If you’re lucky enough to have secured a babysitter over the Valentine’s Day weekend, but fancy doing something a little bit different this year, here are some interesting date ideas in Leeds that you might not have considered.
With both city centre venues and local South Leeds options to suit all tastes and budgets, there should be something for everyone in this list!
Murder Mystery Escape Room
A unique addition to Leeds’s escape room scene, The Murder Mystery Escape Room by NH Events in Armley is where you’ll spend an hour escaping and a further hour working together to evaluate the evidence and solve the whodunnit! An activity with lots of laughs and excitement throughout (with the potential for arguments depending on how competitive you both get!). Contact 07731 842035 for information and bookings.
Castleton Mills, Off Armley Lane, Armley, LS12 2DS.
2. The Tetley
For those looking for a slightly more cultured date night, The Tetley is a great option. Excellent beer, locally sourced menu at this pioneering contemporary arts centre that’s not enough to draw you in this Valentines they’re hosting a special Valentine’s Day Quiz! Join them for this themed pub quiz for £5 per team and the chance to win the cash prize and a bottle of champagne! Call The Tetley for more information 0113 320 2323.
Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ.
3. Roxy Ballrooms
If you want to wow your date with your bar game prowess, then look no further! Challenge each other at ping pong, mini-golf, shuffleboard and beer pong. Add in their range of signature cocktails, craft beers and pizzas, they have everything to ensure the competitive couple have an amazing Valentines.
Boar Lane and Merrion Street, Leeds City Centre.
4. Domino Club, Live Jazz
If you’re looking to impress your date this live music bar should do the trick, most people don’t even know it’s there. Everyone’s favourite secret club, they bring together cocktails, whiskey and live jazz for a perfect evening out. This Valentines they have a special performance from KONL & Ko who will be setting the tone for a memorable night. Original versions of familiar tunes from a revolving all star cast! Entry to the club is through the barber’s shop.
7 Grand Arcade, Leeds LS1 6PG.
5. Sunken Studio Pottery
If you and your partner are more of a crafty couple, then a pottery making date might be more up your street. At Sunken Studio’s create whether you’re working with clay for the first time or lots of the time they have a course that would suit! Go and find your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze this Valentines. Bookings and information on 07739 079438.
Unit 1, Beaver House, Carlisle Rd, Leeds LS10 1LB.
6. Jump Inc
If it’s a Valentines adventure you’re after look no further than Leeds’s Premier Trampoline Park. Advertised as the most fun you’ll have in an afternoon; they have now opened their 6000 sq ft inflatables park! Jump your way around their slides, cannon jump, obstacle course and the inflatable basher cars. Read our Mumbler review here.
1 Benyon Park Way, Holbeck, Leeds LS12 6DP.
7. City Bloc Climbing
If you’re looking for a more active date but don’t fancy braving the stormy season outdoors, then look no further than City Bloc Climbing Centre! Dedicated to bouldering, they welcome beginners, pro’s and everything in-between. For a first timer take a beginner’s course and maybe pick up a new hobby to learn together this Valentine’s Day. Call 0113 391 2652 to find out more.
Home of Slung Low theatre company, for those looking for a very cultured evening then why not join them for a show this Valentines. A variety of companies use the place to showcase their work that might not otherwise be available in Leeds. All works there are Pay as you Feel so expect the cast to give it their all to ensure you have an amazing night! Afterwards, stay for a couple of pints in their cosy bar, part of the oldest social club in Britain. 0113 226 0808.
If you fancy something very different (and don’t mind getting a bit sweaty with your date!!) try the exciting and extremely popular KrushBox class for free! Have fun and burn some major calories. High energy classes suitable for all levels including beginners, but make sure you take water! More information on 07545 775717.
13th Feb, Premier Martial Arts, St Catherine’s Business Complex, Broad Lane, Leeds LS13 2TD.
10. Junkyard Golf
You and your date can battle your way through nine-hole crazy golf courses with a cocktail in hand. The course with holes like UV disco, scrapyard slides, circus freaks and jungle bathtubs. For an added feel good boost this Valentine’s day, they are donating ALL proceeds to their partner charity Love Support Unite. Enjoy their Valentines cocktail specials and the ultimate ballad playlist whilst you experience the future of crazy golf.
The Light the Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL.
11. Valentines Special Lip-Syncing Competition
Choose Your Song, Feel Your Artist, Mime Your Artist – You Are A Star! Join the Constitutional for their ultimate Lip Sync Battle this Valentines! For the extroverts feel free to take part and serenade your (long suffering?!) partner, or if you prefer, just sit back and enjoy the performance. This is a pay as you feel event, tickets can be reserved at Eventbrite.com.
The Constitutional, 51 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5HX
12. Headingley Valentines Social
Enjoy an evening of good food, good music and good company. There’s live music from the Soul Surgeons, a 9 piece, Leeds based band with a 3 piece horn section and a support act from Steve Leach – who will sing some Valentine songs, Owen will be DJing and of course some fabulous food from the Rainbow Junktion will be served in the Assembly Bar + Kitchen. Old and New Soul, Blues and a dash of Motown. Pay as you can, donations on the door, £5 suggested.
Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN
We hope you have a brilliant child free night trying something new! And if you have a moment to support a local business and share your feedback, please take a moment to leave a recommendation in the local parents Facebook chat group – thank you!