An obvious one, but not to be overlooked. Most cities have an outdoor ice rink during the winter months so book a couple of tickets for the late afternoon. Be a true gent and take her for hot mulled cider or buttered rums afterwards.
Show off your skills on your nearest artificial slopes, there are indoor and outdoor synthetic slopes available and we recommend an indoor one as they’re much closer to real snow to ski or board on. If you’re both beginners book an hour of tuition to get you started. Afterwards it’s shots at the bar in true après ski style.
Pack your swim shorts and hunt out your nearest Hamam. Treat your date to a day in the saunas, steams and baths of your nearest Turkish hamam, a welcome break from the cold winter weather, bask in a 40 degree hot tub instead, a sure-fire winner.
With a range of great local ales on tap and a roaring open fire, a country pub makes the ideal setting for your winter date. After a long walk over the neighbouring fields or hills, cosy up in the corner nearest the fire and watch the elements rage outside, whilst you’re as toasty as can be.
Log Cabin Retreat
This one is a little more extravagant. Hire a car and drive your date to a remote log cabin in the woods. Turn the heating right up and batten down the hatches for a hot weekend away when it’s freezing cold outside.