Do you have Date Nights with your partner?
We started going on Date Nights about a year ago. My little one was old enough to be babysat by a grandparent or trusted babysitter, so we thought we ought to make some specific time to spend together. Otherwise, the evenings just tended to roll into one another.
Date Nights have become even more important now my husband works shifts, as our evenings together are even more limited.
Date Night/Afternoon is a big thing in our house. I really look forward to Date Nights. It’s fun to plan what we are going to do and how we are going to spend this precious time together, out of the house, just the two of us, not as parents or as employee’s, but as a couple.
I’m putting together a list of Date Afternoon ideas too, so look out for that over the next few weeks.
If you always go out to dinner together – this list is a little bit more than that…
Some Date Night Ideas
Go Ice Skating
Party Night at Planet Ice, Leisure Park
Yes, this is pitched at people half my age and younger, but we went recently and had such a giggle.
Be warned that Planet Ice have changed the hire skates ice hockey skates, so I’m not as good as I used to be! Plus, after half an hour, we were toast! lol.
We did have a lot of fun though.
Go to a dancing session
There are lots and lots of dance classes for adults. These are just a selection of some I’ve found or been too over the years:
Jive Dancing Clubs – Basingstoke
Salsa – Basingstoke
Ballroom and Latin American – Basingstoke and Camberley
Go to an Ice Hockey match
Basingstoke Bison have an ice hockey match nearly every weekend at Planet Ice, in the Leisure Park. For more details, click HERE.
Go on an Owl Walk
The Hawk Conservancy is doing some “Owl by Moonlight” Walk in the evening times. For more details click HERE.
This looks really romantic and I’m hoping Mr NHM reads this post and takes the hint! :-D.
Go for a Spa evening
This doesn’t have to be just for girlies! lol
Below are just a few of the local Spa’s. I’m hoping to do a post on local Spa’s very soon…
Nirvana Spa – Wokingham
Hampshire Centre court Hotel – Basingstoke
Donnington Valley Spa – Newbury (I went here recently and it was FAB! Totally recommend the Afternoon tea package)
Go to a Roller Disco!
There is a Roller Disco in Newbury every Saturday evening at Northcroft Leisure Centre.
I’m itching to go to one of these events. We have some friends who go nearly every weekend to the Roller Disco. I remember fondly, the Roller Disco that used to be at the Sports Centre in town. Again, I realise I’m showing my age! lol :-D.
Go to the Planetarium
Intech Science Centre in Winchester hosts “Adults only” evenings.
What could be more romantic than watching the stars together :-D.
Go Sky Diving
I couldn’t really not mention the new Sky Diving facilities in the Leisure Park. This looks AWESOME and I’m hoping that I’m not too much of a woos to try it out! lol.
I hope some of these suggestions give you some inspiration. If you have any other ideas, please let me know as I’m always looking for something a bit different to do on our nights out together. Thanks!