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Most Impressive First Date Ideas Glasgow

So, what are you planning to do for your first date in Glasgow?

A cocktail bar? A walk in the park? A trip to the cinema?


If you really want to wow your date, then you’ll steer clear of these well worn paths.

Instead, think outside the box and opt for a more impressive first date in Glasgow. Something that gives you plenty of time to get to know one another, without placing either of you under heaps of pressure.

You need relaxed, fun, and interesting date ideas. And here are 7 of them...

1. Laugh Out Loud at The Stand

Laugh Out Loud at The Stand

Address: 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G2 3LG

You know you’ve had a great date when your cheeks are sore from smiling. And there’s one place in Glasgow where laughter is guaranteed: The Stand Comedy Club.

It’s the place where the likes of Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle took their first steps towards stardom, and if you head along on a Tuesday night to Red Raw (the long-running beginner’s showcase night) you may just catch a comedy star of tomorrow.

2. Explore the Universe at the Glasgow Science Centre

Explore the Universe at the Glasgow Science Centre

Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

There’s a great big universe out there, but space travel is probably a bit of a stretch for a first date. Save fueling up the rocket for later.

In the meantime, an interesting and, dare we say, romantic evening awaits at The Planetarium in the Glasgow Science Centre. Take in the wonders of the solar system shown across a jaw dropping 360° projection system. It really will be an out of this world experience.

3. Conquer the Ice Wall at Snow Factor

Conquer the Ice Wall at Snow Factor

Address: SOAR at INTU Braehead, King’s Inch Rd, Renfrew PA4 8XQ

Chill out together… literally. An ice climbing taster session at Snow Factor is ideal for adventurous couples who want to scale new heights and push things to the limit. Plus, there’s a roaring fireplace and Bavarian food & drink waiting for you once you’re done in the cosy Bar Varia. Cool!

4. Tee Off at Jurassic Parrr

Tee Off at Jurassic Parrr

Address: 2700 Great Western Rd, Clydebank, Glasgow G81 2XT

If you fancy some fresh air, a bit of friendly competition, and dinosaurs, then look no further than Jurassic Parrr mini golf. With 18 holes of prehistoric fun, you’ll have plenty of time to chat as you play around the course, before retiring to the clubhouse for coffee and cake.

5. Get Arty in the Botanic Gardens

Get Arty in the Botanic Gardens

Address: 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 0UE

If you’re both a bit creative, then make an art class in the Botanic Gardens part of your date. With life drawing lessons held in the beautiful surroundings of Kibble Palace, you’ll both have fun doodling before hitting up the nearby Byres Road bars.

6. Take a Tour at the Glasgow Central Station

Take a Tour at the Glasgow Central Station

Address: Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SL

History buffs with a penchant for adventure? Then beneath Glasgow Central Train Station lies rarely accessed vaults that’ll make for a memorable first date. It’s not quite Indiana Jones-level exploration, but you’ll find this Victorian era building full of surprises.

7. Get Your Skates On at the Rollerstop Roller Rink

Get Your Skates On at the Rollerstop Roller Rink

Address: 139 Middlesex Street, Glasgow G41 1EE

If you yearn for the days of disco (specifically, the kind of disco where you wore little wheels on your feet) then you have to swing by the Rollerstop Roller Rink in the Southside of Glasgow. There, you and your date can take to the dance floor and roll the night away.

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