Fancy doing something a bit more adventurous as a family? Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery whilst canoeing on arguably the best beginners and improvers water sports lake in the UK. This is a great way for kids to try out one of the fastest growing water sports and get to grips with paddling. It's fun, active and a great chance to learn a new skill.
Upon arrival, a member of staff will give you a full safety briefing and explanation of the use of the equipment. You will then be given everything you need to take part, including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, canoe and paddles. Your fun session will last approximately one hour.
There will be the opportunity for participants to pay a small fee in advance or on the day to extend the duration of the experience.
Freespirits are one of the UK's leading and premier activity providers, specialising in white water rafting and a variety of other outdoor activities. Freespirits gives you the chance to be a free spirit, get the adrenaline pumping or try a brand-new activity that you have always wanted to experience.
Upon arrival you'll be welcomed by one of the friendly members of staff who will provide you with a safety briefing and an introduction to the experience you'll be taking part in.
The clue is in the name. You will be jumping from a cliff into a river, starting at 15ft and working your way up. When taken to your first launch site you will be taught the correct techniques for jumping and entering the water. The instructors will watch how you jump and as soon as your technique is good enough, they will take you to the next level of jumping.
There are a few different cliff jumping sites you can go to, the site you visit on the day will depend on the water levels and the group. The height of the jumps vary depending on the site and go up to just under 40ft. You will have an experienced guide to take you cliff jumping, the only thing you need to be able to do is swim.
Rock climbing is perfect for those who enjoy a challenge and get a buzz from tackling heights. It will test your fitness as well as your ability to work as a team. This introductory session will teach you the basics and leave you with an appetite to perhaps take this up as a new hobby.
You will be in the safe hands of a professional rock climbing instructor who will teach you how to put on the safety harness, tie a knot and how to belay. The instructor will also give you advice on your technique as well as the best tips to improve. There are different levels of difficulty for all ages and fitness.
Once you arrive you will both be fitted with a helmet and given a safety briefing. With your instructor you will then learn all the basics of how to rock climb on the various walls on offer at the venue. Depending on your competence during the session, you may then have the opportunity to continue rock climbing unsupervised for the rest of your experience This decision is made at the end of the session and is at the discretion of your instructor.
The locations available are all specialist indoor centres.
Ready to scale the heights? This thrilling rock climbing experience is just what you need to refine your climbing and rope skills. No matter what your ability, the course will be tailored to suit you, with experienced instructors on hand to show you the way. The instructors will kit you out with all the equipment needed for the day and will teach you all of the safety aspects, as well as some expert tips. It's ideal for anyone wishing to start climbing or for those wanting to climb outside for the first time.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by your instructor for the day. You will then fill out a disclaimer form, before being given a health and safety briefing. After the experience, please allow a short period of time to remove the safety equipment. Bring plenty of water and as much food as you like.
Located at the very end of the Bournemouth Pier and the first of its kind in the world, the PierZip is an experience not to be missed! Are you a thrill-seeker? Do you enjoy an adrenaline-charged thrill-ride experience? If the answer is yes, then the PierZip is for you! Climb the Zip tower above the sea and zip-surf over the waves to the shore. The Dual zip line means you can ride with friends and family and challenge them with a race to the beach! Take on the awesome indoor vertical slide and leap of faith. How high will you go before you are brave enough to let go and experience the adrenaline rush of a vertical drop! Follow this with the ultimate challenge and climb a 20ft pole, walk the plank and take the leap of faith grabbing the bag suspended in mid-air.
Your adrenaline experience will begin upon arrival at your booked time slot. You will be required to sign a waiver form upon arrival. Your instructor will then begin with a comprehensive safety briefing. Once kitted out with all the safety gear, it will be time to begin! You will take on the Leap of Faith, Vertical Slide and two rides on the PierZip. Instructors will be on hand throughout ensuring you are safe and offering guidance throughout.
Zipping around on a Segway is a truly revolutionary way to travel, combining the movement of your body and incredible computing technology into a machine. The controls are simple - you use your body to move and steer. Once you've mastered the practice track, you will be let loose on the rally stage to really put these nippy machines through their paces with some off-road action.
Your experience will start with a full introduction and safety briefing, this will give you the opportunity to get to grips with the unique controls before setting off on the varied terrain track for your segway rally racing.
You’re never too old to play soldiers! Dodge exploding pellets and gun down the enemy in simulated skirmishes. Not only is paintballing great fun, it will test your skills of endurance, quick-thinking, leadership and teamwork.
You’ll be running around purpose built imaginative 'battle-fields' which may include:
Trekking through the jungle to locate an ancient stone pyramid in the ‘Tomb Raider’ game, or embarking on a mission to protect the President on his tour of the UK. You and your team will need to escort the President back to his vehicle when you suddenly come under attack in the ‘London Apocalypse’ game.
Your day will begin with you and 3 friends getting kitted out with full head protection, anti-mist goggle system which is unique to Delta Force Paintball, full body protection and a combat suit with high padded collar to protect your neck.
After a safety briefing and target practice let the games begin! You and 3 friends will enjoy a full day of paintballing using the latest USA-spec rapid-fire semi-automatic machine guns, with a hip-mounted 400-shot battlepack.
To get you started you will be given 100 paintballs each, however further paintballs can be bought on the day from the supplier. To ensure your safety and enjoyment, you will be given tuition and supervised by friendly marshals throughout the day.
Some locations also provide a snack, please check on booking. Your day will finish with a debrief and a rewards ceremony.
The world has descended into a state of panic, the infestation of a gruesome virus has rapidly spread across the globe turning regular folk into the flesh-eating walking dead. They are consuming all living creatures who cross their path - the zombie apocalypse is in full effect and it is survival of the fittest. How would you survive the zombie apocalypse?
This highly fun experience will teach you all the skills you need to take on zombies and ensure your own survival. Kitted out and tooled up with rifles, crossbows and axes to help you take out your flesh eating fearsome targets, this weaponry training will allow you to stay one step ahead of fearsome zombies at all times.
Your session will begin with a short risk assessment and health and safety briefing, before you are taught the best techniques to help you survive an infected world of zombies.
Your instructor will train you on each weapon and how best to hit your target. Armed with bows, blades and bullets, this weapons focused training experience is sure to turn you into a world class zombie assassin in no time.
Add some excitment to your game of paintball with this truly unnerving experience.
A zombie virus has broken out, do you have what it takes to survive? You and your team will be tasked with avoiding the zombie as it attacks and tries to infect everyone in its path.
Your exact experience will vary by location but highlights include being on a mission to secure the last food and weapon supplies to survive whilst battling against another team of survivors to recover the goods, all the while avoiding the resident zombie. Or you will simply try to be the last person standing as the hoard of zombies grows due to your teammates being infected.
On arrival you will be briefed on the mission, given basic weapons training and kitted out ready for action in the appropriate safety equipment.
Please note: Paintballs are not included and will need to be purchased on the day.
This is a fascinating introduction to an ancient and intriguing pursuit. See for yourself an extraordinary relationship between man and bird of prey. Falconry was originally introduced as a means of obtaining "food for the table". In Medieval Britain birds of prey were often present at grand occasions such as pageants, weddings and jousting tournaments. Even today seeing these magnificent birds up close is a very special experience and one which you won't forget.
You'll handle the birds yourself under the watchful eye of the professionals (depending on location), before they take over to perform an impressive aerial show. You will have lots of time to take some fantastic pictures of you and your new feathered friend!
If you want to improve your golfing game, then a lesson with a pro will certainly help you achieve this. Whether it is your driving, putting or following through that you want to work on, or any other aspect of the game, a golf lesson with a professional is sure to turn your bogeys into birdies in no time!
Your experience will consist of a 30 minute lesson with a PGA golf pro, there is choice of over 150 instructors so there is sure to be one close to where you live. At some venues you will also receive a follow up video analysis.
You will also receive £5 off your next booking, although please note the booking must be made on the day of your lesson.
Abseiling is one of the more traditional activities and still as much fun as ever. Dangling yourself over a 90 foot drop with nothing more than a bit of rope to hang onto is always guaranteed to get the blood pumping.
On the day you will have an experienced guide to take you abseiling, they cater for everyone from beginners to experienced rock climbers.
Have you ever wondered what has been seen haunting the cloisters of Canterbury Cathedral late at night? What sinister secrets lie within the walls of Tiny Tim’s Tea Rooms? Or which ghost did Charles Dickens see within the rooms of the historic Sun Hotel? Discover the answers to these and many other curious questions when you join the darkest evening ghost tour in the county.
Join Canterbury Ghost Tours with the premier award winning ghost hunter, John Hippisley in the darkest evening ghost tour of the county,
Canterbury has one of the densest concentrations of paranormal phenomena in the UK and this spooky walking tour brings the sometimes terrifying otherworldliness of this great city to life, or should I say death!
This 90 minute tour of Canterbury's dark side explores an entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting, a truly unmissable experience.
An escape room game is a physical adventure in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit.
Games are set in a variety of fictional locations, such as prison cells, dungeons and space stations.
Once you arrive, you and your guest will be given a safety briefing and the rules will be explained to you.
The clues vary in difficulty with some being straight forward and easy to solve, whilst others can tax even the most seasoned of puzzle-solving minds.
How would you like to learn to take fantastic photographs and capture a moment for a lifetime? Your expert tutor will teach you how to do just that using your own DSLR in a tutored, outdoor session. The two hour course can be enjoyed in a choice of major UK cities, each one offering plenty of landmarks and architecture to capture your imagination and inspire great images.
The course we will cover;
- Shutter speed light effects (light trails, etc.)
- Use of your tripod
- Aperture settings for successful night photography
- How to use the ISO and white balance features of your DSLR
Participants will need a DSLR, tripod and a basic to intermediate level of photography ability.
Details of the exact meeting point per city will be provided on booking. Please call the number provided to find out more.
Fancy something a little different for your next family day out? Gather the whole clan together, pull on some comfy walking shoes and set out for a memorable day out with this treasure hunt experience. Whether you want to see your local area through a different lens or take in a new city, our treasure hunt packs will provide you with hours of fun.
How it works:
Once you’ve purchased your activity voucher, a PDF pack with your scavenger hunt clues will be sent to you. You can choose from two different sets of hints:
● The easy clues are perfect for all ages. These straightforward hints ask for something you should be able to easily observe on your treasure hunt, such as information from a plaque along the way.
● The cryptic clues pose more of a challenge and are perfect for older participants. They might ask for something harder to spot, require some general knowledge, or read more as a riddle than a straightforward question.
In addition to these two sets of clues, you will also receive three bonus rounds that you can go through alongside the main hints:
● Picture round - this round requires you take pictures of certain places and objects you encounter on your treasure hunt.
● Items to collect - this is a list of everyday objects you’ll be able to gather along the scavenger hunt route.
● Pub names - available at locations where there are enough pubs around, these cryptic clues refer to the names of pubs and bars you’ll pass on your way.
Once you’ve received your treasure hunt pack, choose which clues you want to follow and print them off for everyone participating.
The scavenger hunt can be completed in a number of locations throughout England, including several treasure trails in London. Please keep in mind that this activity isn’t organised. You’ll receive your pack of treasure hunt clues by email and complete the experience on the day of your choice.
Treasure hunts in London and other cities can be completed on foot, while rural ones require driving. All of the rural scavenger hunts, as well as the majority of city-based ones are non-circular, so they will have a different start and end point.
Venture on a journey into Edinburgh’s grisly past, walk through the old wynds and closes and hear the tales of the unsavoury characters who once stalked the old town.
You will enter the underground network of vaults, still in their original condition with stalactites and stalagmites. Each stone could tell some of old Edinburgh’s bloodiest and cruellest history. Afterwards enter the museum of torture, which features instruments from Nuremburg and Bamburg castles in Germany and date from the late 1500’s and early 1600’s.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by your tour guide, before embarking on your tour.
Take a walk and boat trip through London's darkest secret history, through royal parks, past haunted houses and into the unknown. Soak in the beauty of London at night by foot and from the exquisite view from your boat cruise on the Thames. Many of London's ghost's walk in the shadows & some lurk in the Thames.
You will meet your tour guide in front of the Goddess Diana Statue at the entrance to Green Park in Mayfair where you will begin to explore the deepest and darkest corners of the world's most haunted city during this 2 hour experience.
On this tour you'll see the most haunted of Royal Parks - Green Park - home of one the largest plague pits. Discover the gruesome story behind London's goriest murder at St James' Palace. You'll be able to experience London's most haunted house in Mayfair, with folks dying of fright, to soldiers impaled on the spikes outside.
You'll then move onto Westminster, where you'll learn dozens of stories about ghouls that lurk in the Abbey and the Palace of Westminster. All of which was under water not so long ago. Speaking of water, you'll then take the Thames Cruise down the river to the Tower of London, where the ghostly theme will continue. As an additional bonus you will also be able to tour some of London’s most iconic sights including:
Big Ben, London Eye, Whitehall and Southbank, the National Theatre, Somerset House , OXO Tower, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Millennium Bridge, The Golden Hinde, Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, Old Billingsgate, HMS Belfast, City Hall, Tower Bridge and Tower of London.
Journey back in time to London Bridge, the place law abiding citizens dared not visit.
You’ll be able to discover the Bishop of Winchester's "Geese" who provided entertainment in the various stew houses and where their final resting place is. Hear about the gruesome operations which were performed without anaesthetic in the world's oldest operating theatre and the ghosts who still appear to linger in England's oldest prison. Visit the 17th century pub which is still haunted by a canine ghost who can’t seem to leave.
It’s sure to be a night to remember.
As an added extra you will also receive a £10 gift voucher for any future tours.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by your tour guide before departing on your tour. You will cover approximately 2km around London.
It may not be a case of safety in numbers as you and three friends discover some of the darker aspects of Britain. Pick from a selection of haunted tours including ghost tours, witch tours and haunted pub tours, all guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.
Highlights of some of the tours include journeying into London’s unruly and perilous past or visiting the most haunted pubs in Durham and Canterbury’s famous haunted cathedral.
This is a great opportunity to explore the lesser known areas of your favourite cities and get scared along the way!
You and 3 friends will meet your tour guide at a designated spot, from which you will visit different locations and hear the dark tales of what went on behind closed doors.
The London Time Tour Bus is an entertaining and educational sightseeing trip around the ancient city of London, ideal for all ages. Join Professor Quantum as you are taken on a voyage around London's famous sites aboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus and enjoy live theatrics, an air of mystery and an insightful look into the capital’s rich history.
You will travel past a selection of London’s famous sites, including The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and London Bridge. Throughout the tour the Professor will share his knowledge of his past, present and future and there will be the opportunity for interaction with historical figures via the Professor’s time phone. This is a great experience not to be missed!
You will both receive a London Time Tour guide book to take home.
Do you have the skill to manoeuvre a hairpin bend or are you a speed demon who will push their pedal to the metal on the long straights? Do you have the urge to overtake the driver in front or are you happy to let others fly past you? The selection of tracks on offer are selected for their variety and they test the ability, courage and judgement of every type of driver. This is a perfect experience for those who have never been karting before, as well as for those who just want to keep going back for more!
On arrival at the track, you will be provided with specialist racing clothing and a safety briefing. Then it's time to get going! Don't worry if you're a bit nervous - you can take to the track at the speed that best suits you.
A junior driving experience day gives young petrolheads the chance to experience cars made famous by popular films like Transformers and The Fast & Furious. Kids over the age of ten can take the wheel themselves for an exhilarating three laps or miles in their favourite car, while kids under the age of ten get to experience high-speed thrills on the passenger side. This junior car driving experience makes a fantastic gift for young film buffs and teens with a need for speed!
Make a young person’s driving fantasy become a reality with the chance to drive an actual supercar, years before they need a license.
With over 15 high performance supercars to choose from at over 15 locations nationwide, they will be spoilt for choice.
Will they choose to do it like the stars do in a sleek Lamborghini Gallardo or perhaps they dream of driving the fierce Audi R8 just like Mr Tony Stark. Whichever vehicle they choose, this awesome junior driving experience is sure to put a smile on their face.
The young driver will be given the chance to get behind the wheel of one of their favourite vehicles for 3 exhilarating miles.
Sitting side by side with a pro they will be taught the basics, then pedal to the metal and off they go! If that isn’t enough excitement, they will also receive an unforgettable passenger ride around the track by an expert instructor.
They will be talking about this for years to come and it will be a memory to treasure with their loved ones. So what are you waiting for...you will soon become their favourite person.
This experience is available to all children who meet the minimum height requirement of 134cm (4ft 5'') to 150cm (4ft 11''). Depending on the location, some have a minimum age restriction of 11 years and others do not have one. All participants must be under the age of 17.
Important Information: The parent or guardian of the driver will be required to sign a disclaimer accepting liability in the event of damage to the vehicle. You will be given an option to purchase damage waiver cover when booking to minimise the financial exposure should there be an accident. You are under no obligation to purchase this optional waiver. Full details are available at the time of booking.
Kitty Café is no ordinary café, they are also a re-homing and care facility for cats and kittens from a range of backgrounds. From rescue cats, to strays they take them in and look after them until they find their forever home.
Kitty Cafe is unique in its work as both a rescue and a cat cafe, they aren’t just a room with cats for entertainment. They are completely cat-led, ensuring maximum well being and allowing cats to do what they do best - be cats!
Visit Kitty Café with a friend of family member and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea.
Start off with a sumptuous selection of freshly prepared soft white sandwiches followed by Devonshire scones served with fresh clotted cream and strawberry jam, miniature cakes and desserts, served with your choice of loose leaf tea, barista style fresh ground coffee or hot chocolate.
A Kids Pass Membership gives you access to the most incredible deals at 1000’s of attractions, theme parks, play centres and restaurants across the UK.
Up to 40% off at Cinemas for both Adults and Children 7 days a week!
Kids Eat Free at Thousands of Family Friendly restaurants Nationwide!
Up to 60% off Theatre Tickets Nationwide.
You and your family can have access to great savings from hundreds of restaurants nationwide. A Kids Pass can quickly save you and your family between £500 to £1000 per year. The cost of a Kids Pass can easily be covered by the savings you make from just a single trip to one of Kids Pass's great attractions!
Please note: Only one membership can be used per household.
The Willoughby Book Club is an award-winning book subscription service, with subscribers in almost forty countries across the world.
Each month for three months, you will receive a brand new, gift-wrapped book that's been hand-picked to your individual reading tastes by a team of literary experts.
So whether it's crime, fantasy, romance or sci-fi novels that float your bookish boat, you can be sure that you'll receive something you'll enjoy each and every month.
What's more, for every subscription redeemed, The Willoughby Book Club also donates one book to the charity Book Aid International, to support its vital educational & development work in Sub-Saharan Africa - all of which makes for a very happy bookworm indeed!
Be pampered like a celebrity from the moment you arrive and begin this incredible experience that will leave you looking and feeling truly amazing. Relax and unwind in great surroundings as top professionals create your perfect look. You'll even get all the top beauty secrets on how to recreate your look time and time again.
Your experience includes:
- Professional make-up and hair styling
- Fun photoshoot with up to four outfit changes
- Complimentary print or CD image, depending on the location.
At some locations you will receive light refreshments upon arrival.
Please note, you will be asked to pay a fully refundable booking deposit up to £35 to secure your appointment.
6th Gear Driving Experiences, Bruntingthrope, Leicestershire
Hannah from Purchasing, July 2019
My 12 year old Nephew Connor couldn’t believe his luck when I asked if he fancied driving a supercar round Bruntingthorpe race track. He’s always loved cars so it really was the perfect experience for him. We turned up 30 minutes before our time slot (thank goodness we did because the queue to register our attendance was really long.) Once we were registered we went and took advantage of all the picture opportunities available with the cars parked in the background. When it was Connor’s time to drive we were taken in a minibus over to a section of the track that had been sectioned off specifically for Junior drivers. Connor had chosen to drive a red Ferrari 430. After a short briefing the roar of the engine went up and he was off. He went up and down the track 4 times going in and out of cones and then picking up speed coming back along the straight. Once his experience was finished we were offered the opportunity to purchase some professional photos, we’d taken so many of our own that we decided not to but it’s nice to get the option. This experience was brilliant, really well organised, friendly, patient staff. Would definitely recommend.
Make sure you get there with plenty of time to spare, the queue for registration was out the door when we arrived so you could run the risk of missing your time slot if you don’t get there early.