Valentine's Day 2016: Nine places to celebrate February 14 in the North East

How will you celebrate Valentine's Day this year?
How will you celebrate Valentine's Day this year?

Now that February has arrived, we can start talking about Valentine's Day.

But how will you mark the special occasion this year?

Whether you're in the mood for something romantic, want to dine out at your favourite restaurant or just enjoy a day of fun with the whole family - there's something going on in the region for you.

Take a look at our pick of events happening in the North East, and let us know what your plans are for February 14. Happy Valentine's Day!

Durham

Sunday, February 14: Sid's Show at Gala Durham. Join some familiar CBeebies faces and enjoy a family afternoon at the theatre. Family ticket: £40.

Gateshead

Sunday, February 14: One Enchanted Evening with Anna Reay at Sage Gateshead. Attend this beautiful venue for an intimate evening of music and romance. Tickets from £18.50.

Hartlepool

Sunday, February 14: Pongo's Party at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre. If you would love nothing more than to celebrate with your whole family, head to the theatre for a singalong performance. Tickets: £2.80 to £4.50.

Sunday, February 14: Valentine's Day Menu at Portals Place. Dine in style with the one you love and take advantage of a delectable set menu. £30 per person for three courses, from 6pm.

Newcastle

Saturday, February 13: The Circus of Horrors at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. Catch the Britain's Got Talent finalists in all their gory glory for a Valentine's event with a difference. Tickets £18 to £27.

Saturday, February 13: Alternative Valentine's Dinner at Blackfriars. Fed up of all those love birds? Enjoy four fabulous courses, fizz and tea and coffee just because. Costs £49 per person.

South Shields

Sunday, February 14: Jen Stevens Valentine's Day Special at The Customs House. Treat yourself and your partner to a VIP experience with music, dinner and plenty of romance. Tickets £27.50.

Sunderland

Sunday, February 14: The Drifters at Sunderland Empire. Dance along to some of your favourite songs with this chart-topping performance. Tickets cost £29.90.

Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14: Dinner at D'acqua. Choose from two or three delicious courses and well and truly spoil your spouse this Valentine's Day. Pay £22 for two courses, or £26 for three courses.