Suggestions for inexpensive dates

If you’re in school, you probably don’t have the cash for expensive nights out.
Don’t worry, there are lots of ways you can have fun with your date on the cheap.

Here are some ideas:

Get active
Go for a hike, cycle, or swim. If you live near water, you could go for a canoe ride. You can also try something indoors like ice skating at your local arena.

Take a walk at night and look for constellations. If you live in a city, take your date to a planetarium.

Pack some sandwiches or snacks, grab a blanket, and head to your local park for a picnic.

Favourite food
Make your favourite food with your date – it could be a food from your culture.

Shake it
Many towns and cities have alcohol-free 18-and-under clubs where you can dance and hang out.

Reel love
Invite your date over for a movie night: each person brings a movie that fits a theme, like scary movies, or worst movie of all time.

Play date
Get in touch with your inner child – spend an afternoon in a playground or theme park.

How well do you really know your city or town? Grab a map or tourist’s guide and explore the local monuments, street fairs, or nature reserves.

Do good
Volunteer with your date for a cause you both believe in. Volunteering at music or film festivals can also let you attend events for free!

Wild thing
Visit a zoo or a public farm.

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Last reviewed September 2013 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team

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