Shake up date night with these active date ideas that will get you moving, laughing, and maybe even burn some extra calories. Create memories while spending some quality one-on-one time together.
15 Active Date Ideas
Dating is such an important thing for a relationship. I really like going to dinner and a movie, but sometimes it’s nice to mix it up. Even if you are just starting to date someone or if you’ve been married for years, active dates are a sure way to have fun and get close to someone. This is a list of active date ideas that are unique and will get you moving.
Here is our list of 15 Active Date Ideas:
1. Laser Tag
You can either play on the same team or on opposing teams, but either way laser tag is a active adrenaline pumping game that will have you laughing and probably sweating a little too. With all the running, jumping, and crouching you will do during laser tag, you will burn about 300 calories per hour! You will be having way too much fun to even notice you are working out together.
Challenge your date to a little competition and go bowling. With this active date idea, make up some embarrassing rules (like dancing when you get a strike) for even more enjoyment. Grab some food before and skip the greasy, fried foods in the bowling alley to keep it even healthier.
3. Go to an arcade
Arcades are not just for kids; they make plenty of games for adults these days. Instead of just standing there playing a video game, try some of these active game ideas with ski ball, Whac-A-Mole, basketball and air hockey that may take some skill or may just be pure luck. Either way, it will be sure to give you some great laughs.
4. Gym Class
Why not get your workout and date all in one? Have fun sweating together and help push each other for a great workout. I laugh at the thought of my husband in a Zumba or step class and think it would be a blast to go laugh at each others dance moves. You could try cycling, yoga, or even a boot camp if you’re daring.
5. Batting Cages
Any level of ball hitting skills are welcome in this active dating idea. Batting cages have adjustable speeds and are always enjoyable to see if you got what it takes for a home run! Have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. You can also snuggle up and swing the bat together.
Hiking might take a little more planning because it’s not really a night time activity, but if you ever go on an active date during the day hiking would be perfect. Find a trail to suit your hiking ability and have fun walking together while enjoying nature’s beauty. You don’t even have to hike the entire trail, go for an hour or spend all day, it’s up to you. Don’t forget water to stay hydrated.
Go enjoy the full 18 hole course or just get a bucket of balls and practice at the driving range. If you are looking for more of an amusing experience, challenge your date to a game of miniature golf. All the obstacles can make it a fun challenge and you can always get close to help them out with their swing.
8. Rock Climbing
There are a lot of indoor rock climbing facilities that are easy enough for beginners and some even offer classes. Go learn something new together and get a great workout at the same time. The view from below is always a plus.
9. Team Sports
Call a few other couples and challenge them to a game of ultimate frisbee, soccer, or volleyball. One of our favorite active date ideas has to be team sports. If you want to make it a reoccurring date, join a baseball team or a bowling league.
10. Go to a Dance Class
With dance styles ranging from Tango, Salsa, line dance or ballroom I’m sure you’ll find something that will work for you with this lively date idea. Don’t forget to have fun and even laugh at each other and yourself a little bit. If you’re having a hard time getting your significant other to agree to a dance class, just let them know that you will be spending a lot of time up close and personal.
For this active date idea, find a local bike path and get pedaling. Biking is dynamic exercise and it’s even more fun if you have someone to bike with. Don’t forget your helmets and water, it will make you sweat.
12. Ping Pong
Like playing a mini game of tennis, ping pong offers energetic social interaction. This game is surprisingly fast to pick up and can give you some aerobic exercise while moving back and forth with the ball.
13. Mini Staycation
Spend the day exploring at a local amusement park, museum, or zoo. You will be having so much fun going on rides or looking at interesting things that you won’t even realize how much walking you’re doing.
Find an indoor ice rink and have fun together while getting a great work out for your core, legs, and glutes. Skate hand in hand or while hanging on for dear life to your loved one’s arm or body–either way, there are plenty of opportunities to be close to your mate. There are also plenty of opportunities for laughter, don’t forget the camera.
15. Go for a walk
Go to your favorite park and go for a walk. It can be romantic strolling hand and hand and talking about life. Pack a blanket and some food and have a picnic too.
For more dating fun check out:
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5 ways to make date night a priority
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Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you’re here you’ll find something that makes your #momlife easier!