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:
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.
Make your favourite food with your date – it could be a food from your culture.
Many towns and cities have alcohol-free 18-and-under clubs where you can dance and hang out.
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.
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.
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!
Visit a zoo or a public farm.
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Last reviewed September 2013 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team