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Head to the skies for a sensational 60 minute light aircraft flight from a North Devon airfield. Following a full safety briefing and discussion on fundamental controls and flight procedures, take to the air in a dual-controlled two-seater training plane with a qualified pilot. Once airborne, enjoy incredible views as the pilot demonstrates this nippy crafts capabilities. During the flight (at the pilot's discretion), take over responsibility of the controls to get a genuine feel for flying a plane.
Assume the role of a secret agent for the day with a selection of adrenaline-fuelled missions and spy games. Take on the lethal crossbow in the 'silent' weapons section and aim for that target. Pick up vital sniper techniques, including the arts of camouflage and marksmanship, before getting to grips with blank pistol firing with a 9mm pistol. Move onto the more intimate hand to hand combat and learn specialist skills such as blocks and releases, all taught by an expert instructor with years of practical experience. Give tired feet a break and master a Segway to take on the off-road course. A varied and eye-opening day, it's just the ticket for ambitious adventurers.
Dive a little deeper into the amber nectar with a brewery tour and beer tasting experience. Choose from a vast selection of handpicked UK breweries and learn all about the noble process, from harvesting raw materials to packaging the finished product. Rest assured there's also plenty of time put aside to try out some of the produce. Every venue belongs to CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) or SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) and takes pride in the taste and consistency of its beers. At some locations a pub lunch is included. Others provide a selection of beverages which can be taken home to enjoy. Beer aficionados will never want to leave.
There's nothing more uplifting than a Brazilian party, except perhaps one with cocktails! At the vibrant Cabana in Wembley, roll up those sleeves and get stuck into a two-hour cocktail masterclass led by a mixologist. Whip up three popular Brazilian beverages, with plenty of guidance for nailing those shaking, crushing, straining and pouring techniques. Enjoy tasting the finished creations along with fellow classmates. When it comes time for refreshments, tuck into a range of Cabana's famous street food-style snacks. Leave the class with spirits high, and with an arsenal of new cocktail-making tricks to wow friends and family.
Enter a world of pure luxury and relaxation with this fantastic spa day for you and someone special at a Village Spa of your choice! Scattered across the UK, each location offers a harmonious ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities so you’re guaranteed to get the most out of your pampering. Whether you’re after the perfect glow or lowered stress-levels, each spa offers a variety of treatments and equipment which are guaranteed to leave you feeling as good as new. You and your guest will enjoy use of the facilities across the course of the day which range from indoor swimming pools to saunas and gyms, depending on your chosen location. What’s more, you’ll also be entitled to a 20% discount on any treatments booked for the day as well as robes and towels. A wonderful opportunity to recharge your batteries and treat your favourite spa aficionado!
A chance to drive the world famous Lamborghini for junior drivers! Three laps of adrenaline fuelled excitement! With an ARDS registered Instructor, you can follow in the footsteps of superstars. This is an unforgettable driving experience that is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Spend a morning learning how to make traditional French pastries, focusing on two classic dough recipes. Pick up tricks and techniques for creating buttery croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche and pain au raisin, all made with tasty organic butter. These methods can take years to truly master but are incredibly useful, as the doughs are very versatile. There's also tuition on creating Confectioner's custard: thick, creamy and delicious. All the ingredients provided are of high quality and are sustainably sourced. Where possible, they're also organic. At the end of the lesson, take home a pack of handy recipes and a wealth of new knowledge that will impress friends and family no end.
Chigwell's Prince Regent Hotel is situated a mere stone's throw from Epping Forest and a short tube ride from central London, making it perfect for those looking for a quiet getaway, and anyone wanting to enjoy an exciting city break. Spend the night in one of the chic en suite double rooms of this listed Georgian converted chapel and enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast the morning after your stay. Prince Regent Hotel boasts extensive gardens in which to relax, as well as an inviting lounge bar and there's plenty to do right on the doorstep. Explore Epping Forest, London's largest open space, or head into London and spend the day taking in the many exciting attractions and cultural landmarks.
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 to put new skills to the test another time. Lunch isn't included but there is delicious South American-style food at Bar Salsa to take advantage of.
Perfect for lovers of tasty brews and real ales, take an informative walking tour and meet some of London's independent brewers (surely the best job going). Led by knowledgeable guides, start at Southwark Brewery with a pint, a tour and a talk, getting a chance to taste and feel the grains and hops used in the brewing process. Then it's on to Brew by Numbers for a bottle of beer with the brewer before walking to Fourpure for one drink, a tour and a talk on the process of canning. Visit Bermondsey's EeBria Taproom and also try a seasonal special brew at Patrizen Brewing before the last official stop. The final venue houses two breweries - Bullfinch Brewery and Anspach and Hobday. Meet the brewer, stock up for home and enjoy a last on-tap tipple.
Embark on a special experience at Court Garden, a working English vineyard in Sussex that produces internationally award-winning wine, and meet one of the winemakers - Hugo. Walk through the vineyard, hearing first-hand how vines are hand-tended and various jobs are undertaken throughout the year. On the way back, call into the winery to learn about the processes, equipment used and the production of their famous sparkling wine. After the tour, enjoy a tasting session of four delicious Court Garden sparkling wines and see for yourself what makes them so special.
Rossett Hall Hotel is a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian manor house surrounded by attractive gardens - and you’ll discover a blend of modern comfort and classic character throughout your overnight break for two. The hotel offers easy access to the area’s breathtaking countryside, as well being just 10 minutes from both Chester and Wrexham. Your break will include a full English breakfast in the morning.
Escape to the country for a night of relaxation with a break for two at the Dog and Partridge Country Inn. A wonderful way to relax, you will be delighted as you take in the fresh country air and stunning scenery surrounding this rural retreat, which is set on the edge of the breathtaking Peak District. With a wide selection of exciting attractions nearby, you’ll love every minute of this one night bed and breakfast break.
The grand and opulent East Sussex National Hotel is the superlative setting for a pamper day. Nestled upon 1100 acres of idyllic English countryside, it boasts a well-equipped spa offering a vast range of luxurious treatments. Take full advantage of all leisure facilities: relax those muscles in the warmth of the Jacuzzi; detoxify in the steam room and sauna; kick back in the poolside relaxation area. Discover the blissful monsoon shower and achieve zen in the aromatherapy room. Succumb to the hands of a professional with one mini treatment; choose between a massage, mini manicure, pedicure, salt and oil scrub or express facial. At lunchtime, tuck into a tasty bento box. A robe, towels and slipper are provided, ensuring guests feel right at home.
Have a fabulous dining experience in the heart of Tavistock, in what was originally a Benedictine Abbey established in the 10th century and became subject of the Viking invasion. You will enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea in the birthplace of the Devon cream tea! Your menu is a traditional selection of freshly prepared sandwiches ahead of a fine selection of home-baked cakes and scones with the famous Devon Cream – enjoy the traditional treats as you sip on your flute of Prosecco before the freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee!
Nestled in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Whittlebury Hall is an opulent 4* hotel & spa that guarantees a sumptuous break. Begin the escape with access to the state-of-the-art facilities, which include a heat and ice experience that helps to increase circulation. Then, relax and unwind with a 25-minute treatment, choosing between an express facial, pregnancy back massage or a traditional back massage. To make the day even more unforgettable, savour a delectable two course buffet lunch. In the evening after a day of pampering, head to the delightful Astons Restaurant for a scrumptious three course dinner before retiring to an exquisite double/twin room for a restful night’s sleep. Arise to a hearty breakfast and feeling ready to start the day.
Delight in a Michelin-starred dining experience at Seven Park Place at the St James Hotel in Mayfair. With just nine tables, the restaurant offers an intimate setting that is perfect for a special lunch for two. Dine on a seasonal set menu, designed to showcase Executive Chef William Drabble’s unique style. Enjoy the exquisite flavours of a selection of French-inspired cuisine. Your meal will be accompanied by a specially selected wine pairing, as well as a glass of bubbles to toast the occasion. To complete your dining experience, savour a selection of delicious petit fours and tea or coffee.
Experience an adrenaline-fuelled off-road adventure with this unforgettable quad biking session. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a thorough safety briefing and be acquainted with the Yahama Grizzly 350cc - which, by the way, packs a powerful punch. Then, it’s time to tackle an exhilarating circuit over substantial obstacles and winding safari tracks through woodland terrain. This thrilling three hour experience allows you to build up your confidence as you take on more challenging obstacles throughout the session. All this heart-pumping fun is set against the beautiful backdrop of the Kentish countryside, making it a day out to remember!
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 from the players' tunnel to the roar of the crowd, talk tactics from the dugout and climb the sacred 107 steps to the Royal Box to get a grip on the cup. Sports fans of all ages will take home memories to relish forever.
Enjoy a lovely break of wonderful relaxation at Champneys Springs for you and a friend. Unlimited use of the facilities, buffet style breakfast, lunch and 3 course a la cart dinner is all included. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, gym, tennis courts and access to up to 20 fitness and wellbeing classes per day. Also included is a soothing Champneys lava shell massage and a head massage each. This is a fabulous treat and you'll love it!
Do you know a special couple who deserve a treat? Maybe you have an anniversary to shop for? It's so hard to pick a gift for a couple and this way you don't have to! In this fantastic choice pack you can pick one from a selection of thirty different activities.Choose this fantastic selection box and let the voucher holder pick whatever their heart desires from the different experiences. Activities Include: Beer and Food Evening Canadian Canoeing Adventure Day Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Park Lane Hotel Cocktail Making Experience Cookery Demonstration Dumper Racing Floatation Experience Grand Dining Helicopter Buzz High Ropes Adventure Hovercraft Blast Indoor Karting Indoor Skydiving Interior Design Course Jet Bike Experience Mocha Spa Escape Marriott Pamper Day Novelty Dining Pamper Day Poker Experience Recording Studio Duet Taster Session Relaxation Hydrotherapy Experience Round of Golf Sailing on a Thames Barge Sea Safari Ultimate Summer Concert Vineyard Experience with Lunch or White Water Rafting.
Sometimes two things are so great that you’re left with no option but to put them together. Whisky blending is the art of doing exactly that, so that each one makes its contribution to the finished blend without outweighing the other. Now’s your chance to learn about the coveted process. Proceedings will get underway with an introduction to whisky, where you’ll be able to sample a handful of whiskies of differing styles. Your resident whisky expert will talk you through each one’s origins and processes, as well as the smell and flavours to expect upon tasting. Then things get scientific: armed with a pipette and a mini bottle, you’ll slowly build up a blend of your very own. Along the way you’ll discover how blended whisky came to be and why it remains the backbone of the Scotch whisky industry. To make your experience extra-special, you’ll take home your bespoke blend to enjoy whenever you please. What's Included? Whisky Blending Experience for Two Maximum 30 guests per session Learn how to blend whisky with five different whiskies, using a ‘tool kit’ provided for you Learn about the history and production of each dram Take home your very own blended whisky Prize for the best blend and best name Choose from 12 nationwide locations Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival at your chosen Whisky Lounge location, you’ll meet your guide before your experience gets underway. Over the course of the experience, you will sample four varieties of whisky, before creating your own blend from the available selection. You’ll come away with a new found appreciation of good whisky, as well as an understanding of blending techniques – not to mention your very own concoction to enjoy at home. 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: 18 The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability This experience is available on selected dates throughout the year. We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience. Please note there is a minimum attendance of 20 people for a tasting or blending event to go ahead. If numbers are short and the event is cancelled an alternative date will be offered. 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 London - Foley Street London - St James's London - Liverpool Road Greater Manchester - Manchester Cheshire - Chester Merseyside - Liverpool Tyne and Wear - Newcastle Upon Tyne South Yorkshire - Sheffield North Yorkshire - York West Yorkshire - Leeds West Midlands – Birmingham