24 July 2023

10 date night ideas to keep the spark alive

When you have a family, the everyday routine can often take over. You’re so busy working and looking after the kids that your relationship takes a back seat. But a date night once in a while can help you reconnect with your partner – and whether it’s tickets to a play or learning together, there are plenty of options for keeping the spark alive. Here are ten date night ideas that are sure to give your relationship a welcome boost.

1. A theatre trip

Want to know what’s on? Simple search ‘theatre near me’ and browse the listings at your local venue. If you’re in London there are options to suit every preference, from the stage adaptation of Radio 4’s Bleak Expectations and the Disney’s Newsies musical to supernatural thriller 2:22 A Ghost Story and Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. Great value tickets to musical and theatrical events can be found here on the KX Tickets website.

2. Dinner for two

It’s a classic option that never fails: a romantic dinner in a favourite restaurant where you can indulge in great food, share a bottle of wine and have time to talk.

3. Wine tasting

Like wine but know very little about it? Now’s the perfect chance to learn a little more about this wonderful tipple. A good tasting will help you learn to identify the flavour profiles of different wines and even how to match them with food. Plus, you’re bound to discover some new favourites!

4. Learning with your loved one

Speaking of learning, a taking a class is a fantastic way to bond with your partner. Whether discovering how to make sushi like a professional, drawing a life model, or learning a to salsa, there are no end of class-based activities to enjoy.

5. Stargazing

A mild, clear night is the perfect opportunity to do a little stargazing. Head out of the city to get away from the light pollution and try to spot a few of the best-known constellations. It’s a truly peaceful way to spend time together.

6. Karaoke night

Are you the kind of couple that likes to let your hair down? Why not go to a local karaoke night and sing your hearts out? You could even try a duet with your loved one.

7. Retail therapy

Late night shopping in London can be quite the treat. Before sitting down for a meal or soaking up a West End show, browsing London’s bookshops, antique stores or fashion emporiums can be a lovely way to enjoy quality time together.

8. A museum or gallery trip

Many of the museums and galleries in the capital offer late opening events, where you can explore without the kids. Whether it’s enjoying a DJ set, a meal and pub quiz event, or simply browsing the exhibitions after hours, there are lots of options to suit your style.

9. Go ice skating

If you’re up for an active night out, why not head out to a year-round ice rink and try some skating? It’s bound to be good fun, even if you don’t manage to get the hang of gliding gracefully around the ice.

10. A park stroll

In the summer months when it stays light late, an evening stroll through one of London’s beautiful parks and an outdoor picnic can be the perfect way to reconnect. Take some tasty treats and enjoy the fresh air together. Book now!