Top five date ideas in Barnsley town centre this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is on the way and if you’re looking for the perfect date night, Barnsley town centre has you covered.

Whether you’re nervous about that first date, celebrating an anniversary or are just looking for a way to celebrate, here are five ideas to help you enjoy the perfect Valentine’s Day.

Go for a meal

The old classic. Take your partner to one of the best restaurants in town and you can’t go far wrong!

Barnsley town centre has so many eateries for the perfect date.

Do you and your partner struggle to agree on food? Look no further than Market Kitchen. Situated on the first floor of Barnsley Markets, here you’ll find food from around the world including Canadian poutine, classic Indian dishes and so much more!

Nearby at The Glass Works you’ll discover amazing dishes at The Salt House, Black and White and Falco. There’s also a range of well-known chains including Friday’s and Nandos.

Elsewhere in the town centre, meat lovers should check out Estabulo on Regent Street or Favela on Church Street. You can also find flavours from across Europe including Italian at Evoo, Turkish at Pasha and Polish at Passion Food Restaurant.

Go to the cinema

Is it cliché to suggest a cinema date on Valentine’s Day? Perhaps, but we don’t care, Barnsley town centre has everything you need for a cosy cinema night.

The family-run Parkway Cinema on Eldon Street is one of only a handful of cinemas in the country to still show 35mm and 70mm film, offering unique experiences in a historical setting.

Over the way at The Glass Works, the recently opened Cineworld features IMAX, 4DX and Screen X experiences if you’re looking for something extra.

Coffee date

Barnsley appears to be quickly becoming the coffee capital of the UK with a huge choice for coffee lovers including fantastic independent cafés such as The Cracked Teapot on Eldon Street, The Old George on Church Street and Gallaghers of Barnsley on The Victorian Arcade.

You can also find 200 Degrees, Caffé Botanico and Coffee Boy at The Glass Works.

Check out the coffee trail for more venues.

Walk in the park

What’s more romantic than a stroll in the park?

In Barnsley town centre you’ll find the lovely Churchfield Peace Gardens near St Mary’s Church or just a 20 minute walk from the Glass Works is the beautiful Locke Park.

If a walk sounds perfect but parks aren’t your thing, why not complete Barnsley town centre’s culture trail? Download the map to find out more.

Gaming or Arcade night

Perhaps you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional dinner, cinema date or walk. How about showing off your competitive side?

Challenge your partner to a few games of bowling at Superbowl in The Glass Works or at Barnsley Metrodome!

If it’s video games you like, you need to visit Retrodome. This huge warehouse is home to arcade games dating from the late 1970s to modern day!

Also, don’t miss the free Valentine’s Day themed events taking place during half-term. Find out more:

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