The latest aviation technology and audio-visual equipment combine to create this sensational experience, which has quickly become a benchmark for exceptional flight simulation. With a focus on realism, learn to pilot a Boeing 737 (the best commercial aircraft around) or Airbus A320 and master real life inflight procedures alongside an experienced First Officer. Welcome passengers on board and choose a destination, before implementing an expert take-off. Cruise above an unbelievably lifelike landscape and take this moment to practice various climbs, turns and dips. Once the skies have been conquered, descend seamlessly back to earth at an airport of your choice. A completely immersive ride, this is taking flight imitation to dizzying new heights.
An absolutely ideal experience for avid foodies, this 10-course tasting menu at triple AA Rosette restaurant AG's is an unadulterated delight for the taste buds. The tasting menu, carefully created by talented Executive Chef, Darrel Wilde (formerly of La Manoir, working alongside Raymond Blanc) changes from season to season - but expect meticulously constructed canapes, succulent cuts of meat, interesting flavour combinations, delicately created desserts, coffee and petit fours. An unmistakable gourmet feast.
For those hunting the perfect driving gift, give the incredible chance to drive a supercar already considered a modern classic on one of the world's most famous tracks. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was the long-awaited successor to the celebrated DB9 and, despite similar styling, is miles ahead in terms of speed, driveability and innovation. So what better place to test this ferocious 4.7 litre, 420 bhp V8 engine than Silverstone? After being welcomed and briefed, strap in for a professionally-driven lap to get familiar with the circuit's iconic layout, before taking the wheel of the Vantage for four exhilarating laps. After a short break, drive a further four laps around Silverstone, completing a total of 15 memorable miles!
This is an opportunity to be coached by international cricket legend, Darren Gough. Former captain of Yorkshire, spearhead of England's bowling attack in the 90s and with 234 wickets under his belt, Darren is still England's second ever highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals. With a further string to his bow, Darren is now an ECB level three qualified coach, allowing him to teach at international level. Meet him at Lord's, the 'Home of Cricket' and after a welcome, get kitted up. Then enjoy a coaching session with the man himself, alternating between batting and bowling in the nets. Goughie stays on hand to offer tips on how to improve techniques throughout. Take part in a mini game, and Darren may even bowl at you. Howzat!
Escape everyday stresses and strains with some extravagant pampering at Somerset's Charlton House, voted 5th most romantic hotel by The Times in 2013. Spend the night in an en suite twin or double room with WiFi access and all mod cons. Enjoy the spa's lavish facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, outdoor hot tub, steam room, cleansing Finnish sauna, laconium, ice fountain and fully-equipped fitness studio. To make the stay extra special, a traditional afternoon tea, delectable two-course evening meal with pre-dinner cocktail, breakfast and 40 minutes worth of relaxing treatment each are included. Choose from Bannatyne energising facial and Leighton Denny manicure or soothing Elemis welcome touch facial and alternative Leighton Denny manicure.
Treat the whole family to a thrilling tour of the WHF Big Cat Sanctuary with an expert guide. After refreshments, head into the centre to discover more about the living, eating and breeding habits of the rare species housed there, from Amur leopards to Sumatran tigers, a white lion pride and more, even getting a chance to see a Big Cat health check. Then enjoy an afternoon tea in the Founders' Lodge, with privileged access to the tiger viewing area, whilst BBC expert and star of 'Tigers About The House' Giles Clark gives a presentation on the conservation works of the WHF. Finally, receive a free signed photo or book, a branded mug and tote bag per family from Giles himself.
The Ferrari F430 is one of the iconic marque's most popular and powerful vehicles to date, boasting 483 bhp and the capability to scream from 0 - 100 mph in less than nine seconds. Imagine driving it at the world's most celebrated racing circuit, Silverstone! Make fantasy a reality with this incredible experience, which begins with a safety briefing and instructor-driven demo lap, because after all, it's a very, very fast car and this is a challenging but rewarding track. Then slip into the driving seat of this sleek beast with a professional as passenger, and get going for four laps. After a quick break enjoy another four laps, completing a total of 15 miles. Follow in the rubber-marks of world champions - unforgettable.
Make the West End hassle-free, leaving you to relax and enjoy the show. Enjoy two top price tickets to a West End show from the following hot list: Wicked, Woman in Black, Motown, Stomp, Dead Funny, School of Rock, Inspector Calls, Thriller, The Curious Incident and Beautiful. Sit in the best seats available in either the stalls or the dress circle and enjoy a top view of the action. Then after the show, stay the night at a four star hotel (Kensington Close and Spa,The Tower, Ambassador's Bloomsbury, The Park International, Caesar Hotel or Best Western The Cromwell). All hotel rooms are en suite and offer a choice of twin or double bed. Breakfast is also included.
A thrilling day for any two lovers of big cats, begin with welcome refreshments in the Founders' Lodge. Then enjoy a tour of the Big Cat Sanctuary with an expert guide, seeing rare Amur leopards, Clouded leopards, white lions, Sumatran tigers and more, and even witness a Big Cat health check. Many of these endangered cats are part of crucial breeding programmes and can't be found in the wild. After the tour, take a delicious afternoon tea in the Founders Lodge and also get access to the tiger viewing area, and BBC Big Cat expert Giles Clark will personally give a presentation on the WHF Big Cat Sanctuary's valuable work. Giles will then personally hand out signed books or photos, branded mugs and tote bags as farewell gifts to guests.
Arrive at the Founders' Lodge and enjoy refreshments, before an expert guide begins the tour. This rare chance to see some of nature's most endangered feline predators includes a look at Clouded leopards, Amur/Sumatran tigers, the white lion pride and more. Many of WHF The Big Cat Sanctuary's cats are crucial to global breeding programmes helping to save their species, and guests will even get to watch a Big Cat health check. After the tour ends, return to the Founders' Lodge for a tasty afternoon tea, plus privileged access to the tiger viewing area. BBC Big Cat expert Giles Clark will give a fascinating presentation on the works of the sanctuary as guests eat, and give out signed books or photos, branded mugs and tote bags as farewell gifts.
Home of the British Grand Prix, Silverstone's an internationally-renowned racing circuit and this is your chance to feel like an F1 driver in a Formula Single Seater. The cockpit of this ultra-light, responsive race car is open to the elements, ensuring drivers truly feel the power to weight ratio whilst driving. Begin this thrilling experience with a briefing on the unique controls, then head out onto the track behind a pace car for ten minutes to get used to its pin-point steering and incomparable acceleration. Drivers will be just a few inches off the ground and they'll know it; it's unlike anything else most will have driven! Then it's back on the circuit for 20 minutes without the pace car, to really push those driving skills to the limit.
Enjoy some secluded relaxation with this romantic pamper break at the alluring Bannatyne Hotel Hastings. Spend the night in a bright and spacious executive en suite twin or double room equipped with a host of modern amenities. Make full use of all the facilities on offer which include a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, outdoor hot tubs, gym and a relaxation room with heated loungers. To add to the indulgence, a bottle of champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, a delicious two-course candlelit meal, breakfast and 40 minutes of treatment time each are included. Choose a Swedish back massage or chocolate massage, followed by a scalp massage or welcome touch facial - what a wonderful way to unwind!
Got what it takes to be a Special Forces soldier? Find out with Break-Point in East Sussex, the guys behind the hit Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins. Matt ‘Ollie’ Ollerton calls the shots as mental and physical ability is pushed. Trainee soldiers must overcome fast paced ever changing circumstances with quick and decisive thinking and time is of the essence as hostile forces close in. The only objective? Get out alive. Apply newly learned vital and transferable skills including map-reading, navigation, medical awareness, innovative leadership and all-important escape and evasion skills as ever-changing situations mean you must be ready for anything: can you go beyond your break-point? Just remember, once deployed, there is no turning back.
Jump on a high-speed powerboat known as a Thames Rocket and get ready for a waterborne sightseeing experience that's second to none! An experienced skipper will take guests down the Thames, pointing out some of London's most fascinating buildings and landmarks, and sharing anecdotes and facts, all at a normal speed. Then it's time to speed up and enjoy an adrenaline-filled ride as this seriously nimble craft is put through its paces! Once back on terra firma, head to the H10 London Waterloo Hotel just a 20 minute walk away, and be seated in its famous Sky Bar. Looking out over London's skyline and historic buildings including Big Ben and St. Paul's, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea washed down with fine teas and infusions.
See the Thames from a unique perspective and savour some of the capital's most iconic landmarks from the river. Jump aboard a high-speed powerboat known as a Thames Rocket, and get ready for fun. An experienced skipper will pilot the craft, pointing out places of interest and sharing amusing anecdotes, and towards the end there'll be a speedy section, so hold on tight! Once back on dry land, head to H10 London Waterloo Hotel, a chic designer haven, for a cocktail in its Sky Bar, which has unrivalled views over the capital. Then head down to Three O Two restaurant and be seated at elegant tables, before being served seven courses of tantalising Spanish fare. A glass of wine each helps complement the Mediterranean tastes.
London's West End is the best place in the country to see a musical. Two top price tickets are available from the following list of smash hit West End shows: Wicked, Woman in Black, Motown, Stomp, Thriller, Dead Funny, School of Rock, Inspector Calls,The Curious Incident and Beautiful. Then after the show, spend the night at a three star hotel (options are Thistle City Barbican, Travelodge Farringdon, Travelodge King's Cross, Travelodge Central City Road, Travelodge Southwark, My Place Hotel, Holiday Villas and Suites and Ashley Hotel Bayswater Inn). All hotel rooms are en suite and offer a choice of twin or double bed. Breakfast is also included. Theatre tickets make ideal gifts for anniversary and birthday celebrations.
Take a spa break at this Bannatyne venue in Darlington, County Durham - a beautiful retreat, perfect for escaping the stress of everyday life. Stay for two nights in a standard double or twin room with en suite, plasma TV and WiFi. Make use of the excellent leisure facilities (about 1.5 miles from the hotel) throughout the stay, including a sauna, steam room, pool, gym and Jacuzzi. Each choose a 55 minute treatment - either an expert facial, Elemis skin specific facial, a men's facial, Swedish massage or a manicure. Food is included as well as relaxation, with an afternoon tea on one day, a two-course meal at Maxine's Restaurant another day and breakfast on both mornings. It's an excellent way to get some serious me time with a friend or a partner.
Experience the ultimate makeover with a personal shopping session, makeup, styling and a glamorous photoshoot in a professional studio. Sessions can be scheduled for the same day or separately - whatever suits best! Begin with the personal shopping session - meet an expert stylist at a shopping area of choice (within zones 1 - 6) and hit the shops with an agreed direction and budget. Receive guidance on colours and cuts to suit body shape and colouring and try out different looks created by someone who knows what they're talking about. Afterwards at a photo studio location in London, receive full hair and makeup, ready to strut your stuff in front of the camera. At the end of the shoot, choose one A4 print to take home on CD and keep forever.
Enjoy an exhilarating day for two, climbing over the roof of The O2 on a guided expedition followed by a three-course meal is perfect. Start this London day out with The O2 climb and enjoy a guided trip over the roof of the building on a fabric walkway. Be warned, this climb has an incline of 28 degrees on the way up at its steepest point on the walkway and 30 degrees on the way down; it is not for the faint hearted. Meet your guide for a safety briefing and get fitted with a climb suit, shoes and a safety harness. At the summit, stop and take in spectacular views of London from the observation platform. After the climb, tuck into a delicious three-course meal with a glass of wine each at Frankie and Benny's which is located inside The O2.
Take some time out of a busy schedule for a day of pampering and relaxation at a choice of over 30 Bannatyne Health Clubs across the UK. A great stress buster, this neat little pamper package not only includes one indulgent 55 minute treatment from a choice of full body massages (bamboo, chocolate, Swedish, deep tissue or lava), facials (expert, herbal, lavender, exotic moisture or urban cleanse) or an immaculate manicure, it also provides full access to all health club facilities. Take a dip in the swimming pool, cleanse the body in the sauna and steam room, kick back in the Jacuzzi or get active in the gym. For those feeling really spritely, there are even exercise classes on offer, including spinning and pilates - what more could you want?