Looking for cute date ideas in Newcastle? Besides the typical movie or dinner date, there are so many other great options to impress and surprise your date with. From strolling through the art gallery to solving clues in an escape room, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you plan the perfect date.
Whether it’s your first date with your crush, or your 5,000th date with your partner of multiple years, there’s always something new to try to keep your dates — and romance — exciting. So, keep reading to discover where you could be going on your next date!
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1. Stroll through Newcastle Art Gallery.
When: The last Friday of the month from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Where: 1 Laman St, Cooks Hill NSW 2300
If you or your date enjoy art, impress them by taking them to the Newcastle Art Gallery on the last Friday of the month for their exciting gallery events. Last Fridays is a free event, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with live music, visual art pieces and social interaction after dark.
2. Paint & Sip.
Another cute date idea in Newcastle is booking a paint and sip session. Paint and Sip Studios offers a variety of sessions in Newcastle, where you’ll be guided on how to paint a selected piece of art, while enjoying BYO food and drinks. So, bring some cute canapés, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of wine and get ready to start painting!
3. Indulge in delicious chocolate.
If you (or your date) love chocolate as much as we do, then take your date to Coco Monde chocolateria for an indulgent experience. With a wide selection of sweets, there’s plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth; Spanish churros, Indulgence Sharing Plate, Belgian chocolate mousse… dare we say more?
4. Spend the day at Nobbys Beach.
Where: Nobbys Beach, NSW 2300
If you want a relaxed date, why not head to Nobbys Beach? You can bring along your beach towel, portable speaker and snacks to ensure you have all you could want while enjoying the beautiful views of the ocean — and your date.
For the perfect beach date, pack:
- A big beach towel to share.
- A portable speaker.
- A portable phone charger and cord.
- A beach umbrella.
- Plenty of snacks to share, like strawberries, mango, sushi or whatever your date loves!
- A disposable camera.
If you’re going in the afternoon to watch the sunset, remember to bring extra layers for when it cools down!
5. Escape room.
If you really want to get to know your date well, why not put them under a lot of stress in a short period of time by taking them to an escape room? Sounds perfect.
If you both love mystery, puzzles and a bit of stress, then an escape room at Unexpected Exit is the perfect date in Newcastle for you! Work together to figure out clues, solve puzzles and make your way through the escape room to find your way out.
However, escape rooms probably aren’t the best for a first date since there’s no time for small talk when the clock is ticking. But, whether it’s your third date or the third year of your relationship, then definitely try an escape room to mix things up.
Head to your nearest karaoke bar to enjoy singing some of your favourite songs with your date. You can book a private karaoke room at Strike Charlestown to serenade your date and show off your amazing singing, or just show off that you know all the words to a song.
The venue also provides fun props in the karaoke room and can deliver drinks to your private room. So, grab your dancing shoes and head to your karaoke room to enjoy dancing, singing and a few drinks on your fun date night out!
7. Mini golf.
If you’re after a fun, playful and slightly competitive date, then sign you and your date up for mini golf. With fun courses to putt your way through, it’s great to show your date your skill, or let them teach you how to putt better. Mini golf dates are also great because there’s plenty of time to chat while playing the game and lets you get to know your date better.
Head to Holey Moley in Charlestown for a range of fun activities, with multiple mini golf courses too! Choose from 9 or 18 hole mini golf courses and finish the night with karaoke! The venue also offers drinks while playing mini golf, which has some of the most unique courses available.
Or, if you want to treat your date to a nice dinner, check out Newcastle restaurants on Localsearch.com.au!