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 13th May 2021

Buckbuck Games

172 user reviews 5

Add an element of fun to your next date night at home by tuning into one of BUCKBUCK's epic online events. Whether you're going on a clubbing themed adventure with DJ MEGABANTZ, are falling down the rabbit hole or testing your trivia with a nonsensical quiz, there's never a dull moment.

Humble Grape

8 user reviews 4

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.


389 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.

Fancy doing something a little different on your next date night? Hunker down with the official Sherlock live game. Not only will you get to play detective and solve clues brought to you by the cast, but you can also get hands-on with a head-scratching cocktail making experience.

@ Online Event on Saturday 29th May 2021 and 4 other Saturdays

The ultimate romantic night in combo, this interactive online session will see you chowing down Hotel Chocolat treats and sipping on a selection of six delicious pairing wines. Buy tickets ahead of time and wait for you indulgent goodies to arrive, before logging on to Zoom for tasting guidance from a WSET qualified educator. 

  Jury Duty

37 user reviews 5

@ Online Event on Various dates from Friday 21st May 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.

Sick of the same old? Mix up your date night completely by tuning into one of Swamp Motel's incredible live events. Combining live theatre with captivating storytelling, these online adventures will see you transported to another world and placed at the heart of the action.

Keep things interesting wit your partner this summer, with a truly unforgettable date night experience curtesy of Vibio. They're running a series of sexual wellness sessions, hosted by experts and taking place in a welcoming, relaxed environment. 

Social Isolation

63 user reviews 5

Looking for something a little different for your next at home date night? Join Social Isolation for a fun evening that'll have you and beau singing, dancing and dabbing your way to bingo victory. Pick between a musical quiz or singalong bingo and get ready to bring your A game.

Map Maison

65 user reviews 4

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.

Nothing will quite match up to the quirkiness of this lockdown date idea. Join Les Bubb School of Mime with your partner and you'll develop keen instincts as a clown, master the art of illusion and become closer as a couple through this series of fun workshops.

Prime Pass Events

8 user reviews 5

Treat your partner to a unique date night in lockdown, courtesy of Prime Pass Events. From wine and chocolate tastings to truffle making and terrarium building, they're helping you to keep things interesting with handy kits and online masterclasses. 

Fancy a romantic experience with your boo? Let'sDate Crate are making it happen, delivering staycation kits and throwback 90s experiences. Expect cocktails, inflatable props, activity kits alongside virtual events and themed Spotify playlists to create an immersive night in. 

  The Virtual Whisky Masterclass

180 user reviews 5

@ Online Event on Various dates from Friday 21st May 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.

Play Dead London

110 user reviews 5

Treat yourselves to a quirky date night at home with the folks from Play Dead London. You'll get to unravel a head-scratching murder mystery, interrogating suspects and piecing together clues, with not one but two quirky stories to choose from. 


77 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.

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. 

@ 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.

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.