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Take to the skies and enjoy a taste of the high life with this authentic flight simulator experience. Perfect for budding pilots and plane enthusiasts alike, learn how to power up over 60 tonnes of commercial jet airliner alongside a friendly and qualified instructor. Master the basic controls and navigate the plane through two take-offs and landings at an airport of your choice. With thousands of locations to choose from, this flight simulator offers a unique opportunity to marvel at famous global landmarks, all from the comfort of the genuine Boeing 737 cockpit. It's out of this world!
Fly serenely above the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, take in the breathtaking views and see famous landmarks from a bird's-eye view. The instructors have hundreds of hours experience and are keen to pass on their flying knowledge. The school is regulated by the CAA and BMAA, ensuring that you will have a safe, memorable experience. This is a great introduction to microlighting and counts towards total flying hours should you decide to pursue this marvellous hobby in future.
Rejuvenate yourself and relax exactly as you would like to at Malvern, found just outside Worcester. You'll be treated to full access to the spa's facilities, and choose either a morning or afternoon to enjoy a treatment from a selection of programmes (including massage or manicure). Your treatment could last up to 50 minutes, ensuring you leave filled with confidence, verve and energy
Enjoy an exhilarating and wet ride in Southampton for two. Begin the adrenaline-pumping thrill ride in Ocean Village where the two competing RIB's (rigid inflatable boat) leave the Marina at the same time, passing the luxury cruise liner berths before turning south and heading out on the Solent. Once clear of the Solent's speed restrictions the two boats will battle it out with high-speed turns, figures of eight, donuts and close encounters. Head towards the Central Solent and pass the famous Hamble River and Calshot Castle. Battle it out in this exciting adventure, its then up to both of you to decide who wins!
Outdoor Experience Days: Want to do bushcraft like Bear Grylls and Ray Mears? Want to learn to live in the wild without modern conveniences and comforts? Well, now’s your chance! Join experienced survival instructors for a four-hour introduction to bushcraft—and tame Mother Nature for yourself! The experience takes place at one of region’s top outdoor activity centres, twenty minutes outside of Bristol. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by one of their friendly instructors, who’ll begin by explaining the session itinerary. The four-hour course covers a variety of bushcraft and survival skills—including fire-lighting (without matches, of course!), identifying trees and selecting the right firewood, using a knife effectively and safely, whittling, and even rustling up a campfire lunch of rabbit stew and dumplings, fresh fish and baked potato, or fruit crumble with custard. Each instructor has their own specialty, plus over ten years’ experience teaching adults and children—so rest assured you’ll be in safe hands! When the session concludes, you’ll leave with newfound knowledge and skills—ready to explore the Great Outdoors with confidence! The bushcraft survival experience in Bristol makes a fun and informative experience gift for budding adventurers, nature-lovers and Bear/Ray fans. Surprise someone with an Experience Days gift voucher today—and quiz them for tips on your next hike or camping trip!
This incredible hovercraft flying experience gives you the unique opportunity to take on the awesome power of a race-bred hovercraft and let rip around a challenging track featuring demanding water and land sections, all under the guidance of an expert instructor who will teach you how to control this powerful and unique speed machine. Do you have what it takes to tear up the course and push the hovercraft to the limit?
Spoil yourself or treat a friend to this wonderful express treatment at Vibro Suite health club, situated in central Birmingham. Dependent on your mood, you will be able to choose from one of the following fantastic 30 minute treatments; Manicure, pedicure, facial or back, neck and shoulder massage. This also includes use of the gym and 20% off of further treatments booked.
Looking for a total adrenaline rush? Then head to Yorkshire and enjoy the thrill of a rally driving experience. Are you up for the physical and mental challenge of keeping this car under control? With the aid of an instructor who provides expert tuition in rally driving techniques, hop into the driver's seat for three intensive sessions of rally driving in Yorkshire. Learn handbrake turns, opposite lock slides and skid control, before putting these new skills into practice in the afternoon by increasing your confidence and speed. Finish your Yorkshire rally driving day with a high-speed demonstration by your instructor to see just how it's done. Receive a certificate at the end of the day as a great memento.
Driving Experience Days: Experience the power of the most iconic American muscle car out there… the 1965 Ford Mustang GT350! During this classic American driving experience, you will test your Ford’s capabilities to the limit as you race around your chosen circuit for 6 miles. Your Ford Mustang Driving experience begins as you arrive at your chosen race track. Your fully qualified instructor will introduce you to the basics of driving this awesome American classic car, and give you a full safety briefing ensuring you get the most out of your driving experience. Once you’re feeling confident, it is time to drive! As you step into the Mustang you’ll realise the true beauty of this classic American Muscle car. Then it’s time to get into gear and hit the accelerator! As you race around the track for 6 miles, you’ll experience the power and might of the V8 engine and the Mustangs awesome race car uprated brakes. Your expert instructor will be on hand throughout the experience to give you hints and tips, making sure you really test your Mustang muscle machine to the limit! This Ford Mustang Driving experience is perfect for any classic American car lover. Perfect as an experience gift for a loved one or to treat yourself, this Ford Mustang Driving Experience is sure to put a smile on any car enthusiast’s face!
Learn to cook authentic Indian dishes from scratch with a hands-on cookery course at this fun and friendly cookery school in London. In groups of up to six people you will learn how to make five different dishes, with enough food to take home. You can choose from a variety of set menus including Curry in a Hurry, Dinner Party Group Class or Vegetarian Cooking. All ingredients are supplied so all you need do is the cooking!
This scenic River Thames cruise provides a unique and stunning perspective of Oxford City and the surrounding areas. After boarding a river cruiser, head downstream passing the university regatta course, ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and Meadows, as well as the university rowing houses. This particular stretch of the river which is locally known as the Isis, is both vibrant and busy - dotted with punts, pleasure boats, punts and rowing eights. Whilst on board, both tuck into a delicious picnic and a soft drink (ginger beer or elderflower presse). Alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the departure point to take aboard. This experience is a perfect way to relax and take in some seriously beautiful sights.
Finish that perfect day or evening out in the capital city everyone wants to visit with a night in the Novotel London City South hotel. Treat your partner to 4* luxury a short scenic walk from the iconic London Bridge and relax together in a well-decorated and comfortable room equipped with all amenities, because after all, life’s too short to miss an opportunity. When you get up in the morning, the hotel will provide you with an appetizing breakfast before you leave together to continue your experience.
Providing a combination of luxury accommodation, relaxing spa treatments and delicious food, the Bannatyne Hotel Hastings is the perfect venue for a spa break. Switch off and relax with someone special as you tuck in to a two course candlelit dinner together. During your stay, make the most of the spa facilities at the Bannatyne's Spa and unwind with a choice of one 25 minute spa treatment each selecting from a Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage, a Bannatyne’s energising facial or an OPI Manicure. You'll also receive a full English breakfast, a two course candle lit dinner and a complimentary glass of prosecco each.
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.
Rally Driving Experience Days: Calling all petrolheads! Get revved up and ready for this awesome private rally driving experience in Wales. Get behind the wheel of an iconic race-prepped rally car and push it to the limit on a real gravel stage! The experience takes place in Carno, Wales, on a genuine rally stage surrounded by 900 acres of forest. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by an experienced instructor, who’ll begin the session with a safety briefing. Next, they’ll introduce the car you’ll be driving—either a rear-wheel drive Ford RS2000 or four-wheel drive Subaru Impreza. You’ll then complete you’re first two-mile stage, with your instructor alongside offering guidance. Once they’ve gauged your skill level, you’ll agree an itinerary for the rest of the day. You can tackle the venue’s longer rally stage or practice specialist techniques, like handbrake cornering and power slides. You could also work on improving your times or buckle up for an instructor-driven fast lap. Choose to focus on one thing or enjoy a combination—it’s up to you! You’re in the driving seat. The Platinum Forest Rally Experience Wales is a premium day out for motorsport fans, and an Experience Days voucher would make an unforgettable birthday gift for your car-mad dad or other half.
With a huge grin on your face, you look through the periscope of your 17 tonne, FV432 armoured personnel carrier and spot the enemy. You shout out to your Load Master "Prepare to fire!" He gets the artillery ready and starts to load it into the breach of the 40mm cannon. A drop of sweat rolls down your cheek as you know that this shot could mean life or death for you and your crew. As you pull the trigger, you bellow to your crew members "Fire in the hole!" (You've always wanted to say that!) . Your ammo goes hurtling towards the enemy, it's hit or miss now, there is no turning back, this is your last chance. Then............SPLAT! A huge pink paint explosion on the opposition's tank signifies a clean hit and victory for you and your team mates! Your 3 man crew start jumping for joy (making sure they watch their heads because tanks aren't the tallest things in the world you know!). You're a hero, the lord of war, the supremo. You will go back home to a hero's welcome with the crowd chanting your name (or more than likely, just a drink in the local pub with a drunk stranger who is singing out your name and acts as if he knows you and you are best buddies). But hey, after all that excitement who wouldn't want a nice quiet drink in your local!? Phew......so after all of that suspense, let us explain to you the details of this superb action packed day out! You take it in turns as part of a three-man crew to negotiate a tricky tank course set in a World War II bombing range. Your tank of choice will be a unique 17 tonne FV432 armoured personnel carrier, with specially modified cannons capable of firing 40mm paint rounds. Under the guidance of your on-board instructor you will get the opportunity to drive the tank, aim the cannon, load the breach and fire the air powered cannon. Cool!! Also to get you into your role as an artillery man (or woman!) you have to look the part, so you will be issued with radio headsets, Kevlar helmets, tank suits and gloves! Once you are able to successfully operate the tank, the hatches are closed and you are free to *engage in full on armoured warfare *against an opposing team using only your periscopes to guide you! Now that's our idea of fun!! When can you go?This experience is available on selected weekend and weekdays, from April to October. DurationYou will spend approximately 2 hours at the venue. Key information The minimum age is 16 years old.The maximum height for participants is 1.93m (6ft 4"). The maximum weight is 139kg (22 stone). Please note that accessing the vehicles involves climbing into tight spaces. You do not require any qualifications to take part in this activity. How many in a group? There will be up to 3 participants in the tank. Spectators You are welcome to bring spectators to watch the battle! Is the activity weather dependent? This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions. Location Nr Lutterworth, Leicestershire; **
Situated in the rural village of Ciliau Aeron with unspoilt surroundings, TyGlyn serves as the perfect hotel for a relaxing short break in Wales. Friendly and welcoming, the hotel features 10 en suite bedrooms, pretty landscaped gardens and a restaurant serving locally sourced food. During your stay, you will find plenty to see and do: Aberaeron town is just five miles away while the nearest sandy beach, Cei Bach is just a half hour drive away. Included with your stay is a delicious continental breakfast for you and your guest to tuck into each morning.
Your heart will race and your adrenaline will be pumping as you take control of three Lamborghini supercars – the Gallardo, the Murcielargo LP640 and either the Gallardo LP560! Available week-round at five locations, this experience gives you the chance to drive each of these powerful and beautifully designed supercars for six miles. Your experience will also include a high-speed passenger ride.
Step aboard a piece of British nautical history with a tour and afternoon tea on the legendary 19th century clipper, the Cutty Sark. Now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, the Cutty Sark was one of the fastest ships in her prime. Take the helm at the vessel’s wheel and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging. Enjoy stunning views of the Thames and London’s skyline, and walk underneath the Cutty Sark’s gleaming copper hull. After your visit, you can take your seats for a delicious afternoon tea, comprised of homemade scones, cakes and sandwiches, along with a pot of Cutty Sark tea. What's Included? Entrance to the Cutty Sark for two Award-winning visitor attraction Cutty Sark afternoon tea on board Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival at the Cutty Sark, you and a lucky guest will be able to take your time exploring this award-winning attraction. Brimming with British history, stunning views and specially arranged activities, there’s plenty of ways to make a visit to the Cutty Sark a memorable one. As part of your experience, you can enjoy afternoon tea under the world’s last surviving tea clipper. Tuck into a delightful array of homemade scones, cakes and sandwiches, finished off with a pot of Cutty Sark tea. Participant guidelines Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult Cutty Sark is wheelchair accessible with lifts providing access throughout the ship. Wheelchair spaces are limited to three visitors at any time and must be pre-booked when making your booking. Some areas are not wheelchair accessible, but virtual access is provided to these spaces The lift is restricted due to the ship's structure, so mobility scooters cannot be accommodated onboard There are steps and gradients in Cutty Sark Gardens on the approach to the ship There is step-free access from King William Walk and Greenwich Pier The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability This experience is available seven days a week from 10.00 to 17.00 (last admission at 16.15). Afternoon tea is serves daily from 12.00 to 15.30. Excluded dates including 14 February, 10 March, 24 to 26 and 31 December will apply. We recommend you book at least 1 week in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 3 hours to a day for the full experience. What about the weather? This experience is available in all weathers. Additional information Please mention any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 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. Locations London - GreenwichPlease Note: If you’re purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.
Food and Drink Experience Days: Enjoy a full day whisky class in York! This whisky experience takes place in a stylish hotel located in the famous Mount area of York. You’ll be tasting up to 25 different whiskies whilst learning about the blending, production and maturation of this marvellous spirit. A two course lunch is included in this experience, so you can really sit back and enjoy your day of tastings and whisky fun! This experience begins with an introduction to whisky led by your expert guide. You’ll receive an overview of the history of whisky, including the different regions of production and of course, you’ll be tasting as you go! You’ll then move onto the production of different malts, focusing on the maturation and how the differing methods effect the taste. Next on the syllabus is blending! You’ll have the chance to try your hand at blending whiskies as you taste your way through the history of this exciting type of whisky! You’ll then move onto world whiskies, including Japanese, Taiwanese, Indian and American whiskies and how they are produced globally. To finish the day, you’ll take part in a ‘whisky exam’ where you can show off all the knowledge you’ve gained throughout the workshop! Successful candidates will earn themselves a whisky school graduation certificate, a special graduation dram and to top the day off, you'll walk away with a special Glencairn whisky tasting glass to commemorate your experience! This Whisky Workshop in York is the ultimate experience gift for any whisky lover with a passion for the drink and a thirst to learn more – whilst trying and testing a great range of whiskies! It’s a great day out to take alone, or in a group, and is sure to leave you with enough knowledge of this diverse spirit to impress even the biggest whisky enthusiast!