House of Coco is here to help you impress bae and show you’ve gone the extra mile organising date night.
Here are seven ideas in Leeds that are a little different to the usual ‘dinner and drinks plan’, perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond …
Challenge each other to a game of crazy golf
Pick one of three epic courses at Junkyard Golf and get a glimpse of your loved one’s competitive side as you battle for the title of number one putter. Each course is the perfect mix of fun golf holes, photo opportunities, fab tunes and a great atmosphere. They offer a range of punny cocktails (‘Drank U, Next’ being a #TeamCoco fave) and with a bar halfway round each course, there is absolutely nothing to complain about.
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Mix your own drinks with a cocktail masterclass
If drinking is your thing then this is the perfect upgrade to a regular ‘drinks out’ invitation. Revolution offers a number of masterclass packages, which allow you to step behind the bar and get creative with cocktails. You can even add delicious food into your package to keep you going while you learn the tricks of the trade.
Get the last laugh at a comedy night
With a ‘shared sense of humour’* being billed as the secret to a successful relationship, this is a great way to put that to the test. Visit The Hifi Club for an evening of laughs at Yorkshire’s longest running independent comedy night (every Saturday, 7-10pm).
Explore a secret bar
If you’re looking to impress your partner and show-off your knowledge of the city, then we recommend one of Leeds’ secret bars. Hidden in the Grand Arcade, The Domino Club, is one of the best and the element of mystery as you lead the way through Lord’s Barbering shop and into this speakeasy-style bar is bound to be a hit.
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Spice up your date night with a salsa class
Ever wondered if you and your partner would be any good on Strictly Come Dancing? Well at Revolucion De Cuba you can find out. Every Tuesday they host a ‘Salsa Social’ night giving beginners an opportunity to take to the dance floor. The 30-minute free taster class (at 7pm) and 2 for 1 cocktails make this a no-brainer if you want to let loose and have a laugh, all while learning a new skill.
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Get locked in an escape room
Imagine this: you and your date are locked in a room, there’s no one else around and you finally have some alone time. Except this isn’t a perfect romantic scenario, as you’ve got to solve a series of difficult puzzles and challenges to get out. Although escape rooms can be high-pressure situations they are a great way to test your teamwork and would be a fab idea for double or triple dates (but there are plenty that tailor the rooms to two people too).
Put your vocal cords to the test in a recording booth
Our #TeamCoco Editor Laura recently visited Beat Street Studios and found that a session in the studio laying down some vocals can be a hilarious way to spend some time with your other half – and a CD loaded with your very own song is a great souvenir to take away.
*As found by Professor Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas, 2017