Published November 15, 2019

Romantic Date Ideas To Warm Up Winter In Barrie

Make Time For What Matters

It's a busy time of year for everyone, so it's important to find ways to make time for what matters most. Spending quality time with your significant other while doing something fun is so easy to do around our city.

Try out some ideas on this list! We promise you won't regret it.

1. Paint Nite

Enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of completing your very own masterpiece. Paint Nite offers guided, easy to follow, paint lessons at local bars and restaurants. Explore your creativity with great company, delicious food and a little extra inspiration from some tasty beverages.

For event info click here.

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2. Speakcheasy

We cannot rave about this place enough. It truly is one-of-a-kind in this city. This secret hideaway underneath “J’adore Fine Cheese and Chocolate” is a time warp into the 1920’s. The Speakcheasy specializes mainly in wine, cheese, and chocolate but features all sorts of delicious eats and drinks.

Book a reservation, this special spot fills up quick.

3. Five Points Theatre

This beautiful performing arts facility downtown always has something going on. Shake up your typical routine of trips to the movie theatre with a live performance instead.

Check out their upcoming shows here.

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4. Scandinave Spa

This little paradise is the perfect place for a couple looking to unwind and enjoy some quiet time. Enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy using Scandinavian baths while you cycle from hot to cold to ultimate relaxation.

If you're looking to spend a little more time, you can upgrade your experience by booking in a massage. Scandinave Spa is conveniently located in Blue Mountain, making it easy to pair with other activities or restaurants in the area.

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5. See A Colt's Game

Colt's games are always a fun idea. Save yourself a drive to the city and enjoy a sporting event locally. These games are always full of energy and can be enjoyed by everyone.

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6. Creative Cafe

Here's another option for a fun crafting experience.  Creative Café is an art studio that supplies all the tools you need to create your very own piece of art. One of their most popular items is a variety of paint-your-own pottery.

It's a nice way to spend time together while you create, and in the end you gain a new piece of custom made art. This idea may also come in handy if you can't find a sitter and have to bring the kids along.

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7. Winers Barrie

Winers is an adorable make-your-own wine shop. You'll feel right at home in this cozy space and have so much fun learning to make your own wine. The owner can even help you find the wine closest to your favourite LCBO bottle.

A typical batch is about 28-30 bottles and goes for about $130 & up. Can you believe it? That works out to about $5 per bottle. Your date will love the idea of a new, unique experience that includes a batch of goodies to take home with you.

Winers Barrie
Located at 555 Mapleview Dr W.

8. Flying Monkey's Craft Brewery

Take a tour of the on-site brewery or just enjoy hanging by the bar. Flying Monkey's is known for its unique aesthetic, incredible beer and tastey snacks.

It's a great place for beer lovers or anyone looking to broaden their beer horizons. The staff is incredible knowledgeable and know how to help you find your perfect pint.

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9. DIY Night In

Sometimes a simple night in with a plan is just what you need. Nowadays finding inspiration for just about anything DIY (do it yourself) is available. Pick out a diy project, gather some yummy snacks and cozy up indoors with your partner and a fun new activity.

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10. Last Level

For the gamers in the crowd, take a trip back in time to the days of pinball and pac-man. Last Level brings you all the nostalgic joy you’d expect from a “barcade”...what you might not expect: incredible food! We recommend the “loaded potato wedges”.

Your $5 cover fee gets you free-play on all games for as long as your wrists can handle.

Located at 72 Dunlop St E.

11. Skate Trail at Arrowhead

Keep an eye out for when the skating trail is open because you won't want to miss it. For updates click here.

Arrowhead is a beautiful place to explore in the winter. In addition to this beautiful skating loop through the forest you can hike, snowshoe and visit Stubbs Falls.

The skating trail can be used during the day and night but it is particularly beautiful in the dark with the path lit up by hundreds of torches.

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12. Go For A Hike

There's so much to explore nearby. Sometimes quality time is a simple as getting out in the woods and going for a walk. This time of year you can also take advantage of some local trails on snowshoes or cross country skis.

We put together a list of some of the best trails in the area. Check it out here.

Historic Fort Willow is about 15 minutes outside of Barrie.

13. Take A Yoga Class

For some couples yoga is already routine, but if you and your partner have never taken a class together, give it a shot! Trying something new always makes for a memorable date, and giving your body a little self-love at the same time doesn't hurt.

There are a number of yoga studios in the area with fantastic classes all day, making it easy to work with most schedules. BLISS Ann Green Yoga and Namaste North are both great places to get started.

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