Special ways to celebrate your Valentine’s weekend
A number of Ashford venues are offering inspiration for a memorable Valentine Day.
From romantic meals together to fun activity days, whatever you’re into, there’s a chance to spend this Sunday with that someone special.
Romantic: Eastwell Manor at Boughton Aluph is offering celebration dinners and lunches for couples in a romantic setting. Couples can choose either a three-course lunch or five-course dinner in the Manor or The Pavilion Restaurant and the spa is running a special Valentine’s afternoon tea complete with pink champagne and a red rose. Prices start from £70. For more information visit www. eastwellmanor.co.uk
Fun: Couples interested in something more adventurous are invited to try paintballing at Great Chart Golf and Leisure, in Bears Lane. The Adrenaline Rush Package offers couples a discount package on Saturday and Sunday. Paintballing partners will be given all the equipment to play, plus 300 paintballs for £14.50. Women will receive an extra 100 paintballs, plus free body armour. For more information visit www. shoottheboss.co.uk.
Green fingered: Widely considered the most romantic flower, why not work with roses this Valentine’s Day? Godinton House in Godinton Lane is holding a workshop covering planting, maintaining and pruning roses to get the best display. The session is on Saturday from 9.30am to 2.30pm and involves a hands-on session for gardeners. The cost is £55, which includes refreshments and a light lunch. For more information visit www.godintonhouse.co.uk
Creative Ashford’s creative collective gallery in Park Mall is inviting couples to make their own Valentine’s Day cards or hearts. For more information visit www. creativeashford.org
Music Couples can enjoy a night on the town at the Cameo nightclub in Station Approach, Ashford, which is hosting Valentine’s nights tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday, with discount VIP packages available for couples that include champagne on arrival. For more details visit www. cameonightclub.co.uk/ashford.
Families: Singing, dancing, arts, crafts, messy play and toys are some of the things youngsters of all ages can enjoy at a children’s Valentine’s party.
Sensory Sensations, Cookery Doodle Doo and Vicki-Lou’s Playroom will host the bash at Stanhope Parish Hall today (Thursday), from 10am to noon. Tickets are £10 for the first child and £7 for siblings. To book call Katie on 07951 259913 or visit www. sensorysensations.com Saturday: Four miles – starting from Bridge church at 2pm and going to Bekesboune and Patrixbourne, returning along Nailbourne Valley: Collyer’s Companions.
Eight mile circular walk – starting from Church Lane, Aldington Church at 10am. Thirty minute picnic stop en-route: Ashford Ramblers.
Sunday: Three miles – starting at 10.30am from Walmer Castle car park: Dover and Thanet Rights of Way Society. 10.5 miles (figure-ofeight) – starting at 10am in Elham Square: White Cliffs Ramblers.
Wednesday: Five miles – starting at 10.30am from Petham village hall: East Kent Rambling Club. Eleven miles – starting at 10am from Macnade Fine Foods, Selling Road, Faversham, pub stop: East Kent Rambling Club.
Thursday: Ten miles – starting at 10am from Alkham village car park, pub stop at Densole: White Cliffs Ramblers.