Cheap Date Ideas On A Budget

Meg Draffin

Looking for great date ideas that won’t break the bank? With RedBalloon, finding fantastic date ideas on a budget is easier than ever. Forget movie nights at home, average takeaway dinners and long walks on the beach and set out on a date you’ll both remember for years to come. Treat your special someone to a Valentine’s Day date, a special birthday celebration or the perfect ‘just because’ outing. Having the option to filter great experiences for two based on preferred price range makes finding activities to match your budget simple.

Check out some great cheap date ideas below.

Otto Ristorante six course seafood degustation

Dine in style

Romantic dining is a classic date activity for a good reason. An excuse to get dressed up, spend some quality time together and share a delicious meal, it’s a date idea you can tailor to your budget and personal preferences. You might opt to start your day with a tasty breakfast, kick off a date night with small plates and cocktails, or settle in for high tea with a view. With RedBalloon, you can discover a wide range of dining options. Select your location and price range and plan a date to remember.

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Jet boat ride in Auckland

Hit the water with jet boating

Does your better half love to try new things and the occasional thrill? Jet boating is another excellent cheap date idea to enjoy with the special someone in your life. Take to the water and experience some of Australia’s most beautiful and iconic waterways in a whole new way. Hold on tight, feel the wind in your hair and create some great memories together.

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NSW: Authentic Italian cooking class with meal

Join a cooking class

If you’re on the hunt for cute cheap date ideas, why not consider a cooking class? Perfect for budding cooks, foodies and just about everyone in between, these fantastic culinary experiences offer an opportunity to learn something new, work together as a couple and enjoy some tasty food too. With a variety of cuisines available, from Italian and Mexican to Japanese, as well as speciality courses focusing on making foods such as chocolate and cheese, finding a class you’ll both love is sure to be a breeze.

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leisure splash experience

Get messy in a splash room

Just a bit messy but a whole lot of fun; a visit to a splash room is a great date idea on a budget. Don protective clothing and have fun throwing, splashing and playing with non-toxic paint. Get creative, let off some steam and have plenty of fun throughout this unique experience. Some splash room centres also allow you to decorate a canvas, making for a beautiful memento of your date.

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Canyoning and abseiling adventure in the Blue Mountains

See your city and its surrounds from a new perspective

For a cheap date idea that gives you the perfect excuse to head out into the great outdoors, why not try abseiling? Available at an assortment of locations, from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales to Brisbane and the Adelaide Hills, it’s an adventure experience that allows you to see your city and its surrounding regions from a fresh perspective. Try something new as a couple, soak up some incredible views and enjoy all the thrills of this exciting activity.

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Treetops Sunshine Coast

Tackle a treetop adventure together

Finding unique yet cheap date ideas isn’t always easy. If you’re stuck on what to do with your special someone, take to the treetops and spend time tackling a high ropes course together. Cheer each other on as you climb, jump, swing and conquer each obstacle, and enjoy the fantastic scenery surrounding you. Some treetop adventures also feature ziplining, adding extra fun to the experience.

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