Virgin Experience Days Extended Flying Lesson
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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 Two Night Break for Two at a Hallmark Hotel
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Relax with a fabulous two night break for two at your choice from a range of seven Hotels. Why not enjoy an invigorating workout, refreshing dip in the pool or simply enjoy some down time in the relaxing atmosphere at one of the hotels featuring a Health Club and Spa. Whichever you choose, a visit to one of these hotel is sure to leave you feeling truly spoilt. Two nights accommodation for two. Full English or continental breakfast. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation Indemnity.
All the hotels have complimentary car parking although spaces are limited in Carlisle.
- Derbyshire - Derby
- Yorkshire - Hull
- Cumbria - Carlisle
- Manchester - Wilmslow
- Dorset - Bournemouth
- Surrey - Croydon
- Gloucestershire - Gloucester
Virgin Experience Days Jersey Boys Top Priced Theatre Tickets and Dinner for Two
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Get with the beat with this fantastic West End experience which includes a two-course pre theatre meal at the famous L'Escargot restaurant. This buzzing establishment in Greek Street is one of London's most fashionable and well-established eateries, featuring mirrored walls and work by artists such as Miro and Chagall. Jersey Boys is the electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; the mob, the heartaches, the triumphs and the music. It tells of how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own unique sound, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide. With spectacular performances of all their hits, Jersey Boys rocks and rolls! Location: London Prince Edward Theatre. Restrictions: Minimum age: 16 (Under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult). Available Tuesday to Thursday. Your pre-theatre dinner does not include beverages, these however may be purchased on the day. Transport between the restaurant and theatre is not included however, the restaurant is a short walk from the Theatre and has been chosen for its proximity.
On arrival at the L'Escargot Restaurant at 18.00, you will be shown to your seats and served a delicious 2 course pre-theatre meal from a set menu. You will then make your way to the Theatre. The show starts at 19.30
Locations: Leon de Bruxelles, Salvador & Amanda, Soho Thai Restaurant - Greater London. Prince Edward Theatre - London
Please Note: Allow 5 hours for the experience. Unsuitable for wheelchair users. Once a date has been booked, you are unable to change or cancel the booking. Please mention any dietary requirements when booking.
Virgin Experience Days Hot Air Balloon Flight for 1
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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 Phantom of the Opera Top Priced Theatre Tickets and Dinner for Two
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Enjoy a West End Classic with top-priced tickets to the Phantom of the Opera and a delicious two-course meal in the Radisson Hampshire Bar and Grill (Hampshire Hotel) in Leicester Square, with its rich mahogany panelling and striking animal prints. Then it's on to the institution that is Phantom of the Opera - now in its 25th record-breaking year and with more than 10,000 performances.
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, the Phantom lives a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protege Christine Daae is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. Prepare to be haunted. Location: London- Her Majesty's 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 mention any dietary requirements when booking.
Please arrive at the Radisson Hampshire at 18.00, you will be shown to your seats for your set 2 course meal, then you will head off to the Theatre for the captivating production of Phantom of the Opera.
Available Monday to Friday, date restrictions may apply. We recommend that you book at least 4-6 weeks in advance.
Transport between the restaurant and theatre is not included however, the restaurant is a short walk from the Theatre and has been chosen for its proximity.
Please allow 5 hours for the experience.
Unsuitable for wheelchair users.
Once a date has been booked, you are unable to change or cancel the booking.
Virgin Experience Days The Diamond Choice Collection
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With 54 options available- The Diamond Choice Collection makes the perfect gift!
Choose from a 15 minute Tiger Moth flight and IWM Duxford entry, aerobatic flight, 45 minute Boeing 737 flight simulator, bungee catapult for one, extended falconry, extended Microlight flight, extreme dodgems, feed the lemurs for two, ghost hunting, helicopter flight over London, introduction to polo at the Ascot Park Polo Club, introduction to powerkite sports, introduction to riding for two, introductory flying lesson, introductory off road driving, JCB racing experience, meet the meerkats, ocean race yacht experience or a Silverstone Aston Martin Thrill, Ferrari Thrill or Nissan GT-R Thrill.
There’s the option of a one night break for two at either the Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt or Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel.
For a tasty treat there’s the 90 minute cooking class at L'atelier Des Chefs, cookery masterclass at L'atelier Des Chefs, Shepherd Neame beer and food evening, along with a five-course tasting menu with a glass of champagne at Gordon Ramsay's Petrus or Maze restaurant all for two people. There’s also a one day cookery class in Scotland for one and a one day cookery course at Swinton Park.
There’s the Fairlawns exclusive spa experience for one, indulgent day for two at Greenwoods Spa, luxury spa day at Rowhill Grange and the serenity spa day with The Spa at Armathwaite Hall Hotel.
A one day landscape photography course is also available, giving you plenty of choice!
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.
Virgin Experience Days Double Supercar Driving Thrill Plus High Speed Passenger Ride
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Experience the thrill of driving not one but two of the most amazing supercars with this Double Supercar Thrill experience. You can choose to drive the Ariel Atom, Aston Martin, Audi R8, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche, which two will you select? Once you have recovered from the excitement of driving your first supercar, you get to do it all over again by getting behind the wheel of your second chosen supercar. As well as driving, you will also see how your instructor does it as they take you around the track for an exciting high speed passenger ride, as they find the quickest way in and out of the corners. On arrival at the centre at your allotted time you will receive a demonstration lap followed by an in-car briefing on driving techniques and safety by your instructor in a track prepared sports or saloon car. Then it's on to the main event, get behind the wheel of your first chosen supercar for 3 or 4 laps (depending on location) before driving your second chosen supercar for an additional 3 or 4 laps. Once you have driven your two chosen supercars you will receive a short debrief from your instructor who will add comments and a score to your driver’s ticket. You’ll then get into the passenger seat of a specially prepared performance saloon car for a thrilling high speed passenger ride that will leave you holding on tight. Your experience will conclude with the collection of your commemorative driving certificate. Locations: Leicestershire – Lutterworth, Lincolnshire – Gainsborough, Surrey – Chertsey, Yorkshire - Elvington
Drive the fantastic New Audi R8 - 4.2 litre V8 Supercar. The R8 was built to take your breath away Audi leading designers have pushed the boundaries of racing technology, futuristic construction and luxury refinement to deliver this new masterpiece. Now drive it and you will see why the Audi R8 has a top-speed of 187 mph.
- Welcome introduction and briefing on circuit driving techniques by a fully trained racing instructor.
- 3-4 laps driving the Audi R8 Supercar.
- Presentation and de-brief of experience certificate.
- Experience gift pack including personalised gift voucher and message card.
- PA cover to a value of £50.000 plus cancellation indemnity.
- Minimum age:17 (under 18's need parental consent)
- Minimum height: 5'2"
- Maximum height: 6'6"
- Maximum weight: 16-18 stone depending on location.
- You must be in reasonable health.
- You must hold a full valid UK or European driving licence and must be able to drive manual transmissions.
- Experience content, equipment and restrictions may vary according to location.
Locations: Derbyshire- Donington, Lancashire - Wigan, Leicestershire - Prestwold Hall, North Yorkshire - Elvington, Northamptonshire - Corby, Northamptonshire- Silversone, Oxfordshire - Chippping Norton, Staffordshire- Seighford.
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.
Take part in an overnight ghost hunt at one of Britain's most haunted locations. Joined by experienced paranormal investigators and clairvoyant mediums, you'll have an experience to remember.This voucher is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. It's essential that you book and take you experience before the expiry date as this voucher may not be extended. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and may not be exchanged for another voucher. Our ghost hunting experience will take you to one of Britain's most haunted locations where you'll meet our team of ghost hunters and a psychic medium.
After an exclusive supernatural history tour exploring the location's history and hauntings you'll then be briefed in how to use ghost hunting equipment. Through the night various activities will take place to ensure that you are in the most haunted areas of the location at all times. You can take part in various psychic experiments such as glass moving and dowsing as well as a final grandance in the most active part of the location. Our exciting ghost hunting experience is a packed night of activities including: Exclusive supernatural history tour. Use of the latest ghost hunting equipment. Psychic experiments. Ghost hunting vigils. Accompanied by a medium and paranormal investigator and vigils in the location's most haunted areas. The experience is available at over 120 locations throughout the year, with up to 35 available at any one time. The haunted locations across Britain including jails, castles, manor houses and historic venues.
Virgin Experience Days Aerobatic Flight
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Ever wanted to experience a 'barrel roll' or 'loop the loop' in an aircraft? Get ready to see the world from a different angle. Experience the thrills of aerobatic manoeuvres which may include loops (the world becomes all green then blue and then all green again), rolls, stall turns, chandelles and steep turns.
Your instructor will start the experience with a pre-flight briefing enabling you to understand how the aircraft is capable of aerobatic flight. Once in the air your instructor will accelerate the aircraft to over 100mph before starting a sequence of aerobatic manoeuvres which may include loops, rolls, wingovers and even the dreaded spin. All this takes place several thousand feet in the air. Due to the nature of this experience you will not be able to take the controls so just sit back and enjoy.
- Pre-Flight briefing
- The flight will last 25-30 minutes.
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card.
- PA cover to a value of £50.00 plus cancellation indemnity
- Please allow an hour for the whole experience.
- Minimum height: 5 foot (guideline only)
- Maximum height; 6 foot 4 inch (guideline only)
- maximum weight; 16 stone (guideline only)
- Spectators welcome to the airfield but views may be restricted as you fly away to complete the flight.
- Cambridgeshire - Peterborough; Essex - Stapleford Tawney; Norfolk - Norwich; Staffordshire - Burton on Trent; Surrey - Camberley; Surrey - Redhill; West Sussex - Shoreham.