Quirky and romantic Ipswich date ideas

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You can dial up the romance, or experience an adrenaline rush with these date ideas all located in Ipswich…great for Valentines Day or just to spice things up a bit…

1. Take a hanging picnic

If you’re after something special and romantic then a hanging pod picnic at The Soul Nook Collective will tick all the boxes.

Indulge in a packed and styled picnic with your love.

And if something more down to earth is your thing, you can book picnics in bell tents or just under a tree with a couple of chairs!

2. Walk a llama

You can book guided llama walks in the afternoon at The Llama Farm. Depending on the time of year you might just start to catch the sun setting as the walks start at 3.30pm and go for about two hours.

On your walk you’ll get to take one of the farm’s friendly llamas for a walk down to the Brisbane River.

If Llamas aren’t your thing, you can also book a time to visit the farm animals at the Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm and grab a coffee from the on-site cafe. Or take a stroll through the Ipswich Nature Centre and visit the nearby Queens Park Cafe.

*Note both The Llama Farm and Ewe Nique Hobby Farm are closed for the month of February, but gift vouchers are available to purchase if you want to gift for Valentine’s Day…

3. Escape room and dinner

For the ultimate date night book a Seraphim Escape Rooms session and pair it with dinner at Pumpyard Bar and Brewery.

Enjoy beer tasting, burgers and brisket then, once your stomach is full, it’s time to get a shot of adrenalin at Seraphim Escape Rooms Ipswich, as you work together as a team to find clues, solve puzzles, unlock locks, and try to escape before your time runs out!

​With three great games to choose from, some of which are the scariest around, this is an experience you’ll never forget, and a date night like no other.

4. Hot air balloon flight

Floating tranquilly above the ground while watching the sunrise will give your date a romantic day to remember. The Floating Images Hot Air Balloon experience is finished with a beautiful breakfast at Fourthchild Cafe.

5. Sip ‘n’ Dip class

A class where you can both express your creative sides, have dinner and a tipple or two is on offer thanks to Sip ‘n’ Dip classes, which run around the Ipswich region.

There’s a range of classes on offer from resin, paint, kokedama and more.

6. Picnic in the olive grove

Spend a day outdoors at the Watercress Creek Olive and Limes Farm. Wander in the orchard and book a picnic pack full of cheese and olives and dips!

7. Round of golf

You can tee off for a round of golf at the award-winning public golf course Brookwater Golf and Country Club. Then finish the day with lunch or dinner at the restaurant on site.

8. Antiquing

There’s a number of antiques shops around Ipswich including the Ipswich Antique Centre and Vintage Advantage in Ipswich Central or you could take a drive to the country town of Marburg and pop into Scotland Yard Antiques and The Black Museum both in Marburg’s main street.

9. Visit Spicers Hidden Vale

Arguably the most romantic date night would be a night at Spicers Hidden Vale

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