With payday a distant memory, date night can feel like an expensive luxury. But in the interests of romance, we’ve tried to find some ways to do new things together on a budget. We’ve done all the hard work for you and put together our most recommended ways to spend date night together in Leeds for not much more than the price of a cup of coffee.
You can’t go wrong with a couple of cocktails when it comes to date night and at Tiki Hideaway in Leeds, you can get 2 cocktails for only £12 on Wednesday and Saturday from 7-9pm. Choose one of their wildest creations, such as a Pineapple Colada, which is served beautifully in a whole pineapple. Or perhaps you’d prefer a fierce Zombie, to set your passion alight. First you have to set the drink on fire, then it’s ready to enjoy. Entertainment and cocktails for only £6 each, what else do you want!
Tiki Hideaway Postcode: LS1 6DT
Cost: 2 for 1 Cocktails
Be Their Rock at Otley Chevin Forest Park
For the more outdoorsy of couples, challenge your date to one of the many free bouldering walls at Otley Chevin Forest Park, approximately 30 minutes by car from Leeds city centre. Test your trust by spotting your partner as they attempt to boulder their way across Sugar Loaf or Martin’s Muff; just two of the many challenges that await you. Growing in popularity, bouldering will get your heart beating faster, as the routes get tougher and adrenalin starts to pump. Perfect for a couple looking for an energetic way to share a passion for the great outdoors.
Always make sure that you’ve checked your bouldering technique with experts at a local climbing centre before monkeying around outside, as there are risks involved.
Otley Chevin Forest Park postcode: LS21 3DD
Cost: Free to the public
Watch the Sunset at The Lines Way in Leeds
In such a social-media-mad world, we can often forget that it’s the quality of time that we spend together, rather than the money we spend, that can make or break a date night. So why not grab a cup of coffee to go and get ready to be wowed by Mother Nature at The Lines Way in Leeds.
If you put in the extra effort and time it just right, you can catch the sunset over Leeds which is bound to impress and will cost you absolutely nothing. The only rule is that you leave your phone firmly in your bag or pocket for at least an hour. We know this is going to be tough, but honestly it’ll be worth it. We guarantee that the time you spend without a device interrupting your flow will make a huge difference. With over four miles to wander down, there is plenty of time to tell your loved one those three little words…
The Lines Way postcode: WF10 2AF
Cost: A cup of coffee
Be Their Knight in Shining Armour at The Royal Armouries
Gone are the days of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, but this doesn’t mean you can’t reminisce about the past. The Royal Armouries is the national museums of arms and armour, home to one of the world’s largest collections of armoury. Surely it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch of the imagination to imagine you as a dashing knight in shining armour surrounded by such an incredible array of artefacts? Well you can only try, right! Completely free to the public, the Royal Armouries National Museum could be the perfect backdrop for a romantic date.
Royal Armouries National Museum postcode: LS10 1LT
Cost: Not a single penny
Sweet and Unique at Love Rouge Bakery
If you’ve got a tenner to spare come date night, you could take full advantage of Love Rouge Bakery in Leeds. An adorable vintage bakery, on Otley road in Leeds, Love Rouge Bakery specialises in bespoke cakes and cupcake design and is a perfect choice for a true romantic. A sweet treat can bring back fond memories of childhood and Love Rouge Bakery in Leeds is the perfect place to get nostalgic about the good old days. For only £10 you can enjoy 4 Valentine’s Day cupcakes with your loved one. So share a delicious moment together.
Love Rouge Bakery postcode: LS6 3AB
Cost: 4 Valentine’s Day cupcakes
Romance is a funny little thing but it doesn’t need to set you back a small fortune. In Leeds, there are plenty of ways to show someone special just how much they mean to you, without having to wine and dine at fancy restaurants or shower them with gifts. With a bit of imagination you can create a moment that they will never forget.
Note: All information provided was correct at time of writing. Please check with all attractions and businesses before you travel for the latest information.