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17 Fresh Valentine’s Day Date Ideas In 2024 That Don’t Involve GBTB, Dinner Or Cinema Dates

Valentine’s Day date ideas 2024


With 14th February quickly approaching, you should have already made your dinner reservations, decided on a Valentine’s Day gift, and booked a flower delivery to your SO’s home.  If you haven’t done all that, don’t worry. You don’t need to recycle the dinner and movie style date just yet. We’ve got a myriad of new options that will certainly dazzle your date. 

From spending the afternoon cuddling with cats to getting cocktails 35m in the air, here are Valentine’s Day date ideas that will have you falling in love again.


1. The Icing Room


Decorate your own cakes for just $20 


The Icing Room DIY Cakes
Image adapted from: @joannehsm via Lemon8

Instead of surprising the SO with a personalised cake, take it a step further by combining your creative efforts to decorate your own at The Icing Room. Here, you can purchase your edible canvas in the form of a white DIY Chantilly cake (from $20), and dress it with 5 icings of different colours.

 

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Touch up your masterpiece with other palatable ornaments like marshmallow sprinkles and chocolates, and your labour of love could not taste any sweeter. The folks at The Icing Room even entertain walk-ins, so jot down this joint for any last minute mishaps.

Address: 63 Jurong West Central 3, #B1-105, Singapore 648331
Opening hours: Daily, 10am-9pm
Contact: 6861 4644 | The Icing Room Facebook


2. BAREMETALCO


Hand-craft a pair of metal roses


BAREMETALCO Make A Metal Flower Workshop
Image credit: BAREMETALCO

If you can’t bear to watch your annual Valentine’s bouquet wilt, then opt for flowers that won’t waste away after a mere day’s worth of negligence. We’re not talking about artificial blossoms; instead, craft a pair of “forever roses” at BAREMETALCO’s Make A Metal Rose workshop.

You and your partner will turn into modern-day blacksmiths in this 3-hour long metal working class, as you learn to hammer, bend, and manipulate sheets of metal. The end result is an intricate yet heavy-duty rose, perhaps a testament to the sturdy bond you share with one another.

Address: Block 2 Toa Payoh Industrial Park, #01-1405, Singapore 319054
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm | Sat by appointment only (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: BAREMETALCO website


3. Wanyoo Esports


Climb the ranks in your favourite games alongside bae


Wanyoo Esports
Your ranked climbs won’t be disrupted by closing hours, as Wanyoo Esports is open 24/7.
Image credit: @jiaenproperty via Instagram

For couples who’d rather retreat indoors and spend their dates gaming, then make a trip down to Wanyoo Esports. China’s biggest internet cafe chain has opened its Singapore flagship store in Lavender; just one look at their arsenal of custom-built desktops and you know they mean business. 

Wanyoo Esports Private Room
Image adapted from: @fondblack via Lemon8


Aside from their rows upon rows of battlestations, you’ll be able to book private rooms for 2 (from $7/h) if you’re planning a more intimate gaming sesh. These rooms even come stocked with free snacks, and there’s even an on-site cafe that’ll deliver your orders straight to your seats so you don’t have to go AFK.

Address: 30 Penhas Road, Level 1, Singapore 208188
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 8323 9006 | Wanyoo Esports Facebook


4. SGCatHouse


Have a fun playdate alongside adorable British Shorthairs


SGCatHouse
Image adapted from: SGCatHouse

Visit SGCatHouse and you and your partner will surely walk out as cat lovers. This cat cafe in Paya Lebar houses 9 different breeds of cuddly kitties for both of you to snuggle up to, which include British and American Shorthairs, Ragdolls, Munchkins, and Russian Blues.

Cat At SGCatHouseYou’ll be able to lure your furry friends over with $1 cat feed purchased from the counter.
Image credit: @jo_lifedairy via Instagram

Rates start at $9/hour, and entry to the cafe comes with free-flow canned drinks. Moreover, if you’re won over by the feline residents’ wide-eyed gaze you can even go for the $65 pass that grants you 10 1-hour visits, valid for 6 months. 

Address: 729 Geylang Road, Singapore 389640
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 9766 6610 | SGCatHouse website


5. SkyHelix Sentosa


Sip on cocktails 35m up in the air


SkyHelix SentosaElevate your relationship on SkyHelix Sentosa while you sip on iced cold cocktails 35m up in the air. With a bird’s eye view of Sentosa and the Southern Islands, panoramic vistas are guaranteed night or day. Perhaps, this could be your time to shine by popping the question – just make sure you have an iron grip on your ring while you are up there.

View From SkyHelix

You can time your visit to catch the sunset by booking your tickets in advance, so you can skip the lines at the ticketing booth. Each ride takes about 12 minutes, including 10 minutes at its peak height. Arrive 20 to 30 min before sunset so you won’t miss it.

Admission Fee
$18/adult | $15/child
Google Reviews
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(615)
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Opening Hours:
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$18.00

6. Action Motion


Conquer obstacle courses & get your heart racing


Obstacle Courses At Action Motion

If you’ve missed having butterflies in your stomach when you’re with your partner, bring them on a date to Action Motion. This indoor playground is no kid’s jungle gym with ball pits and slides. It is, however, a high tech obstacle course that will get your adrenaline pumping.

Players are given a bracelet that tracks your movement at each station to earn points. Speed and agility are key here, so get to moving if you want a high score. Apart from bragging rights and maybe the adoration of your partner for your fast moves, those with the highest daily and monthly scores walk away with prizes. 

Rock Wall At Action Motion

The playground features 5 zones including a rock climbing wall, a mesh labyrinth, and a Ninja Warrior-like obstacle course.

Admission Fee
Peak (Sat-Sun & PH): From $39.73 | Non-peak (Tue-Fri): From $35.65
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Address
900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994
Opening Hours:
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$31.50

7. Sugaroses


Make your own flower bouquet


Sugaroses Flower Wall
Image credit: @melmelvinvin via Instagram

What better way to express your love for each other than to hand-make your own flower bouquets. It’ll certainly be more meaningful and intimate than simply buying them.

Sugaroses Floral JammingImage credit: Sugaroses 

At Sugaroses, you and your partner can partake in a floral jamming session, in which each bouquet is fully customisable based on seasonal florals such as roses, daisies, carnations and eustomas. Prices start at $69.90 for 6 flower stalks, 9 filler stalks, and your choice of wrapping paper.

After the workshop, you can head down to their cafe for comfort food such as Tom Yum Seafood Pasta ($18.90). End your floral date on a sweet note with their specialty desserts and drinks such as Stuffed Berries Waffles ($12.90), and Coconut Latte ($8.90)

Address: 23 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207380
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm | Sun 10am-5pm
Contact: 8946 7965 | Sugaroses website


8. East Inspirations


Browse vintage gems for your BTO


Antiques At East Inspirations
Image credit:
@eastinspirations via Instagram

For couples who have gone past “BTO ai mai?” and are preparing to collect their keys, try out antique shopping to jazz up your home interior. Even if you haven’t applied for a BTO, this is still a great way to gain inspiration for your future home. 

Collectibles At East Inspirations
Image credit:
@eastinspirations via Instagram

East Inspirations specialises in collectibles dating back to 1985 such as Chinese ceramics, furniture, and a plethora of decor that will add a touch of ancient China to your home. 

Even if you’re not in the market for new furniture, you can also book a traditional tea session ($28/pax) with the shop’s owners. Vintage pu’er tea from their personal collection is served, as they share more about the art of tea brewing and appreciation. If you’ve run out of museums to visit, this could be the refreshing alternative for you to get that “artsy” fix.

Book a tea session at East Inspirations

Address: 256 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058805
Opening Hours: 10.30am-6.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6323 5365 | East Inspirations website


9. Gold & Behold


Impress your boo with a kintsugi craft


On Valentine’s Day, broken hearts are a no go. But broken plates are alright if you know how to mend them back together. Take a course in the beautiful Japanese craft of kintsugi, where gold lacquer is used to piece back crockery together to highlight the cracks in an aesthetic way. 

Kintsugi Workshop At Gold And Behold
Image credit:
@goldandbeholdco via Instagram

For a thoughtful, yet therapeutic afternoon with your partner, you can try the craft out for yourself at Gold & Behold. Their Kintsugi workshop ($138.88) provides broken ware, tools and all the necessary materials, but you’re also welcome to bring your own dishes if you wish.

Gold And BeholdImage credit: @superlocogroup via Instagram

Price: $138.88
Address: 48 Hillview Terrace, #05-02A, Singapore 669269
Contact: Gold & Behold website


10. St. John’s Island


Escape the crowds with a cycling date


Beach At St. John's Island

Picnics are cute and intimate but not when you’re sharing a space with 50 other couples on the beach. For more privacy, hop over to St. John’s Island instead. Contrary to popular belief, getting here is relatively easy. It’s only a 45-minute boat ride from Marina South Pier, which is located within the CBD.

Book ferry tickets to St. John’s Island

Once you reach the island, look out for Gogreen Eco Adventure to supplement your picnic or cycling date without the hassle of bringing your own equipment. Gogreen provides picnic mats ($19.90) and 4-person tents ($75) when you rent a bike for a minimum of 2 hours ($25). They also have rental scooters available for the same price.

Book bike rentals from Gogreen Evo Adventure

Address: 8 St. John’s Island, Singapore 098602
Opening hours: Mon & Fri 10am-4.30pm | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Contact: Gogreen Eco Adventure website


11. CozyPlace


Binge Netflix in a private room


CozyPlace Netflix BingeImage credit: CozyPlace via Facebook

With 2 outlets conveniently located in the CBD area, CozyPlace is the ultimate solution to affordable privacy and alone time with your date. You get your own private room set with a flatscreen TV for you to watch shows on Netflix and Disney+, so you can literally Netflix and chill without parents barging in every couple of minutes.

CozyPlace Romantic Starry Night Decor Package
Image credit:
CozyPlace via Facebook

Let your partner know how special they are this Valentine’s Day by opting for the Romantic Starry Night decor package (from $129). CozyPlace will decorate your private room with fairy lights and set up a message board for you to leave a note for your loved one. Feel free to bring food and drinks so you have something to snack on as you catch up on binge-worthy serieses.

CozyPlace Jalan Besar
Address: 302 Jalan Besar, Basement 1, Singapore 208963
Opening hours: 11am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 8757 3292 I CozyPlace website

CozyPlace Bencoolen
Address: 171 Bencoolen Street, #04-01, Singapore 189641
Opening hours: 11am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 8757 3292 I CozyPlace website

CozyPlace Bukit Timah
Address: 170 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #12-01 Shopping Centre, Singapore 588179
Opening hours: 11am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 8757 3292 I CozyPlace website


12. XM Studios


Perfect for your geek BF/GF


XM StudiosImage adapted from: XM Store

XM Studios brings 2D comic characters to life with their finely-detailed figurines. It doesn’t matter if they’re #teamMarvel or #teamDC, beloved heroes and villains from both universes are on display at this flagship store.

While your date contemplates bringing home a figurine, you can chill at the in-house cafe. 99 Coffee and Gelato serves gourmet coffees, waffles, and housemade scoops of gelato at their cosy corner.

Address: 809 French Road, Kitchener Complex, Level 3, Singapore 200809
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 6266 2566 | XM Studios website


13. Changi Bay Point


Go on a romantic stroll


Changi Bay Point

Sometimes, keeping a date simple is all the romance you need. If your partner listed liking walks on the beach on their dating app profile, take them for a stroll at Changi Bay Point. The relatively new park connector faces the open sea, making it look like you’re on Jeju Island, not Singapore, on that stretch of sand.

Changi Jurassic MileImage credit: Changi Airport Group

If you want your date to last longer, you can walk from Changi Bay Point to the Changi Jurassic Mile that features giant figurines of dinosaurs along the way. Otherwise, hit up the new Moo Character Town photobooths over at Jewel Changi for cute keepsakes featuring you, your boo, and lovable characters from Disney, Hello Kitty, and Winnie the Pooh

Address: Aviation Park Road
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: Changi Bay Point Connector website


14. Kulnari Mystery Golf


Solve mysteries while getting a hole-in-one


Kulnari Mystery Golf
Image credit:
Kulnari Mystery Golf via Google Maps


Get past first-date jitters by doing an activity together, like playing mini golf at Kulnari Mystery Golf. The 18-hole course is designed to look like the 1920s and as an added twist, involves players to solve a mystery with every hole they sink.

9th Hole BarEnd your night with cocktails at the 9th Hole Bar.
Image credit: Kulnari Mystery Golf

If you’re past the first date but want to keep the relationship spicy, opt for their Vintage Valentine’s Day special ($98++/couple), which pairs a round of 18 holes with a 3-course candlelit dinner at the nearby Quay House restaurant. Also, don’t forget to indulge in the complimentary cocktails and mocktails at the in-house 9th Hole Bar.

Address: 51B Circular Road, Singapore 049406
Opening hours: Mon 12pm-8.30pm | Tue-Fri 12pm-10.30pm | Sat 10.30am-10.30pm | Sun 10.30am-8.30pm
Contact: 8126 5509 | Kulnari Mystery Golf website


15. Tanglin Gin Distillery


Go on a classy date & sample locally-distilled gins


Tanglin Gin Distillery Tour
Image credit:
@tanglinginofsingapore via Instagram

For the partner that’s serious about their tipples, take them on a behind-the-scenes tour of how gin is made at Tanglin Gin Distillery. From $49/pax, you get to see the distillation process from ingredient sourcing to bottling. At the end, you get to try the fruits of the labour with a flight of 3 locally-made gins.

Tanglin Gin Distillery
Image credit:
@tanglinginofsingapore via Instagram

You can also sign up for a cocktail masterclass (from $68++/pax) if the 2 of you are looking for new ways to serve gin in upcoming dinner parties perhaps. 

Of course, the full range of Tanglin Gin infusions are also available at their restaurant, The Tanglin Gin Jungle. Pair your gin with their piquant appetisers such as Masala Hummus ($12) and gin-infused Salmon Ceviche ($18)

Price:
Tanglin Gin Distillery tour: From $49/pax
Cocktail masterclass: From $68++/pax

Address: 26 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247692
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 5pm-10pm | Fri 5pm-12am | Sat 1pm-12am | Sun 1pm-9pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 8909 3674 | Tanglin Gin Distillery website


16. Open Farm Community


Escape the city with a farm-to-table date


Open Farm Community
Image credit: Open Farm Community

If you and your date are local foodies, discover where food comes from with a farm tour (from $17.98/pax) at Open Farm Community. You’ll get to chat with the caretakers and gardeners of the restaurant’s own urban farm. Expect to get your hands dirty as you witness, taste, and perhaps harvest vegetables that could be on your plate later.

Open Farm Community Brunch Offerings
Image credit:
@openfarmcommunity via Instagram

It doesn’t get more farm-to-table fresh after this, where you can head to the restaurant for a hearty brunch. See where the produce goes to in dishes like Garden Vegetable Platter ($22) and Focaccia with seasonal butter ($10).

Open Farm Community Farm Tour
Price: From $17.98/pax
Date: Every Friday evening and Saturday morning
Time: Fri 5.30pm-6.30pm | Sat 11am-2pm
Venue: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Contact: 6471 0306 | Open Farm Community website


17. SPPFY


Work on open terrariums together


Open Terrarium Workshop At SPFFY
Image credit:
@sppfyofficial via Instagram

Become plant mummies and daddies at SPPFY, as you grow your green thumbs together. Their Open Terrarium Workshop lets you put together your own garden of succulents and cacti in a pot or glass terrarium.

From $38 per creation, you get to use an unlimited amount of plants, sediments, and potting materials to put together your terrarium or pot. For an additional fee, you can also add on figurines and driftwood for a personal touch.

Moss Frame Workshop At SPFFY
Image credit: SPPFY

For something more ornamented, try out their Moss Frame Workshop (from $78/pax). You get to put together a canvas using preserved moss, then decorate it with pebbles, amethyst crystals, and fairy lights. There’s even an option to personalise your artwork with wooden letters.

Each reservation slot booked is meant for one couple or group only, so you’ll be sure to have an intimate and creative date at SPPFY.

Price:
Succulent Terrarium Workshop: From $38/terrarium
Moss Frame Workshop: From $78/pax

Address: 112 Middle Road, Midland House #04-03, Singapore 188970
Opening hours: 9am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 8853 6141 | SPPFY website


Impress your boo with new Valentine’s Day date ideas in 2024

You could argue that there are 365 days in the year to show your loved one how much you care. But 14th February is the only official one that celebrates love, so seize this opportunity to make this year’s Valentine’s Day your best one yet. 

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Cover image adapted from: CozyPlace via Facebook, @joannehsm via Lemon8, @sppfyofficial via Instagram
Originally published by Ian Ling on 2nd February 2021.  Last updated on 10th February 2024.