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12 Unusual Date Ideas to Try in Manchester

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Updated: 12 October 2017
Bored of going out for a meal with a stranger or fancy spicing up your dates by opting for something a little bit different? We’ve pulled together a list of 12 fun, unusual and downright strange date ideas in and around Manchester.

Junk Yard Golf

Recently relocated to First Street, Junk Yard Golf is the perfect option for couples who are bored with typical dates. The hip indoor crazy golf course has three themed rooms to choose between, boasting bars and snack vendors along the way to complete the experience.

Junk Yard Golf, 1, First St, Manchester

SKULL INFESTED GLITTER PYRAMIDS YA THING?! Book to play Pablo from 4pm 🌴🌴🌴

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Ping Pong at Twenty Twenty Two

If you’re the competitive type, take your date to Twenty Twenty Two in the Northern Quarter to challenge them to a couple of rounds of ping pong. Every Monday the tables are free and it costs just £5 per half hour the rest of the week.

Twenty Twenty Two, 20 Dale St, Manchester, + 44 161 237 9360

Dog Bowl

Another option for anyone who likes to be active on their dates, Dog Bowl is the city’s coolest bowling alley, located in an arch beneath Oxford Road railway station. Order a couple of cocktails and discover which one of you is the most competitive.

Dog Bowl, Whitworth St W, Manchester, +44 161 228 2888

when you're desperate for a wee but have to stop and take a photo of the bar because it's just so flawless

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Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Located on the top floor of Affleck’s you’ll find this exquisite ice cream parlour boasting some of the most unusual and delicious flavours you’ll ever experience. Perfect for those who love 1950s nostalgia, share an ice-cream sundae and flick whipped cream at each other.

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, Afflecks, Church St, Manchester, +44 7980 628868

Chill Factore

Escape the city and pretend you’ve jetted off to the French Alps at