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Love is in the air!

Valentines Day is just around the corner ❤️ A day dedicated to the love and affection we share with people around us and to express just how much loved ones mean to us. Valentine’s Day is the ideal opportunity to show your special someone just how much you care, whether it’s a partner, family member or friend. Here at Rushden Lakes we’ve got all you need to find the perfect gift and plan your ideal date! 

Gift ideas

Does your loved one enjoy reading? Then Waterstones is the place for you! Pick up the latest books from swoonsome romance novels and enemies-to-lovers comedies! They also stock a wide range of jigsaws and games.

Frasers is the perfect destination for gifts for him and for her! From fragrance and beauty to GAME and Sports Direct, we’re certain you’ll find a gift they’ll love.

Explore L’Occitane’s Valentine’s presents and find the perfect wellness gift sets for men and women. The team have carefully curated beauty gift sets for all budgets. Indulge in a beauty or fragrance gift set or perhaps a relaxing way for you both to enjoy Valentine’s Day, with their selection of candles and diffusers that can set the mood. Watch their eyes light up when they see L’Occitane’s signature yellow gift bag!

M&S have a fabulous range of gifts from flowers & lingerie to chocolates, prosecco and fragrance.

Cards & Gift wrap

After all that gift buying you’ll need a card and some gift wrap. We’ve got plenty of choice from Paperchase and Card Factory to M&S & MOOCH. And if you’re looking to create something handmade then head to Hobbycraft!

Love at first bite

Valentines Day wouldn’t be complete without a tasty meal and we’ve got you covered for breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner! We have a whole host of options catering for a range of dietary needs including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian.

First stop, why not try Lago Lounge for Breakfast?! Open from 9am, 7 days a week! You can enjoy sweet & savoury options from fluffy American pancakes to Smashed Avocado brunch and big Lounge breakfast. View the menu here.

Looking for a spot of lunch? We can highly recommend Jamaica Blue for delicious all day brunches freshly prepared on site. They also do amazing coffee!

Or what about Magazine Heaven’s Artisan cafe…a little haven tucked away above the store serving a variety of dishes from sandwiches & bagels to burgers and soup! View the menu here.

For dinner plans why not try Chi for a unique dining experience! Combining the flavours from their Pan-Asian food & beverages & expanding them into a fusion of restaurant quality dishes & cocktails with the character of the street style we have come to know & love. View the menu here.

For INCREDIBLE desserts and sweet treats then you must try Heavenly Desserts and Butterwick which is one of our newest stores located in Garden Square! From waffles and crepes to donuts and cupcakes, you really will be spoiled for choice!

Staying in for the evening? Pick up a delicious meal from M&S Food Hall or why not grab a takeaway from Five Guys, Pizza Express or Blue Mountain Yard? Order online and collect when convenient!

Explore all dining options here.

Plan the perfect date!

Rock Up

Reach new heights together a try out some climbing at Rock Up! 25 incredible fun climbing walls towering over 8m with multiple routes to their peaks. Rock Up the Twister, climb the Stairway to Heaven, or set a new record on the Speed Climb. Book your session here.


‘Movie and a bite to eat’, it’s a duo we all know and love! Head to our 14-screen cinema for your date and enjoy the latest blockbusters together. View film listings and times here.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

On arrival voyagers will find themselves amidst the wreckage of an abandoned air craft, where their next mission is to choose between two 18 hole adventure golf courses, spanning across 14,000 sq/ft of tropical utopia! Having fun together is par for the course! Great for couples, friends and family groups! Book here.

Browwow Hair & Beauty and Superdrug Beauty Studio 

Why not book in some pamper time at Browwow or Superdrug Beauty Studios. A range of treatments and services are available from nails and lashes to brows and barbering. With treatments for him and for her you can both enjoy some self care guilt free! Plus you’ll both be looking your best for Valentines Day celebrations.

Both Browwow and Superdrug offer gift vouchers which also make for the perfect gift!

Hopmaster: The Reserve 

Head to Hopmaster for a chilled date night – enjoy craft beers, cocktails, delicious food and a game of pool. They regularly hold live music events and quizzes too! Find out more here.

Rushden Lakes is here to help you make your loved ones smile this Valentine’s Day!