Go Rural? Go Romance!
You’ve got two weeks to get in Cupids good books! Have you thought about visiting a real Scottish farm for St. Valentine's Day? Here's some simply lovely ideas to get you on your way to Go Rural!
The Walks & Tours
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach? You’ll find a range of farm stays within 5 miles of the coast here, so that’s always an option but how about long walks in the country?
If you’re staying on a farm, you’ll definitely be in the right place, or you might be able to visit for the day. Chuck on the wellies and waterproofs, pack a flask and don’t forget to hold hands to keep warm!
Some farms have the option to walk with their particularly cute animals like alpacas, Highland ponies and Clydesdale horses, and some just have great walks on the farm for visitors to enjoy.
Farms all over Scotland offer immersive tours and activities, perfect for a day out for two. You can find out about the animals, meet and help to feed and care for them ❤️
Turn up the Heat
In Scotland in February, you’ll need to create your own heat, so you know what you need? That's right, a great farm café, a toasty hot mug of hot chocolate and some yummy farmhouse baking (roaring fire optional)!
Go for something with dark chocolate in – did you know dark chocolate induces endorphins to mimic the feeling of love? And if it doesn’t, it’s still blooming tasty.
Many farms are offering evening meals now too so look out for special Valentine's day menus, packed with seasonal and locally reared produce.
Keep the Spirits Up
If you’re looking for a more interactive Valentine’s activity on a farm, one that’s guaranteed to be rain and mud free, how about a trip to a Scottish farm distillery?
There are quite a few to choose from and whatever your tipple, much like love, you’ll find one to your tastes. An ideal activity for a first date too, as you'll find plenty to talk about but if conversation does dry up you'll learn lots of fab and interesting facts about distilling to impress your next date with!
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Farm Stays Built for Two
On Scottish farms, you’ll find cosy wee cottages, modern off-grid lodges and perfect pods that are just the ticket for the most romantic night of the year.
Indulge in a hot tub farm stay, lay low in an off-grid adventure or if the most special being in your life happens to be your dog, we are absolutely not judging and we absolutely do recommend these dog friendly farm stays!
Say it with Produce
If you’re in charge of a romantic Valentine’s dinner and you really want to dazzle your darling, pop to your local farm shop or buy direct from a local farm. You can buy produce direct from a farmer within a few miles of every town or city boundary.
Not only can you buy fresh farm produce, you might be able to meet the farming family, see animals in the fields and hear about how they are cared for plus, it feels good to eat good and everyone should feel good on Valentine’s day.
If you visit a farm for Valentine’s Day, post your pics with #GoRural we’d love to see some on farm romance!