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Looking to be loved up in Stoke-on-Trent this Valentine's?

Roses are red, violets are blue

Valentine’s Day is coming - are you stuck for something to do?

Dunna despair! This city’s sweet

We’ve got amazing things to do – it’ll make you want to tweet!

From breakfast with monkeys to Wedgwood’s Afternoon Tea

There’s something for every couple, we’re sure you'll agree?

So get loved up me ducks! Cupid will soon be gone!

And don’t forget to back the bid #sot2021

 

Here's a pick of some of the things going on this Valentine's:

 

Valentine's at the Trentham Estate

Trentham

Trentham Gardens has all you need for a fun packed Valentine’s weekend. Take your loved one for a hand-in-hand walk around Trentham Gardens for free on Sunday 12th February. Trentham may not have cupid but they do have 15 fairies who call Trentham Gardens their home. The fairies are happy to pose for photos with happy couples, around the mile-long lake, and award-winning gardens.

Admission (for 2) on Sunday 12th is just £8.70. Visit Trentham's website for further details.

Valentine's at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Friday Twilight – A Murder Most Royal

On Friday 10 February the Mow Cop Players will take you back in time to meet the King Charles II favourite mistress Nell Gwyn and other courtiers for a night of romance, intrigue and murder. Tickets cost £24.50 and include a three course dinner, coffee and glass of wine or juice on arrival. Please book in advance by calling 01782 232323. 7.00pm - 10.00pm.

Nell Gwyn: more than a mistress?

Join costume historian and dressmaker Meridith Towne on Sunday 19 February for a lively presentation as she explores the fascinating life of Nell Gwyn, Charles II’s favourite, and most famous, mistress. From Drury Lane orange seller to courtesan, we consider her incredible journey of rags to riches.  Tickets cost £10 (concessions £8) and include a homemade Cream Tea. 1.30pm.

Valentine's at Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater

Nothing says "love" like a piece of Emma Bridgewater! Treat your loved one to an experience day this Valentine’s at Emma Bridgewater and enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour, try your hand at decorating your own unique piece of pottery and indulge in a relaxing lunch in the beautiful cafe. £30.00 per person. http://emmabridgewaterfactory.co.uk/pages/experience-days/

Valentine's at Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest

Trentham Monkey Forest is unique to the UK with 140 Barbary macaques living freely within ancient Staffordshire woodland. With no cages or bars to hinder the view, visitors can walk amongst the monkeys!

A date with a difference…

Monkey Forest reopens for 2017 on the 18th February – just in time for Valentines weekend. Adult tickets cost £8.50, that’s less than £20 for a date guaranteed to woo your valentine.

Breakfast with monkeys…

Treat your loved one to an extra special monkey experience with their ‘Breakfast with Monkeys’ experience. Enter the park before opening and help feed the monkeys their breakfast and prepare their next meal. Price: £100 pp

Advance booking is required. For gift vouchers and other gift ideas and experiences visit www.monkey-forest.com or telephone 01782 659845

Valentine's at the World of Wedgwood

World of Wedgwood

The World of Wedgwood have two romantic offers to help you celebrate with your loved one...

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea for Two

The Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea combines romance and luxury. On February 14th, guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of Bucks Fizz while they indulge in a selection of freshly cut Valentine’s sandwiches and mouth-watering scones and fancies, all for just £49 per couple which includes admission to the Wedgwood Museum and Factory Tour. Make your reservation for Valentine’s Day by calling 01782 282986.

Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? You can buy a gift voucher for our Valentine's Afternoon Tea which will be valid for the next 12 months. Purchase your Valentine’s gift voucher by calling 01782 282986.

Valentine's at Middleport

Middleport Pottery

Ever dreamed of reliving the famous scene from Ghost? Well, now you can at Middleport Pottery! Pay a visit to Middleport Pottery on Valentine's Day and pre-booked couples can enjoy throwing a pot with a Master Potter. Includes fizz and chocolates on arrival, followed by an exclusive tour of the heritage areas including the bottle oven. Throwing experience lasts one hour - £40 per couple.

Valentine's at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone Pottery Museum

On Saturday 11th February, Gladstone Pottery Museum are running a Bone China Flower making Workshop where visitors can find out more from expert flower makers and make their own blooms to take home. The museum is the only place you can see bone china flowers being made and the skilled flower makers working at Gladstone spent decades working in the industry.

The course costs £12 which includes museum admission and lasts an hour and a half, beginning at 11am.

To book on please call 01782 237777.

The benefit of a bone china flower is that it lasts for ever!

Moorcroft Pottery

Moorcroft Pottery have been producing beautiful pottery since 1897. Treat your partner to a beautifully hand-crafted fine art pottery gift that will last forever. Amongst the many breathtaking Moorcroft designs on offer, romantic designs include The Wedding Gift, Courtship Dance, and Bellahouston. Moorcroft's new brand, designconsort, which offers contemporary design concepts and surface patterns, which include a trio of vases, Web, Weave and Wing, designed with angles to complement its sister shapes and interconnecting effortlessly, making one or all of this trio a perfect gift for Valentines day.

Aerial Extreme

Aerial Exreme

'Fancy a Jump' this Valentines Day? Go on, treat your loved one to an experience that's guaranteed to get their heart racing... Book a place at Aerial Extreme for the ultimate adrenaline filled Valentine's Day!

 
The Ceramics Trail