Romantic Date Night Ideas in Plymouth

Romantic Date Night Ideas in Plymouth

Are you looking for a romantic evening in Plymouth? Discover the fantastic selection of date night ideas in Plymouth. There is something for everyone, whether you're looking for a cosy dinner in a candlelit restaurant, a fun night out at a trendy bar, or an adventurous activity to do together.

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It doesn't matter if it's your first date or just some well-needed time with your partner; with this list, you'll be able to impress and bag those brownie points. From strolling along the picturesque harbour to taking in a show at a local theatre, there's no shortage of ways to spend a romantic evening together in this vibrant city. So why wait? Start planning your perfect date night in Plymouth today!

Plymouth at night

Indoor Date Ideas Plymouth

If the weather is not on your side, such as wet weather, dark evenings or if you need to feel the air conditioning in the hot summer, you can still spend some time together. Whatever you choose, you're sure to have a memorable date. 

Get classy with a trip to the theatre

Treat your partner, and see a show at The Theatre Royal in Plymouth City Centre. It was officially opened in 1982 by Princess Margaret and welcomes West End Musicals, Opera and Ballet to the stage. There's also the Barbican Theatre and the Plymouth Pavillions, where concerts, live music and stand-up comedy are performed.

Experience gin like never before

Are you and your partner Gin fanatics? If so, the Master Distiller's private tour at the UK's oldest gin distillery, Black Friars, is definitely for you. This tour includes creating your very own bottle of Plymouth Gin. Or sample a gin cocktail or two at The Refectory Cocktail Bar.

Explore the aquarium

Don't be fooled; it's not just for children. You will be amazed by the Sand Tiger Sharks and the sea horses at the National Marine Aquarium, the UK's biggest aquarium. If you want to do something different on select dates, you can dine after hours in the glow of the 650,000-litre tank or get up for an early morning yoga session.

Watch a Movie

A Plymouth date night won't be a cliché at Everyman. It is a cinema with a difference. You can swap your soft drink for a glass of wine and even get freshly made pizza delivered to your seat. There are new releases, independent and classic film showings, plus regular special events. 

Outdoors in Plymouth

Cheap Date Night Ideas in Plymouth

If you are on a budget or want to watch the pennies, there are plenty of free things to do in Plymouth

On your bike

Plym Valley Cycle Trail follows the route of an old Great Western Railway track. With glorious oak woodland and open countryside, the scenery is bound to take your breath away. Why not pack a picnic and have a romantic stop-off? You can also cycle around The Barbican, Sutton Harbour, or Dartmoor National Park.

Of course, Future Inns is a cycle-friendly hotel. You can keep your bike in your bedroom, and we even have a guest laundry room if you want to wash and dry any clothing.

Take a cultural stroll

Put some comfy shoes on and take a leisurely stroll, hand in hand, through the heart of the city's heritage, Royal William Yard or The Barbican and Sutton Harbour. This is a beautifully vibrant place to visit, full of cobbled streets and listed buildings. The stunning Elizabethan Garden is free for you to explore.

Be sure to check out the Plymouth Walking Trails App, which is free to download and use. It has many different scenic routes to discover more of the city.

Experience city views

Take a look at Smeaton's Tower, a red and white lighthouse. A national landmark, it sits on the grassy bank of Plymouth Hoe. For a romantic view, go to the lantern room – it has incredible views of Plymouth Sound, Drakes Island and the city.

Picnic on the beach

If you want to feel sand beneath your toes, there are plenty of beaches near Plymouth. Pack a picnic or purchase a premade hamper to enjoy on the beach. You could get up early and watch the sunrise with a breakfast selection or watch the sunset together. 

Plymouth Hoe

Unusual Things to do in Plymouth

Delve into history

Catch the Cremyll Ferry and follow in the footsteps of the great seafarers of the past, such as Sir Francis Drake. The Plymouth Brethren left the Barbican harbour area in 1620 for the New World in North America. You can find out more about this at the Mayflower Museum. There are plenty of National Trust properties to visit, too. 

Swim with a view

Take a dip in the beautifully restored art deco circular outdoor pool, Tinside Lido. Set in an amazing location overlooking the sea at the tip of Plymouth Hoe and voted one of the top 10 best outdoor pools in Europe, this is not to be missed.

Take a boat trip

Ride the waves with Plymouth Boat Trips to Drake's Island, join a guided tour, or head to Mount Edgcumbe and discover the grounds there. There are also sunset cruises, party cruises and fishing expeditions.

Fun Things to do in Plymouth for Adults

Get active

Get active and try kayaking with your partner. Mount Batten Watersport's Centre is located in the very bay where America's Cup was held in 2011. However, you can do many other things out on the water, from sailing, diving, boat trips or paddle boarding to Drake's Island. There are so many thrilling outdoor activities in Plymouth

Get crazy… Golf

Head to Drake's Circus for some goofy golfing with your date at Paradise Island Adventure Golf. There are two 18-hole golf courses to choose from. There are twists, turns, humps and bumps and treacherous swamps to navigate as you play. 

Go axe throwing

You're bound to have a lot of fun hurling axes at Timber Vault. For 75 minutes, professional instructors will teach you how to throw an axe and hit the targets. Get competitive, and get the loser to buy the drinks and pizza afterwards! 

Get Locked In and Escape

At Escape Rooms Plymouth, you will be "locked" in a room with a series of tests, puzzles and clues that, combined with teamwork, will allow the unlocking of the room's mystery and, hopefully, a successful escape. This is the perfect way to have a bit of fun and unwind.

Date Night Ideas in Plymouth for Couples

Love to laugh?

Do you guys like a good giggle? If so, check out the monthly comedy night at the B-Bar at the Barbican Theatre. There is a fantastic mix of the best stand-up on the circuit and some up-and-coming talent. It takes place on the first Wednesday of the month. 

Liven it up with some live music

Looking for fun things to do in Plymouth at night? Plymouth has a whole catalogue of live music events for your date night, whatever your musical inclination is. In addition to live outdoor events, many venues host weekly gigs and concerts. 

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Romantic Restaurants in Plymouth

Food brings people together. Fishbone Restaurant is the ideal romantic restaurant. The team serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. An early-bird dining menu starts at 5pm where you can indulge on 3 courses for £25

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquin's Gin and Plymouth Gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 on cocktails are also available. 

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or Alternatively, you can book online:

Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Romantic Hotels in Plymouth

Future Inns has 143 bedrooms with everything you would expect and more for a night away. Up the romance factor by booking a King Suite; the large bedroom comes with a King-sized bed and a separate living room with a sofa, bath and shower room, as well as all the perks you can expect from a stay at Future Inns. An exclusive welcome pack will be waiting for you in your room, which includes a bottle of Cava, a bowl of fresh fruit and large bottles of chilled still and sparkling water. The hotel offers free parking and free WiFi to all guests.

Make a reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or email

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem in the bar when you dine in the restaurant and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join! 

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