Valentine’s Day 2020 date ideas: the most unusual and romantic activities in Sheffield to surprise your date

The most romantic day of the year is fast approaching, and no one wants to be bored on St Valentine’s Day.

By Conor Marlborough
Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 5:00 pm

So whether you are aiming to impress a new beau - or trying to surprise an old flame - here are some alternative romantic activities to take a date to.

Adventure Now

Address: Kenwood Road Kenwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield S7 1NQ

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Fancy an alpaca trek with your significant other?

Does your partner like axe throwing? Yes? Excellent. This is the place for them. No? Well then they better enjoy crossbows, because the two of you are going to be getting medieval at this outdoor activity centre with rave reviews on TripAdvisor.

TeamSport Indoor Go Karting

Address: Tinsley Industrial Estate Shepcote Way Unit 7-8, Sheffield S9 1TH

Nothing says “I love you” like smashing into your significant other at 40mph while going round a hairpin bend. This go-karting experience is sure to get the adrenaline pumping on Valentine’s Day.

Escape Sheffield

Address: 33 High Street, Sheffield S1 2GA

Purposefully locking yourself in a room with your crush might not seem very romantic - but it offers you both the chance to get through all that first date awkwardness. Put your heads together to solve the puzzle and see how well you gel as a team.

Awesome Walls Climbing Centre

Address: Garter Green Industrial Centre Garter Street, Sheffield S4 7QX

This is perfect for any couples who pretend not to be competitive. Shrug off the fact that she managed to reach higher than you. It’s fine. It’s fine, honestly. It’s just a laugh. It’s FINE.

The National Videogame Museum

Address: The National Videogame Museum, Castle House, Angel St,, Sheffield S3 8LN

Take a trip through joystick history with your partner in this interactive shrine to videogames. They let you play them - I repeat, THEY LET YOU PLAY THE GAMES.

Jump Inc Trampoline Park

Address: Vulcan Road Meadowhall, Sheffield S9 1EW

Get sweaty for all the wrong reasons at this 24,000 sq ft trampoline park.

Zombie Infection

Address: Rotherham, Sheffield S3 9QH

Not one for the faint-hearted, this zombie infested factory is a great place to test out your crush’s survival skills. Romantic acts of heroism are definitely encouraged.

Holly Hagg

Address: Long Lane off Stephen Hill/Back Lane, Crosspool, Sheffield S10 5PY

You’ll have to book ahead if you want a place on one of the alpaca treks through the Rivelin Valley, as Holly Hagg is rated as the single best thing to do in the whole of Sheffield.