Rainy Day Dates – The Muddy Guide

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Rainy Day Dates - The Muddy Guide

Here in the UK we’re used to bad weather and, as countryside lovers, we know that nature, gardens and arable land all benefit from a good shower of rain. So, why let poor weather cramp your dating style? Much as you may like to wander around in the sunshine with your date, sometimes it’s not always possible. Here are seven of our favourite wet weather date ideas which will still keep you entertained and with plenty to talk about.

1. Board games at the pub

Any good, self-respecting pub will have a corner crammed full of board games. With a couple of drinks, a roaring log fire, and your game set out in front of you, it’s time to get to know your date more as they let their competitive edge come into view.

2. Culture trip

Dates indoors are a good idea in rainy weather. Check out your local museum or art gallery, or look online to see if there are any temporary exhibitions near you at the moment. You don’t have to be in London to enjoy this date; the UK has some fantastic, and even quirky, museums to keep you and your muddy match interested, including the Bubble Car Museum, Lawnmower Museum, the House of Marbles and the Morgan Museum. Don’t forget the National Trust and English Heritage too, both of whom have lots of historic houses (that are dry) to explore.

3. Theme park

Theme parks don’t close in bad weather and, if they have a log flume, you’re going to get wet anyway so embrace the bad weather and get on those rides. It’ll probably be a lot quieter too so no need to queue in the pouring rain.

4. Farm shop and dinner date at home

If you’ve been seeing your muddy match for a while then why not cook for them at home? We love the idea of meeting at your local farm shop or deli to pick out the best ingredients together then heading home to cook up a storm. For an element of competition, turn it into a ‘Ready Steady Cook’ style cook-off.

5. Theatre trip

For something totally different, pick up a couple of tickets to a matinee performance for live theatre or a film. They’re often a little cheaper too, and if you want to extend the date you can head for lunch first, or afternoon tea after.

6. Antiques trip

Step back in time and spend a wet afternoon rummaging in an antiques shop with your date. Who knows what treasures you’ll find, and you’ll get a clearer idea of your date’s tastes, too.

7. Embrace the weather

For all you hardened country-lovers out there we know that a spot of rain won’t put you off. After all, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Don your waterproofs, lace up your boots and head out for a long walk through the countryside. Just make sure you have a thermos flask of something warming and some dry clothes back in your car.