Bristol's best winter date ideas
Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder and going out suddenly seems less and less appealing: yep, winter is here. We've trawled through our sixty date ideas and hand-picked our favourite seasonal activities for the colder months. From delicious meals that will warm your cockles to cosy weekends away, we've got your date night sorted.
1. Pottery Lesson
Wander through the picturesque Clifton Village (taking in the Christmas lights here is a date in itself) and head for The Village Pottery. Jen will guide you and your partner through the fundamentals of pottery and help you make your own clay gems to take home - keep these for yourself or gift them as Christmas presents!
2. Couples Massage for two (at home!)
Ultimate luxury and relaxation, all without leaving the comfort of your own home. Two professional beauty therapists will come to your house (tackling the cold weather so you don’t have to!) and give you both hour-long massages. All the kit (beds, towels, oils) is provided.
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If the wintry weather is getting you down, then how about a trip to the Caribbean? Ok, not quite, but the gang at Calypso Kitchen can give you and your partner the next best thing. Enjoy a Jerk sharing platter with drinks, sides and salads, and you'll forget all about the wind and rain raging outside as you’re transported to the Caribbean...
4. Cheese picnic for two
What’s the Christmas season without copious amounts of wine and cheese?! For this date, head down to Bristol Cheesemonger and let Rosie handcraft you a bespoke cheese picnic. You can then take home your selection (not forgetting to pick up some wine en route!) and enjoy your indulgent snacks in the warmth of your own home.
5. Overnight stay at The Chocolate Box
For a proper cosy winter getaway, look no further. Enjoy a tailored chocolate-making workshop for two; a few drinks; and then head up the spiral staircase to your double bedroom to hunker down and enjoy your delicacies. The perfect break from the city.
6. Glass bauble blowing
Now this is a festive date idea. Not only are you learning a new skill, understanding more about Bristol’s heritage and spending quality time with your partner - but you’ll also walk away with a brand-new Christmas decoration to hang on your tree!