Valentine’s Day…on a budget!

Let us be your cupid this Valentine’s Day with this handy list of activities. Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be about being flashy and spending your entire student loan or pay check – here’s a few ways you can have a good time without breaking the bank. Whether you’re in love, trying to win over someone’s affection or single and ready to mingle, we’ve got it all!

Greggs- ‘fine dining experience’

Ever since the 1930’s, Greggs has been a staple in any Geordie’s diet. As Newcastle is the home of the Gregg family, it is the best place to have a romantic meal with the traditional cuisine on the menu in true Geordie style! Cheap and always cheerful, you can never go wrong with a Greggs which is why several stores across the country are opening their doors on Valentine’s day and serving only the finest pasties and dishiest doughnuts. Stores will be revamped and made into romantic candlelit restaurants complete with mood lighting and music. Diners will be waited on hand and food and for a mere £15, a full four course meal including a glass of fizz could be a night to remember for you and your sweetheart.

Tables are available to book now

The Newcastle branch taking part is – 73/75 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JE

South Shields drive in movie night- 9th- 18th February

Think popcorn and milkshakes bigger than your head. Imagine cuddling up to your beau under the stars whilst staring up at the big screen. Experience romance the way it is ‘in the movies’. Once again, the ever-popular South Shields Drive-In movie theatre at Bent’s Park is back just in time for Valentine’s Day with rom-com after rom-com to put a little bit of love in the air. Cars are able to drive in and park in front of the up-right screen and audio will be transmitted through a FM radio signal. The pop-up cinema will run from 9th until 18th February with tickets being £27-£32 per car. Films include: Pretty Woman, Bridget Jones’s Diary, 10 Things I Hate About You and Dirty Dancing.

Click here to book your spot!

Grey’s Club, Swingers Singles night- 14th February

Single and ready to mingle? Just want to dance the night away with your best pals? Both can be done at Grey’s Club singles night on the 14th February. Gents, put on your crispest white tee and ladies slap on those eyelashes ready to bat at all the potential suitors and boogie your way down to the best and most romantic night of the year! Remember, just because you begin Valentine’s Day alone doesn’t mean you have to end it that way…

Tickets are selling fast so get yours now for only £6!

Valentines funfair at Team Valley- 8th- 18th February

This Valentine’s Day it’ll be the 10th anniversary of the fun fair, making it an even more special day. The fair will open at 1:30pm each day and stay open until late, for those who wish to ride on the Ferris wheel with a bit more privacy. The majority of rides are only £1 which is perfect for couples on a budget.

Three-course lunch for two at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill

Newcastle’s Marco Pierre White offers a modern fine dining experience for all its customers and before you get put off and say the price is too high, Groupon, the fantastic worldwide marketplace offering thousands of deals, has a staggering up to 50% off deal for a three-course meal at the four-star restaurant. The standard Marco Pierre White Valentine’s menu is £99 per couple but with Groupon’s deal and set menu, diners can eat for only £24.50! Sit back and relax in the stylish restaurant whilst you’re waited on and tended to your every need, so you can focus on wowing your special someone.

Go to the Groupon website or click here to find out more.

Mineral House Spa at Crowne Plaza Newcastle

For the couples looking to splash out a little bit more but still not break the bank, Mineral House Spa at Crowne Plaza is a great way to relax together. The £130 ‘Spa in style for two people’ deal includes two 25-minute treatments and afternoon tea! Along with that you are granted 2 hours use of all the spa facilities along with robes, towels and slippers. Treat yourself and your valentine to this blissful spa experience and let love be the only thing on your mind.

Click here for more information.