Winter Date Ideas

Sunday, 19 November 2017


It's only a month (and a little bit) until Christmas! That's right - the big C is coming around quicker than we think! Christmastime is all about spending time with loved ones so today I'm going to share with you some festive date ideas, similar to my budget date ideas, for things you can do with your other half this festive period!

Going to Christmas Markets

What is more festive than a trip to a market? Wondering around, sipping mulled wine, having a warm mince pie, the cold air nipping at your fingertips, buying exciting presents and delicious treats for your friends and family sounds like the complete festive dream to me. I am obsessed with the Bath Christmas Market and it makes me so sad that Johnny and I have moved away from the West Country as we won't be able to go this year. However, I'm sure London has tonnes of fantastic markets we can explore! Don't have anyone to take to a market? Find your match this Christmas using this older dating site!

Exploring Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London is the ultimate Christmas experience. Johnny and I went last year and it was so lovely to stroll around, sample some festive treats and try our hand at some of the fairground rides. But, heed my advice! If you can help it, don't visit Winter Wonderland on a weekend. It will be heaving and you won't be able to move. If you can, visit mid-week. My being a student and having a flexible schedule and Johnny working in retail means that we can luckily go for adventures during the week, so we don't get bogged down by the Winter Wonderland traffic! Find someone to visit Winter Wonderland on this Suffolk dating site!

Going For Coffee

Is there anything better than visiting Starbucks in the winter months and grabbing a Gingerbread Latte and a festive bundt cake? I don't think so! Going out for coffee and sampling festive drinks is a perfect way to spend a chilly, winter morning! I work at Starbucks, so it's also a fabulous way to go and visit my colleagues, as well as getting the staff discount! I am completely obsessed with Gingerbread Lattes at this time of year as well, and they just taste like Christmas to me! I love spending the morning in a cosy coffee shop when I'm not working a shift! Treat someone from a Hertfordshire dating site to a Gingerbread Latte this winter!

Ice Skating

A few weekends ago, Johnny and I went ice skating in Leyton and we had the best time, despite the fact I did nearly cry because I was so scared at first. I didn't quite get the hang of it - Johnny was a lot better than me - and did resemble Bambi for quite a lot of the time we were there but hopefully with a few more visits, I will be really great. Again, something to avoid during the weekend unless you want to be dodging children's parties and crashing into 7 year olds. If you want to try out ice skating this year and need someone to hold you hand, you can check out this Southampton dating site.

Going For a Meal

Okay, yes, you can do this any time of the year but around the festive period, lots of restaurants have deals on which means you can eat like kings and still save pennies, which is perfect. For example, today Johnny and I went to Byron burger and each had £15 off of a £33 bill, so we got a burger and fries each, plus a glass of wine (or cider in Johnny's case) for £1.75 each, which was crazy. In the run up to Christmas, sign up to email newsletters of restaurants to get access to these great deals. I find that Prezzo have particularly good ones at this time of year and they constantly send me 2 for 1 mains vouchers or a free dessert! If you want to be thrifty and full with someone this winter, you can find your match on this Sheffield dating site!

I love the festive season and I love that, for the third year of my life, I'm going to have someone special to do all these festive and fun activities with. What are your favourite things to do come winter time?

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26 comments

  1. Ooo Winter Wonderland sounds fantastic, wish they had one here! x

    Gemma Louise

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  2. Ice skating is such a fun date idea, especially if you want a cringe-free excuse to hold hands with a new partner hehe! I definitely resemble Bambi on an ice rink so I feel your pain there! I have been meaning to go to Winter Wonderland for years but have never quite managed to get there - let's make 2017 the year it FINALLY happens hehe!

    Abbey šŸ˜˜ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  3. Omg going to Winter Wonderland is something I have literally wanted to do forever, I'm not sure if we'll get there this year but definitely next year alongside an overnight stay! Ice skating is always a fun one, we have one in Southampton over the Christmas period and I can't wait to go! Xx

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. It's really lovely and so nice that it's free as well - especially when for some London can be expensive to travel to!

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  4. I love Christmas markets - we are going to the one in Bath for Ed’s Work Christmas celebrations this year which is a little different than a meal and I’m so excited! I also love winter wonderland but I’m really not liking going into London lately so I don’t think we will make it there this year. Great post! x

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    1. Oh I love Bath's Christmas market! I eventually want to move back there when I graduate so I can go every year x

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  5. I love all of these, the Christmas markets, the meals out, winter wonderland! Jonny and I always try and visit a Christmas Market; we absolutely love them! He's yet to go to Winter Wonderland (I've been twice) as he has always been working away over the festive period but this year he isn't (HURRAY!!) so I'm planning on a surprise visit in between christmas and new year for him to catch it before it goes away again for the rest of the year. This has just reminded me how much I love dates and Christmas when its spent with somebody I love!

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  6. Christmas markets are my favourite thing to do at this time of year! I wish I was good at ice skating haha x

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  7. Such cute ideas - I love the Christmas markets! x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  8. Cute ideas. I've been to Winter Wonderland a couple of times in the past but I don't think I could go now - it just gets busier every year and my anxiety would send me to the floor in those crowds! Which is a shame because it looks so fun. I'd also recommend - if you're on a real budget and also want to stay in - creating a cosy home cinema with popcorn, movies, fairy lights etc!

    Jenny šŸŽ€
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    1. Yes, definitely! I popped that in my budget date ideas! xx

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  9. There's some really cute ideas here! I love the idea of going to a Christmas market, it would be so adorable! :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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  10. Awww I think ice skating is such a cute winter date idea, I wish they had outdoor rinks here! Going for coffee is the best at this time of year too, a hot chocolaye and cosy scarf after a day of shopping!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

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  11. I really hope that I can go to winter wonderland with my husband this year, how beautiful would that be!

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  12. now this has made me sad I'm single aha! I love strolling through christmas markets, but I always have my friends to do this stuff with too! x

    G

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  13. What perfect ideas!!! I LOVE Winter Wonderland I think its so magical and it gets me so excited for Christmas, I usually pick up a few gifts from there too!! One of my favourite parts is the nutella crepes and hot chocolate when its freezing cold! I love ice skating as I have passed all my levels so thats always a must at christmas!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

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  14. These are some really lovely date ideas! Winter wonderland would be the dream winter date for me I’m hinestly dying to visit it with my partner but he absolutely hates London x

    Kayleigh Zara šŸŒæwww.kayleighzaraa.com


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  15. I'm visiting Winter Wonderland towards the end of December and I'm so flipping excited to go! I will also be visiting the Bath Christmas Market next weekend when my cousin comes up, as it's only an hour away from me which is perfect :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  16. These are lovely ideas Chlo! I can't wait until Matt and I go ice skating - it's one of my favourite things to do every year! I also love having a browse around the Christmas markets! xx

    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  17. Christmas markets are my favourite, some lovely ideas!!! going for a meal is classic!! xox
    www.emmalanglands.co.uk

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