Valentines Day is a time to show that special someone how much they mean to you, but we understand that money can be tight.

Whether they are a partner, friend or family member we have picked the best free and cheap dates that will stick to your budget.

A Walk Down the Albert Dock

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Sunset walks along the Albert Dock, credit Mia O’Hare

Take a walk down to the World Heritage site that is the Albert Dock. You and your valentine can take in the scenery and the crisp Mersey air. The Dock has plenty of food on offer if you get a bit peckish or why not visit the Tate where select exhibitions are free.



Watch a classic film in a historic surrounding

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Bombed out Church will be showing classic romantic films, credit Mia O’Hare

Over the valentines weekend you and your date can wrap up warm and snuggle up in front of a classic romantic movie. Across three nights, the Bombed Out Church is hosting an open air cinema showing Romeo and Juliet, The Bodyguard and Casablanca. Tickets are £12.40 per person and can be booked here.



View Liverpool from the top of the Cathedral

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See the sights from the Anglican Cathedral, credit Rodhullandemu (wikicommons)

Take in the spectacular views of the city by visiting Liverpool Cathedral. You and your date can climb up the steps to the top of the tower for a picture-perfect moment together. Tickets cost £6 and can be brought online or inside the cathedral.



A Seaside Walk

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Walk between Antony Gormley’s statues, credit Mia O’Hare

To escape the city life, take a short trip on the Merseyrail to Crosby where you can stroll along the sandy beach. It’s the perfect chance to unwind with your valentine while walking between the famous Anthony Gormley statues. You can catch the train from Central station for £4.30 return or £2.85 with a railcard.



Take a ferry across the Mersey

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The view of Liverpool’s skyline from the ferry, credit Mia O’Hare

If you fancy sailing away with your date, take a ride on the Mersey Ferry. You will be able to view the iconic city skyline whilst listening to the audio guide which will inform you of all the history Liverpool has to offer. There’s even a café on board to buy tea and coffee to keep you warm. Tickets are £11 for a River Explorer Cruise.



Visit Liverpool’s Museums

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Museum of Liverpool, credit Rodhullandemu (wikicommons)

Spend the day indoors exploring all the museums around the city. You can visit the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery and the Museum of Liverpool all for free which makes the ideal date for those wanting to learn more about the world and the city we live in.


A Trip Down to the Cavern Club

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Head down into the Cavern for a musical evening, credit Mia O’Hare

Love Me Do! Spend your valentines singing and dancing the night away to all the popular Beatles songs at the Cavern Club. There is live music throughout the day and prices range from free before 12pm, £2.50 till 8pm and £5 for the night.



A Walk Around Sefton Park

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Walk around the winding paths of Sefton park, credit Mia O’Hare

Get the bus over to Sefton park for a romantic walk in the fresh air. You and your date can stroll around the large park or maybe even take a picnic. Make sure to stop off at Lark Lane on the way back to explore the quirky shops and cosy pubs.


Shop and dine on Bold Street

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Head up Bold Street where an array of shops and restaurants are on offer, credit Mia O’Hare

If the hustle and bustle of the city is what you both enjoy then spend the day on Bold Street. You can visit vintage shops, world food restaurants, coffee shops and even a cat café! There is so much to do, you and your date will struggle to fit it all in.



Explore the Baltic Triangle

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Take a photo at the iconic Liver Bird wings, credit Mia O’Hare

Visit the trendy area full of craft beer bars, bakeries and pop up food stalls. Walk along the streets full of street art, which act like an urban art gallery. You can also find all the hidden gems of this part of the city.

For other date ideas, you could dine in one of the UK’s sexiest restaurant with your valentine or if you are struggling for a date you could even try speed dating.


Struggling for love this Valentines? Why not try speed dating?


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