22 of the best date ideas in Brighton

At Datemakers, we're on a mission to put an end to boring dates. I don't know about you, but we're done with overpriced trips to the cinema and meals out in crowded chain restaurants. 

So, we set ourselves the task of finding the best date ideas that Brighton has to offer. We trawled through restaurants, bars and tried out heaps of date experiences that were that little bit different. 

And now, we've got all of Brighton's best date ideas in one place. We've got boozy dates, foodie dates, active dates and dates to get those creative juices flowing - and our list grows every week. 

So whether it's that all-important first drink or you've been married for years, you can guarantee that this date night will be special. 

Here, then, we present you with 22 of Brighton's best date ideas. They're in no particular order (in fact some of our faves require some serious scrolling...), and each one is specifically tailored and priced for two people.

1. Private couples chocolate making workshop, £120 
We've started off with a luxurious date for those sweet toothed couples among you. Spend a day with the finest organic cocoa making heaps of different varieties of artisan chocolate.

2. Buena Vista salsa classes, £12
Whether you're a complete beginner or you fancy yourself as quite the dancer, this date will get your heart beating and feet moving in a fun and relaxed environment. 

3. Painting lesson, £36 
Join a group for a social and friendly evening of drinks, nibbles and painting. Suitable for all ages, this date is for anyone who wants to get in touch with their creative side. 

4. Cocktail flight, £60 
This one is a firm favourite. Spend a evening enjoying six different cocktails between the two of you, chosen by your bar tender who'll match your drinks to your tastes. Cheers! 

5. Private partner yoga, £80
On this date you will learn the art of partner yoga, and how to use each other as vital physical supports in yoga poses. In a relaxing and atmospheric session, you'll both be taught the basics of the flow, some key two-person poses and do some meditation. 

6. Knife and Axe throwing, £30
Spend a day in the open air trying out the Viking skill of knife and axe throwing. This date is not for the faint hearted, but a perfect opportunity to try something new. 

7. Mosaic class, £90
On this date you and your partner will spend an afternoon learning the craft of mosaic making. Get to grips with a new skill and leave with a beautiful ornament to take home. Win win!

8. Private brewery tour with pizza, £40
There's no better combination known to man than pizza and beer. You and your beer-loving partner will get a private brewery tour, a guided beer tasting workshop and a pizza to share. What's not to love? 

9. Drumming workshop on the beach, £70 
This one's pretty special. Ray will give you and your partner a private lesson in the art of Garifuna drumming, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Brighton waves. 

10. Home brew barista course, £70
If you want to enjoy barista-style coffee every morning, then this date is for you. You'll be taught the subtle science of coffee making from the experts themselves. 

11. Tapas for two, £50
Everybody loves tapas. Enjoy a Spanish feast with a variety of meat, veggie and seafood dishes, paired with a mouth watering dessert. 



12. Brighton bike tour, £49.50 
There's no way better no see Brighton than by bike. Head out into the open air on this tour and be educated by your expert guide on Brighton's history and many quirks. Ride on! 

13. Pier Pressure escape room experience, £50 
With two different escape room environments to choose from, this date is one for the adventurers among you. Good luck! 

14. Archery, £40 
Try your hand at the ancient skill of archery on this date. You'll receive an all-important safety demonstration and then you'll be free to have a go yourself. If you're a couple who don't mind a bit of friendly competition - then this is for you!

15. Beer and cheese pairing, £40
You've heard of wine and cheese - now let us introduce you to wine and beer. Expect a guided tasting through each beer you try, each paired with a specifically chosen cheese. 

16. Pottery lesson, £40
Get a hands-on pottery experience on this date. You and your partner learn the basics of throwing clay on the wheel, and then will be taught how to make your own beautiful pot. 

17. Candle making and prosecco class, £90
Everyone loves a scented candle, and now you can make your own. Using only organic essential oils, you and your partner will be taught the art of candle making all while sipping on a glass on bubbly. Once gift-wrapped, your candle is yours to take home or give as a gift! 

18. eBiking at the Devil's Dyke, £80 
If you're outdoors-y types, then is right up your street. Grab an electric mountain bike, head for the hills and explore the beautiful landscape of Devil's Dyke on this date. 

19. Clay pigeon shooting, £100 
This date is a firm favourite among those wanting to try something different. You and your partner will be taken in a 4x4 to the shooting range, given a professional demonstration and then you're free to test your aim and shoot some clay pigeons! 

20. Personalised gift making workshop and prosecco, £50
If you're into your arts and crafts, then this date idea will be right up your street. You can choose from a few different gifts, and then you'll be taught the fine art of personalisation techniques. 

21.Thai massage masterclass, £80 
Learn the art of Thai massage is this atmospheric and intimate date. You and your partner will be guided through how to give each other the perfect relaxing massage. Not only is this a wonderful date idea, but you'll learn a new skill so massages can become a nightly occurrence... 

22. Cheese lovers box, £15
Spend quality time with your loved one trying out the goodies from this bespoke cheese picnic. Enjoy at home with a bottle of wine or take to the beach! Who doesn't love some cheesy romance?! 

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