6 Halifax Date Ideas That Aren’t Related To Food

Change it up from your dinner and drinks routine and feel like a kid again at these date ideas!
date night ideas in Halifax nova scotia that don't involve food

Tired of the same old dinner and a movie date night routine? Spice things up while trying out something new!

The Halifax entertainment scene has blown up over the past few years! There is so much to do and see in and around the city other than just grabbing dinner at your go-to restaurant. Grab your date and get out to try one of these fun date activities that don’t involve food!


Channel your inner child and go wild with so many fun activities at Playdium! They have over 60 fun arcade style games to play including basketball, claw machines, Mario Kart, piano keys and more.

Start a little friendly competition with your date with their bowling alley, this is one of the only ones that use big bowling balls in Nova Scotia! You can also enter an alternate reality with their VR rooms. Before heading out, don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to pick out a prize from all the points you racked up!

Location: 21 Cabela Rd, Dartmouth, NS

Board Room Game Cafe

Unplug and get lost in the fun of playing any board game you can imagine! The Board Room Cafe has over 600 games with teachers to help you learn the rules. From classic to unique games, there is no shortage of entertainment.

For only $8 per person, you get three hours of game time while enjoying a beverage, sandwiches and snacks with your date. This is the perfect option for a group date as well!

Location: 1256 Barrington St, Halifax NS

The Hive Studio + Espresso Bar

Let out your creative side and paint unique pottery pieces at Hive Studio! They stock their inventory full of a wide range of pieces to choose from including seasonal items, bowls, mugs, ornaments and more. Enjoy coffee beverages and treats while you work away.

Hive supplies everything you need to create a masterpiece including dishwasher safe painting materials. After painting, you apply a finishing glaze and hand your pieces over to the team at Hive where they will fire your items in their Kiln to seal your art. Come back in a few days to collect your finished piece and show it off!

Location: 100 Main St, Dartmouth NS

Halimac Axe Throwing

Test your axe throwing skills at Hal Mac! Their team will guide you along until you’re on the right track and ensure you’re safe while having your fun. Compete with your date to see who can hit the most bullseyes during your time! Flannels and lumberjack attire is encouraged! 

Location: 1920 Brunswick St, Halifax NS

Activate Games Halifax

Get your sweat on and transport yourselves into a real life video experience! Activate is a great date spot for any couple looking to test their athletic abilities by running, jumping, crawling and climbing your way through 9 different action packed rooms. At least 3 players are required for the games so why not turn it into a fun double date?!

Location: 72 Finnian Row, Dartmouth NS

Captured Escape Rooms

Put your detective hats on and dive into one of Captured Escape Rooms! This is a real-life experience where participants are locked in a room and must use elements of the room, the group’s collective knowledge, and wits to discover clues, solve puzzles, and escape within a set time limit. Choose from 9 themed rooms in various levels of difficulty to suit your crew.

Location: 1684 Barrington Street, Suite 400, Halifax NS

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