay £179
12. Callow Hall Country House Hotel
Callow Hall is a beautiful Victorian Country House with 35 acres of lovingly tended grounds and woodland on the edge of the Dove valley in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. Dine with your loved one in their award winning restaurant on 14th February with a delicious four-course Valentine’s dinner menu, coffee and a glass of Prosecco. Special rooms rate for Valentines are also available – see their website for more information.
Mappleton Rd, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AA
T: 01335 300900
Entry / Cost: £49.95 per person
13. Hoar Cross Hall
Hoar Cross Hall serve a beautifully presented Afternoon Tea as well as fine dining and traditional Sunday lunch. The spa offers day packages such as the Afternoon Tea Spa Day and Twilight Spa or you can stay overnight at this grand Grade II listed hotel, set in 80 acres of pretty countryside. The spa has a wide range of facilities such as Nordic heat and ice Suite, with an Aspen wood sauna, steam rooms and ice temple, tropical and mist showers, saunas, steam rooms and saunariums, plunge pool, body jets, foot and shoulder massages, Kneipp foot bath and heated loungers. You’ll feel completely spoiled after a visit here.
T: 01283 575671
Entry / Cost: Various prices – check website
If you’re specifically looking for places to enjoy Afternoon Tea, read our pick of the best places for afternoon tea in the Peak District & Derbyshire.