Date night in Herts

Love is in the air... everywhere you look around...
Maybe it's just the warmer, sunnier season, or maybe it's being cooped up inside for months, but we truly feel a lot of blossoming romances are in the air this summer. Whether you're getting first-date butterflies, reconnecting with an evening away from the everyday or celebrating a special romantic occasion, the wannabe Cupids here at Visit Herts have gathered our favourite date night locations for those dreamy memories to be made. Whether you're a classic movie-dinner-drinks kind of couple, or looking for an unforgettable way to make that first impression, we've got the spots we know you lovebirds will enjoy! 

The Bricklayer's Arms

Gazing into each other’s eyes over a glass of red wine in a cosy corner under the glow of twinkling fairy lights… not just the stuff of movies, thanks to the charming gastro pub that is The Bricklayers Arms in Flaunden! Set within the stunning rolling hills of the Chess Valley, this 18th century pub is perfect setting for your cosy date night out. We could go on and on describing their delectable dinners, but instead we’ll just casually mention that they’ve won the Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year 2020, and they’ve won every year for the past five years, and they hold an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence… so we think you get the (delicious) picture!

The Luna Cinema at Knebworth House

Sit back and get cosy under a star studded night with The Luna Open Air Cinema at Knebworth House this summer! For four evenings this Summer, the Luna Cinema are transforming the stunning Parkland of Knebworth House into the perfect setting for open air cinema. Come and see an iconic film on the big screen under the starts in front of the gothic backdrop of Knebworth House. Bring a picnic, or treat your date to some tasty food and drink on-site.

Magic at the movies

Atria Watford

A classic cinema and dinner date? A bit of late night shopping? How about an evening watching our summer of sport live on the big screen? Whatever your go-to date idea may be, Atria Watford have something for you and your lucky someone to enjoy, whether you’re heading out for an anniversary celebration or looking to woo someone special.

Wine and dine...

The Grove

When the special occasion comes around, a birthday, an anniversary, or dare we say, an evening involving a special ring(!), you need luxury settings and specialist care to pull off the perfect date night. Enter The Grove hotel, host to celebrities and royalty alike, and the perfect option for your special night. Indulge in a delicious dinner in the luxurious settings of The Glasshouse restaurant, opt for a couples spa day to unwind together, or book an overnight escape for that staycation we were all dreaming about in lockdown.

Raise the bar

Pendley Manor

It’s all about rural relaxation in classically beautiful Pendley Manor. Enjoy a date night away relaxing and reconnecting with their ideal staycation offer – with a two night stay, a welcome bottle of prosecco and the use of their plush pool and leisure facilities, it’s the perfect antidote to last year’s stresses.

Romantic retreat

Paradise Wildlife Park

If you feel like stepping away from the traditional romantic locations, Paradise Wildlife Park have the answer for the ‘unforgettable’ date days! Get to know each other while feeding some tigers, saying hello to the penguins or meeting the meerkats with one of their experience days this summer.

Wildly romantic 

The Snow Centre

Adrenaline junkie couples, we’re not leaving you out! A date doesn’t have to be ‘romantic’ in the traditional sense. How about an evening of learning new skills and getting active as you ski and snowboard at The Snow Centre? Spend some time together slipping and sliding on the slopes at the biggest real snow centre outside of London - what a way to break the ice!

Ice breakers