A cinema that creates an immersive world, a trampoline park, and an ice bar – these unique date ideas are sure to impress your significant other in Melbourne.
Whether you want to make a memorable first impression, score a second date or simply break from the tired dinner-and-a-movie routine, these 15 unique date ideas are sure to impress.
Leave your ego at the door, and hit the dance floor to really impress your date at a salsa class. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced before or don’t know you cha-cha from your foxtrot, the Salsa Foundation welcomes beginners and runs free classes every Wednesday and Thursday where even those with two left feet can learn a move or two. Can’t get enough? Sign up for their advanced classes. Date ditched you? No problemo, you don’t even require a partner to dance a day away here.
Keep the mystery alive by taking your date to Underground Cinema, a spot that aims to create immersive worlds that merge traditional forms of storytelling and cinema. The themed events encourage people to deck up in fancy dress and show up at an undisclosed location, to watch a mystery movie that is only revealed when the film starts rolling. From a warehouse to a forgotten ballroom, you never know where the Underground Cinema will appear.
Locked in a room and forced to unravel cryptic puzzles, you and your date could form a strong sense of camaraderie during a date at the Escape Room. Discover each other’s strengths and join forces to solve a range of enigmas through lingual, visual, mathematical, spatial, physical and lateral brain teasers within the time limit. There are six locations around Melbourne.
A typical date usually includes dinner, but there’s nothing typical about this unique dining experience. Secret Foodies is a surprise culinary event hosted at a mystery location that is only disclosed via text after tickets have been purchased. If you’re dating a foodie but don’t have any skills in the kitchen, this will be an evening they won’t forget.
Skate into your next date at the O’Brien Group Arena in Docklands, Australia’s largest ice-skating rink. Together, you can learn the basics in a free 15-minute session before circling the rink hand-in-hand gliding over the ice at the world-class facility. Afterwards, you can nurse each other’s bruises as you enjoy a warm drink in the on-site café.
Show off your golf skills in the dark at the smallest yet grooviest mini golf course in Australia, featuring 10 holes under UV lighting. Putt through Australia’s iconic attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback with glow-in-the-dark clubs and balls. Remember to wear your best fluoro or bright whites for maximum effect.