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Fun Outdoor Things to do with Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend
You are so in love, but don't want to hang around the house snogging with your brother or sister getting in the way. Where can you go outside with your boyfriend or girlfriend, and what fun things can you do? To help you out, here are lots of ideas for fun things to do with your boyfriend that are free or relatively inexpensive.
The Great Outdoors has a fantastic range of interesting things to do outside, if you think creatively. It does help if it is a warm and sunny day, but there are still plenty of fun things to do with your boyfriend or girlfriend in winter.
Theme Parks, Fun Fairs and Amusement Arcades
Save some money and get yourself some discount theme park tickets. You and your boyfriend or girlfriend can scream your heads off on the fastest rides. If you aren't up for too many thrills, then there are plenty of more sedate rides. Look for a Tunnel of Love!
For free fun things to do with your girlfriend or boyfriend, places like Brighton Pier provide a place to walk arm in arm, share chips or candyfloss, and enjoy a fun fair or amusements. You can even try to win your loved one a huge teddy.
Hiking and Walking in the Woods or on the Beach
Hiking or just going for a walk can be very therapeutic. You can walk arm in arm exploring the countryside, and hopefully find a quiet spot to enjoy the scenery. It depends on where you are. If you live near the beach, you could go for a walk along the sand, paddle in the sea, or walk along the pier.
Walk the Dog
If one of you has a dog, taking it for a walk can be a great excuse to get out of the house and have some time to yourselves. You could go for a walk in the park, or if you have the day to spend together, go further afield.
Going to the park is always great as generally it means lazing around in the sunshine. You could make different coloured paper boats and put them on the lake, or have races with them in a stream.
If there is a patch of grass near you that is quiet, you can see who can make the longest daisy chain. There is a definite art to it. Just imagine yourself lying in the park, the sun shining down on you and a pile of torn daisies at your feet where you haven't quite got the hang of it yet.
One of the nice things to do for your boyfriend or girlfriend is to put together a picnic and find a lovely spot to sit with your girlfriend or boyfriend by a river or in a park under a tree. You can spend hours eating, and laying in the sun. You can read stories and poetry to each other, and even write poetry just for the one you love.
Pony trekking or horse riding
It can be great fun going horse riding with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Check out whether they like horses before you book anything though. There are pony trekking outings for an hour or even a day. Perhaps you can find one where you can ride together along the beach.
If you have a handheld global positioning system (GPS), then you could go geocaching. Geocaching is where you get the coordinates for a hidden box and then use a GPS to find it. The boxes are usually small waterproof containers or ammo boxes with a log book inside. Some geocaches also have a few goodies such as a book or keyring. The principle is that you leave a new item in the box, and take one of the items out of the box. Look at our Geocaching page for more information on how to do it, where to Buy a GPS, and how to find out where there are hidden geocaches.
Power kites are fantastic fun and are strong enough to lift you off the ground. You could spend the day in the park or on the beach with your boyfriend or girlfriend flying your kite. Depending on your kite this could be relaxing, thrilling and definitely fun!
You could take your boyfriend or girlfriend for a relaxing day outdoors on a boating lake. Perhaps there is a canal near you where you can hire a rowing boat, pedalo or punt. For the more adventurous of you, hire a kayak. Make sure you know how well your boyfriend or girlfriend can swim incase of emergencies.
Things to do together at the beach
The beach is a fab place to spend time with your boyfriend or girlfriend. There are so many things to do in the sun together. You could make sandcastles or write each others' names in the sand with pictures. You could sunbathe and rub sun screen onto each other. Lie back and read a book, or perhaps read poetry to each other. You could write your own poetry for your girlfriend.
If you don't want to stay still, you could go for a walk along the beach or pier. Then there's swimming in the sea, body boarding, kite surfing, surfing and even sea kayaking. There is a great new toy call the Waboba Ball, which bounces when you throw it on water. Great fun for throwing and catching games with your boyfriend or girlfriend at the beach.
On the shoreline, you can go roller blading with your boyfriend or girlfriend holding hands. Not only is this romantic, but it may help you to stay upright if you aren't that good on rollerblades. When you get tired, stop for an ice cream. If you have walkie talkies to chat for free with your friends, then you could leave your girlfriend sunning herself while you go to get the ice creams. You can keep in touch incase they have run out of the ice cream she ordered
Go crabbing or rock pool exploring
If you and your boyfriend or girlfriend are looking for things to do on the beach together, you may have fun catching crabs, or use a net to catch fish and shrimps in rock pools. Watch out for the incoming tide!
Another fun thing to do at the beach is dune surfing. If there are any dunes around, get hold of a cheap bodyboard from a seaside shop and career down the dunes. It's exhausting as you have you have to keep climbing back up again, but a real giggle. Plus, you can then use the bodyboard in the sea if there are any waves to jump around in.
Watch the sunset together
Grab yourself some food and drink and go out into the countyside or to the beach together. Find somewhere with a view. Put your rug down on the ground and talk while watching the sunset. If you are allowed to stay out when it's dark, you could lay back and gaze up at the stars.
Something fun to do in the evenings along with watching the sunset with your boyfriend or girlfriend is lighting Chinese lanterns and letting them float into the sky. You do have to watch out for any local regulations regarding the use of Chinese lanterns though.
Looking up at the stars together is so romantic. If you can find a place away from streetlights, such as a campsite or the beach, you will be able to see the stars much better. You may see a shooting star or even be able to spot satellites. Remember to wrap up warm though. You can talk about all sorts of things.
Sit by a roaring fire
A nice fire on the beach as the sun sets could be the thing to do with your girlfriend ro boyfriend. Toast a few marshmallows.
Wash the Car
You won't be far from the house, but at least you will be outside. Washing the car can be lots of fun, and will often end up with playing about with sponges and water going everywhere. Be certain that your partner doesn't mind before you decide to throw the whole bucket of water over them. You could make it into a money making enterprise by asking around the neighbourhood whether people want their cars washed. You will probably need the cash to get cheap car insurance for young drivers!
Go Fruit Picking
There are plenty of places where you can go fruit picking. You can choose from strawberries, raspberries, grapes, apples, oranges, or whatever you can find. You don't even have to like the fruit you are picking. Go off with your boyfriend or girlfriend and collect lots of strawberries for your mum. It is a great activity to do together, and you may find that you eat most of what you pick before you get home.
Make a rope swing
Make a rope swing - tyre, foot loop, plank for seat, over stream or river (not fast flowing).
Fun Things to do With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend in Winter
Even if it is cold and snowy, you and your boyfriend or girlfriend can have fun together. If you are fed up of being stuck indoors, then wrap up warm and get out in the fresh air. You can go for a walk in the country, which is more magical if it has been snowing. Take a flask with a hot drink in it so that you can stop at a nice viewpoint and keep warm.
A sleigh ride or horse carriage ride together is a lovely things to do. It will cost you though. You can snuggle up together under a blanket and watch the scenery go by.
You could build a snowman together. Have a snowball fight, although this can often go rapidly downhill when you manage to get a snowball down your girlfriends neck. Perhaps make an igloo and snuggle up inside with some hot drinks and talk. You will be amazed at how warm an igloo is inside.
Make an ice slide. Find a nice flat stretch of snowy ground and carefully walk over it to compact the snow. Once it is fairly compact, you can then begin trying to slide on it. See how far you can slide without falling over.
You can make a fire and toast marshmallows.
If you are into winter sports, you and your boyfriend or girlfriend could go skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledging, or even better is ice skating (as you can hold hands). If you want to have a real laugh together, try snow tubing or doughnutting. this is where you go down a snowy slope whilst sitting in an enormous inflatable inner tube. If there isn't any snow about, you can do it at your local ski slope. We have compiled a list of free outdoor winter activities that you could do with your girlfriend or other friends.
If you don't fancy being truly outside, you could go shopping for winter hats. Find something fashionable or fun. Perhaps you can then find a cafe with a window seat and watch the world go by with your boyfriend or girlfriend and a nice hot cup of hot chocolate.
If you are wondering what to do with your boyfriend or girlfriend and if you are adventurous enough, you could go camping together. I have put together some tips on camping with your boyfriend or girlfriend. I would recommend only one night though. If you don't know each other that well, spending the entire time together can make or break relationships. You will need camping gear. If you don't have your own, you are certain to know someone who will lend you some. It is also best going to a proper campsite with facilities rather than trying to brave it in the wilds. Have a look at my camping kit list for ideas on what you will need to take with you.
More Things to do Outdoors
If you want ideas of fun activities and things to do outside that you can do with your friends, look at our Outdoor Activities Ideas List. You could also treat your outdoorsy boyfriend to an activity gift. You can also check out some Weekend Activities for Teenagers.
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