Cheap and Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Rather than going out for a fancy dinner, we think these date ideas are great for something a little different, especially if you’re on a budget!

Have a movie marathon.
When you think of Valentine’s Day you think of classic rom-coms but you can adapt to what you both like! Watch some of your favourite films, or catch some newer ones, go wherever the mood takes you! You can snuggle up in bed or on the sofa with blankets and snacks for a romantic evening together.

Cook dinner together.
You don’t need to cook anything fancy, find out what meal you both love and cook it together. It’s a great chance to bond and show off your cooking skills and also learn new ones.

Take a romantic walk and/or have a picnic.
No matter where you live there are likely to be lovely walks to go on, be it along the promenade of the seafront, in a park or in the countryside. Weather permitting you could even incorporate a picnic. Take some snacks and some wine and a blanket and sit somewhere with a nice view and enjoy each other’s company.

Have an indoor picnic.
More than likely the weather in February isn’t going to be ideal for an outdoor picnic, especially in the evening if you’re both working so arrange an indoor picnic instead! Put a blanket on the living room floor, get some finger food and some wine and just enjoy being with each other. There’s less pressure than having a dinner together and not much preparation required.

Organise a game night.
This could either be on a console or with traditional board games – or both! You can challenge each other in 2-player games on your console or play some traditional board games together. You could even combine this with forfeits for the loser!

Visit a museum or art gallery.
If you both enjoy similar things, why not visit a local museum or art gallery? There are all sorts of different types so there’s likely to be something you can both enjoy. A lot of these are also free so it doesn’t need to cost much. There’ll be plenty of talking points so if you’re in a newer relationship it’ll give you a chance to learn about each other as well as whatever you’re looking at.

Go Geocaching.
Get a geocaching app and go on an adventure together!
Navigate your way around the local area and find cleverly hidden containers and sign the log book.
There might be things to trade or just things to look at but either way you can have fun hunting together.

Share a home spa day.
You don’t need to go to an actual spa in order to relax. Light some candles, put on some relaxing music and trade massages. This can be a really romantic way to connect with your partner with the added bonus of being totally relaxed at the end of it.

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Top 5 Date Ideas In Bristol

Bristol

Looking for somewhere interesting for your first date in Bristol? Try one of our top 5 places!

Bristol Zoo
Why not take a stroll around Bristol Zoo with your date?! There’s plenty to talk about and lots to see so you won’t be short of conversation topics especially with the daily feeds and talks that take place for many different species.
If you want to make it special, then book an animal experience with your favourite animals. Options include meerkats, lemurs and penguins!
Alternatively the zoo occasionally puts on adult or comedy nights so keep your eyes peeled for those too.
Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Browse their eclectic collections of art, nature and history whilst you get to know your date – there’s plenty to see and plenty to talk about if you run out of conversation!
Spread out over three floors, there are Egyptian mummies to see, dinosaurs to learn about (including the Bristol dinosaur) and Alfred the Gorilla to meet, along with a huge array of art and natural pieces to appreciate.
With free entry, it’s the perfect place for an interesting, educational and fun date!
Queens Rd, Bristol , BS8 1RL

Glassboat Restaurant
Since first opening in the 1980s, the Glassboat has become a well-established eatery in the heart of Bristol.
With its panoramic views of the river and its selection of a wide range of classic and original dishes, you’re sure to impress your date by taking them to this romantic setting.
Pop in for a bite to eat and/or to sample some of their delicious cocktails – they’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so can cater to whatever takes your fancy at whatever time of day!
Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SB

Clifton Suspension Bridge & Clifton Rockslide
The grade I listed Clifton Suspension Bridge has been linking Bristol to North Somerset across the Avon Gorge for almost 150 years.
There are free guided tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays between Easter and October, or if you prefer, just take a stroll up Clifton Down to check out the view.
At the top of Clifton Down is an open face of rock that has been used by generations as a slide down the rock face. Called “Clifton Rock Slide”, the face of the rick has become polished by all the people that have slid down it over the years.
For something a little different, why not race your date down the slide!
Bridge Road, Bristol, BS8 3PA

The Matthew
Located in Bristol Floating Harbour is The Matthew, a replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497.
Climb aboard and take a look around the ship and talk to the knowledgeable volunteers about its history. You can take a trip around the harbour, down the river or even out to sea!
For something a little special, why not book a Cream Tea Trip for you and your date to enjoy whilst getting to know each other!
Visits onto the boat are free but a fee applies for harbour trips, Avon Gorge trips & their other special trips and events.
Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

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