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22 Jan 2018

Lovers by Lakeside plus other Valentine's Day ideas in Sydney

You can’t avoid it, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and luckily there are a variety of ways to spend the special day in Sydney. From romantic picnics, casual bar scenes, DIY activities – here’s your ultimate guide to celebrating February 14. Don't worry, it's not all romance and roses, there are plenty of ways to get outdoors too.

Movie night for the romantic couple

For Southwest Sydneysiders looking for a bit entertainment, Lovers by Lakeside will be showcasing a romantic-favourite, 50 First Dates, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Snuggle up with your beau as the sun goes down over one of the most stunning locations in Sydney at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. Enjoy a free glass of champagne with each movie ticket or book a tasty hamper which includes bubbles plus the cinema tickets.

An outdoor date for the adventurous couple

A Date with Nature at Centennial Parklands is an original (and brand new!) way to spend Valentine’s Day outdoors with your special someone. From camping enthusiast to city-slickers, all skill levels are welcome to join the Bushcraft Experts to learn survival essentials like shelter and raft building and how to spot native wildlife. If your relationship survives the great outdoors, the evening will conclude with a BYO picnic or you can order one here if you have had enough DIY for the day.

A twist on the tradional date

Relax, sit back and watch the world go by with your sweetheart at Busby’s Bar at Victoria Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. With sprawling views of the sparkling harbour and majestic trees canopying the lawn, this pop-up bar is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet cocktail. Even the anti-Valentine’s Day movement can’t fault an evening drink at this picturesque, iconic location – so play it cool and stop in, even it's just for a quick drink after work.

Weekend away in the Blue Mountains

Break away from the big smoke and escape to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah by helicopter or take the short two hour drive. Stay overnight at the Jungle Lodge, conveniently situated inside the Garden, perfect for bird watching and animal spotting. Wake up to panoramic views and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Potager, Mount Tomah before exploring the Garden.

The New Year and Valentine's Day is a popular time to propose - so for the first time, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah will be hosting a Wedding Open Day on 17 February. While at the Garden you will be able to see some of the popular wedding and ceremony sites, meet with local suppliers and try food and wine from the brand new restaurant, The Potager, Mount Tomah.  Now that is an impressive way to spend Valentine's Day!
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