Valentine’s Day Weekend Date Ideas in Melbourne

Go off the beaten path! Share a creative experience with your partner

Creativity 5 min read Feb 05, 2021

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and many of us are excited to go out on big dates again, especially after such a lonely year.

If you’re looking for ideas for that picture-perfect date, here are five Valentine’s weekend activities in Melbourne, handpicked just for you. Have fun, you coosome twosomes!

Get crafty with couples pottery and more

If you’re one of those couples who love to craft together to stay together, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

Spend Saturday throwing on the pottery wheel, something to hold your minimalist flower arrangements. If painting is more your thing, you can use alcohol inks to liven up your ceramics.

Or here’s something new: try making your own botanical prints to hang on your wall. Even better, why not make a whole creative weekend out of it?

Hey foodies, take a cooking class

What do you and your better half share a bond over? You know, something both of you are passionate about. If your answer is food, there are plenty of cooking classes in Melbourne this V-day weekend to make your day extra special.

Even if you have some experience in cooking, it’s always good to add new dishes or even entirely new cuisines to your repertoire. Try some Indian home cooking or whip up a Greek three-course menu. Or how about some mouth-watering duck - a high point for special occasions. There’s plenty of cooking classes to choose from, and you know there’s always room for dessert (for two).

Jewellery gifts never go out of style

Planning to go to the store to buy jewellery for your special someone? Well, anybody can do that. Instead, why not make jewellery for each other? Wouldn’t that be something.

Go all out and craft them a sterling silver ring. You can also string a pretty piece out of glass beads you made yourself. What matters is that you have fun together.

A sip of wine goes a long way

Everything is better with wine, and it has always been a great way to connect people. Whether you’re in the middle of a budding romance or in that sweet spot where you know too much about the other person and still like them anyway, you can’t go wrong with a fun night out over drinks.

In Melbourne this V-day weekend, there’s a wine tasting session in Nordie Cafe, if you’re in the mood for some Pinot Noir. If you like to paint and sip, there’s a paint-your-mate class that’s just perfect for a Valentine’s Eve getaway. Pick a class and learn a thing or two not just about wine, but also about your date — in vino veritas.

Take great photos to remember V-Day

Leave the selfie stick at home and go old school at a photography basics class. Dust off your DSLR and finally learn how to take your own wall-worthy pictures!

And now, you’ll have an unforgettable experience immortalised in beautiful photos.

Every couple is unique, but there’s always something in Melbourne to satisfy your creative curiosity. This Valentine’s, make a day of it and fall in love all over again, not just with each other but also with the city you live in. You’ll be surprised at the number of nooks and crannies around Melbourne that even long-time residents might miss.

Visit our collection of fun activities in Melbourne and pick a class near you!