20+ Zoo date ideas to have a fun date with your partner

You don’t have to always spend a lot of money πŸ’΅ when you have to go on dates. Because you can have so much fun with each other while you spend little to no money as well. 

What matters the most is that you have fun and make new memories together. That is all you have to worry about when you want to go on dates with your partner.

And often, you will or might run out of ideas. And don’t worry because I will make it super easy for you to find all the best date ideas. You can go on! And I will make sure that you will have the most fun πŸ₯³ date ever. 

After this, you will be so glad that you have chosen one of these date ideas because you will return home with a smile and will want to go again.

zoo date ideas just for you!

Going to a Zoo? Well, that is amazing. Because not only will you spend time with each other but also spend time with animals 🐴 and nature around you. 

Visiting a zoo is one of the best ideas you could ever get because it will not only be peaceful, but it is going to be an amazing experience. And trust me, you made a really good decision.

But are you wondering what you can do other than just spending time with animals? Because I have one of the most fun and exciting date ideas for you, you could have so much fun with your partner and make good new memories together.Β 

zoo date ideas

Also, the dates below are affordable if you are someone who doesn’t like spending too much money on dates.

So let’s not waste any time ⌚ and dive into the date ideas that I have just for you. Have fun!

A drive-thru zoo

A drive-through zoo is one of the most fun πŸ₯³ and exciting date ideas ever. Because you can sit right in your car and spot animals as you drive around the zoo. 

This way, you can even listen to music while you are driving and click pictures or record all the animals that you spot as you drive.

“Through the open windows of our hearts, we explore the wild wonders of love at the drive-through zoo.”- Unknown.

Play a game together.

Are you tired of walking around the zoo the whole day, and now you want to take a break as you have snacks? 

While you sit at the table and enjoy your snacks, you can play a game as well. It can be any game like word puzzle 🧩 or Tic Tac Toe. This way you will have so much fun with each other in the zoo.

People watch

While you are at this, too, you can take some time to sit on the bench πŸͺ‘ and just watch people. It is so fun to watch cute couples or old couples or just kids playing around. 

You get to enjoy and just relax as you watch people have fun with themselves or with the animals. But always make sure you don’t stare at people for too long because that will get creepy.

Pack lunch

While you have a plan to visit the zoo, make sure you pack lunch. You can either take a takeout or prepare your own meal and have a fun πŸ₯³ time in the zoo. 

This way, not only will you save money, but you also will be able to enjoy your own food. Make sure you pack your favorite lunch so you will enjoy it.

Have a picnic

You can have a picnic in the zoo as well. Find a nice spot, spread your blanket, and enjoy the time together. You can take some books πŸ“š or play some music to keep you company as you relax. 

You can even take snacks along with you so you can keep your tummies full. This way you will have so much fun in the zoo!

Take a guide to the zoo.

One way you can cover all the animals or spots without missing anything is to choose a guide. This way you can see everything. 

A guide will be the one who knows everything that is in the place. Sure, you might lose a little money πŸ’΅ but it will be worth it. So go ahead and book a guide for the day.

Scavenger hunt

Do you know what is even more fun πŸ₯³ than just roaming around in the zoo? It is a Scavenger Hunt. 

You can play the best ever game in the zoo if you want to have more fun than anything else. Make sure there will be an end prize or something like that to make it even more exciting.

Take a romantic walk through the gardens.

You could just take a walk in the gardens because what is more romantic than holding hands with your partner and enjoying nature? 

This way you will have a lot of time ⌚ to spend with each other and also you will be amazed at all of the different flowers you might find. So take a stroll and click pictures to make your date memorable.

Giraffe feeding

What is more fun than bonding with animals and spending time with them? Animals are the most innocent and fun ever. 

So why don’t you go giraffe πŸ¦’ feeding and take pictures when you feed them? This way, you will be able to spend time not only with your partner but also with the giraffe.

“In the journey of love, let’s savor the sweet moments, just like feeding giraffes in each other’s company.”- Unknown.

Wildlife photography session

 Do you love photography πŸ“Έ? If you do, then this is the moment that you have been waiting for. 

You will get amazing photos of the animals, and your memory card is going to be full by the end of the day. You can even click pictures of you both so that your date will be memorable.

Let me recommend to you a book by John Gray, who talks about how to make your relationship last, “Mars and Venus on a Date: A Guide for Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship“.

Take a zoo train ride.

There must be a train πŸš† ride that you can take because that is the most fun ride ever. As you hop on to the train and watch the scenery as you go ahead in the zoo, it will be one of the best things you could ever watch. 

Not only will you spot a few animals, but you can even record them on your phone.

Visit the zoo’s restaurant.

If you are tired of roaming around in the zoo but having fun, then it is time that you think about your stomach. 

So visit the Zoos restaurant and try their special dish πŸ₯ͺ of the day. This way, you will not only fill your stomach but also have a fun time with each other as you eat together. Don’t forget the desert.

Night at the zoo

Spend the night at the zoo for once in a lifetime. Not only will it be fun πŸ₯³ but also you will have a new experience. 

There are definitely going to be rooms that you can stay in for the night. Go ahead and have fun with your partner while you relax for the night together.

Zoo lights

Have you ever seen a zoo at night? If you haven’t, then now is the time. Spend the night in the zoo, and you will love it. 

Because the lights πŸ’‘ and the ambiance will be perfect and romantic for you. So go ahead and have fun with each other as you take a walk watching the zoo lights.

Themed dress up

Since you are visiting a zoo, why don’t you dress up like your favorite animals and have fun together? 

This way, you will never forget the day, and don’t forget to click a few pictures πŸ“Έ with your favorite animals wearing your favorite animal dress. So go ahead and have a fun animal-themed dress-up with your partner.

Carousel ride

Have you been on a carousel ride in the zoo? If you haven’t, then you need to try it because it is not just fun πŸ₯³ but also romantic when you ride it with your partner. 

Make sure you click a few pictures as you take the ride and just have fun. So go ahead and try the carousel ride if you haven’t already.

“Our love, like a carousel, brings back the magic of childhood, turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.” – Unknown.

Zoo Yoga

Not everybody would have heard of Yoga 🧘 in the zoo, but trust me, it is really fun when you do it with the group. 

Sign up for the zoo yoga, and not only will you have fun, but you will also take care of your body. Make sure you carry gym clothes along so that you can work out freely.

Face painting

There are definitely going to be people who paint πŸ–ŒοΈ your faces, so why don’t you get your face painted while you are having fun in this? 

It is not just creative, but you will get really good pictures that you can post on your social media. So get your face painted, take the inspiration of any animal in the zoo, and have fun.


As a remembrance, why don’t you take a souvenir from the zoo as you leave? Whether it be a keychain, doll 🎎 or stuffed animal, you can take anything that will remind you that you had a really good time visiting the zoo. 

So once you have had fun, don’t forget to take a souvenir when you go back.

Animal themed-night

You can have an animal-themed night while you are at the zoo! You can dress like your favorite animals 🦍 or just spend a whole day with your partner. 

This is so fun, and don’t forget to click a few pictures so you can look back at all the fun you had once you were old and gray!

Create a zoo playlist.

Since you are at the zoo, has the thought of creating a zoo playlist occurred to you? If not, then let me remind you! 

Go ahead and create your zoo playlist 🎢 and have a fun time with your partner. You can listen to them while you walk around or once you get home as well. So, create a playlist now!

Twin together

Why don’t you wear a matching shirt or T-shirt πŸ‘• while you are at the zoo? This way, you could announce to the whole world that the both of you are a couple, and that would be a cute couple of goals. 

So buy a matching T-shirt and have a fun time with each other at the zoo. Don’t forget to click a few pictures so that you can post to people that you are having so much fun.Β 

Wear custom t-shirts

Have you ever wanted to customize your t-shirt, or do you already have custom T-shirts but never had the occasion or time to wear them? 

Then you can always wear your custom T-shirts while you are at the zoo having fun πŸ₯³ with the animals and nature. Make sure you just have fun for the day.

Check if there is an animal adoption center. 

 There are many animal adoption centers where you can find them in the zoo. So why don’t you go to the animal adoption center and maybe even adopt a few animals that caught your eye? 

This way, you can go back home 🏑 with an animal, and it is going to be so much fun living with it. It is okay if you don’t want to adopt any animals, but just spend time with them while you are there.

Since we have come this far, let’s take a look at a few questions that will help you deepen your relationship so you can get to know each other well!

  • Are you comfortable sharing your long-term goals or aspirations?
  • Do you see me in your future?
  • How do you want to improve our relationship?
  • How can we improve our communication skills for our relationship?
  • Is there anything that you have always wanted to try?

So these are just a few questions that I have for you! You can add on a few more if you would like to!

Buy scented candles if there are any.

 If there are any scented candles or stores that sell candles, it is a good idea to buy a few because scented candles are the best. 

Take a few candles that you love at home and enjoy smelling the candles πŸ•―οΈ. Maybe once you get home, you can have a candlelight dinner.


A karaoke 🎀 is a good idea when you want to rest for a while after walking around the zoo for a long time. 

Pick your favorite songs, sing together, and have a fun time. You can sing singles or do it and record each other while you do so. Karaoke is always fun, no matter where you do it.

Pun challenge

 While you are at the zoo watching πŸ‘€ the animals live their life, you can even have a fun challenge with each other. What is that, you may ask? It is a pun challenge. 

This way, not only will you have fun, but you need to find puns so you can win the challenge. So start your pun challenge and have a fun time with each other!


 There’s a way where you can spend a fun time at the zoo! What is it? Well, Origami! You can watch a couple of Origami tutorials and make your own Origami! 

But since you are at the zoo, why don’t you make animal Origami? Sounds fun πŸ₯³, right? Well then, Buy all the supplies and start your crafts day!


While you are at the zoo, why don’t you take time to sit and write a poem? It can be about anything! You can write a poem about the animals πŸ¦’ or even about each other. 

I mean, what is more romantic than to write poems about each other? Don’t worry if you aren’t the best poet out there; you can always start somewhere!

Write or make up your own stories.

 You must have had fun reading stories, but have you thought of writing one of your own stories? Then why don’t you write ✍️ your own stories and read them to each other at the end of the day? 

This is not just fun, but also you get to write what’s been running in your mind and bring your story alive.

Play animal themed-games

 You can definitely play animal-themed games while you are at the zoo, whether it be Pictionary or anything. 

But make sure it is an animal-themed 🫎 game since you are at this. Have fun with each other while playing the games, and also don’t forget to spend some time with the animals out there.

Sketch the animals!

 Are you a good artist? If you are, then that’s amazing. If you aren’t, then it is fine. It’s no problem; you can start somewhere. 

So why don’t you sit and sketch the animals 🐘 that you spotted for the day? Don’t worry if you don’t get it exactly the same because not everyone is perfect and so will your sketch.

Memory game

 You can take a memory game and play it while you are at the zoo. So go ahead and let’s see how much you remember of the day. 

You can start naming animal by animal that you have spotted in order and see who gets it right. This is not just fun πŸ₯³ but it will also test your memory skills.

Play Pictionary

 You can play Pictionary while you are at the zoo once you are tired of walking around. This is a fun game to play with your partner. 

So spread the blanket and have a fun game where you sketch the animals, and your partner tries to guess which animal it is. You can play this game while you munch on some snacks πŸ₯—.

Hide and seek!

 One of the best places you can ever play Hide and Seek πŸ™ˆ is at the zoo. So why don’t you play Hide and Seek with your partner and try to find them before sunset? 

This is a fun game, but it also will test your patience. Nonetheless, make it fun because it is you both, and you can always have fun together.


You can even play charades if you wish to! So why don’t you sit and play charades but make it animal-themed? You can act like animals 🦁 and get your partner to guess it! 

Make sure you record the game so you can look back at it and laugh together! So start your game, and let’s see who scores more points!

Would you rather

 You can always play a game with your partner, no matter where you are. You can choose your questions online or even note πŸ—’οΈ them down. 

This is a fun way you can spend your time at the zoo with each other. So go ahead and get all your questions noted down!

Flash mob

A flash mob is so much fun πŸ₯³, you would know! So, if there is any flash mob that is going to happen, you need to participate. 

Shake a leg together and have a fun time with each other. There are high chances that you can make new friends or you could just vibe with each other!

Buy Ice cream

 So once your zoo trip is coming to an end, you should end it on the best note! Maybe a kiss, but an ice cream 🍨 for sure! So go and buy an ice cream and enjoy it together. 

You can maybe even taste different flavors and pick your favorite. But don’t leave the zoo without enjoying ice cream together, okay?


Always remember that no matter where you go or where you are, it is always important that you have fun πŸ₯³ with your partner. 

You can forget about the rest of the world and just spend time with each other and just make memories together so you can tell them to your grandkids one day.

So that is all I have for you, and I hope you had a fun zoo date! Also, please do leave a few comments to let me know how much fun you had or if you have any questions.

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