Whether you’re out to impress, or looking for the ultimate mates date – we’ve got you.
Whether you’re newly dating, or just looking for something fun to do with your beau – there’s no better season for it than autumn. From the fresh sense of ‘new beginnings’ that comes with the season to the welcome excuse to cuddle up because “it’s cold” – we’re prepped with fun activities to take on with your nearest and dearest. Here is a varied list of indoor and outdoor activities depending on your household situation.
1. Stroll around Rouken Glen Park
Rouken Glen Park is one of Glasgow’s best green spaces all year round, but in autumn, it has a particular charm to it. Not only is it one of the biggest parks in Glasgow, but you’ll also find winding paths that lead to a beautiful waterfall with stunning auburn trees surrounding it. It’s very picturesque for a romantic stroll and you can even go rollerblading or feed the ducks in the pond. Find out more about parks in and around Glasgow here.
Rouken Glen Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 7UG
2. Enjoy a romantic cinema screening at the Everyman
Fancy a slice of normal life? Everyman Cinema has officially re-opened, and they have a fantastic line-up in store for our grand return to cinemas. Kick back with comfy surrounds to On The Rocks and Tenet among a number of classics – all while enjoying Everyman’s fantastic menu and bar offering.
Everyman, Unit 3 – 5, Princes Square, Buchanan Street, G1 3JN
3. Enjoy a delicious dinner in darkness
Nothing says romance quite like a candlelit dinner, and coming just in time for Autumn is Fever’s much-loved Dining In The Dark events. Enjoy an evening blindfolded and using your senses (mainly taste and smell) to decipher the menu. You can choose from a vegan, fish or meat menu but that’s all the clues you will get! Find out more and book here.
4. Learn how to make Portuguese custard tarts
There’s nothing better than bonding over a love of food. Join The an online for up to two hours of baking fun as you learn how to make these classic Portuguese custard tarts (or also known as Pastel de Nata). So, book your tickets for a sweet weekend and seeing who is the better pastry chef. If you’re into savoury food more, why not try this pasta course.
5. Sit back and learn something new
This autumn, Fever Talks are hosting a number of engaging lectures from qualified experts and inspirational thinkers. So why not grab a drink, broaden your horizons and explore something new? You can listen to a number of interesting topics such as The Science of Parallel Universes or The Psychology of Attraction. Also, a great idea if you’ve run out of things to say, looking for a bit of an ice-breaker or you simply just like new experiences.
6. Pick your own pumpkins and carve something special together
Getting into the Halloween spirit? There’s nothing more wholesome than picking your own pumpkin to later carve, and there are multiple pumpkin patches in the Glasgow area where you can do just that. Some farms serve delicious food and drink as well as being able to stroll around the pumpkin patch and enjoy a glass of something from the bar whilst taking some seasonal snaps for the ‘gram. Here are some of the best pumpkin patches near Glasgow you can visit this autumn.
7. Enjoy cocktails on a cosy terrace
Fancy a cosy cocktail? We know just the place. Decked out with thick blankets and beautiful views of Glasgow – Red Sky Bar at Radisson Red Glasgow Hotel serves up an array of drinks that are great for both dates and girl’s nights, with a lengthy menu featuring a little something for everyone. If you fancy a little grub, too, guests can also enjoy some delicious dishes. Plus, you can even book a night at the hotel here too.
Red Sky Bar, Radisson Red Glasgow Hotel, Finnieston Quay, 25 Tunnel Street, G3 8HL
8. Play games at Super Bario
Visit Super Bario, Glasgow’s first arcade bar, where you’ll find plenty of retro arcade games to play and it’s the perfect place to go head-to-head with your date. Compete in a round of Mortal Kombat or Super Mario while knocking back a cocktail or two – before enjoying a bit of grub and a pint at the bar.
Super Bario, 7 King Street, G1 5QZ
9. Have a feast at a street food market
Feeling peckish? Pick up some locally made bakes, devour some delicious street food or simply browse the lovely little stalls that make up Glasgow’s mouth-wateringly good food scene. Try street food at either Big Feed, Platform or Dockyard Social where you and your date are bound to find something you like. You’ll also find epic ice cream sandwiches and desserts at Platform too, so save some space!
10. Escape to a hillside cabin in Lanarkshire
A gorgeous cabin tucked away outside of Glasgow, there’s no better local escape to hide away with your one and only. The cabin is hidden in rural Lanarkshire, and is just half an hour’s drive from Glasgow. There’s even a wood burner to enjoy on autumn evenings. The wholesome getaway is near to Kilsyth, with plenty to do close by such as Loch Lomond, discover fossils or explore remains of the Antonine Wall.
11. Cuddle up with a scary movie on Netflix
If you’re trying to find an excuse for a cheeky cuddle – here it is. Netflix has officially released its Halloween slate for 2020 – with a number of spooky films and TV shows to watch in the run up to Halloween. Freak yourself out with The Haunting of By Manor (The Haunting of Hill House’s follow-up series), delve into Unsolved Mysteries Vol. 2, or spook yourself silly with a classic such as A Nightmare on Elm Street or Child’s Play.
[Featured image: Otto Berkeley]