Cheap & Fun Date Ideas

Cheap and Fun Date Ideas

Did you run out of ideas for dates? A big budget is not needed for the few date options I share below with you. I promise they will not ruin your bank account and be a lot of fun! One of the best dates I ever went on was not the one we spent the most money.

It was a lovely summers' day and we discovered that the place we wanted to grab a hot drink from was shut. Spontaneously my date suggested having lunch outside. We went to get sandwiches from his favourite place and sit together in my favourite spot in the Bon Accord Park in Aberdeen. We talked, laughed at me picking raisins out from my coronation chicken sandwich, watched dogs running around and tried to guess what dogs would say if they could talk. I am really glad that instead of being squeezed somewhere in the coffee shop corner, hunched over a cup of coffee, trying to hear what the other one was saying, we had a chance to really connect. I enjoyed the spontaneity of the date, being outdoors, having an opportunity to talk about everything and nothing within a nice, easygoing environment without breaking the bank. This date lead to many more. 
Cheap and Fun Date Ideas
Take Your Coffee Outdoors
Less than £5 each

(people such as me who like to hide behind their cup time to time when awkward silences occurs):

If the perfect date means also a cup of  hot, delicious coffee why not to order as a take away and take a walk?

Pad Thai Cheap and Fun Date Ideas
Cook For Your Date
£5 - £20

If you are confident in your cooking skills ask your date for a dining in experience. You can also cook together! It can get messy but who cares. Do you want to spice things up? Try a cooking challenge and create dishes for each other for less than £10.
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Pet Play Date
Cost: Priceless

You are lucky to have a pet? Right, what can beat a pet play date especially if your date is an animal lover? Not only for free but also petting a pet releases endorphins. Fluffy cuddles anyone?
Aberdeen Blog
Cost: Bus Ticket

Does not matter where really as long as you are together, right?
Dim Sum Cheap and Fun Date Ideas
Dim Sum 
Cost: Dependable from location

Not in the mood for cooking? Have you tried dim sum yet? Usually Dim Sum restaurants are not the most priciest of places to go to. If you are brave enough try to guess what the other person would like, try and order for each other. It can be hit or miss, especially without an english translation, but I am sure at least a few dishes will be yummy!
Board Game Cheap and Fun Date Ideas
Play a Game
Cost: For Free

Only a good idea if you are not too competitive and do not mind loosing a game time to time. Perfect for double dates!
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Urban Exploring
Cost: Bus Ticket

Instead of being stuck indoors go outside, with or without take away coffee, and explore your city! Yes, both of you might have been born and raised there but each city always offers something new and unique.
Aberdeen Blog Cheap and Fun Date Ideas
Grab a Drink, or Two
Cost: Dependable from location

Recently I had the chance to take part in the North Hop, beer and cider festival, and I have to say it was a great date! 
Sushi Aberdeen Blog Cheap and Fun Date Ideas
Cost: £15 

Making sushi is great, especially when you already have a bamboo sushi mat. 

What was your best date ever?
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  1. These are such great ideas! I've never read a post like this, so it makes a nice change! I also love the idea of a cooking challenge!

    Musings & More

    1. Cooking challenge - I have done it and I have to say I had a blast! I am so happy that you have enjoyed it! Have a lovely day, Iga x

  2. Yes for posts like this! I would -obviously-go hiking but the cooking challenge doesnt sound bad either!Hope you have a great day!

    1. Cooking challenge was great fun with my friends! I had a chance to try some delicious Bulgarian dishes that I would not have a chance to try otherwise! Love, Iga x

  3. I love posts like this, it's such a nice read!

    Beth x

  4. These are excellent ideas, I think I might play a game on my next date night :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    1. Thanks Rosy! Definitely, let me know what game you picked! I am always looking for something new to try.

  5. All these ideas look fun! :) Playing a game or wandering around with be my two choices! or I would love to go hiking with my date lol

    Fun post, your pictures are amazing!

    Nikki O. |

    1. Hiking is also one of my favourite activities! It helps to get to know each other so much better, especially after a few hours of hike. It seems to me that then is when I have the most meaningful conversations.