Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 with these events

Valentine's Day events in the Heritage City...
25 Jan 2022
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Looking to celebrate this Valentine’s Day?  Look no further than these romantic ideas from special dinners, to painting experiences and even speed dating happening around the Heritage City this Valentine’s Day.

Romance of Rail High Tea

High Tea at The Workshops Rail Museum

Relive the romance of rail and indulge in high tea for two.

Looking to rekindle the flames? For many, train journeys evoke a sense of nostalgia and romance stemming from a bygone era.  This Valentine’s Day, visit The Workshops Rail Museum and book a High Tea for Two.

Be captivated by steam trains, travel back in time on Platform 9 and then sit on the beautiful verandah of the Café where you can savour scones with jam and cream, sandwiches, tea or coffee, iced water and petite sweets.

Costs for high tea are $35 for two plus museum entry.  There are two sittings available on Monday February 14, morning tea from 10am – 11.30am and afternoon tea from 2pm – 3.30pm with only eight tables per sitting!

Be quick to book, call 3432 5100.

Speed dating

Speed dating at The Racehorse Hotel

The Racehorse Hotel is offering a special speed dating event just ahead of Valentine’s Day.

On Saturday February 12, book in for Grillhouse Speed Dating, the cost is $25 per head which includes canapes and a drink.

Spots are limited to 10 ladies and 10 men.

It works by giving each person 5 minute dates (10 in total) which include some get to know you prompts to help break the ice.

Any matches on the night will receive a complimentary dinner for two up to the value of $150.

The night starts at 6pm, bookings essential.

Gourmet picnic

The Soul Nook Collective pod picnics

The Soul Nook Collective has done all the hard work for you this Valentine’s Day so you can relax in the cool breeze under the Tipuana trees.  All you have to do is eat, drink and be present with your loved one.

Book in to enjoy a personal styled picnic space for three hours which includes a gourmet grazing platter, non-alcoholic beverages, a gorgeous bunch of fresh flowers to take home as well as a voucher for 10% off the Soul Nook Collective shop – all for $199 per couple.

A live musician will also be serenading you from 11-2pm on the day.

If you are looking for something a little more private, perhaps for a special proposal, the intimate bell tents and picnic pods are the ideal setting. The suspended swinging Tiipii pods with all the inclusions are $299 per couple and beautifully styled and spacious bell tents start at $280 for two.

This is the perfect way to spend your day celebrating with each other while you relax and enjoy the moment.

Bookings are essential via The Soul Nook Collective website.

Paint your partner in drag

Sip 'n' Dip Dragged Out Valentines event

Thanks to Sip ‘n’ Dip you can paint your partner in this special Dragged Out experience.

Queen Electra DQ is back and will lead the class in how to paint your partner in Moulin Rouge themed drag!

Class is $65 per person and includes an opening drag performance, equipment and materials, dinner and a drink.

Book now for the February 12 class which starts at 5pm and runs until 8pm at The Coffee Club Springfield.

5 Course degustation dinner and lunch

The Cottage Restaurant Valentine's Day

The Cottage Restaurant are bringing back their famous five course degustation dinner for Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Chef Mark Naoum has created this enticing menu which includes mouthwatering venison and a rich baked chocolate ganache.

Try it with four exceptional wines featuring Tasmanian award-winning sparkling Arras and the historic Rare Hardy’s Tawny.

Two sittings available 11am and 5pm.

See the Velvet Lounge 

Singer/songwriter, Carole Williams, is bringing a soul-filled, powerful collection of songs in a quirky, seductive, dark comedy that breaks all the rules.

Carole wrote The Velvet Lounge during lockdown in Brisbane, Australia.

“During lockdown I was lucky to collaborate online with Ben Folds who was also in lockdown in Sydney. Having the time to write is a luxury and I am really excited to perform The Velvet Lounge now in front of a live audience.”

Take your chance on Velvet’s stage if you dare but whatever you do, don’t bore her …

The Velvet Lounge showcases Carole Williams as a true and unique artist who has reinvented timeless classics to give them a modern unique twist.

Accompanied by some of Brisbane’s top musicians, Williams will entertain patrons with outstanding vocals, clever costuming, dialogue and artistry.

A great story and an audiovisual treat all rolled into one.

The Velvet Lounge will be at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Saturday February 12 from 8pm-9.30pm.

Dovetails Valentine’s Dinner


A special Valentine’s dinner will be held at Dovetails Restaurant on Monday February 14.

Book now to enjoy a three course dinner and drink for $99.

Choose from three entrees including Brisbane Valley quail, tiger prawns or spiced pumpkin; for mains coconut poached snapper, fillet mignon and almond milk polenta; and choose between broken peach tart and chocolate rosemary for dessert.

Enjoy with either a glass of prosecco, red or white wine or a schooner of 4Hearts Brewing beer.

Bookings are essential.

Valentine’s Day market at Tulmur Place

Valentien's Day Market at Tulmur Place

The Nicholas Street Precinct will turn red this Valentine’s Day in a show of love, hearts, and joy at a Valentine’s Day market. Visitors to Tulmur Place can treat their loved one to fresh flowers and sweets; cookies, cakes, or, macarons on Monday February 14 from 9am-2pm.

*Note this event is weather dependent and dates may change

Two for one Tour and Taste Farm Tour 

Summerland cafe

Summer Land Camels are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special two for one discount on their Tour and Taste Farm Tour on Saturday and Sunday February 12 and 13.

To book visit their website and book two adult tickets and apply the code VDAY22 to receive your two tickets for the price of one.

Valentine’s banquet at Indian Mehfil

Indian Mehfil

Celebrate with an Indian banquet.  Situated in a gorgeous heritage building, Indian Mehfil are known for their authentic and delicious dishes.

This Valentine’s Day they’re offering a four course special for $55 per person (for bookings of two) for lunch and dinner.  Start with a pappadum platter served with raita, mango chutney and mixed pickle, then an assortment of vegetarian and non-vegetarian appetizers.  You can select any two classic curries form the menu and enjoy them with steamed basmati rice and naan breads fresh from the Tandoor oven.  For dessert the chef is whipping up something special.

Special Valentine’s menu at Jets Leagues Club

Valentine's menu at Jets Leagues Club

This Valentine’s Day Jets Leagues Club are serving up the good with a special two course dinner.

Enjoy either the roasted pork belly porchetta, filled with rosemary stuffing, on top of a creamy garlic potato, smoked carrot puree and caramelized apple. With broccolini and finished with fennel and mustard creamy sauce for $35.90 (members price).  Or order the chicken and apricot pappardelle pasta consisting of a thick rich cream sauce with chicken, bacon, apricot, garlic, pappardelle pasta and finished with parmesan cheese for $22.90 (members price).

Then enjoy smooth chocolate mousse topped with honeycomb cream and two nips of Mozart dark chocolate liqueur for $25.90.  This dessert is also available without the liqueur for $19.90.

Seafood feast at Brothers

Valentines Day Seafood Feast at Brothers

Share a succulent seafood share board with your love this Valentine’s Day for lunch or dinner at Brothers Leagues Club.

The feast comes with battered barramundi, crumbed whiting, panko crumbed calamari and prawns, creamy garlic prawns, chips, slaw, tartare and cocktail sauce, lemon and corn bread.

The price is $60 for members and includes a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink on arrival.

Stay with a 15% discount at Quest Ipswich

Take advantage of a 15% discount off the Quest Ipswich best advertised rate and enjoy being “As Local As You Like It”, with a complimentary 12pm checkout and box of chocolates on arrival.

The offer is available from Friday February 11 to Monday February 14.

Book today by calling 3813 6000 or emailing [email protected] and quote Valentine’s Day.

Availability is subject to the time of booking.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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