10 creative date ideas for Brummies & those visiting Birmingham to celebrate Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is literally knocking on the door - can you also smell all the red roses and chocolate truffles? Oh I can. And I hope they're all for me! Have you already made plans for the big VD 2017? If not then I might have just done the job for you - I've gathered 10 exciting events taking place on or around the 14th February 2017 in Birmingham with some of my favourite places to roam around thrown in for good measure. I'm sure you'll find one that takes your fancy!

What to do in Birmingham on Valentine's Day this year

💕​The Parisian style date
When: anytime
Where: The Mailbox
Do you sometimes dream about walking across a beautiful Parisian bridge hand in hand with your better half? Especially one of those gorgeous Renaissance bridges covered in heart-shaped locks with initials of couples from all over the world? Well, you don't have to go to Paris anymore. Birmingham has got its very own Love Lock Bridge at the Cube, just around the corner from the Mailbox!

💕 One for the acrobatic souls
When: 11th February
Where: CircusMASH, Kings Heath
If you're looking for something completely out of the box this year then CircusMASH in Kings Heath has got the answer for you. Join their 3-hour couple workshop where you're going to give everything circus a go from swings to all things acrobatic and magical! This would definitely make for a Valentine's Day to remember! You can find more info here.

💕 When you just want to have a laugh
When: 14th February
Where: The Glee Club, Hurst Street
If you're on your first date, on the 43299th date or without a date, there's always an opportunity to laugh at everything lovely dovey, isn't there! Pop to Glee Club this Valentine's Day for their Valentine's Special - Stand Up in Love. You can book your tickets here.

💕 The proper old school Valentine
When: 11th & 14th February
Where: The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen, Custard Factory
Or what I'd like to call a classic. A good romantic film that makes you cry but then saves it with  a handful of good one liners together with dinner & a glass of your favourite red. The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen have prepared a special Hearts Alive Season showing the likes of When Harry Met Sally (I have a complete meltdown every time I watch it - which is at least 12 times in a year, every year) or Dirty Dancing (yes!!). You can reserve your tickets & dinner table here.

💕 The proper old school Valentine 2.0
When: 14th February
Where: Artrix Cinema, Bromsgrove
Oh, is it Dirty Dancing again?! And with food again?! You can't possibly top that, I hear you cry. Well, I can. Or should I say the Artrix Cinema can. You can have the film and the food whilst watching the film from your very own car (with the heating on and a burger on your lap). Surely nothing beats a romantic drive-in film, right? Book your parking spot here

💕 A dash of Shakespeare
When: 14th & 15th February
Where: Birmingham REP, Centenary Square
If you're into your classics but don't really want to bore your date with Two Noble Kinsmen or The Hamlet with all their swords and that complicated very-Black-Country-sounding accent then try the new modern twist on Shakespeare at the REP. The Reduced Shakespeare Company will be performing their take on William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play - read more here

💕 The guide to being single
When: 10th - 12th February
Where: The Old Joint Stock, Temple Row 
Oh the irony. I'm telling you to take a date to the Guide to Being Single at the Old Joint Stock? Well, yes I am. This musical comedy is apparently suitable for singles and couples alike as it takes you through a series of unfortunate love events of a couple of twenty-somethings looking for that perfect love (or are they?). The Old Joint Stock theatre is my favourite and I have seen a plenty of plays there - they most definitely can't do no wrong in my eyes! Book your tickets here

💕 The one for a Tinder date
When: 11th February
Where: Birmingham city centre
I've been there. I've done that. In fact I've been on a blind date so many times I can't even remember all the men I've met (about 99% of them were absolutely terrible - one whispering into my ear that I'm a saucy pussycat, that remaining 1% was Shaun). So I know very well how awkward that first date can be. Especially with Valentine's Day around the corner and love hearts being thrown from hotel balconies and rooftops around the city. Positively Birmingham walking tours might be a good start if you're DEAD nervous and don't want to jump into the sitting next to each other in a caf right away. You will walk around the city centre - the tour takes about an hour and half & you will be listening to the guide showing you all the sights whilst giggling quietly away with your lovely Valentine. Not everyone's ideal first date but definitely a good one to try for introverts & those who find it difficult to find their words. Read more about the tours here.    

💕 Paint & wine
When: 14th February
Where: Park Regis, Broad Street
Maybe one for slightly more mature audience but one that sounds fun nonetheless. Especially if you're into Bob Ross & a glass of red kind of fun. Park Regis is throwing a couples evening where you can learn to paint under the tutelage of an art teacher whilst sipping on a glass of delicious wine & nibbling off the painter's platter. Find out more about the event here.       

💕 World's most famous love story
When: 17th - 25th February
Where: Hall Green Little Theatre
It just wouldn't be a Valentine's Day date guide if I didn't aim your footsteps towards the world's most famous love story. Especially if you can't celebrate on the weekend before the Valentine's Day or on the 14th February (or you may have just forgotten, oops!) this is the way to save the day (and the date, also probably your relationship). Book tickets for Romeo & Juliet here.

I hope you've enjoyed reading this & perhaps have found some inspiration for this years Valentine's Day! 
Let me know what your plans are in the comments below please, I'd love to know!
10 creative date ideas for Brummies & those visiting Birmingham to celebrate Valentine's Day