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Are you sick of doing the same thing every time you go out with your partner?
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January 2022
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Are you sick of doing the same thing every time you go out with your partner?

Whether it’s always a trip to the cinema or always going out for a meal, it can get repetitive quickly. Here are our pick of some alternative date ideas to keep your time together fresh and exciting.
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Sky-High Skydiving
What better way to get your heart racing on a date than by jumping out of a plane 15,000 feet in the air and free falling at 120mph? At Sky-High Skydiving, that’s exactly what you can expect. Whether you choose a one-off tandem skydive with a professional alongside you, or you want to take a full training course to learn how to jump alone, this is a date experience to push you and your other half to your limits, and you can even get videos and photos of the day.
Peterlee Parachute Centre, Shotton Airfield, Durham DH6 2NH
0191 517 1234

Junkyard Golf Club
Picture this: a crazy golf date, while drinking cocktails, beer and everything in between, all combined with flashing lights and loud music. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Junkyard Golf Club and it’s sure to be a date like no other. Choose between a horror fairground or tropical jungle themed course, or putt your way around towers of tyres and written-off cars on the scrapyard course.
17 Newgate Street, Newcastle NE1 5RE
The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL

Your Tribe Paint Fight
Who wouldn’t want to spend time with their date getting messy? Whether it’s your first time meeting or you’ve been married for years, with an empty room and a whole lot of paint to throw around, you’re sure to leave feeling connected and creative, with a high that goes on for days, a piece of art that you can keep for years and memories that will last a lifetime. With a choice of fun and flighty or sensual and romantic, as well as the opportunity to create your own playlist or leave it to the professionals, make your experience at Your Tribe personalised to you.
Warehouse 34, Hoults Yard, Newcastle NE6 2HL
07840 416683

Tees Barrage White Water Centre
Have a wet, wild and wonderful date at the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre. There is so much on offer, including white water rafting, stand up paddleboarding and canoeing. From navigating twists and drops on the white water course to skimming across the river on a sleek powerboat, this is a thrill-seeking couple’s paradise, and if you prefer to keep dry there is also an Air Trail, cycling routes and nature reserve nearby. Finish your date at the Oasis Cafe to discuss the memories you’ve made while replenishing all the calories you’ve burned.
Tees Barrage, Stockton TS18 2QW
01642 678000

SUP Active
Whether your aim is to improve your water confidence and fitness, or you're just hoping for a relaxing float on the water, stand-up paddleboarding is a great choice for both. If you’re a total beginner, encouraging and learning with your partner can be great for strengthening your relationship. Or if you’ve both done it before, why not get competitive with a race around the lake? SUP Active also offer stand-up polo and stand-up yoga, so you can try something a bit different too.
Ellerton Lake, Richmond DL10 6AR
07984 247519

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Your Tribe Paint Fight Your Tribe Paint Fight
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Mr & Mrs Cooking Class
They say the way to your partner’s heart is through their stomach, so you’ll know right away if your relationship stands a chance once you find out who’s better in the kitchen. Forget the kids, work and pressures of everyday life, dedicating all of your attention to each other and the food. You can be as competitive as you like or work as the perfect team, while you rustle up a selection of delicious seasonal starters and mains, before finishing with dessert. Not to mention it’s also a great way to get new meal ideas for once you get back home.
Grinkle Park Farm, Loftus, Saltburn TS13 4UD
01287 644231

We’ve all been on a pub date before, but imagine you swap the typical game of darts for axes – that sounds a lot more fun, right? At BattleAxe that’s exactly what’s on offer (of course without alcohol for safety reasons). Unleash your inner Viking by learning how to throw a variety of axes, daggers and swords at a wooden target, with the secret being more skill than power! Once you’ve got the swing of things, the addition of Viking helmets and shields also makes the perfect photo opportunity to remember the date by.
163 Rutland Road, Sheffield S3 9PT

Old Stables Studio
Nestled in the picturesque market town of Hebden Bridge, spend your next date getting your creativity flowing at the Old Stables pottery and ceramics studio. With 10 electric wheels, two kilns, a slab roller and an abundance of hand tools and moulds, there are so many different skills to learn. No need to worry if you and your partner are total beginners as there are courses and workshops for all abilities, and even if your creation isn’t the best, you’ll at least leave with top quality memories.
Palace House Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 6HW
07904 158659

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