4 Alternative Date Night Ideas in Nottingham

Looking for a little bit of a *different* way to spend a date night? Take a look at my round-up of the top 5 date night ideas in the Nottingham area!

Looking for something a little bit different for your upcoming date night? Bored of the typical dinner and drinks scenario? Well you’re in luck as I’ve rounded up some of Nottingham’s quirkiest activities which would be perfect for date night whether that be with your BF/GF or maybe even one of your besties!


Ludorati Boardgame Cafe

If you love board games then this is without a doubt THE place for you. With a choice from over 750 games one of your only problems will be which to play first!

If you’re looking for something traditional then there are the likes of Monopoly and Cluedo to keep you happy or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous then trust me there’s plenty of choice. The staff are real game board experts and if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by choice simply let them know what kind of thing you enjoy and they’ll happily spend some time helping you to find your perfect match.

Ludorati is a fully-serviced cafe bar meaning you can indulge in a glass of wine or a bottle of beer whilst getting stuck into a serious game of scrabble. I mean, what could be better?! And as a bonus tip; I highly recommend giving Ticket to Ride a go!

Looking for some slightly different date night ideas? We checked out The Lost City Adventure Golf!

The Lost City Adventure Golf

Who doesn’t love a bit of healthy competition on a date night?! Not me that’s for sure although if I don’t win there’s bound to be some sulking involved…

Last weekend we were very kindly invited down to try out The Lost City Adventure Golf which is situated within The Cornerhouse in Nottingham city centre. Now you might associate ‘crazy golf’ with UK family holidays to the seaside but The Lost City is definitely not just for kids! With two 18 hole courses, a tiki bar and live music at the weekend it’s a great destination for an alternative date night! Now just to warn you, we turned up at 7pm on a Saturday night and it was pretty darn busy. There was probably a 5 minute wait in between each hole which kinda affects your flow but I guess it does help to stretch out the evening a little more and allow you more time to take in the surroundings. We chose to complete The Sacred Skull Pass course which had a great atmosphere and thanks to the combination of amazing decor and realistic sound effects you really do feel like you’ve been instantly transported to the rainforest!

After all of that competitiveness it was nice to end the evening with a couple of cocktails in the very cool Tiki Bar area whilst listening to some amazing live music. I chose to go all out with the romantic vibes and try one of the special Valentine’s Day cocktails, Truely Madly Peachy which was a fruity delight whilst Adam stuck with something a little more traditional in the form of a Jack Daniels and coke.

Overall it was a really enjoyable evening and if you’re looking for a spot of light hearted fun this on your date night then I’d definitely recommend heading down to The Lost City!

Looking for some alternative date night ideas? Check out what we thought about an evening at Roxy Ballroom

Roxy Ballroom

If you were to talk to any of my friends they’d think I was on commission for Roxy Ballroom as I have spoken about it so much but I promise I’m not, I just really really love the venue and think it brings something much needed to Nottingham’s bar scene. Whether pool, ping pong or beer pong is your game, Roxy’s got you covered. Set in a really cool venue with serious warehouse/loft vibes it’s a great place to head to for a super chilled date night. And if all of the competitiveness gets you feeling a little bit peckish then I can HIGHLY recommend the food, in particular the pizzas and the mac and cheese balls…I’m seriously drooling just thinking about them.


Skip Straight to Dessert

Instead of heading out for a full blown meal why not just go somewhere and enjoy the best course there is, dessert! There’s plenty of cafes/dessert bars situated in the city centre that open late so why not pop along and get your sugar fix? One of my absolute favourite places to head to for a treat is The Pudding Pantry so if you’re a sweet tooth like me then you’re probably not going to want to miss out!


Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? I’d LOVE to hear about them!


*We were offered a complimentary visit to The Lost City Adventure Golf but all thoughts and enjoyment my own!


Author: Jessica

I’m Jess, a twenty-six year old self diagnosed Instagram and brunch addict. Whilst browsing Jess Who expect to find a hint of relatable personal style, Pinterest-worthy interiors, drool-worthy food and all of the latest happenings in Nottingham!