I’m pretty sure we can all agree it’s been A LONG YEAR! I can remember my last “proper date,” like it was yesterday. My partner and I went bowling, the weekend before lockdown began in 2020. Since then, we’ve been for a lot of local walks, had a lot of take outs, and watched the sun set on many occasions. As wonderful as all of those were, I’ve been scouring the net for some post lockdown date ideas, and thought I’d share my findings. So read on for some suggestions.
Post Lockdown Date Ideas In The UK
I’m not going to go into great detail about meals out, as I’m pretty sure most people will know how to go about this now. From 12th April 2021, you could dine outside with up to 6 people per table (if from different households). From the 17th May, you’ll be able to dine inside as well. I’d highly recommend making a reservation though, as tables are filling up fast!
If, like me you’re not completely comfortable with the idea of being inside a restaurant just yet, the fact you can travel further definitely opens up more potential date ideas. I’m really looking forward to packing up a picnic when the weather warms up, so we can watch the sun set on the beach.
If you want to really push the boat out, you can always hire a beach hut for the day / evening. You’ll have somewhere to warm up and get changed if you need to, as well as somewhere to shelter, should the weather turn. If you’re a decent journey away from the beach like us, you could always consider booking a hotel room nearby, so the evening doesn’t have to be cut short.
Two separate households can stay together from 17th May, so there’s nothing stopping you having a “sleepover”, if you don’t live together or bubble up. This is good news for those who want to take their relationship to the next level. If you’re already cohabiting and just looking to get some quality time together, maybe consider taking some sex toys along as well.
Open Air Theatre
I have been to several open air theatre shows in recent years, and have always really enjoyed them. There’s loads of them scheduled for this Summer, so do a quick google search to find out what’s happening near you.
The one I went to last offered a picnic option too, so you literally took your seating (picnic blanket or garden chair) along with you, and they provided the rest. If you choose the right location, you can always add a romantic boat ride or even a horse and carriage ride to your date.
Stay At Home
One thing I want to stress is that there’s absolutely NO PRESSURE on you or your partner to be venturing out more. Whether you’re anxious about covid, don’t have childcare or can’t afford to be flippant with cash… There’s still loads of great at – home date ideas which can help keep things fresh. For couples looking to try something new, why not consider a couples game like Monogamy, or even some adult toys?
Finally, when considering post lockdown date ideas, just remember… It’s about the two of you, not what’s happening around you.