Love Local Guide: Valentine's Day ideas

Valentines Day
Valentines Day
Valentine's Day on the Central Coast
As the Central Coast starts reopening its doors, we're really feeling the love this year!

Over the past year Coasties have wholeheartedly Loved Local, filling our hearts with pride for the Central Coast. Now as the region recovers, and with the recent announcement that the Love Lanes festival will be returning to Wyong, we are really starting to feel the hope and happiness of a brand new beginning.

We could all do with more love in our lives so let's get soppy and spread the love even further. Whether this comes in the form of tasty food, refreshing bevvies, unique gifts or unforgettable experiences – we’re pretty sure our region has something to impress!

mezze board feast with fancy cocktail
Image: Motel Mezza, Wyong
valentines hamper treats from above
Image: Loveshak
Gift ideas

The perfect pair - flowers and coffee

Can two of our favourite things be combined? Yes, yes they can! PosyBean is a florist with a difference where coffee and flowers are combined for your special someone. Pop in for a cuppa and enjoy watching flowers being turned into art, or having your own designs created in front of you. PosyBean is also taking orders for floral arrangements, gift hampers, red roses, teddy bears and will be delivering through the weekend ahead of Valentine's Day.

Pamper me

Loveshak has a special Sip, Soap & Savour Deluxe gift pack filled with local goodness to share with your lover this Valentine’s Day. The pack includes mini heart soaps, a sugar scrub, an upcycled beer bottle candle, organic chocolates and you can choose from three tasty regional wine options.

A rose for a rose

Delivering to all Central Coast suburbs, brighten the day of your special someone with some beautiful flowers by Hello Buddy.

Box it with love

Treat your loved ones with a gorgeous customised gift or lolly box from Sienna Rose Giftboxes

Get mushy

The Marshmallow Co. have put together a delicious range of yummy products for Valentine's Day this year including their famous Nutella-filled heart. If roses are more your thing they've also got you covered - Strawberry Marshmallow Roses don’t just look as good as regular roses, they taste so much better too.

love heart gingebread
Image: Adri's Gingerbread, Kincumber
dingo smiling at local reptile park
Image: Australian Reptile Park

Singles BYO Dog Event

Dogs are one of the best ice breakers, so if you're single and own a doggo why not enlist them as your wingman this Valentine's weekend! Mingle from 430pm Saturday 13th February with your dog at Yattalunga's Kindred Spirits Dog Cafe. There will be canapes, live music, and plenty of wolf whistles. Tickets available here.

Romantic picnic

Cove Cafe are packing Sweetheart Picnic Baskets for the lovers out there organising their Valentine’s plans early. Baskets include Sydney rock oysters, chocolate mud cupcakes, Nutella dipped strawberries and a bottle of bubbles.

Not a soppy someone?

Love it or hate it, Smash You Central Coast has you covered with a unique experience to blow off some steam or simply share some laughs with your Valentine, Galentine or Love-Hating Mate. Smash You is purpose-built with four smash rooms, two paint splatter rooms and a throw zone and will be holding three special events over three days.

For the reptile lovers

The Australian Reptile Park is offering a unique couple’s behind the scenes tour capped off with a romantic picnic lunch of finger sandwiches, a cheese platter, chocolates and more to enjoy together. You will get exclusive enclosure access, participate in animal feeding, and even take a personalised tour of spider and snake venom rooms with a venom milking demonstration.

pink cocktail in glass
Image: The Cowrie, Terrigal
bright pink neon sign in restaurant venue
image: The Joker and the Thief, Terrigal
Something tasty

Sweet treats

Adri's Gingerbread bakery has handcrafted some special cookies to preorder from their Kincumber bakery for that special someone including gifts filled with hearts, bears and many other designs.

Get cosy

Cosy up with your loved one for a romantic four course tasting menu at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining. Enjoy a welcome Bellini on arrival, wildflower posie, and Cuvee Chocolates to take home.

Fine dining

Fine Dining with Views over Terrigal Beach, The Cowrie has just revealed their Valentine's Lunch and Dinner menu. Everyone gets a complimentary bottle of Clover Club and will enjoy four courses with snacks and bubbles on arrival.

Dinner & cocktails

Enjoy a night of love at The Joker and the Thief with a two course set menu, complimentary special house cocktail - Love Potion No. 9 - and all your favourite love songs played all night long.

Wine & pizza

In the name of love Pinocchios is opening their doors on Valentine's Day for a special treat for two. Enjoy your choice of a delicious entree, pasta, pizza and dessert in a romantic setting - perfect for a Monday evening.

Romantic dinner

The Bon Pavilion is opening its doors on a Monday night just for those special lovers looking for a romantic dinner. They've pulled together a delicious three course meal with sides that will fill your hearts... and bellies.

Celebrate with bubbles

Toast your love with a glass of bubbles over looking the rolling waves of Terrigal Beach. Staff at Swells Terrigal will greet you with a glass of bubbles on arrival followed by a delicious four course meal for you and your special someone.

Tapas anyone?

The Olive Tree Brasserie has released its special Valentine's Day menu with a shared tapas board, main and dessert to warm your heart.

Lover's feast

The perfect date awaits you at Motel Mezza who are dishing up a mouth-watering feast this Valentine's Day. Surprise your loved one with a delicious meal - a vegan menu is also available.

For the love of cocktails

Chica Chica offers a menu designed for sharing and you and your special someone can enjoy a special three course meal inspired by, and influenced with that mouth-watering South American feel.

large marshmallow heart in box
Image: Marshmallow & Co, Wyong
curated box of sweet treats
Image: @agrazing_deco

Share the love

Does your business have a V-Day special you’d love to share? Reach out to us directly and jump on our future news radar by creating a free Central Coast business listing here.


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