Things To Do

Reclaim Your City With These 6 Date Ideas That Aren’t Dinner And A Movie

By Sophie Oddo
2nd Jul 2020

A woman mid-air jumping into a ball pit filled with yellow balls backed by a circular rainbow backdrop.

2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least. With a temporary pause on regular programming managing to feel like a lifetime, it’s safe to say we’re ready to return to our cities and experience everything they have to offer. 

So, to help you do just that, we’ve teamed up with DiDi to serve up the city’s best date activities to get you back out and about — with a special someone or just with your mates. Read on to start making plans (plus a chance to score discounted rides), and rest easy knowing DiDi’s safe and affordable rides are here to help you embrace date nights once again. 

Spin Burrata And Boccincini

Yes, eating cheese is great, but have you spun it? Enter Omnom Cheese’s Bubbles, Burrata and Bocconcini Making Class, which will have you stretching, folding, and “balling” your way to melt-in-your-mouth cheese, all while sipping on bubbles. The 90-minute class will give you the low-down on milk selection, acidification, coagulation and of course, turning the curds into mouth-watering bocconcini and creamy, oozy burrata. You’ll even get to take home a kilo of cheese. Dream. Date. 

Get Your Hands Dirty

When it comes to all things clay-related, you can’t go past Clay Sydney, as it serves up an array of workshops for beginners, intermediates, and clay connoisseurs. Most of the studio classes resemble a wine and cheese night, with BYO wine and snacks to nibble on while you create your own mini vase or planter. There’s even a 'mugs and mimosas' class on Saturdays where you can learn the art of vessel and pattern design and create your very own mug to take home, all while sipping on mimosas.

Harness Your Happiness

Dubbed the world’s most Instagrammable exhibition, selling out in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, you’re not going to want to miss out on, Happy Place. Featuring larger than life, whimsical, and immersive installations spanning across a maze of rooms, the exhibition is designed to help you “find your happy place”. Get ready for a Confetti Dome, the famed Rubber Ducky Bathtub, the Cookie Room, which smells just like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and so much more smile-inducing, sensory fun. 

Get Cosy In An Igloo

Ever wondered how to enjoy an alfresco dining experience in winter? Well, wonder no more, with epic snow glob-style igloos landing at Cargo Bar and Pier One. Both destinations are serving up a boujee as anything dining experiences under the stars, complete with set menus and mouth-watering drinks and cocktails with packages ranging anywhere from $49 to $600 (FYI—it includes your own private hot tub). If that’s not worthy of an Instagram upload, I don’t know what is.

Bar Hop Sydney’s Finest

Sydney’s bar game has really stepped up in the last few years, embracing creativity, luxury, and influence from all corners of the globe helping to create a truly cosmopolitan scene. Now home to some of the most exciting venues in the world, it’s no wonder we’re putting a bar hop to some of Sydney’s best bars on our list. Whether you choose to indulge in an Irish coffee cocktail from Maybe Sammy, sip on a Mezcal from Cantina OK!, savour a Pina Colada at Jacoby’s Tiki Bar, or D, all of the above, you can be sure to ditch the designated driver duties with DiDi and hop around drinking 'til your heart's content.

Kick It Old School

While we’re not covering any new ground here, there’s no denying that putt-putt and bowling have stood the test of time when it comes to fail-proof dates. With both Strike Bowling and Holey Moley back open, you can bet we’re already practising our putts and our bowls because we all know there’s no such thing as friendly competition. The best part? You can sip and swing and bowl and booze all while having a feed and a laugh.

To make it easy for you to plan your next date whilst on the go, we’ve partnered with the DiDi app to bring you cheaper rides to some of our favourite spots. Search ‘URBANLIST’ in the DiDi app to view ten of our top destinations in PerthFrom 2 - 16 July, DiDi’s making trips to those locations extra affordable with 15% off (up to $20), so you can make it a cheaper, more affordable date. *T&Cs apply

Image credit: HAPPY PLACE, Getty

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by DiDi 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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