Sick of staying in? Head outside and score major brownie points with these creative outdoor date ideas.
1. PIG OUT ON THE PICNIC MAT
Let's be honest, nothing beats a good ol' picnic. Lounging in a field or by the beach with your loved one, piping hot food in one hand and a cool beverage in the other - nobody can say no to that. But while that sounds wonderful, the reality is that prepping for a perfect picnic can be a real hassle. Save yourself the trouble with Picneeds's picnic service, which handles everything from delivering the items to your desired location and setting it up, to clearing up afterwards. Sold!
Where: Locations are negotiable.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/picneeds/
So you and your partner love the idea of camping outdoors and embracing all the wonders of nature, but aren't quite ready to give up the comfort of a proper bed and air conditioning. A glamping trip may just be the perfect solution. We think Glamping City is a fabulous choice - simply make a reservation and turn up to a beautiful, fully furnished tent that offers views of the sand and sea.
Where: East Coast Park and Sentosa
More info at https://www.glampingcity.com/
3. EXPLORE HAW PAR VILLA
Tired of the typical, mainstream locations that most couples head to on dates? Look no further than Haw Par Villa, which houses a collection of eerie yet impressive statues and reliefs. Having recently undergone a series of reparation works, the newly refurbished winding pathways and attractions sport menacing names such as Hell's Museum and 10 Courts of Hell, making it a fantastic exploration ground for an adventurous pair. The best part? Admission to this iconic park is free of charge.
Where: 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628
More info at https://www.hawparvilla.sg/
4. ENGAGE IN A PAINTBALL BATTLE
If both you and your date don’t mind pulling in a couple of friends, why not turn your average afternoon into an exciting group date? Known as Singapore’s most popular paintball location, Red Dynasty Paintball offers everything from Birthday Packages to The Godfather themed packages. You can even arrange for sessions on a remote island — they have an overseas paintball team building programme with includes ferry, food, paintball and accommodation. With prices for packages starting at only $10.90 per pax, we say make a reservation ASAP.
Where: TURF CITY, 220 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288001 or ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-14, Singapore 769198
More info at http://weplaypaintball.com/
5. GO FLY A KITE, LITERALLY
For most Singaporeans, kite flying is an activity associated with the joys of childhood. Relive the thrill and wonder of seeing your kite soar in the open sky at Marina Barrage, which offers picturesque views from the sprawling field located at its rooftop. Plus, we heard that it's the perfect backdrop for some Insta-worthy pictures, so don't forget to snap a couple of wefies!
Where: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
More info at https://www.pub.gov.sg/marinabarrage/
6. TAKE A HIKE
Contrary to popular belief, there are some pretty amazing places to hike in Singapore - and we're not just referring to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Locations like the MacRitchie Reservoir, Pulau Ubin and even Fort Canning Park come to mind, but the Southern Ridges trail is not one to miss out on. Connecting a total of five parks, this Insta-worthy trail features scenic structures such as the Henderson Waves, Forest Walk and Canopy Walk amongst many more panoramic views.
Where: Trail runs across Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. More info on the trail at https://www.nparks.gov.sg/~/media/nparks-real-content/gardens-parks-and-nature/diy-walk/diy-walk-pdf-files/hortpark-and-southern-ridges.ash
More info at https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/the-southern-ridges
This article was first published in Her World.