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Date Night Ideas on a Budget in Wichita

Not all special date nights have to be expensive dinners.  We have the ultimate list of date night ideas on a budget. Here is a list of creative ways to have a special night out without spending a fortune in Wichita. Our city has much to offer for couples of all ages, and hitting up these local locations makes it much more special.

The best memories are often made when you’re simply enjoying each other’s company and trying out new things. It’s not about the price tag; it’s about the shared moments and the joy of experiencing something fresh together. Plus, the stories you create during these affordable adventures are priceless and stay with you longer than any expensive outing.

Click HERE for the list of 50+ Date Night Ideas under $10 in Wichita.  

Date Night on a Budget in Wichita

Date Night Ideas on a Budget: 

Pickleball at Chicken N Pickle 

Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. It’s $20 per hour. If you play doubles, that’s entertainment for 4 people, or get a larger group to share the court cost to get the best deal. Reserve your court here! 

Top Golf

A less expensive way to enjoy Top Golf is by visiting on Tuesdays!

The Arcade

Has a fantastic collection of retro arcade games. They have a collection of 100+ 80s and 90s games and 22 pinball machines. 

Related Article: Things for Adults to Do in Wichita 

Movie Date & Ticket Deals

Going to the movies is a fantastic choice for a date night, and we are here to help you see an excellent film for less. 

All-Star Sports or All-Star Adventures

  • All-Star Sports  – 8333 West 21st St North
    • Miniature Golf: Adult: $9.99
    • Bumper Boats: Adult $9.99
    • Driving Range: $10.00 for a large bucket of 68 golf balls
    • Batting Cage: $10 for 100 pitches
    • Arcade: $10 or 40 games
    • Bowlingo Bowling: $2 for 10 frames
    • Laser Tag: $9.99 
    • Rock Climbing Wall: $9.99
  • All-Star Adventure – 1010 N. Webb Road
    • Amusement Rides: $5 for 1 ticket
    • Go – Kart: $9.00 Adult 
    • 18-hole Miniature Golf: $9.99 
    • Batting Cages: $10 for 100 pitches
    • Video Arcade: $10 for 40 tokens

Dining and Drink Deals

Discount Hotel Rooms at the Hotel at Old Town

It’s not Cheap to rent a hotel room, but you can get a discount since you follow Wichita on the Cheap by clicking the link above. 

Ice Skating at Wichita Ice Center

Check out one of our many Local Breweries – Prices will vary 

Grace Hill Wine Tasting

Get out of town (Not too far in Whitewater, KS), try some wine, and keep the glass. What can be better than that?

  • Grace Hill Winery
  • 6310 S Grace Hill Rd, Whitewater, KS 67154
  • Free tours
  • $7 – $12 wine tastings that last about 30 min. 
  • Lawn games for entertainment

Kayak Rentals in Wichita

Wichita Park & Recreation now offers self-service kayak equipment rental stations in three locations in Wichita. Users scan a QR code on the cage to reserve and pay for a kayak rental at the location for a specific amount of time.

Yoga Class at Limitless

Have a relaxing date doing some yoga and stretching.

  • Limitless Yoga Studio
  • Drop-in single class: $12
  • Mat/Towel Rental: $2 each
  • 357 South Pattie, Wichita, KS, 67211

Bowling Deals 

Remember, the key to a successful bowling date night is to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. It’s a light-hearted and engaging activity that allows for conversation and laughter. Have a fantastic bowling date night!

Tex Consolver or Auburn Hills  Golf Course Driving Range 

Escape Room: Entrap Games

  • 443 N Mosley St, Wichita, KS 67202
  • Around $20 per room

Museums in Wichita

Museums in Wichita that are always FREE 

  • Wichita Art Museum’s permanent collection is now always FREE to visit, and so is PLAY an indoor Kids Area. 
  • Ulrich Museum of Art on the WSU campus is always free.
  • CityArts galleries are always free. (CityArts is also a great spot to take art classes, which are not free, but they look like a lot of fun.)
  • The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inside the Wichita Boathouse is always free but its only open by appointment. Contact info@kshof.org to book your toor.
  • The McCormick School Museum might be one of the least known museum in Wichita and yet it is a fantastic treasure that is always free.
  • Great Plains Nature Center in northeast Wichita is always free.
  • The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit in Riverside Central Park is always free. (Locals call it the Riverside Zoo.) It includes over 25 species of animals and is located in the central part of Riverside Park.

Dave and Busters

  • $20 for 100 play chips
  • $30 for 165 play chips
  • 2644 N Greenwich Ct, Wichita, KS 67226
  • Pro Tip: 20% off for military and First Responders and 1/2 price games on Wednesdays. 

Shopping Date in Wichita

Pro Tip: If you are looking for the perfect outfit for your date. Visit one of Wichita Outlet or Discount Stores. 

  • Costco Sells Discount Gift Cards online. Buy gift cards to help you save on your date. Costco sells gift cards to restaurants, movie theaters, attractions, and more. 
    • Pro Tip: You don’t have to be a member of Costco, but you will pay a 5% surcharge. But even with the surcharge, you will be saving money.  
  • Visit the Wichita Flea Market and see what deals and unique items you can find. It’s only $3 to enter. 
  • A Bin Store is a liquidation place with crazy good deals. They get their items from retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, Dollar Tree, and Target. Prices you can’t beat. Go see what you can find! 
  • Go to Scheels, visit the candy shop, and play in the arcade. 


Wichita has some of the best breakfast and brunch restaurants, perfect for a date.

Visit one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas.

The “8 Wonders of Kansas” is a list that highlights unique and interesting places in the state of Kansas, USA. The Kansas Sampler Foundation created the list, including various natural, historical, and cultural sites. 

Local High School/College Sports Game

For those of you who love sports, I highly suggest cheering on local teams.

Those teams include:

Try a New Cocktail

Get adventurous and find a few drinks you both like.

Fun recipes:

Seasonal Date Night Ideas: 

Starlite Drive-In Outdoor Movie Theater

Wichita Wind Surge Game

Enjoy a day at the ballfield. This baseball team brings the thrill of America’s favorite pastime to Wichita, captivating fans with exciting games and a vibrant minor-league atmosphere. Get tickets on the Berm – which is the outfield. We have often sat out there, and it’s a great spot! 

Wichita RiverfestRiverfest is an amazing annual festival. Attending the event is free, but to enjoy the rides and food, you will have to spend some money.

  • June 2nd -10th, 2023
  • Parade
  • River run
  • Tot trot
  • Car show
  • Art show
  • Participatory events
  • Fireworks
  • Music & concerts
  • Carnival
  • Food vendors
  • Beer Garden

Public Golf Courses & Driving Ranges 

Sunflower Fields in Kansas 

  • Klausmeyer Sunflower Field: Mid-July
  • Cedar Creek Farms Sunflower Fields: Late July 
  • LBR Family Farm: July
  • Grinter Family Farm: Early September 
  • Kansas Maze, Inc: Late August – Mid-September 
  • Peterson Farm Brothers:  Late August – Mid-September 
  • Diana Burress Farm: Mid to Late September 

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