14 Indoor Date Ideas that Will Bring Sunshine to a Rainy Day

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Inside doesn't have to mean boring. Breathe life into your date night with these 14 indoor date ideas and explore exciting new ground with your partner.

But indoor dates don’t have to equal boring, or unadventurous. A night in can provide the perfect intimate setting to get romantic and re-energise your relationship or, it could be the next step of closeness in a burgeoning relationship.

And, of course, indoor dates don’t just mean a night in. There are so many places you can go that provide creative date experiences inside. Whether you’re looking for cute or active indoor date ideas, or just something completely new, we’ve rounded up our 15 favourite suggestions that are sure to get you inspired.

1. Book an Exclusive Hotel and Get Room Service

Location: Wherever you are!

The perfect idea to get all the comfort and ease of night in with the added bonus of everything being taken care of for you. Wherever you are, book a suite in a luxury hotel for a sumptuous night of deluxe cosiness together. Splash out on champagne and gourmet room service or enjoy all the facilities the hotel has to offer and you’ve got a winning date night combination

2. A Night Out at the Casino

Location: Mayfair, London

Dress to impress and hit the town for a night of glitz and glamour at one of London’s most exclusive casinos, The Colony Club. You don’t need to be au fait with the world of gambling to have a spectacular night here. Uber-chic modern luxury and a lively atmosphere helmed by some of the coolest DJs means there’s something for everyone. The minimalist Japanese restaurant provides a fine dining experience and the bar is fantastic, too. A casino is your one-stop-shop for a night of wonder – even if you don’t win big.

3. Have a Luxury Spa Day

Location: London/Cotswolds

Find sanctuary and serenity by indulging in a spa day together. The renowned South Kensington Club is a private members’ establishment in London that is also available for use by visiting guests. They boast a range of high-end treatments for the ultimate spa day experience. Finish it off with a visit to their boutique tea room for a delicious cherry on top of a divine day.

Or, go rural boutique with the famous Dormy House in the north Cotswolds, which even features a thermal suite with lavender sauna and juniper-scented Finnish cabin. Relaxing together with world-class treatments is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give each other.

4. Get Adventurous With Indoor Skydiving

Location: Milton Keynes/Manchester/Basingstoke

For a daredevil kind of date, indoor skydiving provides all the thrill of jumping from a plane with much less hassle. iFly offers a selection of experiences with its state-of-the-art technology that replicates the electrifying experience of skydiving while indoors. This includes 360 virtual reality, so you can visit iconic locations like Dubai, Hawaii, SoCal and even the Swiss Alps. This is the perfect date idea if you’re looking for something different and exhilarating.

5. Bring a Gourmet Cooking Class to the Comfort of Your Own Home

Location: UK & Ireland

Cooking together is one of the best ways to bond and can be an exquisite indoor date night idea. If you’re looking for a way to re-energise you’re relationship, or to get to know someone better, learning to cook something new together is a great idea. Chef’s Compliments offer bespoke private catering services, including Michelin star chefs who come to your home to give you a private lesson tailored to you. You can customise the experience to your specific needs and tastes with a globe-trotting menu that’s sure to excite.

6. Get VIP Service at a Club

Location: London

Glam up and rub shoulders with London’s elite on a night out together at Reign Showclub. Reign Club will give you a date night you won’t forget, with performance artists, aerial acts, fire artists and so much more. You’ll feel like you’re in Vegas with the Chandelier-adorned ceilings and confetti cannons blasting. Get a private table and party the night away together on what’s sure to be a showstopping date night.

7. Get a Private Gallery Tour With an Art Historian

Location: London

See the National Gallery like you never have before, with a private, fully guided tour with an art historian. Classic masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo to Van Gogh will come alive with the specialist knowledge of your expert guide. Together, you’ll learn about the stories behind these incredible works of art with an eye-opening day travelling back through time.

8. Play Mixologist With an At-Home Cocktail Night

Location: UK-wide

A night in with a difference, creating your own cocktails together is an excellent way to have fun at home. You can order a DIY kit from The Cocktail Connoisseurs and get it delivered to you – why not surprise your partner with a bespoke night created around their favourite cocktail? You can even get a private virtual lesson with an expert mixologist to learn all the secrets for making the perfect cocktail creation.

9. Splash Out on a Bespoke Wine and Whiskey Tasting

Location: Oxfordshire

Travel to the beautiful rolling countryside of Oxfordshire to experience a fine dining and whisky or wine tasting session like no other in the secluded sanctuary of Belmond Le Manoir. Master Sommeliers select only the very best wine and whiskey for you to sample in the private dining space. Follow it with a personalised, signature 2* Michelin dinner boasting nine delectable courses in La Belle Epoque.

10. Reach New Heights With Indoor Rock Climbing

Location: UK-wide

Rock climbing is a fantastic couple activity. It’s different, active and fun. And it requires good communication as you work together, one person spotting while the other person climbs. Feel your endorphins soar as you work in harmony to get to the top of the climbing wall and achieve that high together. With centres across the UK, it’s an easy date idea that brings new excitement to date night.

11. Get Steamy With a Hot Yoga Session

Location: Wherever you are!

Yoga gets your blood flowing and your body moving in unique ways. You and your partner can guide each other through different poses, matching each other’s flows for an intimate session together. Try couples’ poses to get to know your partner’s body in new, illuminating ways. Hot yoga allows you to sweat the stress away and really enhances your relaxation experience.

12. Book A Cottage for a Cosy UK Getaway

Location: UK-wide

Book a secluded cottage in the peaceful countryside for an idyllic weekend away together with cottages.com. With an impressive selection of over 21,000-holiday cottages, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Once you’ve settled on your ideal location, bring your favourite board games and have a dreamy, relaxing winter weekender just getting away from it all. Settle down for a movie night by the fire with hot chocolate and forget about your busy lives for one weekend.

13. Dinner With a Difference

Location: London

Join sought-after Chef Jozef Youssef as he guides you through an innovative 10-course menu all centred around multisensory perceptions. It’s a fully immersive evening taking place hidden in an old Victorian warehouse in North London that is certain to be something you’ve never experienced before. This exciting venture is available as part of a monthly Supperclub or is even available for private hire.

14. Throw a Come Dine With Me Contest With Another Couple

Location: Your home and theirs

If you’re looking for indoor double date ideas, couples’ Come Dine With Me presents you with the perfect way to get together with friends in a new and unique format. This idea gives you the opportunity to work together with your partner in crime to create the best meal you can, from a show-stopping starter to a magnificent main and delicious dessert. Make sure you don’t hold back on entertainment either, and see who wins!

Share these Incredible Indoor Experiences With the Right Person

These date ideas for indoor activities are all the more amazing when shared with someone else. If you’re looking for the perfect partner, we can help. Maclynn is committed to finding potential matches for singletons who are looking for lifelong relationships with someone who shares their core values.

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Rachel Vida MacLynn

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Rachel Vida MacLynn is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation.

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