Valentine’s Day celebrations may be slightly different this year, but you can still plan the perfect date night to enjoy with your lockdown love, when the time is right.

Ditch the traditional ideas and save the date for a romantic rendezvous to remember, thanks to these alternative date ideas in the Tees Valley.

Take things to the next level with an adventure along The Teesdale Way

Take a countryside walk to the next level with a joyful jaunt along the Teesdale Way, because nothing screams romance more than serene scenery and a romantic riverside stroll.

Discover Darlington, Eaglescliffe and Yarm together as you take on the Teesdale Way, making a pit stop at Tees Barrage Park, exploring Preston Park Museum or spoiling your significant other with some shopping on Yarm High Street.

Make waves with water sports

Find your perfect match at Hartlepool Marina with an on-water experience. Feel the thrill of a powerboat cruise, jump on a jet ski or test the water with paddleboarding.

Head to the Tees Barrage in Stockton and really get the blood pumping by taking on the Olympic standard white water rafting course. Or have an excuse to hold tightly to your partner as you conquer Air Trail, the UK’s biggest sky trail high ropes adventure course which towers beside the River Tees.

Relax into romance

Show them your softer side with a relaxing spa experience at the five-star Rockliffe Hall resort near Darlington. Take a dip in the infinity pool in the Garden Spa and enjoy lunch, dinner or afternoon tea in one of three magnificent restaurants.

Find the ultimate romantic spot at Wynyard Hall and spend an evening in the lakeside hot tubs with a glass of fizz in hand.

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