The Wowcher Guide to Galentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day can be pretty special. It’s the day Barack looks at Michelle and declares ‘Michelle, baby, I don’t want to be Obama-self this February 14th, will you be my Valentine?’, the day when Spongebob finally gives into the overwhelming sexual tension and tells Sandy that he’d love to visit her Bikini Bottom, Hermione tells Ron to Slytherin to bed and check out her Chamber of Secrets, and Kanye looks at Kim and tells her that he loves her almost as much as he loves himself. Kanye believe it?

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But for some of us, February 14th is one of the worst days of the year, serving only to remind us how very single we are. While some of our friends are out being wined and dined and showered in flowers and chocolates, we’re sitting at home in our Bridget Jones pants. In the words of Rachel Green, isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic?

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Fear not, fellow singletons! Wowcher’s on hand to show you how you should really be spending the day. Forget Valentine’s Day, this February 14th it’s all about Galentine’s Day…

1) Spa Day & 3 Treatments for 2

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Grab the Tina Fey to your Amy Poehler and head down to one of 30 locations for a spa day courtesy of Activity Superstore, where you’ll be treated to a massage, facial, and eyebrow shape or nail polish each, as well as full use of the facilities. Valentine’s Day, Smalentine’s Day!

2) Meet the Animals Experience for 2

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Try something a little different with a ‘meet the animals’ experience, where you’ll be able to get up close and personal with meerkats, penguins or lemurs. You may even get the chance to wander around the farm, zoo or animal centre afterwards! ‘Look Jessica, isn’t that your ex-boyfriend rolling in his own filth?’ ‘No Jenny, for the last time, that’s a pig.’ ‘Oh, so it is. Easy mistake.’

3) Cocktails, 3-Course Dinner & Cabaret @ Privée, Knightsbridge

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Grab one or three single pringles, and head to Privée for an evening of cabaret entertainment. With a three-course gourmet meal and a Champagne cocktail each, it’s the ultimate girls’ night out, plus you can guarantee that the burlesque dancers will be a lot sexier than your ex-beau Graham, who kept his socks on in bed after performing a clumsy striptease…

4) Paintballing Day, 100 Balls & Lunch for 5 or 10

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Recruit five or ten of your pals and head on down to Blind Fire Paintball, where you can let loose with a paintball gun and 100 paintballs. You’ll fight for survival in a range of fun, challenging warfare scenarios, taking a break for a light lunch. Roses are red, violets are blue, this Wowcher costs less than a fancy dinner for two…

5) Zorb Football for 8 

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Get your squad together for a one-hour zorb football experience, where you’ll climb inside a clear, bouncy ball and then collide, rebound and roll head-over-heels for the win. Probably not the kind of ball play you were imagining this Valentine’s Day, but let’s be honest, this is a hell of a lot more fun.

So there you have it! There’s no shame in riding Han style (solo) on Valentine’s Day, but why settle for a night alone when you’ve got your very own ‘Taylor Swift’s squad ain’t got nothing on us’ crew?

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