Valentine's DayWe’ve put together the ultimate outdoor Valentine’s Day idea guide for Sydneysiders

You can’t avoid it, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and luckily there are a variety of ways to spend the special day in Sydney. From romantic dinners, casual bar scenes, DIY activities – here’s your ultimate guide to celebrating February 14. Don’t worry, it’s not all romance and roses  – there are plenty of ways to get your hands dirty too.

For Southwest Sydneysiders looking for passion and entertainment, Lovers by Lakeside will be showcasing a romantic-favourite, 50 First Dates, as the sun goes down over one of the most stunning locations at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. Enjoy a free glass of champagne with each movie ticket or book a tasty hamper which includes bubbles plus the entry tickets.

A Date with Nature at Centennial Parklands is an original (and new!) way to spend Valentine’s Day outdoors with your date. From camping enthusiast to city-slickers, all skill levels are welcome to join the Bushcraft Experts to learn survival skills like shelter and raft building and how to spot native wildlife. If your relationship survives the great outdoors, the evening will conclude with a BYO picnic or you can order one here if you have had enough DIY for the day.

Relax, sit back and watch the world go by with your sweetheart at Busby’s Bar at Victoria Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. With sprawling views of the sparkling harbour and majestic trees canopying the lawn, this pop-up bar is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet cocktail. Even the anti-Valentine’s Day movement can’t fault an evening drink at this picturesque, iconic location – so play it cool and stop in, even it’s just one drink!   

The New Year and Valentine’s Day is a popular time to propose – so for the first time, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah will be hosting a Wedding Open Day on 17 February. You will be able to see some of the popular wedding and ceremony sites, meet with local suppliers and try food and wine from the brand new restaurant, The Potager, Mount Tomah.