You’ve finally met that special person, the one that makes your heart skip a beat when their name pops up on your phone and the one you spend way too much time dreaming about when you should be doing more important things! Date night is fast approaching but the impending day/night meet can be nerve racking and at times awkward with both of you shying away, especially when its face to face and theres not the confidence booster of taking behind a computer or phone screen.
Here at MyOneWedding we have complied a fun A to Z list of interesting things to do on your dates from the intriguing to the just plain balmy! They’re all guaranteed to break the ice and make both of you have a fun filled, loved up date.
Art galleries, there are hundreds of free art galleries across the country from the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square to the Manchester Art Gallery they will be a free exhibition near you! Or maybe an Aquarium is more your thing? With local aquariums up and down the country or The Sea Life centre which have over 13 centres across the U.K you can have fun finding nemo and dory! Maybe you like a bit of action on your dates? Then how about some Archery? Can you shoot a bullseye? Find your nearest club on archerygb.org
Hire a riverboat, most towns and cities have that rivers running through this offer a hire a boat service, even some parks with large lakes. Go bowling, American style who can be the first to get a strike? Be inspired by the Great British Bake off and bake some cakes, visit a brewery for a fab day out seeing how beer is made and getting to sample the produce too!
Obviously the cinema is still a classic date night, cuddle up in the dark and have a smooch in the back row! Cocktail making is on the up with companies up and down the country offering cocktail making classes go to revolution-bars.co.uk to book your nearest masterclass! Watch a comedy show, your nearest theatre will have all the latest comedians that will be performing in your area. Raid local charity shops for a must have bargain, and lastly why not go camping to get back to your natural adam and eve roots?
Drinks in a funky uptown bar, dancing the night away in a club or maybe perhaps a bit of salsa or ballroom dancing lesson? Learn some new moves!
Eating out somewhere recommended in your local area you’ve never been to before, a little independent restaurant, somewhere youve heard good things about through word of mouth, it doesn’t have to be a swanky expensive eatery.
Football match. Either a premier league team or a championship team epending on your budget you could even go support your local team for a fun day out with beer and pies thrown in for good measure! Or if you like a bit of old school how about your local fun fair. Most funfairs come to town twice a year on your local field or park. Candy floss and spinning cups at the ready!
G is for go carting, for a fun day out of a gift buying experience for a unique and individual day out with hundreds of different gift ideas go to buyagift.co.uk to find the perfect gift day out for your other half!
H is for holiday. Yay! Okay maybe not the Seychelles for two weeks but with breaks away in the UK and Europe so cheap now, especially last minute you might find a little holiday weekend break away just what the doctor ordered. Go to Expedia to see what bargain deals you can find.
I is for iceskating – a fabulous and fun day out. It feels like a romantic date in the middle of Christmas time even in summer! There are some fabulous icek skating rinks all over the country.
Jazz clubs for a soulful, funky night try some of the best jazz cubs in London like Ronnie Scotts, 606 club, or Oliver’s Jazz club for a swanky night out.
K has to be for karaoke, lets face it after a few drinks we all think we are king or queen of the karaoke bar. For a laugh a minute date why not try the Bunga Bunga in London, The K2 karaoke nightclub in Manchester, or the karaoke box in Birmingham. Karaoke is so cool there are now clubs that cater especially for singing the night away. Google for your closest club.
Live music is the ultimate date night. Live music venues have evolved over the last decade, especailly in towns and cities that cater for thousands of students. There are so great venues around where you can watch new fresh acts for next to nothing before they hit the big time. Try out The Leak, Caledonia, or soul cafe in Liverpool. Of course you can go to the 02, Manchester Arena or Birmingham NEC for all the latest live music from bigger well known bands too.
We are so lucky in this country to have some of the best museums in the world such as The National History Museum, The Science Museum, The London Transport museum, the Imperial War museum, the V&A and they’re all free! So many interesting artifacts and information to take in for a thought provoking date. There’s so many museums in every city and town google for your nearest!
National parks. There are hundreds of beautiful national parks across the country many with large old manor houses full of artifacts and information about what the park, grounds, manor houses or castles originally were there back in the day. With entry fee from only a couple of quid why not go to nationaltrust.org to find your nearest for a great day out.
The Great Outdors! And its all free, go for a walk in the park, or wonder few the woods many towns have local nature reserves for a romantic leisurely stroll! Or how about an outdoor cinema? We can be like the Americans too! Try the Moonlight outdoor cinema in Maidstone Kent, or the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh! Go to thelunacinema.com to find your closet open air cinema.
Picnics in the park for a cheap date unless the British weather has other ideas! How about a day trip to the most romantic city in the world, Paris! Prices start from £60, go to eurostar.co.uk for more details.
Go to to a quiz night at your local pub for laughs and jokes all round or maybe have a day trip out to one of the queens houses! A day out visiting Winsor palace or Buckingham palace will certainly have the royal seal of approval.
A roof top dinner in one of the many restaurants in the capital or around the country like the Radio roof top bar in London or the Roof top restaurant in Straford upon Avon. Maybe you’re a little sporty and like the idea or indoor rock climbing? Try the nuts for climbing in Tunbridge Wells, or the Barn Climbing Centre in Milton Abott or Google for your nearest centre.
Swimming at your local swimming baths, watch a sunrise or sunset, star gaze in your back garden or your nearest local observatory, a famous one being the Royal Observatory in Greenwich London for a magical day out.
If you’re both thrill seekers then how about going to a theme park like Thorpe Park, Chessington world of adventures, or Alton Towers. A random train ride is always romantic, take a trip to your nearest beach or old cottage thatched village for a different type of date away from home.
Go to London and use the Underground to randomly visit some of the many stops scattered across London like Swizz Cottage, Hornchurch, Puddingmill Lane, Barking, or Roding Valley! For a fun and unique day out to see parts of the city you might have never even heard of before!
Visit a Vineyard for a juicy date out, explore the land and get to taste as much wine as you can. Not a bad date if you ask us! There are actually hundreds of vineyards across the country with many in Sussex, kent, Essex and Suffolk.
Walks are in our opinion one of the most romantic dates you can have just you, your partner and nature with the best part that it’s all free! Why not have a walk across the beach or through a common or just mooch around a city centre, whatever takes your fancy.
The XO building in London is a fantastic date out you wont be forgetting in a hurry with spectacular views across the city and Thames at their fantastic restaurant and bar.
Have a day or weekend date trip away in York, Yorkshire. With its medieval city and architecture you’ll be amazed at how much beauty can be in one city with clubs, pubs and shops galore, its a city well worth visiting.
Finally last but by no means least why not visit a zoo for a fun day out exploring all different species and breeds of usual or endangered animals. Or how about zorbing the new craze for a fun day out? Go to zorbing.co.uk to find your nearest bubble zorbing near you for a crazy and different date!