Despite being so close to London, Surrey is one of England’s most wooded areas with plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces and countryside to be explored. The perfect mix of quintessentially English villages and vibrant metropolitan hubs, it’s a wonderful place to go on a date any time of year.
And in the warm summer months, Surrey becomes even more beautiful as its lush green spaces fill with flowers, restaurants begin to offer alfresco dining and pub gardens flood with happy guests soaking up the sunshine. So whether you’re a local or you live nearby and you’re looking for the perfect place to have your next date, here are six ideas for summer dates in Surrey.
1. Go for a walk around Virginia Water
Originally a royal pleasure ground, the beautiful lake at Virginia Water can be the ideal location for a romantic day out. The woodland shores and ornamental waterfall add to its majesty, so whether you’re walking the perimeter or simply relaxing and watching the world go by, it can be the perfect place to get to know one another. You could even stop in at the Piccolino La Griglia Restaurant, situated by the lake, for some delicious seasonal food.
2. Dine alfresco at the Thai Terrace
If you love Thai food, but a trip to Thailand seems like a bit of a stretch for your next date, then we’ve got just what you need! On the Palm Terrace, you can enjoy beautiful views, Thai cuisine for lunch or yummy exotic cocktails in the evening as you watch the sunset.
3. Have a picnic at Painshill Park
If you love spending time in nature, the award-winning Painshill Park in Surrey is a wonderful choice for a date. The gardens are 158 acres, so you’re guaranteed to find a nice quiet spot for a picnic, perhaps you could even tuck yourself away amongst the Heritage Collection of North American trees and shrubs. The mystical grounds are full of wildlife so you can spend the whole day exploring, just be sure to stop by the beautiful Serpentine Lake on your way around.
4. Enjoy a drink at the Abinger Hatch
Enjoy a cold drink or a delicious lunch in the Abinger Hatch pub garden. The pub is a beautiful 17th-century building located on Abinger Common and the large garden is complete with an outside kitchen and wood-burning oven, so you know the food is going to be good! Perfect if you want to create a more relaxed date whilst enjoying the sunshine.
5. Get lost at RHS Gardens Wisley
From exotic plants and glasshouses to bonsai tree walks and Japanese-style rock gardens, the gardens at Wisley have it all! Recognised as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, RHS Wisley is Surrey’s pride and joy and it can make for a very romantic atmosphere surrounded by incredible floral displays and luscious green spaces.
6. Stop by the Weyside
Whether you want a drink in the sunshine or some traditional pub grub, The Weyside pub in Guildford is a great date venue. You can sit in the beautiful garden or up on the decking and choose from a huge range of delicious wines, gins and meals prepared from locally sourced produce.
Planning a memorable date in the Surrey area? It’s much easier to choose the perfect location when you know more about your date. At Ignite Dating, we take our time to get to know you so we can match you with like-minded individuals, so you’re guaranteed to choose a date venue that you’ll both love. Get in touch with our friendly team today.