Love is in the air! Well, hopefully, there will be soon once you’ve finished finding the perfect idea for your next date. There’s so much pressure on planning date night; the fear of finding something new and exciting can often take the spark out of an evening. But from sneaking off to a secluded spot for a smooch to finding love over canapes at a romantic restaurant, you’ll never be stuck for date ideas in Birmingham again after reading this list.
We’ve all heard of the blind date – they’re absolutely terrifying if you ask us. But we’re sure you’ve never had one like this before. This immersive experience will see you and your partner taste your way through a sublime three-course meal completely blindfolded. A truly sensual evening, Dining In The Dark comes to Zen Metro on September 7. There are three menus to choose from: Meat, Seafood and Vegan. But other than that, you won’t know what’s coming. But as they say, love is blind. Get your tickets to this sensual date here.
2. Head to a romantic restaurant
Fancy keeping your eyesight for your next dinner date? Well, there are plenty of romantic restaurants in Birmingham perfect for date ideas. From fine dining to street food, you’ll fall in love with all the brilliant restaurants in Birmingham. Essentially it means you’ll never run out of date ideas if you and your date like food! (Who doesn’t?) Just remember to share dessert.
3. Explore Birmingham’s lengthy canals on a boat trip together
There are 35 miles of canals in Birmingham, plenty to while away the hours staring longingly into each other’s eyes. From renting a self-driving boat for a relaxing date idea to jumping into kayaks for something more energising, there are numerous ways to traverse it too. Just make sure you pick the right one, you don’t want that sinking feeling on your next date in Birmingham. Check out the best ways to explore Birmingham’s canals here.
Picture this: A gorgeously exclusive venue, thousands of gentle candles and a four-string quartet playing classical music. Sounds romantic, right? Candlelight is a totally unique experience you’re sure to impress your date with. There’s something a concert for everyone too, from the soundtracks of Hans Zimmer to the 90s hits of Oasis. Check out all the Candlelight concerts available in Birmingham here.
5. Sit at the back of the cinema for a smooch
You might not be 15 anymore, but when did we all decide the cinema dates are just for teenagers? You don’t have to sit in the back row missing the whole film (but we won’t judge if you do). Seeing a movie together can be a great way to experience something together, bonding you closer, and giving you something to chat about long after. There are some great independent cinemas in Birmingham too. From the oldest working cinema in the UK, The Electric, to the fine cuisine snack of the Mockingbird, check out our favourite cinemas here.
Who needs Paris’ Eiffel Tower in Paris or Venice’s gondola rides? Birmingham is full of lovely romantic locations to be found just a stroll away in this very city. (Why not check out the best place to kiss in Birmingham here?) Following a professional guide, you’ll be shown the best places to have a date, the most Insta-worthy settings to take some smitten shots together and learn of some historical love stories that unfolded in the streets, parks and buildings. Find tickets here.
7. Bake off against other couples and rise to the challenge
If your idea of a romantic evening is spent watching The Great British Bake Off, then this is one of the best date ideas in Birmingham. Get off the sofa and get busy baking yourself on your next date. The Big Birmingham Bake will see you and your date compete with other pairs for the ultimate baking crown. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or you need improvement, this is a great experience for all. Instructions and ingredients are provided during the 90-minute baking session. All you need to bring is a bit of creativity. Learn more here.
8. Relax and rejuvenate with a spa date
Coming up with date ideas can be stressful. Actually, going on dates even more so. So why not unwind with a relaxing spa date? Enjoy a massage together and loosen up those joints. Head for a gentle dip in a pool and relax in the sauna room after. Be your best self on your next date night. Check out our list of the best spas in Birmingham here.