Whether you’re out to impress, or looking for the ultimate mates date – we’ve got you.
Whether you’re newly dating, or just looking for something fun to do with your beau – there’s no better season for it than autumn. From the fresh sense of ‘new beginnings’ that comes with the season to the welcome excuse to cuddle up because “it’s cold” – we’re prepped with fun activities to take on with your nearest and dearest. Here is a varied list of indoor and outdoor activities depending on your household situation.
1. Stroll around Sefton Park
Sefton Park is one of Liverpool’s best green spaces all year round, but in autumn, it has a particular charm to it. Not only is it one of the oldest parks in the city, but you’ll also find squirrels parading around, with stunning auburn trees surrounding. It’s very picturesque for a romantic stroll or cycle round especially with the waterfalls hidden within the park. Check out Secret Liverpool’s guide to Sefton Park.
2. Enjoy a romantic cinema screening at the Everyman
Fancy a slice of normal life? Everyman Cinema has officially re-opened, and they have a fantastic line-up in store for our grand return to cinemas. Kick back with comfy surrounds to On The Rocks and Tenet among a number of classics – all while enjoying Everyman’s fantastic menu and bar offering.
Everyman, Metquarter, 35 Victoria Street, L1 6DA
3. Enjoy a delicious dinner in darkness
Nothing says romance quite like a candlelit dinner, and coming just in time for Autumn is Fever’s much-loved Dining In The Dark events. Enjoy an evening blindfolded and using your senses (mainly taste and smell) to decipher the menu. You can choose from a vegan, fish or meat menu but that’s all the clues you will get! Find out more and book here.
4. Learn how to make Portuguese custard tarts
There’s nothing better than bonding over a love of food. Join The an online for up to two hours of baking fun as you learn how to make these classic Portuguese custard tarts (or also known as Pastel de Nata). So, book your tickets for a sweet weekend and seeing who is the better pastry chef. If you’re into savoury food more, why not try this pasta course.
5. Sit back and learn something new
This autumn Fever Talks are hosting a number of engaging lectures from qualified experts and inspirational thinkers. So why not grab a drink, broaden your horizons and explore something new? You can listen to a number of interesting topics such as The Science of Parallel Universes or The Science of Psychedelics. Also, a great idea if you’ve run out of things to say, looking for a bit of an ice-breaker or you simply just like new experiences.
6. Pick your own pumpkins and carve something special together
Getting into the Halloween spirit? There’s nothing more wholesome than picking your own pumpkin to later carve, and there are multiple pumpkin patches in the Liverpool area like The Pumpkin Patch Hightown where you can do that. Some farms serve delicious food and drink as well as being able to stroll around the pumpkin patch and enjoy a glass of something from the bar whilst taking some seasonal snaps for the ‘gram.
7. Enjoy drinks on a cosy terrace or at a coffee shop
Fancy a cosy cocktail? We know just the place. Decked out with chalet-style lodges and thick blankets for autumn and winter, plus beautiful views of Liverpool – Liberté serves up an array of drinks that are great for both dates and girl’s nights, with a lengthy menu featuring a little something for everyone. If you fancy a little grub, too, guests can also enjoy some delicious dishes. Check out the winter village coming to Liberté here. Fancy a coffee or hot chocolate to warm you up? You can also head to top coffee shops, Bold Street Coffee and Mother Espresso for indoor and takeaway hot drinks.
Liberté, The Bentley Building, 50 Brunswick Street, L2 0PL
Bold Street Coffee, 89 Bold Street, L1 4DG
Mother Espresso, The Tea Factory, 82 Wood Street, L1 4DQ
8. Play retro arcade games at NQ64
Visit NQ64 where you’ll find retro arcade games and it’s the perfect place to go head-to-head with your date. Compete in a round of Mortal Kombat or Mario Kart while knocking back a cocktail or two – before enjoying a bit of grub and a pint at the bar.
9. Have a feast at Baltic Market
Feeling peckish? Pick up some locally made bakes, devour some delicious street food or simply browse the lovely little stalls that make up Baltic Market. The street food here is incredible and you and your date are bound to find something you like. You’ll also find epic dessert company The Midnight Delivery here too, so save some space!
Baltic Market, Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street, L8 5XJ
10. Escape to a lake house in Cheshire
A gorgeous lake house tucked away outside of Liverpool, there’s no better local escape to hide away with your one and only. The lake house is hidden in rural Cheshire, has its own private lake as well as pizza oven for you to enjoy together on autumn evenings. The wholesome getaway is near to Coddington, with plenty close by to explore too. Plus, it’s only an hour’s drive away from Liverpool city centre! Check out more local getaways here.
11. Cuddle up with a scary movie on Netflix
If you’re trying to find an excuse for a cheeky cuddle – here it is. Netflix has officially released its Halloween slate for 2020 – with a number of spooky films and TV shows to watch in the run up to Halloween. Freak yourself out with The Haunting of By Manor (The Haunting of Hill House’s follow-up series), delve into Unsolved Mysteries Vol. 2, or spook yourself silly with a classic such as A Nightmare on Elm Street or Child’s Play.
[Featured image: Otto Berkeley]