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Despite changeable weather, we had a great 2 hours out around the coast of Falmouth with Orca Sea Safaris. Although the whales & dolphins were hiding that day, we saw a seal and plenty of seabirds, and of course, the picturesque Cornish coastline. The tour company staff were friendly and the excursion was well-organised. Our ex-RNLI guide kept us well informed of local landmarks and history along the way and we had great fun zipping across the waves in our rib! The weather was a bit nippy & getting...
This box of thirty three chocolates always makes for a welcome personalised gift. Choose a chocolate written message to make it truly personal. The chocolate letters can be enjoyed at face value and then devoured. Think of something sweet to say, the message can be a maximum of just thirty three characters including spaces.
£129.00
Now this is the height of cool. Forget about Ferraris, on this experience you get to race a giant excavator - a vehicle that very few people get the chance to drive. After a safety briefing, climb up behind the controls of an 8.5 ton JCB digger, capable of around 20 mph (although when you´re in the cab it´ll feel a lot quicker). There´s hands-on training and at least two race heats over a specially-designed course, including some challenges to complete along the way, with the fastest drivers going...
My friends at the school where I worked,treated me to the Thames cruise with dinner for two. The booking procedure was easy and the lady I spoke to was very helpful. On the day,it was very busy but as soon as we went aboard, we were met by our waiter Chris, who showed us to our table. It was so nice to see the tables laid with tablecloths and proper linen napkins, and with music playing gently playing in the background, it certainly made a good impression.When the food arrived it was beautifully...
Get behind the wheel of a powerful outdoor kart on this fantastic outdoor circuit, the starting ground for many Formula 1 drivers, including Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. Commence with a safety briefing before climbing into a kart. Once comfortably seated and engines are revving, unleash that competitive streak and test those skills against other drivers with a 30 minute session on the 600 metre long National Circuit, driving a RT8 390cc petrol kart which reaches speeds of up to 70 mph. An exhilarating...
One of those miss it if you don't know it's there places, located in Spinningfields, Manchester. Hey Little Cupcake is hidden away down a side street and located next to a well known chain restaurant (N*****s). A Very welcoming and bright, clean interior. Staff are very friendly and unassuming, just letting you relax without fussing over you, just how I like it. The afternoon tea consists of cupcake shaped finger sandwiches, chocolate coated strawberries, scones with jam and clotted cream,...
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...
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...
Drive the phenomenally quick Nissan GT-R - the pinnacle of Japanese performance engineering - around Dunsfold Park, which features the infamous corners of Gambon, Chicago and Hammerhead - as seen on TV! Start with a briefing from a qualified instructor provides a discussion on racing lines, high-speed driving techniques and the best way to handle the GT-R out on track. Next, get driven around the circuit for two demo laps in a sports saloon before putting the theory into practice in the GT-R. This...
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...
I took this experience on 15th August 2014. What a great experience it is to 'virtually' fly a Boeing 737. We arrived about 15minutes early to be greeted by Kevin the flight instructor who showed us into the briefing room where we waited for the other participant. We were told about the instruments, what they did and how they worked, and the effects of the flight controls on the aircraft. This briefing was quite comprehensive considering the time allocated for it. Then into the simulator. I took...
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...
Take the wheel of a genuine American muscle car with a high-octane Mustang driving experience which is sure to impress even the most hardened of petrol heads! Kick off with a welcome introduction and all-important safety briefing before the ride. Next, hop into the passenger seat for familiarisation laps courtesy of a qualified ARDS instructor and get acquainted with the many twists and turns of the iconic Brands Hatch Circuit. Once mentally prepared, move onto the main event and drive six adrenaline...
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...
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...
One of those miss it if you don't know it's there places, located in Spinningfields, Manchester. Hey Little Cupcake is hidden away down a side street and located next to a well known chain restaurant (N*****s). A Very welcoming and bright, clean interior. Staff are very friendly and unassuming, just letting you relax without fussing over you, just how I like it. The afternoon tea consists of cupcake shaped finger sandwiches, chocolate coated strawberries, scones with jam and clotted cream,...
Follow in the footsteps of Tiger Woods and visit a selection of international championship courses without having to leave the room. Taking place in a contemporary London venue, indoor golf offers a modern take on the famous old game. Along with five friends, choose from over fifty of the world´s leading courses and play as many holes as possible in two hours. Everything is provided so you can be assured of a fantastic experience in luxurious surroundings.
For unique presents that will live long in the memory, let them rediscover their sense of adventure (and what it's like to be soaked to the skin!) with this white water rafting experience in an inflatable six to eight person raft. Start by being kitted out with all the equipment (note: this is not an experience for the style-conscious!), before a full safety briefing and instruction in rafting techniques. Then an experienced guide takes everyone onto the water for a series of runs down the breathtaking...
Experience a mind-blowing drive in two supercar giants at the world-famous Silverstone circuit. Match the agility of the Ferrari 360 against the style of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage - both legendary vehicles that are an absolute dream to drive. Begin with a safety and technique briefing from an experienced instructor, before taking the wheel of the Ferrari for three laps. Then after a break, get behind the wheel for three laps in the impressive V8 Vantage - experiencing the thrills and turns of the...
After a fast moving queue, we got our tickets with ease from the ticket office. Pleasant , helpful ticket officers & staff throughout. We got on the Westminster pier.The sightseeing cruise was made enjoyable by the cruise /boat drivers who double as tour guides (reminded me of Alfie & his cousin Tyler on the soap opera -Eastenders.) They were good at pointing out the building and bridges etc with brief histories amidst some cockney jokes. The cruise itself was smooth , spacious & comfortable. Refreshments...
This great session is specifically designed for young and budding petrol heads. After a briefing from a rally driving instructor, driving ability is assessed as the youngster gets behind the wheel of an Astra rally car. The driving instructor will, as necessary, give pointers on basic skills, clutch control and braking to ensure full control of the vehicle. More experienced drivers get the chance to try more complicated rally driving manoeuvres such as lift-off, oversteer and handbrake turns. All...
Experience a classic British tradition with a vegan twist at the contemporary design hotel La Suite West on the edge of Hyde Park. Vegan food is packed with flavour and this extraordinary afternoon tea has all the traditional elements without the meat or dairy. Dine on delicate finger sandwiches with such fillings as spinach with garlic aubergine and cauliflower mousse, Portobello mushroom with basil pesto and cherry tomatoes, butternut squash with cream of artichoke and truffle and hummus with cucumber...
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 tallest building in Western Europe, designed by Italian Renzo Piano, is a sight to behold from the outside alone. Go in and reach the dizzy heights of the 72nd floor (244 metres from ground level) to witness London's finest view and marvel at the spectacular panorama of the capital and beyond. On a clear day, see up to 40 miles round (twice as far as with any other vantage point in the city) from the floor to ceiling glass walls. Iconic buildings such as The Gherkin, Olympic Stadium,O2 Arena...
We were met by a friendly lady who furnished us with coats and life-jackets and when the RIB came in the skipper introduced himself and we all had a bit of good humoured banter which set the scene. The trip up to Tower Bridge was made with a running and humorous commentary by our guide Craig (the skipper was Dave) and we discovered several things about the places passed that were both new to us and informative. After creeping passed the Police Pier at Wapping the hammer went down and with James Bond...
Choose from around 20 specially selected London based restaurants with this tantilisingly tasty three-course dining voucher. Enjoy traditionally English fare, contemporary French cuisine, fresh Italian pasta or aromatic Asian delights - the choice is yours! Each participating restaurant offers a choice of three starters, three main courses and three desserts, accompanied by fresh filter coffee and a glass of house wine each. These wonderful eateries include Planet Hollywood, Fire and Stone, Tiger...
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...
Take your seats at Hush for Hendrick's Gin High Tea, and then learn the art of cocktail making! After a delicious afternoon tea spread of sandwiches including smoked Salmon, and corn-fed chicken with avocado on Poilane bread, followed by warm scones with clotted cream and homemade jams; you will be given a selection of mini macaroons and as if that wasn't enough your taste buds will also be treated to a Hendrick's Gin Cocktail along with a sample of Hendrick's Gin Molecular Cocktails. Now it's time...
This gift voucher gives your favourite speed freak a selection of turbo-charged experiences in some of the world's most amazing cars. Enjoy the thrill of a Ferrari or the lightning acceleration of a Lamborghini. Or possibly savour the refinement of a classic Aston Martin, the breathtaking handling of a Lotus, the roar of the Audi R8 or the pure, monstrous clout of the V8. With so many fantastic models to choose from, the only thing you will have to worry about is deciding which car to drive. Whichever...
Indulge in a spot of well-earned pampering at Nottingham's Beauty Temple - a luxurious Oriental style sanctuary in the heart of the city centre. Step into the tranquillity of the temple's vibrant beauty salon and enjoy an invigorating deep tissue massage performed by a qualified therapist. This particular massage focuses on relieving muscle tension by applying blended oils and deep rhythmic pressure to the problem areas and can be tailored to suit any individual needs or requirements. Leave feeling...
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...
In need of a bit of pampering in the peace and tranquillity of an excellent spa? This Champneys package is the answer to banishing the stresses of everyday life with a combination of relaxation, tasty food and an indulgent spa treatment. Choose to visit a Champneys Resort in Tring, Henlow, Forest Mere or Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Enjoy the spa, using all the facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, full gym and tennis courts. The day includes a 25 minute treatment, choosing from...
£22.00
Experience the ultimate in aquatic adventures with this adrenaline-fuelled Jet Viper powerboating session. The 450HP Jet Viper is a nimble vessel with rapid pace and incredible manoeuvrability, making it perfect for high-speed spins, slides and wake jumps. Kick off with a safety briefing before boarding the vessel and gently cruising down the river to Southampton water. Once on the open water, the fun really starts - the skipper cranks up the speed, pushing the Viper to its limits whilst completing...
Had a wonderful relaxing champagne afternoon tea at The Carlton Hotel with my husband who got it as a birthday treat from our daughter. We were asked where we would prefer to sit and we chose the very comfortable bar/lounge area. The young man who took us to our table was very friendly and efficient asked us what kind of tea or coffee we would like. He also said we could have as many cups of tea or coffee as we wanted and if we required any more sandwiches or cakes just to ask for them. The three...
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...
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.
What a wonderful evening, my wife and I stayed at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, only a very short stroll away. The Bateaux Rouge experience was wonderful, with a champagne reception, and a table at the window. The food was excellent, as was the service. Good quality wine was available, at very reasonable prices as an extra. The jazz was lovely, not particularly my favourite, but not overloud or 'in your face', just slightly understated. We cruised upstream and down, and took in the sights of London...
From welcome to finish, I was made to feel important and a friend, rather than the hamfisted tyro that I was! A quick video of flight security, then on with the silk scarf(!), the heavy flight jacket and out to the 'kite'. Easing into the little front seat, a quick photo and the prop was spun, spluttering into a steady roar. The instructor eased the little machine out onto a short grass runway. Then off, and straight up into the air. As we climbed up over the airfield, the country around came more...
Learning how to scuba dive is a ticket to a lifetime of underwater adventure and this two-person experience is a perfect introduction to the sport. You´ll get expert instruction on safety and underwater mobility techniques, then you´ll learn how to breathe underwater and achieve weightlessness while getting used to the equipment. Courses take place in swimming pools under controlled conditions - and while it might seem a long way from diving in a tropical ocean, it´s the perfect way to get a basic...
With a fully loaded shotgun pulled tight to your shoulder, the wafting smell of gunpowder in the air and your sights set firmly on the clay, you'll learn the basics of shooting with a fully qualified instructor. At one of the largest shooting clubs in the country, receive one-to-one instruction and a large number of shots within your time slot. In minutes even the most modest beginner will be picking off clays left, right and centre with the precision of a hardened sharp shooter. Tea and coffee is...
For a very special treat, take a day trip on the glamorous and nostalgic Belmond Northern Belle, sister train to the Belmond British Pullman Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Once on board the art deco carriages that date back to the 1920´s and 30´s, liveried stewards serve a three-course Bellini brunch. The train glides through the British countryside to one of the many destinations available, including National Parks, impressive castles, great cities and excellent museums. On arrival, there is often...
This chocolaty pamper day available at a range of Bannatyne's Health Clubs across the UK is a truly indulgent way to relax and revive. In addition to an intensive 55 minute full body chocolate massage performed by a trained therapist, each club provides full access to all of their facilities which include an air conditioned gymnasium, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi - and for those feeling especially spritely, there is a chance to get involved in exercise classes such as tai chi, pilates, boxercise...
Seven of the best supercars in the world - choose two for an amazing drive. Take the wheel of a Ferrari 355, 360 or 430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DB9 (its big brother), Audi R8, Porsche 911 or 996 Turbo, Nissan GTR or an Ariel Atom. Start with a welcome and introductory safety briefing before sliding into the driving seat of the first of your chosen supercars for three thrilling miles of the circuit. After catching some breath, take the wheel of the second supercar for another...
Grab your camera and take a walk on the wild side with this animal photography adventure at a choice of two of the UK's best safari parks. Spend the day getting extra close and personal to a variety of incredible species (a guided safari drive is included at each venue) and take plenty of memorable snaps under the expert guidance of a professional working photographer. Both Woburn and Knowsley Safari Park are home to many wonderful creatures such as white rhino's, giraffes, big cats, wolves, bears...
Opened in 2007 to replace the original national stadium, the new Wembley has become recognisable as one of the most famous venues in football. Get behind the scenes to experience this fantastic venue as never before, with a fully guided 90 minute tour that delves into parts of Wembley Stadium usually reserved for the privileged few. Begin beneath the original 1966 World Cup final crossbar before taking the manager's hot seat in the press area and feeling the spirit of the England dressing room. Emerge...
Welcome to Denbies Wine Estate and an introduction to England's largest vineyard where the greeting is with Danish pastries, tea and coffee on arrival. Be taken to visit Norbury Blue and learn all about the cheese making process and experience first-hand how to make cheese in the traditional way. This includes full involvement from 'cutting' the curds and whey to loading the moulds. Return to Denbies for a delicious, three-course hot lunch, then be invited to try a selection of the estate award-winning...
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...
Had a wonderful relaxing champagne afternoon tea at The Carlton Hotel with my husband who got it as a birthday treat from our daughter. We were asked where we would prefer to sit and we chose the very comfortable bar/lounge area. The young man who took us to our table was very friendly and efficient asked us what kind of tea or coffee we would like. He also said we could have as many cups of tea or coffee as we wanted and if we required any more sandwiches or cakes just to ask for them. The three...
Spoil yourself and someone special with an action-packed day of motor racing fun. Go karting experiences for two at Eastleigh are a fantastic way of feeding your competitive edge as you burn rubber alongside a friend (and the other aficionados out on the track). Prove yourself as one of the three quickest on the circuit and receive a trophy at the end of the day. This specially-designed karting track is sure to satisfy even the most ardent of motor racing fans and remember, the likes of Lewis Hamilton...
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...
Knowsley Safari Park is home to over 700 animals from all over the world and hosts a series of informative conservational events every year. Enjoy a full day of photography and get up close and personal with your camera to many of the safari park's wild and wonderful creatures including big cats, hunting dogs, elephants, buffalo and bison. During the course of the day, receive photographic tuition from an experienced guide and enjoy exclusive access to a variety of animal enclosures, as well as going...
Situated a stone's throw from London's St. James's Park, the incredibly grand and newly refurbished St. Ermin's Hotel provides an idyllic spot for an exciting short break in the capital. Spend the night in an elegantly designed en suite superior twin or double room complete with fluffy bathrobes, luxurious White Company products, state-of-the-art LED TV entertainment system, radio with MP3 docking station, free WiFi access, tea and coffee making amenities, mini bar and 24 hour room service. Relax...
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.
Imagine what it's like to be able to breathe underwater and to be completely weightless. Learn all about the amazing world of scuba diving, and take an initial step (or splash) towards becoming a scuba diver. Before being kitted out in full scuba gear, an expert teacher explains dive safety and how to get mobile underwater. Once in the swimming pool, get used to all the equipment and learn how to breathe underwater to achieve weightlessness - it's brilliant fun. There is an instructor around the...
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...
£99.00
Take a break and head to rural Gloucestershire and The Slaughters Country Inn for an overnight stay in one of their classic double or twin bedrooms, each a good size and complete with a king size luxury bed. Some rooms even feature roll top baths and separate power showers. Others include atmospheric ancient wooden beams. All rooms (located either in the main house or courtyard) include a flat screen TV, DVD player and complimentary tea and coffee facilities. The bar is open all day and the inn also...
This box of twenty two chocolates makes the perfect personalised gift. Choose a personalised message to send to a friend, colleague or loved-one. The most delicious part is that the message is made of real liquid Thorntons chocolate for them to enjoy on each solid piece of chocolate. Think up a message of a maximum of twenty two characters (including spaces).
Firstly being suited, helmeted and strapped into the 'flex wing' behind the pilot, we did pre-flight checks. Minutes later, a five second acceleration to 40+ mph and we were airborne, climbing like a bat out of hell. The excitement was immediate and astonishing, the views spectacular and the rush of air and adrenalin fantastic. We soared over the airfield and headed South, people becoming pin-pricks, cars soon after. We reached an altitude of 1500 feet, levelled out and then I got to steer. We headed...
Designed by PGA professionals, the Marriott St Pierre Golf Club is a great place to make those all-important improvements to your game. Begin with a thorough golfing analysis before enjoying an intensive lesson from a genuine PGA pro (depending on numbers, this will either be an hour long lesson in a small group, or a 30 minute one-to-one lesson with the PGA pro) which focuses on elements of both the long and short game. Following the lesson, head to the sensational, 72 par championship golf course...
Northern culture mixed with northan charm gave me and my wife a fabulous night stay. On arrival we was greeted by smile from a young lady who was exceptional and nothing was to much trouble. We went to Sheffield to visit the fire and police museum and also popped to meadow hall for lunch we returned later than we thought so asked to change our restaurant booking which again was not an issue. Our evening meal was first class unlike some hotels we could order any meal on the menu and any bottle of...
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...
The wind tunnel is a force to be reckoned with - originally used to test the aerodynamics of aeroplanes, the tunnel can easily support human body weight, creating the unique sensation of freefall without having to head to the skies. Kick off with a full safety briefing before being kitted out in a flight suit and stepping into the wind tunnel. Once ready, experience two thrilling 60 second body flying sessions with your instructor on hand throughout to offer tips and encouragement. For some flyers...
This organic chocolate making workshop based in London is a perfect opportunity to learn the skills of an expert chocolatier. Learn how to make homemade treats using delicious decorations and organic chocolate and the perfect chocolate truffles from raw ingredients. You´ll be able to experiment with flavours and can mix chilli and other exotic components to create amazing new chocolate sensations. At the end of the session, take home some personally created chocolates or some giant buttons.
A true once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit SEA LIFE Blackpool for a chance for two to snorkel with sharks. All ages are welcome (just make sure you're tall enough!) as no previous diving experience is necessary. Enter the tropical shark display and spend an exhilarating 30 minutes snorkelling with spectacular marine life such as the massive Humphead Wrasse and over 20 sharks (species include Guitar Shovelnose Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks and the UK's only pair of Bowmouth Guitar Sharks). Afterwards...
Originally a Georgian mansion, York's luxurious Churchill Hotel boasts exceptional standards of hospitality and accommodation in the heart of this historic city centre. Spend the night in an individually designed standard en suite twin or double room with crisp white bed linen, LCD TV and complimentary WiFi. During the stay, why not take the opportunity to explore the stunning city of York and all of its historic splendour - pay a visit to the Jorvic Viking Museum, take a relaxing stroll down the...
Enjoy a fun and environmentally friendly way to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a couple of nights stay in a tepee. This unique take on the tradition of camping makes for a different and easier way to spend time in the great outdoors in comfort and at one with nature. With a picnic bench just outside the tepee, enjoy sitting outside to watch the sun set during warm summer months.
Get an introduction to birds of prey near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire and see the might, elegance and speed of these amazing creatures close up. Begin the session by meeting the falconer and embarking on a tour of the centre, meeting the various species that live there. Feel free to ask questions to learn more about what makes the birds tick and find out how they are cared for. Meet various types of owls including the indigenous tawny owl. With the help of a falconry expert, move on to flying a bird...
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...
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...
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...
Board Bateaux London's river cruiser from the glass pontoon at Embankment Pier, then relax on board and enjoy a three-course lunch, followed by tea or coffee. But don't let the great food distract from the fabulous views available on Thames cruises, as the boat passes the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and many more iconic landmarks. After lunch (from a seasonally changing menu) be dropped off just a few steps from the EDF Energy London Eye. There may be a queue here, but it'll be worth...
Days out in London don't come better than this! Experience two of the best attractions the capital has to offer with a fun-fuelled RIB powerboating session followed by The View from The Shard. Kick off by boarding the ultra-zippy Thames Rocket at St Katherine's Pier and hold on for a wild ride - take in iconic London landmarks such as Tower Bridge and the Cutty Sark and once in the high-speed zone, the skipper opens up the throttle for an exhilarating blast of high-speed RIB action. After returning...
The Twiligh Spa was really nice, both my husband and I enjoyed it so much we are booking again. We were welcomed very nicely, the staff very helpful, the pool was great as going later there was fewer people, so at one point I had the pool all to my self :-) the jacuzi was lovely a good size, we did use the steam room. We had a lovely meal was supposed to be a two course meal each but we ended up Having a 3 course for only £3 each, and the food was really nice, not too big not too small, the staff...
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; the dazzling Wicked; soul classic, The Commitments; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; ABBA themed...
Shaka Zulu Lounge and Restaurant offers something very different in Camden. This award-winning South African restaurant is extravagently themed with tribal decor. Get a table within their 'Theatre of food' area and get introduced to some amazing dishes from the a la carte menu (Braai Menu). After eating a delicious meal, your experience voucher contributes £50 towards the overall bill, so why not go for that extra dish?
We bet it isn´t often you get to spend a day at one of the world´s most famous and successful spas. Champneys Health Resort Tring has been offering high quality service at their elegant English stately home in Hertfordshire since 1925. Apart from the amazing house and grounds with their own tennis courts and bicycles, you have to freedom to explore and use the 25 metre swimming pool, whirlpool, gymnasium, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms or take part in a complete programme of exercise and relaxation...
Enjoy a new perspective of our bustling capital city with a fantastic half hour sightseeing tour of London. Starting in Essex, hop into an AS355 helicopter and enjoy a thrilling vertical take-off before heading over emerald countryside to the heart of the capital. Enjoy breathtaking views of the meandering river Thames, as well as celebrated London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the EDF Energy London Eye before heading away to land. A truly novel way to see the city!
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...
This brilliant family day out with a horse and pony trek in the beautiful Peak District is perfect for two adults and two children. With no experience necessary, it's a great opportunity to have fun while learning something new and meeting some beautiful animals. Begin with a briefing on the session and each get matched up to a suitable horse or pony (depending on height, weight and experience). Learn to groom and tack up in preparation for the hack, with expert guidance throughout for any questions...
Take a 4x4 off the tarmac and onto a challenging multi-terrain 4x4 course with this high-octane off road driving experience in the beautiful Kentish countryside. During the session drive intense angles, negotiate steep slopes and traverses and splash through water crossings. Kick off with a safety briefing and short demonstration drive courtesy of a qualified instructor, to get acquainted with the 4x4 course. Then, it's time for the main event - take the wheel of a 4x4 beast (a Land Rover, Mitsubishi...
Discover what it's like to drive a rally car at Prestwold Hall, a purpose-built venue designed to push these cars - and you - to the limits. Start with a safety briefing with a seasoned instructor, who introduces you to the unique driving techniques needed for rally driving. Next jump into the driving seat to drive three different cars: first up is a Mitsubishi Evolution V, followed by a Subaru WRX Rally, both on a purpose-built tarmac rally stage. Finally, tear around a loose gravel stage in a specially...
Experience the full capabilities of the 4x4 in its natural habitat with a challenging off road adventure in the stunning Kent countryside. Learn fundamental off road driving techniques by negotiating steep slopes and traverses, tackling extreme angles and racing through water crossings on a purpose-built course. Start with a full safety briefing, before sitting in with a qualified instructor for a demonstration drive. Then take the wheel of a 4x4 (Land Rover, Mitsubishi or similar) for a thrilling...
Head off the beaten track for a helter-skelter rally driving experience for two in the Yorkshire countryside. You will drive a specially prepared Ford Focus rally car, with the chance to feel like a professional as you are guided around the course by a fully qualified instructor. You will both go out in the Ford Focus for three separate driving sessions, taking you through three different stages of rally craft from handbrake turns to controlled opposite-lock slides. At the end of the session, enjoy...
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...
Surely something which looks and tastes so beautiful must really be difficult to create? Not so. With this experience, held in a venue down by the Thames, learn all about the different types of sushi fish, rice and vegetable ingredients as well as tips on create such dishes at home. After a talk on the history of sushi, go on to watch a demonstration by a top YO! chef. Then prepare around four different types of sushi yourself, with the expert advice and help of the chef. Enjoy lunch then take away...
Started the day by catching our horses. My horse Spot was by the fence and easy to catch where-as my Husbands horse Marius didn't live up to the confident Ladies man name and stood way at the back and reluctantly let himself be led to be groomed. We learnt about the Western tack, groomed our horses and had a lesson which threw everything we knew about riding out of the window. I adored my horse from the start and wish I could have taken him home. We stopped to feed the horses and had a fantastic...
I treated one of my very close friends to afternoon tea , as she'd been a great support to me lately. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. We then enjoyed sandwiches, scones and cream and various other cakes. The staff regularly checked that we were ok and offered us top ups of fresh tea and coffee. We were really looked after, and enjoyed a relaxing couple of hours together. The outside seating area wasn't that inviting as it was quite close to the car park. Also several people were smoking...
Test drive the mighty McLaren MP4-12C at Surrey's demanding Dunsfold Park which features the famous corners of Hammerhead, Gambon and Chicago, as seen on TV! With 592 bhp and an astounding 0 - 60 time of just 3.1 seconds, the McLaren is one impressive motoring beast. Begin with a welcome introduction and safety briefing before hopping into a hot hatch for two demo laps courtesy of a seasoned driving instructor. Once familiar with racing lines and essential track driving techniques, the fun really...
Visit the four star Rowhill Grange Hotel and Utopia Spa, a luxurious hotel set in nine acres of award-winning gardens. Enjoy two nights in a Classic Room, a full English breakfast and £35 per person towards each evening meal. Have unlimited access to the spa facilities throughout this spa weekend, including the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. For anyone feeling energetic, a qualified instructor can show how to use the equipment in the fitness suite and guests can also join a range of...
Take an exhilarating trip in a nippy, aerodynamic microlight and soar like a bird. Begin with a short briefing from a qualified instructor, before climbing into a lightweight microlight. The type of craft offered at this North Devon venue is called fixed wing, which is similar to a conventional light aircraft and has dual controls, ensuring full safety at altitude. Enjoy the surprising speed and versatility of the craft and once airborne, take over the controls with the instructor on hand at all...
Feeling tired, run down and stressed out? This top to toe pampering session in a gorgeous and relaxing day spa in North West London is the perfect antidote to a hectic lifestyle. Beginning at the top, indulge in a 60 minute luxurious facial administered by an experienced professional to leave the face glowing and renewed. Then enjoy an Abhyanga full body massage for 60 minutes. Using warm herbal oils chosen according to body type - choose either deep tissue or relaxing, depending on preference. Last...
Salsa is one of the world's most popular dances because it's fun, stylish and easy to learn. With a buzzing salsa scene waiting, now's the moment to get those moves going. This hip-shaking workshop kicks off with a welcome from an experienced teacher. After some intensive training on repertoire, style and technique, get matched up with another novice and enter the world of club salsa dancing with confidence and dance the afternoon away. With a voucher for a future class and club night, take the opportunity...
Fulfil your dream of taking the wheel of your very own sports car for a weekend, whether for your own pleasure or to cap that very special occasion when you want to be seen to arrive in style. Take the keys of either the Audi TT 2.0 Turbo Roadster, the BMW Z4 Roadster (2.5 Litre), the Porsche Boxster or the Mercedes SLK Roadster and, with four days of weekend hire, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your car of choice. All cars come with an allowance of 300 miles included and, although picking between...
This helicopter trial flight offers a great introduction to an entirely different way of flying. After a briefing on helicopter flying techniques and safety, climb aboard a dual-controlled training helicopter (usually a Robinson R22) accompanied by an expert pilot. The vertical take-off is astounding, and the thrills will continue as the pilot shows how the chopper can move forward, backward, sideways or simply hover motionless in the air. At the pilot's discretion, get the chance to take the controls...
Everyone loves to laugh, so this night of comedy at Jongleurs in Cardiff is perfect for friends or couples who want to giggle the night away on a Friday or Saturday. The compere of the venue introduces three acts - Jongleurs are famous for having hilarious experienced acts and funny rising stars so prepare to cry tears of laughter. Food and drinks are available during the show and once the acts have finished, a DJ provides some great tunes to dance to.
In 1874 Daniel Peter, a famed Swiss chocolatier, experimented with various mixtures in an effort to balance chocolate's rough flavours and he eventually stumbled upon that abundant product - milk! We applaud him for changing chocolate forever and creating the love affair that exists today for millions around the world. Experiment yourself as you make Belgian truffle treats in this chocolate heaven workshop for four. Experiment with chocolate ingredients as you make truffle fillings and show your...
Take the wheel of two highly-acclaimed racing giants in one adrenaline-fuelled driving experience at Croft Circuit. Drive the relentless Lamborghini Gallardo and sleek Porsche Cayman for a total of six blistering laps of Croft's challenging 2.12 mile circuit and experience each of their superb capabilities from the behind the wheel. Following three familiarisation laps in a Mazda 3 MPS courtesy of a qualified instructor, take the wheel of the zippy Cayman for three high-speed laps, then jump straight...
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...
I had been to this Marriott before but not to play golf. The venue is smart and you realise this as you drive up the avenue, between two holes, and reach the car park. First stop was the well stocked and well staffed pro shop. Initially I was a little disappointed to learn I had been booked on the non-championship course, but after a little meeting of minds an adjustment was made and a free shot saver booklet provided for my trouble. Now, off to the lesson. Just two of us had Craig's full attention...
A two night stay for two at The Raglan means a choice to stay at a stylish hotel in the fashionable North London suburb of Muswell Hill. Reside in a double room with en suite bathroom, LCD TV, free broadband internet plus tea and coffee making facilities. Full English breakfast is included the morning after, in addition to complimentary Brodies beverages (a selection of speciality teas and coffee blends served in the hotel's coffee lounge). During the stay, feel free to explore the trendy cafes and...
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