Love is in the air

Posted on 11th February 2022

Are you feeling the love this Valentine’s Day?

We certainly are.

The day of romance is fast approaching and at Venture, we consider ourselves experts in the field - after all, we always say home is where the heart is.

So however you’re celebrating this year, whether it’s with your partner, friends or you’re treating yourself to some TLC, we’ve put together a few things you can do in the North East.

Fabio’s – Chester le Street

An Italian restaurant located in the heart of the town, which serves up delicious dishes in a warm and friendly environment.

From sharing platters to sirloin steak, the restaurant is offering a special Valentine’s three-course meal, perfect for those celebrating with their partner.

Day drinking in Durham

It is a popular choice for many celebrations, as the city has a range of bars and restaurants with different atmospheres and drink choices.

You can take in the stunning sights of Durham Cathedral and the river as you search for your next drinking spot.

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A few of our favourite bars in Durham are:


Tapas Bar – The Old Yard, Darlington

Celebrate the day of love in the award-winning bar, which offers beautiful Mediterranean food and drink.

From Spanish tapas to Greek meze, the menu is bursting with delicious options, so whether you share your food or not, you are sure to find something tasty.

Or if you’re wanting to do something a little different this year, why not visit…

Create and Paint, Darlington

A creative studio and café in the town centre which is perfect for those spreading the love with their friends or family.

You can even create something special for your loved one, which they can treasure for years to come.

With lots to do from painting to foam clay, it is sure to be a fun day for everyone.

North Star Alpacas – Crook

If you’re a fan of animals, you will love this option!

North Star is a small, family run business offering forest walks with beautiful and calming alpacas. What a great idea!

Hot Air Balloon Flights – Bishop Auckland

Take the skies in a hot air over County Durham and view our stunning countryside from a different perspective.

With flexible booking and champagne toasts, it’s the perfect gift for those wanting a rush of adrenaline and memories which will last a lifetime.

However you’re spending Valentine’s Day this year, we hope you have a wonderful time surrounded by love.

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