If you’re doing Valentine’s Day on a budget don’t worry – Sidmouth is full of fun, romantic things to do together that won’t cost the earth. Here are a couple of suggestions to help get you planning.

Create something together

Have you ever tried doing pottery painting or going on a drawing class together? It’s a fun way to spend time together while doing something a little different. In Sidmouth, there are pottery painting sessions on offer if you want a little more instruction or if you want to really save on the pennies, grab some supplies, head to the beach and challenge yourself to a paint off!

Have a picnic

The weather might be a bit cold but if you can stand it, packing your favourite foods and sitting somewhere picturesque together is a lovely way to spend a few hours on Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of pretty spots to choose from – from the Byes, Peak Hill or Connaught Gardens.

Budget gifts

Sidmouth has an eclectic high street full if independent shops, so why not take advantage and find something unique for your other half? You could turn it into a game, come up with a theme, set a budget, split up and head out into the shops and see what you can find. There are loads of fun themes you can come up with, like the biggest thing you can get for your budget, the funniest thing, the strangest thing, a food item… The possibilities are endless! Another thing you can do is to split up and head to a book shop and gift each other your favourite book – there are plenty of places in Sidmouth to find a good book!

Go exploring

There are loads of walking routes and trails in and around Sidmouth including the South West Coast Path, the East Devon Way and walks along the Jurassic Coast. This Valentine’s why not ditch the maps and the guide books and explore together and see what you find – it’ll feel like discovering your own special place that you can return to year after year.