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Driving an Aston Martin at the legendary Silverstone Circuit is sure to be a dream come true for any supercar racing fanatic! Kick off with a full safety briefing including a discussion on racing lines and essential driving techniques. Once revved up and ready, hop into the driving seat of the mighty 420 bhp Aston Martin V8 and enjoy around six miles of pure driving action. Take on Silverstone's many challenging twists, turns and bends with a professional in the passenger seat to offer tips and find...
The Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel is a luxurious rural retreat set in 30 acres of tranquil parkland on the River Thames, three miles from Oxford. The hotel is a wonderful blend of 15th century period charm, contemporary elegance and offers as a peaceful walled garden and tennis courts within its borders. Stay in a superior-grade double or twin room with a complimentary drinks tray, mineral water, bathrobes, TV, luxury toiletries and a special selection of teas and coffees. Breakfast is included...
Based upon Lotus' renowned 'race car for the road' philosophy, the Exige is a hardcore, mid-engined sports car with astounding handling and power. This is the S version reaching 0 - 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Start off with a short briefing from a fully qualified instructor who will also talk about the racing lines and track driving techniques. Then drive nearly ten miles around one of Silverstone's great circuits and experience the razor-sharp handling and raw power of the Lotus first-hand. With...
For the ultimate gift experience, see the city of London from the highest observation deck in the United Kingdom - the glittering and impressive Shard. Travel up The Shard, which measures a whopping 800 feet from street level, and once at the top see the 360 degree view that spans 40 miles. After your journey to the skies (or before, depending on your booking), come back down to earth and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch with tea or coffee from the set menu at Strada, a contemporary Italian restaurant...
Hit the open road for a sensational drive in one of the world's most acclaimed supercars, with a choice from the powerful Lamborghini Superleggera, the stylish Ferrari 458 or the relentless McLaren MP4-12C. Kick off with licence checks, a full indemnity and safety briefing before hopping behind the wheel of one of these desired supercars. Then it's time to take to the open road for 30 minutes of thrilling driving action on one of four specially chosen UK routes, with a seasoned instructor sitting...
At one of the largest shooting clubs in the country and under the supervision of a fully qualified instructor, learn all about your air rifle. After a participant briefing, attempt to shoot a variety of targets. You will be firing at traditional round targets as well as drop down targets (shoot them and they drop, shoot them again and they pop back up!) from various distances. Tea and coffee is provided on the day and there are full restaurant facilities provided in the clubhouse where you can enjoy...
Head for the clouds on a romantic sunrise hot air balloon flight for two in South Central England. Begin with feet firmly on the ground and meet the pilot, before getting stuck in and helping to prepare and inflate the balloon, alongside other flyers. Once it´s ready, board the basket and soar into the sky, reaching heights of up to 3,000 feet. The balloon moves with the wind, so the atmosphere is quiet, peaceful and the views are outstanding. Back down to earth, help to pack up the balloon and raise...
With a variety of different styles to choose from, this fun-packed dance experience is a great way to learn how to cut some seriously impressive shapes! Each take part in a practical group lesson (classes last between 45 - 60 minutes) led by an experienced teacher and learn all the basic elements of your selected style of dance. Choose from classic ballroom and Latin American, seductive salsa, belly dancing (ladies only), energetic tango or demanding zumba. Each class is set in a fun, informal and...
Experience the thrill of supercar driving with a high-octane Lamborghini driving experience at Stafford Activity Centre. Begin the session with a detailed safety briefing, before jumping into the driver's seat of the mind blowing Lamborghini Gallardo for six exhilarating laps of this specially designed race circuit. Next, strap into the passenger seat of a hot hatch to see how it's really done, with one adrenaline-pumping high-speed lap of the circuit, driven by a professional racing instructor....
It´s not always easy finding the right birthday gift for someone special but we´re here to lend a helping hand. Red Letter Days gift cards offer the flexibility to let the birthday girl or boy choose something they want from our exciting range of gift experiences. Whether a budding daredevil, avid petrol head, aerial adventurer, nature enthusiast or someone who simply seeks indulgence, we´re sure to have something suitable. Choose our versatile gift card and make sure it´s an occasion to remember.
A truly winning combination - the hair-raising thrill of driving a rally car, twinned with the absolute rush of being behind the wheel of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Start the driving experience with a welcome, introduction and safety briefing. Then slide in for six miles driving a Subaru Impreza STi. With mind blowing handling, this car is enough to satisfy any driving enthusiast. Catch your breath before going on to experience the thrill of controlling the stunning Aston Martin V8 Vantage for another...
Choose to fly any day of the week, either morning or evening. Pick from launch sites in Scotland and Northern England. Drift through the clouds at astonishing flights of up to 3,000 feet. Toast the flight with a glass of champagne or soft drink. All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators.
Whether a special milestone, coming-of-age or simply another year gone by, a birthday should always be celebrated in style. It can be tricky thinking of birthday ideas for a friend or loved one, but our flexible Red Letter Days gift card is here to help - the lucky birthday girl or boy can browse our great mix of days out and gift experiences and choose how they want to mark the big occasion. From London-based options such as RIB powerboating on the Thames, to body treatments on a relaxing pamper...
From humble beginnings as a community project set up in 1999 by a group of friends, this vineyard has grown to become Devon´s largest. Learn about the sacred art of winemaking with a tour of the vineyard and the winery, before going on to taste five of the locally grown and excellently produced wines. After the tour and tastings, settle down in the Topsham Wine Cellar with a deliciously Devon inspired tapas lunch or supper for two. Take home a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine to remember this...
Delve into the wonderful world of English wine at Shawsgate, one of East Anglia's oldest and best commercial vineyards. To begin, embark on a fully guided tour of Shawsgate's picturesque vineyard and working winery - learn all about the site's rich history in addition to the intricacies of vine cultivation and the winemaking process. Afterwards, receive a tutored tasting of five exceptional Shawsgate's wines accompanied by tasting notes - the perfect way to get the most of what the vineyard has to...
Both my partner and myself had a wonderful time. We were made to feel special. Treated as individuals. Although everything had to work to a strict timetable,it was so well managed that we never felt rushed or harassed at an point. The service was faultless from start to finish. The surroundings were relaxing,well laid out and very clean. All the staff were smiling and enthusiastic making us feel like this was the first time they had done this, yet in reality our particular waitress had been doing...
Cook, dine and head down the Thames on a leisurely cruise boat. Learn to cook in style with this special cookery class held aboard a floating vessel complete with kitchen and restaurant on the River Thames. Choose one of three cooking categories - seafood, easy entertaining or gourmet dishes in one of three locations along the Thames. Board the boat and learn from an experienced chef and guide how to cook an impressive three-course meal. The whole class then sit down together to enjoy the collective...
Perfect for a pair of wine lovers, this wine tasting workshop at Essex's West Street Vineyard teaches lots of priceless skills in a laid back environment. Start with a welcome glass of sparkling wine and a rundown of the day's events before taking part in the morning session which focuses on white wine. Sample four different white wines under expert guidance and in addition to picking up great tasting tips, learn about each individual wine and the regions where they have been produced. Afterwards...
Sit down to dinner at Planet Hollywood - the one and only dining experience inspired by the glamour of Hollywood. The restaurant has a large cocktail bar and movie-themed areas such as the Bond room, the British room and the trendy Cabana room, with lots of film memorabilia on display including Ursula Andress' bikini from Dr No and R2D2 from the classic Star Wars films. Planet Hollywood serves a modern American menu of pizza, burgers, steaks and fajitas. This dining pass entitles the named holder...
Treat yourselves to a one night stay for two people at Craig Y Nos Castle - a Victorian country house in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Originally a private house, Craig Y Nos was for many years used as a hospital before its current incarnation as a hotel. Stay in a double or twin room with en suite facilities. A three-course meal from the a la carte menu with coffee and continental breakfast are included (cooked breakfast is available on weekends). Craig Y Nos is the ideal base for...
Discover the wonderful world of English wine at Hastings Carr Taylor Vineyard, a family run estate situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On arrival, enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits before setting off on a guided tour of the estate - visit the vineyard, winery and bottling room and learn interesting facts about the wine production process from a resident expert, on-hand to answer any questions. Afterwards, sample some of Carr Taylor´s very own sparkling, still and fruit wines under the...
Escape to the Garden of England for an afternoon of pampering and luxury at the award-winning Rowhill Grange Utopia Spa. In addition to full use of the spa's excellent facilities, this indulgent package also includes a stress relieving back, neck and shoulder massage each and a delicious two-course dinner at the hotel restaurant. During the afternoon, take a dip in the unique therapy pool with high pressure showers, relax under the tranquillity of the spa's waterfall or relax in the sauna, steam...
Take time out of a busy schedule to spend some quality time with a friend or loved one on this spa day for two at Hallmark Hotel Manchester. During the day enjoy a 30 minute treatment each, choosing either an express facial, a Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage, a file and varnish for feet or a file and varnish for hands. Make use of the excellent facilities, including a 20 metre swimming pool, poolside Jacuzzi, Swedish sauna, cardiovascular gymnasium, steam room and coffee lounge. When feeling...
Experience a whole new aerial buzz with this early bird hot air ballooning flight available at select launch sites across Northern England and Scotland. Upon arrival, meet the qualified pilot for a safety discussion before pitching in with the preparation and inflation of the balloon. Once everything is ready, it's time for the real adventure to start and everyone climbs into the basket. Soar up to 3,000 feet and marvel at sensational birds-eye views of the countryside, as the balloon gently drifts...
Learn specialised skills and techniques used by ex-surveillance operatives all over the world. After a full briefing, be split into groups to learn how to fire automatic pistols and sniper rifles, before getting to grips with other proficiencies such as un-armed combat and axe- throwing. Be shown how to conceal covert surveillance cameras and transmitting bugs before taking part in a shoot-out with fellow agents. All instructors on the day are fully experienced in carrying out surveillance operations...
Sharpen up those knife skills with an Oriental culinary masterclass based in London's bustling Covent Garden. During the class, learn how to really handle a knife well to cut meat, fish and vegetables, using a selection of different cutting devices including a big Chinese cleaver, all under the expert tuition of a professional chef. Prepare and cook two delicious Chinese stir fry dishes (the exact menu varies slightly throughout the year) by using traditional wok techniques and depending on your...
Sometimes we all need a break from the stress and strains of our busy lives, and a day at a health spa is the perfect way to unwind. Guests spend a full day at the spa with complete access to all the facilities on offer. These may vary from spa to spa, but are likely to include plunge pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation suite. Visitors with itchy feet should feel free to take part in the fitness and exercise classes on offer. At some locations a healthy lunch, afternoon tea or light refreshment...
Spend some quality time together and learn a new skill with a sushi making class for two at YO! Sushi in London. Under the guidance of the restaurant's experienced chef, get to try your hand at sushi making and create a selection of four different sushi classics such as Maki and Nigiri. Ingredients include nori seaweed, wasabi, Japanese rice, soy sauce and fish and vegetables. The workshop also features a talk on the history of sushi and a demonstration on how to make the perfect dish. At the end...
For anyone who is fond of a glass of wine and wants to learn more about the tipple, this wine tasting experience is perfect. The fascinating introductory course gives an insight into the world of wine, regardless of wine tasting knowledge or experience. Begin the day with a welcoming glass of champagne, before the wine experts open up the subtle flavours of 12 different wines, demonstrating the correct way to taste and match specific wine with different foods to bring out or complement the flavour...
Get a taste of real ale and learn about the brewing process at the Cropton Brewery, a modern brewery located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. This Campaign for Real Ale member has been producing real ales for over 25 years in a village dating back to the 1800's. After the tour and tasting, move next door to the New Inn; where the 'Two Pints' real ale was first produced in the cellar in 1984. Tuck into a traditional pub lunch here and don't forget to pick up the inclusive gift...
This indulgent pamper break at Somerset´s award-winning Charlton House is the perfect way to recharge the batteries. Spend the night in an en suite deluxe room which comes complete with a host of luxurious amenities - some rooms also include sensational garden views. Make full use of the spa´s large outdoor hot tub, crystal steam room, hydrotherapy pool, Finnish sauna, laconium, ice fountain, fitness studio and relaxing experience showers. For pure indulgence, a bottle of champagne, tasty afternoon...
Dating back to the Tudor period, Falstaff´s Museum has been labelled as one of the UK´s most haunted locations. Spend the night exploring the most active areas of the building under the guidance of experienced paranormal experts and if you´re feeling particularly brave, take part in spooky experiments such as vigils and seances. With such a rich and gruesome history and a several dominant spirits in the property, Falstaff´s museum is an essential venue for any avid ghost hunting enthusiast. Snacks...
Calling all petrol heads! This adrenaline-fuelled rally driving experience in Oxfordshire offers a day packed with challenging fun and is a great way to pick up some pretty nifty driving moves. Learn the art of skid control, powerslides and handbrake turns in the beast of the rally world - the 280 bhp 4WD Subaru Impreza. Start with a briefing and demonstration lap, then take the wheel of the mighty Subaru for three action-packed rally driving sessions and negotiate your way around the mixed-surface...
Kick off with a welcome, introduction and safety briefing before taking the wheel of the Subaru Impreza STi for six miles. As one of the most successful rally cars ever, the handling and acceleration leave drivers grinning ear to ear. Then experience the thrill of the monstrous 492 bhp Lamborghini Gallardo for another six miles around the one mile circuit. Named after a ferocious breed of fighting bull, this incredible car more than lives up to its name. Finish up with a debriefing session, presentation...
Drive two of the world´s most iconic supercars in one adrenaline-fuelled session with this Lamborghini and Ferrari driving experience in North Yorkshire. Start off with a quick safety briefing before receiving two demonstration laps courtesy of an experienced instructor. Once acquainted with racing lines and track handling techniques, it´s time for the main event. Grab the wheel of either the Ferrari 355, 360 or 430 and the mighty Lamborghini Gallardo for six thrilling miles each (a total of 12 miles...
Indulge in a luxury afternoon tea for two in the heart of the capital at The DoubleTree by Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel, near Hyde Park and Kensington Palace and Gardens. Sit back and relax in the Urban Meadow Cafe and Bar for an afternoon tea spread which includes a selection of sandwiches with fillings such as salmon with cream cheese and cucumbers with sour cream and chive, scones with Dorset clotted cream and strawberry preserve, cakes, pastries and a choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee....
Try scuba diving at a swimming pool in Bracknell, Berkshire with this exhilarating experience for two. Receive expert scuba advice on safety and underwater mobility techniques that will introduce you and a friend to an exciting under the water. Learn how to breathe and achieve buoyancy underwater and become familiar with the scuba equipment. Courses in Bracknell take place under controlled conditions - and although it might seem a long way from diving in a tropical ocean, it's the ideal way to get...
Imagine crashing through the undergrowth, dodging exploding paintballs, hiding in bunkers or spying on enemies from on high. On arrival (at the venue of choice), get kitted out with freshly laundered combat coveralls, full face protection paintball goggles and a top of the range semi-automatic paintball gun with 100 paintballs each. Begin with a full safety briefing with an experienced marshal before commencing play. This is a real chance to shake off those day-to-day responsibilities and rekindle...
The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel boasts sensational clifftop views and is situated just minutes from the centre of Bournemouth. With just 28 rooms, style and intimacy go hand in hand at this prime location, with panoramic visions as part of the deal. Stay in a standard en suite double or twin room complete with private bathroom, WiFi access, TV and tea and coffee making amenities. Enjoy a delicious three-course set menu for dinner at The Garden Restaurant which offers an array of fresh dishes from one...
This Mother's Day give an experience from Red Letter Days to show her just how much you care. Mum's work tirelessly all year round and this once a year opportunity is your chance to wow her with something unique. Whether she'd love to enhance her cooking skills, dine out in a top restaurant, learn a new skill, sit back and enjoy a relaxing pamper or do something completely diffferent and adventurous, we have over 40 experiences to pick from. The best thing is, she can choose what she does herself...
Experience the breathtaking speed and acceleration of a Ferrari, and get in the hot seat for a stunning driving day at Stafford Activity Centre. Kick off with a briefing from a qualified instructor, taking in the racing lines and braking points of the circuit. Then jump behind the wheel of the 4.3 litre, 0 - 60 mph in 3.7 seconds Ferrari 430. Sample the power and adrenaline rush of driving one of Maranello's amazing machines for six laps (six miles in total). Then strap in and hold on tight for one...
Stafford Activity Centre is the perfect place to learn some of the different driving techniques required to become a success in a rally scenario. Drive on tarmac six laps in either a Subaru Impreza Sti or Mitsubishi Evo 8 - both armed with stunning power and featuring surprisingly good agility around bends. Then pit your wits on a rally stage, doing handbrake turns in a Clio and see how the different drives compare. Receive a high-speed passenger ride and if you bring along a guest, they get to enjoy...
This specially designed evening course is perfect for all budding wine connoisseurs wishing to improve their palette. Begin the class by being immersed into the magnificent world of premium wines. Resident experts will discuss various wine regions and grape varieties as well as teaching the class how to understand the subtle differences that make each wine individual. Sample six premium wines and savour each decadent flavour - whether a complete beginner or slightly experienced, this course is an...
Enjoy a round of golf each set in a 2000 acre park created by Capability Brown within the great estate of Bowood House and gardens. Rise to the challenge with a range of tees on every hole. Carefully designed by Dave Thomas, architect of The Belfry, the championship golf course is one of golfing heaven that even the greatest (including players from the European Challenge Tour Championships) find thrilling and enjoyable. As well as a round each, the experience includes use of the three hole golf...
Marking 25 years together as a married couple is something that should be celebrated in style. With the Red Letter Days silver anniversary pack, the happy couple get to choose from a wide range of fun and indulgent silver anniversary gifts and experiences, specially designed for two. Trying something new and spending some quality time together is the perfect gift for a couple who have spent a quarter of a century by each other's side, so give our flexible gift cards and let them choose how they want...
As always with a Champneys venue, you can expect the best. Henlow Grange is set within 150 acres of parkland, making it a perfect country escape. And all unbelieveably just an hour away from London. Choose to walk or ride around the stunning and extensive grounds, or stay inside and make the most of the facilities on offer - sauna, steam and swimming to name just a few. If you like group activities, join one of the many exercise classes on the day. It's all for the taking and there are qualified...
Take home around 15 - 20 pieces of your own handmade chocolate creations at an organic chocolate workshop for two. The premium chocolatiers host this fun workshop giving an insight into chocolate making and the art of creating fresh cream truffles. Be taught how to cool down molten organic chocolate for the perfect texture, before being treated to some scrumptious Florida orange and cocoa nib milk chocolate samples. Having learnt the basics it´s time to cut, dip and decorate your own chocolate delights...
IWM Duxford is Britain's largest living and working aviation museum. Home to classics like Spitfires, a B17, the prototype Concorde and a Lockheed Blackbird, it is the ultimate spot in which to fly a light aircraft. Begin on the ground with a briefing of flying and safety techniques, before climbing aboard a dual-controlled two-seater training plane with a fully qualified instructor. It's then 'chocks away' for a 30 minute flight, during which (at the pilot's discretion) take over the controls and...
Uncover the brilliant but occasionally baffling world of wine with this educational wine tasting evening based in Bristol. During the session, pick up plenty of priceless wine tasting techniques from a seasoned sommelier, from identifying subtle tones and textures to understanding which grapes complement certain foods. Sample six hand-picked wines from around the world and enjoy each satisfying drop while putting all of your new-found skills to the test. Afterwards, each take away a copy of the book...
Situated in one of Kent's most beautiful coastal towns, home to an annual oyster festival, Whitstable's Marine Hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxing break by the sea. Spend the night in one of The Marine's en suite superior sea view rooms with your very own private balcony which is perfect for kicking back, relaxing and soaking up the fresh sea air. During the break, feel free to explore Whitstable's many nearby bays and beaches, its unique shops and boutiques, or enjoy a Kentish ale in one of...
A day at a Bannatyne Health Club is an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of day to day existence and dedicate some relaxing time to the body and soul. Indulge in some treatment time each from the following options: a Swedish full body massage, an Elemis body polish and energising facial, a Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage either with Elemis body polish or with energising facial, a Leighton Denny immaculate manicure or a Bannatyne expert facial. For the rest of the day, feel free...
All the G-force, adrenaline and squint-eyed terror of competition-speed driving, but without the heavy responsibility of taking control of the wheel. Get chauffeured for between two and six laps at breathless speed by a qualified motor racing instructor around a real racing circuit. Strap into a race prepared Lotus Elise, Vauxhall VXR, V8 touring car, Nissan 370Z or a Caterham 7 and prepare for ride of a lifetime, with real racing lines, cornering and acceleration in a top-class race-prepared car.
Calling all budding Jenson Buttons - take a step closer to your idol with this junior Ferrari driving experience at the Three Sisters race track. This is your chance to drive one of the most desirable cars in the world! On the day, get expert tuition from a qualified instructor before they give a familiarisation drive in an Abarth 500 . Then take the wheel of the world-famous Ferrari 360 for six rip-roaring miles of the track. After putting the car through its paces on the mile long circuit, receive...
Take a two night break to the Royal Wells Hotel in Kent, a charming and elegant hotel that earned its regal title when Queen Victoria spent time there as a young woman. Stay in a superior double room - all rooms in the hotel are individually designed with Victorian elegance in mind and each is also equipped with en suite and a TV. Spend time in the hotel pub or restaurant, or simply explore the area of Tunbridge Wells which is steeped in history. A full English breakfast is included on both mornings...
Set in the heart of 120 acres of breathtaking gardens, woodland and parkland, the five star award-winning Alexander House Hotel is ideal for those in search of a gorgeous hotel, superb dining and excellent spa facilities. Stay in a classic-grade double or twin bedroom, individually designed and decorated with a seating area, deep-sprung bed with the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathroom with bath and separate walk-in power shower, towelling robes and slippers. Enjoy the amazing facilities which...
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hasting's Carr Taylor Vineyard is the perfect place to learn about the wonderful world of English wine. Begin with welcome refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits before embarking on a guided tour of the vineyard and winery - learn all about the wine production process, from the harvesting of grapes right through to the bottling of the finished article. Afterwards, enjoy a tutored wine tasting and sample a selection of their very own sparkling,...
Recently reduced from £150 to £109 - you won't find a lower priced nationwide voucher!. Available Monday to Friday for sunrise flights only. Travel from any number of launch sites across the country. After landing, toast the flight with a glass of champagne or soft drink. All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators.
Everybody needs a thrill now and again, and this rip-roaring Ferrari driving day at Heyford Park should put a smile on any face. Start off with a welcome introduction and briefing from a professional instructor, before being driven around the 1.5 mile Heyford Park circuit to demonstrate driving techniques and braking points. Then tear around in the driver's seat of the 183 mph, 400 bhp, 0 - 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, Ferrari 360. Receive a certificate to remember this special experience by, along with...
Unwind with an overnight stay in a castle in the Scottish Highlands with dinner for two. Tulloch Castle dates back to the 12th century and still retains some splendid period features from 250 years ago. Today, this welcoming and comfortable hotel oozes charm and style to visitors from all over the world. Stay in a classic double or twin room for one night and enjoy a tasty two-course evening meal at The Turrets Restaurant. The chefs use the best Highland produce to create gorgeous dishes. With a...
Head to the heart of Royal Windsor for a delicious afternoon tea for two at The Crooked House at Windsor, a lovely, wonky, green oak framed building that is difficult to miss! The Queen Elizabeth tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, fruit garnish, mini patisserie, fruit cake, two sweet biscuits, two scones (with jam and clotted cream) and of course, house tea or coffee. The old building which has served tea for over 30 years is as much of a joy as the tea it serves - enjoy!
Spend a whole day at the Quad Club with unlimited access to the facilities, including an 18 metre swimming pool, indoor and outdoor spas, sauna and steam room. The spa also has a fully-equipped gym with friendly, qualified instructors on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment. Feeling lively? Join a range of fitness classes during the day. The experience includes a 30 minute Monu mini facial, back, neck and shoulder massage and a light lunch at the Agua Bar (sandwich or salad, dessert and soft...
Head to Donington Park; one of the country's best motorsport venues, for a luxurious Ferrari driving experience that is out of this world. The thrill of tearing around the Donington track in a Ferrari F360 is something worth savouring and makes any participants a member of the select club of people to have driven one of Maranello's finest supercars. After the relevant safety briefing, receive four demo laps courtesy of a pro instructor. Then drive the F360 for six miles of the Derbyshire circuit...
Enter Eden's visitor centre to begin your fantastic journey and receive your Eden guidebook from the helpful ticketing staff. Over 30 acres of exciting outdoor plantings are growing under the warm Cornish sun, so get out and explore! Find your hidden Eden and seek out the fun trails, shortcuts, hideaways, stepping stones and sandpits. Enter the Rainforest Biome and trek through the world's largest jungle in captivity, complete with luscious tropical plants, a huge crashing waterfall and a canopy...
Get competitive with a truly sensational Segway rally and experience the transport of the future. This distinctive mode of travel is unlike any other and offers a thrilling ride from start to finish. After a safety briefing and introduction to the Segway, get hands-on with the controls to become comfortable with the vehicle. Next, it´s time to take on a challenging natural course, with the opportunity to overtake rivals during the expedition. Conclude with a certificate presentation as a keepsake...
Give a luxury anniversary present with the Red Letter Days anniversary gift card. This opulent range is filled with thrilling, indulgent and special days out, especially chosen for couples to enjoy together. Years filled with happiness, love and devotion should be celebrated accordingly and giving a special day for a couple to remember is the perfect way to mark a milestone. Our gift cards allow couples to choose together how they want to celebrate and they're sure to be left with memories that will...
This is a wonderful hotel, conveniently located a short walk from the centre of York. The room we stayed in was absolutely stunning. It was a huge size, with a very comfortable bed, a large bathroom, a separate antique-style bath, 2 lounges with a coffee table, and a small table with 2 chairs. The room was light and situated at the front of the hotel, with large windows looking onto the garden at the front of the property. Staff were excellent. We ate dinner at the restaurant downstairs, which was...
For those who are partial to a tipple, why not arrange to see the processes behind the art of winemaking on an English vineyard tour, available in Devon, East Sussex, Kent, Suffolk, Essex, Surrey, West Yorkshire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire. This activity experience features wine tasting of at least three different varieties of wine, a tasty two or three-course lunch or delicious buffet lunch and often a bottle of wine to take home (depending on vineyard tour location selected...
Unlike a conventional supercar, this single-seater sees you strapped into the open cockpit with legs stretched out into the nose of the car, steering wheel in front and gearstick on the right. Inches off the ground, feel every bump and undulation and fight hard not to oversteer this super-responsive car. After a coffee, head out to the Donington Park circuit with a qualified instructor who gives a full briefing on the safe driving techniques required for the single-seater (faster than any road-going...
Get ready for the power and sheer ferocious speed of a glorious Lamborghini Gallardo. The Gallardo, named after a breed of fighting bull, has quickly become a modern classic and a very addictive supercar. Start with a short briefing from a qualified instructor then get two demonstration laps in a hot hatch round the track, to learn the best racing lines. Afterwards, drive the Gallardo for four laps of this 1.8 mile circuit, which has been specially designed to put performance cars through their paces...
Nothing beats the sensation of hovering above the ground in a powerful, fast-moving helicopter. It´s the way the rich and famous like to travel and it´s the best way to see the incredible sights of the beautiful British landscape. On this 12 mile pleasure flight, climb to around 1000 feet and take in the breath-taking countryside sights, with the pilot pointing out the local landmarks along the way. Bring along a camera to capture some impressive imagery to show friends and family and re-live the...
This night time photography tour of London is great for both beginners and those with some previous DSLR experience alike. Learn the basic principles of digital photography in darkness under the guidance of an experienced tutor, taking either a Big Ben or a Southbank tour and snapping some of the most iconic and beautiful sights in the big smoke. During the evening enjoy practical lessons in shutter speeds, exposure control, ISO and white balance, aperture and creative composition. Leave with a massive...
If you are looking for a day out with a difference, you could do worse than checking out Diggerland, the nation's favourite digger and JCB based theme park, owned by excavator hire firm HE Services. Partake in rides such as Spindizzy, operated by a member of Diggerlands staff team (they are always on hand to ensure safety and smooth running) with no computers involved so anything could happen! Giant Diggers offer up some of Diggerland's heaviest machines and as a result, are always popular with budding...
Indulge in a little afternoon luxury with a traditional afternoon tea spread at The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The hotel is excellently positioned close to the centre of the city, so this is the perfect afternoon stop after a hard days shopping. Served in the spacious hotel lounge, the spread consists of finger sandwiches with traditional fillings such as cucumber, egg and watercress, smoked salmon and coronation chicken. Sweet treats in the form of pastries, fresh fruit bites and chocolate...
Sushi may not be to everyone's taste, but those who enjoy the Japanese delicacy will appreciate the artistic beauty of the food and the passion that goes into the presentation of each dish. This sushi making experience in Oxford could be the ideal experience - learn how to make a selection of sushi dishes and Japanese rice from expert chefs. They'll explain the origin of the food and the different types of sushi, rice, fish and nori. The chef's will teach detailed and skilled preparation techniques...
Your stay includes breakfast and dinner from the restaurant's table d'hote menu each day (drinks not included). The Victorian country house, former home of the Duke of Bridgewater is set in 200 acres of mature parkland. The friendly 18 hole golf course is designed to championship standards, has a useful practice area and PGA professionals on hand to assist. Local attractions include the galleries, theatres and nightlife of Manchester's vibrant city centre, fabulous shopping at the Trafford Centre...
Enjoy a two-night stay for two people in a double or twin room. This stay includes breakfast and dinner from the restaurant's table d'hote menu each day (drinks not included). A modern hotel set in its own landscaped gardens, bordering the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest. The hotel is situated close to the M25, M11 and the London tube network, making it the perfect base for day trips into the capital, as well as excellent shopping at both Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres. Hotel facilities...
Your stay includes breakfast and dinner from the restaurant´s table d´hote menu each day (drinks not included, dinner allowance is up to £25 per person). The St Pierre is built around a 14th century manor house and set in 400 acres of picturesque parkland. The hotel boasts two 18 hole golf courses, the Mathern Course and the famous Old Course, recognised as one of the finest in the country. It´s the perfect base for exploring south Wales´ many attractions, which include Chepstow Racecourse, the Forest...
Celebrate the official union of a happy couple with a Red Letter Days wedding gift card. We have a fantastic range of exciting, indulgent, and romantic experiences and fun days out, that make perfect wedding gift ideas for newly-weds. Our gift card allows the happy couple to pick from relaxing retreats, wine tasting, romantic body treatments, adventure days, learning new skills or even competing against each other - and the best part is, the choice is theirs!
Situated at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, Inveraray's magnificent Argyll Hotel provides a fantastic spot for a relaxing coastal retreat. Spend the night in one of the hotel's classically designed loch view double room's, complete with en suite bathroom facilities, hairdryer, hospitality tray, WiFi access and notably stunning views of the banks of Loch Fyne. During the stay, feel free to pay a visit to the many local attractions including the grand Inveraray Castle, West Coast Whisky Trail...
A trip to Diggerland guarantees a fun filled, exciting and action-packed day out for kids and adults of all ages. Children (and adults if they wish) have the opportunity to ride in and drive different types of construction machinery including dumper trucks, mini diggers and giant diggers (all under strict supervision). There are great opportunities to take photos or learn about the workings of the machines from the fully trained instructors constantly on hand. Diggerland is a day out with a difference...
This spa in Birmingham offers a quiet retreat from the real world and an evening with unlimited access to all their facilities. For those with energy to burn, make use of the fully equipped gym and for the more sedate guest, relax in the vitality spa pool, a thermal suite (sauna or steam room) or in a luxurious relaxation snug pod. The evening wouldn't be complete without the inclusive dry flotation tank experience. Instead of getting wet, the treatment bed becomes a mattress filled with warm water...
This introductory recording studio session is ideal for any budding singers or musicians. Gain an insight into the recording process while getting helpful advice and encouragement from an experienced studio engineer or producer. Record a rehearsed arrangement or song and choose the best performance from the session to take home on CD as a special keepsake. Even bring guests along to watch the magic happen.
I stayed at the churchill with my boyfriend for one night. As we had theatre tickets booked for the York theatre royal we thought we would use our red letter day voucher on a hotel in York and turn it into a little break. So glad we did. The hotel was gorgeous; grand and imposing reception area as you walk in, beautifully decorated communal areas, such as the bar and restaurant, and the bedrooms are lovely and cosy with a comfy four poster bed. We decided to have dinner there and it was absolutely...
Learn all about the sophisticated world of wine and how to decipher grapes, tannins and aromas with this informative and fun experience at London's Vinopolis. Begin with a 15 minute 'How to Taste Wine' session which runs through the basic knowledge needed to identify the flavours in different wines. Then, take a self-guided tour through Vinopolis, with interactive tasting and learning zones giving information about how different climates affect taste. Enjoy tasting different wines from the vast selection...
Perfect for any high flyer, this flexi wing microlight flying experience provides a great introduction to the world of open-cockpit aviation. Following a pre-flight safety briefing, hop into the microlight with a fully qualified instructor and prepare for a thrilling ride. Once airborne, soak in some exceptional panoramic views of the East Yorkshire coast whilst your trusty pilot effortlessly guides the craft through the clouds. During the flight (at the pilot's discretion), the controls are handed...
Drive an incredible piece of German engineering - the Audi R8 at Surrey's Dunsfold Park which features the corners of Gambon, Hammerhead and Chicago - as seen on TV! The futuristic construction and luxury refinement of the Audi R8 is as exciting to drive as it is to look at, with a V8 engine capable of top speeds of 187 mph. This renowned test track is just begging to be torn around for four breathtaking laps in the 4.2 litre R8. Beforehand there is ample time to get familiarised with the circuit...
Treat yourselves to a two night stay for two at Hotel Penzance - a boutique retreat perched high above the rooftops, looking out over the harbour and the bay. The hotel was originally the home of two Edwardian merchant´s, now transformed into a chic retreat set in a Mediterranean-style garden around an outdoor heated pool. You´ll stay in a standard double or twin sea view room. Breakfast is included. Penzance is the perfect base for exploring Western Cornwall´s beautiful gardens, industrial heritage...
Enjoy a two night stay for two people at The Glendorgal - a friendly relaxed seaside bolt hole overlooking the glorious sandy beach at Porth. Situated within 17 acres of private Cornish headland, Glendorgal has breathtaking views of the beautiful North Cornish coast and all rooms are all light, airy and decorated in a beach style. The room type will depend on when you visit. From mid-July to the second week in September stay in a classic grade room. Outside these dates it´s an ocean view room directly...
Escape to The Olde Barn in Lincolnshire, a beautifully quaint hotel with contemporary surroundings. Originally a barn, it has been lovingly converted into a welcoming and original hotel with excellent modern facilities. Stay in a superior grade double or twin room fully equipped with an en suite, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. The hotel is perfectly located to explore the Lincolnshire countryside and the surrounding market villages and towns but if you don't want to leave, feel free to...
Take a load off with a one night stay including breakfast at the five star Birmingham Marriott Hotel, situated in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston. This luxurious Edwardian-style hotel provides an excellent base for exploring the museums, galleries and shopping districts of this dynamic city, as well as nearby Cadbury World and the Sea Life Centre. Each guest room includes en suite bathroom amenities, air conditioning, cable/satellite TV and high-speed internet access and additional hotel facilities...
L'atelier des Chefs, the hands-on cookery school offers an exciting cooking experience with something for everyone. Whether a classic French dish or a hot and spicy oriental menu, an Italian classic or healthy sushi, these recipes are guaranteed to excite all home cooks (whatever level). Classes are run by professionally trained experienced chefs who offer individual attention and guide everyone through each step of their chosen menu, sharing expert tips and tricks of the trade as the meal is prepared...
Meet some of the world's most impressive carnivores with this special feline encounter at Knowsley Safari Park. Although these animals are dangerous, they are also extremely beautiful and this experience gives a close insight into the way they live and how they are maintained. Upon arrival, meet the team that look after the park's top lions and embark on a safari drive. Drive out to the big cats to take part in a lion patrol and meet the pride, with the team getting you as involved as possible so...
Indulge in a two night stay for two at Moorhill House - a charming hotel on the outskirts of Burley. With splendid gardens and lawn views, the hotel provides a quiet atmosphere in which to relax, seamlessly blending modern conveniences and good old fashioned service. Stay in a double or twin room with en suite facilities, flat screen TV, WiFi and a courtesy tray. Breakfast is included. Moorhill is situated at the edge of Burley village with forest walks, cycling, horse riding and golf all on the...
This pleasure flight for three people is an exciting chance to see Carlisle from an aerial perspective. Zipping into the skies from Carlisle Airport, you'll soon see this fascinating city mapped out below. Immersed in history, Carlisle was once a 1st century Roman outpost and is now a bustling cultural, commercial and industrial centre. The city is also home to an 11th century castle, which looks truly resplendent from the sky. Cruising in a Cessna 172 light aircraft, the pilot will guide you through...
Wind tunnels have been used for years to test the aerodynamics of cars. Then a bright spark came up with the idea of flipping one upright and jumping into the airflow - and body flying was born. The wind tunnel is a 120 mph wall of air, easily strong enough to support your weight, so that freefall can be experienced without the need to jump out of a plane. Kick things off with a safety briefing from an expert instructor before being kitted out with specialist flight suits. Then take turns to step...
Test nerve and co-ordination by steering a dumper truck around a specially-designed course in this out of the ordinary driving day experience. After a safety briefing, drivers are introduced to this earth-moving truck for some training. The dumper is a hefty four wheel drive, go anywhere vehicle, weighing in at over a tonne. Despite its weight, drivers are sure to be surprised just how agile and nippy this huge vehicle is. Race the dumper around a pre-determined course, aiming to beat the other drivers...
Situated in an idyllic rural location overlooking the peaceful banks of the River Clyde, Gleddoch House Golf Hotel and Spa is the perfect setting for a spot of pampering and relaxation. Spend a day at the spa enjoying full use of the relaxing facilities on offer which include a sauna, steam room, heated indoor swimming pool and (for those wishing to work up a real sweat), a fully-equipped gymnasium. During the day, receive a professional 25 minute spa treatment each; with a choice from an Elemis...
Once painted by 18th century romantic artist John Constable, the beautifully restored Wivenhoe House is set in peaceful rural surroundings, making it an idyllic spot for a relaxing short break. Spend the night in one of the hotel's classically designed deluxe or executive grade rooms and, as well as receiving a welcome glass of champagne, enjoy a tasty cooked breakfast on the morning of departure. On the evening of the stay, sit down to a mouth-watering evening meal at Wivenhoe's, The Brasserie ...
Spend an evening at The Churchill - a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant in the heart of historic York. Originally a Georgian mansion, The Churchill has been sympathetically refurbished to combine period features and Georgian grandeur. Sit down to a three-course meal for two at the hotel's two AA Rosette award-winning Piano Restaurant, which uses local, seasonal produce to create a stylish modern menu.
Bournemouth's inviting Cottonwood Boutique Hotel boasts a fine atmosphere, exceptional service and a prime seafront location, making it an idyllic spot for a relaxing afternoon tea. Take a seat in the Cottonwood's brasserie bar and restaurant, or sit outside on the balcony in fine weather and soak in sensational panoramic views of Poole Bay, while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea spread. Tuck into a selection of fresh sandwiches, tasty cakes, fruit scones with jam and clotted cream and of course...
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