Whether you’re out to impress, or looking for the ultimate mates date – we’ve got you.
Whether you’re newly dating, or just looking for something fun to do with your beau – there’s no better season for it than autumn. From the fresh sense of ‘new beginnings’ that comes with the season to the welcome excuse to cuddle up because “it’s cold” – we’re prepped with fun activities to take on with your nearest and dearest.
1. Stroll hand-in-hand around Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park is one of Birmingham’s best green spaces all year round, but in Autumn, it has a particular charm to it. Not only is it one of the oldest parks in the city, but you’ll also find squirrels parading around, with stunning auburn trees surrounding. It’s very picturesque for a romantic stroll and you can play a game of mini-golf or go boating in a swan pedalo boat.
2. Enjoy a romantic cinema screening at the Everyman
Fancy a slice of normal life? Everyman Cinema has officially re-opened, and they have a fantastic line-up in store for our grand return to cinemas. Kick back with comfy surrounds to On The Rocks and Tenet among a number of classics – all while enjoying Everyman’s fantastic menu and bar offering.
Everyman, 116 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, B1 1RF
3. Enjoy a delicious dinner in darkness
Nothing says romance quite like a candlelit dinner, and coming just in time for Autumn is Fever’s much-loved Dining In The Dark events. Enjoy an evening blindfolded and using your senses (mainly taste and smell) to decipher the menu. You can choose from a vegan, fish or meat menu but that’s all the clues you will get! Find out more and book here.
4. Learn how to make Portuguese custard tarts
There’s nothing better than bonding over a love of food. Join The an online for up to two hours of baking fun as you learn how to make these classic Portuguese custard tarts (or also known as Pastel de Nata). So, book your tickets for a sweet weekend and seeing who is the better pastry chef. If you’re into savoury food more, why not try this pasta course.
5. Sit back and learn something new
This autumn Fever Talks are hosting a number of engaging lectures from qualified experts and inspirational thinkers. So why not grab a drink, broaden your horizons and explore something new? You can listen to a number of interesting topics such as The Science of Parallel Universes or The Neuroscience of Creativity. Also, a great idea if you’ve run out of things to say or if you’re looking for a bit of an ice-breaker or you simply just like new experiences.
6. Pick your own pumpkins and carve something special together
Getting into the Halloween spirit? There’s nothing more wholesome than picking your own pumpkin to later carve, and there are multiple pumpkin patches in the Birmingham area like Pumpkins R Us where you can do that. Some farms serve delicious food and drink as well as being able to stroll around the pumpkin patch and enjoy a glass of something from the bar whilst taking some seasonal snaps for the ‘gram.
7. Enjoy cocktails on a cosy terrace
Fancy a cosy cocktail? We know just the place. Decked out with golden pods, thick blankets and a beautiful views of Birmingham – Sky By The Water at Resorts World Birmingham serves up an array of drinks that are great for both dates and girl’s nights, with a lengthy menu featuring a little something for everyone. If you fancy a little grub, too, guests can also enjoy some delicious dishes. Plus, you can even book a night at the hotel here too.
Pendigo Way, Marston Green, B40 1PU
8. Play games at the Custard Factory
Visit the Custard Factory where you’ll find board game cafe, Chance & Counters, and retro arcade bar, NQ64, and it’s the perfect place to go head-to-head with your date. Compete in a round of Monopoly or Mortal Kombat while knocking back a cocktail or two – before enjoying a bit of grub and a pint at the bar.
9. Stroll around Digbeth Dining Club
Feeling peckish? Pick up some locally made bakes, devour some delicious street food or simply browse the lovely little stalls that make up Digbeth Dining Club. The street food here is incredible and you and your date are bound to find something you like. You’ll also find epic dessert company Urban Cheesecake there too, so save some space!
10. Escape to a rock house in Worcestershire
A gorgeous rock house tucked away outside of Birmingham, there’s no better local escape to hide away with your one and only. The rock house is hidden in rural Worcestershire, and is located along an unsealed road on the edge of Wyre Forest. There’s even a range cooker and firepit to enjoy on Autumn evenings. The wholesome getaway is near to Kidderminster, with plenty close by to explore too.
11. Cuddle up with a scary movie on Netflix
If you’re trying to find an excuse for a cheeky cuddle – here it is. Netflix has officially released its Halloween slate for 2020 – with a number of spooky films and TV shows to watch in the run up to Halloween. Freak yourself out with The Haunting of By Manor (The Haunting of Hill House’s follow-up series), delve into Unsolved Mysteries Vol. 2, or spook yourself silly with a classic such as A Nightmare on Elm Street or Child’s Play.
[Featured image: Otto Berkeley]