Well it will certainly be a different valentine’s day this year, but it could still be an enjoyable one.  There’s lots of online events that you can enjoy on Sunday 14th, we have selected a few fun options for you – 

Enjoy a virtual concert –

The Folk on Foot Festival of Love brings you six hours of love songs via their YouTube channel or Facebook page.  The festival is free to watch, but donations are welcomed.


Organise a virtual film night – 

If you’d like to organise a film night, but at a distance, you could try using Teleparty, which lets multiple viewers stream in sync and offers a group-chat function too, it works with Netflix, Disney, Hulu and HBO.  Amazon Prime also offers a similar service. 


Go on a virtual arty date – 

Although it’s still not possible to have an afternoon out at a gallery, many galleries are offering online access to exhibitions.  One option is The National Gallery, which offers a great range of free and paid for talks and tours.


Stargazing from your sofa – 

The Cumbria Dark Skies Festival runs until 21st February and promises to light up our February evenings with a selection of online events celebrating the wonders of the night sky. For more information, or to buy tickets (from £3.50) visit the Dark Skies site


Valentine’s crafts – 

If you’d rather have a day away from the screen, you could try some valentine’s craft activities, this article from goodhousekeeping.com has a range of creative options.

Whatever you decide to do this February 14th…. Happy Valentine’s from DWD!

How can I help someone to do this?

If you know someone who might enjoy one of these activities, you could share this page with them and see if they’d like any help organising their chosen activity.

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