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There are plenty of people who appreciate the way that the internal combustion engine has evolved, from a means to propel vehicles to a finely tuned feat of design which can be adapted to achieve incredible physical feats. Anyone who has an interest in the way that engineering can push cars and the humans that drive them to their physical limits will love this track ride as it is a chance to experience the results first hand. When an expert is behind the wheel of a car which has been designed to accelerate at incredible rates, something amazing happens - the two work together to reach impressive speeds and passengers feel as though they are witnessing something truly special. This is a chance to enjoy nine thrilling laps of white-knuckle action in a car that’s enough to take anyone’s breath away. This experience starts with a warm welcome and a chance to speak to the experienced instructor who will be putting the car through its paces with the participant in the passenger seat. They will explain what is involved in reaching the top speeds in a car which has been designed to accelerate at incredible rates and provide some insight into the track layout and what can be expected of the experience. The car will be either a Nissan 200 SX S14, a Nissan Skyline R33 or R34 or a Lexus IS 200. All of these cars have earned their reputations on various tracks around the world. They have impressed both drivers and spectators with their versatility in competitions from unofficial drag races on the streets of Japan to Grand Prix and Touring Car Championships. The experience will last around 30-40 minutes, during which time the passenger will get the chance to see what their car can do with an expert at the controls. The rates of acceleration may seem improbable and the cornering may appear downright impossible making this experience one which will appeal to anyone who loves to defy the laws of physics in their spare time.Please note, a £10 surcharge applies for bookings at the Rockingham location.
The 4-Star Mill Hotel is a charming and historic place to relax and indulge. You’ll be treated to a wonderful selection of scones, cakes, pastries and tea or coffee in the hotel’s attractive Meadows Bar. With its Edwardian-style seating and stunning views across the surrounding meadows, this really is the perfect location for this delightful experience.
Rather than leaving your pets behind or at the kennels, why not take them with you to one of our dog friendly holiday cottages. For the canine lover, there are stunning dog friendly cottages, that are surrounded by breath-taking scenery thus making dog walking an absolute joy. (For a small additional charge of £25 per dog per week or short stay). We know how special your furry friend is to you and so with this in mind, there are thousands of pet friendly cottages to choose from throughout the UK. You see, travelling with your pets doesn't have to be difficult we make sure all of our cottages provide you and your pet with every creature comfort for your stay. Most of our cottages are located in stunning surroundings that make for exquisite places to explore by foot. You can leave the front door with your dog straight into a day of exploring the nearby surroundings, towns and villages. Alongside the dog walking you'll see that many of our dog friendly cottages have enclosed gardens. This means you can let them out just as you would at home so they can play and explore the immediate grounds in complete safety. Remember to bring along everything you need to keep your dog happy during your stay. Please note that certain dog breeds are subject to the cottage owners’ approval. This £50 voucher can be redeemed towards a break at a choice of over 4000 locations throughout the UK. Once you have purchased your voucher and received your gift pack, you will have access to the vast selection of breaks available. You can then explore the various locations and check availability.
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The Ferrari 458 V8 is a marvel of modern technology, with a state of the art engine directly related to those which are used in some of the fastest Formula 1 cars. There are plenty of people who consider that this Ferrari handles better than any other ever made, which is saying something, and with 570 bhp it has an acceleration rate like no other. For those who know how to handle it, this car’s top speed is 202mph and your driver will get you as close to this as is possible whilst you hold on tight in the passenger seat and feel the G-force. The day starts with a welcome and safety briefing where you will meet your instructor and then it’s into the car for the ride of your life. You’ll reach amazing speeds as you discover just how a professional handles the immense power under the bonnet of this incredible machine. Please note at some locations there is an option to purchase damage waiver insurance on the day of your experience. In the event of an accident the damage waiver will cover all or part of the damage caused to the vehicle(s) however this will not cover damage caused by reckless or negligent driving. Further details are available on booking.
Two budding chefs will love this hands-on full day cookery course at Waitrose Salisbury Cookery School. The class is a great chance to learn a new skill or increase your recipe repertoire. Choose a course to do together from a choice including World Street Food, French Bistro Classics, A Taste of Thailand, Chef Skills, Gluten Free Baking or Afternoon Tea. Begin the chosen class with tea, coffee and pastries with the professional chef who will be running the course. After the introduction, step into the modern kitchen and get cooking with quality Waitrose ingredients. Get hands on during the class and cook the dishes with a group of like-minded individuals. At the end of the class sit down to lunch with beers and wine with the group.
Soak in the awe-inspiring sights of the Cornish coast by both land and air with a sightseeing experience which is sure to be remembered for years to come. Start with a scenic six-mile hike through St. Ives and along the sensational Cornish coastline and take in the areas outstanding natural beauty on foot. Next, board a five-seater Jet Ranger helicopter and marvel at bird's-eye views of Lands End and the St. Ives coastline while whizzing through the sky. Back on terra firma, sit down to a lovely cream tea to wrap up this wonderful summer day out. As one of Cornwall's most interesting areas, St. Ives is a real picture postcard spot, so there's plenty of chance to take some stunning souvenir snaps during the day.
Take on the wild and beautiful rapids together with a hydrospeeding experience for two! Start by getting kitted out with full safety gear and completing a short swim safety test at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, before getting fins on, gripping the hydrospeeds and shooting off down the rushing waves. A cross between a float and a miniature body board, the hydrospeed is light, easy to steer and one of the most enjoyable, high-octane ways to navigate rapids. Not for the faint of heart, but perfect for those who can't get enough water-based adrenaline.
You can really get close to the action with a fantastic tour of Silverstone. During a fascinating and enthralling two hours you will enjoy a unique behind-the-scenes view of the historic home of British motoring. Stand on the podium and dream of following in the footsteps of the Formula One stars, visit Race Control and get a closer look at legendary sites around the track. A must for any true motorsports fan!
Take an afternoon tea with fizz and an Italian twist at Marco Pierre Whites Bardolino, Birmingham. All the fun of a traditional afternoon tea but with a contemporary twist, you and your dining partner can enjoy an array of mini-sliders, bruschetta, mixed Italian olives and sweet potato fries. For the sweet tooth, theres tiramisu, chocolate brownie and citrus tart. Wash it down with your choice of tea or coffee and a glass of chilled fizz. What's Included? Italian-inspired afternoon tea for two Sweet and savoury Italian treats Glass of fizz each Choice of tea or coffee Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival at Marco Pierre Whites Bardolino, youll be welcomed and shown to your pre-booked table. There youll be served your Italian-inspired afternoon tea with a glass of fizz and your choice of tea or coffee. 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: 18 The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability Your experience is available seven days a week 12.00 to 17.00. Exclusion may apply. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow up to 2 hours for the full experience 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.
Head to acclaimed men's tailor McCann Bespoke in London's West End and follow in the footsteps of sport's stars Sir Ian Botham and Darren Gough. Start in style with a glass of Pommery champagne or Langley's No.8 gin, before enjoying a personal consultation from a seasoned tailor to discuss personal tastes and requirements. During the hour, get measured up for a shirt of your choice (to the value of £140) selecting from over 20 cuffs, 35 collars and a host of exquisite trims, stitching, pockets and embroideries, all completed with the signature McCann Bespoke red tab - the mark of true quality. Also, receive a rather handsome £350 gift card, a 10% discount on purchases made on the day and a second fitting after the experience - how dapper!
Take the helm of four of the world's most legendary supercars for this driving experience of a lifetime. Taking place at the iconic Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire, the exhilarating four-wheeled adventure offers car nuts the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of some of the world's biggest motorsporting icons. Choose from an all-star line-up of outstanding models, including the Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin DB9 or V8 Vantage, Ferrari 360 or 430, Porsche 911, Audi R8, BMW i8, Nissan GTR and Ariel Atom. All participants are given a full health and safety briefing, before being set loose on the circuit. Hop in the driving seat of the four chosen cars for six hair-raising miles in each - that's a total of 24 miles!
Treat yourselves to this One Night Traditional Inn Break for Two. Boasting an array of popular hotels, restaurants and pubs, Greene King puts customer service and comfort at the heart of everything they do. Whether you fancy staying close to home or journeying further afield, you can rest assured that there’ll be something to suit you. Each handpicked property can be found in the most beautiful parts of the country – so you can explore the local area whilst enjoying your stay. After a restful sleep in your twin or double room, you can tuck into a delicious cooked or continental breakfast to set you up for the day. What's Included? One Night Traditional British Inn Break for Two Choice of 15 Greene King Inn establishments Comfortable double or twin room Complimentary Wi-Fi Cooked or continental breakfast in the morning Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival at your chosen Greene King Inn establishment, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the friendly staff and shown through to your double or twin room. From there, your time is yours to spend as you wish; with so many options to choose from, you can tailor your night away to your own preferences. Following a relaxing night’s sleep, the two of you can enjoy a tasty cooked or continental breakfast in the morning. 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: 16 (under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult) Accessibility varies by venue - please discuss your needs when making your booking The experience content and restrictions may vary according to location Availability Your one night stay is available Sunday to Friday (excludes Saturdays). All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. Check-in is from 14.00 with departure by 11.00 the following morning. 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. 115 Locations South West Dorset – Poole Wiltshire – Marlborough Devon – Barnstaple Dorset – Wimborne South East Hampshire – Camberley Kent – Westerham Oxfordshire – Banbury Oxfordshire – Witney Hampshire - Isle of Wight Surrey - Virginia Water East Sussex – Brighton East Midlands Leicestershire – Leicester West Midlands West Midlands – Solihull Warwickshire - Stratford - Upon – Avon Herefordshire - Ross on Wye
For the perfect blend of culture and dining, this fabulous experience for two is just the ticket. You and a friend will visit the grand and historic St Paul’s Cathedral: one of London’s most famous landmarks which features crypts, stunning art and mosaics, three galleries and 528 steps up to the Golden Gallery which has heart-stopping views of the city. Walking guides and multimedia guides are available for you to make use of, where you can discover all the interesting facts about the history of the cathedral, re-built after the Great Fire of London. All that sightseeing can be thirsty work, so following your visit to St Paul’s you will enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at The Swan, located over two floors within Shakespeare’s Globe theatre
Sample life on the wild side with this epic Tree Top Challenge. Following a thorough safety demonstration, in which you’ll be equipped with a harness and briefed on the obstacles at a lower level, you’ll be released into the canopy. During your fun-packed escapade amongst the trees, you’ll tackle Tarzan swings, tricky crossings, tunnels and bridges, all against the backdrop of some of the UK’s most enchanting woodland. If you’re looking for a unique day out, this is definitely the one!
Relax and unwind in style at the heart of the breathtaking Peak District, with a two night break at the Rutland Arms hotel. Originally built for the Duke of Rutland in the 17th century, the Rutland Arms retains the historic charm of the grand Georgian house it once was. Providing gorgeous views of the surrounding, unspoiled English countryside, your luxurious en suite room will ensure a blissful night's sleep, and with an expertly cooked breakfast on both mornings of your stay you're sure to treasure this two night break.
Set between the tranquility of two stunning country parks and the excitement of Scotland's capital, the Mercure Livingston Hotel is a spectacular location for this delightful two night retreat. This modern haven combines luxury, elegance and welcoming service, and you and your guest will discover complete comfort during your unforgettable hotel break for two. A great way to enjoy some of the most stunning attractions Scotland has to offer,you'll also receive breakfast on both mornings.
Take a tour of the Stopham vineyard with Simon and Tom, the winemakers behind this stunning vineyard with views of the South Downs National Park. By meeting the people who care for the wine from vine to bottle, you'll gain a rare insight into the art of wine making and truly feel their passion for English wine. Tour the vines, learning the history and the work behind the vineyard before entering the state-of-the-art winery based in a Grade II listed Victorian barn to hear more on the processes involved. Taste a sample of their wine before a two-course lunch in a local inn overlooking the River Arun and the historic Stopham Bridge.