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This fun-filled helicopter flight offers a completely novel way to view the world. On arrival, get strapped into a five-seater Jet Ranger helicopter and prepare for vertical take-off. Once airborne, soak in beautiful bird's-eye views of the ground below as the helicopter departs its Surrey launch site and glides effortlessly towards London. As this not a flight over London, the helicopter doesn't actually enter the city's airspace, however, on a clear day the iconic skyline may be visible from a distance - and the experience of helicopter flight really is something to remember! Once back at the launch site, receive a £5 voucher to spend towards lunch at the airfield restaurant. A great day out!
Enjoy free entry to more than 60 of Scotland’s historical sites and landmarks with this 7 Day Family Pass at National Trust for Scotland. You can squeeze in thousands of years of incredible Scottish history in just a few short days with this flexible sightseeing pass. With this fantastic value pass, you will have the opportunity to see one of the world’s finest collections of pistols and swords at the 18th century cliff-top Culzean Castle. You can discover a literary world of poetry and prose with a visit to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, an exhibition dedicated to the life and works of Scotland’s national poet. Or you might decide to step back in time and visit the Culloden Battlefield and learn about the bloody battle - the last on British soil - which took place there. Plus many more interesting and fascinating family-friendly attractions to choose from. The flexibility of this pass allows you to explore at your own pace. Your 7-day family pass can be used on any seven days over a period of fourteen consecutive days from first use.
Oakley Hall dates back to 1795, and has played host to many distinguished visitors over the years - including Jane Austen herself! This beautifully restored country manor is your venue for a sumptuous afternoon tea for two, where you'll sit down to enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and homemade cakes and tea.
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. Any Important Stuff As this experience involves alcohol, the minimum age is 18. Availability Dates vary depending on location. Duration Tours last between 30 minutes and two hours depending on the venue. Expect to be on-site for between two and three hours. Numbers On The Day Share the tour with a group of other ale enthusiasts. Spectators Most tours are exclusively for paying participants, although friends are welcome to join you in the brewery store afterwards. Dress Code We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, closed in shoes (not heels) as the ground can sometimes be slippery. Location Tours run in Cornwall, Gloucestershire, the West Midlands, North Yorkshire, Wiltshire, London, Lancashire, West Sussex and Scotland. Other Information Please be aware that beer sampling is only permitted for participants who are not driving.
Breathing underwater seems unnatural, but learning how to scuba dive means opening your eyes to a world of incredible experiences. There is so much to see and do beneath the waves, but it's a whole new skill to regulate your breathing under the water which you can do without worrying about any sudden surprises as your instructor shows you how to get comfortable with the feeling. The session starts with a safety briefing with your expert instructor who will show you all the equipment you'll be using and talk you through the side of scuba diving. Then it's into the water to learn how to do it for real, and everything you learn during this experience will count towards PADI certification should you choose to pursue that course.
This Ferrari-versus-Aston Martin driving experience at Dunsfold Park is a very special opportunity to pit the Italian stallion up against the British thoroughbred and decide which is the most fun to drive. Get into the hot seat of a Ferrari, either a 360 or 430, and an Aston Martin, either a V8 Vantage or a DB9. After an initial burst of three laps around the track in the Ferrari, take a break to catch some breath before tearing around it again in the Aston Martin. Then decide which of these amazing supercars wins the gold medal.
Experience the buzz of stunt aviation with this adrenaline-fuelled aerobatic flying experience in West Sussex. The excitement builds with some essential pre-flight training before boarding the magnificent T67 Slingsby Firefly with an ex-military instructor, in preparation for the thrilling flight. Along with a second plane, experience a formation take-off before the instructor demonstrates a series of astounding aerobatic manoeuvres, including elements of tail chasing and air combat. Try out some manoeuvres of your own before tailchasing the other aeroplane. A highly exciting experience, this is an absolute must for any budding daredevil or flying enthusiast.
Fast-paced race days are available for all of us thanks to fantastic go karting days in Glasgow. Climb aboard a zippy 200cc kart for a thrilling racing experience against the rest of the day's drivers. Whatever racing ambitions are harboured, go karting is a happy medium that allows the buzz of racing in a safe environment. Tear around the specially-designed race track and have some great racing fun with other enthusiasts. After a full safety briefing, perfect the driving technique with a host of practise laps before the real action begins. Then compete in race heats and finals on the 500 metre indoor circuit. The overall winners receive fantastic extra prizes.
Novelli Academy One Day Demonstration Cookery Course
Never be late to the airport again with this one night stay for two at the Hallmark Hotel Aberdeen Airport! Spectacular and contemporary, this 4-Star hotel is only six miles from the city centre, offering a wealth of attractions for visitors to enjoy. Whether you fancy relaxing in the hotel’s health club or venturing out to seek the sights of Balmoral Castle or the Glenfiddich Distillery, there’s something for everybody to enjoy! On the evening of your arrival, pay a visit to the restaurant to receive a delicious two course dinner with a glass of wine each, returning again in the morning for a delightful full breakfast. There’s even a complimentary airport shuttle to and from the airport, so no matter what time your flight is, you’ll have direct passage there.
Have a thoroughly relaxing at one of Ireland's most exclusive and serene four star hotels, complete with an indulgent spa treatment. With beach walks, surfing, whale watching and horse riding available nearby, this is a haven which allow guests to relax and unwind. It is a little piece of paradise tucked into the west Cork coast. The hotel's main dining room features panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and offers fresh sea food and local organic produce where possible. This package is perfect for those wishing to pamper themselves but have limited time but still want to indulge in some treatments.
Orient-Express Dinner on the British Pullman For Two
Imagine crashing through the undergrowth, dodging exploding paintballs, hiding in bunkers or spying on enemies from on high. On arrival, be kitted out with freshly laundered combat coveralls, full face protection paintball goggles and top of the range semi-automatic paintball gun with 100 paintballs each. Be given a full safety briefing by an experienced marshal before commencing play. This is a real chance to shake off the day-to-day responsibilities and rekindle a spirit of adventure. There are between six and eight games included in the full day experience, played out within differently themed areas and zones, set up to test your skills of strategy, leadership, navigation and teamwork.
Enjoy the freedom of the open road by taking a gorgeous classic sports car out for a leisurely spin and stopping along the way to share a picnic with someone special with this Picnic Classic Car Day for Two experience.There's nothing like getting away from it all and making your great escape at the wheel of a stylish classic car. You can choose to drive either the enigmatic Alfa Spider classic MGB, svelte Triumph Stag, exquisite Jaguar XJS convertible or the vintage Triumph TR6.This experience gives you the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the ride while taking in the spectacular scenery around you - which includes stunning locations such as the Cotswolds, Malverns, Forest of Dean, Worcestershire, Shropshire or Welsh Borders or Yorkshire Dales or Moors depending on your chosen touring route. After collecting your chosen car you will be given your touring route notes along with a description of highlights to look out for along the way. You will be provided with recommendations for interesting locations to visit, but, of course, you may just want to see where the road takes you! You’ll also enjoy a high quality picnic lunch before jumping back in the car and making your way back to drop off the car at the storage site by 6.00pm. Included in the price is public liability insurance cover for up to two drivers, car insurance for two; however this is subject to a £750 excess, breakdown cover and roughly 100 miles of petrol.
Realise a dream of becoming a helicopter pilot and get some hands-on experience during this fantastic 30 minute trial lesson in West Sussex. Located at the Goodwood Aerodrome, you will be learning from flight instructors who are also commercial pilots, and flying in a designated training area. Flying in the superb Robinson 44, you are able to take friends or family in the back two seats too, so this is also a hugely enjoyable activity for a group to enjoy as well as being an informative lesson. Whether you've never set foot in a helicopter before or have a little bit of experience, this session is ideal for everyone because it can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. Under expert one-to-one instruction, you will soon be feeling confident enough to take over the controls and pilot this awesome craft yourself; prepare to be amazed at the flexibility of the chopper as you move up and down, left and right and forwards and backwards. The feeling of soaring through the sky and navigating your way through clouds is second to none, and you'll also be able to enjoy spectacular views of Goodwood House and Estate. Take a step towards becoming a real pilot - and bring your friends or family along for the ride and make a day of it! A totally exhilarating activity that you will remember forever.
Wet mud, near misses with trees, flying over hills and sharp turns; everything you would expect from rally driving, and now you’re in the driving seat! You’ll have a training session with a qualified instructor; after all, this is no ordinary track day! Whatever the weather, you’ll be free to throw this high powered machine around the specially constructed “track”, putting into practice the techniques your instructor has shown you. So slide, turn and put your foot down; you don’t have to pick up the cleaning bill! You will have top circuits to choose from around the UK, each with their own unique track to keep you busy! During your drive your instructor will be in the car with you, firing instructions. Once you have finished your session, you will come away with a certificate to commemorate this action-packed day.
If you're visiting Wales and want a good way to relax, then a visit to Bala Lake is a must. It is the largest natural body of water in Wales and the waters of the lake are famous for their depth and clarity. It's also a haven for marine wildlife. During your trip your captain will teach you some basic sailing techniques as you travel around the lake whilst also pointing out any wildlife along the way. Bala Lake is a perfect example of the beauty that hides within Wales. Your experience will begin with you meeting your captain for the experience. You will be sailing on Brenwen, a six person sailing boat, around the lake. Your captain will speak to you about the lake, it's history and the weather station that sits in the middle of the lake. Remember to take your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities.
Feel the magic of traveling across land and over water on a cushion of air with this incredible Solo Hovercraft Experience. What sets this hovercraft experience apart is the water section. Far from being a water-splash obstacle, this is a full-sized lake with marshland, so you'll have serious room to manoeuvre the hovercraft and that means accelerating to speeds of up to 40mph and busting out 180 and 360 degree turns.The hovercraft used for this experience are British designed and built by Flying Fish, regarded as the most reliable, durable and safe personal hovercraft on the market. You'll love these high adrenaline hovercraft experiences on the tranquil waters of this private lake. Five minutes on one of these fascinating vehicles and you’ll understand exactly why Top Gear favourite Jeremy Clarkson once admitted that "Hovercraft are THE most fun you can have with an engine!" Your experience will begin with a welcome and short safety briefing. You will learn to hover on land with an experienced instructor as you master the basics of hovercraft flight before taking to the deep water lake. All tuition is one-to-one with the instructor. You will also be presented with a personalised certificate to commemorate this amazing experience.
This amazing driving experience for two gives both of you the chance to drive a stunning and powerful supercar of your choice for six sensational miles each - and whether you choose the finesse of the Ferrari, the powerful Lamborghini Gallardo or the infamous Audi R8, this experience is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Available at 5 tracks across the UK - including one near London – this fantastic thrill offers the ultimate choice in location and supercar. So sit back, put on your seat belt and enjoy the drive of your life!
If you love food or know someone that does then this is the perfect experience for you!Visit the taste marquees where you’ll be able to sample all types of different foods, or maybe you fancy volunteering for the Man Vs Food challenge? There’ll be chef’s demonstrations offering advice and tips on how to recreate your own perfect dishes. As well as a cake off where you’ll be able to sample the contestant’s hard work. With stands to browse, showcasing everything from cheese, bread and fresh fruit juice to barbecue and international specialities, there’s something for everyone. Local bands will provide live music throughout the festival - an ideal background for everything going on and with kids’ corner keeps the youngsters happy there’s something for everyone. Please note each festival varies slightly depending on location and the voucher entitles a one day entrance to the festival for four adults or a family of four.
Satisfy your need for speed with this exhilarating triple supercar thrill, available at several convenient UK circuits. From a dreamy Lamborghini Gallardo and a sublime Porsche to a nippy Nissan GTR and a classic Chevrolet, you’ll be able to select three coveted supercars from an extraordinary range, which includes an incredible selection of American muscle cars. An introduction and safety briefing kick-start the day, before it’s time to jump in the driving seat of your chosen supercars, enjoying six breathtaking miles in each. What's more, you'll get to enjoy a high speed passenger ride alongside a seasoned professional. It’s the perfect gift for your favourite petrol head!
With the historic city of Chester to the east and the dramatic peaks of Snowdonia National Park to the west, Lion Quays Waterside Resort is an idyllic location for you and a guest to enjoy a relaxing two night break. This charming and comfortable haven offers a spa and country club on site, and is ideally located for exploring the surrounding countryside. A great way to shake off some stress, your break includes a delicious breakfast on both mornings.
Treat yourselves to a two night stay for two at the Marwell Hotel, a colonial-style safari lodge nestled in beautiful Hampshire countryside. Stay in a in a standard-grade double or twin room with full English breakfast the following morning. The Marwell is the perfect base for visiting Marwell Zoological Park (right next door to the hotel) or exploring nearby Broadlands House, the cathedral city of Winchester or the New Forest National Park. If you'd rather stay in, the hotel's facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and mini gym. There is also in-room internet access and satellite TV. The hotel Zavanna restaurant offers a wide range of meals to suit all palates using fresh local produce.
Spend a day delving into the world of wines at Le Monde, Cardiff and discover what makes certain food and wine work so well together. Throughout the day, taste 17 wines and tuck into a delicious three-course lunch. Learn which styles of wines are best suited to your taste buds and learn what to look for in a wine and how the four different components, which make up wine are essential for matching wine with food correctly. The expert will also give tips for ordering wine at restaurants and the questions to ask a sommelier to get the right wine advice. Also find out how certain wine glass shapes change the taste of wine. End the day with two sparkling wines to taste and cheers to the end of a wonderful day of wine tasting!