These are the best spring/summer date ideas in Bristol right now

It's May, and even if the whether isn't completely on board, that's not stopping us dreaming of blue skies and long evenings. 

We're convinced that summer is the best season for dating. Not only is everyone in a glorious mood - great for first dates -  but there are dozens of exciting and romantic outside activities that just don't cut it in the winter. 

Plus, dating is soo much easier to do on a budget in the summer. A romantic stroll costs nothing! 

So, we (the self-proclaimed experts of the Bristol dating scene) put our heads together, searched through our dates and racked our brains for the best summer date experience our great city has to offer. Check 'em out here. 

Cheese picnic for two -  this one is a firm favourite of ours. You've probably heard us banging on about it. Rosie at the Bristol Cheesemonger will make you up a bespoke package of fresh cheeses, all locally sourced and completely delicious. And you're in the perfect setting for a picnic: overlooking the water at Wapping Wharf. 

Paddle Boarding
 - If you thought that paddle boarding was exclusively for the Instagram-friendly shores of Bali you can think again. You and your partner will get the chance to learn a new skill and splash around in the Avon on this date. Just try not to fall in! 

A Harbourside walk - take a walk all the way round the harbour. Wander through the docks, take in the grand, old ships moored by the water's edge and even take part in your own miniature pub crawl to keep you going (Grain Barge and the Cottage Inn are our favourites). Or, if you don't fancy the walk you can explore Harbourside by bike on one of our dates!

A day out with the alpacas - Yep, that's right. On this date, you and your partner will spend a day outside in the beautiful countryside, hanging out with a bunch of South American camelids. This private tour of an alpaca farm is the perfect way to while away a sunny afternoon. 

Cool down with alcoholic ice cream - we reckon the only thing better than ice cream is boozy ice cream! Right in the centre of town, the boys at Brozen bar will let you choose from a range of flavours (trust us, they're all delicious) as you enjoy this bar experience with a chilly twist - perfect for the summer months. 

Axe throwing experience - this one is a little different. Why not get out of the house on a spring or summers day and try your hand at Viking Axe throwing?! It's sure to be a fun day out, and unlike any date you've ever been on before. 

axe throwing bristol date idea

Those are our summers picks. Perfect when you're lacking in inspiration for weekend plans with your partner, or when you fancy shaking up your first date a bit. We love hearing about your dates, so if remember to keep in touch with us at @datemakersuk! 

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