Romantic getaways, gift ideas or a luxe picnic for two.
Take a delightful little detour and share the love this Valentine’s Day on 14 February 2024 in Werribee and Surrounds with good food and good company – be it your partner or your bestie!
Surprise them with a picnic in the Victorian State Rose Garden
It doesn’t get much more romantic than a picnic amongst the roses at the stunning Victoria State Rose Garden. Build your perfect hamper with the experts at Wyndham Cache or The Little Deli and Panini Bar (don’t skip the cannoli!). Entry to the Victoria State Rose Garden is free (gold coin donation welcome) – making this one of the best date locations around.
Whisk them away on an African safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo!
Enjoy an intimate guided tour through the African savannah with a Deluxe Safari Adventure or book one of their amazing animal encounters (The Meerkat, African Wild Dog and African Cat Experiences all run on Wednesdays – but you’ll need to be quick!) . The Sunset Safari is also perfect date night material, running each Saturday through to 2 March 2024.
Indulge with a Valentine’s Day Dinner at Shadowfax Winery, Corked Wine Bar, Teddy Picker or Rosana Bistro & Bar
Teddy Picker Werribee: $15 V’Day themed cocktails and 2 for 1 Pete’s Pure Wines.
Enjoy a little friendly competition on the (mini) golf course
Mini golf always makes for a fun afternoon, especially at The Elements Coastal Activity Park, where the course wraps around the coastline of Wyndham Harbour. Weather not so great? Enjoy cocktails and kitschy fun at Holey Moley in Point Cook.
Paint, sip and laugh together
Pinot and Picasso will be running a Paint Your Partner session on Sunday 11 February and a special Valentine’s Day session on Wednesday 14 February. You can even bring your own drinks and snacks for a tailor-made experience.
Book a Weekend High Tea and a Tour of Werribee Park Mansion
Take time to explore Werribee Park Mansion and the surrounding gardens, before indulging in a lavish High Tea at at Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park (available on Saturdays and Sundays - bookings essential). Heritage High Tea Hampers can also be pre-ordered from The Refectory Parlour (Wednesday to Sundays) to enjoy in the park grounds.
Treat them to a mid-week break or full weekend getaway
Cocoon yourself with the stunning Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park, where you can indulge at the onsite spa and swimming pool, enjoy a five course tasting at Joseph’s Dining and explore the grounds of Werribee Park at your leisure. Live in the west? L.M. Spa are offering 10% off treatments when you book direct with proof of postcode for Wyndham and Hobsons Bay!
Explore Queer PHOTO
Presented by Midsumma and PHOTO 2024, Queer PHOTO celebrates contemporary query photography, with free large scale outdoor and indoor exhibitions across Melbourne’s west. There are four sites in Werribee and Surrounds to explore including Werribee Park, Werribee Train Station and Wyndham Art Gallery.
Gift an experience you can do together
Vouchers are a great option for those looking to celebrate in their own time – plus you get all the joy of anticipation that comes with it! Here are five to try:
- Tickets to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival’s Eat Drink Westside, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra or the Westie Wine Festie!
- Wine tasting and a long lunch at Shadowfax Winery
- A BBQ Masterclass by former Executive Chef of Everdure by Heston Blumenthal
- A luxe picnic spread at The Refectory Parlour
- An immersive after-dark theatre show in Werribee Park! A birdwatching tour of Western Treatment Plant with Melbourne Birding Tours or Firetail Birdwatching Tours.