Easter bank holiday is just around the corner (can we get a YAY?) and we hope all of you lovely peeps have a date lined up. Perhaps you are still looking for some things to do? Fret not fellow daters, your Plenty More Fish Team has been busy researching the wibbly wobbly web and found these cracking date suggestions for you:
Brighton, Bristol, London and Oxford
What better way to spend a date than to treat your sweet to some sweet treats? During the Easter weekend Brighton, Bristol, London and Oxford are all throwing their own Chocolate Festivals. Each event will be host to dozens of stalls showcasing artisan produced chocolate made from pure ingredients. You and your date will find everything from hot chocolate to chocolate cakes, chocolate churros to chocolate pretzels, chocolate chilli to chocolate cocktails. Total chocolate heaven if you ask us.
But that’s not all. If you want to combine pleasure with knowledge, you can also learn about the goodness of real chocolate, take lessons on how to create your own chocolate or drop in at a Masterclass cookery demonstration and pick up recipes to turn your next dinner date into a dark and delicious delight. Sweet!
For a theatrical and musical feast, head over to Birmingham, where Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is currently showing at the Birmingham Hippodrome. It’s a story of mystery and unrequited love and a real treat for the eyes and ears. Add a little extra and indulge in mouth-watering canapés and Champagne, served at your own reserved foyer table either pre-show or during the interval. Click here for pricing and to book tickets. To get more details on the show specials click this link.
If you prefer sampling the malty delights of real beers and ales, then Manchester is the place to be. Running through the Easter weekend, The Fisherman’s Retreat is host to the Beer Festival, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the taste of 40 local real ales as well as beers in wooden casks plus entertainment. The entertainment on Friday and Saturday is priced at £12 and £6 on Sunday, so perfect for the more money conscious dater. Featured bands are:
Friday: Phil Lyons and his New Vintage Band
Saturday: NorthWest 12 – 12 piece soul band
Sunday: Quadrille Ceilidh Band
To book tickets, call 01706 825314 or visit www.fishermansretreat.com.
For a dose of cultural history and a romantic stroll in breathtaking scenery, visit Yorkshire’s Castle Howard. This magnificent 18th-century mansion is set within 1,000 acres of stunning landscaping which are located in the Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. And during the bank holiday the grounds will be home to the Easter Fair offering vintage rides, sweet stalls and sheep racing.
Castle Howard is also a very popular wedding destination, which may come in handy some day. I wouldn’t necessarily mention that to your date though 😉
Ramp up the dating fun factor and head over to Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, home to Urban Wave, a new all year round sports activity that can simulate popular boarding such as surfing, wake-boarding, body-boarding and snow-boarding without getting wet! Shaped like a wave, a rotating special surface of 6 meters wide and 9 meters long, gives you enough space to ride and do tricks and is bound to have you both laughing your head off. The cool thing is up to two people can use Urban Wave at the same time, making it perfect for a date. So go ahead and be totally boglius (which is surf lingo for cool and awesome).
We hope you found our suggestions useful and we wish you a hoppy bank holiday weekend.
Maz and the Plenty More Fish Team x