Netflix nights are always a tempting option when it comes to date night, but sometimes you just need to get out of that rut and try something a little more exciting. If you're looking to mix it up for your next date night, we've got you covered. From spending the day doing childhood activities to heading out to explore a new part of town, these dates will get your heart racing. So forget about spending hours scrolling through hundreds of movies, without being able to pick one – it’s time to have some actual fun!
1. Be kids again
Do you remember what it was like to be a kid? When the world was your oyster and anything seemed possible? Recapture that feeling by spending a day doing activities that you loved as kids. It doesn't matter if it's something as simple as flying a kite or climbing a tree - the important thing is that you're doing it together.
Plus, it's a great way to get to know each other on a different level. You'll be amazed at how much you can learn about someone by delving into the fun they loved as a child.
Go ahead and plan your kid-centric date - it's sure to be a blast!
2. Put your explorer hats on
Go to the part of the city (or a nearby town) you haven't been to before and have a day out there. Check out local galleries, museums, coffee shops and parks.
Not only will you get to see a different side of your city, but you'll also have plenty to talk about over dinner afterwards.
So why not have a little adventure for your next day date?
3. It’s game night baby
Invite another couple for a games night at your home. Each person has to bring a board game or a game idea with them and a drink that starts with the first letter of their name.
This is a great way to get to know another couple while having some fun competition. Make sure to have some snacks on hand and get ready for a night of laughs.
Who knows, you might just end up with a new favourite couple.
4. Compete in minute to win it games
Spend an evening playing 'minute to win it' games, keep track of your scores and award a pre-agreed prize to the winner.
You can easily find endless game ideas on YouTube or Pinterest and enjoy a hilarious evening of competitive fun with your partner.
5. Try your hand at pottery
Step away from your busy lives and have a relaxing evening trying something new together. This pottery date night box includes everything you need for a perfect date, from curated Spotify playlists to a range of fully planned out romantic activities designed to bring you closer together.
So go ahead and get one of these boxes delivered. Who knows, you might just end up finding your hidden talents!
6. Immerse yourself into a new topic
Go to a random lecture for an evening. This is a great way to learn something new together and it's usually free. You can find out about lectures in your area by checking the events listings of your local library or university.
7. Indulge in gripping conversations
How often do conversations with your partner revolve around jobs and responsibilities? Step away from your day to day routines and give these gripping conversation starters a go. Ever if you’ve been together for years, you might be surprised at what you’ll discover through this romantic card game!
8. Move your bodies
Take a dance class. Learning to dance together is a great way to have fun, get some exercise, and bond with your partner.
It doesn't matter if you're not great at it, just having a go and laughing at yourselves is what counts. You can find dance classes for all levels of ability, so just pick one that looks fun and give it a try.
Have fun and happy dating! Netflix will be there when you're done.
Do you have any other date night ideas that are better than Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.