VALENTINE'S Day is right around the corner.

Love it or loathe it the sickly sweet couples day is on Thursday so there's still time to pick up a card or some flowers for your significant other.

In this week's Bolton Recommends we are taking a look at a few of the things on offer in the area to help make Valentine's 2019 a bit more special.

If you are stuck for ideas take a look at the ones we gathered below to inspire you.

The Bolton News:

LUXURY spa hotel The Last Drop is offering a couple of Valentine’s treats.

Couples can enjoy a three-course dinner with piano accompaniment on Thursday, reservations are available from 6.30pm.

For a livelier night, the hotel is hosting a Soul & Motown Celebration on Saturday from 7.30pm.

Both cost £29.50 per person.

Telephone on 873519 to book.

The Bolton News:

ENJOY a one-off showing of a classic rom-com on the big screen for this Valentine’s Day.

On the 20th anniversary of the release of Notting Hill, moviegoers will again have chance to visit the world of London bookstore owner William Thacker (Hugh Grant) and famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts).

A re-issued version of the film is being shown across the UK and Boltonians can catch it at 7.30pm at Cineworld, in Eagley Brook Way, Astley Bridge.

The Bolton News:

STUCK for original Valentine’s date ideas?

Hotel Chocolat in Market Place Shopping Centre is hosting a Valentine’s Day lock in from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Couples are invited to head down to the store and enjoy an evening of chocolate tasting and much more.

Guests will be greeted with a glass of Prosecco before being invited to mingle with other couples.

The lock in is priced at £10 per person, while a ‘journey through chocolate’ is also being offered at £50 per person.

The popular chocolatier opened its doors in Bolton town centre back in November

As well as puddings, Hotel Chocolat sells boxes of chocolate, luxury hot chocolate drinks and even chocolate-flavoured liqueurs.

For more information, call the store on 01204 526 953.

The Bolton News:

A ROMANTIC ramble in the Ribble Valley has the twin advantages of being far enough away from Bolton to show you’ve made a special effort, but close enough to be practical.

A stroll from Clitheroe to Sawley is a good choice because you start at a castle and end at an atmospheric ruined abbey with The Spread Eagle, a cosy riverside coaching inn, on the doorstep where you can enjoy whispering sweet nothings over a meal.

The Bolton News:

TREAT your significant other or even yourself to something extra sweet.

Rivington Chocolates has been working extra hard in the run up to Valentine’s Day.

Pick up a box of heart-shaped and heart-decorated milk, white and dark chocolates.

The freshly made boxes are available at Lotties of Belmont in Belmont Road and Derby House Food Hall, Mossy Lea Road, Wrightington.

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