Whether you’re going out on that exciting first date of or if it’s just another one of those “date nights” you’re looking forward to, to keep the romance alive, it’ll definitely come in handy being in the know about what the cheapest options are if you want to save as well as what the more lavish options are if you have the budget to splurge a bit. Bus operator Stagecoach takes us through the dating costs around the UK’s different regions, with some great ideas for dates whether you want to splash the cash or date on a budget.
£269 will do well as a figure tied to having splurged on a more expensive date in Newcastle, which would be further added to if you decided to top things off with a visit to the Aspers Casino. Otherwise this premium date would perhaps have you visiting the House of Tides for some wining and dining, enjoying some award-winning cuisine.
A cheap fun day out with your significant other could cost as little as £15 if you play your cards right by perhaps visiting Jesmond Dene Park. A nice stroll in a beautiful setting can be topped off with a visit to Millfield House cafe for a cup of coffee.
If you have the cash, what better way to test each others’ characters to the max than with some skydiving? If that’s a bit too extreme then the iFLY indoor skydiving simulator in Manchester will just have to do.
To recover from the adrenalin rush, go for a stroll to Adam Reid at The French and see for yourself what this repeat winner of the ‘Best Restaurant in Manchester’ award has to offer. Your total spend should work out to about £355.
Break the ice on a budget with a visit to the underground basement ping pong bar, Twenty Twenty Two for something a little different. £5 buys you a 30-minute ping pong game or you can play for free on Mondays, while £7 will buy you a cocktail.
£490 will have to be set aside for those whose Liverpool date night is funded by deep pockets, with a nice visit to the 4-Star Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa for a luxury spa experience, followed by some fine dining at the Michelin Star which is holding the Art School Restaurant.
Liverpool’s Crosby Beach is a great spot for daters on a budget, with lots to see along the shoreline. Lots of restaurants and cafes lie in wait nearby and you don’t have to spend more than £20 on your refreshments.
An art class at House for an Art Lover is a great way to splash on a date which will off-set any awkward moments, enjoying lunch at the cafe as well or perhaps heading to Brian Maule at Chandon d’Or to get your midday fill. £270 will cover the costs for the whole day.
Queen’s Park in Glasgow is freely accessible for a fun day out and you simply must stopover at Poet’s Garden. The Glasshouse cafe will make for a great place to grab a cheap bite to eat and the whole date should then not cost you more than £15.