23 Winter Date Ideas to Snuggle Up to Together

Baby it’s cold outside. These cute winter date ideas are sure to warm your and your partner’s heart
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Don’t let the cold weather deter you from having those special moments with your partner. Whether you're looking for cozy, indoor winter activities to try together, or would prefer to brave the great outdoors as a couple, we've handpicked the most heartwarming winter date night ideas for you to choose from.

Best date ideas in winter

1. Have an indoor picnic

Can't face the cold winter weather outside? Bring the outdoors to you. Make space in your living room, put down a blanket, and make a beautiful picnic of your favorite foods and drinks.

2. Make s’mores together 

Enjoy a warm and cozy campfire feel from the comfort of your own home with warm s’mores. Whether you decide to do it by a firepit or over the stovetop, get sticky with one another and let those taste buds go wild.

3. DIY a spa day

For the ultimate relaxing winter date, set up an at-home spa day. Grab pampering supplies such as face masks, bath bombs, and massage oil, run the bath, and don't forget to put your feet up.

4. Have a games night

Let the fun take off with a games night for two at home. You can play a classic board game, or one specifically designed to bring couples closer together. Download Paired for our selection of couple games and see how well you really know each other.

5. Go wild with a chocolate fondue

Stay in and turn up the heat with a warm chocolate fondue. Gather together your favorite dipping ingredients such as strawberries or marshmallows, and explore those flavors mixed with hot, gooey melted chocolate.

6. Winter wreath making

Brighten up your home this month with a winter wreath. Find a kit online or take a virtual class and hang up your creation to enjoy for many winters to come.

What is a good winter first date?

Planning a first date can be a bit challenging, especially in the winter when the days are shorter and the weather is colder. So, here are a few first date ideas for winter that will definitely help you bond with your date.

7. Cook together

Cooking together as a couple is a great way to build intimacy, spark new conversations, and work together as a team. Mix things up by cooking something new, such as homemade pizzas or a recipe you’ve never made before, and get to know one another better through the process of cooking.

8. Go bowling

Let the good times roll on a bowling date – it’s an ideal first winter date choice as it’s a lot of fun and the perfect icebreaker. Challenge each other to a bit of friendly competition, show off your skills, then celebrate a win with some food and drink.

9. Go see a comedy show

Get your giggle on and take your date to a comedy club for the evening. What better way to break the ice than over a bunch of jokes? Laughter is the best medicine and will bring you and your date closer together in no time.

10. Go skating 

Ice skating is a classic winter date. It’s fun, festive, and a great excuse to hold hands if you're wobbly on the skates. If you both love adventure, there's no doubt that you both will both love ice skating for a first date.

11. Stay indoors and have a cozy movie night

Make your first date special by planning a movie night and be sure to load up on snacks. You may not be speaking through the film, but there’s a lot to be said for body language, so snuggle up and get comfortable whilst in each other's company. 

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Fun winter date ideas

It doesn't matter if it's your first date or your one hundredth, these winter date ideas are sure to turn up the heat.

12. Attend a dance class

Whether you like to bop to the beat or can’t quite keep in time with the rhythm, try a dance class together and share a laugh. Doing something new and adventurous will bring fresh energy to the date, and you’ll get to see a different side of each other and your interactions.

13. Try indoor rock climbing

Find a local rock climbing center and try out climbing for the day. Indoor rock climbing is perfect at any time of the year, but especially during the winter when it might be a little too cold to be outside. This is a great way to shake off some energy and get the blood flowing whilst having tons of fun!

14. Plan a mini treasure hunt at home

A super cute and fun way to show your partner how much they mean to you and how well you know them is by planning a treasure hunt for them to go on at home. Write clues based on your favorite memories. We've mapped out the perfect romantic treasure hunt date night here.

15. Try a wine-tasting night at home

Wine tasting is romantic and extremely fun, so why not try it at home? Gather together a few different bottles of wine and take your time exploring all of the different flavors.

16. Go to a winter market

Winter markets are the perfect way to hunt for gifts, discover new foods, and enjoy the winter outdoors together. Grab a warm drink and explore the unique winter stalls together.

Cute winter date ideas

Winter is such a beautiful time of year. What better way to spend time with your loved one than on a cute winter date? Here are a few cute winter date ideas to enjoy with your loved one during this wonderful season. 

17. Create a vision board

Vision boards are a cute and creative way for couples to get clear on their goals and priorities for the months ahead. Gather together a collection of pictures, images, and text that reflects your written goals and put them together on your vision board. This is the perfect way to plan your future.

18. Recreate your first date

What could be more romantic than experiencing your first date all over again? Get closer than ever by recreating your favorite memories, such as where you met, what you ate, or the first activity you tried together.

19. Get creative and paint

You don’t need to be an artist for this cute winter date idea. Grab a blank canvas and some acrylic paint and start getting creative. For even more fun, why not try and paint one another? Let your artistic imagination be put to the test.

20. Plan a vacation 

Being cooped up inside during the winter months is enough to make anyone want a vacation. Even if a trip far away isn’t on the cards at the moment, thinking about future holidays can bring excitement to your relationship. 

21. Make a relationship scrapbook

Bring out the crafting supplies and explore your creativity as a couple while creating a memorable scrapbook together. A sweet and sentimental scrapbook project will bring you and your partner closer together while reminiscing about precious memories you both share such as the first time you met, your first date, or the most recent holiday you went on. 

22. Write a bucket list

A bucket list is a great way to set your life goals as a couple and focus on what you both want from the future. Click here to discover our pick of the best bucket list items for couples to add this year.

23. Take a winter walk through the park

Venture into the great outdoors and take a romantic stroll through the park. Grab a warm cup of cocoa and spend time exploring the area you are surrounded by, whilst cozying up close to one another to keep warm.

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