Finding the perfect date idea that is fun and vegan-friendly can be very hard and time-consuming – even paintballing isn’t vegan-friendly! We have put together a list of 15 date ideas that are vegan-friendly and allow you that quality time to get to know your date.
1. Indoor Trampoline
Indoor trampolining is a great activity to do all year round. AirHop in Bristol has over 140 interconnected trampolines that span the floor and the walls of the main court – as well as an obstacle course, wipeout zone and foam fit.
Location: Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
Cost: Prices start at £11 for 1-hour sessions and £16 for 2-hour sessions.
Opening Times: Open 9am till 8pm on Saturday and 9am till 7pm on Sunday.
2. Go Hiking
Try the 6-mile circular walk around Snowdonia national park starting and ending at the little footbridge at Beddgelert. Take in the beautiful sights of Snowdonia, including the waters of Llyn Dinas, the Aberglaslyn Gorge and the Glaslyn River. This hike will give you lots of time to get to know each other while sharing some breathtaking sights of natural beauty.
Location: Beddgerlet, a small village in the Snowdonia area of Gwynedd, Wales.
Cost: Just the price of a picnic!
Opening Times: None!
3. Segway Tours
Take a segway tour to explore a new city together while having fun! Most cities have lots of independent segway tours but try to visit somewhere rich in history and that is new for both of you. For example, the segway tour in the historic 12th-century village of Cartmel in Cumbria, just 10 minutes drive from the Lake District gives you the chance to explore a beautiful location in an exciting way.
Location: Cartmel Car Park, Cartmel, Cumbria
Cost: £35 midweek, £40 at weekends
Opening Time: 9am till 6pm daily
4. Visit a Museum
There are so many free museums across the UK that would make a great date idea. The Science Museum has exciting interactive exhibits and is a great place to visit all year round.
Location: Exhibition Road, London
Opening Times: 10am till 6pm
5. Visit a Vegan Market
Food markets occur almost every weekend in towns and cities across the country, but where are the ones for us vegans? There are actually a surprising number of vegan markets that pop up across the country several times a year. Depending on your location will depend on which dates they appear. Try visiting Oxford Vegan Market for the added pleasure of spending time in a beautiful city.
Location: Oxford Town Hall
Cost: Free entry
Opening Times: 3rd November 2019 (2020 dates TBA). 10:30am till 4pm.
6. Take a Vegan Cooking Class
Cooking classes can be a great way to learn a new skill and have fun. Doing one with a partner can be an interesting way to learn new things about them – like how good their cooking skills are! Courses and prices can vary extensively based on skill and location. Demuth’s Cookery School in Bath is a great choice.
Price: Evening classes start at £75 per person
Opening Times: Varies depending on class!
7. Visit a Vegan Hotel
If you are feeling like spending a little more, visiting a vegan hotel for the weekend or just for dinner is a great way to celebrate your shared veganism. Saorsa 1875 in Pitlochry, Scotland is situated in 2 acres of natural woodland overlooking the town of Pitlochry. Saorsa is a unique hotel dedicated to showcasing ethical beauty and designed especially for vegans.
Location: Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland
Price: Rooms start at £100 per night, Meal £25 – £45 per person
Opening Times: 5-course dinner menu operates Thursday – Monday, 3-course Tuesday and Wednesday
8. Visit an animal sanctuary
A big part of veganism is caring for animals and visiting an animal sanctuary is a great way to help support organisations that do just that. The Hopefield Animal Sanctuary has been caring for sick, unwanted and mistreated animals since 1983 and runs festive events throughout the year.
Location: Brentwood, Essex
Price: Adults £6
Opening Times: Friday to Monday 11-4
9. Boat tour
Boat tours are a great way to explore a new city or find out new things about your city! City Cruises offer hop-on hop-off boat tours that give you a chance to explore many sights of London from the river.
Location: Departing from Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich piers every 40 minutes
Price: £19.50 per adult
Opening times: Services run from 10am till 7.30pm
10. Beach Trip!
Instead of visiting an aquarium, spend the day at the beach; bring some activities or games with you like a Frisbee and a picnic to enjoy the day in each others company. Kynance Cove in Cornwall is a beautiful choice, its white sand and turquoise waters are something from a fairytale.
Location: Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Price: The cost of a picnic!
11. Vegan Fast Food
Feeling naughty? Treat your date to some downright dirty vegan junk food! The Vurger Co. is a 100% vegan fast-food restaurant featuring tasty meals and sides that would fool any meat-eater!
Location: Shoreditch and Canary Wharf, London
Price: Burgers start at £8.45
Shoreditch: Sunday to Thursday – Midday – 9pm
Friday to Saturday – Midday to 10pm
Canary Wharf: Monday to Friday: 11.30 to 9pm
Saturday: 12pm to 9pm
Sunday: 12pm to 7pm
12. Vegan Dining
Nothing says romance like staring into your lovers’ eyes over a delicious meal and a bottle of vegan-friendly wine. If you’re looking for a fine dining experience then look no further than Acorn Restaurant in Bath. This award-winning restaurant offers diners high-end dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and combines unusual flavours for a taste sensation.
Location: 2 North Parade Passage, Bath
Price: A 2-course meal starts from £29.95
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday. Lunch is served between 12.00-15.00 and dinner between 7.30-21.30
13. Go Geocaching
Geochaching is a great way to explore your local area while having fun, you never know where you will end up and can be a great adventure to share with someone!
Price: The app is free to download
Opening Time: None!
14. Visit a Board Game Café
Board game cafés are really taking off this year and seem to be popping up everywhere. This would be a great activity to do all year round and is a brilliant way to get to know someone well. Draughts in London is a popular gaming destination and has plenty of tasty vegan options on its menu to indulge in.
Location: Waterloo and Hackney, London
Price: £5 per person at Hackney branch or £6 per person at Waterloo branch
Opening Times: Hackney: Sunday to Thursday 10am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to midnight.
Waterloo: Monday Midday to midnight, Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 10am to midnight, Friday and Saturday 10am to 1am.
15. Pottery Painting!
Pottery painting may seem like an idea for a kids party but can be great fun for a date. You’ll have time to sit down together and have fun – and probably a lot of laughs. This is a great way to get to know someone and create something that will help you remember this brilliant date. Pottery painting venues can be found across the country, The Pottery Painting Café in Brighton is a great choice, and a great place to take a romantic sunset walk on the beach after.
Location: North Road, Brighton.
Cost: Items range from £15 to £45
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 6.30pm. Sundays 11am to 6pm
If you are interested in going on a vegan date but don’t have anyone to go with, check out our vegan dating website!