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This amazing flight simulator experience is your chance to fly a plane without having to blast into the sky! From the moment you arrive at the airport themed reception you will be instantly transported into the world of the jet pilot, and you’ll be delighted as you command the cockpit of an incredibly realistic Boeing 737 simulator for 30 minutes. With stunning visuals, sounds recorded directly from a real aircraft and every one of the world’s 24,000 major airports to choose from, you’re sure to love this unique experience.
Having helped more students attain their Private Pilot Licence than any other place in the UK, aspiring pilots are certain to benefit from the expert one-to-one tuition provided on this superb 60 minute flying course. This is a unique opportunity to take to the skies in a Pegasus Quantum 912 - also known as 'the motorcycle of the sky'. Due to its aluminium body, the aircraft enables aspiring pilots to dip, dive and speed with surprising ease and boasts superb manoeuvrability. Begin the day with a safety briefing before boarding. With a personable and professional pilot on hand at all times, students have a chance to test their skills in a safe environment. While flying, drink in the countryside views which stretch as far as the eye can see!
Drifting Experience Days: This Hertfordshire taster drifting experience is a superb baptism of fire into one of the coolest driving styles there is - the amazing art of drifting. The track in Hemel Hempstead is unrivaled, and offers the fastest public drifting experience in the UK. At 1.2km, it's also the longest track available, making it a cut above the rest! The experience begins with a briefing session to cover track rules and etiquette, before you hop into the powerful Mazda MX-5 for a passenger sighting lap, plus your drift hot lap! You'll then swap to the driver's seat for ten laps of the track, learning how to break traction and practise slide balance and transitions. The final challenge is power sliding round a sweeping curve at full lock, which is sure to take your breath away. Drivers are encouraged to reach third gear, and link corners together with entry speeds up to 80mph. This experience is available as a DRIVING or PASSENGER experience. To drive in this experience the participant must be aged 17 or over with a full driving licence. To be a passenger in this experience the participant must be aged 5 or over and adhere to the height restrictions. This 14-lap taster drifting session is perfect for getting to grips with the skills and techniques involved, and makes a great introduction for those looking to improve their knowledge or take up a new hobby. A wonderful gift for motor enthusiasts, this is one driving experience you'll remember for a lifetime! Additional options: Upgrade to a more powerful Nissan 350z* from £29.00 Book for a Saturday morning for £39.00*Upgrade choice is subject to change.
Head to The Rubens at the Palace, a famous London venue overlooking Buckingham Palace's Royal Mews and winner of a Commended Award of Excellence at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, for a regal champagne afternoon tea for two. Served in the sumptuous Palace Lounge, a beautiful open space complete with period features, guests are certain to feel like royalty. Indulge in a delectable selection of finger sandwiches, mouth-watering pastries, cakes and an assortment of exotic teas. Each morsel is lovingly prepared and many of the Queen's favourites are on the menu, including jam pennies, scrumptious red velvet cupcakes and light chocolate mousse (rumour has it Prince William and Harry often ate this in their nursery). Alongside the tea, enjoy a delicious glass of champagne each.
Enjoy almost ten miles on one of the world's best-known race tracks, split between two of the most incredible luxury supercars available today! Start with a briefing from a qualified instructor at Goodwood, known as the home of British motor racing, and receive an introduction to racing lines, safety procedures and a look at the track layout. Choose two cars from a stand-out range, including the Audi R8 V10 Plus, the McLaren 570S, the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini LP570 Performante, and get behind the wheel of each for around five miles. Each of these racing machines stands out in its own way, but all boast impeccable handling, unbelievable acceleration and ultra-modern design, so there's no losing whichever combination is chosen!
When it comes to bowling, there’s nowhere better to spin a few pins than at All Star Lanes. Boutique bowling means no more sticky carpets and warm beer, think American food, quirky cocktails and retro lanes. You and your guest can sample it all at a choice of four London locations and one in Manchester. Kick off with a game of All Star Lanes’ finest retro bowling, before tucking into two courses of lip-smacking classic American dining with a twist, alongside one of their amazing cocktails. What's Included? One game of retro bowling per person at the home of boutique bowling Two-courses of classic American dining from a set menu Choice of cocktail each from a set menu The highest quality ingredients from the best suppliers Choice of four London and one Manchester locations Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? If you’re bowling first, we recommend arriving 15 minutes before your lane time. You’ll enjoy a game of retro bowling per person. Then it’ll be time to dine. You and your guest can tuck into two-courses of All Star Lanes’ finest classic American fare and wash it down with one of their signature cocktails. Participant guidelines Minimum age: 18 Proof of age will be required The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability The experience is available seven days a week (excluding 25 November 2018 to 1 January 2019 inclusive). Pre-booking is required by phone. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 2 hours and 30 minutes for your drink, dine and bowl experience. What should I wear? There is no strict dress code but you are required to wear socks. Additional information 10 minutes per person is reserved for a game of bowling as this is the average amount of time it takes a guest to complete their game. All bowlers are asked to arrive 15 minutes before your lane time, if you are running late then please let All Star Lanes know. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience. Locations London – Holborn London - Shepherd's Bush London – Shoreditch London – Stratford Greater Manchester - Manchester
Looking for a daring aerial thrill? When it comes to aviation, a microlight flight is about as extreme as it gets. After a fascinating pre-flight briefing, climb into a dual-controlled flex wing GT450 microlight flexi wing and prepare for the flight of a lifetime. Soar through the skies in the open cockpit and feel the wind as glorious views of rural Bedfordshire unfold underneath the aircraft. The instructor takes off and lands, but during the flight, there's a chance to take over the reins and feel the pure rush of piloting one of these nimble aircraft. As a special memento, bring along an SD memory card and the flight can be filmed in HD (at no extra cost) to show off those flying skills to friends and family. Will you catch the flying bug?
Create gourmet French cuisine with this four-day cookery course for one at The Gascony Cookery School. Nestled in the lush French countryside, the school will teach all skills necessary to create a multitude of traditional French classics at the hands of professional chefs. During your stay, you’ll receive top tips and recipes and you’ll even spend three nights at the school. All meals are included for the duration of your course, including wine and coffee! Pick between two four-day cookery courses; a four-day cookery course suitable for beginners, which teaches the basics skills necessary for crafting French cuisine, or a four-day French Char coterie course, ideal for intermediate cooks, teaching advanced techniques and complex dishes. A wonderful introduction to the delights of French cuisine, you’re sure to have a fantastic time during your stay here. View the itineraries for each course below:Itinerary for the 4 Day Cookery CourseItinerary for the 4 Day French Char Coterie Course
On the award-winning Gloucester Docks microbrewery tour, get up close and personal with the independent brewing industry and discover a vast range of beverages. It kicks off at Gloucester Brewery, where a tour of the brewhouse is followed by a sampling session in the gorgeous taproom and bottle shop. Then take a stroll to Brewhouse and Kitchen and explore their copper microbrewery. Taste a selection of their real ales from the comfort of their warm and friendly pub. End up at Tank, a craft beer pub on the docks, which boasts cask and keg brews from all over the UK. Get stuck into yet more beers, discerning the differences in their flavour and colour, and enjoy a savoury snack. Come away with new knowledge and appreciation for the amber nectar.
Spinach brownies? Courgette cake? Whilst the idea of vegetables in cakes might be a bit foreign to many of us and downright unfair to kids (who often need tricking into eating veg), this enlightening and fascinating class at Blackberry Cottage is changing minds every day! The brainchild of head baker Kate, this award-winning workshop takes place in a picturesque Berkshire countryside setting, and begins with a friendly introduction to the concept and how these popular classes came to be. Guests will learn to use fresh, local vegetables as well as alternative flours such as gram and rice, to create delicious cakes with no added sugar or fats. Afterwards, each guest takes home their creation to prove it, along with an exclusive goodie bag!
Kitesurfing has been described as a mix between wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding and gymnastics combined into one sport, resulting in breath taking stunts and ferocious speeds. This fantastic introduction to kitesurfing is perfect for anyone wishing to have a go at this exciting sport. Your expert instructor will be on hand throughout to make sure you progress quickly and have as much fun as possible.Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre your Kitesurfing 1 Day Course will begin with an introduction to the instructor and equipment before getting in the classroom for a theory session. This will introduce participants to the wind and help to understand getting power into the kite! Also covered in the theory session is the Equipment set up, site assessment, sea and weather conditions. Then, equipped with the theory just learnt in the classroom; you will begin an Introduction to Kite Flying using foil trainer kites. This includes kite set up, safe launching & landing and flying techniques. You will also cover the Kite set up and pre flight checks, the Launch/Land & Flying and Re-launch techniques before learning about Body-Dragging - Using the kite to drag you through the water! A great intro to one of the fastest growing water sports in the country.
Fancy seeing what it’s like to be an arctic explorer, without the thousand mile trip and the cripplingly low temperatures? With this experience you will be given an introduction to a very cool sport! Ice climbing is an offshoot of mountain climbing. In contrast to standard wall climbing, this challenge requires the use of pick axes to get up the ascent. You will be provided with all the essential gear, including crampons, harnesses, helmets and gloves. Manchester’s most challenging ice walls offer 8 metres of real indoor ice climbing, where as Scotland offers the biggest indoor ice wall in the world at over 15 metres. A constant temperature of below zero is maintained and a freeze/thaw cycle found in nature creates hard packed snow suitable for climbing. The real ice climbing walls all offer a steep challenge for any aspiring adventurers! What's Included? Use of all safety equipment Health and Safety briefing Full instruction from a qualified guide Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? After the welcome you will receive a full Health & Safety briefing and be kitted up ready to move onto the ice. In Manchester you will receive one to one tuition from a fully qualified instructor and spend approximately 40 minutes on the ice. At the venue in Scotland, the experience is run as part of a small group of up to six people. This is an introduction for those who have not tried ice climbing before and you’ll learn the basic skills needed to get a real taster of this exciting new sport. Validity Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date Participant guidelines Minimum age: 14 in Manchester (Under 18’s will need written parental consent) There is no age limit in Scotland but participants must have a minimum shoe size 4 (Under 18’s will need written parental consent) Participants should be in good general health and fitness and should be able to support their own body weight. If in doubt consult your doctor in advance Spectators are welcome The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location Availability Tuesday to Sunday all year in Manchester. Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Scotland. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. You should allow approximately 1 hour in Manchester, and 2 hours 30 minutes in Scotland. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience. Location Manchester – Deansgate Scotland - Lochaber
Cooking Experience Days: Perfect your favourite Italian comfort food with this Jean-Christophe Novelli-approved pasta making course. Enter the multi-award winning chef's renowned academy and discover authentic pasta recipes, passed down from generation to generation. The experience takes place at Jean-Christophe’s home, in picturesque Tea Green, Hertfordshire. On arrival, you’ll be welcomed by one of the accomplished resident chefs. They’ll be your engaging guide – drawing on their own experience and the inspiration from Jean-Christophe as you begin to explore the wonderful world of pasta, together. Once you know your fettuccine from your fusilli, it’s time to get cooking! Throughout the day, you’ll enjoy practical demonstrations and get hands-on, while learning to prepare a variety of comforting pasta dishes. You’ll discover the Italian way of doing things, before sitting down to a delicious late lunch – Jean-Christophe himself may even make an appearance! Making the Perfect Pasta is a chance for home cooks to master a much-loved staple – and forego tasteless ready meals. Treat them to an Experience Days gift voucher, and reap the rewards come dinnertime!
Our nailed it manicure set would make the ideal gift for anyone who loves looking after their hands and nails. Personalise with a name up to 12 characters. The words 'HANDSOME HANDS' and 'MANICURE SET' are fixed. All personalisation is case sensitive and will appear as entered. Our Manicure set features a clasp opening with 5 precision implements presented neatly in a foam divider. This also comes with a mirror conveniently inside the lid of the box. This attractive and practical manicure set contains nail scissors, 1 soft edged cuticle pusher, tweezers, nail file, and nail clippers. This set is perfect for travel or everyday use. A great gift for Father's Day, Birthdays, Christmas
Recharge those batteries with a truly relaxing day at Balmoral spa - a luxurious retreat in the heart of Edinburgh city. Enjoy a whole day at the spa with full access to all the clubs facilities, including the 15 metre swimming pool, dry Finnish sauna and Turkish steam room. Feeling active? Get a workout in the fully- equipped gym and air-conditioned exercise room. A healthy, light two-course lunch with mineral water is included (served up stairs in Hadrian's Brasserie and not in the spa itself). Herbal tea refreshments are also available during the day.
Treat yourselves to a two night stay for two people at Hart's, a contemporary boutique hotel situated on part of the old ramparts of Nottingham's medieval castle. Built in 2002 to an award-winning design by Julian Marsh, Hart's is a modern classic, a home from home where every guest is treated as an individual. You'll stay in a double or twin room featuring goosedown pillows and duvets, Egyptian cotton linen, Bose radio/CD, TV, internet access and complimentary White Company toiletries. A half bottle of champagne on arrival and cooked breakfast each morning are included. Explore local theatres, galleries, museums and boutiques. Or if you'd rather stay in, head into the beautiful garden with fantastic views across the Nottinghamshire landscape.
Take a well-earned break at the BEST WESTERN York House Hotel - an elegant Victorian building situated on Eastbourne's bustling seafront. Spend two nights in one of the hotel's standard twin or double rooms which include en suite bathroom facilities, comfy queen size beds, Freeview TV, ironing facilities and complimentary WiFi access. York House provides the perfect base for a day's sun bathing on Eastbourne's scenic coastline and visiting the town's many bars, restaurants and shops. For those wishing to stay in, the hotel boasts an open air sun verandah in addition to a heated swimming pool and a selection of cosy lounges in which to relax and unwind. A full English breakfast is included on each morning of the stay.
Sailing Experience Days: Take to the waters with expert tuition on this weekend Sailing Lesson to gain your RYA approved Start Yachting certificate, throwing you in at the deep end of Sailing experiences and giving you an authentic insight to the world of yacht sailing. With a crew of expert instructors and fellow beginners all mucking in together, the range of jobs and tasks aboard the yacht will equip you with the skills to progress further in the wonderful sport of Sailing - spread over the entire weekend.The Sailing Lessons Weekend Pembrokeshire will equip you with a range of the basic skills to tackle the seas, with knot tying, sail handling and general on board lessons waiting to be taught in real time, you're guaranteed an in-depth lesson with many twists, turns and waves of emotion. The Start Yachting certificate as credited by the RYA is an accolade waiting to be claimed, with a whole weekend including an over night stay the only obstacle en route to collecting that award. Your weekend's jobs will include anything and everything from manning the decks to making the dinner, giving you a truly authentic sailing experience.
Combine relaxation with indulgence thanks to this Welsh afternoon tea for two. This country hotel and restaurant sits on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, affording guests an unmatchable scenic view. Tuck into a selection of thinly cut finger sandwiches with fillings that include smoked salmon and egg mayonnaise with mustard cress. The crowning glory of this yummy spread comes in the form of freshly baked scones and traditional Welsh cakes. These are accompanied by an array of homemade pastries bara brith (traditional Welsh fruit loaf), as well as plenty of strawberry jam and fresh cream. No afternoon tea would be complete without a piping hot beverage; choose from tea or coffee.