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After a short pre-flight briefing you'll board a Piper Seneca twin-engine light aircraft for a fantastic half hour sightseeing trip. From take-off in Essex you'll follow the Thames west into the heart of the city, getting a view of the capital that most people only see on the opening titles of EastEnders. You'll see the O2 arena, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, the towers at Canary Wharf, The London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, then turn north to fly over Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and the royal parks, before heading back east to land in Essex. You'll get an amazing perspective on the geography of the city and a bottle of champagne to enjoy once back on terra firma.
Evoke the mood of Rio Carnival with a flavoursome cocktail masterclass for two. At colourful Brazilian restaurant Cabana in Southampton, get stuck in with a two-hour course led by an expert mixologist. Whip up three different cocktails, each one a popular Brazilian staple. Then enjoy sampling the lip-smacking finished creations. Refreshments are provided in the form of Cabana's famous street food-style snacks. Keep practising those cocktail skills at home; they're guaranteed to impress guests.
Enjoy an overnight break at a truly stunning Edwardian hotel in Cumbria and find out why the 4-star Abbey House Hotel and Gardens was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014! This wonderful Cumbrian retreat sits in fourteen acres of beautiful private woodland, valleys and is right next door to the stunning ruins of a 12th century monastery and English Heritage site, so there’s plenty to see and explore in the immediate vicinity; if you’d like to venture out a little further, Lake Coniston is a mere half hour’s drive away and there are plenty of walking and cycling routes in this picturesque area. Your break will include a tasty full cooked Cumbrian breakfast in the morning for you both, and you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the Lake District National Park.
Treat your loved ones to a day out that guarantees fun for the whole family. ZSL London Zoo offers a fantastic mix of entertainment, education and inspiration for visitors of all ages, embodied by the breath-taking new exhibit Land of the Lions, an awesome interactive adventure and conservation project that allows big cat lovers to get closer than ever before to these majestic beasts with an exploration of an Indian high-street, train station and crumbling lion temple. In addition to housing one of the largest collections of species in the United Kingdom, the Zoo is all about getting up close and personal with the animals, from the amazing BUGS exhibit, where you’ll find Europe’s only walk-through spider enclosure, to the lemur sanctuary where you can journey through the Madagascan forest to find these amazing creates leaping, climbing and lounging around you. For a fun-filled day out that you’ll all enjoy, look no further!
It's safe to say that golfing isn't easy; everyone could use help with their swing and this is a great gift for any golf enthusiasts who could do with advice from a professional. The session begins with a game assessment from the PGA pro, followed by an intensive lesson. The lesson is either given within a small group (60 minutes) or on a one-to-one basis for 30 minutes. After the lesson, take the new skills to the course for a full round of golf to put them to practise. The round will be allocated to either the Championship Priory Course par 72 or the Moorland Course par 70 (subject to availability) and may be played alone. To keep the new skills fresh, the package also includes three months access to an email golf helpline (maximum six emails).
Zoom across the waves in the latest rigid-inflatable boat craft with a great expert skipper at the helm. In addition to tackling heart-pounding, wave-jumping thrills, you’ll also get a fascinating historic tour of Portsmouth Harbours and the Solent based forts. After that, you’re off to the world famous yachting spot of Cowes for delicious refreshments before jumping back in to action, jumping over the car ferry wakes and then carrying out fast manoeuvres as you rocket across the Solent and head for home!
Retreat to the country and experience pure relaxation with a one night stay for two at the tranquil Colwall Park Hotel. Nestled in the stunning Malvern Hills, a spectacular 'miniature mountain range' in the Midlands, this independently owned country house oozes an authentic rural charm and offers guests a unique chance to escape the stresses of everyday life. Unwind in a spacious double room that includes an en suite bathroom, flat screen TV with Freeview, tea and coffee making facilities, plus special luxury touches such as high-end toiletries. Refreshed next morning, indulge in a beautifully cooked breakfast and try the chef's celebrated bread rolls (freshly baked). With an emphasis on quality, this is the perfect way to be totally spoiled.
Green Park tube station will be your starting point for a truly unique adventure! The Master of the Hunt will be on hand to distribute treasure hunt packs, full of tricky challenges that will challenge body and mind. Take part in your exciting treasure hunt in teams of 2 to 6, over two hours. At the end of the hunt, prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams of official London Underground Merchandise plus consolation prizes for all teams taking part, making it a fun day out for all. To make the treasure hunt extra tricky, the devious scheming Agent Orange will be on the underground, trying to trick your team and prevent you from winning the prizes! Will you be ready to outsmart him and win?
Treat yourself to first class contemporary cuisine in an elegant and regal atmosphere with a one night break at the Mercure Bradford North. Set in a gothic style mansion house, this great getaway is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and offers spacious and comfortable accommodation. Your expertly prepared, locally sourced evening meal will be served in the gorgeous Brasserie restaurant, as will your full English or continental breakfast the next morning.
Enjoy a night of historic elegance and complete comfort with this break for two at Langtry Manor Hotel. This gorgeous boutique escape exudes Edwardian finesse and style, and effortlessly blends these qualities with modern luxury and impeccable service. The hotel is set just a short distance from the golden beach front of Bournemouth, meaning you’ll find plenty of ways to relax throughout your overnight break. You'll stay in a luxury room and will receive use of the hotel's swimming pool and gym. You will also receive breakfast in the morning.
Treat yourselves to a terrific time by the Tyne with this two night family break at Novotel Newcastle Airport. Perfectly situated for travellers and tourists, the hotel is set just minutes from Newcastle Airport terminals and the exciting Newcastle city centre – so whether you want to start your holidays early or you’re looking to explore one of the UK’s most vibrant and historic cities you’re sure to you love this great getaway. What’s more, your family break will include a tasty breakfast each morning.
Soak up the history of Appleby Castle in the Eden Valley as you and a companion enjoy an overnight stay with dinner at this remarkable heritage site. With its Norman keep and motte and bailey construction, this castle boasts a rich heritage, and it’s one that you can be part of! Stay in one of four characterful rooms and get a feel for life in the castle as you wander its grounds and maybe take advantage of the fine fishing opportunities in the Eden River. You’ll get to enjoy a fine three course dinner in the restaurant, with glass of wine each, as well as a cooked or continental breakfast in the morning to set you on your way!
Imagine crashing through the undergrowth, dodging exploding paintballs, hiding in bunkers or spying on enemies from on high. On arrival, get kitted out with freshly laundered combat coveralls, full face protection paintball goggles and a top of the range semi-automatic paintball gun with 100 paintballs each. Begin with a full safety briefing with an experienced marshal before commencing play. This is a real chance to shake off those day-to-day responsibilities and rekindle your spirit of adventure. There are between six and eight games included in this full day experience, played out within differently themed areas and zones, set up to test skills of strategy, leadership, navigation and teamwork.
Roaring engines, blistering power and adrenaline-pumping driving; unlock all three with this exhilarating driving experience. Choose one of three world-leading supercars and discover the ultimate fusion of technology and design with either the Lamborghini Huracán, Ferrari 458 or McLaren 570S. Over an exhilarating three mile drive you’ll have plenty of time to get acquainted with the sleek lines, luxurious interiors and hair-raising speed of these magnificent machines, following an introduction and safety briefing to get you fully up to speed. With a free instructor-driven high speed passenger lap in a performance car to show you the awesome upper limit of your chosen car, this high-octane blast is the perfect treat for any thrill-seeking car enthusiast.
As London’s first Polynesian-themed restaurant, Trader Vic's brings a taste of the world with a fusion of global cuisines. Dine in the heart of the capital at London Hilton on Park Lane and admire the beautiful artefacts and exotic atmosphere. Delight in a choice of foods inspired by the Mediterranean, Middle East, Asia, and Japan. All of their delicious dishes are created with a hint of smoky flavour using authentic wood-fired Chinese ovens. Tuck into chow mein, crispy duck, Hong Kong style sea bass, or Scottish lobster. Finish the evening off with an oozing chocolate lava cake or an exotic BBQ pineapple. There are plenty of inspired twists on world renowned dishes to be enjoyed.
For anyone who wants to learn how to pilot a chopper like a pro, this tactical helicopter flying lesson in Manchester is a must try. A solid introduction to tactical helicopter flying, the exciting trial lesson teaches those first steps towards getting a Private Pilot's Licence - and from high up in a chopper, the views are sensational! 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 four-seater R44 chopper and soar to incredible heights with a thrilling vertical lift-off. Take turns at being a passenger and a pilot - the very best way to learn how to control a helicopter, as well sit back and soak in the view. Will you catch the flying bug?
Set in the heart of Cheshire and built over 100 years ago, Mere Court recalls the memories of the lavish and opulent lifestyles of aristocracy, lovingly restored into a fine country house hotel. Standing in 7 acres of gardens and grounds with a private lake in the most desirable part of the Cheshire countryside, Mere Court offers you the chance to sleep in a divine bed in complete comfort. All rooms are individually designed and furnished in this 4 star hotel, giving each its own special feel. With fantastic facilities and breakfast each morning you’ll feel relaxed and contented by the time it comes to leave.
Occupying a prime location, moments from the port of Nice, you’ll be perfectly placed for enjoying the wonderful capital of the French Riviera. With air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer and en suite shower room all at your convenience, you’re promised a relaxed and comfortable stay at the contemporary Hôtel Kyriad Nice Port. A short stroll outside will take you to the historic centre, where you’ll discover an array of colourful streets littered with lively restaurants, alluring shops and bustling markets. The scenic road to the east of the city offers a chance to steel away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some stunning coastal views before exploring the seaside village of Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
Escape to the Devonshire countryside for a two-night glamping break at Tavistock's Old Rectory Camping Park. Spend each night in a cosy camping pod which includes a bedside lamp, double electrical sockets (2 x 6 amp sockets), oil filled heater, heat protection bricks for bbq's (please bring additional camping and cooking equipment along with utensils) and outside decking with a picnic table. All the park's pods are a short walk from a shower block with toilets, washing up facilities, hair drying amenities and there is a site shop that sells fresh, local breakfast ingredients. The park itself is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a stone's throw from the stunning Dartmoor National Park.
This Edwardian country house has recently undertaken a £2 million refurbishment, restoring the mansion to its former grandeur. The hotel offers 7 acres of surrounding grounds including beautiful lawns and woodland - perfect for a romantic afternoon stroll. Why not pay a visit to Windsor Castle, the Great Park or the many shops in the nearby area. In the evenings you may relax in the award winning Hamilton's Restaurant where you will be served a 3-course a la carte meal.
This Walk on the Wildside at Paradise Wildlife Park really has the WOW factor! You will have the lucky chance to peak behind the scenes of one of the UK's top conservation centres and learn about the work that the park's zookeepers do. Enjoy a guided tour by an expert zoo keeper who will introduce you to the park's birds of prey, and take you to a VIA (Very Important Animal) area where you will meet bearded dragons, pygmy hedgehogs and tenrecs too. Spend the remainder of your day in the park and you'll be able to see the park's other residents and learn about the important conservation work done in the park.
There is nothing quite like hot air ballooning and for those with a passion for flying, it doesn't get much better than this. On arrival, meet the dedicated balloon pilot for a briefing on safety before helping everyone to prepare and inflate the balloon. Once the balloon envelope is unfurled and inflated, hop into the basket and take to the skies. Float peacefully at astonishing heights of up to 3,000 feet whilst admiring unforgettable panoramic views of the Northern English countryside below. Back on ground level, help to pack away the balloon then raise a glass of champagne (or a soft drink) to celebrate the flight in style. At the end, get presented with a commemorative flight certificate to show off to friends and family.