Dating in winter can be so romantic, with twinkly lights and candles everywhere. Are you stuck for romantic winter date ideas?
Here are my top 5 winter date ideas to really bring the romance into your next date, whether that is with someone new or a long term partner.
1. Go Ghost Hunting
Winter is the best time for a ghost hunt. The dark nights, the quiet, wrapped in thick clothes, you can see your breath and your date will grab you even tighter than usual when they hear that bump in the night (the girls might be scared too). Just type into your search engine ‘ghost hunting+uk+town name’ to find a ghost hunt near you.
2. Visit a Christmas Market
German style Christmas markets are now very popular in the UK and can’t be beaten for Christmassy atmosphere. Grab a mug of mulled wine and a warm mince pie as you wander around the stalls, hand in hand. Not only will you enjoy each others company but may pick up a few unique gifts for your family instead of the usual socks and bubble bath.
If you want to push the boat out and are feeling adventurous why not visit the real thing and have a weekend in Germany at the Christmas markets, sipping gluhwein, munching on lebkuchen biscuits and making special memories.
3. Have a Romantic Film Night
Leave the cold outside, dim the lights, grab a blanket, some pop-corn, a glass of wine and snuggle together on the sofa for a movie marathon. Choose four or five films to watch and see how many you can see before the smooching takes over.
Guys this does not mean watching Terminator films all night … here are some top romantic films to rent that are bound to get your lady feeling romantic but you may need a box of tissues and a hug ready. You can even rent films online and have them posted to you.
4. Go Window Shopping
This is rarely fun for men but Christmas is a magical time so give it a try. Wrap up warm and go window shopping in town, see the Christmas windows in department stores, the lights in the town streets or be really silly and visit Santa’s grotto. Stop for hot chocolate and a cuddle in a nice cafe. You can even do some of your Christmas shopping while you are there.
5. Go Ice Skating
Look in your local press to see if there is a temporary ice rink in a town near you. It is surprising how many there are these days, even in rural towns. It may not be very graceful, as you slide around the ice on your bum but it will be a laugh and a great excuse to cling tightly to each other. When you are battered, bruised and cold go for a hot chocolate together and giggle about your aches and pains.