Planning a special first date, or memorable date night? We've got plenty of suggestions to impress your beau, from scenic strolls to thrillseeking activities!

Bath also acts as the backdrop for the latest series of reality TV show First Dates on Channel 4, with the dates taking place inside beautiful bar and restaurant The Botanist in Milsom Place.

Dress up like a Georgian at the Jane Austen Centre

Fulfil your Bridgerton dreams by dressing up in Regency-style costumes and accessories! Included in the price of admission to this fascinating museum in the middle of the city, this is a great way to get some fun selfies in the city.

Couple dressing up
Image - The Jane Austen Centre

Take on the escape rooms at House of Frankenstein

One for the puzzle enthusiasts among you! Do you have what it takes to solve the clues and escape from Victor's Lair or The Shallows escape rooms
Tickets for the Escape Room include entry to Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein, which makes for an interesting gothic activity in the heart of the city, and you'll be holding each other tight when exploring the horrifying walkthrough experience in the basement...

House of Frankenstein basement
Image - House of Frankenstein 

See the Roman Baths by candlelight

Torchlit Summer Evenings are running at the Roman Baths until 31 August, with admission until 10pm daily and a pop-up bar beside the Great Bath selling champagne, sparkling wine and soft drinks. Enjoy a toast with your date while enjoying one of Bath's most historic sites.

Bar at Roman Baths
Image - Roman Baths

Enjoy steak and live jazz at Green Park Brasserie

Make date night that bit more lively with an evening on the terrace at Green Park Brasserie, enjoying cocktails and dinner while you listen to live music - they have free music four nights a week!

Couple at table Image - Green Park Brasserie

Show your adventurous side at Wild Wookey

Impress your date with a memorable adventure caving experience in the Mendip Hills. Take in the stunning sights around the caves while traversing over deep water and accessing hidden passages. You can then unwind from the thrills with an afternoon exploring Wookey Hole and playing adventure golf!

Wild Wookey
Image - Wild Wookey

Say hello to a hawk at The Bird of Prey Project

Get up close with over 20 species of hawks, owls, falcons and more at The Bird of Prey Project just outside Bath. You can watch flying displays and even book in for a private experience.

 owl flying to post
Image - The Bird of Prey Project

Stroll around Bath's stunning skyline

Take in a panoramic view of the city on the Bath Skyline Walk, or bring a picnic to the viewpoint at Alexandra Park. One of the upsides to the city being nestled among seven hills is that you're never far from a spectacular vista!

Picnic in a park in Bath
Image - Picnic in a park in Bath

Enjoy a private tour of the city 

Bath has many great guided tours for you to choose from, and many can be booked privately for a couple if you want more of an exclusive experience. Find one to match your interests, whether it's a food tour, a boat trip with Prosecco or a ghost hunt!

Alternatively, there are plenty of self-guided tours and trails you can take around the city, whether you opt for a treasure hunt or fact-filled audio guide. Or take a trip on the Bath's open top bus tour to see even more of the city and surrounds.

Couple on open top bus tour
Image - TootBus Bath

Book a private tower tour of Bath Abbey 

Enjoy a breathtaking view over Bath from one of its most iconic buildings and ensure some extra special photos from your day out.

Bath Abbey Tower Tour
Image - Bath Abbey

Go boating along the River Avon 

One of the most romantic ways to see the city has to be from the water, whether you're packing a picnic and punting from Bath Boating Station, hiring a narrowboat to cruise lesiurely along the river or kayaking to build up an appetite for dinner.

Original Wild kayaking at Pulteney Weir
Image - kayaking with Original Wild

Share an indulgent afternoon tea 

You're never far from a top quality afternoon tea in Bath, whether you go for the traditional option at The Pump Room Restaurant, Montagu's Mews or Sally Lunns, or opt for a classic with a twist, from the seasonal offerings at Roseate Villa to a colourful and contemporary selection on the sunny terrace at The Bird.

Afternoon tea
Image - Afternoon tea at The Bird

Book a class or workshop

Bond over a shared activity or new hobby in Bath, from the chance to make your own bouquet at The Bath Flower School, blow your own bauble at Bath Aqua Glass, make your own candle at Paddywax Candle Bar or take turns with the chopping and stirring at a cookery class. Or join a brewery experience day at Bath Brew House and learn how to make beer!

You can also browse a range of local experiences with Yuup Bath, from wine and cheese tasting to sheep herding, and WonderDays also offer a fun range of days out for you to choose from.

Glass blowing at Bath Aqua Glass
Image - Bath Aqua Glass

Be wowed by a magic show

Book in for a memorable night at Krowd Keepers Magic Theatre, with shows every Friday and Saturday evening from top performers and illusionists.

Challenge your date to a game

Head to Boom Battle Bar and take your pick from a range of games including basketball nets, axe throwing, crazy golf, augmented reality darts and shuffleboard - a great way to break the ice with a date!

Basketball at Boom Battle Bar
Image - Boom Battle Bar

Take to the skies in a hot air balloon 

What could make a date more memorable than a trip in a hot air balloon? Soar over city and countryside, with the option of a group flight or a private Champagne balloon ride for two.

Hot air balloon over Royal Crescent

Visit a local vineyard

Bath is lucky enough to have several excellent vineyards and winemakers within a short drive of the city, where you visit for a tour and tasting, and even stick around for a romantic lunch. Quoins Organic Vineyard near Bradford on Avon run open days throughout summer if you fancy popping by, and Woodchester Valley Vineyard in the nearby Cotswolds offers a range of tours and special events that you can book.

Image: Quoins Vineyard

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