Essential Spa Break for Two at Champneys Luxury Resort Henlow

Slow things down, stay at Champneys for even longer. In this hectic and stressful world we all need to take time out to relax and what better way than with a luxury Spa stay. All you need to do is sit back, unwind and feel the stresses of life melt away! It's a wonderful opportunity to embark on a new fitness initiative or just indulge and give your mind and body a treat!Relax in one of the country's leading health spas. Set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland where a Cistercian monastery once stood, now, Henlow Grange serves as the perfect countryside escape. With a robed and relaxed philosophy, you’ll experience the finest of Champneys traditions. Steeped in history and heritage, and set in 150 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire parkland, this charming Georgian manor blends traditions of old with innovations of the new. With the River Hiz running through its perfectly preened gardens and in close proximity to the main building, few spas can lay claim to having their own weir. This picture perfect location is a photographer’s dream. Slip on your fluffy white robe and flip-flops and explore everything Champneys has to offer, complete with a buffet lunch, three course dinner and a peaceful night sleep in sumptuous accommodation and elegant surroundings. You will enjoy your dinner on the evening of arrival and the breakfast and lunch the day of departure.During your spa day you and your friend will enjoy unlimited spa access with use of the thalassotherapy pool, 25-metre pool surrounded by flotation beds, whirlpool, unisex sauna, male and female sauna and steam room, newly renovated relaxation conservatory and TV room, infrared booth and day guest changing rooms with GHD straighteners and Dyson hair dryers.If you’re feeling more energetic there is a choice of exercise classes, with up to twenty exercise classes running per day, a fitness gym, tennis court, summer badminton, indoor and outdoor table tennis plus resort walks and cycle hire.

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Mini Tank Experience for Two

Try this exciting alternative to Quad Bikes and Go Karts. The mini tanks, which are engineered in Britain, are genuine miniature versions of the full-sized Army tanks. They are fully tracked, one-person machines that will pretty much go anywhere and run in all weathers, even snow! The specially designed battleground at Warren Heath Woods, will let you experience what it's like to be in control of a real tank. Something you’re not going to forget in a hurry! Upon arrival you will receive a safety briefing before being kitted out in your overalls. You will then take it in turns to drive a lap of our specially designed woodland track, starting at slow speed to get used to the controls, then at faster speed for the remainder of the session, finishing with timed laps with obstacles.

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The London Smells Tour for Two

In a few sniffs you will be carried back to simpler times to find how London would have smelled before pollution and cars. We learn about the smells that surrounded the aristocracy in the grand houses of Belgravia, before pondering the pongs suffered by servants around the pubs and the horses along the mews. We then head to St. James’s, the royal stomping ground, to discuss how kings, queens, princesses and mistresses smelled.Along the way expect to sample sample some tasty hot chocolate and some traditional wine. Get off the beaten track for this eye-opening (or nose-opening) two hour scent tour of London, and discover London’s smelly history - and it’s not always a pleasant one!Along the way expect to sniff an assortment of pongs while gaining an understanding of the trivia that surrounds them. Which king slept in the hearth on his wedding night because he couldn’t bear the smell of his new wife? What did James Bond smell of? All will be revealed on the tour. The tour will include locations such as Belgravia, St. James’s Palace, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, St.James’s Park, Piccadilly, and Buckingham Palace, with stops to sample a delicious hot chocolate and a glass of traditional wine along the way. This stench experience for two will begin at Rococo Chocolates on Motcombe Street and end on Jermyn Street.

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Family Candy Making Master Class at Spun Candy

Treat the sweet loving squad in your life to the ultimate sugar rush at Spun Candy. Spun’s very own Candy Makers will guide you through the journey of candy creation and provide you with the essential tips and tricks to produce an edible masterpiece. With gluten, GM and gelatine free ingredients, your creations will be cruelty free as well as intricately designed and utterly delicious. Grab your apron and prepare to get sticky! To start the day, you will be welcomed with glass of Prosecco, beer or a soft drink (for the kids) before you discover the science, history and art behind confectionery industry. Before you get stuck in, a team of professional Candy Makers will demonstrate the best techniques to produce Spun Candy's signature hard rock and two other confectionery delicacies. Choose between creamy fudge, crunchy honeycomb, dreamy popcorn and tasty brittle. Your creations will go above and beyond looking good enough to eat!To commemorate your experience, your photo will be added to Spun Candy's Wall of Fame and you will also receive a goody bag each including some of your scrumptious creations. You will also be entitled to a 10% discount on any products bought on the same day to make sure you stock up on treats for the rest of the family!

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National Parks Coastal Breaks

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and modern living and unwind with this fabulous National Parks and Coastal Breaks experience. There are plenty of things that make Britain great, but right up there at the top is our beautiful countryside - from the highlands to the West Country and everywhere in between you can see stunning scenery, dramatic coastlines and discover the secrets of our nation’s flora and fauna. Our coastal regions are equally exciting with beautiful sea views and that unforgettable salty sea air smell that seems to transport you away. From mountains and valleys to moorland and beaches, the National Parks encompass some of the rarest and most beautiful natural phenomena the countryside has to offer. Our coastlines tell their own unique story and offer a variety of bays, headlands, islands and peninsulas, but also the traditional British seaside experience of fish and chips and end of the pier entertainment. With 59 fantastic locations to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice finding the perfect destination for that well deserved getaway. This gift experience is for a one night stay for two people and includes breakfast. So if you’re keen to learn more about our country’s hidden glory and want to get out and about in the countryside or explore the coastal areas the UK is famous for, then this is the perfect choice for you.

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Bear Grylls Adventure Basecamp and Four Heroes Activities

Home of Earth’s greatest adventure challenges. Test your limits as you take on incredible mental and physical challenges inspired by Bear’s love of adventure. At Bear’s Adventure Basecamp your guides will inspire you, push you and support you through four nerve wracking challenges which are specially designed to test your mental grit, precision under pressure, physical agility and problem solving skills. When you crack these you’ll be more than ready to take on any adventure that life throws your way. All guests will take part in Bear’s Adventure Basecamp which is an action packed 90 minutes completing four awesome challenges: Break out - Use your brain and the skills of your team to crack codes, solve puzzles and find your way out of the room. If you never give up and believe in your crew, you will escape. Survive the maze - Sharpen your mind and you’ll find the inner strength to overcome anything. Because when all goes dark, you will find your way out. When the walls are squeezing in, you will find your way through. Targets - Get briefed in the bunker on safety, mind-set and technique. You’ll need ultra-focus and precision for the targets ahead. Get a score to be proud of but will you beat Bear?Assault Course - Balance, jump, climb and scramble your way through the assault course against the clock. Tackle high walls and tricky ropes. You won’t know your limits until you push yourself over them.Then you will get the chance to partake in four Hero Activities, which include a 60 minute climb, 60 minute high rope experience, 120 minute dive and 90 minute indoor skydive experience.Age restrictionsBasecamp is designed for guests 15+, and if you are under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian and to complete your Adventure Portal documents. Children under the age of 11 will not be permitted to take part in any activities. Under 16’s will need a guardian over 18 on their activities with them. 16 and 17 year olds can visit unaccompanied but they will be unable to supervise others.Some guests may find it difficult to fit into our climbing/high rope harnesses even though they are within the weight limit due to their body shape. If you have had certain injuries in the past, such as a dislocated shoulder, you may be unable to fly. There are additional medical restrictions which may affect your ability to dive, such as Asthma and Epilepsy, also divers can't be flying within 12 hours of the dive experience. For more detailed information please check upon booking.Height and weight restrictions Climbing, indoor skydive and High Ropes: Max weight 136kg (21½st)indoor skydive and High Ropes: minimum 1.3 meters (4ft 2), maximum height 2.03 meters (6ft 7) Diving: Minimum height 1.4 meters (4ft 6)

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Clay Pigeon Combo

If you can’t decide which activity you would enjoy the most, why not choose three? Try your hand at archery, axe throwing and clay pigeon shooting in this experience bonanza. You will begin your day with a safety briefing before being guided under the expert tuition of an instructor. You will be shown shooting techniques, how to yield a bow and how to throw an axe. Throughout your experience the instructors will be keeping score, guaranteed to bring out your competitive side!This is the perfect gift for someone looking for something out of the ordinary.

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Meet the Meerkats at Paradise Wildlife Park

Join an expert zookeeper inside one of Paradise Wildlife Park's enclosures to meet the meerkats for this unique animal experience. Equipped with your own feeding bowl you'll feed the meerkats by hand, or rather they'll help themselves whilst scrambling all over you! Experiencing first hand the habitat and feeding habits of these fascinating creatures is hilarious and not to be missed. This a great opportunity to get close to these fascinating animals. You will enter their enclosure with the keeper at feeding time and assist in feeding them - you will find that they are extremely friendly and curious and they will treat you like a human climbing frame!Included in the experience is a presentation certificate and souvenir t-shirt, but don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your new friends on film!

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Proms Concert with Entrance to a Stately Home for Two

Enjoy a day exploring a stunning stately home followed by an evening’s entertainment within its grounds. Take in the splendour of a grand home which boasts majestic surroundings, rich in heritage. When you’ve finished exploring the stately home, you can make your way to the grounds for a stunning show of pyrotechnics and displays followed by a superb array of classical music guaranteed to make you wave your flag, sing out loud and even waltz under the stars!All concerts are picnic style, featuring a full piece orchestra. You are guaranteed an evening of superb popular classics alongside all the traditional flag-waving favourites associated with the "Last Night of the Proms", such as Rule Britannia, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem and Land Of Hope & Glory. The concerts also feature an aerial Spitfire display, as the orchestra performs rousing music such as Holst’s Jupiter. For the finale, sit back and enjoy the spectacular fireworks.You will need to book your concert and entrance tickets prior to visiting your chosen stately home. Please note, the entrance is on the day of the proms only and is self-guided. When you have booked your chosen venue, tickets for the proms will be emailed to you to print at home and entrance tickets to the house will be posted to the address given on booking at least a week prior to the event. For safety reasons, please note barbecues, garden flares and pets are not permitted at the concert. Air displays are subject to weather conditions. Most people bring a picnic although some public catering is available. There is no seating at these concerts so please bring along rugs or garden chairs. The use of recording equipment is prohibited and please allow sufficient time to park your car as no vehicles are allowed on the concert area. The concert car park opens at 2:00pm and gates to the concert arena open at 4:00pm or 4:30pm depending on the venue.

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Nissan Skyline Blast

Ever wanted to recreate some of your favourite scenes from the Fast and Furious franchise? Then why not take a ride in the R34 Nissan Skyline! With over 270 BHP and an active 4 wheel drive handling, it is a hugely enjoyable driving experience! To begin, you will be given a briefing from a professional racing instructor, before you get behind the wheel of the twin turbo charged supercar to put that pedal to the metal for three laps/miles of the track.The driver will be required to sign a disclaimer accepting liability in the event of damage to the vehicle. The driver will be given an option to purchase damage waiver cover when booking to minimise their financial exposure should there be an accident. Drivers are under no obligation to purchase this optional waiver.Please note there will be a supplement fee if you choose to visit the Dunsfold or Castle Combe venue.

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Canadian Canoeing Adventure Day For Two

Grab a paddle and head down stream while soaking in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with this Canadian Canoeing Adventure Day for Two experience. Aboard a Canadian style canoe, you will paddle along the longest river in Britain, The River Severn, which winds through one of the most beautiful and un-spoilt counties in the country, which offers fantastic views and is teeming with wildlife. Once you arrive at your location, you will receive a safety briefing and learn about the best canoeing techniques to help make your experience as enjoyable as possible. You will travel 6 miles from Bridgnorth to Arley, where you will stop for lunch and have the opportunity to purchase food at the nearby pub or, if the weather is nice, bring a picnic and eat outdoors. In the afternoon you continue 4.5 miles downstream to Arley where your return journey will be on the Severn Valley Steam Railway, which delivers you back to the train station at Bridgnorth.

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Historic Photography Tour of London for Two

Combine your passion for exploring London with learning about the techniques of architectural photography on this tutored tour around the city. Your guide will be a professional photographer and what better city to explore than London? London is ever changing, building amazing glass and metal structures like the Shard in the same vicinity as age-old cathedrals and churches. You'll capture some fantastic views of the city that has it all and discover incredible remnants of the past that have influenced photographers ever since the invention of the camera. The tour will take you beyond familiar guidebook trails, with an emphasis on the back streets and alleys that offer a wealth of historic buildings that tell the true story of the city. The perfect gift for a couple keen to get into photography! You will need a digital camera, ideally with a wide angle lens for this experience.

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Historic Photography Tour of London

Combine your passion for exploring London with learning about the techniques of architectural photography on this tutored tour around the city. Your guide will be a professional photographer and what better city to explore than London? London is ever changing, building amazing glass and metal structures like the Shard in the same vicinity as age-old cathedrals and churches. You'll capture some fantastic views of the city that has it all and discover incredible remnants of the past that have influenced photographers ever since the invention of the camera. The tour will take you beyond familiar guidebook trails, with an emphasis on the back streets and alleys that offer a wealth of historic buildings that tell the true story of the city. The perfect gift for someone looking to get into photography. You will need to bring a digital camera on the day.

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£99 Credit Towards 'Cottage Escapes to Cornwall'

Cornwall is famous for its mild climate, gorgeous beaches, picturesque villages and top attractions. It’s all about the sea in the far South West, ranging from the wide sweep of Whitsand Bay to tiny hidden coves reached by winding tracks, the beaches of South Cornwall are as perfect for lazy summer days as for invigorating winter walking. In North Cornwall, surfers flock to catch the waves all along the coast from Sennen to Newquay and Bude, while Gwithian Beach offers the best kite and windsurfing in the country. Sea angling trips and boat rides from charming fishing villages like St Mawes, Mevagissey, Looe and Polperro attract many visitors and Fowey is a firm favourite with the sailing community. The spectacular coastlines of the North and South Cornwall are great for walking too as is the Camel Trail, a disused railway line following the River Camel between Bodmin and Padstow.Venture inland and you’ll find an array of enticing attractions within easy reach of all our holiday cottages in Cornwall. The Eden Project, where giant transparent domes recreate different climate conditions, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan promise fascinating days out, plenty of thrills at Flambards and Dobwalls theme parks and a visit to King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel is a must!With over 1000 handpicked properties in the Cornwall, whether you want a base for an active seaside holiday, romantic escape, or get-away-from it all break there will be a cottage perfectly suited to you. This £99 voucher can be redeemed towards a break at a choice of 1000 locations throughout Cornwall.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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Family of Four tour of Old Trafford

Walk in the footsteps of Manchester United’s greatest legends and see the club’s illustrious history brought to life with this Family of Four Tour of Old Trafford experience.For true Man United fans it doesn’t get any better than a tour inside Old Trafford. The players may be absent, but the atmosphere and excitement still linger in the air.This guided tour will take you behind-the-scenes at one of the world’s greatest footballing clubs, giving you access to areas normally reserved for players and officials. You will be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who will give you enthralling insights into Old Trafford’s rich and impressive history. You’ll hear stories from United’s humble beginnings in 1878, through the Busby Babes era and how the team rose to become one of the world’s most famous and iconic football clubs in modern times.Along the way, you will visit various stands inside the stadium. Take in a panoramic view, over-looking the pitch, from the dizzy heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. Marvel at the abundance of silverware in the magnificent trophy room. Experience the team dug-out and stand in the shoes of the club’s manager, Jose Mourinho, on match day. Visit the changing rooms where Man United’s world famous squad have spent many tense and season-defining moments. And, best of all, walk down the famous red players’ tunnel and experience the ultimate rush of excitement as you re-trace the steps which legendary players such as Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney have walked. Imagine the nerves and excitement they feel as they inch closer to the pitch on game day, furiously cheered on by 75,000 screaming fans. The tour will finish off at the visitors centre and museum which you will be free to browse at your leisure.This voucher entitles two adults and two children to the tour.

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Tandem Bungee Jump

If you would rather bungee jump with a friend than on your own, this is for you. Harnessed safely together you will make your way up in the cage until you reach the top. You'll be attached to the bungee and then it is time,to take the plunge. Are you ready? 3, 2, 1...BUNGEE! This is one of the biggest rushes you and your friend will ever get. Your jump will normally be from a mobile crane of approximately 160 feet. Whilst you are waiting there is plenty to watch! Your friends or family may, if they wish, ride in the cage with you for a charge per person, payable on the day. Please enquire on registration.DVDs, photos and other merchandise are available to purchase on the day.Please note there may be an upgrade fee for the London location.

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Bungee Jump at the O2 Arena

If you're after something entertaining with a unique edge, why not give someone the adrenaline rush of a lifetime with bungee jumping outside the infamous O2 Arena. The O2 Arena, formerly the Millennium Dome, has become one of the top entertainment venues in the world and the characteristics of the building make it a magnificent sight. The last thing you'll hear is, '3 - 2 - 1 - BUNGEE!' before you take the plunge! The drop speed at the O2 is 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds and jumpers will experience 2g. Bungee jumping is a safe but exhilarating experience, guaranteed to be a great gift for any thrill seeker. With your feet still firmly on the ground, you will be weighed and be brought up to speed on safety procedures. You will be fitted with your harnesses before being winched up in the cage with a jump master. Once the health and safety checks are completed, it will be '3-2-1 BUNGEE' and off you go! Please note that all booking times are approximate. The club operates a ticket system: you will be given a numbered ticket when you register which you will be asked to present prior to your jump.Photo's DVD's and other merchandise can be purchased on site.

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Radical Race Car Passenger Ride

Ever wanted to be a passenger in an F1 car? Quite simply the nearest experience to it will be riding as a passenger in a Radical SR3 Supersport race car driven by an expert race instructor. The braking and acceleration for this supercar is just breathtaking. As for the sound, it's quite incredible! This Radical SR3 is equipped with the latest sequential race gearbox and boasts almost 300bhp. Doesn't sound much compared to, say a Lamborghini LP640, but when you realise its only a third of the weight it's a recipe for excitement. Your experience will begin with a registration and welcome in the hospitality area. You will then receive a safety briefing and be fitted with your helmet, before being introduced to your radical race car instructor. Next you’ll be strapped into the passenger seat and driven around the track for one unforgettable lap at incredible speeds. Please note, we would advise that passengers do not eat anything for an hour or so before the experience!

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Adventure Day Plus

Hangloose@Eden is home to some of the country’s best adrenaline activity rides, including SkyWire - England’s longest zip-wire. Take in spectacular views of the Cornish coast and countryside before soaring 660m, head first, above the world famous Eden Biomes. Fly on England's longest and fastest zip wire then choose to next to either plummet at 50mph from 65ft over a cliff edge on a giant swing, or take a leap of faith from a 12-metre platform on to a giant air bag! Once you’ve checked in, head to the harnessing area where you’ll get kitted up. Looking the part in your specially designed flight suit you will be transported to the dispatch tower to receive a comprehensive and reassuring safety brief. 100 metres above the ground and right over the cliff edge, prepare to be suspended face first in a superman style flying position. Don’t panic, the experienced instructors are with you every step of the way. They’ll even hold your hand if you need it. This feels like the closest thing to flying, get ready to cruise 660 meters at a cool 60mph, in no more than 40 seconds. It’s half a mile of pure exhilaration and you’ll get to see Eden, the coast and the Cornish countryside like you’ve never seen it before. At the other end the automatic braking system will ensure you come to a gentle stop, even if your heart is still pounding.Then it’s time to choose which exciting experience to participate in next, or you may choose to stop to buy yourself a drink or snack before you next adventure. However, if you can’t contain your eagerness you can choose to go straight on to one of the following experiences:Giant Gravity Swing – Plummet at 50mph from 65ft over a cliff edge, in a giant swing. Experience some serious G force swiftly followed by the weightlessness of zero gravity. You can ride solo or with up to two friends. Big Air – Release your inner stunt man on this epic jump onto a giant air bag. Work your way up the tower, starting on a 2 metre high platform, walk to the edge and take the plunge. Then it is up to the 6 metre platform for another jump, then finally the top of the tower at 12 metres if you dare!

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National Botanic Garden of Wales Visit for Two

Many artists have tried to capture the beauty and splendour of the great gardens of our heritage but it is nothing like seeing the combination of colours and smells of well maintained gardens in person. There are all sorts of gardens you can visit, from botanical gardens to wildflower gardens, each with their own distinct look and style. The beauty of these gardens is that their colours change so much over the course of the year so that what you see when you visit will not only depend on which garden you choose but also the season. Remember to take your camera! On the day of your visit, you will need to exchange your voucher at the garden entrance for your admission tickets for two adults. Depending on the season, there may be garden talks and tours on the day.

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