Feel the adrenalin rush as you take the controls of a light plane and soar across the sky! This Virgin Experience Day introductory flying lesson will never be forgotten.
There are more than 40 flying lesson locations to chose from around the country, so you won't have to travel too far to experience this incredible day out.
Your flying lesson starts with a briefing from your instructor before the flight, covering safety and an introduction to some of the controls.
Once in the plane, you will be given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control, and so that you can talk with your instructor. And when you get in the air, you'll be able to take over the controls - though your pilot will generally land the plane and taxi back.
You should allow an hour for the whole experience. The flight will last approximately 25-30 minutes.
- Choose from over 40 locations nationwide
- Restrictions: Min age: 12 (under-18s need parental/guardian consent)
- Max height: 6ft 4 inch
- Max weight: 18 stone (114kg)
- Vouchers are valid for 10 months
- Choose from over 40 locations nationwide
Feel the adrenalin rush as you take the controls of a light plane and soar across the sky! You get one-to-one training with a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor, and your flying time counts towards a Private Pilot's licence. This Extended option means you will be flying for a longer time and will have a more in-depth lesson. Your flying lesson starts with a briefing from your instructor before the flight. This will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls. Once in the plane, your flight starts from the time the engine turns over. You will be given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control, and so that you can talk with your instructor. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls but your pilot will generally land the plane and taxi back. Minimum age: 12 (under 18's need parental/guardian consent) - Minimum height: 4 ft 10 inch (147 cm) - Maximum height: 6 ft 4 inch (193 cm) - Maximum weight: 12 stone at County Down, 16 stone at Leeds, 14 to 18 stone at other locations - You should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft. 40 locations across the UK and Southern Ireland.
Virgin Experience Days The View from the Shard and Thames Sightseeing Cruise for Two
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This amazing Virgin Experience Days The View From The Shard and Thames Sightseeing Cruise For Two allows you to experience one of the most incredible landmarks in London.
With a viewing platform 500ft above the skyline, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe so you can witness breathtaking views of the capital like never before. The 360º view stretches out 64km, with multimedia displays and state of the art telescopes on hand to really bring it life.
You’ll travel skywards on one of the 2 high-speed kaleidoscopic lifts, then move from floor 69 up to level 72 to experience one of the greatest cities on Earth on a whole new level.
After you’ve visited The Shard you can head off to a sightseeing cruise on one of the most famous rivers in the world. This hop on and hop off cruise along the Thames allows you to explore the city on ground level too, taking your time to stroll along the river bank and see all of the famous landmarks.
This experience comes with a personalised voucher and a message card, so it makes a wonderful gift for a loved one. It’s also a great treat to yourself to a day in the capital in a totally unique way.
- The Shard, London
- Entry for 2 adults
- Unlimited hop on and off cruise for 2 adult
- Includes a personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
- Virgin Experience Days The View From The Shard and Thames Sightseeing Cruise For Two
Enjoy the sights of London from two captivating perspectives with this Virgin Experience Days Lunch Cruise and London Eye for Two.
You can watch the capital's famous landmarks glide past your window while you enjoy lunch on-board a high-class dining boat, with great food and a warm atmosphere while you take in the view.
After you've eaten, prepare to get on-board the famous London Eye and soak up panoramic views across the city. The UK's most popular tourist attraction, the London Eye is based close to Westminster Bridge and offers stunning views of the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, St Paul's Cathedral, Cleopatra's Needle, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Canary Wharf and much more — up to 25 miles in each direction.
This experience day is the perfect way to see the capital in all it’s glory and makes a wonderful gift.
Cruises run Wednesday to Saturday and last approximately two hours. 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 information and book the experience on the date that suits you both.
- Cruise departs from Embankment Pier, London
- Experience lasts approximately three hours
- Three course set menu lunch
- Runs February to November
- Minimum age 5 years
- Under 18's need parental/guidance consent
- These are not fast-tracked tickets and there will be an element of queuing for the London Eye
One night's relaxing stay at the gorgeous Ruthin Castle hotel plus a full Welsh breakfast the following morning.
The 4* Ruthin Castle Hotel is set in stunning Welsh countryside with bustling market towns and two of Britain's best-known resorts to explore nearby. You'll stay in a charming double or twin bedded Noble room which blends tradition and history with modern comforts.
Enjoy 24-hour room service, television, hairdryer, hospitality beverages, mini-bar, safe, telephone, and WiFi internet access. Local attractions include water parks, craft centres, the fascinating Ruthin Gaol and other magnificent castles. If you fancy getting out in the great outdoors, Denbighshire offers fantastic walks for all levels of fitness, canal boating and lovely beaches. Location: Wales - Denbighshire.
The voucher is valid for 10 months from the date of purchase.
Please note restrictions listed below:
You are able to book your one night break for any day of the week throughout the year (subject to some exclusions).
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possibleto ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed onyour voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
Your experience will be for one night. Check into the hotel will be after 15.00 and departure by 11.00 the following morning.
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 and this is your chance to drive this incredible machine, at the world famous Brands Hatch circuit, for six miles. It's your turn to take to the wheel and whizz around the famous bends. Welcome, introduction and briefing on circuit driving techniques by a fully trained racing instructor. Six miles driving an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Presentation of experience certificate. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity.
Could there be a more exciting way to experience one of the world's most exhilarating high performance sports cars. An iconic racing venue, Brands Hatch has been operating for over 80 years. In this time the circuit has witnessed countless legendary drivers, including Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and Jenson Button, race and win. You'll be in the hot seat of a stunning Aston Martin V8 Vantage, when even opening the door is an experience to savour. It swings out and up on gas struts to reveal expensive materials, gorgeous lighting and an excellent seating position. Behind the wheel things only get better as this glorious supercar loves the track. Enjoy six miles driving around Brands Hatch with its unique combination of dips, cambers, fearsome corners and hills.
- Kent - Brands Hatch
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 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.
Virgin Experience Days Harry Potter Bus Tour of London For Two
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Enter the magical world of wizards and muggles in this Harry Potter Bus Tour of London for Two. You'll enjoy a fun-packed excursion through various locations from the films including Kings Cross Station which was used to film Platform 9 3/4.
Visit the entrance to the Ministry of Magic and see the sites used for the Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts Bank and 12 Grimmauld Place on this 3 hour mini-coach tour through the capital. You'll see a side to London you never imagined while reliving many of your favourite moments from the eight films in this fascinating experience to remember. 3 hour London bus tour for two with a professional Harry Potter guide. Available on Wednesdays Saturdays and 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 3 hour tour which finishes at Kings Cross. Along the way, you'll find the location used as the entrance to the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, and a photo opportunity pushing a trolley through the wall at Platform 9 3/4. You'll discover the inspiration for 12 Grimmauld Place from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and see where the Knight Bus squeezed through the oncoming double-decker buses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. You'll walk in the footsteps of Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltraine) and Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) to the entrance of the Leaky Cauldron before ending up at the location used for Gringotts Bank (exterior only).
- London - Temple Bar
Please note: Minimum age 16.
Follow in the footsteps of your Tottenham heroes by joining the White Hart Lane Stadium Tour and taking a look behind the scenes of the stadium, home to some of the world best players. This is the ultimate experience for any Spurs fan. On a White Hart Lane stadium tour you get the chance to see behind the scenes and view trophies and items of historic significance to the Club. Your tour will start on the High Road inside the foyer of the Club Megastore and will take you down Bill Nicholson Way and in to the famous West Stand. From here you will be able to walk in the footsteps of Spurs legends and heroes by entering the tunnel, viewing the home dressing room and seeing the unique view of the stadium from the technical area and dug-outs. In addition you will see the press auditorium, Directors Box and much, much more. You will have plenty of opportunities to take unique photographs and learn about the glorious history of Tottenham Hotspur FC. Location: London - Tottenham.
Virgin Experience Days VIP Liverpool FC Anfield Experience Day with Lunch for Two
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Kick off with refreshments at the world famous home to Liverpool Football Club, followed by an exclusive guided tour of Anfield for behind the scenes insights and all the dressing room tales! You'll have the opportunity to touch the famous "This is Anfield" sign as you follow in the footsteps of your favourite football stars. Visit the press room and home team dressing room and have the feel like Shankly and Paisley when you sit in the Manager's dug-out. You will also visit the LFC Museum to soak up the history of the club and see those impressive five European trophies. Then settle down to a three-course meal and drink (a bottle of beer, glass of wine or a soft drink each) served in an Executive Box overlooking the pitch.
You'll be accompanied by an LFC Legend including household names such as John Aldridge, Jan Molby, Phil Neal, Alan Kennedy plus many more. They will host a question and answer session during which you'll discover the truth behind rumours, after which there is an opportunity for photos. You'll also each receive a commemorative certificate of your day and a limited edition Liverpool Football Club gift.
Location: Merseyside - Liverpool. Restriction: Minimum age : 5 (under 18's need parental or guardian consent). The club requests that you keep all children under close supervision at all times.
Virgin Experience Days One Night Heavenly Bliss Spa Break for Two at Bannatyne's Darlington Hotel
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One Night Heavenly Bliss Spa Break for Two at Bannatyne's Darlington Hotel
When you step into the Bannatyne's spa you will be stepping into paradise and soothe your body and mind. On arrival at the Darlington Hotel you will be checked in to your twin or double room for your One Night Heavenly Bliss Spa Break. Then make your way down the road to the Bannatynes Health Club where you will enjoy full use of the spa and leisure facilities and undergo your treatment. Be pampered with a 25 minute Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage or a Bannatyne's Energising Facial.
This fabulous getaway entitles you to full use of the spa facilities. This decadent experience promises to be Heavenly Bliss for the body, mind and soul. Spend time in the sauna and steam room to invigorate your senses and release you tensions.
In the evening, before you retire to your wonderful twin or double room, you will enjoy a divine two-course dinner and in the morning before departure you will tuck in to a scrumptious full English or continental breakfast.
- Two-course evening meal.
- Full English or continental breakfast.
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card.
- One Night Heavenly Bliss Spa Break for Two at Bannatyne's Darlington Hotel
Cancellation indemnity. Participant guidelines: Minimum age 18. Participants should be of reasonable health and fitness to enjoy all the facilities on offer.