Forget the cinema and dimly lit restaurant dates of winter's past, as May is looking to be a scorcher! Get outdoors this spring with our S/S edition of alternative date ideas. There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored and this week we’re diving in head first.
Heading on a first date? Exploring the animal kingdom is a great way to break the ice, plus if the conversation does dry up you can always laugh at what the orang-utans are up to. London Zoo is a great choice because it’s home to komodo dragons, tigers, gorillas and pretty much every other species of wildlife that you could imagine.
Avoid the weekend rush by making the most of the zoo’s late night opening times during June and July. Indulge in world cuisine, ride the carousel, and get up close and personal with its 17,500 animals!
A Twist on the Classic Picnic in the Park
When the suns out, you really can’t beat a picnic in the park. Add a day festival to the equation and you've got yourself a match made in heaven. Field Day takes place on Saturday 7th June and is a laid-back festival celebrating the best up and coming bands and artists. Metronomy and Pixies are playing alongside hundreds of other acts and tickets are a snip at £50.
Take your feast to the best people-watching spot you can find and alternate between watching bands and soaking up the sunshine. And if you don’t want to carry your picnic halfway across London you can always purchase craft beers and tasty street food on site.
Get your Adrenaline Fix on a Tree Top Adventure
Adventure seekers will love Go Ape! – What could be more fun than hurtling down an epic zip wire in the sunshine? You and your beau can make like Tarzan and Jane on a tree swinging adventure in Trent Park. Share gorgeous views from the top of the trees, climb the high ropes and face your fear of heights on this fun and energetic forest adventure.
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