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Get Hearts Racing This Valentine’s Day With These Date Ideas Guaranteed To Impress

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger

Woman playing bumper cars at Timezone.

Sure, here at Urban List we love the tried-and-tested dinner and drinks date but when it comes to Valentine's Day, it's time to turn the heat up with a slice of originality.

If you’re keen to impress your Valentine this February 14, we’ve teamed up with Timezone to serve up some adrenaline-pumping experiences that’ll have your significant other swooning—who doesn't love a little firey competition, amirite?! Sparks will fly. 

From the latest immersive arcade games to state-of-the-art interactive experiences, here are five Valentine’s Day date ideas your partner, bestie—or prospective lover—are guaranteed to vibe. 

Pump Up The Adrenaline With Laser Tag

Secret corners, racing hearts and moody lighting sound exactly like our kind of Valentine’s Day, and a round of laser tag is where it's at. Strap yourselves in and get ready for the best kind of workout in Timezone’s neon-clad Laser Tag Arena. Cosy up and create an alliance or ride solo as you attempt to take out the victory and score unlimited bragging rights all night. Pew pew.

Bump And Grind With Bumper Cars

We know February is when our schedules start to fill up so if you've left V-Day to the very last minute, we recommend relieving stress with Timezone’s Spin Zone dodgem cars. Go head to head with your date and put your pedal to the metal while having a giggle and letting off some steam under the neon glow—it's a helluva time. 

Get Your Arcade Game On

There’s something very 500 Days Of Summer about a cute date spent meandering through an arcade. Great for a first date to help keep the nerves at bay or something to spice up a potentially stale old V-Day dinner routine, Timezone has a plethora of classic and cutting-edge tech creations for shaking up the evening. Head into the karaoke booth for a sultry duet, show off those muscles at the King Of The Hammer or Hyper Shoot Basketball, head back to yesteryear with a round of Space Invaders Frenzy, or go 4D with Dask Escape or The Walking Dead immersive worlds. Walking away with an awesome prize for your significant other is the ultimate way to score brownie points. 

Capture The Cuteness In A Photobooth 

A photobooth moment is equal parts intimate and unforgettable—nothing brings a smile to your face like a jolt of love and nostalgia looking back at photoboth keepsakes. Loads of Timezone venues feature a fun photobooth, so be sure to check if your local has one, hop in and memorialise your date forever. 

Strike Out With Bowling 

Two people bowling

Looking to bowl your date over with your charm and bowling prowess? Lace up your bowling shoes and get ready to knock down those pins at Timezone Bowling. Bumper to bumper with shorter alleys, flex on your date with a perfect round of social 10-pin bowling. Or perhaps flip the script with a few games of Mini Bowling, where you can experience different game modes and photo captures that’ll make for a hilarious night out.

Looking for even more inspo for date night? Timezone is the place to bring on the fun this romantic season. Each Timezone is a little different too, serving up escape rooms and even mini golf, so be sure to check out what your local Timezone has to offer. 

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Timezone and proudly endorsed by Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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