8 Creative Ways to Date in Melbourne

Looking for somewhere to go this Valentine weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Creativity 8 min read Feb 12, 2020

Relationships, apart from the fun, allow you to grow alongside a kindred spirit in a mutually supportive setting. This Valentine weekend, why not make date night (or day!) extra special, by learning new skills with your partner?

Check out these new classes in Melbourne to have a good time and take your relationship goals to the next level, while you’re at it.

How to Make Coffee by The Espresso School

Love coffee? The Espresso School is going to make your favourite brew ten times better with this 3-hour class. You and your special someone will enjoy a pleasant, aromatic experience while you learn how to take your coffee-making game to a whole other level.

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Where: The Espresso School, 2/15 Graham Rd, Clayton South VIC 3169
When: Thursday, 13 Feb 10:00AM - 1:00PM (3 hours) (Other dates available.)
Price: $150.00

Duo Guitar Lessons by The House of Voice

Because you both love to make sweet music together, this one’s on the list just for you. The House of Voice’s duo lessons will teach you and your S.O. valuable tricks and licks to make your guitars sing in perfect harmony together. Book now and rock out to this awesome pre-Valentine’s Day course!

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Where: 24 Paget Street, Hughesdale VIC 3166
When: Thursday, 13 Feb 4:00PM - 5:00PM (1 hour) (Other dates available.)
Price: $138.60 Bring a Friend

Paint Your Partner Picasso Style! by 345 AC

For the more artsy couples, this evening class will bring you an enjoyable painting experience in a fun, easy environment, and teach you how to paint in the style of the Spanish Master. This V-day class is guaranteed to teach you how to paint your partner “like one of your French girls” (or boys!).

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Where: 345 AC, 345 Mont Albert Rd, Mont Albert VIC 3127 When: Friday, 14 Feb 7:00PM - 9:00PM (2 hours) (Other dates available.) Price: $75.00 Valentine’s Day couple’s rate, $55.00 General

Cocktail Making Masterclass by Little Lon Distilling Co.

If cocktails are a certified way for couples to have a good time, then learning how to make excellent mixes is essential! This masterclass will teach you and your partner fantastic tips and tricks to making the best beverages, a great skill to take home for future dates and all types of occasions.

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Where: 17 Casselden Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
When: Saturday, 15 Feb 1:00PM - 2:30PM (1.5 hours)
Price: $95.00

Saturday Afternoon Wheel Taster Pottery by SaJo Ceramics

Are you dating someone who shares your love for the crafty and creative? SaJo Ceramics is just the Valentine venue for you. In this beginner’s class, you will learn the basics of throwing on the wheel, without having the need to go through all the more technical parts of pottery. Just knead, roll, and throw!

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Where: SaJo Ceramics, Kilsyth South VIC 3137
When: Saturday, 15 Feb 1:30PM - 4:00PM (2.5 hours)
Price: $95.00

African Trails Footscray by Foodie Trails

For couples who share a love for great chow, this Foodie Trails offering promises the full, authentic African cuisine experience, while pulling in flavours from Indian, French, British, Egyptian, and Turkish cuisines, just to name a few.

Get a taste of the African foodie experience at different restaurants, as you learn all about the continent’s spice profile - definitely a unique, filling peek into a rich food culture.

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Where: Outside Footscray station on Irving Street., Footscray Railway Station, Hopkins St & Irving St, Footscray VIC 3011
When: Sat, 15 Feb 11:30AM - 2:30PM (3 hours) (Other dates available.)
Price: $100.00

Sculpture by Clayworks Potters Supply

Curious about sculpting? Clayworks Potters Supply will let you and your love take home your very own self-crafted (and potentially goofy!) versions of the colourful Mythical Dragon. This class is not only for experienced sculptors; it’s also for anyone and everyone looking for a fun, playful activity. Hope you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.

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Where: 6 Johnston Ct, Dandenong South VIC 3175
Next Available: Saturday, 15 Feb 9:30AM
Price: $350.00

Make Your Own Kokedamas by Guild Of Objects

Kokedamas are boils of soil covered in moss out of which ornamental plants spur. For couples with the green thumb and not afraid to really dig in there - literally! - make a big mess, this fabulous gardening class will teach you how to make cute little moss balls of your own to take home and add to your garden or indoor spaces.

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Where: 35 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
When: Sat, 15 Feb 2:00PM - 4:30PM (2.5 hours)
Price: $138.00

There’s more where these fun date ideas came from! Find other Valentine weekend activities here.