Looking to surprise your partner with a fun or romantic day out without breaking the bank? Boundless have got you covered with our range of ideas and savings
Looking for ways to strengthen your bond and create lasting memories as a couple? Whether you're just starting out on your journey together or have been partners for a while, incorporating affordable and exciting outings into your routine can be a fantastic way to do something different and have some fun.
In this article, we'll explore a range of budget-friendly day out options designed specifically for couples. From romantic getaways and spa retreats to exciting outdoor pursuits, dog-friendly adventures and historical discoveries, we've carefully curated a list of experiences to cater to every couple’s interests. Join us on a journey that combines adventure and affordability, as we uncover the perfect outings for you and your partner to enjoy.
Romantic days out
Watch a film under the stars
Heading to the movies has long been a favourite romantic passtime for couples and Luna open air cinema takes this classic date night to the next level. For a truly romantic night out, picture a warm summer evening, under a starry sky, enjoying your favourite film beneath the moonlight. The cinemas are located across the UK and feature a diverse selection of classic and contemporary films, including favourites like Dirty Dancing and Romeo + Juliet, providing entertainment and a chance to escape from the daily routine. What's more, Luna Cinemas are affordable, with tickets starting from £17.50. So, why not grab a blanket, pack some snacks, and create lasting memories together at a cinema under the night sky.
Laugh your socks off at a comedy night
Laughter is arguably one of the most important ingredients for a loving relationship, so why not make your next date night one you’ll be giggling about long after the final curtain. This exceptional Comedy Night for Two experience allows you and your companion to immerse yourselves in the comedic brilliance of stand-up performances across various locations in the UK. Brace yourselves for a showcase featuring some of the country's finest comedic talents, whose wit and humour are guaranteed to leave you in stitches. The excitement doesn't end there – depending on the venue, you might have the opportunity to extend the fun at an after-show party, revelling in the infectious energy until the early hours. Plus with tickets starting from just £25 for two people you can enjoy a fun-filled evening without spending a fortune.
Enjoy some handcrafted cocktails
A night out for cocktails and planning on a budget don’t typically go hand-in-hand but an intimate evening with your favourite tipple doesn’t have to cost the earth. Here’s where Boundless comes in; members can enjoy a case of six handcrafted cocktails from the talented mixologists at Tapp’d Cocktails for just £20 thanks to the Virgin Experience Days discount. Savour the flavours of handcrafted drinks at a scenic beauty spot, local park, or from the comfort of your own home and create lasting memories with your loved one.
Spa Days for Couples
If it’s rest and relaxation you’re looking for, you might be surprised how affordable (some starting from just £20 per person) spa days out for couples can be when you make use of selected spa discounts that are part of Boundless membership. Choose from a variety of options, including spa breaks at charming 4-star hotels or pamper days with tailored treatments for you and your partner. Well-known brands such as Champneys, Bannatyne's, and Elemis offer discounted rates, ensuring a high-quality experience. Convenient e-vouchers are available, allowing you to easily access and enjoy your well-deserved escape. So why not treat yourself to a rejuvenating day of tranquillity and leave the stress of everyday life behind with an affordable couple's spa experience. With a 20% discount available for Boundless members, you can indulge in a range of luxurious pampering experiences without the luxurious price tag.
Fun days out for couples
Seek out some stunning scenery
Another great way to spend a day without spending any money, is to seek out the beauty of some of the UK's most stunning landscapes. Picture this: standing atop the majestic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, gazing out at the endless expanse of sparkling blue sea. Or perhaps you prefer the tranquillity of the Lake District, where the grandeur of towering mountains and serene lakes makes for a jaw-dropping view you won’t soon forget. Or, for a touch of urban romance, ascend Edinburgh's Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano offering a bird's-eye view of the enchanting cityscape. Whether you’re enjoying the subtle beauty of your local green space, or the majesty of one of England’s some 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a day in the great outdoors with your other half can be a truly unforgettable adventure that leaves your budget intact.
Find some free live music
A great way to bond over your shared love of music, the UK plays hosts to hundreds of free live music events every week, it’s just a matter of seeking them out. You can find a variety of options on websites like eventbrite.co.uk, where you can search for free live music events tailored to your location and preferences. From intimate acoustic performances to vibrant showcases, let the music elevate your date night without straining your budget.
Get competitive at an escape room
Experience pure excitement on a night out with a difference at an escape room for two. An affordable date idea with prices starting from as little as £18 when booked through Virgin Experience Days with a Boundless discount. Step into one of many themed experiences found around the UK, working together to solve fiendish puzzles, and make your getaway. Race against time in a thrilling challenge, testing your wits and teamwork on what’s sure to be an unforgettable date filled with suspense, survival and laughter.
Be a tourist for a day
It happens to the best of us, when you live in a place for a long time it’s rare to do the things a tourist would. So why not step outside of your usual routine and see the sights on your doorstep you might not have appreciated before and play as a tourist for a day. If you want to take it even further, explore the enchanting site of your home town on an open-top bus tour. See all that’s worth seeing where you live, with the option of engaging live commentary from expert guides who will reveal the captivating stories behind each destination. As a Boundless member, you can save an average of £11.20 on a city sightseeing tour when you book through Kids Pass, adding to the affordability of this city-based activity.
Free days out
Find some free museums
The perfect affordable couples day out for culture vultures, history lovers and art-fanatics, the UK is home to a vast array of world-class free museums. From the iconic British Museum to the fascinating National Museum of Scotland, these cultural gems offer a wealth of art, history, and science without the burden of entrance fees. With Museums.co.uk as your guide, explore captivating exhibits, bond over shared interests, and create lasting memories while immersing yourselves in the wonders of these remarkable institutions.
Couples visit to Kew and WWT
Boundless membership offers some incredible perks for nature-loving couples looking for an unforgettable day out. With unlimited access to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Wakehurst, you can immerse yourselves in the captivating beauty of two world-renowned botanical havens. Wander hand-in-hand through stunning gardens, explore diverse plant collections, and discover the wonders of nature at your own leisure.
As if that wasn't enough Boundless members also get unlimited access to all 10 Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) sites, providing endless opportunities to observe and appreciate the fascinating wildlife that thrives in wetland habitats. From majestic swans and colourful ducks to graceful flamingos and adorable otters, these sites offer a wealth of natural wonders to marvel at together. So why not take advantage of this fantastic membership benefit and enjoy a cost-free day out in nature with your loved one?
Dog-friendly days out
Go for a picnic
Imagine a picture-perfect scene: a secluded spot in nature, a soft blanket spread on the lush grass, as gentle sunbeams filtering through rustling leaves, casting a warm glow on your intimate picnic. With a thoughtfully prepared wicker hamper in hand, you and your loved one can indulge in a feast, while your canine companion joyfully explores the wide-open space. This harmonious setting is the ideal way to spend a day out with both your partner and your furry friend without spending more than the cost of a few sandwiches and perhaps a bottle of bubbly.
Find a dog-friendly cafe
Discover the joy of one of the UK’s many dog-friendly cafes where you can share an affordable day out with your partner and your pet. Step into a cosy haven where wagging tails are welcome. Immerse yourselves in a charming ambiance, savouring aromatic coffee and delectable treats while your furry friend relaxes at your feet. Plus, as a Boundless member, you’ll unlock the treasure trove of tastecard and Coffee Club’s exclusive offers, including 2-for-1 dining at a variety of excellent dog-friendly establishments including excellent coffee shops like Black Sheep Coffee (whose puppuccinos will no doubt be a hit with your four-legged companion).
Active days out
See even more of the great outdoors on a bike ride
If a short walk to your nearest beauty spot isn’t enough to satisfy you and your partner’s desire for an active day out, how about renting out a bicycle (or bringing your own) to travel even further into nature for your next couples’ activity? The National Cycle Network provides a romantic backdrop for all kinds of two-wheeled adventures around the UK. Plus, if the UK’s stunning scenic cycle routes aren’t enough to convince you to dust off your bike helmet, the fact that physical activity has been proven to improve physical and mental health as well as deepen connection with your partner certainly should. Simply find a route near to you, make sure your bike chain is oiled and set off for an active couple’s day out you won’t soon forget.
Find inner peace with couple’s yoga
If paintball sounds a bit too high-octane, how about a more relaxed activity for your next couple’s day out. Couples yoga is a relaxing and cost-free way to spend the day that will nourish both your body and the bond between you and your partner. With a variety of free online yoga tutorials at your fingertips, you can explore various poses and sequences tailored for couples, all from the comfort of your own home or a beautiful outdoor space. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, and let your natural surroundings enhance your practice. So, roll out your yoga mat, take your partner’s hand and get stuck into some free couples yoga.
Historical days out
See the Roman Baths in Bath
Step back in time and enjoy a fascinating day out at the Roman Baths in the charming city of Bath. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers couples a delightful historic day out that won't break the bank. For a reasonable weekday price of £47 for two adults, you can immerse yourself in an ancient Roman world and explore the fascinating remains of the grand Roman bathing complex. Wander along the beautifully preserved ancient pools, marvel at the intricate Roman architecture, and soak up the atmosphere that has captivated visitors for centuries.
Explore the ruins of Tintern Abbey
Discover the historic and romantic allure of Tintern Abbey's mesmerising ruins—an ideal couples' day out in South Wales that won't cost the earth. With an affordable price of just £17.40 for two people, immerse yourselves in the captivating remnants of this ancient monastic site. Nestled at the bottom of a picturesque valley, walk through majestic archways, admiring the intricate stone carvings that have witnessed centuries of history. The serene ambiance and natural beauty create an enchanting backdrop for a romantic escape on a budget.
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