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Where to Go on a Date in Dorset

Do you have a date lined up but are struggling for ideas? Don't threat! Dorset has plentiful opportunities for a great date, and we've rounded up a few of our favourites below.

The options for fun dates in Dorset are pretty much endless. Whether it’s a first date with someone you've met on an app, a romantic night with your spouse, or even a friend-date, we hope one of our suggestions for where to go on a date in Dorset below tickles your fancy...

Bournemouth

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About: Bored of dinner dates? Enjoy an adrenaline inducing date at this inflatable obstacle course! Race through the course, tackle the giant side, jelly mountain, wipe-out balls, and an assault course together or compete against each other! What better way to bond with a new potential partner, giving plenty of room to break the ice and offer conversation topics!

Address: BH Live Active Sir David English, East Way, Bournemouth BH8 9PZ

Telephone: 01202 055503

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Poole

Dinner Date

Dinner Date

About: Something a little more usual, but you can't go far wrong with a dinner date. We have an array of top spots we think you should visit when you're next going out.

Whether you fancy bringing a little bit of spice to the date with a classic curry house, or want something a little more cheesier like an authentic Italian restaurant, no matter what you fancy for your first date Poole will always have something that will suit your tastebuds.

TGt Recommends: The Britannia, The Oaks, Brasserie BlancWimborne PigPizzeria ValonaJenkins & SonsDrgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant, Siam Signature Thai

Shopping Trip

Shopping Trip

About: There is no better way to get to know someone than taking a shopping trip in the Poole town centre. Revealing alot about what the other one likes, helps to break the ice and creates topics to keep you from any awkard silences. Stop for a bite to eat or grab a coffee in one of Poole's quirky cafes, it's the ideal relaxed and chilled date activity.

The Town Centre is the heart of Poole, and Poole BID work to make sure it reflects our identity, culture and ambition. They aim to continually improve the vitality and viability of Poole Town Centre so that you can enjoy stepping out and about, exploring the shops, restaurants and cafes in Poole. 

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Sports & Leisure Activities

Sports & Leisure Activities

About: Searching for a great date idea? Want something fun but can't think of an activity? Fear not, we've got you covered! The Junction Broadstone have great sports & leisure facilities available that would make the perfect date idea.

You could have some healthy competition and challenge each other to a game of tennis, show off your badminton skills, or have a dip in the pool, whatever you fancy The Junction Broadstone have it all. 

Address: The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8AX

Telephone: 01202 777766

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Crazy Golf at Sandbanks

Crazy Golf at Sandbanks

About: An oldie but a goodie! A game of mini golf is a classic date idea and it’s perfect for anyone. For new couples, a date around an activity is the perfect way to break the ice and have fun together. The game provides a great distraction as a topic of conversation, while its competitive element may make the date much more interesting! What's more, it's in one of the most beautiful locations on the South Coast!

Address: Banks Rd, Poole BH13 7QQ

Telephone: 01202 706561

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Go for a Beach Walk

Go for a Beach Walk

About: You can't get much better than a date on the beach, it never fails to have romantic aura surrounding it. One of the best times to go to the beach is right before sunset so you can watch the changing colours of the sky. Don't forget to pack a picnic - plus a bottle of win never goes a miss! 

Address: Canford Cliffs Beach, Cliff Dr, Poole BH13 7HX

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Studland

Spa Retreat

Spa Retreat

About: If you're looking for the perfect date idea that combines luxury, relaxation, and a touch of adventure, then why not take a spa retreat. Swim in a stunning pool, visit a sauna and enjoy a soothing face mask.

TGt Recommends: Mercure Queen's Hotel and David Lloyd Poole

View our full Spa Guide here.

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Wimborne

Theatre Show

Theatre Show

About: Are you looking for a unique and exciting date night idea? Look no further than the Tivoli Theatre! This historic gem is the perfect place to take your special someone for an unforgettable evening.

The Tivoli Theatre is a true masterpiece, with its stunning architecture and luxurious decor. It's the kind of place that will impress your date and leave a lasting impression.

Address: 19 West Borough, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1LT

Telephone: 01202 885566

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Safari Trip

Safari Trip

About: Renowned for being the first Drive Through Safari Park outside of Africa, Longleat invites you to wind up the windows and hide all the sandwiches because… you’re going on an adventure that’s wilder, furrier and growlier than you ever dared imagine. Count cheetah spots, wave at wolves and have a giraffe. Just watch out for the monkeys!

Longleat is a unique date experience, one you must give a try.

Address: Longleat Safari Park, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

Telephone: 01985 844400

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Watersports

Watersports

About: With miles and miles of stunning coastline and a wealth of watersports clubs and facilities in Poole, you're in the right place to have a fun date in the water. We suggest to check ahead of the date to make sure your partner is comfortable with watersports - we love it, but it's not everyone's cup of tea! We recommend something exciting yet tranquil, such as paddleboarding or canoeing.

View our Total Guide to Watersports in Poole to find out more!

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Live Music

About: A night of live music is a great way to start or end a date. There are many pubs and bars in Dorset that host live music acts, such as at The Oaks, The Britannia. Enjoy the atmosphere, the delicious selection of drinks and enjoy some live performance whilst getting to know your date!

 

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