Date Ideas Glasgow

Your guide to finding Glasgow date ideas that are fun, cute, and don’t break the bank!

There’s a time and a place for a dinner or pub date - and since you’re here, we’re guessing this isn’t it. 

Finding Glasgow date ideas that set the bar a little higher than usual isn’t as tricky as it might seem. Whether you’re looking for ideas to impress on a first date or you’re keeping an age-old flame burning, our guide is brimming with inspiration to make every date memorable.

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Glasgow's dynamic blend of culture, history, and modern flair awaits - and we have a few sneaky tips and hints along the way. Dive into our selection of date ideas and start crafting those unforgettable moments now!

And just so you know - nobody paid us to be listed here. They’re just our recommendations to you so you can find the best places and things to do in Glasgow

Best Date Ideas Glasgow

Some of the best date ideas in Glasgow that work for all kinds of couples, regardless of your individual interests.

Go on a Romantic Glasgow Treasure Hunt


It takes two to tango, but it takes the two of you to solve these puzzles.

Glasgow treasure hunts like these turn the city into your playground, challenging you and your partner to solve clues and uncover hidden gems. It’s a brilliant way to see the city from a new perspective, and who knows? You might just discover that the real treasure is the person you’ve taken along with you!

Ideal for first dates (it’s never too early to learn that your date has a terrible sense of direction) or long-term relationships (there’s nothing like telling your SO “I told you so”), a treasure hunt gets the two of you working together and uncovering things you never knew about your shared city.

PSST: Recommended pub, bar and cafe stops are included in the ticket price, so no need to think ahead and book anywhere fancy to quench your thirst or stop a rumbling belly. 

Play Some Board Games at Tophat & Bishop

Ditch the usual dinner date for a duel of wits at Tophat & Bishop, where the extensive selection of board games promises a night filled with strategy, laughter, and perhaps some friendly rivalry. 

As one of our all-time favourite board game cafes, Tophat & Bishop strikes the right balance between “trendy” and “place to get a little nerdy”.  It's a cosy spot to hunker down and prove once and for all who is the true Scrabble champion, and they have a great selection of hot drinks and cakes to sweeten the date up a touch.

Just remember, it’s all fun and games until someone lands on Mayfair with a hotel. 

Have Some Laughs at The Stand


Prepare to giggle, chortle, and maybe even snort at The Stand. As Glasgow’s premier comedy club, it offers the perfect antidote to any dating nerves – laughter. 

With a lineup of hilarious acts, you’re sure to leave with sore cheeks and an even stronger bond. If you’ve been together a long time, you’ll know each other’s sense of humour preferences pretty well by now so keep an eye out for shows that appeal to your partner’s tastes.

PSST: The venue itself is smaller than you might think, so arrive early to get good seats. On the other hand, the bar queue moves super fast and drinks aren’t out-of-this-world expensive, either. 

Figure Out Who’s Player One and Player Two with Video and Arcade Games at Super Bario

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Level up your date night at Super Bario, the arcade bar that’s a blast from the past with a very modern twist. 

Whether you’re teaming up to save the world or battling it out for the high score, heading to Super Bario is a fantastic way to inject some fun competition into the evening. 

If your partner is into gaming, obviously this will be near the top of your list for Glasgow date ideas, but don’t despair if yours isn’t. Many of the games are super accessible, easy to learn and hey, you might just find a new shared hobby blossom between you. 

Plan a Romantic Picnic at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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For a date that’s more Jane Austen than James Bond, a romantic picnic at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens could be just the ticket. 

With lush foliage and stunning Victorian glasshouses as your backdrop, it’s the perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon. Just pack a hamper with treats, a blanket, and perhaps a pack of cards for good measure. 

Ideal for couples who’ve been together a long time or as a unique first date idea in Glasgow, a picnic in the park is a good way to show you care without being over the top.

Cute Date Ideas Glasgow

Some cute Glasgow date ideas that will have your partner envisioning your lives as a fairytale film…or just swooning over how adorable you are, you softy!

Win Some Prizes (and Battle it Out) at Fayre Play Glasgow

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Fancy a bit of friendly competition? Head over to Fayre Play where you can challenge your date to an array of classic and contemporary carnival games!

Fayre Play is a playground where adults rule the roost. Show off your skills and win your partner a prize, making you look impressively generous (even if it only takes you twenty attempts).

It’s a playful way to add a bit of excitement to your date and show off your competitive side, all in good fun.

PSST: Check out their “Lucky Duckers” package which has been designed for couples. You get access to all the games, a bottle of prosecco, a hot dog and fries plus a guaranteed “duckie” prize for £30pp.

Paint Some Pottery Together with The Craft Pottery

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For cute date ideas in Glasgow that show your creative side, check out The Craft Pottery.

All you have to do is choose a piece of pottery and paint to your heart's content - but it's also so much more than that. It's a relaxed, creative way to spend time together, and you get a keepsake to remember the date. Bonus points if your partner has an arty side!

Just remember, it doesn’t matter if you’re making a masterpiece or just creating a memento of time spent together, what’s important is a willingness to give it a try! 

PSST: This place is BYOB so you can save your pennies by bringing along your own favourite drinks - they also have incredible themed nights (Taylor Swift, Mean Girls, and sober painting sessions)!

Explore Pollok Country Park Together

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Take a romantic escape to Pollok Country Park, where you can wander through lush woodlands, admire the grandeur of Pollok House, and maybe even spot some Highland cows. 

It’s a perfect setting for a leisurely walk, some deep conversations, or even a picturesque and romantic picnic. The park's natural beauty offers a tranquil backdrop for a date and entry is totally free, proving that romance doesn’t have to cost more than the price of a flask of tea and some sandwiches.

Check Out Scotland’s Oldest Public Museum - The Hunterian Art Gallery

For culture vultures, a visit to The Hunterian Art Gallery is a must. 

As Scotland’s oldest public museum, The Hunterian Art Gallery offers a fascinating journey through history, art, and science. 

Impress your date with your intellect (or your ability to read plaque information convincingly), and explore everything from ancient artefacts to works by the Glasgow Boys. 

Go for a Walk or Cycle Around Rouken Glen Park

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For Glasgow date ideas that come with a side of fresh air, visit Rouken Glen Park.

Whether you're meandering by foot or pedalling side by side, this picturesque park offers the perfect escape with its enchanting waterfall, expansive boating pond, and diverse woodland trails. 

An idyllic setting for both leisurely strolls and adventurous cycles, Rouken Glen Park offers countless opportunities to discover secluded spots for quiet conversation or simply enjoy the shared experience of a serene environment. 

Fun Date Ideas Glasgow

Get out there and find some fun together with these fun date ideas in Glasgow.

Catch a Film at the Glasgow Film Theatre

For those evenings when only indie films or a foreign flick will do, the Glasgow Film Theatre should be your go-to.

Steeped in history yet brimming with contemporary charm, this cinema provides a cosy retreat from bustling city life and a chance to cosy up with your partner. Share a bag of popcorn (or don't – we understand popcorn is serious business) and let the world of cinema transport you both to another place and time. 

Explore The Hidden Lane

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Looking for fun date ideas where you don’t have to spend a penny? Duck into The Hidden Lane, a kaleidoscope of colour tucked away in Glasgow’s vibrant West End.

Hidden Lane is Glasgow’s treasure trove of artists' studios, quirky shops, and cosy cafes. 

Perfect for couples who enjoy the thrill of the find, this nook is a delightful escape where you can hunt for unique gifts, indulge in artisan coffee, or simply soak up the creative atmosphere. It’s a charmingly unconventional choice for a leisurely date, offering stories to share over dinner about the hidden gems you discovered.

Play a Game of Tennis or Lawn Bowls at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls and Tennis Centre

Challenge your date to a friendly game of tennis or lawn bowls at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls and Tennis Centre, where the competition is as light-hearted or as fierce as you fancy. 

Nestled within the picturesque Kelvingrove Park, it offers not just a chance to showcase your sporting prowess (or lack thereof), but also an opportunity to enjoy some laughter and gentle ribbing in the great outdoors. Loser buys the ice cream!

Watch a Play at the Tron Theatre

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Delve into dramatics at the Tron Theatre, where the stage is alive with tales old and new. 

This beacon of Glasgow's theatre scene is the perfect venue to immerse yourselves in the magic of live performance, be it a gripping drama, a side-splitting comedy, or an avant-garde piece that leaves you both puzzled and intrigued. 

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