21 Sussex Valentine’s Day Ideas

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

In amongst the grey skies and cold weather, suddenly the shops are awash with red roses, beating hearts, and balloons. Yes, it’s that time, and whether you’re single, dating, married or not even romantic, I’m pretty sure you’ll find something that appeals amongst these 21 Sussex Valentine’s Day ideas!

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Kennels, Goodwood  

If you’ve never dined at The Kennels before, make a date here for Valentine’s Day. Their Valentine’s evening includes a champagne welcome drink, a pre-starter and a delicious three-course dinner, with live music from a pianist. Finish with coffee, truffles and that fabulous view across the Goodwood Estate.

The Kennels, Goodwood, West Sussex

Head to Hoots

Book a night away in this gorgeous and luxury treehouse in ancient woodland at Hoots Treehouse near Mayfield. What better place to pop the question!

Valentines Doubles Workshop

For something a little different, head to Chrome Cave in Worthing (Rectory Road)  for a doubles pole dancing class. According to the team … “Working out together and learning to trust each other in these moves will be a great start to your Valentine’s weekend.”

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

Soak up the View

The View is a café and restaurant above the 18th Green at Seaford Head Golf Course with views of the bay and town. They have a special Valentine’s menu full of indulgent dishes which includes beef en croute, chocolate fondant and strawberries and cream.

Coastguard Cottages Seaford

Valentine’s Beach Clean

Perhaps not the most obvious Valentine’s treat but you can join this event at Ovingdean Beach on 5th February for their annual Valentine’s beach clean. Wear something red and show the sea how much you love it. It starts at 11 am.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate

This romantic evening includes pink bubbly on arrival, a three-course meal and wine flight paired with each dish, live music from a harpist and a small mystery memento.

Mannings Heath Valentine

Valentine’s Cacao Ceremony: Open Your Heart

What is a Cacao Ceremony I hear you ask? Well, it is apparently a “ceremony to bathe in the frequency of love, and learn to use it as the super power it is.”. Cacao (ceremonial grade) is consumed with mindfulness and intention. This ceremony is being held at The Wellington Centre in Hastings on the 12th of February (2 pm to 5 pm) and is described as suitable for anyone whether “you are single or married or anything in between.”.

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

Valentine’s Dinner in the Forest Brasserie, Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

Based in their Country Club in the heart of Ashdown Forest, the Forest Brasserie is a great place to soak up local produce and views of the stunning parkland and forest beyond.

Ashdown Park Forest Brasserie

Valentine’s Murder Mystery Night at Charles Palmer Vineyards

This event on the 10th of February includes a candlelit dinner, English wine and an evening of Murder Mystery during which you and other couples find the murderer. All in a gorgeous vineyard setting.

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

Valentine’s Big Love Up!

On the 25th of February from 12 noon, St Stephens Cafe Church in Worthing will be joined by Karen Etherington with her wonderful vintage style classic voice and song choices from 1940s onwards. Afternoon tea will be served by table hosts. All you have to do is dance, eat, drink, people watch and hand jive!


Valentine’s Day Sky Dining in the Brighton i360

This event includes a welcome glass of prosecco, followed by a four-course meal at 450 ft above the twinkling city lights of Brighton & Hove with half a bottle of wine, and tea and coffee served across 3 pod journeys. You can choose between the 11th and 14th of February.

Valentine's Day at the i360

Pup Up Cafe: Valentine’s in Brighton!

Stay in Brighton for another of our more unusual Sussex Valentine’s Day ideas taking place at Steinbeck and Shaw in West Street. This is a place for your pup to find love or rather for pups to mingle in a safe, secure space! It includes unlimited puppuccinos (no, I don’t know either), treats for all the dogs and special Valentine’s props and photo ops. It all takes place on the 18th February from 10 am.

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

Valentine’s Dinner at The Beachcroft Hotel at Felpham near Bognor Regis

This Valentine’s night dinner includes “dishes from our a la carte menu in a candlelit romantic setting on the beach” or if you join them on the 11th of February, you can enjoy prosecco on arrival, a three-course meal with coffee, and live singing with their resident vocalist.

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

Couples Cook – Wine & Dine for Valentine’s at Brighton Cookery School

This Couples Cook session on the 18th of February includes cooking an array of Italian dishes, prepared and plated to restaurant standards, then dining together. With prosecco on arrival as well as bottomless bubbly, wine, and beer throughout the session.

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

Valentine’s Day Bouquet Workshop in Robertsbridge

On the 14th of February (10 am-12 pm or 7 pm-9 pm) head over to The Flower Alchemist in this pretty town and create your own bouquet, learning the skill of how to spiral a bouquet, just like a professional florist.

Sussex Valentine's Day ideas

Bluebell Railway’s Golden Arrow dining experience

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic four-course evening dining experience on board the luxurious Golden Arrow. The Golden Arrow experience has luxurious Pullman cars and a first-class dining carriage coupled with fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear, with a special Valentine’s twist on Monday 14th of February 2022.

Bluebell Railway

Petworth Late: An Artful Valentine’s

On the 14th of February, you can discover Petworth House after dark during an exclusive evening for adults. With a welcome drink on arrival, you can then explore the house, brought to life with live music and ten minute talks.

Petworth House

Bangers, mash & a movie on Valentine’s night

Located right on the beachfront with spectacular views of the sea, East Beach Café in Littlehampton believes that “Valentine’s is not just for couples”. So they’re hosting a Valentine’s movie night suitable for everyone and accompanied by bangers, mash and gravy. And the film? The tear-jerking “The Notebook”.

Sussex Valentine's day Ideas

Moon Watch Workshop at The Observatory Science Centre

This event in Herstmonceux on the 14th of February is a chance to learn all about the magnificent moon through fun interactive activities. It may be one to do with the kids!


To Bring You My Love: Valentine’s Day Cards at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Still looking for unusual Sussex Valentine’s Day ideas? Why not join Alexia Lazou, Assistant Curator, on the 7th of February for a look at Valentine’s cards from the Victorian era to the 20th century which reveal romantic exchanges of the past as delightfully sweet and offensively sour in equal measure?

Brighton Museum

Bollinger Champagne Dinner at Gravetye Manor

On the 2nd of February, Mentzendorff’s Wine Director and Bollinger’s Distributor in the UK, Justin Liddle, will be joining the Gravetye team to showcase the best this formidable champagne house has to offer. Expect an evening of sophistication, with wines matched beautifully to a menu worthy of Executive Chef George’s Michelin Star and recently awarded Master of Culinary Arts. Dinner will be served in the glass-fronted dining room at shared tables.

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