Date night ideas in Preston

Plan the perfect romantic evening with this list of date ideas in Preston. Impress your partner with a Michelin restaurant, canoe trip, or even falconry! Whatever you and your partner like to do, Preston is guaranteed to provide an evening to remember.

1. Rent a canoe on the Lancaster canal

For fans of water sports, Countryside Canoes rents canoes out on summer evenings.

Lifejackets are provided in case you take a tumble, but keeping a towel on hand can help you to warm up and dry off after a mishap. 

Each canoe has two seats with backrests, making them perfect for a relaxing trip with your partner - as long as you can agree on where to go! 

2. Go bouldering

Boulder UK offers over 150 unique climbs for adventurous spirits. 

Challenge your partner to match your climbing speed or spot them while they aim for new heights on the wall. When you’re both worn out, you can relax and enjoy cakes and snacks from the on-site cafe. 

3. Take a bird of prey handling course

Surprise your partner with a course on handling birds of prey. Horus Birds of Prey provides experiences with barn owls, eagle owls, kestrels and more. Learn all about caring for birds, and even fly their hawks from your fist!

4. Ribble Steam Railway Museum

Visiting the Ribble Steam Railway is a good way to wind down together whilst learning more about Preston’s history. If you’re interested in steam engines, this is a great way to share your love for locomotives with your partner and it makes for a sweet little trip too. 

5. Play crazy golf

Challenge your partner to crazy golf at Trailer Trash Jim’s Crazy Golf in Level, Preston’s largest leisure centre, with ‘12 holes of madness’. Spend an hour or so together competing for hole-in-ones before enjoying some food at Brooklyn Bites.

6. Wind down at a wine bar

If you’re wine connoisseurs, you can wine(d) down with your partner in one of Preston’s many wine bars. Enjoy your partner’s company and find out more about their tastes while sharing both new and familiar blends. 

7. Go paintballing

Most young couples would agree that there’s no better bonding experience than a little bit of friendly competition and paintballing certainly ticks that box. Don your armour and head out to the woods for a chance to come out on top, or team up to take down your rivals together.

8. Go for a romantic walk

If you and your partner simply want to enjoy each other’s company, Preston’s nature reserves and walking routes are the perfect places to spend an evening together. A twilight walk around the Preston docks or the Guild Wheel will set the mood and help you to relax and bond. 

9. Paint your own pottery

Take home your date night memories by painting your own pottery at Fired 4 u. Decorate some new kitchenware or swap your design with your partner as a special gift. You can pick up your fired pottery the very next week to use it at home as a reminder of your evening together. 

10. Go for a meal out

If you enjoy a more traditional evening, you can treat your date to dinner out. Sit on swing seats together at Mowgli’s, enjoy classic Italian at Angelo’s, or surprise your partner with an evening at a Michelin star restaurant. 

Hopefully our list of date ideas in Preston has helped you make a decision about how to spend your next romantic evening. No matter which activities you enjoy, we hope that spending time together will be the most memorable part of them all. 

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