Valentine’s Day 2022: six alternative things to do in and around Liverpool
Looking for something different this Valentine’s Day? Here are some of the best alternatives for you and your significant other.
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Single? In a long-distance relationship? Or just simply just bored of the usual Valentine’s Day fare?
Here are some of Liverpool’s best alternatives to the classic dinner date that put a twist on the looming day of romance.
Camelot Rises – Jennifer’s body
Billed as a fully immersive zombie drive thru and cinema experience you will have to hop in the car for this one and head to the old Camelot Theme Park in Chorley.
Once there, you enter the zombie infested world of Camelot Rises. Valentine’s may get a little blood-soaked.
It’s fully immersive, interactive, and only the best horror films feature on the Camelot Rises schedule throughout February and March. On the Valentines Day, it’s showing Jennifer’s Body.
There will also be a fully licensed bar and food vendors available, if you still have the stomach for it.
For more information go to the Park n Party website.
Echo & the Bunnymen
Born and bred in Liverpool in the late 70s, Echo & the Bunnymen are returning to their hometown for a Valentine’s gig at the Philharmonic, originally scheduled for last May.
Considered one of the most influential bands in British history, they’ve found renewed fame more recently with the inclusion of their songs on Netflix hits Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why.
Where better to take your significant other if you’re looking to shake off that winter lethargy.
For more information go to the Echo and the Bunnymen website.
One Team Scavenger Hunt
Organised by Puzzling Adventures, this event is a mix between a scavenger hunt, adventure race and a self-guided informative tour.
Beginning at Chavasse Park, its central location makes it perfect for those who want to follow up their date with dinner, or even breakfast or lunch as you choose the time yourself.
Price is per group. So you can easily double-date or invite friends if you want to keep things casual.
For more information go to EventBrite.
Looking for a gig but the Philharmonic isn’t your thing? Then perhaps try the Arts Club on Seel Street for Dry Cleaning, who gained universal acclaim for their Boundary Road Snacks and Sweet Princess EPs in 2019.
They’ve been touring ever since, so their debut album New Long Legs is surely something to catch live. Why not do so on a Valentine’s date?
More information is available on their website.
Breakout Escape Rooms
Enter one of thirteen escape rooms and test your puzzle-solving skills as a couple at Breakout Liverpool.
Would you choose Outbreak or the Heist, Sabotage or the Cursed Carnival?
You’ll have 60 minutes to join minds and get out. But don’t stress out about getting stressed-out: there are five levels of difficulty for you to choose from. Perfect for both the casual and the competitive.
Open Air Cinema: Casablanca
Its unabashedly romantic but with enough of a twist to satisfy that feeling you could be doing something more exciting.
St Luke’s Bombed-out church is hosting an open-air cinema night screening the classic film Casablanca.
Bring your own blanket, get a boozy hot drink from the fully stocked bar and snuggle up with a loved one with a backdrop of Liverpool’s most famous church.