Mums and dads need some time to themselves away from their kids. It gives parents a time to reconnect and focus on their relationship, which is not easy to do when you have kids and work demanding all of your attention. The issue is that most parents put off date night because they don’t want to spend too much money. When we think of date nights, we think of fancy restaurants and expensive drinks, but that does not need to be what your date is! Here are some budget date night ideas that are fun and easy to plan!
Go On A Coffee Date
Not all dates have to happen at night. You and your partner can meet up for a coffee date at lunchtime and hang out there. All you need to pay for is a coffee, smoothie, or chai tea! It is a cozy, intimate date while still being budget-friendly, and baby-sitter friendly!
Visit A Museum
You should be able to find some museums in your area that have free nights or days where there is no entrance fee. You can enjoy some local site seeing and touring by finding out about a free day or night visit and get some time away from home. Museum costs are also considerably low if there are no free days available.
Do A Puzzle Together
You don’t have to leave the house to have a date night. You could have your kids go to a babysitter or family member for the night so you can have the house to yourself. Doing a puzzle together is a great way to spend some quality time alone doing something fun, and it also gives you the opportunity to chat about anything you want while you puzzle away.
Ride Bikes Together
Grab your bikes and go riding together in the park or on the beachfront. If you don’t own bikes of your own, you can find a bike-hire place nearby and rent bikes for the day. This is often inexpensive and keeps within a small budget. You can spend the morning or afternoon out taking in the scenery and maybe stop for a coffee along the way.
Bowling might seem old-fashioned, but it is so much fun. You can let go of your inhibitions and feel like a child again. You might also find a bowling alley with a mini-golf course as well, so you can enjoy both on date night. Most bowling alleys have a half-price night during the week, so look out for one in your area!
Go For A Drive
Sometimes just getting in the car and driving around is more than enough to spend time together. You can enjoy the local scenery or follow a certain route, whatever it is, just enjoy the time together in the car. Pop on your favourite CD or audiobook to listen to on the way.
You don’t need to go out for an expensive dinner to have a date, you can pop out and grab dessert to feel like you’ve gone out to eat, but with spending much less. Try out a new ice cream joint in your area!
These budget date night ideas are all fun and easy to plan, and will give you and your partner some precious time to reconnect!