Lockdown Date Ideas In The UK

Let's face it, after endless TV dinners and rainy walks, it's easy for that spark to fizzle out. But whether you're trying to keep that flame burning or are entering into the unchartered territory of a Zoom first date, there's plenty of fun things to help you along the way. From virtual cocktail classes to cook-along workshops and lol-worthy live comedy shows, we've created a guide to the best online date ideas in the UK right now. See ya later Netflix and chill...

Last updated on 5th March 2021

The Last Talisman

9 user reviews 5

One of the best ways to do an online date night in the UK, this series of quirky cocktail classes is sorting you and the other half out with a selection of boozy mixes for you to make at home, along with plenty of unique themed experiences to choose from. 

@ Online Event on Tue, 30th Mar 2021 @ 18:30 - 20:00

Meal-making meet mindfulness in this unique online cookery class from the Dinner Ladies. The kitchen queens will be teaming up with breathwork therapist Octavia Calthorpe to show you how to make a delicious bibimbap and guide you through some calming breathing techniques.

Crack Comedy

27 user reviews 4

Looking for virtual first date ideas? Unprecedented times, these... Break the ice with an evening of laughs at Crack Comedy's online event. The humour kings will be showcasing talented newbies and well-known comedians at a fantastic price. 

@ Your home sweet home! on Wed, 17th Feb 2021 - Tue, 1st Jun 2021

Fancy a romantic getaway with your boo? Let'sDate Crate are making it happen, delivering staycation kits filled with tropical cocktails, inflatable palm trees, sandcastle kits and more. But that's not all. They've also got online hula lessons and a fittingly themed Spotify playlist to transport you to sunnier shores.

One of the best ways to jazz up a traditional date night, this unique offering from Callooh Callay is sending you some slick samples of some delicious spirits that you'll learn more about during their guided tasting classes.


4 user reviews 5

Trade in your usual date night drinks - aka supermarket tinnies and homemade G&Ts - for something a little more exciting with an online cocktail masterclass from Opium. All the kit will be sent to your door in preparation for the event, with the ingredients to create three signature tipples, such as sesame old fashioneds and mulled sakes.

@ Online Event on Sunday 7th March 2021 and 11 other Sundays

Looking for a date night with a difference? Laugh Train Home's online shows are combining some of the funniest comedians in the business with a series of poignant subjects. From the science of fear to the mechanics of the class system, each topic will be tackled in  a rib-tickling way.

If you fancy heating things up while we're in lockdown, log onto one of these masterclasses from The Glasgow Festival of Burlesque. Hosted by some of the finest burlesque stars in the country, these events will have you tassel twirling, chair dancing and practical peeling from home. 

Map Maison

63 user reviews 5

The perfect virtual date for long distance couples, this online masterclass is inviting you to skip the bar and up your mixology skills from the comfort of your own home. Led by one of Map Maison's talented bartenders, the event will teach you how to shake up a series of sips, with tickets including a three-piece cocktail kit.

If you're looking for fun things to do with your partner in lockdown, these sessions with Aljaz and Janette are not to be missed. Log onto one of their sessions and learn a new routine each week, with the chance to ask the couple questions after you're done.

@ Celestial Cinema Home Edition - Delivery Nationwide on Tue, 26th Jan 2021 - Sun, 30th May 2021

Set the mood with a little help from Celestial Cinema. The movie maestors are sending their DIY film kits to houses all over the country, meaning you can create your very own film haven at home. What's included? A 72-inch screen, mini projector, snacks and bottle of Champagne.


58 user reviews 5

Looking for a way to spice up date night at home? Sipsmith's lineup of events includes virtual distillery tours and a couples's cocktail classes. You'll learn how to create a classic gimlet and dark fruit bramble, with all the ingredients sent to you ahead of time.

  The Virtual Whisky Masterclass

145 user reviews 5

@ Online Event on Various dates from Sunday 7th March 2021

Whether you consider yourself a whisky connoisseur or a total newbie, this virtual masterclass is perfect for couples in lockdown, with five premium drams for you to sample. Conducted via Zoom, the class will teach you techniques to train your nose and palate, allowing you to meet fellow participants and ask questions along the way.

Want to push the boat out for your next date night? Your Fork is setting the bar high with its indulgent three and five-course offerings. Created by world-class chefs, the bundles will give you everything you need to create a meal that is bound to impress.

Humble Grape

3 user reviews 4

Discounts available on certain events

The perfect way to bond with a partner while being physically apart, Humble Grape's WSET courses will see you and your sweetheart gaining a WSET qualification and learning all there is to know about the wonderful world of wine.

@ Online Event on Various dates from Sunday 7th March 2021

A fun online date idea that'll have you working together and questioning characters, Shake, Rattle, and ROASTED! is a great shout for all the Sherlock lovers amongst you. Throughout the evening, you and your boo will investigate how an American prom queen ended up getting electrocuted.


303 user reviews 5

Always fancied yourself as a Sherlock Holmes in the making? These interactive online murder mystery experiences are letting your sleuth flag fly. With stories set everything from a TV talent show to Regency England, whatever theme you choose comes packed with intrigue and challenging clues.

Social Isolation

48 user reviews 5

If you're looking for a unique date night idea in lockdown, Social Isolation are on-hand with fun, games and laughter aplenty. Join them as they raise funds for charity with bingo, quizzes and living room discos, it's sure to put a smile on your partner's face. 

Spend an evening getting boozy with your boo and learning more about craft beers or fizz at Champagne Route. The alcohol experts will be sending a number of samples to your door and guiding you through each tipple across an hour-long tasting,

  Jury Duty

32 user reviews 5

@ Online Event on Various dates from Monday 8th March 2021

This immersive online event will see you and your sweetheart joining a nail-biting court case, sitting on the jury, and ultimately deciding the fate of the defendant. The perfect at home date night activity for lovers of all things true crime, this multi-layered mystery will see your detective skills put to the test.

Lay down your Deliveroo app and instead get busy in the kitchen with one of these DIY meal kits. Perfect for couples in lockdown, the handy packages will allow you to flip patties, bake naans and stuff tacos, before lighting some candles and digging into a restaurant-standard feast.