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I love going for dates, whether that's with Joe or a girly date with one of my friends. Sometimes it can be hard to decide what to do for it though, so as Valentine's Day is coming up, I have compiled an A-Z list of ideas. I am hoping this will help people and also help me when thinking of date ideas.

Obviously, some of these date ideas will be harder to do with the current COVID-19 restrictions, but this list can give you something to plan and look forward to when we can go out and be free again.

A - Aquarium

Anything to do with animals is a cute day out for a date. There is an aquarium near us in Bournemouth which we like to go to sometimes and it's always nice to visit - especially the penguins.

B - Beach Day

This is easier if you have a beach nearby. In summer it's nice to be able to sit on the beach, but you can still walk along the beach when it's a bit colder. It's one of my favourite things to do and it's really easy for us living in Bournemouth.

C - Cinema

The cinema is always a classic date idea. A little harder at the moment with Covid but still, a movie day is good for a chilled out date.

D - Drinks

Again, a classic date idea. Drinks is always a nice option and you can go for chilled drinks or slightly nicer drinks like cocktails. You an also have drinks in or out, its a pretty versatile options. If you're looking to have drinks in, check out my cocktail recipes post.

DIY Bramble cocktail

E - Escape Room

I've actually never been to an escape room but would like to try it. I think this could be a fun thing to do on a date or with friends.

F - Farm Shop

Hear me out for this one. By where I live at home there's a really cute farm shop where you can have lunch or breakfast and they have the best brie paninis. They have chickens walking around there too. It's more of a countryside thing but I'm sure they'll have lots dotted about the country.

G - Games Night

One way to make a regular night in a little bit different is to play games and have a games night. 

H - Hotel Stay 

This is one for the future when the world is back to normal, but it's one of my favourite things to do. I love going to new cities and exploring.

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J - Jump Trampoline Park

Is this just a random one because I struggled to think of a J? Maybe. But when I've been to trampoline parks it's actually been really funny. A bit of  more active one.

K - Kayaking

This is something I've never tried but it looks so fun and I would love to try it, maybe when it's a little warmer outside.

L - Learning a new skill together

I feel like this is a COVID-19 friendly idea if you live with someone because there are plenty of new things you could learn at home.

M - Minigolf / Museum

I picked two for this one because I think minigolf and museums are just as fun as each other sometimes. It just depends what you fancy.

N - Night in 

Say it with Champers mini prosecco

Everyone loves a night in once in a while, at the moment it seems like nights in are the only things we can do so we may as well try to make them a bit more exciting. When I have a special night in, I like to celebrate with some drinks to make it a bit different to a normal night. Say it with Champers have a mini personalised prosecco that you could treat yourself, your partner or your friends to for Valentine's Day, or for any occasion.

P - Picnic in the park

I love a nice picnic when the weather is nice outside, it's just a little different than going out for a meal or eating in your house.

Q - Quiz night

Throwback to lockdown 1 when we were all doing zoom quizzes with our friends. I like this for when you can't see people in person though, it's a good way to keep in touch with people.

R - Restaurant

I am writing this mid-lockdown and I am CRAVING going out for food right now. I don't even need to explain why this is a good date idea.

S - Sightseeing

One of my favourite things to do is explore new places and take nice pictures. It's always good to do this with other people.

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T - Takeaway

Perfect for when you just want to feast and not cook. BRB just scrolling through Deliveroo.

V - Virtual Experience

This is another COVID-19 friendly idea and there seem to be a lot more virtual events and experiences popping up.

W - Walk

Another obvious one but still a good one. You can get steps in while spending time with someone so it's perfect.

OK, I am skipping I, O, U X and Y because I can't think of anything for them, let's be real. Let me know if you can think of any ideas for any of these letters!

Z - Zoo

This is one of my all time favourite things to do, I think it's such a cool date idea!

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  1. Love these ideas! I am also craving being able to go away and go for meals out at the moment with my boyfriend. Thanks for sharing
    Tash - A Girl with a View

  2. These are great and fun date ideas for anyone celebrating Valentines! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

  3. love these ideas! I've tried an escape room once with my friends. It was kinda hard and we unfortunately ran out of time before we could solve the mystery! Still it was a whole lot of fun!

  4. This is such a cute idea! I’m gonna suggest Ice Skating for I but obviously depends where you live 😂

  5. Lots of lovely inspiration, thanks for sharing! Most of my dates have been relatively unimaginative, I guess, going to drinks and meals, but I guess we do stuff and probably just call it a 'date' lol

  6. Open water swimming! :)
    A lovely post and lots of inspiring ideas. I love the idea of learning a new skill together - like stand-up paddleboarding, or a cooking class. I've been to an art exhibit on a date before and that was really fun. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is such a cute list! I'm actually going to do an escape room for valentine's day which I'm really excited for but worried I'll be so useless haha. There are so many great things to do even with the lockdown.


  8. Love the idea of A-Z! So many great ideas, I miss mini golf & eating out so much 🙁 Hopefully we'll be able to do some of these things this year x

    Caroline | https://envirolineblog.com

  9. What great ideas! I love the idea of creating cocktails at home, I'm seriously missing them haha xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

  10. This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing :) I'd love to work my way through a list like this when it's okay to do so. I really want to visit an aquarium, like REALLY bad haha x

  11. Love all of these! Mini golf and museums sounds great, but you truly got me at the jumping trampoline park, I have an unreal obsession with trampolines! Thank you for sharing x

  12. I love these suggestions. I really miss going out drinking, we are not big drinkers but we do love a night of cocktails together x

  13. Thank you for sharing all of these suggestions. I love aquariums, I actually think they're quite romantic. Quiz nights were what bonded my current partner and I.

  14. These are all great ideas & I can't wait to go the cinema again.
    For O I thought of orchard! I really want to go apple picking this year!

  15. There are such great ideas here! I think an Escape Room would make such a cool date!

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com

  16. Thanks for this!! Me & my boyfriend got together in the middle of the pandemic (when we were allowed to see other households) and the only proper date we got to go on was to spoons hahah! So gonna bookmark this for when the rules allow cute dates again!

    Ellie // www.thediaryofellie.com