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A guide will take you on a tour of Twickenham, capacity 82,000, including the England team dressing room, the Royal Box, the players' tunnel and even the hallowed turf from the pitch side. Also visit the interactive World Rugby Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of rugby memorabilia in the world and receive a ten per cent discount voucher to use in the rugby store at the end of the tour. Home to the RFU headquarter offices, the now iconic stadium's first rugby match took place on...
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...
A real treat for open water enthusiasts, this exciting half day yacht sailing experience for two offers the chance to take charge of a Clipper 60 ocean race yacht. Start with tea or coffee before being kitted out with a life jacket for the voyage. Prepare the sails, leading ropes and get acquainted with this impressive vessel, then leave the marina and gently motor down the River Hamble while enjoying a baguette lunch. Once out in the Solent, it's all hands on deck - hoist the sails and experience...
Look great from tip to toe with an express manicure and pedicure at Bannatyne's. Hands and feet will be pampered and groomed in 30 minutes - perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle. Then, spend the rest of the day at the club, with access to a range of exercise classes and the state-of-the-art air-conditioned gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Alternatively, get hand and feet treatments carried out at a Champneys venue (without the spa facilities but where the manicure and pedicure...
This was my first time White Water Rafting and it was an amazing experience. We were placed in our kits quickly (so there was no boring waiting around), briefed about the experience and then straight in the raft. Our instructor was funny and very informative. We had a couple of times down the rapids, admittedly they could have been a bit more jaw dropping but the instructor made up for this by giving us the chance to do some activities in the water e.g. Sliding down the mini water fall in a floating...
Pulled by an amazing steam locomotive, riding in the Cathedrals Express carriage is a real treat for two. Soak in the British countryside on a range of trips (each running at least once or twice a year). Be completely spoilt for choice with all the wonderful cities you can visit from departure points across the South, the Midlands and London. Cities include Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Canterbury, Lincoln, York, Salisbury, Carlisle, Ely, Exeter, Bournemouth, Litchfield, Shrewsbury or Weymouth. Whether...
Go out together white water rafting in Scotland on the River Tay in an inflatable eight person raft. After being kitted out with all the equipment get a full safety briefing and instruction in white water rafting techniques. An experienced guide takes you both for a series of runs down the breathtaking twists, turns and drops of the mighty River Tay. You´re in for a wild and wet ride as you steer the raft through some of Scotland´s beautiful scenery as this speeding river winds down the Tay valley...
Stayed one night in this amazing hotel, having upgraded from a standard room so we could be in the original part of the historic building. Well worth the extra £25:00 and we enjoyed lovely views over the entrance and gardens plus a larger room with a king sized bed. So comfortable. The staff are all brilliant and always helpful. Would love to come back. The Arboretum is just beautiful with an enormous number of important species of plants. The only frustration was not being able to read the names...
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...
Join a fun and sociable pizza masterclass - learn how to make the perfect pizza at home by attending these purpose-built kitchens in central London. Learn how to make a pizza from scratch, beginning with the dough and the skill of kneading. Learn sensitivity with levels of seasoning to get it just right and don´t forget the art of perfect timing to ensure the pizza and the flat oven-baked Focaccia (which can be taken home) are cooked to perfection. No pizza is complete without an accompaniment, so...
The ´Brighton Belle´ epitomised the art deco glamour of train travel in the 1930´s - running from London to Brighton, it was the first electric Pullman service in the world. Now revel in the same exclusive luxury on a Belmond British Pullman round trip via Eastleigh and which takes in part of the Brighton Belle line. Travel on a beautifully restored Pullman carriage (including ´Audrey´, ´Gwen´ and ´Vera´ - three cars from the original Brighton Belle service). After boarding at London Victoria, get...
Where better to experience a typical, unforgettable English afternoon tea than Woodfarm House, a 17th century, Grade II listed country house nestling in the North Norfolk countryside. Feast on a delicious range of finger sandwiches, warm scones with rich strawberry preserve and clotted cream, followed by a delectable selection of cakes. A variety of loose-leaf teas, specially selected by Woodfarm House, complement the experience. Also receive tickets to visit nearby Sandringham House, the much-loved...
My husband and I took my mum on a thames lunch cruise for her 82nd birthday (what can you buy them at that age?) She really enjoyed her treat, and loved seeing all the London sights from the river. The staff were lovely. Very polite and attentive. The meal was delicious, even though it was a set menu.She said it was a day she will never forget. The only down side was that the meal took a long time so we were unable to go outside,it was very warm inside the boat,it would have been better if the...
A chance to unleash the the raceboy (or girl!) in you. A fantastic evening of racing comprising of numerous heats of qualifying and a semi final and final for the best drivers. I have raced on several of the longer outdoors tracks and this one is up there with the best of them. There are numerous full-speed corners on the course (if your nerves hold out) along with some sharper and more difficult sections to catch you out and seperate the pack! The structure of the evening allowed time inbetween...
Buying presents for someone with a passion for aviation? Let them take this amazing opportunity to fly a virtual Boeing 737 in a top of the range aircraft simulator. After a comprehensive pre-flight briefing, they'll climb aboard the flight deck with its state-of-the-art surround view before taking the controls of the aircraft with friendly hands-on guidance from an experienced pilot. They'll practise take-offs and get familiarised with the flying controls, before having a go at some landings. They...
This special gift card allows the lucky recipient to create their very own perfect Red Letter Day by choosing from our many amazing experiences. It offers the ultimate in flexibility and your special someone can choose something fun, relaxing or exciting or use the value of this gift card as a credit towards the range of incredible experiences we offer. Choose a gift card and give the gift of choice.
Revered by many to be the most superior Ferrari for many years, take the chance to form your own opinion by driving this supercar round the purpose-built track at Prestwold Hall. Start the day with a welcome and safety briefing and then be driven around the purpose-built track by a qualified instructor to familiarize yourself with the layout. Next, take control of this 562 bph beast and speed round the 1.8 mile track for four laps. With a vehicle that has the capacity to go from 0 - 60 in 3.3 seconds...
the spa treatment and lunch for two was delightful. the spa treatment was very relaxing with excellent staff who made sure you got everything you wanted. the lunch for two was delicious with the staff being very polite and also made sure that you got everything you wanted.thank you for the fantastic day.we will be looking t book again soon thank you.
Stunning location in the Conwy Valley surrounded by trees. The array of sandwiches, bara brith, griddled Welsh Cakes,blackberry meringes and clotted creamed scones with strawberries were just so fresh and scrumptious. From the first telephone call of booking the day to the time of departure we were made truly welcome, the service was outstanding, always attentive yet unobtrusive. Nothing at all was any trouble. We decided to stay the night at this beautiful hotel before returning home the next day...
Situated at the bottom of Edinburgh's historic Calton Hill, the boutique five star Glasshouse Hotel boasts excellent accommodation and an idyllic central location. Spend a night of pure luxury in one of the hotel's en suite Studio Suite rooms, named after a single malt whisky. Receive a complimentary glass of scotch and handmade chocolates on arrival in the Snug Bar. Rooms include WiFi access, iPod docking station, TV, Highland Aromatic toiletries, newspaper, shoe shine service, as well as a king...
Formula Silverstone single-seaters that sit just inches from the ground, are incredibly responsive and have been expertly engineered to provide a genuine racing thrill. Going flat out around this purpose-built motor racing training facility (as used by the top Formula 1 teams) - experience what it's like to be a world Formula 1 champion. All driving experiences start with a short briefing from a fully qualified instructor to help demonstrate racing lines and track driving techniques in preparation...
We checked in at around 2.30pm, the staff were really friendly and polite. We booked into the restaurant for our evening meal, which was absolutely delicious! The waiters were very polite, and the service was brilliant. Sat by the roaring fire, with a glass of wine, truly tranquil. We had a stroll around the grounds in the morning, to the birds chirping, before enjoying a hearty breakfast which consisted of all requirements, from cereals, muffins, fruit and yoghurt to a full english with tea and...
Spend a day refreshing the body and mind with a pamper day at one of Bannatyne's Health Clubs - the perfect chance to have some time to yourself to relax and recharge. Spend the day at the club using all the facilities, which include an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, an air conditioned gym and classes including Pilates, aerobics, Boxercise and Tai Chi (subject to availability). An indulgent treatment is also part of the day - choose from a Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage...
My daughter and her partner kindly bought us vouchers from 'Red Letter Days' for a luxury afternoon tea for 2 at Rudding Park. We decided to wait until summer so we could enjoy the event even more by wandering round the grounds/gardens. IWe had such an amazing time, the afternoon tea was superb and all it was said to be. The surroundings in the Clocktower Restaurant were amazing and the staff so friendly and efficient. We would truly recommend it to anyone who loves being pampered, likes fancy...
The Segway is the latest technological development and a must-have for those who love moving gadgets - in fact it´s one of the most unique driving experiences around! They say it is as simple as walking, but the skill of being able to balance on two wheels is important, to get the feeling of hovering above ground. To help get started, an instructor will provide fundamental instruction and a safety briefing to ensure familiarity with the controls. Once ready, jump aboard the Segway onto a natural...
Take to the clouds for a flying adventure like no other with this hot air balloon flight, available at launch site across South Central England. Begin by meeting the pilot for a run down on safety before helping other flyers and the crew to inflate and prepare the balloon for voyage. Once ready, climb into the basket and set off on an aerial adventure. Rise to a height of around 3,000 feet and marvel at sensational views of the countryside below, whilst the balloon elegantly floats through the clouds...
Take luxury to the next level, with this indulgent two night pamper break for two at Bannatyne Hotel Darlington. Stay for two nights in a junior suite with a bottle of champagne on arrival. Use the facilities throughout the stay, including the sauna, pool, steam room and Jacuzzi and enjoy an advanced Elemis facial each on the first day. Indulge in a fully body massage each, choosing from chocolate, deep tissue, Swedish, bamboo or lava shell. Have afternoon tea on one day and a delicious two-course...
Indulge in the ritual of afternoon tea with a little added luxury at Hotel Penzance in Cornwall. Served in the ambience of The Bay Restaurant which has a beautiful view over the harbour, the typical elements of afternoon tea are enhanced with a glass of deliciously chilled house champagne each. Dine on finger sandwiches with such fillings as smoked salmon or cream cheese and cucumber, tuck into a selection of mini cakes and enjoy fresh scones with clotted cream and jam. As well as a glass of champagne...
My daughter and her partner kindly bought us vouchers from 'Red Letter Days' for a luxury afternoon tea for 2 at Rudding Park. We decided to wait until summer so we could enjoy the event even more by wandering round the grounds/gardens. IWe had such an amazing time, the afternoon tea was superb and all it was said to be. The surroundings in the Clocktower Restaurant were amazing and the staff so friendly and efficient. We would truly recommend it to anyone who loves being pampered, likes fancy...
Enjoy a night in the Durham countryside at The Garage Spa - a tranquil haven that restores relaxation and calm to busy lives. Make use of the facilities during the stay, which include a specially built Shepherd's Hut Log Sauna, an outdoor hot tub in a secret garden, steam room and relaxation areas. Choose a 60 minute treatment each from the following: an indulgent chocolate body wrap, a de-stress massage for deep muscle tension, a purifying body wrap, a deep relax massage, a revitalising ginger snap...
Unwind with an afternoon tea for two at Craig-y-Dderwen - a four star country hotel and restaurant situated in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Head to the restaurant (or outside in milder weather) for an afternoon tea which includes warm griddled Welsh cakes, homemade scones with fresh local cream and homemade preserves, bara brith (traditional Welsh fruit loaf) and a choice from a variety of speciality teas.
For high flyers, hot air ballooning is an experience not to be missed! Begin on solid ground with a full flight safety briefing from the pilot, before assisting in the preparation and inflation of the hot air balloon. Mount the basket and launch skyward up to 3,000 feet, enjoying the peaceful tranquillity and picturesque countryside views of South West England or Wales. As the balloon moves in unison with the wind, there is no resistance, making the ride smooth and relaxing. Afterwards, help the...
Karting isn´t just for kids - it´s how many Grand Prix champions (including former Formula 1 world champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton) started out before moving on to fame and fast women. Whatever your racing ambitions, this experience is loads of fun, whether you´re a novice or an expert you are sure to enjoy this fast and furious session, racing others head-to-head around a specially-designed track. Start with a briefing and a few practice laps to get familiar with the karts and circuit...
Always fancied bungee jumping, but too scared to do it alone? This is an experience guaranteed to bring people closer together, and the moment will be captured on video footage to buy for around £15. Start off being helped into a bungee harness and getting strapped tightly together face to face, before hopping into the crane lift and going up about 160 feet above the ground. Then after a few deep breaths, it's time to bungee jump. Both plummet towards the ground before the bungee rope reaches its...
I really cannot recommend this experience at Gloucester enough, everyone should do this! Pre-flight the staff were very friendly and happy to talk about all aspects of the aircraft and flying. After a short video it was time to strap in, our instructor tailored the experience to what myself and my wife were comfortable with, so do not feel intimidated! The feeling of being airborne with a bubble canopy was simply breathtaking..then the acrobatics start and you're really experiencing something special...
Available Monday to Friday for sunrise flights only. Reach heights of up to 3,000 feet and see stunning views. Travel from a launch site in Hampshire or Hertfordshire. Celebrate with a glass of champagne or a soft drink on landing. All flights are provided by certified CAA approved operators.
We had a really great evening at the Soho Sushi School and Martin our 'Sushi Master' made it a really fun and interesting experience. Under Martins tuition we made loads of different types of sushi and so much of it. We were able to try ingredients as we went along and there was no skimping on the quantity of ingredients that we were given. There were 14 people taking the course and thought this was just the right number. We were able to eat what we liked of the sushi we made at the end of the tuition...
Experience the power and finesse of the stunning Aston Martin DBS. As driven by James Bond in Casino Royale, this V12 car really is something special. Take the wheel on the Surrey track, which features the famous corners of Chicago, Hammerhead and Gambon, as seen on TV. After a detailed briefing from a professional instructor and two demo laps in a hot hatch, strap in to the Aston Martin DBS and drive for four unforgettable laps. With a 0 - 62 mph time of just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph...
This action-packed day out in London is the very best way to see many of London's most iconic and beloved landmarks. During the day, hop aboard a City Cruises sightseeing boat and enjoy unique views of iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, London Bridge and EDF Energy London Eye, with the freedom to jump on at off from four different piers stationed along the Thames. To add to the fun, two tickets to a 'View from The Shard' are also included - standing at a whopping 800 feet, this architectural...
The Shard towers over London and with an impressive 95 storeys, it's the tallest building in the EU. This experience combines the truly breathtaking view from the top of this stylish building with a traditionally English afternoon tea. Upon arrival at The Shard, be transported from street level a whopping 800 feet skyward to survey the 360 degree view that spans an incredible 40 miles over the capital city. Back on ground level, a short walk from The Shard, visit the inviting Novotel London City...
Experience flying with a difference! Embark on an amazing eight mile helicopter flight and soak in incredible birds-eye views of the vast Hertfordshire countryside and historic Hatfield House. Once back on solid ground, enjoy a delicious cream tea and spend the rest of the day exploring Hatfield House and its stunning grounds - as one of the 'Treasure Houses of England', this amazing place is by far and away one of the most magnificent stately homes in the UK. Home to the current Lord and Lady Salisbury...
I have never done anything like this before, the closest I could say is dodgems! However this is far from it. On entering the reception we were greeted by friendly staff, after filing out a simple form we then had the fun task of picking a team name. we were then showed what we needed to wear and where all facilites were. We were then given a thorough briefing on what to expect and how to tackle the course. Next it was time to race we both had a quick lap of the course to get use to the car and course...
Raymond Blanc's cuisine at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is both exclusive and delicious and this experience creates a unique opportunity to learn the skills and techniques used by the experts at Le Manoir. The full day session teaches guests how to create the perfect seasonal dinner party, mastering a selection of starters, mains and desserts (based on the seasonal produce available). Learn also the invaluable skill of how to rescue a kitchen situation when all does not go to plan! Enjoy morning...
A great opportunity for two to try out the hallowed art of falconry. Ideal for bird of prey enthusiasts or those who might be curious about Britain's number one predators; this experience both entertains and educates. The session begins with a tour of the chosen venue; learn about the history of the sport, different species of birds of prey and what makes each one different. Then, an experienced bird handler introduces you both to some birds so you can get comfortable handling them and prepare to...
Visit a selection of hallowed championship courses such as St Andrews and Pebble Beach without even having to leave the room. Taking place in a unique and modern London venue, indoor golf offers a contemporary slant on this celebrated old game. Choose from over 50 of the world´s leading courses and play as many holes as you can cram into an hour. Whether a low handicapper or a complete novice, be assured a satisfying golf session held in luxurious surroundings.
We were given this experience as a Red Letter Days gift and used it on a birthday date. We were made to feel special from the moment we walked in, the staff could not have been more attentive and helpful. The food was second to none, the waiter advised we try the whole menu and share plates, we were not disappointed. When they knew it was my birthday they even brought us a little cake with a candle and icing across the plate saying "Happy Birthday." What a wonderful evening - thank you Theresa and...
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...
Indulge in a little me time with a luxurious spa day and afternoon tea for two at London's Hotel Verta based in Battersea. Enjoy full access to the excellent facilities, which include a 10 metre hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam area, saunarium, gym and relaxation rooms. In the opulent surroundings of the spa, it's easy to forget about everyday stresses and troubles. In the afternoon, indulge in the British tradition of afternoon tea by tucking into a spread of finger sandwiches, scones with cream...
I'd definitely recommend this experience. We had a fabulous lunch and were made to feel very special. Every course was introduced as it arrived so we always knew exactly what we were getting and we took photos of every course as a record. As it was a taster menu I thought we might be left feeling hungry afterwards but this was not the case. After we'd finished the inclusive glass of champagne we were invited to order wine, but as I was driving and my husband prefers real ale I had the fresh orange...
Let that hair down and enjoy the pure power, finesse and refinement of an Aston Martin driving thrill at the Kenilworth Race Track in Warwickshire and drive either the stunning V8 Vantage or the uncompromising DB9 for the session. Begin with a welcome introduction and an informative briefing from a professional instructor, including two demonstration laps to become familiar with the racing lines and braking points. Then get behind the wheel of the Aston Martin for four laps of this 1.7 mile circuit...
The Segway is self-balancing, keeping riders upright and in complete control at all times. Made to feel as simple as walking, it offers a feeling not unlike hovering above the ground, making this a completely novel way of getting around. This fun adventure starts with a full instruction and safety briefing before everyone gets acquainted with the Segway controls. Once ready, set off on a natural track through wooded or open surroundings (depending on the venue) to put what you have learned into Segway...
Available at three excellent spa locations, this indulgent evening of pampering is the ideal remedy for two friends or a couple in serious need of TLC. Each venue is set in an idyllically secluded location and offers exceptional standards of service, a relaxed atmosphere and a host of great spa facilities. The exact experience varies depending on location - at Bishopstrow, enjoy an exotic Rasul treatment and at Felbridge and Greenwoods, sit down to a delicious evening meal. Each venue offers full...
Receive specialist tips and advice from a seasoned producer or studio engineer and record a rehearsed song or musical arrangement. Watch the recording and mixing process unfold whilst giving a great performance. Get a real understanding or what happens behind the scenes and even bring some guests along as an audience. Select a favourite song or piece from the session and take it home on a CD to share with friends and family.
Experience the serenity of hot air ballooning with this romantic flight which is exclusive to two people. On arrival, meet the pilot for an all-important safety briefing before chipping in with the crew for the preparation and inflation of the balloon. Once everything's ready, hop into the basket for lift-off and soar to astounding heights of up to 3,000 feet, whilst admiring sensational birds-eye views of the British countryside. Drift effortlessly where the wind takes the basket and enjoy the tranquillity...
I had been given this Red Letter Day as a gift for my birthday from my girlfriend Dawn. As a bonus I was able to book it on my birthday, it was a lovely sunny day and we had an early start 8.45 for a briefing of the circuit and the cars. We were put into groups of four and would rotate around the cars.The first car I was to drive was the Porsche GT3 this is about as close as you can get to an actual track car. I got in and drove out the pits and put my foot down the instant speed was unbelievable...
See the pubs and clubs that inspired hundreds of well-known lyrics. For Beatles fans there's Ringo's Kings Road apartment, John and Yoko's first home, Paul's current London home, the studio where Sgt. Pepper's cover was shot, the Apple office and EMI among many others. You'll also take a trip down the Clash's neighbourhood, and see the home of Bob Marley, pass the homes of Bowie, Jimmy Page, Clapton, Van Morrison and see where Hendrix died. For Stones fans there's the legendary Edith Grove apartment...
Drive one of the world's top supercars with this high-octane Mclaren driving thrill in Staffordshire, a must for any petrol head! On arrival, meet a professional driving instructor for a briefing on safety and track driving techniques to get prepared and fully geared up for the main event. Once ready, climb into the driving seat of the mighty mid-mounted V8 twin turbo McLaren MP4-12C for six adrenaline-pumping laps of Staffordshire's specially-designed circuit and experience its amazing speed and...
Indulge in a one night stay for two at The Crowne Plaza - a contemporary four star hotel in a stunning lakeside setting at the heart of the Thames Valley for a romantic getaway. Stay in a double or twin room with en suite facilities, TV, luxury duvet with extra pillows and blackout curtains to help ensure a good night's sleep. Breakfast is included. Ideal for a weekend break in the UK, the facilities at the Quad Health and Fitness Club are free to hotel guests and include a swimming pool, hot tub...
Spend a full day rally driving in Gloucestershire and learn a host of thrilling new skills. After a safety briefing, jump straight into the driver´s seat, learning the rest behind the wheel. The morning session is made up of tuition and practice - push your driving skills to the absolute limit. Then, it´s time to be put to the test and race against the stopwatch on the gravel track. The afternoon session is flexible - you and the instructor decide what to focus on. Perfect the handbrake turn or set...
Indulge in one of the many relaxing pamper days at a Bannatyne's Health Club. This experience includes an Elemis facial and a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage each. Spend the whole day at the club on these spa days, with access to all of the facilities including a state-of-the-art air-conditioned gym, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Also enjoy access to a range of exercise classes throughout the day, including pilates, spinning and aerobics.
After a day out in the capital, begin the evening with a two-course meal from the pre-theatre menu at a central London restaurant (usually Porters, Leon de Bruxelles or similar) within walking distance of the theatre. Then collect some top price tickets (in either stalls or circle) to experience one of a number of top West End shows including the ballet dancing Billy Elliot; acclaimed hit musical Jersey Boys; haunting Woman in Black; the dazzling Wicked; soul classic, The Commitments; Dirty Rotten...
Indulge in an afternoon tea for two at The Lake - an exquisitely furnished country house hotel and restaurant in its own 50 acres of parkland in mid Wales. Unwind in the hotel lounge (or outside in fine weather) and enjoy an afternoon tea which includes a quarter bottle of champagne, finger sandwiches, scones with preserves and cream, homemade cakes and pastries and a selection of teas and coffees.
Take control of two world-class racing giants in one thrilling session with this Ferrari versus Aston Martin experience in North Yorkshire. The ferocious Ferrari and the astounding Aston Martin have very different but equally incredible capabilities and provide the kind of pace and performance which are sure to satisfy even the most hardened of petrol heads. Following a safety briefing, receive two training laps to learn about racing lines and track handling techniques. Once revved up and ready to...
London has an array of amazing sights to see and is the perfect location to let loose with a camera. This photography class focuses on the subtleties of taking pictures when the sun is going down and how to get the best out of your DSLR. With an experienced tutor to lead the way, discover excellent vantage points to take snaps in the city and see London as you've never seen it before. The class covers ISO and white balance settings on the DSLR, tripod usage, using speed shutter light effects to create...
Enjoy one of the many fantastic London days out with dinner and top price seats in either the stalls or the circle to see a great show. The evening begins with a two-course meal from the pre-theatre menu at one of a selection of restaurants (usually Salvador and Amanda or Scoff and Banter restaurants) offering modern European cuisine within easy walking distance of Theatreland. Then see one of a selection of West End shows to end a great day out in London. There's something to suit every taste so...
This experience is ideal for any child with an enthusiasm for ponies and horses. Learn how to fully prepare and groom a pony under the guidance of trained in-house professionals. Receive a basic pony riding lesson or go for a walk on a pony to experience the wonderful world of pony riding first-hand. This session is set in a relaxed, friendly environment and provides children with a great introduction to working with ponies.
Enjoy a glitzy night out in the West End, with a delicious dinner then a theatre show. Start with a two-course pre-theatre meal from pre-theatre menu at Sophie´s Steakhouse, located within Covent Garden. Then settle into top price stalls or circle seats to see the gripping long-running ghost story, The Woman in Black. It´s the chilling tale of young Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor sent up from London to the bleak, isolated Eel Marsh House to sort out the estate of the recently deceased Alice Drablow...
Board a Long Ranger or a Twin Squirrel helicopter for a sightseeing trip of our capital city. These special craft can travel straight up, backwards, sideways, or hang motionless. Following the Thames at 1,500 feet, relish a unique view of iconic buildings such as the O2 arena, Tower Bridge, the EDF Energy London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Whether these buildings are familiar or not, enjoy the experience of seeing London in a whole new way.
Treat a couple or yourself and another to a contemporary take on the traditional afternoon tea at the glamorously decorated Cake Boy boutique, located in the award-winning Battersea Reach on the banks of the Thames. It includes delicious creations from Eric Lanlard´s award-winning kitchen. Sit back, relax and sample a selection of filled petit pains, mini croissants and fine mini pastries including French macaroons, fruit tarts and gourmet shots. Lucky recipients will also enjoy these treats with...
Dial House is a charming 14 room boutique hotel in idyllic Bourton on the Water. This beautiful old place was built in 1698, from the local honey-coloured Cotswold stone with low arches beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. You´ll stay in an individually decorated premium-grade room with complimentary Duck Island toiletries, mineral water, sweets, piles of fluffy towels and exquisite antiques. Breakfast is included. With the hotel´s friendly and helpful team looking after you, this is the perfect...
Experience the elegance of gliding with a sensational aerotow flight. Once airborne, use rising thermals to seamlessly glide through the clouds and soar like a bird. Start off with a detailed briefing, before hopping aboard a dual-controlled glider with a qualified instructor to take to the skies. A light aircraft tows the glider and once at an altitude of around 2,000 ft, the rope is released, setting the glider free to sweep effortlessly through the air. During the flight, take over the reins to...
Enjoy an afternoon tea for two at Lythe Hill - a charming country house hotel located in the picturesque Surrey Hills. Relax in the hotel lounge (or outside on the terrace in fine weather, overlooking the lake) and enjoy an afternoon tea which includes a selection of finger sandwiches, teatime cakes and freshly made scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, with a choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee.
Enjoy a tour of a glorious English vineyard, including wine tasting and a delicious lunch, at an award-winning vineyard in Gloucestershire. Enjoy a two-course lunch chosen from the a la carte menu in the vineyard restaurant, with a bottle of wine and coffee included. As well as the meal, the experience also includes a guided winery tour. During the tour the guide explains how the grapes are pressed, fermented and put into bottles. A wine tasting session and a nature and audio trail are also featured...
What a brilliant flight. It was with some trepidation that I climbed into the co-pilot seat. Why did my best friend give me this for my 60th? The pilot went through the controls and explained all the dials and safety procedures and then we were climbing through the air and I was now excited and relaxed. It was very smooth and thoughts of needing the sick bag were quickly dispelled! As I live in Epsom, it was fantastic viewing the local sights from the air. I was so surprised at spotting my house...
A crazy ride for two, speeding down a hill in Nottinghamshire, in a big PVC ball together, with a bucket of water thrown in for fun! This wild and wet experience is not for the faint-hearted. Start with a safety briefing, before climbing to the top of a hill and entering the ball. Get ready and prepare to get splashed when, with a little nudge, the ball starts rolling down the hill reaching speeds of up to 30 mph! A total thrill and absolutely perfect for two friends who love adrenaline.
Sit down to dinner and then settle into two theatre seats (upper circle or balcony) for the perfect end to a day out in London. Start with a light two-course meal from the pre-theatre menu at a central restaurant (usually at Spaghetti House, Porters, Prezzo Haymarket or Northumberland Ave). Each offer modern European or American food and are located within a short walking distance from Theatreland. Then experience one from a selection of West End shows to suit every taste - choose from a range including...
Become a culinary whizz with this fun and informal cookery class based in the heart of London's Clerkenwell. The hands-on half day class is set in a fun and informal environment and teaches a host of practical culinary skills to impress at any dinner party. Depending on your taste, choose from the following courses: Flavours of Thailand, Southern Indian, Flavours of Italy, Vietnamese or Spanish Tapas. During the course, prepare and create four or five succulent dishes under the guidance of an expert...
Even if you don't get it exactly right, our vouchers are fully flexible and we give you more time than anyone else to book and take part so your recipient can easily choose their ideal alternative. Our beautifully presented gift packs can be personalised with your own special message and include free Personal Accident Insurance for your peace of mind. And if you've left it a little late, don't worry as our range of packaging and delivery options allow you to send or receive instant vouchers by email...
Enjoy an indulgent evening of cookery under the wings of seasoned and expertly trained chefs with this mouthwatering culinary experience in central London. On arrival, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and amuse-bouche reception before everyone rolls up their sleeves and gets down to some serious cooking. Prepare and cook an incredible four-course meal (split into four groups and collectively cook one dish per group) under the expert guidance of the trained chefs, while enjoying a glass of wine and...
Surrounded by stunningly landscaped grounds and a large championship golf course, the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa offers the perfect seclusion for a relaxing pamper day. Spend a whole day at the spa and make use of all the facilities on offer which include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, relaxation room and, for those wishing to work up a sweat, a fully-equipped gymnasium. During the day, each receive a replenishing 30 minute spa treatment with a choice of an Elemis deep tissue massage...
If you´ve always wanted to scuba dive but have been unsure about jumping straight into the ocean, why not try this scuba diving experience for two based in London. You´ll both be given expert instruction on the basic techniques and how to use your specialist scuba diving equipment in a fun and safe environment. This two person experience is the perfect introduction to the sport as the expert takes you through the mobility techniques under controlled conditions. Before you set out on open water adventure...
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...
Enjoy a true taste of Italy with this fun and educational cookery class based in Bristol. Lean how to prepare and cook fresh and traditional Italian favourites under the expert supervision of an authentic in-house chef. After an introduction to fundamental knife skills, create a fresh and flavourful three-course Italian meal consisting of dishes such as polenta, gnocchi, risotto and specialist breads. At the end of the class, sit down as a group to enjoy each superb creation with a glass of wine...
Situated in the picturesque village of Kegworth, the Yew Lodge Hotel is a fantastic place to relax and unwind. Take a pew in the hotel restaurant to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea which includes sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, unlimited tea or coffee, a selection of cakes and a glass of champagne each. Enjoy!
Take a two night break to a historical manor house in Wiltshire, handily located between Salisbury and Bath in 27 acres of established grounds. The Bishopstrow Hotel also has excellent spa facilities, use of which are included during this two night short break stay. Spend each night in a classic double room with an en suite, wet room, TV and DVD player, and with breakfast included on both mornings. The spa facilities include a steam room, whirlpool, sauna, outdoor and indoor heated pools, tennis...
There are billions of stars in the sky... This is the chance to give one of them a unique meaning by registering it in a name of choice. Name a star for someone special and give them a personalised gift that will shine forever. An ideal gift for all occasions, simply choose a name for the star in a constellation of choice. The set includes a combined certificate of registration and A3 star chart scroll, showing the location of the named star with astronomical telescopic coordinates. This chosen star...
Enjoy a one night stay for two at Fairfield Manor - a charming hotel in six acres of grounds. This 18th century Georgian manor house offers you a stay in a classic grade double or twin room with en suite facilities, complimentary toiletries, TV, complimentary media package (includes high-speed internet connection movies on demand and jukebox) and a hospitality tray of tea and coffee. A two-course evening meal and breakfast are included. Explore York, Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales, or stay in...
Escape to the ultimate in luxury and stay in a Treehouse Studio Suite at Chewton Glen, a beautiful country house hotel with breathtaking treehouses nestled in woodland among 130 acres of grounds. Even though there is a complimentary buggy service to and from the hotel, the treehouse suite has everything needed for a tranquil night away. Sit on the outdoor terrace with day beds and an outdoor hot tub and look at the forest views or hang out inside with a seating area, kitchenette, under floor heating...
For an escape for two with period charm, stay at the timeless Walworth Castle - a 12th century castle set in 18 acres of lawns and woodlands in the heart of the Tees valley. Built in 1189, the building now operates as a country house hotel and includes historical features alongside 21st century facilities. The Farmers Bar is a perfect setting to unwind with a pint of ale. Stay in a standard double or twin room in the hotel's west wing (an annexe to the main castle) with views of the stunning gardens...
Enjoy wine tasting at its best with a fun and educational evening in Carlisle. Set in a laid back environment, this experience is an ideal way to learn the subtleties of wine tasting in the company of like-minded people. During the session, sample six specially-selected premium wines under expert tuition and learn how to match them with different foods in a dining situation - a skill which is sure to impress at any dinner party! At the end of the experience, each take away a copy of the book ´A Guide...
Escape for a night away to the lush greenery of Kent, the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel is surrounded by 25 acres of private grounds and offers blissful respite from the busyness of everyday life. Stay in a modern double or twin room with complimentary WiFi and satellite TV and during the stay, take advantage of the hotel pool and fitness suite. In the evening, visit the hotel restaurant for an evening meal - choose either three courses from the daily brasserie menu or an allocation of £22...
Enjoy a Sunday in style, with good food, great views and a live jazz soundtrack! Board the Bateaux London cruiser at the glass pontoon at Embankment Pier and then take your seats for a fun and relaxing cruise down the Thames. Enjoy a three-course roast meal followed by coffee and admire the views of some of London's iconic landmarks. Cruise past the best of the old and the new - the Houses of Parliament, the EDF Energy London Eye, Tate Modern, the Tower of London and much more. And all the while...
For anyone who has ever been intimidated by the kitchen and thinks they cannot cook, The Smart School of Cookery offers a five hour long cookery masterclass to prove otherwise. Share a small and friendly sized class with experienced chefs on hand who offer help and guidance throughout. After some welcome refreshments of tea and coffee, get to grips with the fresh local produce and prepare to be amazed at what can be achieved. After having produced a feast, sit down together to eat with a delicious...
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...
A two night bed and breakfast stay for two at a stunning boutique hotel awaits you. The range offers a group of small, independent hotels and inns located across the UK - everything from sophisticated boutiques to rural cosy havens and special coastal retreats. There are no chains included, what you will find are independent and distinctive escape venues. Dinner isn't included, so you are free either to book direct with the excellent hotel restaurant, or dine out. Subject to availability, you'll...
Enjoy a break at a luxury hotel with a round of golf thrown in. Your experience includes a one night accommodation in a double or twin room at the four star Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club. Also included are breakfast, dinner, and - of course - a round of golf. Forest of Arden is just four miles from the National Exhibition Centre and Birmingham International Airport, set in the 10,000 acre Packington Estate. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna or steam room or choice of three...
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Indulge in a one night stay for two at The Crowne Plaza - a contemporary four star hotel in a stunning lakeside setting at the heart of the Thames Valley for a romantic getaway. Stay in a double or twin room with en suite facilities, TV, luxury duvet with extra pillows and blackout curtains to help ensure a good night's sleep. Breakfast is included. Ideal for a weekend break in the UK, the facilities at the Quad Health and Fitness Club are free to hotel guests and include a swimming pool, hot tub...
Climb into the open cockpit of a vintage De Havilland Tiger Moth for a classic aerial adventure. Don a Biggles-style flight jacket and board the Tiger Moth after a pre-flight safety briefing from an experienced pilot. Once at altitude, enjoy an incredible birds-eye perspective of the landscape below as the pilot completes a series of adrenaline-pumping aerobatic manoeuvres (subject to weather conditions and at the pilot´s discretion). During the session, get a chance to take over the controls and...
Planted in Shropshire back 1991, this well established family run vineyard now offers tours to those who are interested in wine. After some tea or coffee refreshment on arrival, an inhouse expert leads a conducted tour of the site. Learn something of the area's Roman history and how the vineyard site has been developed since being established. Part of the wineyard tour involves a tasting of five wines made from the surrounding vines. Go on to enjoy a traditonal afternoon tea with scones, cakes and...
Take a relaxing glamping break in the grounds of the beautiful Walletts Court in Dover, Kent. This Victorian bathing hut is a fantastic place to enjoy a night of tranquillity in the Kent countryside. Cosy, decorated and furnished with The White Cliffs Trading Co. and Jack Wills, the hut houses a comfy double bed. The stay includes access to the spa facilities so the hot tub and indoor pool can be used while at Walletts Court. Sit down to a meal from the hotel restaurant in the evening, with a £4...
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