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Located in the heart of Nottingham's city centre, the four-star Crowne Plaza Nottingham Hotel offers a refuge from the nearby bustling shopping streets and tourist trails. Without a doubt, it's the perfect haven in which to shut off and indulge in a little uninterrupted luxury. On arrival, head to the stylishly designed Swatch restaurant for an afternoon tea that turns tradition on its head. In the minimalistic yet comfortable surroundings, delight over delicate finger sandwiches, sticky cakes and the piece de resistance - scones! Served with thick clotted cream and jam, these delicious morsels are sure to make the most discerning foodies smile. To wash it down, choose a traditional tea or coffee alongside a lip-smacking gin and tonic each.
A Hoseasons 'Lodges with Hot Tubs' voucher makes an ideal gift for anyone wanting to enjoy a relaxing break. Having your own hot tub is the highlight of any break, there is something rather delightful about lying back in your hot tub, glass in hand, with the glorious countryside around you. Hot tubs can be used in all weathers come rain or shine or even snow, making this type of break a great choice all year round. Many of these modern and contemporary luxury lodges enjoy incredible locations surrounded by lakes or countryside so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views. After spending your days taking country walks and enjoying the outdoors, a warm welcoming hot tub is a nice treat to return to. This £99 voucher can be redeemed towards a short break at a choice of over 700 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.
Treat yourselves to a one 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 and complimentary White Company toiletries. A glass of champagne on arrival and cooked breakfast the next morning are included. In the Park Bar sink into leather armchairs with a drink or go out into the beautiful garden with fantastic views across the Nottinghamshire landscape.
Massage therapy is the perfect way to relax and recharge. Each massage therapist is a trained professional who knows how to use their hands to ease tension and promote wellbeing. Massage is all about focusing on specific needs, so the experience begins with a consultation with the therapist to determine whether it's relaxation or energising that is needed. Feel cares being massaged away during the massage session. Each therapist is different - some use essential oils for an aromatherapy massage, some concentrate on specific areas (e.g. feet or shoulders) and others specialise in specific and specialist relaxation techniques.
Enjoy discovery, adventure and seriously fun days out witht his English Heritage Membership! From storybook castles to breathtaking historic houses, England's fascinating heritage is just waiting to be discovered. Members can explore over 400 properties including historic houses, castles, gardens, abbeys, priories, chapels and Roman sites - all for free!
Our range of rock and pop Icons bring a splash of colour and musicality to drying up the dishes. The tea towels are hand printed and stitched in Lincolnshire. They are screen printed onto 100% cotton using water based inks so you may want to give it a prewash to soften up before its first use. If you are sending a gift, we can include a free gift card and your personal message. Please enter your message during the checkout process and we will hand write your card.
Not many besides actors, celebrities and stunt drivers can say they've driven the real stars of the Transformers series, arch-rivals the Bumblebee Camaro ZL1 and the Barricade Ford Mustang GT! Take these stunning muscle cars out on the track and pit two V8 engines against each other. After a short safety briefing and an introduction to these immensely powerful vehicles, fire up each beast and put each through its paces round challenging corners and down exhilarating straights. And with three miles in each car and a qualified instructor to offer tips, there's plenty of opportunity to decide whether it's firm favourite Bumblebee or bad cop Barricade who deserves top spot!
This unique experience offers the thrill of surfing, skateboarding and wakeboarding all in one place. The flow rider creates an endless wave of water which allows you to surf on top. This session offers an excellent introduction into the thrilling world of body boarding, a great way to get started. It involves lying down on a flow board whilst controlling movements by shifting body weight. On arrival collect a wet suit and specially designed flow board, then after kitting up and a full safety briefing, spend an hour taking turns to practice body boarding under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor. This inside venue is perfect for when the beach is out of reach!
Get rockin' and rollin' around London on a magical mystery tour bus with a fun and interesting journey through the musical sites of the country's capital, covering many famous sites of London. Beatle's fans can see John and Yoko's first flat, Paul McCartney's current home and where dead legends Jimmy Hendrix and Freddie Mercury lived. Check out where the musical greats buy their instruments and where seminal records like 'London Calling' were made. The morning and afternoon tours differ slightly so have a look and choose which one best reflects your musical taste. One thing's for sure, there's plenty to see in the city which was at the forefront of the punk, mod and hippy music scenes.
This Thames RIB ride in the heart of London gives you the opportunity to see the capital city from a totally new and thrilling perspective - and a high-speed one too! Climb aboard a sturdy speedboat and head for a London tour with a twist, as you zoom past the city's favourite landmarks. This RIB ride takes off from Tower Millennium Pier. Once you've arrived and been issued with your life vest, you'll climb aboard the fantastic, powerful RIB with the rest of the voyagers. You'll head out on to the Thames for the RIB ride of your life! Hold on as the boat picks up speed, and keep your eyes open for some of London's best known sights. The guides are as funny as they are knowledgeable, so be prepared to laugh yourself silly and learn a thing or two as you hurtle along the surface of the Thames. During this particular London RIB tour, you can expect to see the famous Shard, the infamous Tower of London, and the HMS Belfast. As you pass by these sights, you'll be going slow enough to see them and take in your guide's little nuggets of knowledge, but as soon as you pass beneath Tower Bridge, hang on to your hat because you're about to pick up some serious speed! This RIB ride is a totally exhilarating thrill and a fantastic way to see London, so if you're looking for an unusual gift for a Londoner in your life, a great family day out, or just a wonderful way to spend a half hour in the city, then climb aboard for this 20 minute RIB blast from Tower pier!
Treat yourself to a Luxury Blow-Dry at Award-Winning HOB Salons, perfect for an occasion or just putting that extra spring in your step. Youll be able to have a detailed consultation with your stylist as you relax with your choice of hot or cold refreshments. Once youve decided on your chosen style, you can unwind with a relaxing head massage as your hair is washed with professional shampoo and conditioner. Sit back as your stylist gets to work applying an intensive treatment to your hair, chosen specially for your hair’s individual needs. Back in the salon chair, your stylist will expertly blow-dry your hair into your chosen style, whilst you relax with unlimited refreshments. You’ll also get insider tips and tricks of the trade on achieving great results in the future. Step out feeling like the best version of yourself. What's Included? Luxury blow-dry with a stylist at one of the multi-award winning HOB Salons locations Full consultation to decide on your chosen style Hair wash with professional shampoo and conditioner plus a relaxing head massage Intensive treatment applied to make hair smoother, fuller, stronger or softer depending on desired results Unlimited hot and cold refreshments Get insider tips and tricks of the trade Choice of 23 salon locations in London, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? Your experience will start with a full consultation with your stylist about your hairs needs and the style youd like. Youll then get to unwind with a head massage as your hair is washed with professional shampoo and conditioner, then applied with a special intensive treatment to achieve maximum results. Back in the salon chair, your stylist will get to work blow-drying your hair to achieve your chosen style, whilst you enjoy unlimited refreshments and learn the secrets of the trade. 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 This experience is open to anyone of any age Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult You are welcome to bring anyone who wishes to accompany you for your experience. They will be seated in the salon waiting area and offered refreshments The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability The experience is available seven days a week January to November, Sunday to Friday in December, subject to availability, depending on location. Times available will vary according to the opening hours of your chosen salon but can include evenings and Sundays. No appointments are available on Saturdays during December. Other excluded dates may apply. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 40 minutes to 1 hour for the full experience depending on the length of hair and your chosen style. 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 well 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 London - West Hampstead London - Camden Lock London - Baker Street London - Mill Hill London - Belsize Park London - Temple Fortune London - Whetstone London - Southgate South East Gerrards Cross London - Ruislip Buckinghamshire - Amersham London - Stanmore London - Hatch End London - Northwood East of England London - Rickmansworth Hertfordshire - Bushey Heath Hertfordshire - Radlett Hertfordshire - Barnet Essex - Epping Hertfordshire - St Albans Hertfordshire - Borehamwood Essex - Loughton Hertfordshire - Potters Bar
Get a taste for an alternative way of flying with an adrenaline-pumping microlight flight. After receiving a safety briefing from a qualified instructor, hop into a dual-controlled microlight in preparation for take-off. Once at altitude, experience the true aerial sensation of this incredibly zippy, lightweight craft whilst admiring sensational bird's-eye views from the ground below. During the session, take charge of the craft to experience the amazing rush of flying first-hand. Should the experience bring out the flying bug, this flight can count towards a microlight Private Pilot's Licence.
This DAF truck driving experience is a unique chance to take control of a military truck without joining the armed forces! Positioned high up, in charge of some serious horsepower, there's plenty of rough terrain to tear up and the right vehicle with which to do so! Enjoy feeling like the king of the road in one of these monstrous DAF trucks. Kick off with a briefing from an instructor before getting behind the wheel of this 6 litre beast. This truck has 150 bhp with top speeds of up to 60mph. Go all out for a full 25 minutes on an off road course designed to offer a range of challenges. With surprisingly light steering and an experienced instructor's guidance throughout the drive, be sure to feel like a military trucker in no time.
Sat on the banks of the Cukmere River at the foot of the South Downs National Park, Deans Place Hotel really is a charming retreat. The stunning surroundings, picturesque views and spacious rooms make this a fantastic place to come and escape the stresses of everyday life. Relax and enjoy the culture and ambience of the area, then wake up refreshed and rested to a tasty breakfast in the morning.
Enclosed within 6 acres of beautifully kept gardens, the stately Taplow House is an attractive Georgian manor situated only ten minutes from Windsor. Built in 1751, this grand, 4-star residence will be your home for the night and you’ll enjoy a peaceful sleep in an individually decorated, en suite Regency-style bedroom. You'll enjoy the splendour and warmth of the old mixed with modern comforts. This stylish break for two will conclude with a tasty breakfast in the morning.
Located within the magnificent Herefordshire Country Estate of Eastnor Castle and surrounded by the Malvern Hills, Eastnor Pottery is the ideal place to spend a creative experience. Create a bowl or vase on the potter’s wheel under the expert guidance of an in-house potter wheel expert. Not only do you get to wrestle a lump of spinning mud but you also paint your own creation afterwards. On arrival you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and a nice complimentary cup of tea, fresh coffee or select from our range of specialty teas, you’ll then meet your fellow pottery participants. Once you’ve all had the chance to get to know each other a little better, you’ll be offered an apron and settle down to watch a potter’s wheel demonstration from your designated professional potter.You’ll each take a turn to make a pot on the wheel. Your expert potter is sat wheel side throughout the experience, gently talking and guiding you through the five steps to making a pot. You certainly won’t be bored waiting your turn as the activity makes for a great spectator sport. You’ll have so much fun watching each other, all the time picking up handy tips from your instructor. Once all members of your group have a ‘creation’ to show for their efforts, you’ll be shown to a painting table to decorate your freshly thrown masterpiece in coloured under-glazes.Your pot will need to dry before it’s fired and glazed. This process takes about a month, after which your fabulous ceramic item will be available for collection from the Pottery. P+P can be arranged at £5 per pot to an address in the UK.
Uncover the mysteries of rally driving at Prestwold, a purpose-built venue designed to push these mean machines to their limits. Kick off with a safety briefing from an instructor, who provides an introduction to the unique driving techniques required for rally driving. Once ready, jump into the driving seat and take the wheel of very 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-engineered Group N rally car. At the end, receive a certificate to take home.
Seal lovers, look no further than the Cornish Coast. Embark on a one hour RIB boat trip from Padstow harbour and explore the rugged beauty of the local coastline, soaking in unique views of resident sealife such as dolphins and birdlife on the way to the Seals Cave. Once at the Seals Cave, the skipper slows the RIB down so you can spot and take wonderful souvenir snaps of the resident seals while watching them thrive in their natural environment. This Cornish RIB adventure is a fun-filled way to get a feel for the local area and its resident sealife.
Enjoy a fabulous day out alongside someone special at the world’s largest motor racing festival, Silverstone Classic. Featuring over 10,000 classic cars taking part in over 20 races, this is a day out any petrol head out there will relish. Off track there is plenty to keep the whole family happy, too. From a nostalgic, vintage fun fair and an expansive shopping village to legendary air displays and street car demonstrations, there’s something for everyone! Music fans are in for a treat as well with live performances on stage.
Slow the pace with this decadent spa day, the perfect chance to centre the mind and treat the body. While away the blissful hours in the Quad Club: take a dip in the 18m pool; get the pulse racing in the well-equipped gym; detoxify in the steam room and sauna and luxuriate in the outdoor hot tub. Then sit back and be treated to a luxurious 25-minute treatment. At lunchtime, mellow out in the chic AA Rosette Glaze Restaurant while savouring a toothsome two course lunch. With body and mind deliciously pampered, step back out into the world feeling reborn.
Take to the wheel at the Silverstone Rally School, with sessions available all year round for enthralling rally driving experiences teaching you skid and power slide controls. Silverstone Rally School has been established for over 25 years and it's purpose-built, picturesque setting in the heartland of British motorsport is a great location to feed your need for speed. This rip-roaring driving experience offers the choice to drive a Subaru Impreza and includes expert tuition by qualified instructors to guide you through the rally stage circuit. Recipients can also sit back and experience a high speed ride in the passenger seat as your instructor shows you how the pros do it!
Whilst modern life has left its mark on many of the UK’s most popular short break destinations, there is something about a trip to the seaside that retains a charm which harks back to traditional holidays from simpler times. Whether you have fond memories of donkey rides across the sand and knobbly knee competitions or you just enjoy the bracing effects of the sea air and a chance to paddle, this break is ideal for anyone who likes to be beside the seaside. There is nothing quite like a stroll along the beach with the tide lapping at your feet and the sound of seagulls overhead. You can walk along the pier and try your hand at the variety of amusements on offer, sit on the beach and enjoy the sound of the surf crashing on the shore or even test your mettle with some water sports if you’re really feeling adventurous. You will be able to choose from a selection of seaside B&Bs in coastal locations throughout the UK, details of which will be provided in your booking instructions.
An award-winning 4-star getaway on an idyllic working farm, Dairy Barns is a unique destination for those looking to relax in beautiful countryside surroundings. Located just minutes from the Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads, this charming retreat offers great hospitality and comfortable accommodation for you to enjoy as you unwind among 360 acres of gorgeous grazing marshes. You'll wake to a sumptuous farmhouse breakfast, freshly prepared, on both mornings of your stay.
Treat someone special to a memorable two night getaway at the wonderful King Robert Hotel in Scotland. Just a stone’s throw from the Bannockburn Heritage Centre, the family run hotel offers 52 contemporary en suite bedrooms, free Wi Fi, on site parking and a cosy lounge bar so you’ll have everything you need on the hotel’s premises! You and your guest will be served a delicious two course dinner complete with a drink each on one night as well as a tasty full Scottish breakfast for two on both mornings. Why not explore the nearby city of Stirling which is steeped in rich history and is home to a magnificent fortress and medieval town. If you prefer shopping over history then Glasgow is a 45 minute drive from the hotel.