Mates Dates for Valentine’s

For Animal Lovers: Coffee Cats

Explore uphill Lincoln by taking a trip to Coffee Cats! Filled with many adorable kitties, they also sell a variety of refreshments and snacks. This is a great idea if you or your friends are missing your pets while at university. It can be very entertaining when they want to play, but it’s also a lovely place to sit and relax while having some coffee for an hour when they’re asleep.

You can have a group of up to six friends, making it a perfect place for a date with your mates. Although they’re not open on Valentine’s Day, they are open around the holiday.

Due to its fantastic location, you can visit other local hotspots after spending quality time with Lincoln’s furry friends. You’ll find The Collection and The Usher Gallery just a short walk away, as well as the Cathedral.

Price: £6 per person for 1 hour

Location: 12 The Strait, Lincoln, LN2 1JD

For Adrenaline Seekers: Axed Lincoln

Axed Lincoln offers up to ninety minutes of non-stop axe throwing entertainment. You get to learn how to properly lob an axe by the trained staff members during your session, and then get a drink at the bar after to chill out.

This is the perfect place to blow off some steam during coursework and exam season, and a fantastic excuse to blow off the gym for some alternative exercise.

Price: From £20 per person for 60-90 minutes

Location: George Street, Lincoln, LN5 8LG

For The Musical Minded: Playing Aloud

If you want to blow off some steam with your friends this Valentine’s, Playing Aloud is a fantastic music rehearsal studio located near North Hykeham. It’s a perfect place to practice and write music while spending time with your friends. You can book a rehearsal room for up to 4 hours, and loan instruments like guitars and keyboards from £1 per hour.

Even if you don’t have much experience with music, the environment there is non-judgemental, and all the staff are lovely and willing to help if you need it.

Price: From £20 for 2 hours

Location: Westminster Ind Est, Station Rd, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 3QY

For Gamers: Arcade Warehouse

If you want to spend some time gaming this Valentine’s Day, I’d highly recommend the arcade warehouse on Dixon Street. It’s only a short walk from the campus area, and in the centre of Lincoln, making it easily accessible!

You get two hours to spend wandering around the various arcade machines, or maybe using their gaming computers and consoles, they even have a pool table if you want to challenge your friends.

Price: From £8.95 per person for 2 hours

Location: The Arcade Warehouse, Dixon Street, Lincoln, LN6 7BN

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