WITH figures from Lovehoney revealing that Bournemouth is in the top 20 of the UK’s most romantic places, it’s no surprise that many local businesses offer Valentine’s events for loved-up couples in the area.

The research revealed that couples in this seaside town spend more money on each other for Valentine’s than almost anywhere else in the UK.

But if you are someone who hasn’t made plans for Valentine’s Day or have not yet been informed of your partners supposed plans, do not fear.

We have compiled a list of truly lovely, if quirky things to do this Valentine’s Day.

1. Pause Cat Café

If you and your partner are lovers of furry friends and homemade food, look no further for Valentine’s Day ideas.

For £20 per person in an hour slot, you will have the opportunity to mingle with the Pause rescue kitties and dine on High Tea, which includes scones, sandwiches and cakes.

You will also be provided with a hot or cold drink each.

If this sounds like the purrfect Valentine’s Day to you, book your timeslot via their website: https://pausecatcafe.co.uk/shop/valentines/

The café will be open from 12-7pm, with last entry at 6pm.

2. Swyre Head sunset watching

The highest point of Purbeck Hills is the ideal location to snuggle up warm with your loved one and watch the sun sink behind the sky.

Pack a picnic and a blanket or two to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and Corfe Castle.

This is the ideal location to cosy up and admire the beautiful scenery on our doorstep (weather permitting – waterproof clothing may be required).

3. Beyoncé 'All The Single Ladies' Valentine's Tribute at The Lost Paradise Bar

Whether you’re a single lady or in a committed relationship, this night is fun for all attendees.

The Lost Paradise Bar will be paying homage to Beyoncé for the ultimate Valentine's night out.

For only £5 a ticket, you will experience a dedicated soundtrack of Beyoncé anthems and club classics, Bey-hive props and photoboards, complimentary Prosecco reception before 11pm and 2-4-1 cocktails until midnight.

If you want to get even more out of this fun-filled evening, bottomless pornstar martinis will be available until midnight for only £19.95.

Not only that, VIP tables will be available from just £75, including bottle and reservation between 9pm and 3am.

To book, call 07494 059437 or email partyplanner@thelostparadise.co.uk

4. Valentine’s Day at Revolution Bournemouth

Revolution Bournemouth are hosting a Valentine’s extravaganza for you and your other half to enjoy.

With live entertainment, beautiful decorations and the chance to get involved in some cocktail making, you will be spoilt for choice.

There are a variety of packages available, so booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Revolution’s Valentine event will be taking place from 12pm to 9pm.

To book, call 01202 232132 or email bookings-bournemouth@revolution-bars.co.uk.

You can also message them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Revolution.Bournemouth

5. Supersonic 70s Show at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Spend Valentine’s Day celebrating incredible hits from what’s considered the greatest musical decade.

Led by the ‘Catsuit Wonder Girl’ vocalist Janey Bombshell, this live band delivers a power packed spectacle guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing.

Bring a strong pair of lungs, impressively wide flares and your favourite 70s outfit and spend Valentine’s day grooving to some old-school music.

Online tickets cost £23.65 (includes £2.15 online booking fee) and a Box Office ticket will cost £21.50.

Bookings over £20 made through the Box Office will incur a £1 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket).

To book, visit: https://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/event/supersonic-70s-show-2020/

6. Sunset at the Museum

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum invite couples and friends to enjoy a Valentine’s sunset on February 14.

With live music, art and drinks from the bar, this will be a beautiful Valentine’s Day you won’t forget.

Standard admission to the gallery applies.

The gallery is open from 10am to 8pm.

7. Chocolate Heaven Afternoon Tea at The Courtyard Tea Rooms, Poole

From February 12 to 16, The Courtyard Tea Rooms will be serving a delicious Chocolate Heaven Afternoon Tea for couples and groups.

Featuring a plethora of chocolatey goods, this afternoon tea will satisfy the sweetest of teeth.

Their normal menu and treats will still be available for those who don’t want lots of chocolate.

This heavenly event will be taking place daily from 11am to 3pm.

Booking is essential and can be done by phoning 01202 670358.

Alternatively, you can message The Courtyard Tea Rooms via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thecourtyardtearooms or by emailing mail@thecourtyardtearooms.co.uk

8. Clue HQ, Bournemouth

Finally, for those who love a challenge and aren’t keen on ‘traditional’ Valentine’s events, Clue HQ is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with those you love.

Forget candle-lit dinners and fancy chocolates, put your skills as a couple or a group to the test to escape one of the three rooms, in only 60 minutes.

To find out more, visit the Clue HQ website: https://cluehq.co.uk/bournemouth/