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Where to go on a Date in Swindon

Where to Go on a Date in Swindon

Got a first date lined up and struggling for ideas? Fear not, TGtS have got your back.

In the age of Tinder and Facebook stalking, it’s easy for people to forget they actually have to meet their potential new love interests in person. We've rounded up some first date ideas for you, so it'll be smooth sailing. Until you're actually on the date that is. 

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Trampolining

Trampolining

Venue: Better Extreme

About: The Link Centre's Extreme Trampoline Park is home to a variety of exciting features designed to test your skills - so every time you visit there will be something new to try!

The Date: You and your date will have tons of fun flying across the main jump arena, diving in to the foam pits, and competing to see who can land the smoothest dunk! 

This feel good activity is a fantastic way to work up an appetite before grabbing a low-key bite to eat. And if all goes to plan, the object of your affection will jump at the chance to see you again...literally. 

Address: Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL

Telephone: 01793 877323

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Visit a Museum

Visit a Museum

Venue: Lydiard House Museum

About: Looking for the perfect date idea? How about a date to Lydiard House Museum where you can discover the enchanting history of Lydiard House – a striking Grade I listed building at the heart of Lydiard Park.

The Date: It's a great way to keep the date flowing as it provides you with lots of interesting topics to talk about.

Address: Lydiard House Museum, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA

Telephone: 01793 465270

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Dinner Date

Dinner Date

Venue: Pizza & Co Old Town

About: Pizza & Co Old Town's purpose is to provide the most mouth-watering food to their customers.

From their carefully crafted pizzas, loaded fries and unique parmos made from scratch, they know you will be absolutely pleased. 

The Date: Enjoy some beautiful Italian food from Pizza & Co. Indulge in their loveheart pizza and share some of their mouth-watering sides such as loaded fries. Plus, you can enjoy lots of sweet surprises after your savoury treats, from chocolate brownies to Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake, there is something you will adore.

Address: 10 Newport Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3DX

Telephone: 01793 600300

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Cocktails

Cocktails

Venue: Longs & Rudi's

About: Located in the heart of Old Town Longs is in the perfect position to enjoy a cleverly concocted variety of cocktails or if you want something a little more hidden then try Rudi's who offer some sensational carefully crafted creations.

The Date: It’s a classic isn’t it? The relaxing vibes at Longs is the perfect place to get to know a new love interest, or take some time out to enjoy a long standing flame.

Soak up the music, the atmosphere and the impressive list of cocktails this Valentine’s Day.  

Address: 86-87 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3BB

Telephone: 01793 534519

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Escape Room

Escape Room

Venue: Co-Decode

About: Co-Decode Live Escape Games Swindon is an exciting and unique Live Escape Room. Enjoy hand-crafted experiences, high player involvement and immersive gameplay!

The Date:  A unique Live Escape Room experience at is sure to create some unforgettable moments! Enter an immersive Escape Room and with 60 minutes on the clock you'll have to find clues, collect items, solve puzzles and work together to try and escape before time is up. 

Address: Unit 35C, BSS House, Swindon SN2 2PJ

Telephone: 07759 185264

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The Cinema

The Cinema

Venue: Empire Cinema

About: Don't underestimate the romantic power of going to the movies - it's been a hit for more than a hundred years so why mess with a good thing? Empire Cinema showcase all of the latest blockbusters - make sure to pick the perfect flick in our Cinema Guide before the big day. 

The Date: It may be an old'un but it sure is a good'un; you can never go far wrong with a trip to the cinema and a bucket of popcorn (especially if you want to avoid the odd awkward silence or two). 

Address: Greenbridge, Drakes Way, Swindon, SN3 3SQ

Telephone: 08714 714714

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Walking

Walking

Venue: Lydiard Park

About: Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland. 

The Date: Although it's not for everyone, getting some fresh air and exploring the great outdoors is a terrific first date idea. Not only is a walking date the perfect conversation opportunity but it costs nothing, avoiding any awkward bill-splitting debates. Just remember to check the weather forecast first. 

Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA

Telephone: 01793 466664

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Theatre Trip

Theatre Trip

Venue: Wyvern Theatre

About: The Wyvern Theatre offers an excellent mixed programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, musical theatre and local amateur productions.

The Date: One of our favourite date night suggestions; nothing is classier than a trip to the theatre, it offers a great venue for the two of you to get dressed up and enjoy yourselves in style. The intermission will give you the chance to chat over a glass of something special, unlike the cinema where you'll spend your evening in silence.

Address: Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN

Telephone: 01793 524481

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Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Venue: Link Centre

About: Swindon Wildcats is Swindon's Ice Hockey team. Fixtures are played at the Better Link Centre.

The date: It's the perfect way to break the ice with a little ice hockey match! Grab a drink, sit down and cheer on the Swindon Wildcats. Plus, if you get a little chilly on the rinkside your date might just give you their jacket.

Address: The Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DL

Telephone: 01793 886857

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Bowling

Bowling

Venue: Tenpin

About: At Tenpin you'll find plenty of lanes where you can show off your strike to your date. As well as tasty food and refreshing drinks from the venue's Beach Road Café there's also a fully licensed bar. And when you're done bowling, you can visit the arcades or go for a game of pool.

The Date: If you're looking for a low pressure date with a casual vibe; bowling is the activity for you. The two of you can enjoy a shake or share a pizza while engaging in a friendly competition.

Remember - the more fun you have, the better chance you'll stand of getting a second date.  

Address: Shaw Ridge, Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 7DN

Telephone: 0871 222 3675

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