Date Night Ideas

As Valentine’s Day is next month I thought I’d share my date night list with you. It’s more of a bucket list as we plan to do everything listed here at some point. 🙂

Trip to a jumble sale/car boot sale

Go to the cinema and see the film that’s playing at the time we arrive – whether it sounds good or not!


Play 20 Questions. Whether you’ve been together for three weeks or three years, there are probably things you don’t know about each other. Each of you should write down 20 questions about the other — make sure they’re open-ended so you don’t get boring one-word answers — and fire away. Take turns answering the questions and get to know each other a little better than you already do.

Go hiking or for a long walk

Take a class together – learn something new

Go to a museum

Go to an art gallery

Go to the theatre or west end

See the stars without braving the cold by getting tickets to the planetarium. Sneak in a thin blanket and cosy up. For extra privacy, go during off-peak times — call ahead to see when those are.

Teach each other about your hobby

Take a tour of each others childhood home

Take a tour round a local town or city – Gloucestershire

Go to an event at a local school, college, university

Dinner in bed

Go camping

Go to a coffee shop

Go to a theme park

Go on a double date

Go to a zoo

Go rock or wall climbing

Have a game night

Have a video game night

Go for a romantic breakfast

Go to a club

Take a hot air balloon ride

Take on a fun home project together

Have a snow ball of water fight

Wireless date night – no phones, no laptops, no distractions

Drive-in movie night in your car
Pick a movie, charge your laptop or portable DVD player, pack some blankets and snacks and drive to a favourite park. Enjoy a movie night in the comfort of your own car.

Carve a pumpkin, save the seeds and bake with them

Hop on a bus to a local town/city and explore

Play in the snow

Have dinner in the garden

Re-watch the first movie we saw together – Guardians of the Galaxy

Put a blanket out and have a picnic in front of the tv

Read together or to each other

Candlelight dinner

Share your favourite dating memory

Dress as a character from a movie and you pick the character for each other

Work out together

Watch a sports game and eat stadium food like nachos and hot dogs.

Watch a film in IMAX

Do volunteer work together

Do something that expresses your culture

Build something together

Pick up the ingredients you need to create a fabulous meal at the grocery store and then return home and cook it together

Plant something

Go to a bed and breakfast

Dinner at a restaurant

Hotel stay for the night/weekend

Fondue night – chocolate? Cheese?

Window shopping for houses

Pool/Snooker night

Go swimming

Paris Night: Baguette, Wine & Cheese

Italian Night: Pizza, Wine & Bread Sticks

Mexian Night: Tequila, Tortillas & Salsa

TV Series Marathon

Lie in the Grass & Find Shapes in the Clouds

Build Sandcastles/Snowmen (depending on the season)

Go People Watching

Go Snorkeling

Make Kites and go Fly Them

Explore a Local Park

Play Frisbee

Go for a Bike Ride


Watch the Sunrise/Sunset

Take a Walk Around a Lake


Restaurant hop (1 place for each course)

Go to mini golf


Here’s a couple of photos of a tapas, wine and candlelight dinner date we had before Christmas. I love nibbly foods like this for dinner.


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