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Kid-free date ideas at Westfield Riccarton

Being a parent often means putting yourself second, and when life gets busy, it’s easy to forget the importance of spending quality time with your partner. Planning regular dates and prioritising time together is essential - you both deserve a break, a night of fun and the chance to enjoy each other’s company.

There are many ways to enjoy date night at Westfield Riccarton, from cuddling up while watching the latest film to enjoying drinks with dinner, so organise a sitter or drop the kids off with the grandparents and get ready for a well-deserved night of romance.

Cuddle up at the cinema

Whether it’s a comedy, romance, horror or sci-fi blockbuster, the cinema provides an escape from reality, an opportunity to unwind and reconnect. Hoyts is showing a range of great films, get the full movie experience with HOYTS Xtremescreen, the biggest and loudest cinema experience on offer and more; it’s perfect for a romantic date night.

Check out the latest releases here.

Date night dining

There are plenty of great drink and dining options at Westfield Riccarton. Whether it’s a quick meal before a movie or a night spent chatting over a delicious sushi or pasta going out for dinner is always a treat. If you want to plan something a little different, try designing your own culinary journey by visiting several restaurants with foods from around the world.

Here are some of our top picks:

La Porchetta
Serving up traditional and gourmet pizzas, plus pasta dishes and Italian mains, La Porchetta is the perfect place for good quality Italian food.

The Fox
Offering delicious food in the style of a modern gastro, The Fox serves a range of delicious dishes from a hearty pub menu including the world famous Stonegrill and legendary sharing platters.

Sushi Express
Choose from a range of sushi such as chicken teriyaki, vegertarian and many more at Sushi Express.

Arcade amore

Date nights don’t always have to be serious; they can be fun too. The kids might be at home but that doesn’t mean you can’t play! Enjoy some friendly competition at Timezone located on Level 1, outside on Rotherham Street next to Rebel Sport. With games and activities like glow in the dark mini golf, tenpin bowling and bumper cars, there is plenty of flirty fun to be had.

Massage magic

A couples massage and spa day is a rejuvenating, dreamy and peaceful way to spend time with your partner. It’s self-care, together. Unwind and relax, take a break from the demands of parenthood and be enveloped by a sense of calm. Melting away the stresses of home, a couples massage and spa day is a loving, sensitive and gentle way to spend quality time together.

Find the perfect spa to relax at from our options below:

Ze Massage
Offering a range of massages from head, neck and shoulders to a luxury whole body and feet massage, Ze Massage is the perfect place to unwind.

Posh Face & Body
At Posh Face & Body, beauty is a luxury. Pop in for easy and affordable everyday Threading, Waxing, Facials and Tint.

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