Forget Valentine’s Day, make it Valentine’s month! Here are 30 date ideas that will make you want to celebrate it again and again!
T H E A D V E N T U R E R S
Car-Bar: Load up the boot of your car with blankets, pillows and tasty treats for a picnic under the stars. Drive to somewhere with a beautiful view and snuggle up!
Go Hiking: Explore your nearest national park and pick a trail that will take you to an untouched waterfall or pristine river.
Camping: Go for a road trip or even pitch a tent in your own backyard. Enjoy a peaceful, unplugged evening and the crackle of a campfire.
A Golfing Double Date: Challenge another couple to a friendly competition of Pitch-and-Putt Golf. One person from each couple will pitch and once it hits the green, the other has to putt it into the hole.
Snorkelling: Channel your inner mermaid and swim in an octopus’ garden. Pure magic!
A Mystery Flight: Book a cheap interstate airfare and spend the day somewhere new. Don’t tell your partner where you’re going until you arrive at the airport!
Horse Riding: Put on some cowboy boots, breathe in the fresh air and ride off into the sunset with your love.
Ice-Skating: Release some positive endorphins with a fun activity that hardly feels like exercise. Make sure you enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa after!
T H E R O M A N T I C S
A Cosy Night In: Run a bath, open an expensive bottle of wine and play cards or board games in your dressing gowns.
The Pretty Woman Experience: Take your love shopping for something really special that he/she wouldn’t usually splurge on. Carry their bags too!
Recreate Your First Date: Remember those first date butterflies? Wear something similar, visit the same place and ask each other questions as if you are getting to know one another all over again.
Go To An Amusement Park: Win your love a stuffed bear, share fairy floss and kiss on the Ferris Wheel.
Couple’s Massages: Enjoy a little pampering together or create a DIY day spa at home.
Take A Dance Class: There’s nothing more romantic than the tango, but if you’re a novice it could be absolutely hilarious!
Rewatch Your Favourite Childhood Movies: Ah the nostalgia! Enjoy introducing your partner to a piece of your childhood.
A Canoe Ride: Be inspired by Noah and Allie from The Notebook and hire out a rowboat.
T H E F O O D I E S
A Food Safari: Map out some restaurants you’ve been dying to try and make it your goal to taste as many cuisines as you can!
Cook Something New: Buy a beautiful cookbook and choose a dish to make together.
Fruit Picking: Find a strawberry farm or apple orchid and go for a tour of the property.
Beer or Wine Tasting: Learn more about your favourite beverage and how to match it to cuisine.
A Dessert Tour: Go out for desserts at various restaurants and share a dessert at each place.
Build A Vegetable Garden: Let love grow in your backyard! Plant some herbs or vegetables that are well suited to your climate.
T H E C R E A T I V E S
Star Gazing: Visit an observatory and peer into the heavens, spot constellations or make up some of your own.
A Photo Shoot: Buy a disposable film camera and document 24 hours of your life together.
Build A Fort: Embrace your inner child and turn your living room into a fort, complete with fairy lights and a mattress.
Stand-Up Comedy: Get ready for a night of laughs! You could make it a romantic date for two or even organise a group outing.
Get Crafty: Find a DIY project around the home and spend the day painting, fixing or building together.
Visit An Art Gallery: Many art galleries have after-hours events on offer. Enjoy some quality time together and chat about your favourite pieces.
A Scavenger Hunt: Write clues and rhymes to keep your partner guessing as you take them on a tour of your neighbourhood.
Outdoor Cinemas: Share a baguette and a bottle of wine as you watch a black and white movie under the stars.
Now that you have a couple of options for your Valentine's Day date, it's time to get your Valentine's gift sorted too! Learn how to make a cute DIY Bow Tie for your man here.