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There's not much that beats the sensation of swooping through the skies in a top of the range helicopter. It's how A-listers like to travel and the most thrilling way to gain a unique perspective of the British landscape. On this 16 mile pleasure flight from Gloucestershire or Shropshire, climb towards the clouds and, with the pilot pointing out any points of interest along the way, take in breathtaking sights of the ground below. Bring along a camera to capture as many shots as you can, to show friends and family and relive the experience once back on terra firma.
Hot air ballooning offers a thrill unlike any other and for aerial adventurers, there really is nothing better. On arrival, meet an experienced hot air balloon pilot for a safety briefing and (with your feet still firmly on the ground) help to prepare the balloon for its Phileas Fogg style voyage. Once ready, soar to heights of up to 3,000 feet and soak in the unforgettable bird's-eye views of some of the UK's most picturesque countryside from the sanctuary of the hot air balloon. After touching back down on terra firma, help the crew to pack everything away before toasting the flight with a celebratory glass of champagne (or a soft drink) and be chauffeured back to the original launch site. A commemorative flight certificate is included.
Hit the track at one of eight locations and test out four of the most famous racing machines ever to be featured in TV and film. Try The Fast and Furious' Nissan R34 Skyline, GTR, Camaro SS, Ford Mk1 Escort RS, Toyota Supra Turbo, Bumblebee Camaro ZL1 or Barricade Ford Mustang GT from Transformers, the Shelby Mustang GT500 'Eleanor' from Gone In 60 Seconds, the General Lee Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard, KITT Pontiac Firebird from Knight Rider, 1960s Batmobile, Starsky and Hutch's Ford Gran Torino, Ford GT40 as used in Steve McQueen's Le Mans, James Bond's favourite Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Iron Man Audi R8 or AC Cobra. Drive three miles in each car (12 miles in total) and finish with a mind-blowing passenger ride driven by a pro.
Start your engines with a drive in three stars of the big screen, available at eight locations. Pick from The Fast and Furious' Nissan R34 Skyline, GTR, Camaro SS, Ford Mk1 Escort RS or Toyota Supra Turbo, Bumblebee Camaro ZL1 or Barricade Ford Mustang GT from Transformers, the Shelby Mustang GT500 'Eleanor' from Gone In 60 Seconds, the General Lee Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard, KITT Pontiac Firebird from Knight Rider, 1960s Batmobile, Starsky and Hutch's Ford Gran Torino, Ford GT40 as used in Steve McQueen's Le Mans, James Bond's favourite Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Iron Man Audi R8 or AC Cobra. Drive three high-octane miles in each of the three cars (nine miles in all), followed by a blistering high-speed passenger ride. Sensational!
Flying in a microlight is a real thrill - and the views are outstanding. Climb into the closed cockpit of a dual-controlled fixed wing microlight with a CAA approved instructor and get ready for a unique flying experience. Soar to sensational heights, sit back and soak in bird's-eye views of Northamptonshire as the instructor shows you just what this three axis Cosmik Aviation Eurostar microlight can do. The exhilarating adventure kicks off with a detailed briefing, introduction to the microlight and, once you're in air, there's even a chance to take charge of the controls to find out just what it's like to be a real microlight pilot - a thrill which is sure to be remembered for years to come. Will you catch the flying bug?
This is a superb half day climbing experience in Wales, during which you will have the opportunity to conquer a 90ft limestone wall! First you will experience climbing the sheer rock face, all while safely harnessed in top-notch climbing safety gear. Once you have reached the summit, the old adage "what goes up must come down" comes into play, and you will abseil down the same rock face in a controlled descent. This climbing experience is a great introduction to rick climbing and abseiling - you will learn valuable skills, and have great fun while learning them!
Big cats are some of the most majestic animals on the planet, and this photography experience is the perfect opportunity to bring a camera, capture their magnificence and create lasting images. Begin with a welcome tea or coffee and an introductory briefing from the hosts, who outline how to get the best from the day and camera. Knowsley Safari Park is situated between Liverpool and Manchester and has a fantastic range of species in over 400 acres of parkland. During the workshop focus on the Carnivore section that includes an amazing 14 strong African lion pride, amur tigers and iberian wolves. Enjoy special VIP access to the animals to ensure the best chance for pictures, with the help of the keepers, off road Land Rovers and special access.
Cruise along the River Orwell, setting off from Ipswich Dock, for a wonderful sightseeing adventure with lunch. Board the barge just outside the Old Customs House, a lovely area filled with cafes, shops and, of course, boats. Spend about 15 minutes in the lock before heading out on this most scenic and historic of rivers, sailing under Orwell Bridge, past Woolverstone and beautiful Pin Mill, one of the most painted places on the East Coast. While on board, enjoy a tasty ploughman's lunch and pudding, relaxing and taking in some of Suffolk's most stunning countryside on this blissful three hour cruise.
Treat yourself to a beauty boost that will leave your hair looking glam and gorgeous. A Cut and Finish is the perfect way to give your luscious locks that chic injection of style you’ve been searching for, whatever your natural look. With a friendly, award-winning team of highly trained stylists who always strive to deliver the ultimate hairdressing experience, Hollands Style Council is the perfect place for a fashionable touch up. Head down for the beautiful hair and luxurious experience you deserve!
Be the diamond in the rough with this set of diamond style glasses. Fashioned to look like a diamond; these glasses stand at an angle which allows you to rotate the glass in way in which you enjoy the full bodied flavour of your favourite whiskey! Relax, top-up and drink a diamond!
Take your pick from this carefully-curated list of the UK’s top restaurants, all of which have received at least two AA Rosettes, been awarded Michelin Stars or a recommendation, or another prestigious culinary award. You and your dining companion will enjoy the very finest gourmet cuisine and outstanding service as you make yourselves at home in the luxurious surroundings of your chosen venue. Sit back, unwind and catch up in style as you soak up an award-winning restaurant experience. The perfect gift for foodies everywhere!
Enjoy a pamper session with a friend when you head to The Body Clinic in Pontefract, to enjoy two treatments each. First up will be the full manicure, where the beautician will shape and buff your nails, treat your cuticles and add a great splash of colour. Following this, you will both enjoy a spa pedicure, soaking your tired feet, exfoliating rough skin and moisturising them, before a paint of your choice is applied to finish the treatment!
Adding an edge to the traditionally quintessential afternoon tea experience, this Glam Rock Tea comes packed with rock'n'roll spirit. Hosted at the contemporary Studio Kitchen restaurant at K West Hotel and Spa, the chic venue provides the perfect location to catch up with a loved one. Tuck into a mouth-watering array of sweet and savoury bites, including enticing mini-clubs and rainbow brioche sliders, sorbet cones and fresh blueberry 'rolling scones' with clotted cream and homemade jams. Top it all off with a glass of prosecco each and a choice of loose leaf teas and herbal infusions. Those who are feeling daring should try K West's very own bespoke blend, which is known for its bold smoky flavour, floral undertones and spicy after taste.
Starting at the home of a World Heritage Site, this four hour tour offers a fantastic photo opportunity within Greenwich Market and the nearby Cutty Sark, as well as amazing views from the observatory. The tour will also incorporate an opportunity to photograph the Old Royal Naval College, which is considered the "finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles". You will be encouraged to be more creative in your thinking, learning how to capture the essence of Greenwich and to tell a story through your photographs. You will meet the tutor and other members of the group at the designated outdoor meeting point, before embarking on your tour around Greenwich. Please note, you will need to bring your own camera in order to take part.
Enjoy some well-earned pampering at Worcestershire's equisite Malvern Hotel and Spa, the perfect remedy for a couple or pair of friends in need of some TLC. Spend the night in a chic executive-grade en suite twin or double room with a flat screen TV, hand-crafted Hypnos bed and a host of other excellent amenities. During the stay, enter the serenity of the spa and make use of all its facilities which include a crystal steam room, 20 metre indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pool, gym and kelo sauna - the first of its kind in the UK! To add to the indulgence, a sumptuous a la carte evening meal (£25 allowance each), a 55 minute Elemis treatment each (a choice of facial, full body massage, body wrap manicure or pedicure) and breakfast are also included.
For the girl who always has her makeup on fleek! A fun and vibrant makeup brush holder that will no doubt take pride of place on her dressing table. The holder is made from solid ceramic making it perfect for brush storage which won't topple over unlike other plastic holders on the market. You are able to personalise the holder with a name, making this a fabulous gift for a makeup lover. Made from solid ceramic Glossy black interior and rim Fill with make up brushes, tweezers and much more!
You don’t have to travel country side for a relaxing session spent with a loved one of your choice. Experience a professional massage for two, given by trusted hands that will work out the everyday stresses and re-energise your body, soul and mind. Be Perfect Hair and Beauty Salon is a professional service that offers complete relaxation in a friendly atmosphere located in East London at Stockwell Green. Step through the doors and leave all your daily stresses behind.
If you've always fancied learning to snowboard then you'll love this taster session. With the artificial snow under your board and the exhilaration of the slope, you're sure to want to come back for more! You'll be in safe hands with a friendly, fully qualified instructor who will help you find your snow legs and get the most from this experience. This taster session takes place on a beginner's slope and is ideal for anyone who is new to the sport. By the end of the class you will be able to slide and balance, and be ready to take on the main slope. Snowboard, trousers and jacket hire is included within this package. Gloves are compulsory on any activity in the snow and can be bought on the day for a small fee.
Situated in the peaceful Essex Village of Stock, Greenwoods Hotel Spa and Retreat is equipped with all the contemporary comforts and luxurious amenities to make it a truly relaxing retreat. Spend the night in one of the hotel's luxurious en suite bedrooms and enjoy breakfast in addition to a sumptuous three-course meal at the Rosewood Restaurant on the evening of your stay. All guests are welcome to take full advantage of the spa facilities which includes a 20 metre pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, relaxation room and gym. To add to the indulgence, a choice of 20 minute scalp massage or taster facial is included. Greenwoods also boasts tranquil landscaped grounds and is accessible to the towns of Chelmsford and Billericay.
For a truly indulgent day out with someone special, treat yourselves to this fabulous pampering package. You’ll have full access to the incredible range of authentic Roman Spa treatment rooms, from the gentle under-seat heating of the Caldarium and low-humidity warmth of the Laconium, through to the more traditional Kelo Sauna, Aroma Steam Room and Hydro Spa Pool. These unique facilities offer a range of health benefits and are also the perfect place to enjoy an amazing day of therapeutic restoration with a difference. So go ahead and relax in the pool and eat at the bistro; you’ll be provided with everything you need to drift the day away and release the stresses of your week.
Retreat and recharge the batteries with some serious pampering at the luxurious Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa. Spend the morning immersed in the sanctuary of the spa, grab a glass of fruit juice and make full use of the spa facilities, which include heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa bath, hot tub, lavish relaxation areas, a modern fitness suite and tennis courts. To add to the indulgence, unwind with a luxurious 25 minute treatment, performed by a professional therapist. Choose from a Media Drift Away, Aaahhh Foot and Leg Energiser, Relaxing Siesta, Express Manicure OR Express Pedicure. As if that wasn't enough, sit down to a two-course lunch at the hotel's plush restaurant - pure bliss!
The London Time Tour Bus is an entertaining and educational sightseeing trip around the ancient city of London, ideal for all ages. Join Professor Quantum as you are taken on a voyage around London's famous sites aboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus and enjoy live theatrics, an air of mystery and an insightful look into the capital’s rich history. You will travel past a selection of London’s famous sites, including The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and London Bridge. Throughout the tour the Professor will share his knowledge of his past, present and future and there will be the opportunity for interaction with historical figures via the Professor’s time phone. This is a great experience not to be missed!
Western Europe's tallest building is a sight to behold, especially from the 72nd floor where you can witness London's finest views. Enjoy the surprising tranquillity and toast the visit with a glass of Lanson Champagne from the champagne bar. Next, head to the acclaimed Ametsa with Arzak Instruction which is located half an hour away from The Shard. Ametsa offers innovative Michelin star dining in lavish surroundings and boasts Basque-inspired dishes designed by father and daughter chef combo, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak. Enjoy top class dining with an exquisite three-course lunch. Choose which experience to do first or enjoy them on different days.
Learn about the different types of wine and grapes from key wine producing regions in a fun and relaxed setting. This wine tasting evening for two provides an enjoyable opportunity to try a tasting even if you have no previous experience or wine knowledge. Awaken your tastebuds and release your inner wine connoisseur!