Alternative Autumn Date Inspiration For Countryside Singles
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Had enough of the usual autumn date ideas? Want to be a bit more creative than meeting up for an autumnal walk, bonfire or, worst of all, a coffee date? We’ve got you covered in this blog post. We like to think that our Muddy Matches countryside singles like to do something a little bit different and a little more outdoors on their dates. So, here are six of our favourite ideas for alternative autumnal dating to help you find love in the countryside.
1. Check out a ploughing match
For a lazy Sunday date, wrap up warm then head to a ploughing match to check out the locals’ equipment. After you’ve had your fill of watching competitive precision ploughing, you’ll get the chance to warm up in the WI tent with a cup of tea and traditional Victoria sponge cake. Head to the Society of Ploughmen website to brush up on your ploughing knowledge and impress your date with your down-to-earth background.
2. Use up your courgette glut
If you’re taken with the idea of cooking at home for your date, then why not theme your evening, around…. courgettes. Start with a courgetti spaghetti, feta and lemon with pine nuts started before the main event; baked courgette and goats’ cheese ratatouille. The final course is a moist, dark courgette and chocolate cake, and it’s all washed down with a refreshing (if unusual) courgette martini.
If you’re a member of the National Trust then check out when their next foraging or fungi is to be held. Munch on the autumn harvest to your heart’s content, learn about the different types of funghi identified then, of course, you have to indulge in a freshly-baked treat (apple pie, crumble or cake) in the tea room. Search their website to find an event near you.
4. Hire a tandem
Want to find out if your relationship can go the distance? Hire a tandem. Work as a team as you sail around country lanes (or the local park), enjoy the crisp autumn air whizzing past and get in your daily exercise. Don’t forget to pack a picnic, blanket and thermos of something warming to keep the chill at bay. If you’re in North Yorkshire you can hire a tandem at Tandems.
5. Day at the beach
Go back to your childhood with a visit to your local beach. In your thirties? Act like you’re five. Play catch the wave, dig for treasure, head to the arcades, then round off the day with some hot fish and chips. Letting your hair down and be care-free shows that you know how to relax and have fun. Here are some of the best seaside towns in the UK.
6. Antiques hunting
OK, this maybe not the most maverick idea our there, but excellent if the weather isn’t sunny and crisp. You’ll have fun rooting through antiques shops for hidden treasures (no pressure to buy!). Add a touch of fun by setting challenges; finding a set of vintage champagne saucers, the most hideous doll or the biggest soup ladle there is. Famous antiquing towns include Horncastle in Lincolnshire, Malvern in Worcestershire and Long Melford in West Sussex.