30 Cheap Date Ideas

In collaboration with Shop A Docket

Mr. G and I are very lucky to have our parents volunteer their baby sitting services on a regular basis which then gives us the opportunity to get all romantic and spend proper time together. But, and more often than not, it seems to always turn into a night at home on the couch watching a movie. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with this and actually, we did it last night, but it’s always good to mix it up a bit, relive old memories and have a little bit of fun. The thing is though, that can get quite expensive…having to spend money on different date nights.

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So in my effort to try mixing it up a bit and making it affordable, here’s a list of cheap dates that you can enjoy with your other half, day or night. And when you’re planning your next date, don’t forget to check out Shop A Docket online or use their iTunes App or Android App to see if there are any offers on any of these cheap date ideas in your area that will make them even cheaper!

  1. Have a picnic
  2. Get your dancing shoes on and go dancing!
  3. Have a candle lit dinner at home, don’t turn any lights on!
  4. Have a games night and pull out the board games
  5. Go roller or ice skating
  6. Strike! Go ten pin bowling.
  7. If you dare…go rock climbing or abseiling.
  8. Hole in one! Try some mini golf.
  9. Get comfy at the drive in movies.
  10. Laser Skirmish
  11. Go to a footy game (your husband will be impressed)
  12. Enjoy fish and chips on the beach
  13. Love dessert? Why not go on a dessert only date!
  14. Have a progressive dinner, one course at a different restaurant.
  15. See a band play at a local pub
  16. Go to a school fete
  17. Visit the museum
  18. Wander through an art gallery
  19. Test your knowledge at a local trivia night
  20. Find your inner child and go to a games arcade
  21. Do a ghost tour (if you dare)
  22. Visit your local planetarium
  23. Camp out in the backyard and star gaze
  24. See a play at your local theatre
  25. Go treasure hunting – set a budget and see who can buy the best piece of treasure
  26. Have a spa night – give each other pedicures, massages etc.
  27. Go on a scenic drive, wherever the road may take you
  28. Cook together and pretend you’re on My Kitchen Rules!
  29. Explore your city like you’re a tourist. You’ll be surprised at what you learn and discover!
  30. Enjoy a cheap meal out like we did (see video) …using a Shop A Docket of course.

Do you have any budget date night ideas?

Today I’m linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT


Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a freelance writer, a social media manager, a Mum to her six-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, six chickens and Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

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  1. July 28, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    Our budget date is when the kids are at school and child care and we meet for a run at lunch, or cook a lovely meal and eat after later the kids have gone to bed. That way there is no whinging about vegetables and we’re not constantly telling the toddler to stop throwing food or the six year old to please just eat! Our family lives on the other side of the country so no grandparents to help out unfortunately. #IBOT

  2. July 28, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Ah, date night, dear old date night… only we don’t call it that because ‘dating’ just makes me think of American teenagers. Or maybe that’s a good thing? x

  3. July 28, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Ooh! I always inspect my shopping docket and clip out vouchers I like. But if there’s an app… I’m off to download it! #TeamIBOT

  4. July 28, 2015 / 7:28 pm

    Great ideas! My baby is all weened now so we are more flexible with time away. Yay! I hope we will be packing a picnic for two soon.

  5. July 28, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    We like to grab a bottle of wine and just sit together with no distractions and chat. Love all of these ideas though.

  6. July 28, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    I am a total sucker for museums and art galleries. I remember every year for my birthday when I was a kid I would ask to go to the museum (LOL, nerd alert) and I still love them to this day! My husband not so much, but he always humours me.

  7. July 28, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    These are great ideas! We are well overdue for a date night – we’ve been going to the gym together on a Saturday morning as a date! Hardly romantic (although very sweaty). I need to check out the Shop a docket app 🙂

  8. July 28, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    We are big fans of at-home date nights. They are the best 🙂

  9. July 29, 2015 / 6:58 am

    Love this list, I’m going to print it off, pop it on the fridge and try and get through them all within a year, can I borrow your parents though? xx

  10. July 31, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    We don’t have grandparents nearby to watch our little one, so we do a lot of at home dates. Eating a special dessert or watching a movie are favorites. We also like playing board games and going for walks!