• Jess Crawford

Top 5 Unique Date Ideas

When you live in a world that's gone through lockdowns and restrictions it's easy to get bored of the norm. We've compiled a list of our top picks for unique date ideas so that you don't have to.

We all know the score when it comes to organising a date. Choose a restaurant that neither of you hates, maybe a bar for drinks if you want to push the boat out. But when you live in a world that’s gone through lockdowns and restrictions it’s easy to get bored of the norm.

Unique dates are a great way to get to know someone in a different setting or add some excitement to a long-term relationship by doing something new. Perhaps you want to see how competitive someone is when it comes to an activity or maybe you just want to tick something off your couple’s bucket list.

We’ve compiled a list of our top picks for unique date ideas so that you don’t have to.



If you love being active and seeing the great outdoors maybe segwaying is for you. Now, this might not seem like a particularly communicative activity but it’s very popular. If you’re not one to take things seriously, this is a great way to work out how competitive and serious your date is (and possibly how caring they are if you take a tumble). Segway sessions also allow you to see the great outdoors as they often take place on woodland trails or the grounds of beautiful stately homes.


Indoor crazy golf


Whoever thought of crazy golf with drinks is a genius. Indoor crazy golf is a growing activity with places popping up all over the country such as in Reading and Coventry. ‘Teezers’ based in Coventry takes you through multiple themed holes including E.T., Jurassic Park and Only Fools and Horses. This gives you a chance to fill the awkward silences of a first date with competitive remarks about your partner’s golfing ability. What could be better?


Light festivals

The dark nights might be an unpopular part of winter, but there are ways to make the most of daylight saving time. Light shows have gained in popularity in recent years, likely due to their magical, instagrammable backdrops. Places like Kew Gardens and Cobtree Manor Park have installed beautifully lit forest pathways leading you through different scenes and tunnels fitted head to toe with thousands of coloured lights. As a date, it’s a great idea as you’re able to chat with your partner and get to know them all while walking through a romantically, illuminated backdrop.

An Instagram post by Kew Gardens


Sunrise hike

What could be more romantic than taking your date up to higher ground with a flask of hot chocolate and watching the sunrise? What’s more, at this time of year, although chilly, you don’t have to get up in the early hours as sunrise tends to be at around 7AM.


Pottery cafe

Pottery painting is an innovative way to see how your partner fairs when faced with an artistic task. Pottery Cafés such as Pottery Cafe in London, let you pick out something to paint while having some tea and a bite to eat. It’s also a creative way to avert the awkward eye contact on those first couple of dates.


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