Romantic Summer Date Ideas for Couples – 30 Ideas

Romantic summer date ideas are a thing for me to consider now when planning my monthly budgets over the summer period.

The summer holidays are nearly upon us in the UK and have already started in the US. This summer, I have been on a mission, considering what Mr. Budget and I could do as a couple, mainly on a budget. I want to surprise him with a couple of random things over the holidays, but also, I want to have fun doing the simple things we enjoy together.

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Date night ideas box – romantic 

A box of dates is the perfect summer romantic date idea, wedding present, or first wedding anniversary present.

Each box contains 52 sealed envelopes, with 51 date ideas to help inspire a different date each week. The 52nd sealed envelope is deliberately empty and means a week off! Also included are five blank cards and unsealed envelopes so couples can add date ideas unique to themselves.

Buy Some Fun Underwear

There is nothing better than to surprise your other half with some new sexy underwear. It doesn't have to be elaborate or uncomfortable, but one idea could be to surprise them with it on one evening you spend in. Do people love spontaneity, don't they? I personally love Oysho. Their bodysuits are so sexy. (I am not an affiliate for them)

Go for a Picnic

Enjoy your summer afternoons by going for a picnic.

Things you will need:

Coolbox

Picnic Blanket

Or a picnic set could work out cheaper

Picnic set 

Do you guys enjoy hiking? Pick this cooler – it is a cooler backpack.

Go for a romantic summer stroll.

Another romantic thing to do in summer would be to take a stroll around your local park or outside your town or city. It is great to get out and have some fresh air, especially as you could have a pretty busy schedule. Quiet time, walking around and chatting about the past and future, and relaxing in each other's company are always fantastic at this time of year. It will also be a romantic date if you have a new boyfriend or girlfriend.

enjoy the view

Treat Yourself to a Coffee in Town, and People Watch

Mr. Budget and I indulge in this simple pleasure every week, but in the holidays, we enjoy chatting about the people we see. We make up their life stories and love appreciating all the different people we see. Trust me, and this never gets boring”, particularly with a big town!

Buy Some Fun Underwear

There is nothing better than to surprise your other half with some new sexy underwear. It doesn't have to be elaborate or uncomfortable, but one idea could be to surprise them on one evening you spend in. People love spontaneity, don't they? I personally love Oysho. Their bodysuits are so sexy. (I am not an affiliate for them)

Treat Yourself to a Coffee in Town, and People Watch

Mr. Budget and I indulge in this simple pleasure every week, but in the holidays, we enjoy chatting about the people we see. We make up their life stories and love appreciating all the different people we see. Trust me, and this never gets boring”, particularly with a big town!

Get active – do sports together. 

At this time of year, the world is your oyster. Do some tentative questioning first. It may be that your date would love to go surfing, but maybe not. Taking a surf lesson is relaxed and fun, or perhaps you could try mountain boarding, kayaking, swimming, or even horse riding down the local beach.

If you live near the countryside or a national park, your date could go for a short hike, as mentioned above, and have your picnic overlooking a great viewpoint.

Go for a bike ride

Another fun date idea would be to plan a bike ride. Prepare lunch or dinner and then ride back after relaxing. Research online your local area and get out and about!

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Visit a theme park

One fun date idea for couples in summer would be to check out your local theme park. If your date is a thrill seeker, this could be an action-packed day. In summer, there tend to be wristband deals. Pack a picnic, and it can be relatively inexpensive.

Massage

Another cheap romantic date idea would be to give your partner a full body massage and give them a nice warm bath to relax. Buy a beautiful oil to massage with.

Movie Night

Buy a copy or rent your partner's favorite movie online, or it could even be a summer classic you both enjoy—stock up on your favorite movie snacks and drinks. Settle down on the couch and enjoy relaxing in each other's company.

An alternative idea would be to have a box set marathon!

Make Dinner Together

One of the best romantic date night ideas is making dinner together. Agree on what your favorite feed is, and enjoy making it together. What makes you both feel summery? Use seasonal vegetables that you can buy cheaply from the local market. Have a lovely cool drink or homemade cocktail afterward. You could make it more special by setting the table with lit candles and turning the lights down.

Watch a sunrise/sunset.

What better way of bonding over a drink of coffee early in the morning or late at night but watching the sun rise or set? Go to a clear view point in the car and relax in each other's company for an hour or so!

Watch sport outside

Me and Mr. Budget like to share our lazy summer afternoons watching a local game of cricket. The last time we went, we enjoyed a drink and sunbathed while we sunbathed. Brilliant!

Go to a Quiz Night Together

Another fun thing to do in winter is to test your wits with a quiz. I was pleasantly surprised at exactly how much useless information Mr. Budget knew. It also got us chatting about the questions we were asked †“I felt like I got to know him so much better in a few nights of quizzing. Plus, it was so funny because he loves to whisper silly comments to me, to try to make me laugh when everyone is soo serious! Try it, and you will find it hilarious!

There are thousands of things now that I want to do. Now I will stick to 4 or 5 things so that we have time to relax and have space away from work. Balance is everything to us.

Have a beach day 

If you are looking for brilliant dates on a budget, having a beach day is up there! Pack towels to lie on, your lunch and drink supplies and enjoy the day. You could enjoy feeding each other lunch and swimming in the sea. If you fancy a more active date, some beaches operate horse riding on the beach or rent a surfboard for the morning.

beach date

Have a Carpet Banquet

Another thing on my list of fun things to do at home with your boyfriend or girlfriend is a Carpet Banquet. This is our word for buying takeaway or supermarket Chinese meals/starters and arranging them on the living room floor like a buffet. It's straightforward and inexpensive, but Mr. Budget and I started this when we had no money to spare. Unsurprisingly, we still enjoy it as much because it is about enjoying each other's company and sharing food. It's a unique, romantic thing to do at home, even if you have kids in bed and the babysitter cancels.

Go to a museum 

Why not wander hand in hand while checking out your local museum? The brilliant thing is that they are usually free to get in. Take some selfies in front of the stands and displays.

Find out more information about museums in the UK.

Road trip to a new place

Why not whisk your date off to a new place they have never been to? It could be a full day, including a stroll, or just for brunch or lunch. Play your favorite music on the trip.

Go to an outdoor concert.

A brilliant way to break the ice is by attending an open-air concert or play. These are just so different – you feel part of what is happening rather than just watching. I love that you can laze around, wrap around each other and listen to fabulous music or watch a classic play by Shakespeare.  

Have a water gun or balloon fight

For the most athletic and those that don't mind getting wet on a date (you need to be sure first!), this is so much fun and can be a great idea when going out on a group date.

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Go camping 

One summer date idea for when you know each other a little better. A lot of fun can be had for not much cash. For example, you could take a tent up to the Lake District and walk around Grasmere, taking in the beautiful scenery and shopping in the cute little local shops.

The National Trust lists great campsites where you can camp or glamp. 

Go boating

Regarding romantic summer date ideas, another could be to take a kayak out or, if you are confident, a canoe or power boat. National parks have great websites which will help you get in touch with boat hire companies.

Lake District things to do – water 

go on a boating date

Cocktails outside 

One of the best date nights I have ever had was when Mr. Budget made cocktails for us at home. It's so much fun, especially in summer, when you can sit out on the deck, star gaze, talk about random stuff, and sip away.

Head over to amazon for a cocktail-making set 

Farmer's market

Most towns have these advertised online now. They are brilliant fun to wander around. Me and Mr. Budget people watch, indulge in the obligatory coffee, and love to look at all the stalls. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. You can spend as much or as little as you can afford.

Book an Escape Room

This is a strategy game where you have to work as a team to get out of a room that you are locked in. This is a fun activity for couples at Christmas if you need to get out of the house. However, it would be worth booking because these centers are top-rated and book out quickly. Breakout is an example in Manchester.

Go to a trampoline park.

Seriously, this is brilliant if we are focusing on romantic summer date ideas for the active person! I guarantee you will not be able to stop smiling after this date. Trampoline parks are so much fun for a summer date when it's raining. Examples include Flipout and Energi.

Play crazy golf

Mr. Budget bonded faster over this than on other dates. Mostly he laughed whole-heartedly as I missed for the 15th time, but it was hilarious fun! He did the cute thing of helping me with my swing, which was sweet. We soon forgot about the score; we were laughing so much.

Redbull has a list here of the best crazy golf courses in the UK.

Has this helped give you ideas or start points for romantic summer date ideas or active things you can do as a couple in summer? Has it been the catalyst to even better ideas? If so, do share below, please!

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