Valentines Day falls on a Friday this year so if you have managed to get a pass out for a ‘Date Night’ but don’t fancy sharing a romantic meal with the masses, we have 10 ideas for alternative date nights!
1. Roxy Ballroom
If you’re a couple with a competitive streak, Roxy Ballroom is the ideal place! You can either have a game of ping pong, pool, mini-golf or shuffleboard as well as the popular beer pong! They serve a range of craft beers and cocktails all set to the best indie and rock soundtrack.
Boar Lane and Merrion Street Leeds City Centre
2. Ghost Hunt
Fancy a night out with a difference? Why not experience the paranormal side of Leeds and explore some incredibly eerie buildings after dark on a ghost hunting tour!
Haunted Evenings run events at locations across Leeds, check out their website for more details.
3. Axe Throwing
If you need to de-stress on your date night – this sounds right up my street! Immerse yourself in one of histories oldest lumberjack sports and throw axes at a target, as simple as that! Another one for those of you who like to get the competitive juices flowing±
TimberJacks Leeds is situated on Burley Hill Trading Estate, Leeds, LS4 2PU
4. Junkyard Golf
You are guaranteed to laugh (a lot!) on your date night at Junkyard Golf in The Light. They have three themed CRAZY mashed up 9-hole golf courses which include UV lighting, fairground rides, clowns and more! Throughout the courses, there are bars serving a range of drinks including funky cocktails in party cups!
The Light the Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL
5. Escape Rooms
There is no doubt that Escape Rooms are challenging (and likely to lead to arguments at some point!), but they are also heaps of fun, offering opportunities for lots of laughter and excitement throughout. You will be no doubt talking about your Escape Room experience for days after!
Escape rooms in Leeds include; Escape Hunt Leeds, Locked In Games Live Escape Game Leeds, The Great Escape Game Leeds, Tick Tock Unlock – Live Escape Game
6. Comedy Sessions at HiFi Club
The Saturday night Comedy Session at HiFi Club is Yorkshire’s longest running independent comedy night. It features four stand up comedians from around the globe every Saturday evening from 7pm until 10pm. So if you’re looking for an evening of laughs, HiFi Club is the place!
2 Central Road, Leeds, LS1 6DE
7. Bongos Bingo
If you fancy letting your hair down Bongos Bingo is the place to go! It’s like you have been transported back to your Uni days, standing on tables, dancing to cheesy pop and winning ridiculous prizes! In her review, Helen Robinson from Culture Vulture described it as mix between a “bingo night, a techno night, and a karaoke disco”.
Check the Facebook Page for upcoming dates.
8. Go Karting
Get your adrenaline pumping with a go-karting challenge! TeamSport Go Karting in Leeds has the largest indoor track where you can go head to head with your partner as well as negotiating the tunnels and underpass section!
South Accommodation Road, Leeds LS10 1NQ
9. Creative Workshop
If you’re looking for a hands-on date night designed to get your creativity flowing there are lots of places in North and Central Leeds offering evening workshops for adults and many where you can take your own drinks to make a night of it!
Chirpy in Chapel Allerton, Jackrabbits Pottery in Roundhay, Left Bank Leeds in Headingley, Honey Pottery in Horsforth and The Tetley in Leeds City Centre all have a program of workshops planned for 2020, check out their websites for more details.
10. Snozone at Xscape
Release your inner child on date night with fun in the”snow” at Xscape! Have a go at skiing, snowboarding or even sledging! You can make a night of it as there is also cinema, adventure golf, trampoline park and lots of places to eat at Xscape.
Colorado Way, Castleford, WF10 4TA
💜 We hope you have a great night whatever you decide! 💜