Indoor Date Ideas

With an average temperature of 32 degree celsius, Singapore is a melting hot pot for outdoor dates. Most of us don’t want to risk looking sweaty and unglam before our potential bae, the same way not all of us are comfortable with outdoor activities like canoeing or go-karting.

As a result, most couples prefer indoor date ideas. But more often than not, first dates usually result in a dinner and a movie which can get boring over time.

So to help you impress your date and ensure you have a good time, we’ve compiled a list of fun indoor date ideas when you’re tired of the typical dinner and a movie.

Sports Activities

1. Ice-skating @ The Rink, JCube

Indoor Date Ideas Ice Skating


We’ve seen it all too often in K-dramas—the girl who can’t skate versus the boy who can. Usually, the girl insists on trying, but gives in to holding his hand so she doesn’t land on her butt…again. *cue fangirl screams*

Fear not if you can’t play the ‘damsel in distress’ card as skating at The Rink is still, let’s just say, a good way to break the ice.

Price: From $14
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11, JCube,  Singapore 609731
Opening Hours: Varies due to National Skating Association training sessions. Public skating sessions can be viewed here
Contact: Fill in the enquiry form
Booking: Purchase a ticket from the ticketing office at least 1 hour before the last session
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2. Scale new heights @ Climb Central


Climb Central gyms are air-conditioned so you and your date can spend less time worrying about sweaty pit stains and focusing more on bonding through the challenging exercise.

Bonus point if your date has good stamina because we all know what that means *insert winky face*

Price: From $32
Address: Refer to their website for a full list of outlets
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm (Mondays to Fridays) | 9am to 9pm (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Contact: Call 6702 7972 (Sports Hub), 6353 6885 (Novena), 6906 3918 (Funan) ; email or fill up the enquiry form
Booking: Make a booking via their website
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3. Cosmic Bowling @ K Bowling Club 

Indoor Date Ideas K Bowling


As its name implies, K Bowling Club is not simply just a bowling alley, it’s an all-in-one experience. Apart from bowling while bathed in neon strobe lights, you’ll also be able to jam away to the pulsating K-pop tunes at this joint. 

Once bowling becomes a bore, make new memories at the other parts of the venue which include a mini arcade and a bar. 

Price: From $11/game per person (rates vary according to time)
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-27, 313@somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: 10am to 3am daily
Contact: Whatsapp 9127 0313, email
Booking: Call 6737 5313
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4. Shed calories @ Bounce

Indoor Date Ideas Trampoline Park


Instead of jumping straight into bed, try jumping on a trampoline with your potential future partner, where both of you can unleash your childish selves while burning calories.

Aside from simple jumping, Bounce offers a host of other trampoline-themed activities. Get your heart pumping with their X-Park obstacle course or have a heated game of basketball with Slam Dunk. 

Price: From $25.90 per hour
Address: 8 Grange Road, #09-01, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm (Mondays to Thursdays) | 10am to 9pm (Fridays) | 9am to 9pm (Saturdays and public holidays) | 9am to 7pm (Sundays)
Contact: Call 6816 2879 or email
Booking: Make a booking via their website
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5. Make your own pottery @ 3Arts x Center Pottery 

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For a unique dating experience, bring your date to the 3Arts x Center Pottery workshop where you can make ceramic pots and paint them to your liking.

At the end, you can take home your handmade piece to commemorate the date. Couples, you might be tempted to re-enact this iconic scene à la Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze style, but make sure to check with the instructors beforehand.

Price: From $55 per session
Address: 97L Lorong Tawas, Singapore 639824 | 394 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 428708
Opening Hours: Workshop sessions found here
Contact: Call 9720 8055 or 9159 7119, email or fill up the enquiry form
Booking: Book a class via their website
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6. Get your Picasso on @ Arteastiq

Indoor Date Ideas Art Jamming


You don’t have to be the next Picasso if you want to impress your date through art. Even if you’ve only ever drawn stick figures, painting allows you to explore your creative side and offers a therapeutic retreat once you really get into it.

Besides, you won’t feel pressured at Arteastiq to keep the conversation going when you’re both busy painting up a masterpiece.

Price: $48 per session
Address: 333A Orchard Road, #04-14 to 15, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Opening hours: 11am to 2pm | 2.30pm to 5.30pm | 6pm to 9pm
Contact: Call 6235 8705
Booking: Call 6235 8705 or make a booking via inline
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7. Experience virtual reality @ Headrock VR 

Indoor Date Ideas VR


Headrock VR combines virtual reality with theme park style attractions for a truly unique experience in Singapore. Divided into 3 zones, there are up to 11 games you can try out with bae

Be sure to try out their Horror Room to get your adrenaline running. If you’re lucky, your boo will be grabbing onto your hand through it all. 

Price: From $35 per person
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-38/39, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138
Opening hours: Refer to the list of operating hours here
Contact: Call 6963 4127 or email
Booking: Make a booking via their website
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8. Mini golf @ Holey Moley 

Indoor Date Ideas Mini Golf

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Did you really go on a date if you don’t have an aesthetic photo on the ‘gram to show for it? Located at Clarke Quay, Holey Moley not only gives you tons of IG-worthy photo-ops, you’ll have fun with their mini golf courses too. 

For those still at the “seeing each other stage” and are too paiseh for those 1-on-1 dates, invite your friend group to par-tee over a spirited game of mini golf. Of course, this is only allowed once Phase 2 HA is over. 

Price: From $20 per person for a 9-hole session
Address: 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Opening hours: 1pm to 10pm daily (until 13 June 2021) | 1pm to 11pm (Mondays to Fridays) | 12pm to 11pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Contact: Fill up the enquiry form
Booking: Make a booking via their website
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9. Axe throwing @ Axe Factor


Dates don’t always have to be about lovey-dovey romance. Each session at Axe Factor lasts for an hour. For those 60 minutes, you’ll be able to let out all your pent up frustration from work and school by going cray with a deadly weapon. 

Competitive couples can also make a fun match out of this and challenge each other to see who gets a better score on the bullseyes. 

Price: $30/session per person
Address: 200 Turf Club Road. #01-32A/B and 34 A/B, The Grandstand, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Tueasdays to Sundays) | Closed on Mondays
Contact: Call 8923 8945 or fill up the enquiry form
Booking: Make a booking via their website
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10. Catch a film @ Projector X: Riverside 


The Projector’s new pop-up cinema Projector X: Riverside is the perfect venue for your date if you or your partner fancy yourselves a film critic. 

Projector X Riverside’s neon-lit theatre by the popular indie cinema sits just 48. This gives each seat plenty of leg-room and privacy so you won’t get any stares when you put your arm around bae’s shoulders. After your film is done, you and your date can segue way over to the bar or a post-film game of pool while basking in a gorgeous riverside view. 

Price: $18.50 (Wednesdays and Thursdays), $20 (Fridays to Sundays and public holidays)
Address: 30 Merchant Road, #04-13, Riverside Point, Singapore 058282
Opening hours: 4pm to 10.30pm (Wednesdays to Fridays) | 1pm to 10.30pm (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Contact: Email
Booking: Purchase tickets on their website
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11. Stargaze @ Singapore Science Centre Observatory


At the Singapore Science Centre Observatory, you can view constellations of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, while telling your date how they’re the “better view”.

The Singapore Science Centre also offers the all-encompassing Astronaut Experience for $80 per person. With this package, you and your S/O will be treated to a Live Planetarium Show and VR Experience of the Apollo 11 Mission on top of a private stargazing session. An astronomically romantic experience if we say so ourselves. 

Price: $14 per person
Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall, Singapore 609433
Opening Hours: 7pm to 10pm (Fridays)
Contact: Call 6425 2500 or fill up the enquiry form
Booking: Make a booking via Gevme
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12. Play board games @ The Mind Cafe


Challenge your date to a day at The Mind Cafe where you can have a go at playing over 500 board and card games.

You’ll know they have your best interest at heart when they don’t use their ‘UNO +4’ card on you.

Price: From $6 an hour per person
Address: 30 Prinsep Street, #01-01, Singapore 188647 | 60A Prinsep Street, level 2, Singapore 188664 | 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore Discovery Centre, Singapore 638365
Opening Hours: Refer to a full list of operating hours here
Contact: Whatsapp 8121 5188, email or fill up the enquiry form
Booking: Make a booking via their website
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13. Go second-hand book shopping @ Bras Basah Complex


For the literature nerds, book-shopping on a first date is a dream come true. The shelves of books often give you endless topics to chat about, and you can even buy each other a book as a first date gift.

Plus, isn’t there something sexy about a man who can speak Shakespeare?

Price: Free
Address: 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 10am to 9pm (Fridays to Sundays)
Contact: Call 9726 5377 or email
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14. Visit ongoing exhibitions @ ArtScience Museum

Indoor Date Ideas Exhibitions


With various exhibitions popping up at the ArtScience Museum, they are basically an infinite pool of indoor date ideas. Not only will you be able to learn something new together, but also get to impress your soon-to-be bae with your intellectual side.

Price: View the admission pricing here
Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: 10am to 7pm daily (last entry at 6pm)  
Contact: Call 6688 8826
Booking: Purchase tickets via their website
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Indoor Date Ideas To Beat The Heat

The next time you run out of places to impress your new bae with, use this handy indoor date ideas guide to help you gain possible girlfriend/boyfriend points, while also earning yourself a second date.

Originally published by Kimberly Walker on 6 February 2018. Last updated by Aidan Cheng on 8 June 2021.
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