Couple on a unique dining experience with date ideas in Bristol through Yuup

10 best unique date ideas you can try in Bristol

Last updated on Tuesday 23 April 2024

Bristol is full of romantic spots. From the Christmas Steps to Birdcage Walk, there's plenty of places to visit where you can soak up some all the vibes.

And if you're looking for date ideas to do in the city, then you're in luck! Because Bristol is full of exciting and unique date experiences you can try. There's things you can do on a date in all corners of the city, from Bedminster to the city centre, Clifton, Oldmarket, to name a few. 

Have you ever tried axe throwing on a date? How about eating a 3-course dinner while blindfolded?

Whether you're on a first date or a 200th date, shaking things up with a unique date night experience is a great way to get to know one another. Do you know how your date would fare in a zombie apocalypse? Well, now you can find out! Take them to a virtual reality experience and you'll get to see their combat skills first-hand. 

So without further ado, below is our guide to the top 10 best unique date ideas in Bristol.

1. Vivaldi and Vino: Wine Tasting by Candlelight

Imagine a cozy and intimate setting, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the beautiful sounds of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

You’ll be welcomed to the 1904 Arts Club, a hidden gem behind the Red Lodge Museum, with its quirky artefacts and cabaret-style seating. As the candles flicker, you’ll be treated to a live performance of Vivaldi’s masterpiece by the Bristol Ensemble, the city’s leading professional orchestra.

You’ll also get to taste four exquisite Italian wines, carefully selected by Oboe Fine Wines, who are known for their quality, sustainability and biodiversity. They’ll take you on a journey through each wine, and share the stories behind the music and the regions they come from.

๐Ÿท Vivaldi and Vino

2. Fresh Pasta from Scratch Cooking Masterclass

Love pasta and would love to whip up your own pasta from scratch at home? Join Cooking It in this pasta-making cooking class to learn how to prepare homemade Italian pasta the original way!

This pasta masterclass will give you the opportunity to learn to use beautiful seasonal ingredients to make a few well-known kinds of pasta and accompanying sauces.

โœจ Make fresh pasta


3. Have a go at axe throwing together 

Throw an axe? On a date? Yes, really! This axe-throwing experience in the city centre is the perfect way to have a giggle and do something active on your date.

You'll be taught the basics before taking aim and throwing your axe at targets. This one is so unique, you'll be sure to have plenty to talk about. Competitive, active and lots of fun, this one will hit the bulls-eye! 

๐Ÿช“ Axe throwing experience


4. Bounce, Beer and Pizza

Bounce, beer and pizza

Bounce at Freedog's sprawling open trampoline court with pizza and beer thrown in, in this experience exclusively for Yuup customers. Here's the perfect chance to have a fun night with friends, try something different and then enjoy food and drinks afterwards.

You'll jump on our huge, open-plan main trampoline court, where you can propel yourself along each trampoline and even bounce off the walls. Show off your skills in the foam pits, swing along the ninja course or work on your reaction by using our new interactive equipment.

There's a whole host of fun to be had as you get the hang of each section. Once you've finished, it's time for pizza and beer on Freedog.

๐Ÿ• Hop to it


5. Go bonkers at Wake the Tiger: After Hours

Looking for something a little more bonkers for your next evening get-together?

That's exactly what you'll find at Wake The Tiger After Hours: the ultimate immersive art installation amazement park in Bristol.

Step through the portal into the captivating world of Meridia and voyage into the OUTERverse, complete with plant-based small plates, a fully licensed bar and 18+ only.

Described as a realm where anything is possible, where you can unleash your inner tiger and experience the magic and wonder of two incredible worlds, Wake The Tiger is home to multiple themed rooms, each one a unique portal into creativity and imagination.

 ๐Ÿ… Wake the Tiger: After Hours


6. Go on a pottery wheel spinning workshop for two 

Any fans of Patrick Swayze here? If you've seen the film Ghost, then you know how romantic pottery throwing can be! On this private pottery-throwing experience, you will both be getting messy and learning how to use a pottery wheel to throw shapes like vases or bowls.

Has your partner always wanted to give wheel throwing a go? Do they love watching the Great Pottery Throw Down? Well, surprise them with this experience and they'll be smiling for days to come. You'll be leaving with homemade pieces that you can display proudly! 

๐Ÿบ Pottery throwing for beginners workshop for two


7. Go on a haunted & hidden ghost walk and pub stop 

Haunted and Hidden ghost walk and pub tour in Bristol for a date night with Yuup

You might have already visited some of Bristol's famous pubs, but did you hear about the ghosts who live there? On this fun and fascinating ghost walk and pub tour, you'll be hearing all about the poltergeists and spirits that haunt the centuries-old pubs around the city centre.

And at £10 a ticket, this is the perfect pre-drink experience. Why not round off the night with another pint (or two!) in the haunted pub? We'll be right behind you! 

๐Ÿ‘ป Haunted and Hidden ghost walk and pub stop


8. Ride a bicycle made for two in the countryside 

The cool breeze in your hair. Crispy leaves all around. An adorable tandem bike for two! This bicycle ride in the country is the cutest way to get out into the great outdoors for some quality time together.

You will be collecting your tandem bike before setting off along the picturesque Strawberry Line cycle path. Stop off along the way for a tasty picnic, included in the experience. 

๐Ÿงบ Ride a bicycle made for two


9. Go for a romantic dinner date while blindfolded 

Want to turn your typical dinner date into something a little different? Then this blindfolded dining experience is one to try!

In this experience, you and your partner will be treated to a 3-course dinner, all cooked for you by a professional chef. Because you will be blindfolded, your other senses will be heightened. What can you taste? What can you smell? Can you identify particular ingredients? This will be one dinner you won't forget! 

๐Ÿฝ Blindfolded dinner experience


10. Board Games and Cocktails at Replay

board game cafe

Ready to get your game on? Grab your other half and come along to Replay for 3 hours of board games and a cocktail of your choice!

This experience for 2 people will get you chatting, playing and exercising your brain.

Replay has over 300 games for you to choose from, from the classic ones to the newest releases. Your host is an expert in all things game related to help you pick.

Or, challenge your opponent to hands-on fun and make your way down to Replay's cellar, where there is foosball and table tennis. Play your way to victory and see who scores the most points!

๐ŸŽฒ Board games and cocktails


Looking for more ideas? Have a look at more things to do together in Bristol! 

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