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This 4x4 driving experience in Argyll is the perfect 90 minute introduction to 4x4 driving in Scotland. The off road driving experience takes place at a superb, purpose-built off road driving circuit in Shandon, Argyll - the perfect location to learn how to handle these burly vehicles, as the track is jam-packed with challenging and fun obstacles to really put you to the test! Spend 90 minutes with a dedicated 4x4 off road driving instructor, and learn jut how different a driving discipline it is as you get used to the immense capabilities of either a Land Rover Discovery or a Land Rover Defender. Both vehicles are impressively big - and a lot of fun to drive! This beginners 4x4 driving lesson is taught by instructors who are skilled, and very experienced in explaining the basics of of road 4x4 driving to total novices. Within 90 minutes, you should expect to progress quite a bit - but at at a pace that suits you. The lesson starts with a thorough briefing, introducing you to the driving centre and the vehicles. Your instructor will talk you through the skills and techniques needed to guide those vehicles over, around and through the any obstacles you will find in your path throughout the challenging course. This is a really thorough, intensive introduction to 4x4 driving, and an ideal first off road experience. Your instructors will make sure you are challenged, but have the enthusiasm, patience and experience to get you through the moments where the challenges really kick in!
How many times have you and your bestie sat in front of the TV willing the protagonist not to open that door? You know you can do better, you know that no member of your team would be left behind, and no alien would ever get the better of you. Well now you can put that to the test as you both attempt to fight back an alien attack on a supply vessel. With 24,000 square feet of smoke filled ship to cover and defend it’s a tall order and you’ll need a calm head and effective plan as well as your weapons. All your senses will be attacked and it will be fight just to stay in the game, expect to lose blood, sweat, and tears, but the satisfaction you’ll get from completing the mission will be worth it!
Give a gift that will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience with an Open Gift Voucher! It couldn’t be easier to purchase a voucher, and once your lucky recipient has it, all he or she has to do is pick one. Whether it’s adventure, adrenalin, culture, gastronomy, history or something else that interests them, with a variety of experiences this big, there’s certain to be that something they’ve always wanted to try. And redeeming the voucher is a quick and easy process with full online instructions, so you don’t need to be too tech-savvy.
There was a time when Bermondsey led the way in the production of Porter and export of Russian Stout. That came to an abrupt end in the late 1970s with the growing popularity of continental lager. Thankfully, the breweries are back with a vengeance, and Bermondsey Beer Mile is a shining showcase for London's love of craft beer. Learn about its history with this tour and tasting. Stop at three or more microbreweries and sample a drink in each. They could include Brew by Numbers, UBREW, Spartan and Fourpure, Bottler Shop and Partizan Brewery. The savvy guide leads the tasting and imparts titbits of beery wisdom. Discover a new favourite beer, explore some inviting taprooms and pubs, and come away with a reinforced appreciation for the amber nectar.
A favourite haunt of kings and queens, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn once walked these ancient halls. A breathtaking historical monument filled with luxury furnishings, Thornbury Castle is the only Tudor palace to be open as a hotel. With roaring fireplaces, winding staircases, priceless antiques and lots to see and do locally, you'll enjoy a wonderful stay in this beautiful hotel.
If you have the nerve to go it alone then this two day course is the one for you. After one day of intensive training it 's time to take to the skies. The pumping adrenalin that you will experience on your ascent only enhances the exhilaration you will feel after the jump. As for the jump itself, 3000ft of leisurely descent gives you plenty of time to admire the stunning views.
Channel your inner explorers together with this brilliant Caving Experience for Two at Adventure Parc Snowdonia. Grab your helmet and lamp and prepare to take a journey like no other! Squeeze, clamber and slide your way around the fantastic artificial caving complex, navigating tight corners, ball pools, squeeze chambers and narrow passages. With over 100 metres of man-made caves to explore, there’s plenty to see – or feel – as you make your way through the caves. What's Included? 60 minute Caving Experience for Two Helmet and lamps provided Short briefing from expert instructor Man-made caving complex with squeeze chambers, ball pools, narrow tunnels and more Over 100 metres of indoor caving adventure to explore Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? You’ll check in at reception 30 minutes before your pre-booked start time, where the friendly staff will ask you for your booking and check you in. You’ll then be given a quick briefing before heading into the man-made caving complex for your fantastic full-hour experience. 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: 5 (under 12s must be accompanied by one participating adult per booking) Maximum height: may be uncomfortable for anyone over 6ft 4in (1.95m) Not suitable for people with, but not exclusively with the following conditions: Heart conditions (without medical consent), severe neck/back condition or pain, severe anxiety, claustrophobia, severe obesity, epilepsy, pregnancy, persons with injuries/ailments/conditions, whether physical or mental that could be adversely affected by participation. If you are unsure about your physical or mental ability to partake in this activity, please consult your doctor No dogs are allowed on site The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability The experience is available on selected dates. Date exclusions include school holidays. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow a total of 1 hour 30 minutes for your visit. 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 Wales - Conwy
Dumleton Hall Hotel is a traditional 19th century Manor House set in acres of private garden and woodland. The hotel has stunning views of the Vale of Evesham and across to the Cotswolds.The original Dumbleton Hall can be traced from around 1534 as the home of the Cocks family for over 200 years. After the death of Sir Richard Cocks in the late 18th Century the Hall fell into disrepair and was eventually demolished. Rebuilt in the mid-19th century using Cotswold stone, Doubleton Hall became home to the Eyres family and in the 1930’s the Hall was well known for its popular house parties with regular guests including John Betjeman, later to become Poet Laureate and the popular Mitford sisters. The Hall became a hotel in 1959.Dumbleton Hall’s bedrooms have spectacular views over their beautiful garden or the Vale of Evesham and due to the layout of the building all rooms vary in size and layout giving each one its own unique character.This hotel is the perfect base for exploring the pretty villages and rolling countryside of the Cotswolds. If you'd rather stay in, you can explore the 19 acres of gardens, woodland and lake or head down to the library or lounge to relax. This break is a one night stay for two people and includes breakfast.
A day out for the whole family at Kew Gardens is sure to be cherished for years to come. With nearly 100 attractions, set in approximately 326 acres of beautiful botanic glasshouse and gardens containing over 40 iconic listed buildings and one of the world's largest living plant collections, the botanical splendour of Kew stands proud. Take time to explore the Princess of Wales Conservatory - home to different climatic zones, housing a variety of weird and wonderful plants and creatures. The venue includes a beautiful lily pond with giant lily pads, entry to the incredible Royal retreat, Kew Palace and four different cafes and restaurants - fun for all the family!
The Ferrari 458 is being lauded as the most supreme Ferrari for years and TV's most famous test track, Dunsfold Park, is just the place to see what it's really made of! Start with a welcome and safety brief from an experienced instructor and get your head around the layout of this challenging track. The main event is four laps of sheer power around Dunsfold's 1.8 mile track, with the Ferrari 458 having a mind-blowing 562 bhp and the capacity to get from 0 - 60 in 3.3 seconds. End the experience by receiving a certificate to take home.
This stunning road trip day is your chance to enjoy classic car driving with none of the hassle of owning one! This amazing day will see you both behind the wheels of five legendary vintage motors - your choice from a selection including the Jaguar E-Type, Jaguar MkII, classic Porsche 911, HMC Austin Healey, Triumph TR6 and more. Choose your route, with options including Cotswolds Highlights, Morgan Factory Tour, Jaguar Driving Day, Welsh Triangle, Forest of Dean and Break for the Border. Join a group of no more than 16 drivers with event managers accompanying you in support car and spare car in case of emergencies! You’ll both get to drive each car along the route of between 100-200 miles (depending on the route chosen), and with around one hour in each of your five cars you’ll gain incredible in-depth experience of these amazing motors.
Step into the dangerous world of 007 and other secret agents by embarking on a James Bond Tour of London, visiting movie locations and sites linked with Ian Fleming, as well as the world's most famous double agent, including those from the latest Bond film, SPECTRE. On this James Bond tour, travel by mini coach and visit James Bond London film locations including Mi6, the College of Arms, sites that stood in for Shanghai and St Petersburg from movies such as Goldeneye, Skyfall, Die Another Day and The World is Not Enough to name but a few.
Discover the absolute best of Italian supercar design, handling and acceleration and drive the Lamborghini LP570 Performante. Begin with a welcome and safety briefing. Then slip into the luxurious seat of the Lambo, take a firm grip on the wheel, rev up that glorious engine and roar into action for a full six miles around the track. Appreciate the superb handling and incredible speed capacity (max 201 mph) of this super vehicle. Once the driving is over, exit the car with a big smile and pick up a souvenir certificate.
Described by Jeremy Clarkson as 'achingly good-looking', the Morgan Aero 8 revisits the golden era of British motoring with its classic curves and styling, and features all the luxurious leather and chrome . It's more than just a showpiece though, as while it may be a visual throwback, it's state of the art under the hood, boasting a roaring V8 and all-aluminium chassis. Sit in this head turner for an incredible 150 miles, and discover just how unique driving this perfect blend of timeless and high-tech British motoring is. And should the weather allow it, roll down the top and feel the breeze as well as the envious stares of other drivers. Warning: this experience will render commuter car driving unbearable by comparison.
Ambassadors Bloomsbury is a stylish hotel boasting a cool, modern atmosphere, attractive interiors and friendly staff, where you can unwind in your luxurious standard room. Situated in the chic area of Bloomsbury, the hotel offers easy access to Central London’s most popular attractions, as well as countless historic places of interest. Your break will also include breakfast in the morning.
A charming 15th century coaching inn set just a short walk from the city of Canterbury, The Falstaff is the perfect place to enjoy an indulgent hotel break. You and your guest will enjoy complete comfort during your overnight retreat, staying in a Superior room which features a beamed ceiling, a cosy fireplace and a luxurious four-poster bed. Whether you’re exploring the surrounding scenery or visiting the historic local attractions, you’ll love this great getaway.
Indulge in a day of pampering and relaxation together at Bannatyne Hotel Hastings, the perfect remedy for anyone in need of a little downtime. Spend the entire day relaxing at the health club and make use of all the facilities, which include a fully-equipped gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, outdoor hot tubs, jacuzzi and a relaxation room with heated loungers. To add to the indulgence, each receive two revitalising 25 minute spa treatments with a choice from a Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage, Bannatyne energising facial or Leighton Denny custom manicure. Also sit down to a sumptuous afternoon tea spread including lovely cakes, scones, sandwiches and last but certainly not least, a pot of tea. Wonderful!
Master the art of flower arranging with this charming seasonal flower arrangement class in London. The fragrant experience provides guests with all the secrets behind creating stunning floral displays for simply boosting surroundings around the home, or for special events such as weddings and parties. Pupils will gain an understanding about seasonal flowers and how to use them in different style arrangements, forming complementary colour schemes and a creative use of textures. An array of refreshments and tasty snacks are also provided throughout the session, it's a blooming lovely way to spend an evening!
You and a friend could undertake a full day of surfing lessons at this surf school in Cleveland, North Yorkshire. Equipment will be provided for both of you and you'll receive expert instruction on all aspects of surfing, including how to move through the waves, how to change direction and, the most difficult technique, how to get onto your feet. Your instructor will be an experienced surfer with first aid, SLSA lifeguarding and RLSS beach lifeguarding qualifications. You'll both spend your surfing lesson learning new skills and having fun, getting fit whilst you also get wet. So come and find out what all the fuss is about - you'll never forget the thrill of riding your first wave!
Take a trip to the Incredible Auto Circus and experience a driving day like no other! This exciting and completely crazy experience challenges you to take on six truly unique driving events – including rally driving in a Reliant Robin, madcap fun in a double-decker car, the Reverse Steer Head Exploder and the Clown Car of Doom! You’ll discover the hilarious side of driving with this memorable day of sheer fun!
Treat yourself and an adrenaline-seeking companion to this incredible Thunderbolt powerboat experience on Southampton Water and the Solent. You'll be piloted by an accomplished instructor who will demonstrate the insane handling of this amazing craft - designed for surf rescue - and you'll experience high speed cornering, racing lines, wave jumping and race starts. Hold on tight as you fly across the waves and then take the steering wheel yourself as you get a taste of true speed on the open seas. An exhilarating day that might get you hooked on this spectacular craft!
For those who want to know everything there is to know about piloting a chopper, this tactical helicopter flying lesson in Woking is a must try. A great introduction to tactical helicopter flying, the fun-filled trial lesson teaches the skills needed to get a Private Pilot's Licence - and from high up in a chopper, views are nothing short of breathtaking! Start with a briefing which includes a talk on all aspects of a safe and successful helicopter flight. Next, it's time to hop into a four-seater R44 helicopter and soar to the skies with a thrilling vertical lift-off. Take turns at being a passenger and a pilot - the best way to learn how control a helicopter. There's also time to sit back and take in the views of the ground below.
This break for two at Netherstowe House gives you the chance to spend two nights in your very own serviced apartment, offering comfortable accommodation, attractive interiors and a relaxed atmosphere. Your stay at this historic rural retreat will include a bottle of wine, homemade truffles and flowers in your room on arrival, as well as breakfast each morning. As Netherstowe House is the only hotel in Staffordshire to be listed by The Good Hotel Guide 2012 it's definitely worth a visit.