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Mendip Outdoor Pursuits is situated among the beautiful lakes and gorges of the stunning Mendip Hills in Somerset located between Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare.
For over 25 years they have been providing high quality, tailor-made outdoor activities for organisations and individuals throughout the South West.
For those with a thirst for adrenaline and a love of the extreme, abseiling can give you the buzz you're looking for. The exhilaration of hanging on a rope no thicker than your finger is immense, feel the delight as you lean back over the edge and make your descent. This abseiling course is perfect for those who are complete beginners and want to try something new or for those wishing to polish up their abseiling technique.
The Mendip Hills have the best limestone cliffs in Britain and are perfect for you to descend 150 foot cliffs. With this experience you're guaranteed an adventure to remember.
At the beginning your instructor will carefully explain the whole process and ensure your complete safety and wellbeing. During this experience you'll learn the basics of abseiling, happy with the knowledge that you are attached to a safety rope.
As an added bonus; this voucher will also entitle you to a round of frisbee golf. Originating in the USA, frisbee golf is just like traditional golf, the difference is it's played by throwing a flying disc into a metal target in the fewest throws - instead of hitting a ball into a hole. frisbee golf is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get active and have fun trying something new.
The beautiful course consists of ten disc holes for you to throw, chuck or fly the frisbee into. This is one of only 35 courses in the country, which winds through beautiful woodland, over rolling hill tops and has stunning views; this is, by far, one of the more scenic courses around.
Please note, the venue for the Frisbee golf experience is approximately a 10 to 15 minute drive from either of the abseiling locations.
This fast-paced and exhilarating extreme sport will have you riding down a hill in a Sphere at speeds of up to 30mph. With no harness, you are completely free to slip and slide around together inside the ball surrounded by thirty litres of water. As a memento of your day, a SD card is included with all of the footage from your hilariously wet and wild adventure.
Your experience will begin with a welcome and introduction followed by a safety briefing. You and a guest will then enter the Sphere along with thirty litres of water before you receive your one roll down a hill.
Please note, as Sphereing is an extreme activity the footage on the SD card could be very shaky and if not held properly could result in the participant not being filmed.
SphereMania Ltd and its franchise network will not offer any refunds or extra rides if the filming fails or if not filmed correctly by the customer.
Grab a paddle and head down stream while soaking up the beautiful Shropshire countryside with this Canadian Canoeing Adventure Day for Two experience.
Aboard a Canadian style canoe, you will paddle along the longest river in Britain, The River Severn, which winds through some of the most beautiful and un-spoilt counties in the country, offering fantastic views and is teeming with wildlife.
Once you arrive at your location, you will receive a safety briefing and learn about the best canoeing techniques to help make your experience as enjoyable as possible. You will travel 6 miles from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade, where you will stop for lunch and have the opportunity to purchase food at the nearby pub or, if the weather is nice, bring a picnic and eat outdoors. In the afternoon you continue 4.5 miles downstream to Arley where your return journey will be on the Severn Valley Steam Railway, which delivers you back to the train station at Bridgnorth.
There is something fun and natural about finding a route, getting to grips with rock face and making progress against the obstacles it presents. Five feet or 50 feet off the ground, the moves are the same but it is what's in your head that makes all the difference. Can you make it to the top?
This is an introductory session which will enable you to learn the basic skills of rock climbing. The session will be tailored to your ability and aspirations. With a qualified local guide you will scale the rock face and depending on location you may have the chance to abseil back down. There is an enormous sense of achievement so don't forget your camera or your friends will never believe you!
Raft building has to be one of the ultimate quick thinking and team building experiences out there. You'll have to work together and create a raft, against the clock, that won't fall apart on the water, otherwise you'll be getting very wet!
The experience will begin with a safety briefing and talk about the challenge that lays ahead. Then you will have a set amount of time to build a raft that can tackle a course set out by the instructors. The winners are the ones that don't sink!
One of Britain's most successful Olympic sailors of all time is Ben Ainslie. He is a four times Olympic gold and one time Olympic silver medalist. With this experience you will have the opportunity to have a go at this tricky sport for yourself. This sailing experience is perfect for introducing you both to this tricky sport. Who knows, you could become the next great sailing duo!
The experience will begin with a safety briefing and instruction on the techniques required for sailing.
You will be learning in a dinghy, which is a small boat controlled by using the five essential controls: the sails, underwater foils, the trim, the balance and the choice of route. Then it will be time to go out to the water and try it for yourselves.
This Medieval Sword fighting workshop will teach you all about the basics of swordplay just as it was performed in the 14th century. You will learn how to correctly handle swords, basic cuts and the first series techniques for attack and defence. All teachings are based upon Fiore Dei Liberi, an Italian sword master for the 14th century who was never defeated in a single combat during his 40 year career, nor any of the people he taught.
The instructor is usually Jim Sephton who has been teaching historical European martial arts for ten years. You will spend two hours with the instructor learning the different techniques and a short safety briefing will be given before you begin.
This workshop will teach you all about the basics of Bartitsu just as it was done in the Victorian era. Bartitsu is the name given to the martial art that was used in the Sherlock Holmes stories. It incorporates the use of a walking stick as self-defence mixed with close combat techniques, and has been slowly making a comeback since 2002. You will learn how to correctly handle a stick and the basic techniques for attack and defence. Come discover for yourself the mystery of Bartitsu.
The instructor is usually Jim Sephton who has been teaching for ten years. You will spend two hours with the instructor learning the different techniques, it will include a short safety briefing at the start which is included in the time.
Windsurfing is a surface water sport using a windsurf board usually two to four meters long and powered by the effect of the wind on a sail. Until the 1990's, participants would regularly use different names to describe the sport, including sailboarding and board sailing. Also despite the term 'windsurfing' becoming the accepted name for the sport, participants are still actually called 'sailors' and not 'surfers'. Why not become a 'sailor' and enjoy a session learning to windsurf or, if you've already tried it, just brush up on your skills. A highly qualified and motivated instructor is on hand, they are ready to get you hooked on the exciting sport of windsurfing.
The experience will begin with a safety briefing and the techniques required for windsurfing. Then it will be time to go out to the water and try it.
Nestled away in 32 acres of woodland and paddocks in the heart of rural Shropshire, Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is a small family run zoo located on the outskirts of Telford. With animals such as meerkats, lemurs, snakes, owls and even African wildcats, the zoo is a fantastic day out for people of all ages.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by a friendly member of the Hoo Farm team, who will allow you to get up close and personal with four top predators from three different continents. During this hour long experience, you will get to stroke the servals, feed the foxes, pat one of the owls and pet a Burmese python.
You will be accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable member of staff at all times who will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have.
Participants must be able bodied and 10 years or older.
Take your taste buds on an adventure as you dine at a delightful independent pub or restaurant with a guest.
Choose from a selection of hand-picked independent pubs and restaurants and enjoy a delicious 3 course meal each, accompanied by a glass or bottle of either house wine or Prosecco to share, varying by location. The venues offer a multitude of cuisines to tempt the palate, from Lebanese and French, to classic British, all crafted to perfection with freshly sourced and delicious ingredients.
Wherever you choose, you and your guest are sure to enjoy top quality food at a stylish and sophisticated venue.
Archery is a fun sport that has been around for centuries. The bow and arrow was once a weapon of war but is now used for recreational use. You need a lot of patience and a steady hand to get the bull’s eye with this experience.
The experience will begin with a safety briefing. Here they will give you the rules of when to fire and when to collect the arrows. It is then your turn to start aiming for that centre target.
Seize the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Africa’s big cats. This unforgettable 20 minute experience gives you the opportunity to meet two servals, Zeus and Duma. Recognised by their bold spotted black on tawny fur, servals are the second fastest cat reaching speeds of up to 50 mph, as well as being able to jump 9 feet high. However, there’s no need to be scared as they love human attention and will happily nuzzle up to you.
After you have met the servals you will then meet a family of meerkats, letting them climb and play all over you and you will also meet two Black and White ruffed lemurs.
Your experienced keeper will ensure your safety with the animals at all times and help you gain the most out of your experience. Don't forget your camera to capture this exotic experience!
There is something about proximity to water that instantly relaxes you, making the chance to enjoy a delicious meal aboard a boat perfect for anyone looking for a pleasant, tranquil experience. You and your guest will enjoy a delightful two or three course meal on some of the country’s most scenic waterways. Whether you are enjoying a gourmet lunch on the Thames aboard London’s top dining cruiser with stunning views of the city or tucking into a Sunday roast while travelling down a canal, this novel dining experience makes a wonderful day out for two people to enjoy together.
Depending on your chosen venue, you will be able to enjoy lunch or dinner on a leisurely cruise in a scenic location. Please check menu details on booking.
It may surprise you to know that there is a wealth of marine wildlife around the UK and one of the best places to see it is off the coast of Cornwall. You can find a range of marine animals including; Bottlenose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Atlantic Grey Seals, Sun Fishes, and much more. There's also a wealth of birds too, including; Gannets, Fulmars, Peregrine Falcons, Guillemots, Cormorants and Shags. Bring your binoculars and see how many species you can spot! You never quite know what you might find on this trip as sea temperatures are always changing, so more and more unusual species are being found around Cornish shores. As an added bonus, this experience also entitles you entrance to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
This two hour coastal and wildlife safari explores the stunning local cornish coastline. Once you are on the boat you will be looking for wildlife whilst listening to an informative and entertaining commentary from the skipper. You'll also hear all about the fascinating area including its history, shipwrecks, smugglers tales and the marine environment. Please note there is no guarantee that you will see any animals. On the day of your experience you will be given a separate voucher that will entitle you to entrance to the National Maritime Museum, which you can visit at any time that day when you are not on your sea safari.
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.
Do you love wining and dining but find yourself bored of eating at the same old restaurants? Then this experience is for you. We have got some of the UK's most unusual, novel and quirky restaurants and dining experiences, be it the location, the building, the food, the entertainment or all four.
Here's a taste of what's included: a fantastic jazz evening, relax and be entertained with a lovely meal and wine; perhaps you may prefer to take a brewery tour and then sit back with a beer and a four course meal in the brewery; or enjoy a relaxing day out at one of England leading vineyards with a two-course lunch and coffee.
No matter what tickles your fancy there's something for everyone.
The content of the meal served varies from location to location and the packages generally consist of a three course meal with wine. Please enquire when booking.
Please note that the minimum age for the Jazz Café in Reading is 25 years.
Explore England’s premier organic vineyard and get a fascinating insight into the world of organic wine production with this wine tasting tour for two.
The award-winning Sedlescombe vineyard is the largest and oldest organic vineyard in the UK. This long established, family run business welcomes you to join them on a tour around their 22 acres of vines.
This is your chance to admire the work of one of the UK’s true-eco-pioneers. In 2010, Sedlescombe became the first vineyard to produce "Biodynamic" English wine, an organic method of production that incorporates lunar rhythms into the grape growing process.
Following a guided tour of the vineyards and the woodland you will be treated to a delicious ploughman’s lunch consisting of meats, chesses, salad, fresh bread and chutney or an afternoon tea including a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones, and to top them off a glass of sparkling wine. Also included within your day is a wine tasting experience, where you can enjoy tasting up to four of Sedlescombe’s home-grown organic and biodynamic wines and enjoy a bottle of wine to take home.
This premium seafood dining experience offers you and a guest a chance to visit any of the Loch Fyne Restaurant + Bar locations across the UK. You and your guest will enjoy a delicious three course meal for either lunch or dinner accompanied by a bottle of champagne. This is the perfect meal for a romantic evening, special occasion or just to treat yourselves with a lovely dining experience and be waited on by their tentative staff.
You will be given a choice of four to five options per course which will include seafood, meat and vegetarian options to appeal to everyone’s taste buds. The meal will be completed with your choice of tea or coffee to end a lovely dining experience. The menus will vary throughout the year to accommodate the sustainability of the seafood on offer and compliment the seasons.
Please note, your visit must be pre-booked online and the correct email and redemption code will need to be presented on the day of your visit, full details will be provided upon validating your voucher. Failure to follow the correct booking process will result in cash/card payment of your meal. You will be unable to exchange your voucher to any other experience once you have validated.
SEA SALT & PEPPER SQUID
Sesame seeds, tomato & chilli jam
LOCH FYNE® CLASSIC SMOKED SALMON
Capers, horseradish & chive cream, shallots, rye bread
SMOKED GRESSINGHAM DUCK AND ROASTED FIG*
Goat's cheese cream, mulled syrup
BEETROOT & RICOTTA TORTELLINI (V)
Goat's cheese cream
WHOLE SEA BASS
Pan-fried, grilled or steamed, and served with a butter or sauce and two sides of your choice - ask server for more details
WHOLE LOBSTER THERMIDOR* – £10 supplement
Served with basmati rice
KING PRAWN LINGUINE*
Cherry tomatoes, samphire, tomato & chilli sauce
SLOW-COOKED PORK BELLY
Burnt apple purée, black pudding mash
ROASTED SPICY CAULIFLOWER & BUTTERNUT SQUASH GOAN CURRY (Vg)
Wilted spinach, toasted coconut, basmati rice
BLACK FOREST TRIFLE (V)
Morello cherries, chocolate sponge, custard
WARM APPLE TART (Vg) (N)
Served with vanilla ice cream or vegan vanilla ice cream (Vg)
PLUM & MIXED SEED GRANOLA CRUMBLE (N) (V)
POPCORN SUNDAE (V)
Popcorn ice cream, popcorn, salted caramel sauce
Please note, the menu in London City will vary from the above.
(V) Suitable for vegetarians. (Vg) Suitable for vegans. (*) Contains alcohol. (N) Contains nuts.
Schmoo Spa invites those in need of some professional pampering to visit one of their spa locations found across Southern England and in the Welsh Capital of Cardiff. Located within Hilton Hotels, each Schmoo Spa has been designed to provide visitors with an environment in which they can truly switch off.
You’ll both enjoy some well-deserved relaxation time, depending on what you personally require in order to feel truly relaxed, you can choose either a 25 minute back, neck and shoulder massage or a Schmoo facial. The massage will release the tension, aches and pains of one of the most overworked parts of the body. The Schmoo facial will use skincare products personalised to your skin type in order to quickly relieve any skin sensitivity or areas that are in need of some careful attention from an experienced therapist.
Customers will also receive 25% off Schmoo products if they purchase 2 or more on the day.
Please note use of facilities is not included, these can be used for additional fee payable to the location on the day.
A massage is the perfect way to reconnect with a loved one and spend some quality time together. Not to mention is great for relieving any stubborn knots, aches or pains and is sure to leave you both feeling refreshed and energised.
As well as the massage, you will also be treated to a file and polish, which is sure to transform even the most hardworking hands, with a professionally applied polish in a colour of your choice.
Once you arrive at the location prepare for a warm, friendly welcome by a member of the team before your treatment begins. You will be treated to a 30 minute back massage followed by file and polish for your hands.
Please note at the Overstone location facilities are not included however can be used for an additional £15 per person on the day.
Hintlesham Hall is a magnificent grade one listed building nestled in the tranquil Suffolk countryside. It is a little spot of luxury in beautiful surroundings.
Designed to complement the historic hotel, The Spa at Hintlesham is light and airy with sophisticated and understated décor. It comprises three soothing treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure stations, a relaxation lounge and a quaint outdoor terrace with a Jacuzzi.
On arrival you will be greeted with a glass of Champagne. The Spa at Hintlesham Hall has teamed up with Elemis and OPI to bring you an exciting list of 30 minute treatments.
Your choice of treatment includes the following; Elemis Mini Facial, O.P.I. Mini Manicure, O.P.I. Mini Pedicure or a Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage.
Modern life features more technology than ever before, with most people carrying around more computing power and access to information in their pocket than their parents had available to them throughout their lifetime. However, the downside to this increased access to information and communication means that it is increasingly difficult to ‘switch off’ and take a proper break from the pressures of daily life.
For those who struggle to stop working their way through their to-do lists, even when they are trying to enjoy a little downtime, a spa day is the perfect way to de-stress and focus on doing nothing. The added appeal of spending the day at a castle, tucked away amongst the trees makes this a great choice for anyone who needs to get away. This spa day offers guests the chance to enjoy a soothing Rasul treatment which is designed to leave them looking and feeling fantastic.
This traditional Arabian treatment takes place in a chamber which has been specially designed to provide a tranquil and soothing environment for this ancient ritual. The first step is a mud treatment in which the body is slathered with a selection of nourishing and softening muds which are allowed to work their magic during the next phase - a session in the steam room during which the mud’s beneficial properties become apparent.
The pores will open, allowing the mud to draw out any toxins and cleanse the skin thoroughly before a tropical shower flushes them out. The process is completed with a Welsh sea salt scrub which guests can use to exfoliate their skin, leaving it glowing with health and feeling thoroughly refreshed. This is the perfect experience for anyone who could use a bit of a boost and the chance to feel truly pampered.
Please note that you will apply the mud yourself.
Yorkshire is famous for its beautiful landscapes and the rolling hills and dales. The Bridge Hotel in Wetherby is a Coaching Inn which combines its 17th century origins with 21st century facilities designed to provide modern visitors with a glimpse into the past.
Set within beautiful grounds, the hotel lies within easy reach of the A1. However, surrounded by glorious scenery, this inn gives the impression of being completely secreted away.
This makes it the perfect spot for a soothing spa day which offers guests a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful views and the peace and quiet that they crave. All easily accessible for those who want to make the most of a chance to take a day out to themselves.
This Rasul treatment for two is based on an ancient Arabic tradition which uses glacial mud harvested from the Austrian Alps as a full body treatment. The mud is rich in minerals and nutrients which make it intensely soothing. Once the mud has been applied, it is left to work its magic in the warming steam which helps it to draw impurities out of the skin for a thorough cleanse which will leave guests feeling thoroughly refreshed.
This experience also includes use of the spa’s facilities for three hours, allowing guests to make the most of their day with a soothing sauna and steam room, a refreshing ice fountain, an experience drench shower and Japanese foot spas which will give this often-overlooked body part a real treat.
There is also an outdoor hot tub for those who want to enjoy a little fresh air as well as a plunge tub which has therapeutic benefits for those who brave it. This experience is a great way for a pair to spend some quality time together with the added bonus of looking and feeling fantastic at the end of it.
Please note, the mud rasul is self applied and there may be other guests in the chamber with you.
Jasmine Day Spa can be found on the Essex coast in Leigh-on-Sea and welcomes visitors travelling from far and wide. With two decades of salon excellence to the name, Jasmine Day Spa is proud of their high quality service, experienced team and many happy guests that leave the spa feeling refreshed and at peace.
As well as a range of intensive treatments carried out by qualified beauty therapists, the spa also offers a comforting hot tub and several treatment rooms which have been designed to relax all who visit.
Upon arrival, you will both receive a friendly greeting from a member of the Jasmine Day Spa team and be given a fresh towel, pair of slippers and robe before making their way to one of the treatment rooms.
The treatment will start with a back scrub, which works to exfoliate away any dead skin cells and revitalise the skin. An intensive back, neck and shoulder massage will follow, easing away any lingering tension and repairing hardworking muscles.
The final stage of the Jasmine Signature Spa treatment is the Elemis facial, which comprises of a cleanser, toner and moisturiser, with products selected with guest’s unique facial skin type in mind. The final 30 minutes of the session can be spent relaxing together in the spa pool area to complete the day of tranquillity.
The chance to indulge in a little pampering is one to be grabbed whenever possible. This experience for two not only includes a 30 minute massage each, but also access to the spa’s facilities for 2 hours.
Guests can choose between a Swedish or deep tissue massage, either of which will relieve any tension carried in their muscles and leave them feeling soothed and refreshed.
The Beauty and Melody Salons provide a haven of tranquillity in the heart of the city. Offering guests the chance to indulge themselves with a dip in the swimming pool, a luxurious session in the Jacuzzi or a chance to unwind in the sauna and steam room. For those who like to relax by working up a bit of a sweat, there is a fully-equipped gym with free weights, cardio machines and resistance machines.
Please note, there is no pool at the Piccadilly location.
This experience for two is ideal for anyone with a hectic schedule who could benefit from a break and spend some time in an oasis of calm. Whether they have a stressful job, a busy social life or just a hectic schedule packed with an array of responsibilities, this experience will leave them feeling fantastic.
Guests will also receive a £10 voucher which will encourage them to build a little relaxation into their regular schedule.
Spend time relaxing with a friend or family member and enjoy full use of the facilities and a 25 minute treatment each. Choose from the Dermalogica Spa Menu, with options such as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and other Elemis options of exceptional quality.
Facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room. Or if you fancy something a little more energetic, why not have a workout in the large gym.
Upon arrival, you and your guest will be welcomed by one of Espirit’s friendly team and given a fresh towel and robe to maximise comfort. It’s up to you how you choose to spend your day, whether that’s simply relaxing poolside, feeling the burn in the fitness centre, releasing toxins in the steam room or a winning combination of one after the other.
Even from a distance, Stradey Park Hotel and Spa is impressive. Standing on a hillside in the Welsh countryside, the beautiful façade gives guests a taste of the luxurious interior that awaits them when they spend a day enjoying all that this immaculately tended hotel has to offer. The well-appointed Parc Spa offers a range of pampering treatments in soothing surroundings, making it the perfect place for a thoroughly relaxing treatment.
Our faces are often the place where stress or tiredness shows most, so it’s important that they are not overlooked when it comes to relaxation.
This experience includes a 25-minute facial for each guest, using products from the Celtic Elements range with locally-sourced organic ingredients.
Guests can make the day last as long as they want by making full use of the spa’s other facilities, including the thermal suite which comprises a hot tub, sauna, tropical rain room and a room dedicated to relaxation which is a sure way to find some inner calm.
Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich, Suffolk
Patrick from National Accounts, July 2019
After taking in all the sights on offer throughout the picturesque grounds, we arrived to the warmest of welcomes at the grand reception of the impressive Hintlesham Hall. From there we were taken to the Spa to meet our therapists, Sophie and Isabella, who greeted us with a glass of Champagne. We were then led to the spa’s stylish relaxation lounge to enjoy some further complimentary refreshments whilst completing the necessary health & safety documents.
After getting changed into the provided robes and slippers we received a full consultation from the therapists. Their attention to detail was second to none, ensuring we would receive a treatment best tailored to our needs. We opted to take our treatments together in the couple’s treatment room, however you are welcome to opt for individual treatment rooms too. I opted for the 30-minute back, neck & shoulder massage, which lasted beyond the stated time and was by far the best massage I’ve received. From there we were able to enjoy some further relaxation in the private jacuzzi along with a cup of tea.
We finished off our day with a lovely traditional afternoon tea inside the elegant main building. This was not included within the experience but is highly recommended as it provides an additional opportunity to take in the beautiful architecture whilst enjoying a delicious array of cakes, scones and sandwiches.
Overall the quality of the venue and service was outstanding throughout. We really enjoyed this experience and would thoroughly recommend to anyone seeking a day of pampering and relaxation.
Upgrade to an Afternoon Tea and explore the beautiful grounds in the weather allows.