Let's face it, we all have children and we're all busy just living everyday life. Sometimes I think we parents forget about making time for each other and easily dismiss Valentine's Day as a commercial day for young love, but maybe we should embrace it a little more. After all, could it hurt to celebrate a day that is all about love?
Melbourne River Cruises - Valentine's Day Dinner Enjoy the city skyline from the Yarra River whilst enjoying dinner with your partner on a Melbourne River cruise. The 3 hour dinner commences at 7:30pm and the price of $175pp includes all food and beverages.
Valentine's Day at Sea Life - Melbourne Aquarium Dinner at the Aquarium may be just the ticket to enjoy a special night out with your partner. The menu includes potted Spanner crab, duck & pistachio terrine, beetroot & orange relish with sesame crostini, Victorian Black Angus eye fillet and chocolate nemesis for dessert. Tickets are priced from $149 depending on the setting you choose.
Melbourne Boat Hire 1HR Cruise Probably out of most family's budget but if you're willing to shell out $399 you can get a private skippered cruise for just you and your partner along the Yarra. Included is a 1 hour private cruise in a luxury boat, a bottle of sparkling wine and a cheese platter for two. Pick up and drop off is at Crown Casino floating landing.
Moonlight Cinemas La La Land is showing on Valentine's Day at the Melbourne Moonlight Cinema. Gold Class tickets are sold out but you can still secure general admission tickets for $19pp. Pack a picnic and make it a romantic night under the stars.
The Dandenong Ranges is a renowned favourite for Melbournians tying the knot and proposing....
Valentine's Day Dinner at the Independent Enjoy a special menu, with someone special, for one night only at The Independent, Gembrook. Enjoy tomato gazpacho, seafood ceviche, tortellini of chicken mousseline, roasted rockling w burnt butter, baked beetroot hazelnuts or beef asado with chimichurri, potato salad, mediterranean tomato salad followed by stone fruit mess for dessert. Bookings from 6pm. Cost $65pp
Three Course Dinner at Sky High Mount Dandenong The views from Mount Dandenong's Sky High restaurant are stunning and the reason why it's so popular with couples. Enjoy a 3 course a la carte menu for $65pp between 6pm-9pm. Bookings essential.
Cupid's Cabins - Arthurs Seat Eagle As a special for Valentine's Day, the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola are offering private cabins for two at the cost of two standard adult tickets. Enjoy a private 30min ride overlooking the spectacular sights of the Mornington Peninsula. Cupidís Cabin tickets are $48 per couple and rides are between 5:30-8pm. Bookings are essential.
Woodman Estate Valentine's Day Treat Enjoy a Valentine's Day breakfast by the lake, a "Be My Valentine" 5 course degustation dinner from $139pp, Woodman Estate famous high tea on Valentine's Day or a day spa treat for two.
Whilst Melbourne and surrounds has lots of great Valentine's Day Events on don't forget that simple things can be the most heartfelt: write your partner a love letter, walk hand in hand along the beach, enjoy dinner under the stars together or do something that you did when you first fell in love with each other.