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Indulge in a relaxing pamper day at a choice of over 30 incredible Bannatyne Health Clubs across the UK. This experience includes an Elemis facial and a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage each. Spend the whole day unwinding and recharging as well as enjoying full access to the club's state-of-the-art facilities including an air-conditioned gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Also enjoy access to a range of exercise classes throughout the day, including pilates, spinning and aerobics. Leave feeling revived.
The stunning modern classics that are the Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DB9 - or the futuristic, high-tech Audi R8? Who could possibly make a decision to choose between these legendary vehicles? That's why this experience offers drivers the chance to drive both marques. Begin with a safety briefing and introduction to the track, to ensure drivers are comfortable before taking the wheel of one of these iconic Aston Martins. Make the most of a full six miles driving around the track and put this car through its paces, before taking the wheel of the Audi R8 for a further six miles. After twelve miles of supercar driving, decide which is king, and receive a memento certificate to take home too.
After tea/coffee and a bacon roll at the hotel, you'll go onto the centre for a tour, where you'll get up close to different species. Then you'll get expert tuition in the art of falconry and have time to handle the birds so that you get comfortable with one another. This experience does not involve hawking (hunting live prey) but includes a two hour woodland walk with red tailed hawks or Harris hawks, learning about the training of various raptors. You'll watch a trained falcon flying in a wild flower meadow and help to fly one of the birds, getting some medieval-style thrills when a top predator flies in to land on your glove. Lunch at the falcon barn is included.
If you’re looking to treat someone to a weekend break away, why not surprise them with this Four Corners of the British Isles Gift break for two.Once you have purchased your Four Corners of the British Isles break, you will be able to spend time selecting the perfect location for your break from the wide range of locations featured on the right.Although Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the West Country may seem similar to each other to an outsider, it rapidly becomes clear each is home to a unique culture which you can begin to discover over the course of a weekend away.Whatever your ideal break, you can find it here, from the stunning shorelines of the West Country, to the highlands of Scotland and the valleys of Wales, through to the peace and tranquiliity that is Ireland, each boasts its own stunning countryside and beautiful coastlines alongside a unique culture. A visit to a different part of the country offers visitors an insight into the lives of their neighbours. You're sure to learn something new and have a great time.So, if you fancy a trip to somewhere you've never explored before, visiting one of our chosen locations is a great idea and will open your eyes to the incredible diversity, hospitality (and sometimes eccentricity) that is waiting to be discovered. This is a one night stay for two people to enjoy, including breakfast.
Combine bed and breakfast for two at a renowned four-star hotel close to Derby's city centre with entrance to Chatsworth House, the lavish stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with this luxury overnight break for two. Enjoy a night in a well-appointed en suite room at the Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland, a Grade II-listed Victorian-era building carefully renovated to offer modern amenities alongside period features. Wake up to a delicious breakfast, before heading to Chatsworth House in the Derby Dales, as entrance is included. There, discover beautiful collections, regal decor and more about inhabitants past and present. Other attractions include the farmyard, 105 acres of gardens, maze, Victorian rock garden and more.
Set in its own inviting cottage, Darnley’s Gin Distillery shares the landscape with an expanse of golden barley and overlooks the world-famous Kingsbarns Championship golf course. Here, gin aficionados can take part in a guided tour covering facts about the local area and gin’s history. In the still room, discover which botanicals go into the making of Darnley’s Gin. Then, be treated to a tasting: appreciate the spirit’s aroma and discern the nuances in its flavour. The tour ends at the shop and cafe, where the entry ticket doubles up as a two pound voucher redeemable against a 70cl bottle of Darnley’s Gin. A tasty lunch is laid on to soak up the gin: tuck into a sandwich and a drink, cake or tray bake along with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
If you've ever dreamed of being an airplane pilot this is your chance to make it a reality. Take your first step to cruising through the air with this introduction to airline piloting! While we can't promise you a harem of attractive hostesses, or male flight attendants for all our lady pilots, this experience combines real time in the air with invaluable tuition and knowledge from a certified CAA Licensed Flight Instructor, who will have handled everything from Cessnas to Boeings.
Looking for an unusual gift? Polo: a game that involves hitting a small ball with a long stick whilst travelling at speed on board a vehicle with a mind of its own. Sounds insane? Find out for yourself at the world's largest polo training academy. Start off being briefed on the basic rules and theory of polo by expert instructors. Then have lots of time to practice polo riding, ball hitting, hooking, and riding off. After training change into proper polo gear and mount your horse, and then it's time to put what has been learnt into practice by playing an instructional chukka. Afterwards why not stay and watch other matches? Fast-paced, skilful and with the fantastic sound effect of thundering hooves, polo is a great sport to play and to watch.
Based in the trendy London suburb of Crouch End, this studio is housed within a church and boasts a mix of both modern and retro recording equipment. Make those musical dreams a reality with this great introductory recording studio session and take away a CD of your very best work at the end. Come to the studio well-rehearsed and make a recording (sing to a provided backing track or bring a musical instrument) under the expert guidance of a professional studio engineer who remains on hand throughout to ensure you get the very most from the session. Leave with an insight of what happens behind the scenes in the music business as well as a professional CD to show off to friends and family!
A truly extravagant gourmet experience for six, this kitchen table meal exclusive to Red Letter Days lets guests get behind the scenes of an award-winning restaurant and its kitchen. Enjoy exclusive views of the kitchen throughout the meal from an elegant private table, after a welcome with a signature Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktail each and canapes at the bar. Then sit back and enjoy the view and atmosphere as expert chefs create seven courses of delectable cuisine for the table, combining European and Asian flavours to exceptional effect. Foodies will love the most unique aspect of this experience, too - guests will also have a chance to put on an apron and get a tour of the kitchen, as well as helping to prepare an element of their meal.
The Spa at Dolphin Square in London is the perfect spot to enjoy some exotic pampering. This Moroccan style spa has a Good Spa Guide rating of five bubbles and was the 2015 Best Luxury Day Spa winner. Cleanse yourselves with a relaxing and deeply cleansing self-administered Rasul treatment which aids in the removal of toxins and improves the skins clarity. Next, each receive a 25-minute artisan facial that uses age-old remedies and precious ointments which have been carefully selected to suit your skin's needs. After, enjoy one hours use of the spa's thermal facilities which include a steam room and relaxation room with heated loungers. Tuck into a delicious light lunch at the Dolphin Bar and Grill and sip on a smoothie to go with it.
Forget your worries and unwind just moments from the dreaming spires and cobbled streets of Oxford with this wonderful break for two at Macdonald Bear Hotel. This gorgeous 13th century coaching inn is perfectly nestled in a picturesque and peaceful village just a stone’s throw from the history and attractions of the city of Oxford, and you’ll discover genuine country house character and charm during your stay. Your overnight getaway at this comfortable 4-star haven will also include a delicious cooked breakfast in the morning.
Seventh heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth! Spend time at the home of the Pudding Club, a magical hotel set in the heart of the charming Cotswold countryside in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. This activity is pure heaven for all pudding-lovers. Enjoy a three course traditional Sunday lunch served between 12.30pm and 2pm featuring a tempting selection of starters followed by delicious roast rib of Herefordshire beef and Yorkshire pudding, and then the highlight of your visit The Pudding Club buffet, a wonderful choice of traditional favourites like treacle sponge, jam roly poly, spotted dick or our world beating recipe for sticky toffee, these are served with lashings of custard. You are welcome to visit the buffet as many times as you wish, afterwards relax in the lounge by the fire or in the summer months in the garden with tea or coffee and homemade fudge. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy, maybe a game of scrabble in the lounge or an energetic walk to Hidcote Manor gardens.You can check into your bedroom from 3pm and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep, followed by a fantastic English breakfast; depart from the hotel by 11am with a hardback copy of the pudding club recipe book ‘Great British Puddings’.
Looking for a real aquatic thrill? Based in Brighton, this RIB powerboating adventure offers the perfect mix of sightseeing and adrenaline-pumping action on the open water. Kick things off with a safety briefing and once kitted up, it's time to hold on tight for one wild aquatic ride! Hit the open water and soak in beautiful sights of the East Sussex coast before the skipper opens up the throttle and takes the RIB for a high-speed spin, pulling off donuts, twists, turns, slide sides and spins along the way. Can you handle it?
Venture into an exciting underwater world with a scuba dive discovery experience in Kent. Learning in the safe and fun environment of a swimming pool, this is ideal for total beginners who want some underwater adventure! Starting with a safety briefing, get kitted out in full scuba gear and take your first steps into the water. Under the guidance and help of a professional instructor, take your first breath underwater and enjoy the special feeling of weightlessness. The session is the first step towards a Padi open water course or referral programme - which is excellent if you get a taste for the underwater life!
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You can discover pamper perfection with this spa day for two at Rowhill Grange. This award-winning spa is situated right in the heart of beautiful countryside and is set within the grounds of the beautiful 4-star hotel. You’ll enjoy complete indulgence and tranquillity as you make use of the outstanding spa facilities – including a Japanese therapy pool, stainless-steel Jacuzzi, saunas, steam room and gym! What’s more, you’ll both be treated to a relaxing 25 minute back massage, as well as a delicious two course lunch!
Swim with sharks in the UK with this incredible experience for two along the Scottish coast. Set sail from Oban, taking in historical sights and see seals, whales, eagles, seabirds and dolphins along the route. Under the guidance of a seasoned expert, arrive at the target area of Coll and Tiree and search known locations for basking sharks. Locating these impressive wild creatures of the sea cannot be guaranteed, but is certainly likely. Watch the behaviour of the world's second largest fish to make sure it is relaxed before you both get in the water to swim in close proximity. Basking sharks can reach 26 feet in length but are not aggressive. With so much wildlife to spot and learn about, this is an unforgettable day exploring UK sea life!
Do you have the guts to launch yourself off a 160 foot crane then do it all over again? If so then a double bungee jump is the experience gift for you, and you'll get the unique opportunity to do not one but two bungee jumps in the same day! Wearing nothing but comfy clothing and a tightly secured harness - you will travel up to the top of the crane in a cage lift from which you will jump out of and into the air. Spectators are allowed to watch your bungee jump on the day - so bring some friends along to cheer you on and take photos!
For the classic taste of South American cuisine, nothing can beat Made In Brasil. Try a fantastic Brazilian feast with classic dishes such as Feijoada (pork and black bean stew with rice) or Picanha na chapa (Brazilian beef cooked with steamed rice) on the menu. Choose from a long list of Brazilian street-food style starters, a classic main dish and a dessert. Enjoy your dinner with a refreshing glass of wine, all in a fantastic Copacabana beach style surrounding.
Gain a unique insight into the world of our most famous playwright with this tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Located on London's Bankside, this illustrious building really is a sight to behold. Meet a knowledgeable tour guide and embark on a journey through the theatre while you learn all about the life, times and works of this literary legend. Underneath the Globe Theatre is the entrance to the exhibition - and entry is included. To get the most from your visit, explore the exhibition with an audio guide and see many of incredible the costumes worn on stage.
Enjoy a two night family break just moments from one of London’s most spectacular historical monuments with this stay at Novotel London Tower Bridge. You will get to enjoy a relaxing, stylish and welcoming atmosphere at this 4-star hotel, and you will also be provided with a delicious breakfast each morning. You will be located just a stone's throw away from some of the city's most famous attractions, including St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham palace, the Houses of Parliament, and the Tower of London - you'll never be short of things to do!
Discover the fascinating world of English Wine with this fabulous Vineyard Experience with Lunch for Two. Throughout the UK, acres upon acres of vines produce thousands of bottles of top quality luscious wines each year. This experience is an ideal opportunity to find out more about the English wine industry while enjoying a tour of one of England’s finest vineyards, followed by a tasting session where you can sample some of the most popular wines. During the tour an experienced guide will explain the history of English wine from how vines are grown and pruned through to picking the grapes, fermentation, blending and bottling at the end. You’ll learn about how vines are produced on a commercial scale and the reasons for the choice of grapes which are selected. Your experience will be completed by sitting down to a delicious lunch where, at some locations, each couple will be presented with a bottle of complimentary wine as a souvenir of their vineyard visit.*Please note exact programmes vary depending on the location, please check on booking.
Ornithology enthusiasts will love this VIP Falconry Day at Millets Falconry Centre. Spend a full six hours one-on-one with highly experienced falconers and learn about handling and flying these majestic creatures. Enjoy a truly hands-on experience with a variety of birds including hawks, buzzards, owls, vultures and falcons. Take a break in the afternoon for a tasty lunch with the falconer. Come away with a greater understanding of birds of prey and their behaviour in the wild. All-day entry to the centre is included, allowing plenty of time to discover the 100+ other animals who live there. This is an exhilarating and memorable day out like no other. Millets Falconry Centre is a winner of a well-deserved Living In Oxford Award.