Now that spring has sprung up and the sun has started shining a little longer into the evening, people are looking ahead to the warmer summer months with all their promise of good times and good company.
For those who can’t wait to get back out there and embark on some adventures with their significant other or dazzle a new partner with an exciting and unique date, we’ve got you covered.
As we move out of lockdown and can start travelling around the country, booking early is the best way to secure seats at tables, places on events, and cheap train tickets to avoid disappointment and steeper prices.
Experience classic cinema in the great outdoors
While we’re still waiting for indoor cinemas to reopen their doors, drive-in cinemas and outdoor film screenings are the perfect way to soak up both a cinematic atmosphere and golden sunsets.
There are plenty of venues across the UK operated by companies like The Drive In in London and The Luna Drive In Cinema, meaning it’s easy to find somewhere close by where you can catch a screening of your choice.
You could also make a full day out from it, choosing somewhere a little further afield to spend your date and finish it off with a romantic, old-school drive-in cinema screening.
Explore nature’s wonderful walks
Sometimes the best date ideas are the ones that take a more active angle, getting you moving and discovering the natural world around you.
Finding interesting walks near you can be as easy as checking out a site like the National Trust, picking a spot you like the look of, and figuring out the best way to get there.
Many beauty spots around the North East and North West like the Yorkshire Dales are easily accessible via road or rail, depending on how you prefer to get around. If you’d rather not worry about parking, you’ll likely find that a number of local train stations will drop you exactly where you want to be to start your walk off.
Enjoy getting back to bottomless brunch
As pubs, restaurants and bars are set to welcome people back into their outdoor areas, it also marks the return of bottomless brunch. This has proven to be a firm favourite of groups and couples alike, giving you an opportunity to enjoy yourselves to your heart’s content.
Places are set to book up quite quickly, especially as the weather takes a turn for the better. If you and your partner have a favourite restaurant you’re looking forward to visiting again or somewhere you’ve desperately wanted to try, the best advice would be to book well in advance.
Entertainment for the evening with open air theatre
If you’re in the market for a sophisticated date idea this summer, make sure you have the return of theatrical performances marked down in your diary. Many theatre productions have been on hold since the start of the pandemic, but summer will see a number returning to open-air venues across the country.
For couples who’ve been keen for live performances and feel starved of the theatre experience, booking an evening at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London or Scarborough Open Air Theatre is sure to add a thrill back into your date nights.
After spending many months trying to find new and unique ways to spend date night at home, being able to go out into the world and get back to doing the things you love with the one you love will be a great change of pace. Just be sure to make plans early to avoid missing out on tickets and having to wait even longer!