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It’s a date!

Some call it a date, others call it quality time. Either way, whether you’re meeting someone for the first time or spending time with someone that you like, are dating, or are married to; some of us find that our heads get stuck on: Date = Eating out. When in actuality there’s so much more one can do – during the day, or during an evening out. We’ve put together a list of ideas to help you treat your significant other. Let’s explore!


Break up the routine of daily life and add some excitement and spontaneity to your relationship. Dates during the daytime are more casual and laid-back, allowing you to focus on having fun and enjoying each other’s company without the pressure of a formal evening out. Maybe a good idea when meeting someone for the first time?

Some other advantages include affordability, a change of scenery and connection. Did you know that visiting a museum or a park is often less expensive than evening activities like dining out or attending a show? Create an opportunity to discover new places together.

Here are some day-date ideas for you to consider:

  1. Explore nature together by taking a scenic hike or bike ride in a nearby park or nature reserve.
  2. Spend the day exploring a museum or art gallery, learning about history or admiring beautiful artwork.
  3. Take a scenic hike or nature walk and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery.
  4. Pack a picnic lunch and head to a nearby park for a romantic and relaxing afternoon.
  5. Visit a local farmer’s market and browse through fresh produce, artisanal products, and homemade treats.
  6. Spend the day visiting animals at a nearby zoo or aquarium and learn about different species.
  7. Rent a boat or go kayaking on a nearby lake or river and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.
  8. Check out a local food festival and sample different cuisines and treats.
  9. Rent a motorbike and go for a leisurely ride around the Cape Town.
  10. Spend the day exploring a beautiful botanical garden and admiring the colourful flowers and plants.


On the other hand, trying new activities or exploring new places during date nights can create fun and memorable experiences that you and your significant other can look back on fondly.

Date nights usually brings out meaningful conversations and the discussion of important topics which, in turn, deepens your understanding of each other. It provides an opportunity for you to maintain a strong emotional and physical connection away from the distractions of daily life.

Let us explore some unusual, exciting date night ideas:

  1. Pick out some of your favourite board games or video games and spend the evening playing and laughing together.
  2. Pack a basket with your favourite snacks and drinks, find a scenic spot, and enjoy a romantic picnic while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.
  3. Take a cooking class together and learn how to prepare a new dish or cuisine.
  4. Sign up for a dance class together, such as salsa or ballroom dancing, and have fun learning new moves.
  5. Sign up for a painting class and create your own artwork while sipping on some wine or champagne.
  6. Challenge each other to a game of mini-golf or bowling and have a fun and playful date.
  7. Check out local venues that offer live music or comedy shows and enjoy a night of entertainment.

Tag us on @liveworkplaycids to let us know which night or day date you enjoyed and would recommend to our readers!


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