4 unforgettably fun first date ideas.


Dylan Mitchell

First dates are nerve-wracking and exciting in equal measure. Picking something to do that will interest your date and excite them, while allowing you both to bond and get to know each other, can be challenging. If you’re struggling with first-date ideas, tastecard is here to help you. Check out our fun first-date ideas below!

Best first date ideas

At tastecard, we love providing discounts for days out so we know exactly what it takes to have a fun first date. We believe we’ve come up with a list of the best first-date ideas, so check them out below if you’re stuck for ideas.

  • The London Eye
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Romantic meal


A date at SEA LIFE Aquarium is an excellent idea for several reasons. Exploring the vibrant underwater world together provides ample opportunities to discuss marine life, the beautiful colours and the types of fish on display.

Secondly, the aquarium's tranquil atmosphere creates a relaxed and intimate setting. Walking hand in hand through the dimly lit tunnels, admiring the colourful fish, and witnessing majestic creatures like sharks and rays can evoke a sense of wonder and awe, fostering a shared sense of excitement.

Additionally, the aquarium provides a natural icebreaker, especially for those who might feel nervous or shy on a first date (don’t we all!). Observing fascinating marine creatures and engaging in interactive exhibits can alleviate tension and create a more comfortable environment for both individuals.

Lastly, a date at SEA LIFE Aquarium allows for memorable moments and unique photo opportunities. Capturing snapshots together in front of mesmerising exhibits can create lasting memories and serve as a foundation for future conversations and connections.

London Eye.

The London Eye

A date at The London Eye would be another great first date idea. Firstly, it offers awe-inspiring panoramic views of London's iconic landmarks and creates a stunning backdrop for a romantic and unforgettable experience. The huge capsules provide ample time to enjoy each other's company while taking in the picturesque views of the capital.

The London Eye also provides a unique opportunity to embark on an exciting adventure together. The anticipation of boarding the colossal Ferris wheel and the enchanting views from the summit creates a sense of exhilaration and bonding.

Also, the London Eye serves as a wonderful conversation starter. Pick out landmarks in the distance and spark up conversations with interesting facts and jokes. The London Eye is also a great place for some selfies and lets you both practise some photography too!

Roundhay Park Leeds

Outdoor adventure

An outdoor adventure is the perfect first date idea as it provides an excellent opportunity to create a real bond and relationship. Whether it's hiking, biking, or kayaking, taking part in physical activities together while in the great outdoors adds an exciting element to the date.

Hiking allows you to explore scenic trails, breathe in the fresh air, and immerse yourselves in the tranquillity of the outdoors. As you navigate tricky paths or reach a summit, you build a sense of teamwork and partnership.

Biking provides a thrilling and invigorating experience, especially along picturesque landscapes or scenic routes. It's a chance to enjoy each other's company while embracing the freedom and joy of cycling. Consider getting outside and active on your first date. It’s a real icebreaker!

Cafe Rouge couple dining and drinking red wine

Romantic meal

Finally, our last tip for a fun first date is to go for a romantic meal. Yes, we know it’s a very common one but it’s a great way to get to know somebody – and their food tastes!

Also, by signing up for a tastecard subscription, you can take your date on a fancy meal and still make a saving with our amazing selection of restaurant deals. So, go the extra mile and treat your date to a slap-up meal for less.

If you need some inspiration, we have written many guides on restaurants in all different cities around the UK.

Images sourced from Adobe Stock.

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Now that you have fun first date ideas, you’re prepared for a day of fun. For even greater savings, consider downloading the tastecard app today and save even more cash with 2 for 1 meals, 50% off food, or 25% off food & drink, cinema ticket savings, and discounts on days out.

Images sourced from Adobe stock.