Tired of dinner and the movies, or lunch and a walk on the beach? It’s time to take your dating life to the next level. Whether you’re in the honeymoon phase or you’re old marrieds trying to keep the romance alive, these fun date ideas will help create fun, shared experiences that will create lasting memories for years to come. Dating doesn’t have to be boring.
Challenge your mind. Escape rooms have been around for a few years now but in recent times they have become more popular. If you like solving puzzles or games like Cluedo, you’ll love escape rooms. It’s like a workout for your brain. Solve cryptic moves to open padlocks, find keys and reveal secrets. There are a variety of different themes. You’ll be forced to get your grey matter working overtime and solve crimes before time runs out. You’ll find Escape Rooms at Queen St in Chippendale, King St in Newtown and Pitt St, Sydney CBD. They’re more fun than you can wrap your mind around
How long has it been since you’ve ridden a bike that wasn’t during a spin class? Rewind the clock to yesteryear and dust off your old 10-speed or mountain bike for a day exploring under pedal power. There are lots of great bike tracks throughout Sydney. If you don’t own a bike, you can hire one. One of the best places we found to explore by bicycle was Sydney Olympic Park. You can hire a tandem bike for 1–2 hours for only $35 or if you prefer to be in control of your own bike.
Get Lost in a Maze
A leisurely drive from Sydney, Harper’s Mansion in Berrima is renowned for its tranquil gardens and amazing hedge maze. Two acres of sprawling gardens are a relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon, while a race to the centre of the maze will bring out your competitive side. But don’t be fooled, it’s more challenging than it looks. For those of you who feel the panic rising when they feel trapped, it may pay to pop a bottle of Rescue Remedy into your purse or pocket.
Dancing is a great way to keep active. It doesn’t matter if you have two left feet, that’s half the fun! There are a variety of different styles of dancing on offer from the very precise ballroom, hip-shaking salsa, or the jivey Ceroc. Take lessons so you can strut your moves at your local footy club on band night. It’s also a good excuse to stand a little closer, if you’re in the friend zone and not sure how to instigate the next move.
Strangely addictive, once you’ve tried Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), you won’t be able to get enough. Sydney’s loaded with great places to hire a board and calm waters where beginners can try out their sea legs as they get used to balancing on a board. Not quite as easy as it looks, but lots of fun trying. Take lessons, and once you’re more confident, get out there with your date or take a guided tour. Watson’s Bay has million dollar views and calm waters, ideal for those starting out, while Cronulla beach gives you the best of both worlds—flat water and surf.