Playdate shares top Valentine’s dates ideas

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. With there so many places to choose to go on a date, Playdate, the UK’s first dating app aimed solely at single parents, has taken the stress out of choosing the ideal destination by compiling a list of the top 10 dating destinations this Valentines.  

We haven’t forgotten families either and have added in a few places where the whole family can go and enjoy a fun Valentine’s day together.

The list includes a selection of the UK’s best dating destinations as well as a few more slightly unusual choices.

This list has been created by the team at Playdate who asked users of the app and social media followers for suggestions as well as throwing in a few of their own.

This list includes both family friendly venues where you can bring the kids along as well as venues that are great for adults only! We hope you find it useful!

The list in full is

ROMANTIC DATES

The Tent (at the End of the Universe), Fitzrovia

The intimate, romantic space is draped in bedouin cloth with a moon sculpture and twinkly stars illuminating over a sexy red glow. Perfect for blossoming love.

Gloryholes, Various

For fun things to do on Valentine’s Day in the UK, whether you head to the Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby or Lincoln edition, GloryHoles promises cheeky, adults-only mini-golf. Swing your shaft at all of these holes come the 14th of February, with plenty of opportunities to refuel with a bite to eat and arcade games to try afterward.

Peter Street Kitchen, Manchester

Peter Street Kitchen is a splendidly airy space for spoiling your boo in Manchester. The menu on the 14th of February starts at £105 per guest and showcases a mix of Japanese and Mexican flavours, including ribeye with truffle and wasabi butter, as well as stone bass accompanied by Andean chilli lime sea salt.

Summer Lodge, Dorset

Looking for a fancy spot to woo your significant other? Look no further than Summer Lodge. This five-star country house hotel in Dorset has got it all, from lunch to afternoon tea to dinner, all made with the freshest local ingredients from their very own gardens and suppliers.

The Florist, Liverpool

For those of you seeking out the most romantic restaurants in the UK, The Florist is sending hearts aflutter in Liverpool. Start off with a sharing platter and follow up with lamb kofta, burgers or steak for mains. Then, there’s warm salted chocolate butterscotch brownie and ice cream to finish. Yum.

FAMILY DATES

The Balloon Museum, London

The Balloon Museum is a wonderfully quirky experience that will enthrall the whole family.

Sealife Centres, Various

Dive into underwater worlds in various cities, like Brighton’s stunning aquarium or London’s interactive exhibits.

Shrek’s Adventure! London or Manchester 

Join Shrek and Donkey on a hilarious interactive quest through the DreamWorks universe.

Gravity, London

Gravity prides itself on being the most immersive venue in London and we agree!  There is so much to take part in, everything from esports to VR darts and urban golf.

Lake District National Park

Hike breathtaking trails, explore charming villages, and take in the stunning scenery of England’s largest national park.


Playdate is the UK’s first dating app catering solely to single parents which hit the UK app stores in 2021.  The app was founded by single mum and marketing entrepreneur, Nevine Coutry, who knows how tough dating as a single parent can be. Frustrated at the lack of opportunities to meet like-minded single parents, she decided to launch her own app. Today, Playdate boasts over 50,000 users, has successfully raised pre-seed investment, and is on its way to scale and expand the business in the next few years. Her vision with Playdate is to allow single parents to find meaningful relationships, which work alongside their lifestyle and commitments.