Take to the sky in an iconic Virgin hot air balloon and see the world from an amazing new perspective. Ballooning is both serene and thrilling as you drift on the wind, enjoying panoramic views and a unique sense of freedom. Follow in the footsteps of Sir Richard Branson; you're sure to come away with some incredible photographs and memories to match. Your flight finishes with the traditional celebratory toast with a glass of champagne. There are over 100 launch sites in England, Scotland and Wales. The balloon flight itself will last around 60 minutes depending on weather conditions on the day but you'll need to allow approximately 3 to 4 hours for the whole experience. The minimum age is 7 and under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. The minimum height is 4 ft 6 ins and maximum weight is 18 stone. You'll need to be able to climb into the basket using foot holes provided, stand unassisted for an hour and adopt the seated landing position. This experience is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or has recently undergone major surgery.
Virgin Experience Days Dr Who Walking Tour of London for Two
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Walk in the footsteps of the UK's most famous Time Lord in this Doctor Who Walking Tour of London for Two. You'll visit numerous locations from the past 50 years of this iconic television show, with particular focus on the classic series. See the sites used in memorable episodes such as The Invasion and Remembrance of the Daleks, as well as locations used in more recent episodes such as Rose, and The Shakespeare Code. You'll learn how the TV show is put together and hear fascinating trivia from your informed guide. Don?t forget your camera, as there will be plenty of opportunities for photos along the way. 2 hour London tour for two with a professional Doctor Who guide. Also available on Sundays. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity.
On arrival at the south-east London meeting location, you'll be greeted by your guide before embarking on the 2 hour tour. Along the way, you'll visit over 15 locations used in the making of the Doctor Who television series, including the front door featured as 10 Downing Street in the episode Aliens of London, and the stairwells and walkways of the Earth prison featured in Frontier in Space episode. You'll also have the chance to visit the site where Dalek factions battled it out in the unforgettable Remembrance of the Daleks episode, before ending your tour in Waterloo.
- London - London Bridge
Virgin Experience Days 12 Mile Thrill Seekers Helicopter Flight For One
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If you want the excitement of flying and the adrenaline of a roller coaster ride, then a thrill seekers flight is for you. Take the 12 mile Helicopter Thrill Seekers Flight and as soon as the blades begin to spin, you're in for a treat. The pilot will swoop over the landscape dipping and diving as you accelerate to speeds of over 120mph. Your heart will be pumping as the versatile helicopter makes sharp turns incapable of other aircrafts.
This adrenaline fuelled experience is a must for any lover of flight or dare devil who likes heights. You will communicate with the pilot via the headset and listen to the air traffic radio for a real taste of what it's like to fly. Your 12 mile thrilling flight will leave you buzzing as you gently touch back down to earth. Make sure you take in the amazing views while you're up there, they will be truly unforgettable, as will the entire experience.
What's included: Short safety and technical briefing, 12 mile helicopter flight. Choice of 16 locations. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity Locations: Buckinghamshire. Denham, Cornwall. St Ives (limited dates in 2014), Essex, North Weald, Gloucestershire, Staverton, Hampshire, Thruxton, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Surrey, Nr. Cobham, Scotland, East Lothia, North Lanarkshire, Perth, Wales, Newport and Powys, Warwickshire, Wellesbourne, West Midlands - Wolverhampton Restrictions: The experience is available on selected weekend dates from March to November. All bookings are subject to availability. Minimum age: 6 (kindly note that under 12s must be accompanied by a paying adult) Minimum height: 5ft. Maximum height: 6ft 2in. Maximum weight : 18 stone (please advise when booking if any passengers are over 16 stone).
Virgin Experience Days One Night Romantic Retreat for Two at Bannatyne's Charlton House Hotel
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Romance is in the air at Charlton House. Spend one night at the glorious Bannatyne Spa for some quality time with your beloved. A spa day is so much sweeter with someone to share it with. Give into the temptation of total relaxation and receive an indulgent treatment that will make you both feel like royalty. Your 40 minute treatment will consist of either a Swedish back massage or luxurious chocolate back massage followed by either a scalp massage or welcome touch facial; put yourself in the professional hands of your spa therapist and they will make each of you feel relaxed, recharged and invigorated. Spend time soaking in the heavenly outdoor hot tubs, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna with your sweetheart and follow it with a delicious two-course evening meal. Your room will be prepared with a bottle of sparkling Champagne and exquisite chocolate-dipped strawberries that you can enjoy before or after your heavenly time in the spa. That evening, snuggle up in an Executive room and be served a full English or continental breakfast after a glorious night's sleep at your romantic retreat. At Charlton House you will be checked into your room with Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries waiting for you. That evening you will each be served a delicious two-course dinner and in the morning a full English or continental breakfast. Not before enjoying a superb night's sleep in your wonderful Executive room. 40 minute spa treatment each. Full use of fitness and leisure facilities. Chocolate dipped strawberries. Full bottle of champagne. Two-course evening meal. Full English or continental breakfast. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or a complete beginner the experience of the fantastic outdoor pursuit of clay pigeon shooting will either fuel your passion or even turn out to be the start of a whole new hobby! Your experience will include all the necessary training in safety and technique from a fully qualified instructor before you step up to test your aim and accuracy and have a go yourself. Have a blast! This experience includes: Full training for two people from an experienced instructor, Use of shotgun and hearing protection and 50 clays and cartridges. Allow 1 hour for your visit. Locations: Derbyshire - Doveridge; Devon - Holsworthy; Dorset - Bournemouth ; Essex - Brentwood ; Hertfordshire - Sawbridgeworth; Kent - Tenterden; North Yorkshire - Skipton; Nottinghamshire - Oxton; Oxfordshire - Long Crendon; Scotland - Ayrshire; Scotland - Cumbernauld; Scotland - Dumfriesshire; Somerset - Portishead; Suffolk - Newmarket; Surrey - Redhill; Surrey - Woking; Warwickshire - Southam; Warwickshire - Wishaw; West Sussex - Worthing; Worcestershire - Redditch.
Get ready for the summer with a professionally applied spray tan at the luxurious Virgin Experience Day Tranquil Day Spa.
There are 4 locations across the Midlands, Cheshire and Merseyside that you can choose from to visit for this wonderful experience as you receive a safe and natural looking tan without spending hours in the sun exposing yourself to harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Tranquil Day Spa is a beauty spa company dedicated to providing relaxed and tranquil beauty rooms in convenient locations. Their highly trained beauty therapists offer a high-class service to achieve the best results possible.
In the relaxed environment of the spa, you can enjoy the care and attention that you deserve as a trained therapist applies your spray tan for stunning, streak-free results.
The locations are: West Midlands - Stourbridge or Brierley Hill; Cheshire - Altrincham; Merseyside - Liverpool.
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
- Minimum age 18
- Spray tanning is not suitable during pregnancy
- Available 7 days a week
- Date restrictions may apply
- Please refer to individual salon opening times as they may vary
- Virgin Experience Day Spray Tanning at Tranquil Day Spa
We recommend you book at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 15 to 30 minutes for the whole experience. You are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to your pre-booked appointment time. The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location.
Virgin Experience Days Two Night Lake District Escape For Two (Appleby Manor Country House Hotel)
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Discover the Lake District with a Two Night Gourmet Break at Appleby Manor for Two. You will receive an upgraded deluxe or garden view room, plus you will enjoy a glass of chilled prosecco and a delicious strawberry meringue to tickle your taste buds. On the first evening of your stay, you will both enjoy a delightful four-course meal in the AA Rosette-awarded The Oak Room restaurant with complimentary canapes. Each morning you will be set up for the day with a scrumptious breakfast, so you can head off and explore the wonderful Lake District. Your gourmet break will delight you with delicious cuisine made using the freshest ingredients. Be enticed by the wide range of creative dishes, try something new or enjoy the skilled chef?s take on an old favourite. Dine on fantastic food while enjoying the stunning Lake District views, for a break to remember. When you arrive at the Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, you will be checked into your wonderful twin or double deluxe or garden view room. You will receive a glass of chilled prosecco along with a strawberry meringue and on the first evening you can dine on a four-course meal together. Two nights' accommodation in an upgraded room (either garden view or deluxe). Glass of chilled Prosecco. Strawberry meringue. Four-course dinner in the AA Rosette Restaurant including complimentary canapes on the first evening. Breakfast on both mornings. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity. Minimum age 18. Available 7 days a week. Date restrictions may apply. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available.
Virgin Experience Days Billy Elliot Top Priced Theatre Tickets and Dinner for Two
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Bring some drama to your life with this fantastic West End experience which includes a two-course pre theatre meal at the Da Scalzo Pizzeria restaurant in Belgravia offering a set menu of Italian classics and homemade treats, plus top-priced theatre tickets. Billy Elliott is an inspirational story set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners strike. It's a tale of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. With unforgettable music by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful storyline, this moving performance will stay with you forever.
Location: London- Victoria Palace Theatre.
Restrictions: Minimum age: 16 (Under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult). Your pre-theatre dinner does not include beverages, these however may be purchased on the day. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
Transport between the restaurant and theatre is not included but is only a short walk away and has been chosen for its proximity.
Available Monday to Friday. We recommend that you book at least 4/6 weeks in advance.
Please allow 5 hours for the experience
On arrival at the Da Scalzo Pizzeria restaurant at 18.00 you will enjoy a 2 course pre theatre meal from the set menu before heading to the theatre where the play will start at 19.30
Once a date has been booked you are unable to change or cancel the booking.
Virgin Experience Days One Night Break with Dinner for Two at Bagden Hall Hotel
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Escape to the country with this One Night Break with Dinner for Two at Bagden Hall Hotel in West Yorkshire. Set in a stunning location, this luxurious Victorian country house is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway for you and a partner, or a relaxing night away for friends. Explore the grounds which feature 40 acres of secluded parkland and a lake, including plenty of local walks around Denby Dale. Your experience includes one night in an executive room with fresh fruit, chocolates and a bottle of house wine on arrival. You'll enjoy a fantastic three-course dinner which will be served in the Glendale restaurant so you can sample Yorkshire's fresh local produce in a delicious way. On arrival you will be welcomed by staff and checked into your executive room which features chocolates, fresh fruit and a bottle of wine. Why not slip into your robes and slippers to enjoy a glass or take a stroll around the beautiful grounds? You're welcome to spend the day as you wish and in the evening you will be served a fine three-course dinner (please note that drinks are not included). On the morning of your departure, you can enjoy a full breakfast, which will be served between 07.30 and 09.30. If it's a warm day you can take your breakfast onto the terrace and appreciate some excellent views of the countryside while you dine. One night stay in an executive room. Slippers, robes, water, fruit, chocolates and a bottle of house wine on arrival. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity. Participant guidelines: Minimum age 18. This experience is available seven days a week throughout the year, excluding Christmas, New Year and Valentines.
Live your James Bond fantasies for the day when you get behind the wheel of these remarkable cars.The Aston Martin is a hand-crafted sports car that offers electrifying performance and outstanding agility.Its low, purposeful stance is both elegant yet aggressive. Could there be a more exciting way to experience one of the world's most exhilarating high-performance sports cars?
This would make the perfect gift for the petrol-head in your life — watch their eyes light up as they take control of one of most beautifully engineered cars.
The experience includes a welcome, introduction and a briefing on circuit driving techniques from a trained instructor.The driving session of your choice is followed by a certificate presentation to keep as a memento of an incredible day.
When you purchase an experience, a gift pack is sent to you or directly to the other participant. A voucher and booking information are included so you or they can check the info and book the experience on the date that suits you both.
- Restrictions may vary by location but as a guideline drivers shorter than 5'2", taller then 6'4 and/or weighing more then 16 stone may have difficulty being accommodated. (Please check at time of booking)
- Participants must be in good health
- Full driving licence required
- Vouchers are valid for 10 months
- Allow 30 mins - 2 hours for your visit.
County Durham - Teeside, Derbshire -Donington: Lancashire - Wigan, Leicestershire - Prestwold Hall, North Yorkshire - Elvington, Northamptonshire - Corby, Northamponshire Silverstone, Oxforshire- Chipping Norton, Stafforshire - Seighford.
Get down to a Bannatyne Spa and enjoy the Deluxe Pamper Day, for a full day of luxurious relaxation and tranquillity. Take a friend or partner along with you and treat them to a day of total peace and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or, if you want to work on the new you, why not make the most of the gym equipment or enjoy a class such as yoga or Tai Chi. Along with full use of the wonderful facilities, you will each enjoy one spa treatment. There are a variety of treatments to choose from, including massages, facials and manicures. Whatever you choose you will leave feeling refreshed and invigorated. When you arrive at your chosen Bannatyne spa you will be greeted by a member of staff and given a tour of the extensive range of facilities that are available. Enjoy the gym, or take part in a class (please note these must be pre-booked). The pair of you can enjoy a full day at the spa, relaxing in the pool or soaking in the steam room. As part of your experience you will each enjoy a treatment lasting approximately 55 minutes. Choose from: Bannatyne Expert facial; Leighton Denny Immaculate Manicure; Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage and Men's/Women's Energising Facial; Swedish back neck and shoulder massage and an Elemis Body Polish; Energising facial and Elemis Body Polish; Swedish full body massage. Treatments may vary per venue so please check on booking what is available to you. Choice of Bannatyne Spa location. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity. Bedfordshire - Luton. Nottinghamshire - Mansfield. Staffordshire - Tamworth. West Midlands - Birmingham. West Midlands - Brindley Place. West Midlands - Solihull. West Midlands - Sutton Coldfield. Leicestershire - Leicester.
Virgin Experience Days Rejuvenating Treat for Two at Sketchley Grange Hotel - Leicestershire
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Indulge yourself and someone special with the Virgin Experience Days Rejuvenating Treat for Two at Sketchley Grange Hotel in Leicestershire.
This stunning hotel is the ideal location to enjoy a fabulous day of pampering for you and a friend or relative. Escape the stresses of everyday life for a whole day of indulgent relaxation.
You'll be welcomed into the hotel's spa for your choice of 25 minute treatment each from a fantastic selection that includes a Relaxing Back Massage, Spa Mini Manicure, Spa Mini Pedicure Rejuvenating Facial or Spa Scalp Massage.
Treat yourself with a complementary drink on arrival, plus full use of the spa facilities during your visit. Make the most of the stone oven sauna, aromatic crystal steam room, two refreshing showers, a swimming pool and a relaxation room.
- Virgin Experience Days Rejuvenating Treat for Two at Sketchley Grange Hotel
- 25 minute treatment each
- Use of robes and towels
- Light lunch
- Complimentary drink each on arrival
- Full use of the spa facilities
- Cancellation indemnity
- Minimum age: 18 years
This experience is available seven days a week. Date restrictions may apply. It is recommended you book at least 4 weeks in advance before the expiry date listed on your voucher. You are welcome to use the facilities between 10am and 6pm.
Please inform the venue if you have any medical conditions to ensure treatments can be carried out. The supplier will aim to adapt any treatment according to any health problems so please advise at the time of booking. Please mention any dietary requirements at the time of booking.