Forgot to make reservations at your favorite restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner? No worries! Break out of the dinner and a movie routine with something a little bit different this year. We’ve got Six Unique and Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in London Ontario.
GREAT WAYS TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY IN LONDON ONTARIO
COUPLES’ SKATING AT STORYBOOK GARDENS
Surprise your sweetheart with a Couples Skate at Storybook Gardens!
Our refrigerated 250 metre skating trail is a beautiful spot to enjoy an outdoor winter skate. This event is for adults only (18+). Take a leisurely skate along the trail as it winds through the trees and snowbanks, while enjoying the festive lighting and soft music playing over the park-wide sound system.
Following your skate, warm up next to the campfire with a Beavertails pastry and two hot beverages from our rink-side Beavertails concession area.
Each ticket is valid for two adult admissions, one Beavertail pastry (for sharing!) and two hot beverages (hot chocolate, apple cider, french cappucino or coffee).
This is a ticketed event; pre-registration is required. Tickets will not be available at the door. Purchase your tickets online here.
One ticket provides admission for two people for this event.
This event is for adults only (18+).
There is plenty of free parking available at Storybook Gardens. If travelling by bus the Springbank #5 stop at the intersection of Commissioners Road and North Street is a short five minute walk from the Storybook entrance.
Skating at Storybook Gardens is outdoors, please dress for the weather. Bring your own ice skates, or, skate rentals are available at Storybook Gardens on a first-come, first-served basis, in sizes ranging up to men’s 13. Skate rentals are 6.50/pair.
VALENTINE’S DATE NIGHT AT CROCK-A-DOODLE
Join us with your sweetheart for a unique, creative date night to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Enjoy refreshments and treats while you paint.
Cost is based on the pieces you choose to paint. Our overall price range is $5-$75 and our prices include the pottery, paint, glazing and kiln firing.
*A $10 deposit per couple is required to secure your spot and will be taken off your purchase the night of the event. This deposit is non-refundable.
AFTERNOON TOUR OF LABATT’S BREWERY
If you have the afternoon free, head on down to Labatt’s for a tour! The tour takes about 1 ½-2 hours and it consists of a full guided tour with headsets of the brewing, fermenting, ageing and packaging areas and a sampling session of 5 samples.
You will also tour our truck room that features our 1947 Streamliner and our 1919 Keg Truck. During the sampling there will be time for a Q & A session and Labatt/beer history and facts. Everyone also receives a 15% discount coupon for merchandise at our Labatt Beer Store on site.
Tour Time: 2:00 PM
Pre-register by emailing email@example.com or calling 519-850-8687.
Tour is $12 per person, cash, exact change only please.
FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Spending Valentine’s Day with the kids? Take them to an evening of FREE fun at the Children’s Museum!
Free Family Fun Night is an opportunity for all families to engage in hands-on learning and exploration at the London Children’s Museum. Exhibits and programs allow families to explore history, science, art and culture in a safe and inclusive environment.
Enjoy an evening of free admission. Spend quality time together as a family, learn something new, and of course, play!
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SPEND THE EVENING AT MUSEUM LONDON
The London Architecture Series: “REM: A Tomas Koolhaas Film”
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Architecture is usually filmed from the outside, as an inanimate object. The few depictions of interiors are usually limited to still or static images of an empty building, reducing it to no more than an icon or sculpture. ‘REM’ uses an unconventional approach by combining the human stories and experience of both the architect and the users of his architecture. The film explores Rem’s life, working methods, philosophy and internal landscape, from a never seen perspective of intimacy and immediacy. The result is having the feeling of being ‘inside’ his head.
This perspective allows the viewer to understand Rem’s ideas in a way they couldn’t otherwise. These ideas are not merely explained as intellectual concepts but the viewer also sees these ideas in practice -the reality on the ground. They see how these ideas come to fruition in concrete and metal. The film shows how these structures, some massive and some small -dotted all around the globe- affect every aspect of the lives of the people that build them, use them and live inside them.
This screening is done in partnership between Museum London and the London Society of Architects.
TAKE A WALK TOGETHER USING THE HEART OF LONDON APP
If you and your sweetie are history buffs, the Heart of London App is a great resource to learn more about this amazing city! Enjoy this fun and delightful historical tour of London Ontario while meandering along the riverside at the forks of the Thames River, in the Heart of London, Ontario, Canada.
Deb Rogers is your personal tour-guide providing over 90 minutes of video and great stories about London and a number of characters who contributed to its success and colourful history. Deb not only provides you with historical details but also personal and humourous comments.
Have fun while you watch videos about Eldon House, Museum London, Thomas Talbot, The Battle of the Atlantic, Middlesex County Building, Labatt Park, Blackfriars Bridge and of course, London’s first hanging! Find out why London is called “The Forest City!”
So Londoners, how will you be spending Valentine’s Day? We’d love to hear about in the comments below.