The season of love brings with it all manner of promotions and deals to peruse – from chocolates to flowers – but what about trying something different this year? Instead of following the crowd, why not take your other half to one of Manchester’s many workshops or experiences days to guarantee a day out that they won’t forget? Take a look below at what Manchester has to offer this Valentine’s Day 2020 and make it one for the memory books!

Sourdough Bread for Beginners Workshop | Pollen | Various Dates | Various Times | £160

Ancoats favourites Pollen Bakery are hosting a sourdough workshop for beginners to help kit you out with all the skills and knowledge you need to bake your own bread at home. The workshop includes a light breakfast and a seasonal lunch, with refreshments provided throughout the day. Best of all you will get to take home all the bread you’ve made. Tickets start at £160 per person – and while it’s not the cheapest event out there – it’s bound to guarantee a special Valentine’s Day experience for you and your other half.

8 New Union Street Manchester M4 6FQ
Screen Printing on Glass | Manchester Craft and Design Centre | Sat 15 Feb | 10am - 12.30pm | £55

Get crafty with a half day course on screen printing at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre. All materials and kiln firings are included, along with complimentary refreshments. Each person will have to opportunity to create a hanging panel or two coasters during the session. Once finished, you will be able to collect the pieces a week or two after. Price start at £55 per person.

17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Greater Manchester, M4 5JD, Tel: Search Results 0161 832 4274
Gin Making Experience | Three Little Words | Various Dates | Various Times | £85

Manchester Gin are hosting a fully immersive distillery tour and gin-making experience throughout January and February. Starting with a gin and tonic in hand, you will be taken on a guided tour of the distillery followed by a gin tasting session. The second half of the experience will be dedicated to learning the art of distilling gin. You’ll be guided through the entire process, from choosing your own botanicals to distilling your own unique bottle to take home.

Fri 14 Feb
Catrin Donnelly
Published on:
Sat 8 Feb 2020