Fine Times Together
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Turn back the clock and enjoy a great day out on a vintage sailing barge.
You and your partner will have a relaxing day out on this historic vessel, with the emphasis being on enjoying the scenery and the thrill of seeing these large vessels under sail. You will also have the opportunity to become involved in hoisting sails and steering if you wish. Time spent at the controls will depend on the skipper, weather, number of passengers and individual enthusiasm.
A light lunch is included with this experience which is traditionally a cheese and ham ploughman’s with a delicious dessert. Eat and enjoy your lunch whilst looking out from this stunning barge. Please note the type of food available may vary depending on the time of year.
Relax and indulge in a delicious lunch aboard a warm and cosy narrow boat slowly cruising along the picturesque Leeds- Liverpool canal. Canal Boat Cruises are located at Riley Green in the idyllic Lancashire country side at their lovely Riley Green Marina which is set against the stunning backdrop of the historic Hoghton Tower.
The first half hour of your canal cruise will take you west passing through delightful countryside where you will be heading towards Withnell Fold Nature Reserve before turning around just after bridge 89. Then heading east, you will pass under the M65 bridge through Riley Green Marina. You will continue on towards Finningtons Bridge 91B and onto the outskirts of Feniscowles where you will turn around at Feniscowles bridge 93B.
This voucher entitles two people to a three-course lunch cruise along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. The canal boat restaurant has a fully licenced bar that is open prior to, during and after the lunch cruise. Exact contents of your lunch depends on the season and availability but will always be sourced locally.
*Please note all staffed pay for entry sites will be closed until 1st May. See below link for an official statement:
From storybook castles to breathtaking stately homes, England's fascinating heritage is just waiting to be discovered! With an English Heritage annual membership you can explore over 400 castles, gardens, abbeys, ruins and more.
From the iconic Stonehenge to King Arthur's Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, to Osborne House, the former holiday home of Queen Victoria, adventure awaits with unlimited days out, all year round.
As an added bonus, members can bring up to six children from within the same family group for free! Members can also benefit from free or reduced price entry to hundreds of special events, a free members' magazine and a handbook to help plan your visits.
Upon validation of your voucher, you will be emailed a membership form which you will need to complete and post to English Heritage in order to activate your membership.
Combine your passion for exploring London with learning about the techniques of architectural photography on this tutored tour around the city. Your guide will be a professional photographer and what better city to explore than London?
London is ever changing, building amazing glass and metal structures like the Shard in the same vicinity as age-old cathedrals and churches. You'll capture some fantastic views of the city that has it all and discover incredible remnants of the past that have influenced photographers ever since the invention of the camera.
The tour will take you beyond familiar guidebook trails, with an emphasis on the back streets and alleys that offer a wealth of historic buildings that tell the true story of the city.
The perfect gift for a couple keen to get into photography! You will need a digital camera, ideally with a wide angle lens for this experience.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of glorious entertainment with this Outdoor Proms experience for two, including a bottle of Prosecco to share.
This is a thrilling open air concert, set in the grounds of some of the UK’s most celebrated stately homes.
The event begins with a thundering of hooves as the mounted cavalry demonstrate their battlefield skill-at-arms with lances, rifles and spectacular horsemanship. Enjoy a chilled glass of Prosecco as you tap your toes to the lively warm up act and look to the sky for the breathtaking parachute display.
Next, the English Field Artillery Company herald the arrival of Britain’s favourite warplane. Amidst a volley of gunfire from a vintage field gun, you hear the unmistakable sound of the Spitfire engine rumbling overhead, followed by a meticulously choreographed aerial display which takes place in the evening sky above.
Then it’s time for the New English Concert Orchestra to take to the stage with classical hits such as Beethoven’s Battle Symphony, with a full complement of nearly 200 cannons, plus musket fire and fireworks providing a unique and breath-taking musical performance.
The evening will close with a traditional flag-waving sing-along, culminating in a dazzling fireworks extravaganza.
As part of your experience you will enjoy a chilled bottle of Prosecco to toast the evening, complete with two long stem plastic flutes which will be ready for collection on arrival at the concert.
Whether you’re seeking the perfect gift for your other half or a special couple in your life, this could be the unique experience you have been looking for.
For safety reasons, barbecues, garden flares and pets are not permitted at the concert. Most people bring a picnic although some public catering is available. There is no seating at these concerts so please bring along rugs or garden chairs. The use of recording equipment is prohibited and please allow sufficient time to park your car as no vehicles are allowed on the concert area. The car park opens at 2:00pm and gates to the concert arena open at 4pm or 4:30pm depending on the venue.
When you have booked your chosen venue, tickets for the proms will be emailed to you to print at home approximately two weeks prior to the event. In certain weather conditions, air displays will unfortunately not be possible due to safety reasons. Please collect your Prosecco from the blue 'Picnic Collection Point' gazebo (adjacent to the main box office) within 2 hours of the gates opening.
Enjoy a day exploring a stunning stately home followed by an evening’s entertainment within its grounds. Take in the splendour of a grand home which boasts majestic surroundings, rich in heritage.
When you’ve finished exploring the stately home, you can make your way to the grounds for a stunning show of pyrotechnics and displays followed by a superb array of classical music guaranteed to make you wave your flag, sing out loud and even waltz under the stars!
All concerts are picnic style, featuring a full piece orchestra. You are guaranteed an evening of superb popular classics alongside all the traditional flag-waving favourites associated with the "Last Night of the Proms", such as Rule Britannia, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem and Land Of Hope & Glory.
The concerts also feature an aerial Spitfire display, as the orchestra performs rousing music such as Holst’s Jupiter. For the finale, sit back and enjoy the spectacular fireworks.
You will need to book your concert and entrance tickets prior to visiting your chosen stately home. Please note, the entrance is on the day of the proms only and is self-guided.
When you have booked your chosen venue, tickets for the proms will be emailed to you to print at home and entrance tickets to the house will be posted to the address given on booking at least a week prior to the event.
For safety reasons, please note barbecues, garden flares and pets are not permitted at the concert. Air displays are subject to weather conditions. Most people bring a picnic although some public catering is available. There is no seating at these concerts so please bring along rugs or garden chairs. The use of recording equipment is prohibited and please allow sufficient time to park your car as no vehicles are allowed on the concert area. The concert car park opens at 2:00pm and gates to the concert arena open at 4:00pm or 4:30pm depending on the venue.
This wonderful afternoon tea treat is the perfect way to celebrate a quintessential British past-time.
Afternoon tea has been a British institution since Anna Maria Russell - the seventh Duchess of Bedford - asked her footman to bring her a pot of tea with light refreshment one afternoon in 1840. The ritual caught on and afternoon tea became the corner stone of high society dining. These days taking tea as a light afternoon meal has become much more accessible, without losing a crumb of its wonderful charm.
The Palm Court at Sheraton in Park Lane, London, is Mayfair’s premium meeting place. Perfectly located in the heart of the city and offering a glimpse into the magic and history of the roaring 20’s with stunning Art Deco features setting the scene.
On arrival you will be greeted by a member of staff who will seat you in the beautiful Palm Court Restaurant. You will be served a glass of Mὂet & Chandon Champagne, a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, delicious scones with thick clotted cream and yummy seasonal preserves, a selection of fine French pastries and a choice of exquisite teas sourced from around the globe.
The friendly staff will cater to your every need, ensuring that this is an experience to remember and one that you will want to repeat again and again.
Dine beneath sparkling chandeliers in the warm, friendly surroundings of Ruthin Castle, a magical welsh 4 star hotel that dates back over 700 years. You will enjoy a delicious three-course meal with a glass of house red or white wine in Bertie’s restaurant. Bertie’s boasts prestigious accolades including 1 AA Rosettes for outstanding food and service. Ruthin Castle is set in acres of woods and parkland, the perfect backdrop for a special day out together.
Your experience will include a three-course meal for two people, a glass of house wine each (red or white), followed by tea or coffee.
Jazz is a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. Now jazz can be found all over the world and this dining experience is a great introduction to this genre of music.
This dining experience generally consists of a two course meal with a bottle of house wine to share.
You will be asked to pay a fully refundable booking deposit of £20 to secure your reservation.
Please note, at The Jazz Café, various other music styles can be enjoyed from Funk, Soul and RnB music throughout the year. Please check upon booking which music style will be on.
What could be better than spending an indulgent time together enjoying afternoon tea along with use of the spa facilities?
You and your guest will revel in the quintessentially British institution that is afternoon tea. You will be served a sandwich, a delicious scone with clotted cream and seasonal preserves, a cake and of course a choice of tea, coffee or soft drink each. As well as entry to the spa for the day you will receive a 25 minute mini treatment each. Treatments vary depending on your chosen location.
You can choose to have your afternoon tea before or after using the spa facilities and receiving your treatment. The spa facilities typically include an extensive air conditioned gym, classes including Tai Chi, pilates, boxercise, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and aerobics etc (subject to availability).
Any additional treatments can be purchased direct with the supplier.
Please note that at the Beaconsfield location the emphasis is on relaxation. The venue offers you the chance to soak up the countryside and unwind in the relaxation room. There are no wet facilities available. The venue offers a cream tea and 55 minute treatment each.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and modern living and unwind with this fabulous National Parks and Coastal Breaks experience.
There are plenty of things that make Britain great, but right up there at the top is our beautiful countryside - from the highlands to the West Country and everywhere in between you can see stunning scenery, dramatic coastlines and discover the secrets of our nation’s flora and fauna. Our coastal regions are equally exciting with beautiful sea views and that unforgettable salty sea air smell that seems to transport you away.
From mountains and valleys to moorland and beaches, the National Parks encompass some of the rarest and most beautiful natural phenomena the countryside has to offer.
Our coastlines tell their own unique story and offer a variety of bays, headlands, islands and peninsulas, but also the traditional British seaside experience of fish and chips and end of the pier entertainment.
With this selection of locations to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice finding the perfect destination for that well deserved getaway.
So if you’re keen to learn more about our country’s hidden glory and want to get out and about in the countryside or explore the coastal areas the UK is famous for, then this is the perfect choice for you.
Rural life in the UK has traditionally centred round charming villages, beautiful country scenery, farming and the village Inn. What better way to explore it all than by getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and escaping with this one night break. Whether you have fond memories of donkey rides across the sand and knobbly knee competitions or you just enjoy the bracing effects of the sea air and a chance to paddle, this break is ideal for anyone who likes to be beside the seaside.
There is nothing quite like a stroll along the beach with the tide lapping at your feet and the sound of seagulls overhead. You can walk along the pier and try your hand at the variety of amusements on offer, sit on the beach and enjoy the sound of the surf crashing on the shore or even test your mettle with some water sports if you’re really feeling adventurous.
A break away is as much about enjoying the accommodation as it is about immersing yourselves in the pleasures of rural life. Whether you prefer traditional features or a more contemporary feel, you can find the perfect place to stay for a short break and a warm welcome wherever you choose.
This is a one night stay for two people, including breakfast. Some locations may have restrictions for certain days of the week and months of the year.
Park Lane Hotel, London
Holly from National Accounts, October 2018
The whole experience was so smooth and I received amazing customer service from start to finish! Upon booking with the hotel, the operator was very knowledgeable and polite and the voucher was easily accepted at short notice on a busy weekend. I even rang back to inform them of some dietary requirements that I initially forgot to mention and they were very happy to accommodate. Upon entering the Palm Court Restaurant, we were immediately in awe of the beautiful Art Deco features and the soothing sound of the harpist. A member of staff immediately greeted us, took our coats and gave us a choice of seats. We choose to sit facing the harpist, and the seats were very comfy – they even had pillows! We were given the menu and the waiter explained a brief history about the hotel whilst he poured our champagne. The tea arrived first and it was delicious! There was a choice of all different teas and we were allowed to keep trying different types. Then the food arrived. I can honestly say this was the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had! The sandwiches were so good we asked for another round (which was included in the voucher!!), the scones were dainty but perfect, and the sweets were incredible! Everything was so professional and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Although the waiter did say we could upgrade to bottomless sparking wine for an extra £15, we were not pushed to buy this and there was no other pressure to purchase anything extra. Unfortunately, we were both driving so could not upgrade but would have definitely done so if we could (although what was included in the voucher was enough by far!). Overall a beautiful experience and I would definitely visit again without a doubt!
Try as many different teas as you can! They are all so delicious and different.