The four-day weekend awaits! There’s (almost) nothing better than realising you’ve doubled your weekend. As if putting your spring cleaning on hold wasn’t enough of an excuse, there are more than enough reasons to get out on a date this bank holiday:
- You’ve finally got some of that free time to take someone out on a date
- The sun is shining, there’s blossom on the trees, the season is ready dating romance
- Your date will be on holiday too, so, for once, you won’t have to request last minute leave, reschedule meetings or appointments
- Bank holidays put everyone in a good mood; who doesn’t love time off? Harness the positive energy.
So, make the most of your Easter bank holiday by setting up a date for the long weekend. If you need inspiration, check out our dating advice below for ideas:
Dine, Drink & Dance Your (Sunday) Night Away
There’s something naughty and freeing about dating on a Sunday night. In the words of dating expert Lucy Carter “Sunday nights on bank holiday’s are actually incredible, the freedom of knowing neither of you will have have to slog it into work with Monday blues really lets you let loose to connect with your date.” Head out for dinner then see where the night might lead you both; bars will be open later than usual on the Easter bank holiday, and the party can continue into the early hours if you want to get your dancing shoes on.
Get Your Wander On Outside
Wherever you live, Spring is closer than you think. Make the most of our longer days, increasingly balmy weather and flowers blooming while you stroll around with your date. Take a picnic and head out to your local hidden garden or park, stroll up a famous hill then grab a well-earned coffee at the cafe at the bottom or go for a jaunt to spot some wildlife. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty nearby and explore somewhere new together. Outdoor dates naturally offer a relaxed atmosphere to get to know your date better, and grabbing a bite to eat afterwards is guaranteed to taste even better than normal.
Check Out Your Local Exhibitions, Shows & Museums
Normally, it can be difficult to fit in your cultural fix due to early closing times, stacks of weekend activities and the usual life admin! Make the most of your extra days by heading out with your date to check out the new displays at your local museum, visit a touring exhibition or catch a show at your nearest theatre. Make sure you have a look around for Easter events near you. Do something different on your date, which you typically wouldn’t have time for, and make an occasion of the activity – theatre and drinks or an exhibition followed by brunch are date ideas sure to lead to tantalising conversation.
Zoom away for a mini-break
You’ve got 4 days and 3 nights to date, that’s a holiday worthy amount of time! If you’re at the stage of your relationship where you’re ready to sneak away for a couple days, pack your bags and shoot out of your home territory to somewhere you haven’t been together. Your extra days off mean you won’t be in as much of a rush as a normal weekend break, and you can really relax into getting away. You don’t have to be extravagant or go far afield to find a cosy seaside town, a B&B in the hills or a surprise spa date to spend some quality time with your date.
If you need more date inspiration check out our 20 Best Free Dating Ideas In London, How To Be An Interesting Date or more advice from our dating experts!