32 date night ideas to help keep the spark alive in your relationship – Red Magazine

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Our relationships bring so much meaning and joy to our days, but they can also be the first thing we neglect when life gets in the way.
Whether it’s because of kids, money concerns or just the daily grind, it’s easy to let intimacy drift from your relationship as the years go by. Which is why it’s important to make time for your other half and vice versa. If the usual dinner and a night in front of the TV every weekend isn’t cutting it for you right now, and you’re looking for playful, fun date ideas that will rekindle the spark (or, keep it alive), you’re in luck. We’ve got all the date night inspiration you need below. You can thank us later…
Enjoy a film with added romance. Somerset House annually hosts classic film screenings in the courtyard in summertime, and Rooftop Cinema Club and Backyard Cinema are just a few of the outdoor screening events that have taken over UK cities in recent years. Take a picnic, enjoy the glistening sunshine and watch one of your old favourites on the big screen.
Wait, bear with us. Places like the Bloomsbury Bowl in London are where all the cool kids bowl these days, with a hip cocktail bar and retro diner inside, it’s the perfect spot for date night.
Is there anything better than a fancy dinner in the city? Sparrow Italia, one Mayfair’s newest hot spots, is a must-try for delicious modern Italian cuisine. The Aqua Shard or Duck and Waffle offer some of the best views in London for an extra-special date night. Our guide to the best London restaurant vouchers has got you covered if you need gifting inspiration, too.

Discover the endless beauty of our wonderful night sky and solar system with stargazing at one of the National Trust locations. The Emmett’s Gardens in Kent reveal an array of stars and meteor showers painting one of the most romantic settings for a date.
Whether it is Monopoly, Scrabble or Cluedo, spending the night trying to break out of jail or forming words better than Shakespeare generates an all round fun date night. If staying in is not appealing try Draughts: London’s first board game café in East London and let your inner geek side out. Or, head to Chance Encounters, in Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham.
Relive the famous Mark Darcy and Bridget Jones date and embark on the pedal boats of Hyde Park and row around the famous Serpentine the next time you’re in London.
There is something that appeals to everyone about Moonbeamers drive-in cinema in Billericay, Essex. Grease’s Sandy and Danny spring to mind. Watch old and new favourites under the stars while having all your favourite snacks delivered to your car.
The best way to enjoy the outdoors, a date at a free tennis court is a perfect way to get active with your partner. If playing tennis isn’t your style but watching it is, set Wimbledon in your sights and apply for the ballot in advance.
Cheese and wine are one of life’s best combinations and most enjoyed in the company of the people you love. Pair with your favourite film, a new TV series or your favourite tunes for a romantic night in.
Take a trip to a local comedy club and laugh away the daily grind. We’ve had some of the best dates at comedy nights, they are really always a barrel of laughs.
Risking life and limb is a very bonding experience. A rock climbing date is a fun way to mix up date nights and try something new with your partner.
Make a negroni or martini at home, or head out to a cocktail bar for a evening of sampling your favourite tipples.
We may not have the voice of Mariah, but a karaoke night is the perfect excuse to sing along to our favourites and take on a duet with our loved ones. Try Lucky Voice for a more intimate, private experience or showcase your talents on stage at a karaoke club.
A day date in a pub garden, soaking up the atmosphere and the sunshine is always a winner.
Drink your way through the date and sample the exquisite taste of wines or sprits from your local area (or around the world) on a brewery or winery tour.
Head to Crockford Bridge Farm in Surrey to hand pick some of the juiciest planted strawberries in the UK.
Afternoon tea never disappoints. From Carberry Tower in Edinburgh to the English tearoom in Brown’s Hotel in London, crowned winner of the Tea Guide’s Award, scones, finger sandwiches and tea are something that we always have time for.
There is nothing that represents the UK more than its timeless history of beautiful medieval castles. Take a trip to Scotney Castle in Kent and a walk in the exquisite grounds. Or, head to Hever Castle for its delicious afternoon tea and its challenging mazes.
Apps like Paired and Better Topics are a great way to open up the conversation on date night with meaningful topics for you both to explore. If you want to spice things up, try a couple’s sex games in the form of suggestive playing cards or a risky dice.
Head to you local indoor ski slope and fall in love again as you navigate the highs and lows of skiing. Try The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead for some snow-free fun!
Spanish is renowned as the language of love so why not challenge each other and learn a new language. Take a language class together in your local area, or download Duolingo and take time each week to practice together.
William Curley is one of the largest chocolate shops in the UK and is the perfect place for a sweet date. Scoff your way through these outstanding tasting chocolates.
Sign up for an evening pottery classes. It’s a great way to spend an evening and regardless of your pottery ability, you can walk away with a deformed wonky vase for your coffee table.
From food markets to flower markets, there’s nothing we love more than a leisurely stroll around the stalls with a coffee in hand, surveying our street food options and tucking into delicious baked treats with the one we love. Bliss.
Not all dates have to come at a price and often the simpler things in life are what pleasure us the most. A hiking date is a great way to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and boost those endorphins with your partner.
Escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and spend the day (or the weekend) in a peaceful spa. We suggest heading to Bamford’s Cotswolds oasis on Daylesford Farm or book a luxe stay at Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire. For more, see our guide to the best spas in the UK, and the best day spas in London for some R&R.
It doesn’t have to be Christmas time to ice skate, but if you like to reserve the outing as a festive tradition why not try roller skating instead? Lace up your skates and get ready for an evening of reliving your youth, skating to disco tunes of years gone by.
A trip to the finest art galleries make a great date idea. At the famous Tate Modern in London you can see the most exquisite collections of British artwork. It’s always worth the trip.
Book you and your partner into a cookery class and discover new dishes you love together. You can take cookery classes focused on specific cuisines or based on cooking techniques. The options are endless, with something out there for every budget.
Energetic and fun, take a bike ride in our local park or explore the fairytale Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and attempt the many challenging trails.
As long as Britain’s weather plays ball, why not escape to the beach for the day? Botany Bay in Broadstairs, Camber Sand in Rye and Bournemouth beach are among out favourites. London based? See our guide to the best beaches close to the capital for your next date day.
Dance the night away at an outdoor concert or festival. Heading to day festivals in the summertime is one of our favourite ways to mix up date nights. Live music + an incredible atmosphere + the person we love the most = perfection.

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