Looking for fun date ideas in Singapore to spice things up with your partner? We have a whole list of date ideas that include everything from day-time dates with adventurous outdoor activities, cheap dating suggestions, couple bonding adrenaline-fuelled dates and more!
Going out for dinner to a romantic restaurant is just the tip of the iceberg for date ideas in Singapore! If you’re like us, with work and family taking up so much of our focus, planning a special date night away from the rugrats often feels well beyond our bandwidth! We’re here to the rescue with a comprehensive roundup of more than 45 date ideas in Singapore, from cheap dating ideas (‘cos parent life is expensive enough!), to memorable rooftop couple dates that will leave your hearts aflutter, fun day-time adventurous date ideas in Singapore (‘cos we tired at night!), plus some classic romantic date ideas since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
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Let’s kick it off with fun date ideas, cause we all could use a little more child-free fun in our lives, amirite?
List of unique date ideas in Singapore:
Fun date ideas in Singapore
1. Go karting
For the adventurous couple, why not give the latest go-kart track a try at Hyper Drive at Palawan Beach – where you can drive along a fully indoor racing track (thank you, aircon!) that incorporates real-life racing and virtual gaming. Or if you’d prefer to go-kart outdoors try one of the KF1 Karting Circuits.
2. Heart-pumping date idea: Indoor skydiving
For a date idea that will get your heart pumping (and not just with love hormones) try indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore or check out our list for more great Sentosa activities – there’s so much fun for the kids at heart!
3. Mini golf date
Another great date idea in Singapore is this unique take on mini golf at Kulnari, which is the world’s first mystery golf experience. You and your date will be immersed in a 1920s-themed mystery environment where you work together to follow clues along the mini golf course.
4. Stress-relief date
If the stress of parenting is getting you down, plan a date that will relieve some angst! Try axe throwing or visit a rage room, like the Fragment Room – it’s you and your plus one against the world (or your kids)!
5. Relive your youth at Timezone Singapore
Relive your youth with this date idea! If you’re a couple that enjoys competition, check out one of Singapore’s many arcades like Time Zone, which also has bumper cars and laser tag. For old-school arcade games, visit the Arcade and Live Music Bar Level Up at Clark Quay.
6. Dating idea for Star Wars fans
Are you and your partner Star Wars fans? Try your hand at realistic sabre duelling, and make a date at Saber Authority. You never know, you may be a Jedi in training!
7. Bond with a VR experience
VR experiences are a great way to bond with your date and Singapore has a bunch of exciting VR experiences you can try out, from Sandbox VR at Orchard Central to Zero Latency at Suntec City. Check out RWS’s new Head Rock VR which boasts eight different VR experiences, such as heart-stopping rides and multiplayer battles.
8. Thrill-seeking date
9. See Singapore from a different angle
SkyHelix is another fun date idea in Singapore —not as heart-pumping as the above thrill-seeking date ideas but we love the fact you can chat to your partner as you admire the romantic sunset view.
10. Date night: Skyline Luge after hours
If you are looking for date night adventures in Sentosa, look no further than the Skyline Luge, where you can race down the track with your partner, listening to your favourite tunes since Skyline Luge Singapore has launched Ride the Beat a nighttime thrilling experience with monthly musical themes and a special guest DJ playlist.
11. Archery date for competitive couples
If you fancy getting competitive for that date why not try Archery at Combat Archery? They now have a Neon Archery Package that will bring a glow to you and your date!
Outdoor adventure date ideas in Singapore
12. Date ideas for water-lovers
Do you love water sports? Check out stand-up paddling, windsurfing or laser sailing at East Coast Park’s Aloha Sea Sports, and visit our guide for other fun outdoor activities at East Coast Park. Or try kayaking at Fever, where you can choose from fishing tours, kayak sailing and beach cleanup tours. For couples willing to catch their own dinner, try Qian Hu Fish Farm for a little fishing experience.
13. Island hopping date idea in Singapore
To get off the beaten path, take your date on a little island hopping trip. It feels like you’re going on holiday but you can do it in half a day and no passports are needed! Use our guides to visit Pulau Ubin, St John’s Island or Coney Island.
14. Go for a run or cycle together
For those couples who love to get out and enjoy nature on their dates, Singapore is full of great parks, beaches and outdoor places to explore. Have a look at our guides to some of Singapore’s best parks, such as Labrador Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. If you want to work up a sweat, take a run or cycle along the nation’s Park Connector Network (PCN).
15. Challenge your date to an obstacle course
If you prefer an adventure in the trees, try Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir for Singapore’s biggest treetop adventure park. It’s a free-and-easy climb through the trees as you navigate 44 crossings and three over-water zip lines.
16. Hiking dates: walk and talk
For a hiking date, check out our guide to the best hikes in Singapore. Some of our fave hikes are at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve with its range of trails from easy to moderate and difficult. We also love the sea views from Labrador Park which make for quite a romantic setting on your date.
Free or cheap date ideas in Singapore
17. Picnic in a park
Pack a picnic to save some extra cash, and choose a beautiful green park or head to one of the best beaches in Singapore for the ultimate cheap date idea in Singapore. Check out the best picnic spots in Singapore here.
18. Wander a new neighbourhood
Why not plan date night (or a daytime date) in a new part of town that you haven’t yet explored? Lace up your trainers and hop on public transport with your partner. Take a look at our neighbourhood guides to Joo Chiat, River Valley, Holland Village, Sengkang, Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Sembawang, and Clark Quay.
19. Street art walk
Keen to take a tour of Singapore’s street art? Visit our guide to the street murals across the city and snap some cute date pics around town (how often do the parents star in pics without the kiddos?).
20. Date ideas for animal-lovers
If you and your partner love wild animals like otters, monkeys and dolphins, check out our guide to finding wild animals in Singapore for a daytime date exploring! You can even find crocodiles at Sungei Buloh, so you can come home to your kiddos with an exciting tale to tell. For a super unique date in Singapore, you could even bond over volunteering at an animal shelter. Or how about a kids-free trip to the Singapore Zoo or Bird Paradise?
Creative dating ideas
21. Couples who cook together
If your creativity falls along the culinary realm, you can take couples’ cooking classes or try baking classes. Commune Kitchen offers affordable classes that you and your date can sign up for to expand your culinary repertoire (bonus points for recreating the recipes for each other as a cheap date idea at home). Try Palette Sensations to grow your baking (and cooking) skills – they even have chocolate-making workshops!
22. Create art or tuft together
If you want a more hands-on creative date idea, try tufting, craft workshops, or try your hand at art jamming! Meanwhile, budding photographers should try the Self-Photo studio to have a personalised DIY couple’s photoshoot.
23. Scent-making class
Indoor date ideas in Singapore
24. Bowling with your bae
For a more unusual date idea, try Bowling in the Dark at K Bowling Club which boasts not only bowling, but darts, karaoke, an arcade and photobooth – really it’s a one-stop shop for feeling like a kid again with your partner!
25. Rollerskating date night
Visit Hi Roller Singapore to test your roller skating skills! A two-hour session with rental equipment costs $18 on weekdays ($21 on weekends) so it makes a pretty cheap date idea. HiRoller also features various themed nights, so you could get extra points for booking a date with a theme that your partner is into.
26. Date ideas for the young at heart
If it’s too hot or raining, you can’t go wrong with a date at a trampoline park or an indoor playground like SuperPark to work up a sweat. Just don’t tell the kids where you’ve been!
27. Problem-solving date idea: Escape Rooms
Fancy bonding over some problem-solving? Visit Hidden SG for their Outdoor Escape Room, which includes date packages. They offer a wide range of locations to explore around Singapore. You can even customise your date to include spots that have special meaning to you and your partner.
28. Rock climbing date or an aerial climb
Culture date ideas in Singapore
29. Head to a museum or art gallery
If the above date ideas in Singapore haven’t hit your dating requirements, perhaps you’d prefer a sikit atas (higher culture) dating experience. Check out Gillman Barracks or Goodman Arts Centre for a romantic stroll through mesmerising art galleries. From now until 24 March 2024, the National Gallery has a new exhibit called “Tropical”, highlighting art from Southeast Asia and South America, including works from Frida Kahlo, Latiff Mohidin, and Paul Gauguin. Over at the ArtScience Museum until 7 April 2024, there’s an exhibit called “Mars: The Red Mirror”, where you can learn more about the mysterious Red Planet.
30. Get dressed up and have date night at the theatre
Is performance art more up your or your partner’s alley? Treat them to a date at the theatre. Check out Singapore’s collection of theatre shows to see what they have coming up!
31. Watch a film and discuss it afterwards
Okay, so you can’t chat while you’re watching a film at the cinema but at least you’re leaving the house and making an effort to get dressed up for your date! Catch a film at the newly opened Golden Village x The Projector – a collaboration that showcases both blockbuster and independent, arthouse films or for ease just head to your local cinema. Afterwards grab a hot chocolate and discuss the film’s themes with your partner.
Indulgent date ideas in Singapore
32. Book a yacht
Charter a yacht, and have a romantic cruise for two, or hire a private chef to come prepare a special meal for you and your loved one! Or why not rent a Vespa at Singapore Sidecars and zoom around the island in style?
33. Date night staycation away from the kids
Check into a luxury hotel for a special staycay with your special someone and make use of a whole day and night without little voices nagging you.
34. Couple time spa-cation pampering
For big dates like Valentine’s Day or anniversaries, you may want to amp up the romance. Why not book a couples’ spa date and have massages together or a full day of pampering treatments? Read all about the best spas in Singapore here.
Foodie date ideas in Singapore
35. Date night at a romantic restaurant
Finally, we can’t forget the timeless classic romantic dinner. Check out our roundup of Singapore’s most romantic restaurants and you’re sure to create special memories with your partner.
36. Surprise your date with a new restaurant find
If you’re looking for something new and fresh, see our roundup of the best new restaurants in Singapore. There are a bunch of new places to check out, from new interpretations of Japanese dining to surprising fusion experiences and even a new Sri Lankan restaurant. This will definitely add some spice to your date!
37. Have a drink at a rooftop bar
Nothing spells romance like a great sunset view. Have a look at these rooftop restaurants we’ve recently covered for the best views in Singapore.
38. Theatre-dining date
Or maybe you crave an interactive dining experience – check out Absurdities, where you’ll be served a six-course Omakase meal while you traverse through spaces that may require climbing and crawling!
39. Visit a cat cafe
Love cats but the kids are allergic? Why not head to a cat cafe for couple time one afternoon? You’ll get to pet cats, enjoy coffee in peace and catch up with your partner without the kiddos in earshot.
40. Romantic high tea
If your kids are busy with their afternoon siesta, why not treat your partner to a special date of high tea? It’s a well-deserved break and you and your date will feel like royalty dining on tiered stands of scones, pastries and finger bites!
41. Pretend you’re on hols at a beach bar
Head to Sentosa for sunset and end up at one of the beach clubs for date night drinks. Coastes is one of our fave beach club hangouts with the family but there’s a whole different vibe at night and it’s lovely to have a cold glass of wine with the feel of the sand between your toes! Read our Sentosa guide here.
42. Stroll through Seletar Aerospace Park
Seletar Aerospace Park is pretty enough to be a much-requested wedding venue so it’s no surprise it’s a romantic spot to stroll on a balmy evening. Wander around the old black and white bungalows that used to be housing for the Royal Air Force personnel and their families. Check out our guide to Seletar Aerospace Park for date night eats.
43. Daytime date: brunch
If you fancy a daytime date and have someone at home to watch the rugrats why not head out for a brunch date?
44. Post bedtime date ideas
If you can only manage slipping away from the little darlings after you’ve put them to bed – there are still a bunch of fun things you can do even if you only have an hour for your date! For those with a sweet tooth, try out one of Singapore’s great ice cream or frozen yoghurt spots or check out our list of favourite dessert places.
45. Unusual dining experiences for a date
46. Cheat date idea: chill at home
Sometimes we don’t even have the energy to get out of our t-shirts and leggings or brush our hair (or shower?). Date night at home is a perfectly acceptable way to have a romantic time with your partner. All that’s required is each other and a little effort to show your other half that you care. Talk about something other than the kiddos, give each other foot massages, play a game of cards or just hang out in peaceful silence.
We hope this list provides you with some new date ideas in Singapore that will bring even more sparkle and love into your relationship!