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Enjoy an exotic evening at London’s largest South African restaurant, Shaka Zulu. Opened in 2010 with a special royal blessing from the Zulu King, HRH Goodwill Zwelithini himself, you’ll be treated to a true culinary experience of South Africa. You’ll be served a delicious two course meal as well as an exquisite Champagne cocktail. This spectacular venue is set over two floors, entirely decorated in carved wooden murals making it a stunning space to entertain.
Awarded the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2014-15, Q Hotels offer beautiful 4* locations that are perfect for spa breaks, city breaks and more. Indulge in a much-needed break with this pamper treat for two, that includes a sumptuous 50-minute treatment each, a delicious two-course lunch and full use of the spa facilities. Each of the hotels offers a tranquil atmosphere, that guarantees a relaxing spa day away from the stresses of everyday life. Begin your day with a delightful 50-minute treatment each, choosing from a selection of six, that include a GELeration Foot Spa Ritual and a Face and Back Ritual with ESPA – all ensured to revitalise and reenergise. After the treatment, head to the restaurant to take delight in a freshly prepared two-course lunch, before taking full advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities! Enjoy a day of indulgence unlike any other and leave with memories that will never be forgotten.
Head to the skies for a sensational 60 minute light aircraft flight from a North Devon airfield. Following a full safety briefing and discussion on fundamental controls and flight procedures, take to the air in a dual-controlled two-seater training plane with a qualified pilot. Once airborne, enjoy incredible views as the pilot demonstrates this nippy crafts capabilities. During the flight (at the pilot's discretion), take over responsibility of the controls to get a genuine feel for flying a plane.
Join a group of other Beatle loving fans on a rock themed bus which will head to all the most memorable places associated with the first and best super group. The bus stops at over 35 Beatles associated locations which record the phenomenon of Beatlemania from 1962 when they signed with EMI and Ringo Starr joined them, up to 1970 when on 10 April, Paul announced the band's break up. Pass the Scotch of St James Club, other Beatle haunts, the art gallery where John and Yoko met, Paul's house and office, A Hard Day's Night film location and the famous Abbey Road Crossing (yes of course guests have to opportunity to walk across). Be dropped off in the heart of London and the lively areas of Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or a complete beginner, this fantastic outdoor pursuit will either fuel your passion or turn into the start of a whole new hobby.Choose from nine venues across the UK and have an hour’s shooting with 32 clays.The professionals are friendly and patient and will teach you how to handle the shotgun and shoot a variety of sporting targets, so you will be well prepared when you have a go for yourself and test your aim and accuracy. If you already shoot, the lesson will be based around your requirements so that you can use the time effectively to brush up on your techniques. Once you have shot all of your clays you will be treated to some light seasonal refreshments. You will receive friendly and professional instruction starting with a safety briefing and explanation of how the guns work, followed by the techniques of the art of shotgun shooting. Extra clays can be purchased on the day.
What better way to wish someone special "congratulations" than by providing an opportunity to select their own fantastic experience? However they like to celebrate, we have something to fit the bill. Choose from an exciting range which includes something to get the adrenaline pumping or maybe you could pick something more sedate like a vineyard experience with lunch. With this superb choice there will be something to suit everyone. The selection of experiences include:12 Mile Themed Helicopter FlightArtisan Bread Baking ExperienceAustin Healey BlastBannatyne Twilight Treat for TwoBobsleigh ExperienceBoudoir Photoshoot Package for TwoBrewer for a DayCake Baking & Decorating ExperienceCarnivore Combo for Two at Hoo Farm for TwoChampagne Afternoon Tea at the Park Lane Hotel for TwoChocolate Heaven Baking ExperienceDining River Cruise for TwoEnglish Heritage Adult Membership for TwoGrand Dining at Ruthin Castle for TwoHalf Day Dim Sum Class with LunchHike with a HuskyIndonesian Animal Experience for Two at Hoo FarmIndoor Skydiving for TwoItalian Baking ExperienceJapanese Whisky Masterclass for TwoMeet the African Big Cats for TwoMeet the Lemurs for TwoOutdoor Proms Concert for Two with a Bottle of BubblyPamper Day with Afternoon Tea for Two at Hallmark HotelPicnic Boat Cruise for TwoProms Concert with Entrance to a Stately Home for TwoSea Safari for TwoSpa Day at Ruthin CastleSpa Day with Afternoon Tea for TwoSwimming with the Crocodiles for TwoTraditional Seaside EscapeVineyard Experience with Lunch for TwoWhite Water Rafting Session for TwoPlease note experiences are for one unless otherwise stated.For a full list of locations and experience information please visit: www.usemygift.com
Spend the day on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway learning about and trying your hand at the operation of heritage diesel trains in a group with one of our friendly drivers.One of our experienced drivers will introduce you to railway operations in the morning and you will take it in turns to drive the 18 mile return journey between Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Peak District and Duffield just north of Derby, in a 1950s heritage Diesel Railcar. Guests can ride in the passenger saloon and take in the beautiful views of the countryside whilst you’re driving. Lunch will then be served in our Pullman Buffet at Wirksworth Station for yourself and one guest and additional guests may purchase off the menu. The afternoon allows you opportunity to get to grips with a large main line heritage diesel locomotive as you do the 18 mile return journey once more taking it in turns with your fellow experience guests. A Guard's brake van is normally attached so that guests can ride behind the locomotive whilst you're driving, they can stand on the veranda whilst you’re going along in summer or have the wood-burning stove lit to keep warm in w inter!
This is your chance to race the ultimate Big Boys Dodgems cars! This is real motor racing in fantastic Saloon Stockcars, accompanied by live commentators and trophies for the winners. On arrival you will be greeted with light refreshments and issued with your racing overalls. Next you will be briefed on the session's events by the Race Steward. Now it's onto the main event - the opportunity to drive a real 1200cc Saloon Stockcar around this Championship track. Your driving experience will begin with one practice session of three laps, followed by two race heats, each consisting of 8 laps. Based on the points you have scored in the heats, the steward of the meeting will stream competitors into their Championship Final group - an electrifying 8 lap race that will pit you against drivers of similar ability. Before departing there will be a presentation ceremony, where the winners will be given their all-important trophies and everyone will receive a commemorative certificate.
Take on the ultimate battlefield with this fantastic paintball experience for four people! The perfect team activity for those seeking a new kind of thrill, you’ll be provided with camo and protective face gear as you take to the field! Available at locations spanning the UK, you’ll be provided with a full safety briefing and training to get you ready for the day ahead before you’re set loose on the battlefield for up to 10 fantastic games of paintball madness! Dash, duck and try to avoid being hit by the enemy’s paintballs, then take aim and fire to strike back and get your revenge!
For a stress-free northern short break just a few miles from the airport, this four star Hallmark Hotel is sure to deliver. Spend the night in a spacious en suite double or twin room with Freeview TV, complimentary internet access and a host of home comforts. During the stay, feel free to enjoy the hotel's relaxing spa facilities which include a 20 metre indoor swimming pool, relaxation patio, Swedish sauna, steam room and a state-of-the-art gymnasium. Where else so central could you get free parking included as part of the stay? The hotel is a short drive away from many of Manchester's attractions such as the Trafford Centre, Media City UK, Quarry Bank Mill and the shopping district, among others. A full English breakfast is included.
Take control of the machine to offer the greatest fun you can have on three wheels. Known as a kite buggy, sand yacht or land yacht, whichever name you use for this single sail vehicle is likely to see you do so with a big grin, as you ride up and down the flat beach in Greatstone, Romney Sands. The beach is a perfect base for this unusual sport, suitable for all ages, and beginners as well as advanced thrill seekers. Begin with a welcome and safety briefing from Andy, covering the basic techniques necessary to manage the vehicle. In no time and with just a little help of a highly qualified and passionate instructor, manoeuvre the land yacht and get moving. Show what you've got over the course of two breathtaking hours on the beach. Here you go!
London is one of the most romantic, as well as the most filmed cities on the planet, and this unique way to see the capital is the perfect romantic outing for a pair of movie buffs. Re-live magical movie moments, travelling from Hugh Grant's Notting Hill (snap a picture of the famous blue door) to Bridget Jones' Southwark - seeing plenty of historical and iconic landmarks along the way. With plenty of opportunities to get off the bus for photos, learn behind the scenes information and fascinating facts about movie-making in the capital. See locations from Love Actually, Sliding Doors and visit the home of Bridget Jones.
The Hallmark Hotel Gloucester is the ideal place to enjoy a fun and relaxing overnight break for two on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. There’s so much to see and do in the area – whether you're visiting the gothic Gloucester Cathedral, Cheltenham's famous Racecourse, or perhaps relaxing in the hotel’s health club and spa, there's a wealth of options available that will leave you spoilt for choice! You'll be treated to a delicious two course meal with a glass of wine in the hotel's restaurant and you'll also receive breakfast in the morning.
The modern Wigan Oak Hotel is the ideal place if you’re after a short overnight break with someone special. You and your guest will enjoy a one-night stay in a standard double or twin room complete with a single-course dinner in the evening and a full English breakfast for two the following morning. If you feel like venturing outside of the hotel’s premises then make sure to visit Wigan town centre for a bite to eat or some shopping. Manchester city centre is also a short driving distance away if you’re after a day packed with art, entertainment and contemporary culture. Manchester also offers a fantastic nightlife and a variety of trendy bars.
Imagine crashing through the undergrowth, dodging exploding paintballs, hiding in bunkers or spying on your enemies from on high. On arrival, be kitted out with freshly laundered combat coveralls, full face protection paintball goggles and top of the range semi-automatic paintball gun with 100 paintballs each. Be given a full safety briefing by an experienced marshal before commencing play. This is a real chance to shake off the day-to-day responsibilities and rekindle a spirit of adventure. There are between six and eight games included in the full day experience, played out within differently themed areas and zones, set up to test your skills of strategy, leadership, navigation and teamwork.
A Modern, stylish gift idea to help make any kitchen more practical. What makes this gift even more appealing is the fact that it can be used for many purposes such as a serving tray, a chopping board and even to help protect your surfaces from heat! You can personalise this glass chopping board with a line of text up to 20 characters in length (e.g. the family name). The words 'KITCHEN OF' and 'WEIGHTS AND MEASURES' are fixed. All personalisation will appear in UPPERCASE. Hand Washing is recommended. This item includes 4 slip resistant pads to attach to the base. This item is both odour and stain resistant. Ideal for New Home, Birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day.
Take an hour to discover one of the livelier stretches of the Thames with this fantastic river cruise. A perfect opportunity to see the gorgeous town of Oxford from a unique point of view, the cruise includes the unviersity regatta course, Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and the Oxford rowing houses. Although this cruise may only be an hour long, it really is the ideal way to get to know this historic and majestic city in a truly unique way.
Invite a little razzle-dazzle into life with a top-drawer West End show and a stay at the stylishly modern H10 Waterloo Hotel. Get comfy in a standard double room with en suite, WiFi, incredible views of the city and even welcome drinks on arrival. Take advantage of the health and beauty centre and gym, and head up to the famous Sky Bar for an eyeful of the capital. A full English breakfast is included. Before checking in stroll into the glittering West End and settle into top price seats for a show. Choose from much-loved hits including Dreamgirls, Thriller, Wicked and The Woman in Black. A sublime melange of comfort and culture. Choose which experience to do first or enjoy them on different days.
A multiple award-winning haven surrounded by 50 acres of wonderful Welsh parkland, Lake Country House is the perfect place for you and a guest to escape the stress of everyday life. This fantastic getaway boasts an atmosphere of calm informality, and you’ll discover beautiful furnishings, luxurious accommodation classic elegance during your two night hotel break. With the rolling countryside of Powys to explore and a delicious breakfast each morning, this really is the ultimate retreat.
A chic addition on your countertop, the Vertex 6 bottle wine rack, featuring a gold plated finish, will ensure a tidy workspace. Made from strong iron wire, the geometric design creates a minimalistic style. The gold plated finish provides a glamorous touch to the surrounding area. The holder will hold up to 6 wine or spirit bottles, ensuring they are safely kept and close to hand. Strong and sturdy, the Vertex wine rack will make a welcome addition in any setting.
Soak up the sights and sounds of the capital from the comfort of a vintage London bus. Board a vintage open top double decker bus at Victoria Coach Station and take in some of London's most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament as the guide talks about the city's amazing history. Head to The Tower of London (home of the Crown Jewels) and stop for photos and a history lesson from the guide before heading off to The Thames to enjoy a river cruise, to take in excellent views of London from the water. Next, head to Buckingham Palace and witness the Changing of the Guards before finishing the tour at the Coca-Cola London Eye and enjoy a ride on the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel.