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Where to go on a date in Bath

Where to Go on a Date in Bath

If you're anything like us, you're always on the hunt for new and interesting date ideas. Dinner and a movie is a classic, but every now and then we like to treat our better half to something a little more exciting.

Our TGtB dating gurus have been busy compiling a list of their favourite out of the box dating ideas - with some old favourites thrown in for good measure too. 

Bowling

Bowling

Venue: Better Bowling

About: Bath Sports and Leisure Centre now has its very own boutique, eight-lane bowling alley where you can show off your strike to your date. The superbly designed LED lit lanes will provide you with all new bowling games; whether you simply want to strike it lucky in a standard game or branch out with the all new Angry Birds game, your date will definitely leave feeling bowled over!

The Date: If you're looking for a low pressure date with a casual vibe; bowling is the activity for you. Engage in some friendly competition and remember - the more fun you have, the better chance you'll stand of getting a second date.  

Address: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, North Parade Road, Bath,  BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Trampolining

Trampolining

Venue: Better Extreme

About: The Bath Sport & Leisure Centre's Extreme Trampoline Park is home to a variety of exciting features designed to test your skills. With foam pits, a slack line, fidget ladder, performance walls and more it's the perfect opportunity to show off what you've got!

The Date: You and your date will have tons of fun flying across the main jump arena, diving into the foam pits, and competing to see who can land the smoothest dunk! This feel good activity is a fantastic way to work up an appetite before grabbing a bite to eat. And if all goes to plan, the object of your affection will jump at the chance to see you again...literally. 

Address: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, North Parade Road, Bath, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Spa Days

Spa Days

Venue: Thermae Bath Spa

About: At Thermae couples can enjoy bathing in the thermal waters of the Minerva Bath and open-air rooftop pool, refresh their senses in new Wellness Suite and choose from over 50 spa treatments and packages.

The Date: During your date pamper yourselves with a special treatment (or two) at this luxurious spa. Nothing will quite help you to relax or put you in the mood for romance like a couples massage. 

Address: The Hetling Pump Room, Bath, BA1 1SJ

Telephone: 0844 888 0844

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Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment

Venue: The Forum

About: Situated in St James's Parade, The Forum is one of Bath's hidden gems. It's one of Bath's most remarkable venues as it stands as Bath's biggest venue and the third largest seated auditorium in the South West of England.

The Date: You and your date will have tons of fun getting to know each other whilst laughing and enjoying a comedy show. Sit back and relax and get to know your date while you watch some sensational live music or tribute acts.

Address: 1A Forum Buildings, St James's Parade, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1UG

Telephone: 0161 813 2222

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Flotation Experience

Flotation Experience

Venue: Results body+Mind

About: Nervous for your date? Then, why not go somewhere that will have you relaxed in no time. The Pod is the perfect place to calm down first date nerves. This float experience provides a unique environment for your mind to wander and be free from external stimuli. 

Floating is an experience like no other and is proven to reduce stress and promote a deep sense of relaxation. The Epsom salt and water combination creates a feeling of weightlessness, relieving strain from pressure points on the body. The salts also boast benefits including increased magnesium absorption helping with muscle pain, muscle function and arterial health.

Once you've finished your flotation experience you can then grab a bite to eat at one of Bath's delicious restaurants.

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Dinner Date

Dinner Date

Venue: Aqua

About: Aqua is among the best Italian restaurants in our city. Serving authenic Italian cuisine and an extensive wine line. Their ever-changing menu incorporates seasonal dishes and healthy vegetarian-firndly options, too. 

The Date: Book a table for two, enjoy some beautiful food and a few glasses of wine in the restored church house. They also offer two-for-one on bellinis too!

Address: 88 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BD

Telephone: 01225 471371

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Comedy or Music Show

Comedy or Music Show

Venue: Komedia

About: Komedia Bath is an independent entertainment venue which offers an unparalleled programme of comedy, music, cabaret and club nights. Along with an incredible line-up of visiting acts, Komedia also hosts regular events, including its double header Saturday night; featuring Krater Comedy Club and, Bath’s biggest club night, Motorcity.

The Date: Take your date to one of Komedia's many comedy or music shows! A good laugh at some comedy is sure to break the ice. Find out what's on here.

Address: 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1EP

Telephone: 0845 293 8480

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Going for Cocktails

Going for Cocktails

Venue: ArtBar

About: Situated in the fabulous location of Bath, ArtBar is known as much for its curated collection of art work as it is for its bespoke cocktail menu. Their lavish list of excellent cocktails features classics like Bellinis and Martinis as well as personalised creations such as the South West 75. 

The Date: Looking to shake things up? Then, why not experience some of ArtBars sensational cocktails! It's the perfect place to shake off those first date nerves!

Address: North Parade, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LF

Telephone: 01225 461603

 

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See Some Live Music

See Some Live Music

Venue: St James Wine Vaults

About: A friendly 'proper pub' that plays host to loads of live music acts, spanning loads of different genres.

The Date: A night of live music is a great way to end a busy day shopping or sight-seeing, or a perfect place to start a night on the town. Head to St James Wine Vaults, enjoy the atmosphere, the delicious selection of drinks and enjoy some live performances.

Address: St. James Square, Bath, BA1 2TW

Telephone: 01225 310335

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Torch-lit Tour around The Roman Baths, plus Dinner

Torch-lit Tour around The Roman Baths, plus Dinner

Venue: The Roman Baths and Roman Baths Kitchen 

About: A guided tour around The Roman Baths, learning all about the ancient site, followed by a three-course dinner and a coffee at their contemporary restaurant.

The Date: Imagine being able to stroll hand-in-hand around the ancient site, listening to all the stories they have to offer during your 50-minutes tour. Then you'll ba able to reflect on that experience over a beautful three-course dinner at the stunning RBK. 

Address: Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ

Telephone: 01225 477785

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Wine Pairings

Wine Pairings

Impress your date with these brilliant wine pairings

Choosing a good wine for your date can be a little daunting, so we've teamed up with the experts at Novel Wines to pick some crowd-pleasers that impress.

The safe bet for white wines is usually a Sauvignon Blanc and the Marlborough region in New Zealand offers consistently good quality. However, if you want to offer something a little more interesting, why not try the Casa Valduga Raizes Sauvignon from Brazil? It's fruitier and zippier than its New Zealand friends but still guaranteed to put a smile on a Sauvignon fan's face. If you want something a little more versatile than Sauvignon, for example if you don't know what's for dinner or what their tastes are, go eccentric with the Kayra Narince from Turkey. This juicy, floral white wine is a great food partner and good value too.

The red wines can also be challenging. Merlot can be hit and miss and a lot of supermarket Bordeaux is usually unimpressive. Spanish Rioja is usually an easy option, or you are generally safe going for the juicy Nero d'Avola reds from Sicily. In fact, this Colomba Bianca 'Vitese' Nero d'Avola is both organic and vegan friendly, as well as superb value. If you're going for pizza or pasta, try a medium bodied Uruguayan Tannat like the Bodega Stagnari Del Pedregal, full of plum and blackberry notes.

If you don't know whether to go with red or white and your date says "just bring the wine", then we've got you covered. Chateau Ksara Sunset Rose from Lebanon is spicy, fruity and creamy. It's bound to please!

Rugby Match

Rugby Match

Venue:  The Rec

About: Bath Rugby are a professional rugby union club playing in the Aviva Premiership League.

The Date: Fun, exhilarating and downright scary are just some of the ways that rugby (or even dating in general) could be described. But fear not, nothing will quite win your date over like a pint of beer in a plastic cup and the matchday atmosphere at The Rec.  

Combining sports fixtures and dating is a fantastic way to share your interests and give your date an insight into what makes you tick. Layering up and cuddling for warmth is the perfect way to get up close and personal on a chilly afternoon. 

Address: The Recreation Ground Spring Gardens Bath BA2 4DS

Telephone: 0844 448 1865

Walking

Walking

Venue:  Bath Skyline

About: Get to know your date while exploring Bath's beautiful Skyline along six miles of way-marked footpaths.

Along your journey you'll discover hidden valleys, rich in limestone flowers and tranquil beech woodlands with extensive views over Bath and the Blackdown Hills. If you'd like to spice up your date, this route is perfect for dog walking, picnicking and cycling.

The Date: Although it's not for everyone, getting some fresh air and exploring the great outdoors is a terrific first date idea. Not only is a walking date the perfect conversation opportunity but it costs nothing, avoiding any awkward bill-splitting debates. Just remember to check the weather forecast first. 

Address: Skyline Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 6JP

Telephone: N/A

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Venue: City Sightseeing Bath

About: Few places share such impeccable historic credentials as Bath. With a diverse range of museums, irresistible shopping and quality restaurants – you'll never be short of things to do on your date. Sightseeing is an enjoyable experience for all ages so sit back, relax and let City Sightseeing show you the sights!

The Date: Living and working in Bath we can sometimes take our hometown for granted, so why not try to see the city from a tourist’s perspective? 

The Hop-on/Hop-off tickets allow you to get off and explore, so make sure that your date is up for an adventure. 

Address: 6 North Parade, Bath, BA1 1LF

Telephone: 01225 330444

Museums

Museums

Venue: No.1 Royal Crescent Musuem

About: No.1 Royal Crescent Museum is a Georgian-themed museum located in the infamous crescent, showcasing exactly what life was like in the Georgian era, specifically during 1776-1796.

The Date: Walking through exhibitions together and exploring interesting history. 

Address: No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LR

Telephone: 01225 428126

 

Venue: The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

About: The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is the former home of Astronomer William Herschel and is a Museum dedicated to him and his family's achievements.

The Date: Walk through one of Bath's greatest museums where you'll be able to explore the magic behind astronomy and the fascinating discoveries made by the Herschel family.

Address: 19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2BL

Telephone: 01225 446865

 

Venue: The Museum of Bath Architecture

About: The Museum of Bath Architecture shows you the history behind all the eighteenth century buildings and impressive architecture.

The Date: Your visit to The Museum of Bath Architecture will include seeing historical maps, models, designs, drawings, videos, paintings and tools to help tell the story of how eighteenth century architects and craftsmen helped turn a small medieval walled town into the destination of choice for Georgian high society.

Address: The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Paragon, The Vineyards, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5NA

Telephone: 01225 333895

 

Venue: Beckford's Tower & Museum

About: Beckford's Tower was built between 1826 and 1827 and is a remarkable building that was home to an array of the greatest collections of books, furniture and art. This is the only surviving example of William Beckford's fantastic architectural achievements.

The Date: Your get to explore William Beckford's life and you'll get an interesting insight into what his life was like when he was an owner of Jamaican sugar plantations. 

Address: Beckford's Tower and Museum, Lansdown Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 9BH

Telephone: 01225 422212

 

Venue: Victoria Art Gallery

About: The Victoria Art Gallery is a free public art museum with an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning from the 15th century to present day.

The Date: Walking through exhibitions together and learning about new and interesting things is a great bonding experience and will give you plenty to talk about.

Make sure to take a break from browsing to eat a quick lunch and pop to the gift shop to pick out souvenirs for each other.

Address: Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT

Telephone: 01225 477232

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