Valentine’s Day On A Budget

February 12th, 2020

Stuck for what to do with your significant other this Valentine’s Day? No problem! We’ve got plenty of ideas, whatever your budget, and wherever you are in the country! It doesn’t matter if you’re coupled up, or have been married for years – everyone can celebrate Valentine’s Day, including those singletons that just want to have a fun evening with friends. So here are some fun and cheap ideas for Valentine’s Day that are also cliché-free!


At Home

If you’re currently in a cast or not very well, that shouldn’t stop you enjoying the day. How about having a themed dinner and movie night at home? Watching Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck is even better when accompanied by a big plate of homemade spaghetti and meatballs. Or how about having a French themed evening whilst watching Amelie?



We’re based in West Sussex. If you’re local to the area, how about indulging your significant other in a calligraphy workshop at Chawton House? Tickets cost £65 per person, you’ll get a calligraphy kit to use and instruction on how to learn the basics of modern calligraphy and you’ll leave with your very own Valentine’s Day card. Tickets.



If you fancy going out, and you’re not local to West Sussex, maybe you could try your local museum? When museums stay open after hours, they tend to spice things up by throwing a party or holding a special event—especially on V-Day.

For example, the Natural History Museum in London has plenty of activities on offer, such as salsa classes, screen printing or you could just explore the exhibits after hours. Tickets start at £30.

If you’re after an activity to do with friends, the legendary Prince Charles cinema is hosting a Galentine’s Day double showing on 13 February to show two female-focussed films. They are also hosting events for couples on Valentine’s Day if that’s what you’re after!