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Plans for an alternative Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is synonymous with boxes of chocolate and three-course Valentine’s themed meals but here are our top five suggestions for things to do that will get your heart racing in more ways than one

Calvert Kielder 
Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland NE48 1BS
01434 250 232
www.visitkielder.com
Located in the heart of Kielder Water & Forest Park, Calvert Kielder offers exhilarating outdoor activities to all. Be brave and try the High Ropes Drop, running across the balancing beam, along slippery and swinging logs as well as tackling the hanging cargo net, trying not to fall head over heels like you did for each other.

Infinite Durham
New Ferens Park, Belmont DH1 1GG
03333 442220
www.infiniteair.co.uk
Make your heart, and your body, jump at Infinite Air Extreme Trampoline in Durham. Perfect for those wanting a high energy activity, hone your skills or learn new tricks several feet in the air on the performance beds, or play one-on-one basketball, where the ball won’t be the only thing bouncing. You can also battle each other on the beam, before falling into the foam pit in exhaustion. 

Keswick Launch Co.
Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5DJ
01768 772263
www.keswick-launch.co.uk
Hire a boat and sail away on a lake cruise as you explore Derwentwater and its four islands. Navigate through still and tranquil waters as your eyes take in the natural beauty of the Cat Bells and the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale’. On your return to land, take a lakeland walk following one of the many routes leading to famous landmarks including Lodore Falls and Lingholm, the holiday home of Beatrix Potter.

Flamborough Head
Bridlington, YO15 1AR
Stretch your legs and feel that salty sea breeze ruffle your hair as you take a romantic stroll along the coast at Flamborough Head. For those wanting something a bit more intense, hike along the windy and rugged white cliffs and visit the two ancient lighthouses, making sure to bring a blanket for when you’re resting or to wrap up in as you watch the glorious sunset.

Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields
Battery Forest, Doncaster DN10 6DG
01302 868841
www.bawtrypaintballfields.co.uk
Located within 365 acres of natural woodland, you and your partner can have endless, high stakes fun that will get your blood pumping and your feet moving. Run, duck and dive over the 16 award-winning game zones, complete with real movie props, including army jeeps and helicopters. Come with a killer instinct and remember, its all fair in love and war. 

Published in: February 2019

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