Guest Blog Post - Jane Sandwood (Freelance Contribution)

Dating or being in a relationship is exciting, but going on couple activities can hit your wallet hard. According to a study, couples spend an average of £127 between them per date. The research indicates that the amount goes to transport, food and drink, and gifts. However, it’s possible to have a fun and romantic time with your significant other without breaking the bank. If you need brand-new, inexpensive date ideas, why not try going on a date in South Devon? It’s where you can participate in finding gorgeous beaches and even do activities for free. To make it even more special, make a holiday of it and spend the weekend in the area. Here are a few cool and budget-friendly date ideas to try in South Devon.

Go to a food festival or food event

To save money on your holiday or date, try going to a food festival. A food festival is where foodie couples can taste a wide variety of food and drinks. You can get free samples and buy inexpensive yet tasty food, so check out events such as the Budleigh Food and Drink Festival Fundraiser or head to Totnes Good Food Sunday Market for quality produce from local producers. Dress comfortably and bring your appetite with you!

Go on a wine and cheese tour

South Devon is home to Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy, a beautiful estate where you can go on a fantastic wine and cheese tour. Couples can go on a Trek and Taste tour which includes entry to the vineyard and a guided taste of three wines and two kinds of cheese. At a little less than £10 per person, it’s a romantic budget date for those who adore wine and cheese.

Go camping

Staying at a hotel may be out of your budget, but that’s no reason why you can’t stay overnight in South Devon. For a fun time with your significant other, try pitching a tent in any of the beautiful campgrounds in the area. In Galmpton Touring Park, you can expect to pay only £15 per pitch for two people, and the good thing about the park is that it’s on the edge of the village of Galmpton where you can go to a local pub or spend a day at the beach. All you need to bring is a tent, sleeping bags, clothing, food, and a sense of adventure to enjoy camping at this beautiful destination.

Have a picnic at the beach

South Devon is home to some of the best beaches in England, so pack a picnic basket and have a beachside picnic with your loved one. Don’t forget to bring an old rug or a blanket to sit on and use sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Bring swimsuits and a change of clothing too so you can go swimming if you get the urge to dive into the water. If you’re looking to spend an active day on the beach, you can go surfing, kayaking, or paddle boarding instead.  

Go on a pottery painting date

For couples who love to do arts and crafts, going on a pottery painting date can be just the thing to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon. You can go to The Paint Hub, a pottery painting café in Devon where you can spend an afternoon customising usable pottery such as plates and mugs. You can also feast on fresh coffee and scrumptious cakes while adorning ceramic items with paints and stencils.

This year, plan on surprising your loved one with a unique holiday or date in South Devon that won’t break the bank. You’re sure to have a fun and romantic time while exploring the region.




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