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A great way to start for surfing beginners and those wishing to improve their skills. An experienced instructor teaches essential techniques including board control, moving and turning in the water and how to choose the best waves and stand up, as well as explaining the rules of the waves (and as the beach is patrolled by lifeguards from April until the end of September, you're in safe hands). This fun and adventurous experience takes place in Cornish Harlyn Bay, an idyllic surfing spot just five miles from Padstow, the perfect place to perfect those surfing skills. After the lesson, feel free to carry on surfing and put those newfound skills into practise.
A seamless blend of timeless grandeur and chic, modern amenities, the long-established Tophams Hotel was re-designed, enlarged and improved in 2008 by a top team. This four-star boutique hotel benefits from an unbeatable location in exclusive Belgravia, quiet enough for guests to get a peaceful nights' sleep yet just a short walk from London Victoria, Buckingham Palace and the stylish West End theatre district - ideal for a night out, sightseeing or just because. Spend a night here in a double room with surprising, unique touches, and enjoy a delectable continental breakfast in the morning before heading out to explore all the capital has to offer.
Glide over Liverpool in a powerful, fast-moving helicopter and experience travel like the rich and famous. Head out on a six mile pleasure flight above Liverpool and during the flight climb to around 1000 feet and take in the breath taking countryside sights. The pilot is on hand throughout to point out the local landmarks along the way. Take a camera with you to capture some impressive imagery to show friends and family and re-live the experience when back on solid ground!
Enjoy an overnight break at a truly stunning Edwardian hotel in Cumbria and find out why the 4-star Abbey House Hotel and Gardens was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014! This wonderful Cumbrian retreat sits in fourteen acres of beautiful private woodland, valleys and is right next door to the stunning ruins of a 12th century monastery and English Heritage site, so there’s plenty to see and explore in the immediate vicinity; if you’d like to venture out a little further, Lake Coniston is a mere half hour’s drive away and there are plenty of walking and cycling routes in this picturesque area. Your break will include a tasty full cooked Cumbrian breakfast in the morning for you both, and you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the Lake District National Park.
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 20 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 experience for those with F1 in their blood!
Aerobatic stunt flying experience days start off on the ground with a comprehensive briefing and chat through any specific requirements with an instructor so that the flight can be tailored to specific requirements (and levels of braveness). Then climb aboard the plane - either a British Slingsby Firefly, a De Havilland Chipmunk or modern light aircraft such as a Cessna. Once airborne, the expert pilot will demonstrate what the craft can do - so hang on tight for an aerobatic sequence including a roll, loop or stall turn. During the flight, take over the controls to experience the sensation of flying a plane first-hand. Any Important Stuff Restrictions for this experience vary according to venue. As a rule, if you weigh over 14 stone or are more than 6' tall, please check your suitability with us prior to booking. Availability Some venues operate seven days a week (subject to weather conditions), others a limited availability. Spring to autumn are the most popular times of year. We generally recommend booking several weeks in advance, even earlier for summer weekend dates. Duration Numbers On The Day Only you and the pilot will be in the plane. The briefing session may be shared. Spectators Spectators are welcome. A camera or a pair of binoculars will come in handy - there will be some great photo opportunities with your plane. Pets are not permitted at airfields. Dress Code Wear flat, soft-soled shoes. Any special clothing and headsets will be provided. Bring gloves in cold weather and sunglasses are recommended all year round. Location This experience is held in Cornwall, Cambridgeshire, Essex, West Sussex and Surrey. Other Information We suggest that you only have a very light meal or don't eat at all before your flight (a hearty meal beforehand may make you feel nauseous). Similarly, please don't drink alcohol before you fly - it will make you sick.
Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon tea at Hotel Gotham, a stunning listed building designed by Edwin Lutyens and shortlisted for Conde Nast Traveller's Best New Hotels in the World: Hot List 2016. The hotel is the winner of the Coolest Boutique Hotel 2016 award. Take a seat and get comfortable in their renowned Honey Restaurant and prepare to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea Manchester-style. Begin by selecting a single-estate coffee or PMD speciality tea or tisane, to be served piping hot, before tucking into a tasty range of finger sandwiches. Following the savouries come the sweets: warm, crumbling scones with jam and clotted cream and a range of home-made sweets and cakes, all freshly-made on the premises and beautifully arranged.
This amazing archery experience is guaranteed to hit the spot! With an experienced instructor by your side you’ll discover tips and techniques that will help you perfect your aim and fire on target. You’ll be able to aim at a variety of different targets during your experience – and you’ll be delighted as you find yourself improving at this unique and interesting skill.
Fancy a relaxing break to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life? Everyone needs a change of scenery now and again. This incredible offer means there is no excuse to put off that well deserved break any longer. Luckily for you, Hoseasons have a wide range of popular locations, bringing you a variety of great places to stay. This voucher can be used towards a stay at your preferred location.From countryside cottage retreats to holiday park adventures, you’re sure to find something to suit all tastes. Destinations include forests, national parks, picturesque villages and charming coastal settings. Whatever you want from a short break, this is an opportunity to pick a location which fits your idea of a perfect getaway. This £50 voucher can be redeemed towards a break at a choice of 500+ locations throughout the UK. Once you have purchased your voucher and received your gift pack, you will have access to the vast selection of breaks available. You can then explore the various locations and check availability.
Elvis fans, get All Shook Up about the King at this jam-packed exhibition. Ogle at more than 35 jumpsuits and costumes worn by Elvis between 1969 - 1977 and discover some of his guitars, including the Gretzch Country Gentlemen Guitar he played in Vegas in 1969. Witness tour trunks full of silk scarves (a gift from the star to audiences at his concerts), an original acetate of ‘An American Trilogy’, outfit sketches by designer Bill Belew and many more lovingly saved tokens of a meteoric career. When hunger strikes, get comfy at Brazilian restaurant Cabana for a tempting three-course meal, chosen from a set menu. Choose a Sagres beer, a wine or a soft drink to go with it. Elvis devotees Can't Help Falling in Love with this star-spangled experience.
Take the reins and travel through the rugged beauty of the New Forest - on horseback! With a half-hour introductory lesson, even if you've never ridden before you'll soon feel at home in the saddle. After learning the ropes and getting to know your friendly horse, you'll spend an hour and a half trekking the forest trail through plains, woods and ancient paths. Location: New Forest, Hampshire (South East)
From Chieftain tanks to SAS woodland patrols, this is a great chance to get a taste of action and adventure. You'll also be able enjoy activities such as an armoury tour, quad biking over a muddy track or even a ride in the amphibious Hagglund tank. For a fantastic military experience, you can't go wrong with this adrenaline-fuelled challenge in Hampshire.
Speed around Southampton Water and the Solent as you take the wheel with this extreme powerboat experience for two. You and your companion will get to grips with the 150bhp Honda VTEC engine and watch the nose rise as you open the throttle and the craft surges through the waves. With a total of 60 minutes in the four-seater Cougar Sports Racer and a minimum of 10 minutes driving time, you’ll get a taste of the life of a pro powerboat racer. Suspension bucket seats keep the ride smooth and hydraulic steering gives accurate control as you stretch the limits of the boat, cornering and launching the hull over the waves. Southampton’s port is a busy waterway, so you’ll get to join the ranks of cruise liners, ferries, yachts and commercial shipping, as well as other speedboat racers!
Indulge yourselves in a little luxury with this one night break for two in the elegant surroundings of the Hallmark Hotel London Chigwell Prince Regent. A stunning 4-Star hotel, this gorgeous listed Georgian mansion offers high quality service and food, beautifully complemented by spectacular period features and stylish décor. The perfect place for a spot of relaxation, take five in the hotel’s own health centre or enjoy reading in the lounge, before hitting the town to explore all London has to offer. With the O2 Arena and Olympic Park only a train journey away, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Then delight your taste-buds with a scrumptious full breakfast the following morning of your stay.
Enjoy a home from home atmosphere with an overnight break at Shap Wells Hotel. Set in a beautiful valley, surrounded by mountain streams and lakes with Red squirrels and deer roaming the grounds, this retreat situated close to the Lake District National Park is the ideal location to escape from the stress of everyday life. The hotel itself still boasts original features, adding character and charm and many rooms offer breath taking views of the countryside and fells. You’ll be treated to a delicious three course dinner in the evening, as well as a full English breakfast the following morning.
The definitive experience for pig lovers, Smallicombe Farm offers a unique package with a one night farm stay and piggy experience. The farm has been breeding award winning pigs for 25 years and during your break, you walk the pigs, learn plenty of interesting piggy facts, as well as learning about their daily routine. Situated in the beautiful Devon countryside, with the gorgeous Jurassic Coast nearby, a bed and breakfast break at Smallicombe Farm offers an insight to countryside living.
Home to the largest Livingwell Health Club in Europe, DoubleTree by Hilton Strathclyde is just the place to go for a spot of rest and relaxation. Escape the stress of daily life, with this relaxing full day pampering experience for two, taking full advantage of the hotel's modern fitness and spa facilities, including a fully equipped gym, a heated indoor swimming pool, two saunas, two steam rooms and a whirlpool. Each guest is presented the choice of a 60 minute treatment from a choice of a full body massage or facial, or two 30 minute treatments instead. Just sit back, relax and let the specialist work their magic. The luxurious day of pampering is all topped off with a tasty freshly prepared lunch.
Don your crispest whites and take to Fairmont St Andrews, the well-deserved winner of IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year. Step onto the Torrance Course, named for its designer Sam Torrance, which boasts classic Scottish revetted bunkers and expansive greens. This legendary course has seen its share of sporting action: it was home to The Scottish Seniors Open between 2009 and 2014 on The European Seniors Tour and was the qualifying course for the 2010 Open Championship. Channel some of that talent by teeing up and playing a round of golf. Improve that handicap while enjoying the serene views and challenging features of the course. It's no wonder it was once rated 26th in Golf Weekly ratings. Relax and swing like a pro.
Enjoy a few beer samples in the Windsor Castle Inn, an award-winning tap house where you meet the brewer before heading into Sadler's brand new brewhouse facility. See the brewing process in action and pick up some interesting facts on your tour of this brewery, now in its fourth generation of family brewers. Your visit takes you through the pub cellars and to the dining area, where Sadler's serve their much loved ploughman's lunch, including the speciality beer bread, beer baked ham, pickles and hop cheese, all washed down with some first class ale. Don't forget to stop off at the gift shop to pick up a selection of bottled ales to take home and enjoy.
Feed your need for speed with this fantastic triple supercar thrill. Available at several convenient UK circuits, you'll be able to select three coveted supercars from an incredible range. From a sublime Porsche and a nimble Nissan GTR to a dreamy Lamborghini Gallardo and a flashy Ferrari, you'll be drooling over every supercar in this breathtaking line up, which includes an awe-inspiring selection of classic American muscle cars. An introduction and safety briefing kick-start the experience, then it's time to put the pedal to the metal of your chosen supercars as you enjoy six heart-thumping miles in each. What's more, you'll get to experience a high speed passenger ride alongside a seasoned professional. It's the ideal gift for your favourite motor enthusiast!
Nestled amongst the sensational Shropshire Hills, The Crown Inn is an idyllic place to enjoy a relaxing short break. Spend two nights in a cosy twin or double room, which includes a DVD player, freeview TV, tea and coffee making amenities, hair dryer and en suite bathroom facilities. During the stay, feel free to relax with a pint of local brew in The Crown's spacious, south facing beer garden. For those wishing to venture out, there is superb access to a variety of incredible country views and entertaining rural pursuits such as walking, cycling, horse riding and golf. A full English breakfast is included.
Make it an occasion to remember with a night of secluded luxury. Built in 1878 to protect Britain from invasion, the fort has been transformed into a boutique hotel in the middle of the Solent, boasting unrivalled views. Arrive at the departure lounge for a welcome drink before boarding the boat, cameras at the ready for when the fort appears on the horizon in all its unique splendour. Be welcomed ashore by the crew and head to the Victory Bar for a champagne reception before a full guided tour, from the moody wine cave to the tip of the lighthouse. Dine on a delicious lunch and a three-course meal in the evening, followed by cheese in the bar before retiring to bed. In the morning, sit down to a hearty breakfast before departure to the mainland.
Head to the beautiful award-winning vineyard based in the Sussex Downs at Bolney Wine Estate. Enjoy a tour, wine tasting and lunch at this estate which has been making wine since 1976. Begin with a tour of the grounds led by an experienced guide after a welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Learn about the history of Bolney wine and the creation process. Head to the state-of-the-art winery and bottling room for further learning and a tutored tasting of five wines which are matched to lunch. The delicious lunch consists of a selection of rustic rolls, Sussex cheeses, smoked salmon, charcuterie meats, quiche and fruit and cheesecake. It's a perfect selection of food to snack on whilst sipping the most exquisite wine!
Thunderous noise, churning water, rapids all around you - some serious teamwork is vital to get you through it all. This is the unbelievable thrill of white water rafting.You can raft on man-made rapids, which are guaranteed to give you lots of white water excitement! Alternatively you can try white water rafting in the Scottish Highlands where you will enjoy the excitement of this sport in beautiful, unspoilt surroundings. For natural rapids, white water rafting is dependent on water levels and therefore can only run if the water is high enough. We ensure that you have a thorough safety briefing and that you are professionally looked after by a qualified instructor. Then you enjoy travelling down river on the raft.For man made rapids, the session begins with a safety talk and tuition to perfect your paddling technique. Then, under the guidance of your qualified instructor, you and the rest of the group will travel in an inflatable raft up to 5 times in this 2 hour session. This is an activity of sheer excitement - you will love it, although you are bound to get very, very wet! Programmes and timings may vary according to location.