Summer is nearly here, so it’s time to start planning a romantic trip or two with your loved one. To give you a helping hand, we’ve come up with a few date night ideas that are sure to put you in the good books.
From picturesque walks and activities, to the ideal place to enjoy a sun soaked drink and where to stay, there’s so much to choose from!
Row Around Roath Park Lake
One of the most romantic date night ideas in Cardiff, take a rowing boat out with your loved one and explore Roath Park Lake.
Enjoy a scenic sail around the famous lake, taking in the beautiful surroundings including the traditional Victorian style park, quaint lighthouse and glorious wildlife.
Check out the four islands in the centre of the lake that are home to a range of protected birds.
A tranquil haven in the heart of Cardiff city centre, this is the perfect treat for someone you love.
Visit Cardiff Castle
Take in the history and the splendour of Cardiff’s magnificent castle; it’s the ideal place to spend a dreamy date night in the city.
Piece together 2,000 years of history on your visit and discover the remains of a Roman wall, climb to the top of the medieval Keep, explore the atmospheric Wartime Shelters and be overwhelmed by the extraordinary decoration in the Castle Apartments.
Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the Norman Keep on a warm summers day and really see Cardiff looking its best!
Take a Stroll Around Mermaid Quay
Head to Mermaid Quay, set on the stunning waterfront right in the heart of Cardiff Bay and enjoy a leisurely stroll around this picturesque harbour.
You and your loved one could sample some of the delicious cuisine from one of the 30+ restaurants, bars and cafes, and soak up some summer sun on the many outdoor seating areas. Mermaid Quay offers a range of dining options from around the world – from Welsh ice cream to Turkish meze, Japanese sushi to american burgers and Italian stone-baked pizza.
Don’t forget to explore the selection of gorgeous gift boutiques, where you’ll find traditional Welshcakes, handmade Welsh gifts, shoes, accessories, vintage fashion and much more.
Hire Some Bikes and Go on a Tour
One of the best date night ideas on the list, grab a bike and discover the lush green parks, hidden wetland areas and beautiful waterfronts of Cardiff.
Cardiff is one of the flattest cities in Europe, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cycle tour.
Prove that romance isn’t dead, by organising one of the these brilliant tours and really treat the one you love.
Enjoy a Drink in the Sun
Cardiff is bursting with brilliant beer gardens and bars offering sun traps that are ideal for enjoying a summer date night drink.
From Juno Lounge, to Lab 22 and the huge choice of destinations on Mermaid Quay, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
So, what are you waiting for! Enjoy a cold glass of wine or a fruity cocktail on a warm summers night with someone special.
Experience Ice Cream With a Fun Twist
Take your date for an ice cream with a twist and visit Science Cream.
Nestled in the picturesque Castle Arcade, this quirky parlour is Wales’ first liquid nitrogen ice cream joint, making it one of the most impressive date night ideas on the list.
Science Cream is Wales’ first liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour and is nestled in the picturesque Castle Arcade at the heart of Cardiff.
Offering artisan ice cream frozen to order before your eyes, the parlour combines a love for experiments with intriguing flavours and high quality local ingredients, not to mention the odd brownie or devilish hot chocolate.
See if you can catch a showing from Luna Cinema, an outdoor cinema company that put on amazing screenings of film classics at the magnificent Cardiff Castle.
The UK’s number one open air cinema, from The Greatest Showman to Harry Potter, Jumanji and Dunkirk, there’s plenty of films for everyone’s taste.
This unique event is the ultimate treat for an idyllic date night in Cardiff.
Date Night Offer at The Exchange Hotel
Really make the most of date night in Cardiff and book a romantic stay at Cardiff’s most luxurious hotel, The Exchange.
At The Exchange Hotel, we know how important it is to take time for each other which is why we offer our guests a special date night offer that is sure to put a smile on your face.
Treat yourselves to chilled prosecco upon arrival to your luxury double room with Jacuzzi bath, we even arrange for a ‘Love Sweet Love’ package which includes rose petals scattered across your bed and delicious cupcakes.
The date night offer invites you to our bar and restaurant for two meals: a two-course evening meal where you can choose from our extensive, delicious menu and a full Welsh breakfast to help you on your way the next morning.
The ideal way to treat yourselves, there really is no other date night like an Exchange date night.
Call us now on 02920 107050 and allow us to perfectly plan your summer date night in Cardiff.