Valentines Day with social value

Valentine’s Day is coming up and we’ve rounded up some of the best romantic gifts and original Valentine’s Day activities community businesses have to offer. Find your local community business and see how they can help you get in the mood for love and benefit your community!

Socially good Valentine’s gifts

From heart-shaped stools to candle holders, Wood Saints in Wolverhampton, the community wood recycler, can design bespoke Valentine themed items for all your heart’s desires.

Want to make your own gift for Valentines? Look no further than Make Liverpool who are offering a jewellery making course for you and / or your partner to make something special for one another. Book onto the event.

Stretford Public Hall are getting art and crafty this Valentine’s day. Head down and enjoy the fun by designing a paper garland for your loved one.

 

Original Valentine’s activities

If you’d rather sit back and indulge this Valentines, make sure to head to Stepney City Farm where you can feast on Jerk BBQ and enjoy craft beers with your significant other whilst raising money for Help Refugees.

Experience community at its best this Valentines in one of the many community owned pubs around England. Have a look at some of the best and take your pick!

Snuggle up and watch a community made film! Tortoise In Love was made by the whole village of Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire and saw almost 400 people take part!

Eden Project are offering an intimate dining experience in the Tropics for a very limited number of couples who will enjoy a locally sourced 3 course meal alongside access to the Eden.

Enjoy a three-course meal in Bamford for £20 courtesy of The Angler’s Rest. Have a look at the romantic menu on offer.

For those who object to Valentine’s day, there’s always the Anti-Valentine’s day celebrated at the Star and Shadow Cinema. Head down to ‘drown your romantic sorrows as we weep noisily into our pints to a bewildering soundtrack of abject existential angst’.