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Spa Day for Two at Marshall Street Spa, Soho
£50.00
Spa Day for Two at Marshall Street Spa, Soho
London, Greater London:: Take time out together in central London with this special offer and head for the Marshall Street Spa, ideally located within an Everyone Active Leisure club, just moments from the capital's prime shopping and sightseeing area. Work up a sweat in the gym, swim together in the heated indoor pool, get sweaty in one of two saunas, steam out impurities in the steam room or just enjoy the silence in the relaxation room, before enjoying a 25 minute spa treatment each. Choose from a full body exfoliation treatment, massage, scalp massage, manicure or pedicure and then just lie back and savour the downtime as a friendly professional does their work. The perfect way to wind down together, just metres from London's most popular shops, bars and restaurants. Availability: Seven days a week, subject to availability. Weather: Duration: The spa is open 9am - 9pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 5pm at weekends. Each pre-booked treatment will last 25 minutes. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Bring swimwear and gym clothes if required. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 18. The venue welcomes disabled guests. Other Info: Receive up to 20% off any additional treatments pre-booked before the day and 10% off all retail Caudalie products. Please note single-sex thermal sessions are available, please check at point of booking.
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Introduction to Cookery
£95.00
Introduction to Cookery
:: The drama, nuance and endless potential of cookery make it an art form as important as any other. Graduate from foodie to artiste with an introductory cookery class under the guidance of a professional. With numerous courses and locations available, there's near endless choice for budding chefs. Rise to the challenge of bread making; roll up to a sushi class or turn up the heat with curry making. Learn how to create favourite cuisines like exotic Moroccan or chic French, or gain knowledge of vegetarian dishes. At the end of the class, sit down with fellow students to tuck into the fruits of your labour. Bring home an arsenal of professional techniques, ready to crack out to impress friends and family at meals and dinner parties to come. Availability: Classes run at various times throughout the week. Weather: Duration: The experience lasts between two and four hours (depending on cookery course chosen). Please allow extra time for dining. Numbers On Day: Class sizes can be anywhere up to 20. Spectators: Dress Code: There is no dress code but we recommend wearing comfortable and closed in shoes. Aprons are provided to protect clothing whilst cooking. Guidelines: Restrictions: All participants over the age of 16 are welcome. Other Info:
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17% off 300ft Bungee Jumping in Cheshire
£99.00
17% off 300ft Bungee Jumping in Cheshire
Knutsford, Cheshire:: Experience the ultimate thrill from 300 feet. This is for serious adrenaline junkies only and offers four seconds of frightening yet thrilling freefall. Before the fun begins, an instructor straps the jumper into a harness then performs various safety checks. Next up comes the climb to the top of the crane via the cage lift to perform an exhilarating bungee jump. After taking the leap, living the exhilaration and returning back on solid ground. All jumpers can buy video footage of the bungee jump as a special memento of the experience. Availability: Weekend dates twice a year. Weather: High winds or heavy rain might prevent the jump going ahead. If in doubt, call the venue to check before leaving. Duration: Safety checks, briefing and harnessing take a few minutes. The jump lasts just a few heart-stopping seconds. Numbers On Day: Up to 100 others also jump on the day. Spectators: Feel free to bring along unlimited numbers of spectators - why not get them to bring along a camera or video to record all the action? Dress Code: Wear long trousers rather than a skirt (you'll be upside down!). Glasses and hard contact lenses must be removed prior to jumping. Guidelines: Restrictions: Min age 14. Under 16s need a parent/guardian's signature. Max weight is 120kg (18.9st), waist size 40cm - 125cm. Over 50s must produce a doc's certificate. MUST be in good health and inform of any medical conditions beforehand. Other Info: Conditions that prevent umping include high blood pressure, any heart condition, dizziness/epilepsy, pregnancy, asthma, any neurological condition and diabetes.
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Two Night Break for Two at Diamond Resorts
£99.00
Two Night Break for Two at Diamond Resorts
Multiple Locations:: For the perfect way to see and take in the British countryside, choose from a range of five Diamond Resort venues across four counties. Pick a favourite, whether it's Pine Lake Resort - with Scandinavian style lodges by the lake or Thurnham Hall - a 12th-century hall, both in Lancashire; Cromer Country Club - a lively, family destination with a sense of elegance on the Norfolk coast; Woodford Bridge Country Club - all the old world charm of a coaching inn in Devon or Wychnor Park Country Club - splendidly set among 55 acres in Staffordshire. Wherever you choose, enjoy a two-night stay in a spacious studio apartment or suite with a double bed and bathroom and extensive on-site facilities (apartments and extras vary by resort). Availability: Book Sunday to Thursday, from 1st October - 31st March, all dates are subject to availability. Or choose Friday and Saturday nights and pay a £25 supplement for each night. Weather: Duration: This stay is for two nights. Check in anytime after 4pm. Check out by 10am. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: At least one guest must be aged 18 or over. Other Info: Each resort requires a refundable security deposit of £100 at the point of booking. There are additional fees for use of other facilities and extras such as golf course, resort facilities, breakfast and Wi-Fi. Please note requests when booking.
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50% off Double American Classic Car Blast and Hot Ride
£60.00
50% off Double American Classic Car Blast and Hot Ride
Multiple Locations:: It's double trouble with this classic American car adventure! It's perfect for those with a passion for pedals and power. Choose two cars from a star-studded line-up. Take control of the Ford Mustang GT350, 1970 Corvette, Pontiac Firebird, 1969 Camaro SS, Ford Gran Torino or GT40. Start with a safety briefing before taking the wheel of the chosen classics. Drive three miles in each car (six in total) and enjoy the vehicles phenomenal speeds and smooth handling. If that wasn't enough, finish off with a hot-ride driven by a pro! Availability: At least one date every two months (could be any day of the week) at each venue. Please note a £10 upgrade fee for weekend dates at Blyton Park and £25 for Castle Combe apply (payable on booking). Weather: Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Please call the venue if in any doubt. Duration: Expect to be on-site for an hour and a half including a briefing, three miles driving each car and the high speed passenger ride. Please arrive around 15 minutes prior to the booked start time to ensure a prompt start. Numbers On Day: Briefings are held in groups of up to 30 people. All in-car tuition is on a one-to-one basis with a qualified instructor. There might be other vehicles on the track at the same time. Spectators: Spectators are welcome. Children must be closely supervised at all times. Please note that animals are not allowed at any circuit, with the exception of guide dogs. Dress Code: Dress warmly and comfortably in trousers, a long-sleeved top and flat-soled shoes. A helmet is provided. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 17. Minimum height is 4'10''; maximum height is 6'6''. Maximum weight is 18 stone. A full manual driving licence must be shown on the day in order to participate. Other Info: Please be aware that if you don't opt for the £25 damage waiver, credit card details are taken for a £5000 insurance excess. No money is taken from the card unless there is damage to the car.
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50% off Quadruple American Classic Car Blast and Hot Ride
£100.00
50% off Quadruple American Classic Car Blast and Hot Ride
Multiple Locations:: Get a taste of life in the fast lane and drive four American beauties around a rip-roaring track - it's the perfect opportunity to unleash your wild side! Choose four cars from an outstanding line-up, including the Ford Mustang GT350, 1970 Corvette, Pontiac Firebird, 1969 Camaro SS, Ford Gran Torino or GT40! Kick-off the adventure with a thorough safety briefing before heading to the track for some fast and furious fun! Enjoy three exciting miles driving in each car (12 miles in total) and feel the power of these gorgeous American classics. If that wasn't enough, finish off with a hot-ride driven by a pro! Availability: At least one date every two months (could be any day of the week) at each venue. Please note a £10 upgrade fee for weekend dates at Blyton Park and £25 for Castle Combe apply (payable on booking). Weather: Driving may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Please call the venue if in any doubt. Duration: Expect to be on-site for two and a half hours including a briefing, three miles driving each car and the high-speed passenger ride. Please arrive around 15 minutes prior to the booked start time to ensure a prompt start. Numbers On Day: Briefings are held in groups of up to 30 people. All in-car tuition is on a one-to-one basis with a qualified instructor. There might be other vehicles on the track at the same time. Spectators: Spectators are welcome. Children must be closely supervised at all times. Please note that animals are not allowed at any circuit, with the exception of guide dogs. Dress Code: Dress warmly and comfortably in trousers, a long-sleeved top and flat-soled shoes. A helmet is provided. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 17. Minimum height is 4'10''; maximum height is 6'6''. Maximum weight is 18 stone. A full manual driving licence must be shown on the day in order to participate. Other Info: Please be aware that if you don't opt for the £25 damage waiver, credit card details are taken for a £5000 insurance excess. No money is taken from the card unless there is damage to the car.
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Westminster Abbey, Household Cavalry Museum and Amba Hotel Afternoon Tea For Two
£119.00
Westminster Abbey, Household Cavalry Museum and Amba Hotel Afternoon Tea For Two
Westminster, London:: Combine culture, history and gourmet with this grand day out in London. Start at the magnificent Westminster Abbey, the most famous Gothic building in the UK. Explore its treasure trove of stained glass, paintings, textiles and historical artefacts. Then enter The Household Cavalry Museum within the Horse Guards, Whitehall. Get an exciting behind-the-scenes glimpse of the varied role of Her Majesty's Mounted Bodyguard and celebrate its rich history. The tasty part of this experience happens at Amba Hotel, where a mouth-watering afternoon tea is set out. Tuck into fresh fruit scones, cakes, pastries and finger sandwiches. Finish off with herbal or leaf teas or speciality coffees. Pick which activity to do first or split across different days. Availability: Westminster Abbey is open Monday - Saturday. The Household Cavalry Museum is open daily. The Amba Hotel is open daily, excluding 25 December, 31 December,14 February. Weather: Duration: The Abbey opens 9.30am - 3.30pm. Visiting ends an hour after last entry. This could change at short notice; please check the day before. The Museum opens 10am - 6pm (Apr - Oct), 10am - 5pm (Nov - Mar). Afternoon Tea can be booked between 2pm - 5pm. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Please wear smart casual attire. Guidelines: Restrictions: Other Info:
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Discover Spearfishing Course in Cornwall
£100.00
Discover Spearfishing Course in Cornwall
Newquay, Cornwall:: Head to the stunning Cornwall coast and learn how to spearfish in the crystal clear waters off Fistral beach. Lead by a fully qualified instructor, the full day course provides training in spearfishing theory, sustainable fishing practice, breath-holding, diving technique and how to use the equipment. Unlike commercial fishing, spearfishing allows the individual to identify the species and size of the fish, before it has been caught, meaning there is zero by-catch. Throughout the course, spearfishing is promoted as not a sport, but rather a means of gathering food in a sustainable manner. Be surprised by the vast array of food that can be gathered from the sea, including crustaceans, such as crabs and lobsters. Snacks are provided throughout. Availability: Courses take place on Fridays, most months. Weather: Duration: The course lasts approximately seven and a half hours. The course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 5pm. Numbers On Day: Join a group of up to 8 people. Spectators: Dress Code: All kit is provided on the day, but please bring a towel. Guidelines: Restrictions: Participants do not need previous freediving experience to participate, however they must be a confident swimmer and happy to complete a self-declaration medical form. The minimum age is 16. Other Info:
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Champneys Express Manicure and Pedicure
£50.00
Champneys Express Manicure and Pedicure
:: Indulge in a spot of pampering at a luxurious Champneys venue. Enjoy a mini treatment to transform hands and nails, which includes nail shaping, cuticle tidying and application of a nourishing hand treatment, completed with a choice of nail polish or buffing. Then pamper the opposite end of your body with a mini foot treatment designed to transform often neglected toes into well pampered feet. This treatment includes toenail shaping, cuticle tidying, and application of professional foot care products, followed by a choice of nail polish or buffing. Leave ready to show off all those beautifully pampered digits. Complimentary herbal teas and water are available throughout the experience. Availability: Weekdays throughout the year, excluding bank holidays and the Christmas period. Saturdays and Sundays can be booked for a supplement of five pounds, payable direct to Champneys. Weather: Duration: Each treatment will last for 25 minutes. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 14. Both men and women are welcome. Other Info: To book any additional treatments please write to the spa direct at least two weeks in advance.
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Aquapark Blast for Two in North Devon
£28.00
Aquapark Blast for Two in North Devon
Bideford, Devon:: Race, slide, bounce and climb around this exhilarating floating waterpark in North Devon. Situated on a stunning lake, the inflatable course is made up of a series of exciting obstacles, including trampolines, slides, climbing frames, airbags and more. The newest addition, the 'Aquaglide Monkey Dome' is a real highlight and the ultimate way to challenge friends in 'total wipeout' style. Kit up in a wetsuit and listen to a short briefing with a member of staff, before heading out for an hour of wet'n'wild fun on the lake. Chase each other around the course and make it your mission not to fall into the water. It's a fantastic adventure for the whole family! Availability: Open on weekends from 30 March to 30 April. Open daily from 1 May until 1 November. Opening hours are 11am to 5pm. Please note that the venue may be closed on some days due to staff training days. Weather: Very severe weather conditions might mean that the Aquapark might be shut. Please call the venue if in any doubt. Duration: Expect to be at the venue for an hour and a half, including one hour on the water. Please arrive 30 minutes before your booking to sign in, complete a medical declaration, get fitted with a wetsuit (if required) and listen to an Aquapark briefing. Numbers On Day: The experience is for two participants. Spectators: Feel free to bring friends and family to watch. On-site facilities include a cafe for spectators. Dress Code: Wetsuit hire is included. Please bring swimsuits and towels. Guidelines: Restrictions: The minimum age is 5 and children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum height is 3 ft 6. Guests must be able to swim 50m with a life jacket. We do not advise those who are pregnant or have a heart condition or an injury take part. Other Info:
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90 Minute Spitfire Simulator Flight in Bedfordshire
£145.00
90 Minute Spitfire Simulator Flight in Bedfordshire
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire:: Imitate life with this superb Spitfire simulator - it's so authentic, it's a wonder it doesn't take off! Get to grips with the Spitfire MK9; built to original specifications, with a full set of functioning gauges and controls, flying fans get to complete a full take-off and landing as well as practise real Spitfire procedures (what more could you ask for?). Paying meticulous attention to detail, the simulator features spectacular visual graphics and an imposing surround sound system to allow for total immersion. Participants can recreate any real-life situation and take off from a UK or French World War Two airfield - it's a true-to-life 90 minute sensation! Availability: Seven days a week (excluding Christmas and New Year), subject to availability. Weather: Duration: The simulation lasts up to an hour and a half. Expect to be at the venue for one hour and 45 minutes in total. Numbers On Day: Spectators: This is a solo flying experience but you're welcome to bring along three spectators. Dress Code: Dress sensibly in comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age 10. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight is 18 stone. Minimum height is 4'5''. No disability access. Other Info:
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60 Minute Boeing 737 Simulator Flight in Bedfordshire
£105.00
60 Minute Boeing 737 Simulator Flight in Bedfordshire
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire:: Fly through the virtual skies with this one hour flight simulation - perfect for aviation enthusiast and those mad about machinery. During this voyage, participants learn all about the extraordinary Boeing 737, a 60 tonne giant that is so popular it's topped the ranks as the best-selling commercial jetliner in history. Alongside an experienced mentor, master the basic controls and navigate the plane through two adrenaline-pumping take-offs and landings. Choose from a range of internationally renowned airports and marvel at famous global landmarks from the comfort of the genuine cockpit. No expense has been spared to create a completely immersive experience; from pilot guidance to the latest visual and audio technology, it's an unmissable treat! Availability: Seven days a week (excluding Christmas and New Year), subject to availability. Weather: Duration: Expect to be at the venue for 75 minutes. The simulation lasts approximately one hour. Numbers On Day: Spectators: This is a solo flying experience but feel free to bring along three spectators for the ride. Dress Code: Dress sensibly in comfortable clothes and soft soled shoes. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age 10. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight is 21 stone. Minimum height is 4ft. Other Info:
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Kynren - An Epic Tale of England, Bronze Seating for Two
£50.00
Kynren - An Epic Tale of England, Bronze Seating for Two
Bishop Auckland, County Durham:: Kynren in Co Durham is this summer's must-see outdoor live-action spectacular, unique to the UK. Kynren - An Epic Tale of England is entertaining as well as historically educational; covering seven and a half acres of land (that's nine football pitches) and boasting 1,000 cast members, it's an epic production that delves into 2,000 years of English history! Watch 29 action-packed scenes, as a young boy time travels through history from the Roman era all the way to the Industrial Revolution and two world wars. Packed with magical special effects and an awe-inspiring soundtrack, it's a unique experience in the UK. Bronze seating is located on the outskirts of the production. Availability: Available on 17 dates from 30 June to 15 September 2018. Vouchers are redeemable from the 22nd of February Weather: It's rare for the show to be cancelled even when raining. Please bring waterproofs in the event of bad weather and call the venue if in doubt. Duration: Please expect to be at the venue for up to three hours. This includes 45 minutes to check-in and 90 minutes show time. The site opens at 6pm. Numbers On Day: The amphitheatre seats 8,000 people. Spectators: Dress Code: Casual outdoor clothing and footwear. It's advisable to bring a blanket and umbrella. Guidelines: Restrictions: The show is suitable for those aged ten or over. Other Info: Only food and drink purchased onsite can be consumed in the amphitheatre.
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Sussex Beer Trail Country Walk for Two
£120.00
Sussex Beer Trail Country Walk for Two
South Downs, West Sussex:: Set off towards the picturesque West Sussex countryside and embark on an invigorating two hour country walk through the beautiful South Downs, finishing at an independently run brewery. With an expert guide leading the walk, explore little known areas and take in breath-taking views of the rolling hills, the expansive patchwork of fields and the pretty local villages. Pay a visit to Langham Brewery and take part in an insightful tour and tasting session, learning all about the production process, and sampling a selection of award-winning ales and beers. Bring the experience to a close by sitting down with the rest of the group for a delicious freshly made buffet lunch, to complement the beers and ales on offer. Availability: At least one weekend date per month throughout the year (subject to availability). Weather: This experience is only cancelled in extreme weather conditions. If in doubt, please call the venue before setting off. Duration: The experience lasts approximately four hours, including a late lunch. It beings at 11.30am and ends at 4.30pm. Numbers On Day: Join a group of up to eight keen walkers, plus an experienced guide. Spectators: Dress Code: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Guidelines: Restrictions: The minimum age is 18. Participants must be able to walk unaided. Other Info:
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One Night Weekday Stay at Camp Baboon at Wild Place Project
£348.00
One Night Weekday Stay at Camp Baboon at Wild Place Project
Bristol, Bristol City:: Get up close and personal with the animals at Wild Place Project on this exciting overnight adventure at Camp Baboon. Stay in one of 10 cosy heated wooden cabins, kitted out with comfortable beds, soft furnishings and an ensuite bathroom. Guests will feel like true VIPs as they're invited on not one, but three private tours of the park, taking place at twilight, darkness and early morning.Top it all off with a delicious dinner, cooked by the onsite chef. Wake up the next morning to the incredible sounds of wildlife and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the Giraffe House, overlooking the enclosure. It's a wild adventure the whole family will enjoy! Availability: Thursdays and Sundays, from September to June. Weather: Duration: Stay for one night. Check-in between 3pm and 4pm and check out by 10am. Enjoy free entry to Bristol Zoo Gardens on the day of departure. Numbers On Day: Maximum four adults. Accommodation comprises a double bed and a full-sized bunk bed. The top bunk is suitable for children aged 6 and over only. Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: The minimum age accommodated is 2 years old. Please note, travel cots will not be provided. Other Info:
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Afternoon Tea for Two at bbar, London
£40.00
Afternoon Tea for Two at bbar, London
Victoria, London:: Facing the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, bbar is a wonderfully eclectic South African themed venue, decked out with striking furnishings, including vintage photographs, ethnic carvings, leopard print lampshades and polished Zebrano wood table tops. Relax in the unique surroundings and savour a mouth-watering afternoon tea spread, served with the choice of tea or coffee. Feast on a smorgasbord of divine scones topped with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a tasty selection of mini bunny chow - South African hollowed out rolls, with delicious fillings (tomato and mozzarella, smoked chicken and avocado and more), and an indulgent variety of cakes and desserts, including a classic Victoria sponge cake, lemon cheesecake and chocolate brownie. Availability: Monday-Saturday from 2pm-5pm (subject to availability). Weather: Duration: Expect to be at the venue up to two hours. Numbers On Day: This voucher is valid for two people. Spectators: Dress Code: The bbar dress code is smart casual and guests are asked to refrain from wearing sportswear, ripped jeans, flip-flops and non-tailored shorts. Guidelines: Restrictions: Disabled access is available at the venue. Other Info: Please note, an optional service charge of 12.5% will be added to your final bill.
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Battle Axe Experience in Bristol
£35.00
Battle Axe Experience in Bristol
Keynsham, Somerset:: Release the medieval warrior within by sending mighty axes wheeling through the air. With this 90-minute lesson, learn the proper technique for axe throwing and practise hitting a target. Have a go on Throwing Angels before progressing to a Tomahawk. Qualified marshalls are on hand to help improve that aim and ensure ongoing safety. Take on a range of challenges to test those new found skills, and compete against the rest of the group to determine the alpha thrower. Do you have what it takes to come out on top? Channel that Viking ferocity with this uniquely intoxicating pastime. Availability: Wednesday - Sunday throughout the year, excluding the Christmas and New Year period. Weather: Duration: Expect to spend up to two hours at the venue, with 90 minutes of throwing time. Numbers On Day: The group will be made up of a maximum of eight throwers. Spectators: Spectators are welcome but must follow our safety rules and must not enter the throwing zone. Dress Code: Please wear closed-toe footwear that is suitable for the outdoors, as it may get muddy. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and bear in mind it might get dirty. Please do not wear anything that could get during the session, such as jewellery. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 16. Teenagers aged 16 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Other Info:
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A Taste of Africa at Novelli Academy Cookery School
£195.00
A Taste of Africa at Novelli Academy Cookery School
Luton, Bedfordshire:: Flavoursome, colourful and uniquely inviting, African cuisine may not be as widely celebrated in the UK as it should be, but it sure is delicious! Thanks to this Taste of Africa cookery class at The Novelli Academy Cookery School, foodies can learn how to recreate their favourite African dishes in the comfort of their own home. Hosted by Patti Sloley, budding chefs embark on an adventure in flavour. Enjoy an engaging introduction to new and intriguing ingredients, before mastering some tasty traditional African recipes. Imagine delicious peanut butter stews, fragrant tagines, refreshing salads and dishes with plantain, yams and cassava. Top it all off, by sitting down with the class to tuck into a tasty lunch and a drink. Availability: Courses are held on selected dates throughout the year (subject to availability).We recommend you book at least six weeks in advance to secure a date. Weather: Duration: Courses typically start at 11am and end at 4.30pm. Please allow up to 6 hours for the experience. Numbers On Day: This voucher is valid for one person. Join a group of between 6 and 12 other budding chefs. Spectators: Dress Code: There is no dress code but casual clothing and closed toe shoes are recommended. Guidelines: Restrictions: The minimum age for the course is 18. Participants must be able to stand up for a reasonable length of time. Unfortunately, there is no disabled access on site, as it has not been possible to modify the 14th century listed building. Other Info: The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.
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An Easy Guide to Indian Cooking at The Novelli Academy Cookery School
£195.00
An Easy Guide to Indian Cooking at The Novelli Academy Cookery School
Luton, Bedfordshire:: Experience the exquisite aroma as exotic spices and flavours fill the air, while a group of budding chefs commences their mission to master the art of Indian cookery. Taking place at the award-winning Novelli Academy Cookery School, the insightful one day course is suitable for cooks of all skill levels, led by an expert chef personally approved by Jean-Christophe Novelli himself. Observe as the teacher performs inspiring cooking demonstrations using a selection of spices and ingredients. Then, get hands-on and learn how to cook your very own Indian masterpiece. All this cooking is hungry work, so sit down with the rest of the class and enjoy a delicious late lunch together, along with a drink. What a treat for the taste buds! Availability: Courses are held on selected dates throughout the year (subject to availability).We recommend you book at least six weeks in advance to secure a date. Weather: Duration: Courses typically start at 11am and end at 4.30pm. Please allow up to 6 hours for the experience. Numbers On Day: This voucher is valid for one person. Join a group of between 6 and 12 other budding chefs. Spectators: Dress Code: There is no dress code but casual clothing and closed toe shoes are recommended. Guidelines: Restrictions: The minimum age for the course is 18. Participants must be able to stand up for a reasonable length of time. Unfortunately, there is no disabled access on site, as it has not been possible to modify the 14th century listed building. Other Info: The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.
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Afternoon Tea and Top Price West End Theatre Tickets for Two
£169.00
Afternoon Tea and Top Price West End Theatre Tickets for Two
:: Sit down to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea treat at the Ambassadors Hotel, for the first stop on this two-tiered indulgent experience. The afternoon tea spread includes sandwiches, fruit scones with cream and jam, cake and tea or coffee at the Ambassadors Hotel Number Twelve Restaurant. Relax, indulge and unwind before heading into the West End to watch a great show with top price seats. See a fantastic performance in either the stalls or the circle. Choose from Wicked, Thriller, Dreamgirls, Motown the Musical, The Play that Goes Wrong or The Woman In Black. Availability: Evening performances from Monday to Friday (subject to availability), excludes all school and bank holidays. Weather: Duration: Shows generally start between 7.30pm and 8pm and run for two to three hours. Afternoon tea can be taken at Number Twelve at the hotel from 2.30pm - 4pm. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: The dress code is smart casual please. Guidelines: Restrictions: Anyone over the age of five is welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and sit quietly and unaided in their own seat. Most theatres can accommodate wheelchair users in specific areas (please advise at the point of booking). Other Info: Tickets are held at the theatre's pre-paid box office for collection half an hour before the show begins. Please be aware that shows and restaurants can be subject to change (for reasons beyond our control).
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Bake with a Legend Cookery Class in Manchester
£99.00
Bake with a Legend Cookery Class in Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester:: Uncover hidden baking skills with this amazing cookery class, led by a baking celebrity, usually a contestant from the famous television show, The Great British Bake Off. Imitate the stars by whipping up a storm in the kitchen; learn how to make sweet treats or savoury delicacies. On arrival, enjoy a refreshing tea or coffee plus a variety of snacks - it's the perfect way to stoke appetites! While indulging, watch the celebrity baker at work and learn handy tips and techniques that turn standard dishes into something truly magnificent. After absorbing this information, get into pairs and mix ingredients into exquisite treats packed with flavour. There's a light-hearted judging session at the end and guests get to eat their masterpieces. Availability: Classes take place at least once a month. Weather: Duration: Expect to be at the venue for three hours. Numbers On Day: Classes are run in groups and the maximum class size is 18 people. Baking is carried out in pairs. Spectators: Dress Code: Please wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes with flat, non-slip soles and covered toes. Aprons are provided. Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests aged 18 or over are welcome. Other Info: Each class is run by either by an ex-contestant of GBBO or another celebrity baker. Names include Glenn Cosby, Howard Middleton and Ian Cumming. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee in advance which baker will be present on the day.
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Zego Thrill for Two in Bedfordshire
£130.00
Zego Thrill for Two in Bedfordshire
Bedford, Bedfordshire:: Thrill seekers are guaranteed the ultimate adrenaline rush from this zippy zego adventure! Often likened to a quad bike on water, the zego boat is designed with speed and stability in mind, featuring a low centre of gravity and catamaran style twin hulls. This design makes it an absolutely fantastic ride, enabling the craft to perform sharp spins, tight turns and mind blowing speeds. Get started with a safety briefing to learn all of the basics from an expert instructor, before setting off across the 33 acre lake for the ride of a lifetime. Fly across the water for 30 minutes of hair raising action each and experience first-hand, how exciting the zego boat is to drive. Take a personalised certificate home to remember the experience by. Availability: Runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from March to November. Weather: Only thunderstorms, freezing conditions or flooding prevent the experience from running. If in any doubt, please call the venue before setting off. Duration: Lasts for around one hour, including 30 minutes of Zego driving time each. Numbers On Day: This voucher is valid for two people. Share the experience with up to two others, plus a qualified instructor. Spectators: Spectators are welcome. The venue has a large clubhouse with a licensed bar and cafe. Guests are welcome to stay and watch other activities taking place. Dress Code: Dress suitably for the outdoors in closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty, wet or damaged. Bring a change of clothes and a towel. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 7 (participants under 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult) and maximum age is 79 (to include free personal accident insurance). Maximum weight is 22 stone. Other Info:
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35% off One to One Powerboat Racing Instruction and Driving Session
£129.00
35% off One to One Powerboat Racing Instruction and Driving Session
Southampton, Hampshire:: Swap terra firma for choppy waters with a one to one powerboating session. Come away with rad new skills thanks to personal tuition and a whole hour spent on the water. The day begins with a safety briefing with some expert tips thrown in. Change into waterproofs and life jacket before being introduced to the superb Honda BF150 race boat. Powered by a Honda 150HP VTEC engine and fitted with sprung bucket seats, this racing machine offers top performance alongside comfort. Take to the water to really get to know this bad boy. The instructor covers high-speed cornering, racing lines and racing navigation. Learn gnarly tricks such as helming through waves at speed and simulate an authentic racing start. It's an adventure sure to quicken the pulse. Availability: Weekend dates from mid May to the end of September. Please book at least four weeks in advance (please be aware that bookings are taken up to a maximum of three months ahead). Weather: Powerboating is a weather-dependent activity. It's essential that you call the venue for a weather check between 5pm and 7pm on the day before your experience to check weather conditions. Duration: Expect to spend around two hours at the venue with one hour on the water. Numbers On Day: This is a one to one session. Spectators: Take out up to three passengers free of charge. Dress Code: Dress warmly and bring waterproofs and a change of clothes. Bear in mind that there is a high wind-chill factor aboard the boat. Wear non-slip shoes (e.g. trainers or deck shoes). An old pair of sunglasses/ski goggles will be useful if it is windy. Guidelines: Restrictions: There's no minimum age limit but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Other Info:
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Hotel Escape with Dinner for Two at Tophams Hotel
£189.00
Hotel Escape with Dinner for Two at Tophams Hotel
Victoria, London:: For overnight short break treats in the heart of the capital, this one is hard to beat. The one night stay for two people is held at a charming boutique hotel in Belgravia. The interior is described as full of timeless grandeur, with chic interiors and modern amenities. Perfect for couples ready to experience all the excitement of a night out or sightseeing in nearby London neighbourhoods such as London Victoria or the bright lights of the West End. Dine from a two-course set menu and at the end of the night, luxuriate in either a double or twin room, nice and quiet for a great night's sleep. Wake up to a delicious continental breakfast in the morning before heading back out to the capital. Availability: Bookings can be made seven days a week, excluding only New Year's Eve. Weather: Duration: Stay for one night. Check in anytime after 2pm. Check out before 11am. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests aged 18 and over are welcome. Other Info:
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Mexican Street Food Cookery Course for Two at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School
£90.00
Mexican Street Food Cookery Course for Two at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School
London, Greater London:: Jamie Oliver's Cookery School in Westfield, London is the perfect location to get a crash course in authentic Mexican street food. The cookery school boasts state-of-the-art facilities and expert chefs who have been hand-picked by Jamie to teach you how to make a Latin American feast. Receive a glass of Prosecco on arrival before donning an apron and learning to make easy hand-pressed corn tortillas to hold your toppings in - sticky smoked chipotle chicken, sauteed spinach with feta and a spicy roasted corn salsa. Make a smashed guacamole and a tomato salsa to go on the side. Sit and enjoy what you have made with your classmates, but don't forget to give the whole meal a good squeeze of lime for some real Mexican spirit. Availability: Courses generally run on a weekly or fortnightly basis, times and days of the week can vary but are published three months in advance. Weather: Duration: Arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to ensure a prompt start. The class lasts around two and a half hours including tasting and eating time. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: There is no dress code but casual clothing and closed toe shoes are recommended. An apron and all equipment is provided. Guidelines: Restrictions: Those aged 16 or over are welcome. Please inform the school at the time of booking of any dietary, allergies or specific medical requirements. Other Info: If you would prefer to take your food away with you, please bring a cool bag along.
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Whisky Masterclass with Lunch in London
£150.00
Whisky Masterclass with Lunch in London
City, London:: Partial to a wee dram? This full-day whisky masterclass in London will put connoisseurs in their element. Amid the opulent surroundings of the Malmaison Hotel, learn all about this most complex of spirits from an experienced tutor. Indulge with a guided sampling of about 25 hand-picked whiskies before getting the chance to create your own blend. All materials are included and participants can relish the rare chance to get hands-on with the whisky-making process. When hunger strikes, break for a two-course light lunch with classmates. At the end of the day, take home a souvenir Glencairn whisky glass, the blended whisky and a personalised certificate to prove those newfound tasting skills. Come away with impressive new expertise to boast about! Availability: At least four Saturdays per year. Weather: Duration: The class lasts six and a half hours. It starts at 10am and finishes around 4.30pm. Numbers On Day: Share the experience with up to 14 other whisky lovers. Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests aged 18 or over are welcome. Other Info:
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Extreme Activity Day at The Eden Project
£90.00
Extreme Activity Day at The Eden Project
St. Austell, Cornwall:: Be hailed brave conqueror of not one, but six nail-biting adrenaline activities. Face up to Skywire, England's speediest (up to 60mph) and longest (660m) zip wire. Have a go at Freefall, the world's very first commercial freefall using a giant airbag. Be winched up to the height of 10 storeys before being released and hurtling into freefall. Meet Vertigo 360, the 10m swings capable of doing the full loop, as well as Gravity, the heart-stopping 20m cliff swing. Jump off the 12m platform of Big Air just like a stuntperson before trying The Drop, a 33ft purpose built platform. Make use of the phone cases provided to capture plenty of footage throughout. At the end, take home a wristband and car sticker as mementoes of this grand day out. Availability: The venue is open on selected weekdays and weekends which vary from month to month. It's closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Weather: These experiences may be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. If in doubt, please call before setting off. If cancelled, an alternative date can be arranged. Duration: Expect to spend about six hours at the venue. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Spectators are encouraged! The spectator areas are located at the main entrance next to the SkyWire landing zone. Dress Code: Please wear secure shoes with full toe protection e.g. trainers. Tops or jumpers should cover the shoulders to protect skin from the harness. Avoid short shorts, skirts, dresses or crop tops. Spare clothes may be borrowed on arrival. Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests aged 18 and over are welcome. Other Info: Make use of the phone cases provided to capture plenty of footage throughout.
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Five Ingredients - Quick and Easy Food at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School
£150.00
Five Ingredients - Quick and Easy Food at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School
Shepherds Bush, London:: Perfect for those who lead busy lives, this quick and easy food course at the Jamie Oliver Cookery School in Shepherds Bush is just the answer to enjoying great food, without spending hours in the kitchen. Learn from the best, as a top chef hand-picked by Jamie himself, guides a class of budding cooks through five tasty recipes that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy a welcome drink, before cooking up a storm! Create a mouth-watering meltin' mustardy beef dish, crispy garlicky chicken, quick Asian fishcakes, potato and artichoke al forno and an indulgent cherry chocolate mousse. Pick up some priceless cooking skills along the way, including how to handle a knife and how to break down a chicken correctly to slow braise and sautee. Availability: Courses generally run on a weekly or fortnightly basis, times and days of the week can vary but are published three months in advance. Weather: Duration: Arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to ensure a prompt start. The class lasts around four and a half hours, including tasting and eating time. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: There is no dress code but casual clothing and closed toe shoes are recommended. An apron and all equipment is provided. Guidelines: Restrictions: Those aged 16 or over are welcome. Please inform the school at the time of booking of any dietary, allergies or specific medical requirements. Other Info: The duration of the lesson includes the teaching time and eating/break time. Following the lesson, you will leave with your creations. We strongly advise that you bring a cool bag to transport your food home.
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Cocktail Masterclass For Two at Cabana Manchester
£80.00
Cocktail Masterclass For Two at Cabana Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester:: Life's always better with cocktails! Shimmy on down to Cabana Manchester, where budding mixologists, can engage in a two-hour class to master the art of the beautiful boozy beverage. Muddle, crush, shake and stir three popular Brazilian drinks into being, then enjoy sampling the finished creations along with the other classmates. When hunger strikes, tuck into a tasty spread of Rio street food-style refreshments. As enlightening as it is fun, this masterclass will delight and challenge cocktail devotees. Availability: Seven days a week. Weather: Duration: The cocktail masterclass is a maximum of two hours long, depending on class size. Bookings are essential and subject to availability. Numbers On Day: Share the class with up to 18 other cocktail enthusiasts. Spectators: Dress Code: Casual attire is fine. Guidelines: Restrictions: Due to the nature of this experience the minimum age is 18. This venue offers disabled access. Other Info: Please note that there is a minimum requirement of two people per booking.
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Foraging And Wilderness Cookery Course in Staffordshire
£200.00
Foraging And Wilderness Cookery Course in Staffordshire
Burton on Trent, Staffordshire:: Unlock the delights of the forest with a foraging and wilderness cookery experience. Over the course of two enlightening days, discover the plethora of edible and medicinal plants native to the UK, and the best way to cook with them. Friday begins with a welcome safety briefing before the team sets up camp and lights fires. An exciting itinerary continues with plant and tree identification, making rudimentary tools, foraging and cooking with the found ingredients. There are 76 stunning acres of mixed woodland to roam. The foraging aspect is NCFE IIQ accredited, and, as the entire course has been running for over 20 years, participants are in great hands! Leave with a new understanding of nature's bounty and replicate the tasty recipes at home. Availability: In 2018, this course is available on 26 - 28 October with more dates to follow. Weather: The course could be cancelled in extreme high winds or impassable snow. Duration: This experience lasts for two days. Arrive at 7pm on Friday and leave at 12pm on Sunday. Numbers On Day: A maximum of 16 people will share this weekend. Spectators: Dress Code: Wear tough, comfy clothing and layer up e.g. several sweatshirts under a waterproof jacket. Avoid jeans. Natural colours/camo will increase chances of spotting wildlife. Walking boots are ideal, but wellies in wet weather and trainers in dry will suffice. Guidelines: Restrictions: Foragers aged 14 or over are welcome. If disability provisions are required, please call the venue ahead to discuss. Other Info:
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Downton Abbey London Walking Tour for Two
£24.00
Downton Abbey London Walking Tour for Two
Embankment, London:: Those who have fallen head-over-petticoat for the drama and romance of Downton Abbey will relish this London walking tour for two. Head to stunning sites which were used as filming locations to represent Liverpool and York, and hear superb behind-the-scenes stories. Relive moments from the beloved period drama in the places where Edith discovers she's carrying Gregson's baby, Lord Mary and Lord Gillingham enjoy their secret liaison and Lady Rose is spotted on a date. Take in epic views and quaint old streets that turn the clock back to the 1900s. There are photo ops a-plenty, such as the exterior of Grantham House, where Uncle Harold is first introduced. Seize this unique peek into the world of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. Availability: Fridays between April and September. Weather: Rain won't stop the tour going ahead, so come prepared! Duration: The tour begins at 10.30am and lasts two and a half hours. Numbers On Day: A maximum of 30 people make up the tour group. Spectators: Dress Code: Dress for the weather and bring an umbrella or waterproofs if it's raining. You'll be on your feet for the whole tour, so wear comfortable shoes. Don't forget a camera. Guidelines: Restrictions: Everyone is welcome, but under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult. Other Info:
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Vegan Afternoon Tea for Two  at La Suite West, Hyde Park
£58.00
Vegan Afternoon Tea for Two at La Suite West, Hyde Park
Bayswater, London:: Enter another world at a stylish hotel in Hyde Park, created by the award-winning Anouska Hempel. Prepare for an indulgent British tradition with a vegan twist within the tasteful surroundings of the contemporary restaurant. Ready for the best vegan afternoon tea in town? Start with a few savoury sandwich delights which can include falafel with spring onion, roasted pepper and aubergine with pesto, mushroom and sliced cheese and, the classic - sliced cucumber (coupled with cashew nut butter). Warm, freshly baked scones are served with coconut cream and strawberries then chef's choice of desserts make the perfect sweet finale. Tea or coffee tops off this deliciously different spread and say cheers with a glass of non-alcoholic fizz each. Availability: Seven days a week, subject to availability, excluding public holidays such as Christmas, New Year and Valentine's Day. Weather: Duration: Afternoon tea is served between 12 noon and 5pm. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Smart casual please. Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests aged 18 or over are welcome. Other Info: Please be aware that the hotel does not serve alcohol but they have a delicious range of fantastic mocktails.
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Urban Beekeeping and Hiver Honey Beer Tasting
£34.00
Urban Beekeeping and Hiver Honey Beer Tasting
Kennington, London:: Experience the ultimate buzz with this unique glimpse into the world of urban beekeeping and the chance to sample some award-winning beer from Hiver Beers. Start your experience with a quick introduction to urban beekeeping, before suiting up in protective clothing and boots, ready to get stuck in. Join the Hivers beekeeper for a hive inspection and lend a helping hand in handling the frames and checking the health of the hive. Afterwards, head back inside and relax, while enjoying a tutored honey beer and food matching session with an expert. Boasting a deliciously smooth texture, Hiver Beers have the potential to convert even the most infrequent beer drinkers! Availability: This experience is available most weekends from mid-April until mid-September, subject to availability. Weather: In the case of really wet or cold weather, we'll focus on inspecting the exhibition hive, working with the Beekeeping tools to build frames and working with the bi-products of the hive. Duration: This experience lasts two hours. Numbers On Day: Join a group of up to 12 participants. Spectators: Dress Code: The venue will provide a beekeeping suit (including face protection) along with gloves on the day, but please wear sensible flat shoes and bring socks. Feet should be fully covered. Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests over 18 are welcome. Beer contains gluten so the tasting is not suitable for coeliac. There is a small risk of getting stung during the hive inspection, but whilst this is very rare, we do not recommend the experience if you are allergic to bees. Other Info:
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Intro to Paddleboarding for Two
£78.00
Intro to Paddleboarding for Two
Tidenham, Gloucestershire:: Rapidly growing in popularity across the UK, stand up paddleboarding is the hottest new craze to hit the nation in recent years. Perfect for two water sports aficionados or good-time seekers, this introductory lesson sees them making a splash on a crystal clear fresh water lagoon in Gloucestershire. Get started with a safety briefing, where a professional instructor offers their best advice on safety and technique. Then, once confident, hop onto the board and paddle away. Enjoy two hours on the tranquil water of the flooded quarry, mastering the knack of paddling, turning, stopping and even climbing back onto the board in the case of a slip! Paddleboarding is a really social sport, making it a fantastic activity to enjoy with friends or family. Availability: This experience is available on selected days from Monday to Sunday, through April to October. Weather: This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions Duration: This experience will last approximately 2 hours, including the briefing and time on the water. Numbers On Day: There will be a maximum of 7 other people on the day. Spectators: Spectators are welcome to watch from dry land. Dress Code: Please bring swimming trunks/costume. All special equipment is provided. Guidelines: Restrictions: The minimum age for this experience is 12 years old. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Other Info:
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Whisky Masterclass with Lunch in York
£150.00
Whisky Masterclass with Lunch in York
York, North Yorkshire:: Partial to a wee dram? Delve into the evocative world of whisky with this full-day masterclass. Take a seat in York's exquisite Hotel Du Vin and meet the resident whisky experts, who will impart their firewater facts and wisdom. As well as learning lots, participants get to sample roughly 25 hand-picked whiskies, appreciating the varying characteristics of each. Then roll up those sleeves for a whisky blending session, for which all materials are included. A lunchtime, tuck into a two-course light lunch with fellow course mates. To top it all off, everyone takes home a Glencairn whisky glass as well as their very own whisky blend and an official certificate to prove those sparkly new tasting skills. Availability: At least four Saturdays per year. Weather: Duration: The course lasts for about six and a half hours, starting at 10am and finishing around 4.30pm. Numbers On Day: Share the experience with up to 14 other whisky lovers. Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests aged 18 or over are welcome. Other Info:
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Whisky Masterclass with Lunch for Two in London
£300.00
Whisky Masterclass with Lunch for Two in London
City, London:: Take that penchant for a wee dram to a whole new level with a full-day whisky masterclass that includes tasting and making this most enigmatic of spirits. At London's lavish Malmaison Hotel, settle down for a comprehensive course that covers a great deal of whisky knowledge and the chance to sample approximately 25 hand-picked whiskies. Then have a go at creating your very own blend - a rare opportunity to get hands-on with the making process. Stop at lunchtime for a yummy two-course light meal. When it's all over, take home some souvenirs in the form of a Glencairn whisky glass, the newly blended whisky and a certificate to validate those newfound tasting skills. A sophisticated day full of new knowledge and profound flavours. Availability: At least four Saturdays per year. Weather: Duration: The course lasts about six and a half hours, starting at 10am and finishing around 4.30pm. Numbers On Day: Share the experience with up to 13 others. Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests aged 18 or over are welcome. Other Info:
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