Auckland winters are notoriously dreary, but there’s no reason your dating life has to follow suit. Keep things fresh and interesting with these five winter date ideas!
1. Try a Wine and Paint Party!
There’s never a bad time for a wine and paint party! Our paint ‘n’ sip events run all year long (keep an eye out for our special summer events), giving you the perfect place to get creative while staying nice and warm.
2. A Spot of Ice Skating
Winter is the ideal opportunity to try out that most romantic form of transport – ice skating! From the seasonal outdoor pop-up rink at Aotea Square to the all year round fun of Paradice Ice Rink, a lap around the ice is a wonderfully wintry way to get in some quality hand-holding.
3. Laugh it Up at a Comedy Show
The cosy confines of The Classic are a choice winter date night idea for an Aucklander. Head along to their weekend or mid-week pro nights to see a local celebrity do their thing. For an ultra budget-friendly option check out Raw Mondays where up and coming amateurs give it a go and admission is the princely sum of $5.
4. Wander the Wintergardens
These gardens have been in bloom for over 100 years, offering generations of lovers a gorgeous (and free!) spot for a winter walk. Marvel at the lush, tropical displays in the heated houses, or take a coat and experience the majesty of the gardens in full. Drop a coin in the pond as you leave and wish for luck (or love).
While winter can harsh your buzz if you’re a fit couple fond of a tandem run, it can’t affect your ability to Jump! This indoor trampoline park offers plenty of bounce and will have you laughing and playing like kids. Leap into the foam pit, dunk a basketball, or go head to head on the battle beam!
Got any more suggestions to add? Heat up your winter with a wine and paint party!