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20 Fun Cheap Date Ideas for Teens – Sparkle Prom Blog

Make dates with your crush even better with these fun cheap date ideas for teens. Some are even free! We guarantee: all of them are “parent approved!”

We found dates for every type of weather. Some of these date ideas are romantic, others are a little challenging. The ones that cost a little bit of money can be done with pocket money left over from your allowance or part-time job.

Fun Cheap Date Ideas for Teens: Outdoor Winter Fun

Play in the Snow

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We don’t need to give you “tips” on how to have fun in a white winter wonderland!



Ice Skating

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If you’ve never skated before, or you know you’re clumsy on the ice, find in indoor rink with a railing to hang onto!



Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Outdoor Athletic Type Adventures


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If you just want to watch, good old Wikipedia has a guide to the coolest skateboard parks. Click HERE to go to the page.




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Cruise your neighborhood or make it an adventure & pack a lunch. Not sure where to find a great bike trail? Click HERE for traillink.com’s search guide.




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Keep it light and fun or make a day of it. Click HERE for a terrific article on 11 Items to Pack for Day Hiking






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Whether you just want to have fun at the local pool or beach, this is a cute article if one of you is serious about the sport. Click HERE to read Guidelines for Dating a Swimmer



Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Indoor Challenges, Rugged & Tame

Indoor Rock Climbing

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If you’ve never tried the sport, Click HERE for Popular Mechanic’s article 10 Pro Tips for Rock Climbing Beginners




Yoga for Two

Source: Shape.com

If your guy thinks yoga is “just for girls” have him check out Rodney Yee! In the meantime, here’s a fun routine to do together: Click HERE to read about a Couples Yoga Routine Your Guy Will Actually Love




Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Outdoors in the Summer


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If your guy is into fishing, he’ll love to teach you. Just don’t scream when you see him bait the hook with a real worm!




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A leisurely paddle down a pretty stream … What could be more romantic? If one or both of you is new to canoeing, Click HERE for these 10 Basic Canoeing Tips





Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Foul Weather Fun

Mall Crawl

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So the weather rained on your picnic or a heat wave softened up the skating pond. Or maybe you just want to check out a movie at the $1 matinee.

Tip: To stick to window shopping and not be tempted, take only enough money for one pretzel or one drink or the $1 for the movie!



Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Fun for the Slightly Nerdy

Go to a Museum

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Choose something you’re both interested in – art, science, even a local aquarium.



Start a 2-Person Book Club

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This does sound different, doesn’t it? Click HERE to check out Book Riot’s Two-Person Book Club ideas.


Don’t want to start a club? How about a date at the library? Click HERE for bustle.com’s 5 Reasons Libraries are the Best Place for a Date




Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Romantic Daytime Outings


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Raid the pantry & pack a lunch for just the two of you or make it a
“potluck picnic” double date!



Photoshoot Day

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Take a tip from Gavin Hoey’s 15 Minute Photo Challenge and see how many silly pictures you can take of each other.



Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Romantic Evening Dates


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Click HERE for Inthesky.org’s guide to what you can see in the sky in your area!



Binge Watch Netflix or Amazon

Source: Rebelcircus.com


Click HERE for Insider.com’s best binge-worthy Netflix series.



Ballroom Dancing

TAKE THE LEAD, Katya Virshilas, Antonio Banderas, (foreground), 2006, (c) New Line

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The last thing ballroom dancing is is boring! Just find a dance club that has free classes and then an open dance party afterwards.

Some will cost a little money, but plenty of the classes are free.

If you still need convincing, click on the image to check out Take the Lead:



Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Fun in the Kitchen

Cook Dinner for Yourselves or Your Family

Source: The Classy Chapter

Click HERE for a great bunch of recipes from The Classy Chapter


Bake Cookies Just for Two!

Source: Dinners Dishes & Desserts



Fun, Cheap and Free Date Ideas for Teens: Walking, Talking & Getting to Know Each Other

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You don’t have to be “busy” to have a wonderful date. And if you want a lovely memento, you can get a copy of this pretty painting for only $16!


If you want to think even more outside of the box, Click HERE to read Marie Claire’s ideas for 50 Unconventional First Dates