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Bristol's Date Idea Guide

Bristol's Date Idea Guide

Discover Bristol's best date ideas & save money on every date...

We’ve helped organise over 3,000 dates, and we’re just getting started…

Annie
AnniePottery Masterclass
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“Fantastic, authentic experience! As an LGBT couple we felt really welcome and it was so much fun! Would recommend to couples looking for a date night that’s a bit different.”
Kian
KianSushi & Sake
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“The team at Yakinori gave us the VIP treatment from start to finish. The food was delicious as well!”
Stuart
StuartCocktail Making Masterclass
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“The cocktail making class was brilliant. Highly recommended and made for a great first date (so much so that there will be a second… yusss!). I’ll definitely be using Datemakers again for a date in the future and will definitely be going back to Loose Cannon.”
Imy
ImyDJ Lesson & Cocktails
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“Had a wicked time, Mark was so friendly and I can’t wait to book my next one!”
Elaine
ElaineCheese Picnic
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“The cheese picnic was perfect, in fact it was such a success that I am seriously contemplating going for another one! The website is a really great idea, I like to do unusual things so always keep my eyes open for stuff like this, and it’s good to have lots of variety collated into one easy to use package – something for every mood!”
Madison
MadisonAlcoholic Ice Cream & Frozen Cocktails
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“A cosy quirky bar with inventive but gorgeous cocktails. Staff were friendly, would definitely go back!”
Josie
JosieGlass Blowing
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“Glass blowing was so much fun and we got to see them sculpting pieces too! Can’t recommend this enough!”
Nicholas
NicholasIntro to Latin & Ballroom Dancing
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“Absolutely great fun evening for me and my girlfriend. Easy instruction going at our level (very low!) but by the end, we had got a real taste, and will likely be carrying on dancing now!”
Liam
LiamStreet Art
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“We had a great time with Ash on Saturday and went away with a new appreciation for graffiti! He gave us a good introduction to technique, helped get us started on the designs we wanted to work on and offered any help we needed during the session. I’d recommend this as a quirky, unusual date. Thanks Ash!”
Elly
EllyCaribbean Sharing Feast
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“Me and my friends ordered 3 sharing plates as a triple-friend-date and it couldn’t have been better! The food was incredible (so much of it), friendly staff and the atmosphere was great too! Would definitely recommend!”
Jess
JessIndoor Golf & Prosseco
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“Just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had! The team at InPlay Golf were so welcoming and gave me (a first time golfer) lots of tips and advice. The booking process through the datemakers website was so easy and the communication has been so swift. We are looking forward to booking another date soon!”
Steph
StephCraft Cider Tasting
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“Pete was really friendly and knowledgeable about cider, felt like we got a lot for our money and learned something new in a relaxed & intimate environment. It’s also perfectly placed to go have dinner afterwards – Wapping Wharf is a gem.”
Ross & Nina
Ross & NinaCheese & Wine Tasting
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“We really enjoyed our Cheese and Wine experience. The lady in the cheesemongers was really accommodating, especially when it started to rain outside! I can’t think of anything that could be improved with your service – it’s a really fab idea and I really loved the personal communication. It was almost concierge-esque.”

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Everything is fresh and made in house, everything possible is from local suppliers and the food is innovative, interesting, and delicious.

Experience an explosion of flavours in our vegetables, meats & fish along with sweet & fiery Cocotails… a naturally abundant vegan & vegetarian cuisine.

This cocktail making masterclass lets you learn a new skill and get sufficiently boozy at the same time…

Bring a slice of Italy home, with this perfect date night bundle, and save a little dough on your dough.

These Clay Kits provide you with all the tools that you need to get stuck into your own clay session at home. Time to roll up your sleeves…

Host a wine tasting at your own pace, learn a few new things, and devour those accompanying cheese and biscuits.

Everything is fresh and made in house, everything possible is from local suppliers and the food is innovative, interesting, and delicious.

Learn how to make Banh Mi and summer rolls with Nuoc cham dipping sauce.

The route of the tour takes in some of Bristol darker and creepier historical locations along with film and TV locations.

Enjoy the freshest artisan pasta kits direct to your door with ingredients from a network of small farmers and local growers across Italy. 

A hot chocolate lovers dream, paired with homemade ruby truffles. Close your eyes to be transported to The Alps.

We know a place where you can get the UK’s best bottled negronis to your door. Whack on The Italian Job, and Nino’s your uncle. Sorry Bob.

Bristol, the home of street art, but be sure not to wear your glad rags…they won’t last long!

Make your own lino cut, hand-printed cards on the peaceful front deck of a ‘Caribbean cruiser’ in Portishead Marina.

Explore and find out just how many edible species there are living around us in the city and how to use them as food and medicine!

Next level snacking – just add wine! Take your hamper to the park for a picnic to make everyone else jealous.

With this kit, you’ll have everything you need to paint a work of art, along with full access to an On-Demand library of painting tutorials, which means that you can paint anything you want, whenever you want.

Take on the basics of sculpting with clay, feel the therapeutic clay against your fingertips, and build some beautiful pots together. Then maybe move on to life sized models of each other?

Who fancies a mini road trip 15 minutes outside of Clifton Village? Alpaca my bags! (Sorry)

Master fresh handmade pasta, learning the tips and tricks behind this Italian staple!

Learn about the magic behind brewing a beer!

A bit of a naughty one, make your own nipple tassels together, and give them a twirl! Guaranteed good times.

These cocktails are blended to mixology quality, allowing you to #WakeShakeServe & get the perfect cocktail in less than 20 seconds!

Have your cake and drink it too. This Red Wine Chocolate Cake recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream come true!

Bring the date to you with a one hour massage each for you and your date in the comfort of your own home!

Locally sourced produce that is made with love and served with a smile.

Make and eat a delicious selection of fresh sushi, as you learn about the origins.

Learn to make cocktails in a private masterclass with your own professional mixologist – and pick up a crucial life skill!

“Truffle is not just a food, but an experience” – find out for yourself with this gourmet meal kit. We’d have it every evening if we could…

Spread a little love (and jam) with these amazing afternoon teas sets delivered directly to your doorstep. 

You’ll have lots of fun, get to eat some delicious treats and learn some technical skills.

Perfect for those seeking a relaxed and friendly place in Bristol city centre.

You’ll be creating on the cosy peaceful deck of a vintage Caribbean Cruiser in Portishead marina, away from the hustle and bustle.

Pencils at the ready! Join Freya Tate on Zoom to learn the basics of life drawing. Perhaps you could draw each other next time?

The ideal date for craft loving couples. This kit comes with all the tools and instructions to create a wide range of clay projects. What will you make for each other?

You’ll have enough supplies to make five candles, enough to gift or perhaps start your own candle empire and take on Yankee Candle?

Enjoy a pulled pork or banana blossom Bandeja Paisa & two cocktails!

Take you date to get rid of your blues and jazz up your relationship with the bendy sex whistle that is good for the mind body and soul.

Learn how to make roulade and choccy mouse for your next date night at home. PS – that’s an edible bowl!

Learn the basic science behind the craft of bread making of both sweet and savoury doughs.

Beer & food is a staple, but here you’ll learn how to pair the two perfectly!

If you like someone a choco-lot show them by taking them on this chocolate making workshop date!

Did you know that it was a calligraphy class that inspired Steve Jobs design thesis for Apple? If it’s good enough for Steve, it’s good enough for us!

Simplicity goes along way – and this gourmet meal kit proves just that. Steak lovers, this one’s for you!

Art to warm the art – get creative with this at-home acrylic painting kit.

At your own pace, explore Bristol’s Old City, discover fabulous independent food and drink venues, awesome street art, and fascinating facts about the oldest parts of the city.​ 

Fancy yourself as the next headline act to grace the stages of Ibiza’s club scene, or simply want a new way to hear and enjoy music?


Join Bristol’s own Queen of the Skies and try your hand at the stunning physical art of Aerial Silks!

From mixing your ganache, piping techniques, flavouring tips & tricks, to how to dip and decorate using techniques such as marbling and caging – you’ll be well on your way to making swish chocolate creations!

These punches are designed to transport you to somewhere else for a moment, and a percentage of sales go to charitable causes every month, so there are even more benefits than being hangover-free the next day! 

Get your own bartender in bottled form. They’re exactly the same as the drinks you’ll find in top-end bars up and down the country, just without the extortionate price tag and the hullabaloo of mixing them yourself. 

Expect a mind blowing show of close up tricks and comedy accompanied by some delicious cocktails.

Perfect for those who want to recreate the delightful treats enjoyed in French Pâtisseries!

Mix it up with a bit of spooky history on a Friday night…

Tantalise your tastebuds with an evening at home grazing through a selection of gourmet tapas. A spread fit for IG if we ever saw one…

 Enjoy four or six half bottles of great wines plus snacks that will take you from the cool climes of Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc to Côtes du Rhône in a flash.

Make your own aromatherapy candles at home with pure eco soy wax and essential botanical oils to calm, de-stress and relax.

A fun taster session dipping into the colourful world of Barge Art; traditional narrowboat painting, on the front deck of a river boat in Portishead marina.

Be guided through the open meadows, fields and forests to find out how to identify and make medicine with the wild edible and medicinal plants living all around us!

The menu is always changing, but some favourites are fresh ravioli with cauliflower, roast garlic & fennel, butter lemon sauce, fried sage, parmesan. Yum!

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Be honest…is there really a better combination out there than a burger and beer?!

Harbourside drinks in the sunshine…

Delicious food at a Bristol favourite.

With a contemporary twist on traditional cooking techniques and seasonal menu.

These wine tasting experiences are informative yet informal, so enjoy the experience at your own pace.

Experience an explosion of flavours in these vegetables, meats & fish dishes!

Experience clay pigeon shooting with expert qualified professionals.

You and your partner will be left feeling like mad scientists as you whip up your own creations.

Enjoy a 10/10 Sunday roast in the heart of the community at this traditional pub.

Get in touch with your creative side and try your hand at partner’s watercolour painting.

Focaccia​,​ bruschetta​,​ meats and cheese​,​ chocolate cake​,​ lemon cake – delicious!

What screams ‘I love you!’ more than taking your partner flying through the woods on a mountain bike?

Have a go at paddling the waterways of Bristol & Bath at a leisurely pace.

Are you in the market for sensational seafood, Spanish style tapas and incredible G&Ts?

Are you looking for a wine tasting that is fun & entertaining with a relaxed atmosphere?

This Caribbean foodie evening is the perfect date idea!

Enjoy some of the best cocktails in the city!

Devour steak matured for at least 30 days…

Enjoy burgers & beers in Bristol’s chilled out Hideaway.

We hope that you aren’t scared of heights.

The ultimate date night bundle for a chilled night in.

Sunday roast, Bloody Mary & quality time with your loved one.

The perfect laidback date option – good mood food, and definitely no knives and forks!

The best way to judge a cake is after eating it – so go and give it a taste!

We bet you won’t have done this before! An indoor golf simulation session using real clubs and balls!

Indulge yourself with a selection of delicious Italian specialties with bottomless sparkling wine to match.

Think you and your date can master the happy baby pose, the bird of paradise and the devotional warrior?

This is one for the free-spirited among you​,​ who aren’t afraid to tear up the dance floor.

Cocktails that focus on fresh and local ingredients and use independent suppliers.

Whether you’re looking to show off your Viking prowess or just release some frustration this axe throwing date is for you.

Spice up your (dating) life with a visit to this Michelin-starred Indian Resturant. How hot do you like it?

If you and your partner have an adventurous spirit then this experience is for you.

Liquid nitrogen technology creates the smoothest frozen cocktails, in the most wonderful flavours and blends.

…without leaving Bristol. This casual dining Indian concept will leave your tastebuds satisfied.

What’s Bristol without its beer?! Visit Old Market, stopping at the area’s best craft beer spots.

Regardless of who the fund one in the relationship is, this date is bound to cheer up your midweeks.

Remember, it’s not the size that matters but where you point it that counts…the rifle of course!

Who doesn’t love a cheesy date?! Pick up your picnic of delicious cheeses, fresh local bread and chutney.

Incredible wines paired with light bites to complement each wine to perfection.

The tandem bike was practically made to facilitate great dates. Explore Bristol’s hidden treasures.

Blow your partner away as you create your very own piece of Bristol Blue Glass!

You wouldn’t brielieve (haha) the effort that goes into your cheese selection.

The ukulele is easy to learn and truly lifts spirits. You will be playing chords and melodies in no time.

Express your creative sides with a professional drawing tutor taking you through the necessary drawing skills.

Love sushi? Want to learn a new skill? You can do both on this date, in a sushi-making masterclass tailored for two!

A detailed coffee tasting experience, you’ll leave knowing your cortado from your macchiato.

Take your date on a culinary adventure all the way to South East Asia.

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