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.
Try your hand at this unique, adrenaline pumping water experience. Challenge yourself to stay afloat in an inflatable ring as you fly down the white water course avoiding obstacles such as eddies, whirlpools and boils. This is sure to be an unforgettable day which will get your heart racing.
Upon arrival you will report to reception before gathering in the café to meet your experienced instructor. You will then be kitted out in a wetsuit, helmet and buoyancy aid before receiving a safety and technique briefing. It is then time to take to the water! Your instructor will be on hand to guide you throughout your experience. Ensure you bring your camera as there will be plenty of opportunities for photographs.
If you’re looking for an entertaining evening out together, then why not try this comedy night experience for two that’s guaranteed to leave your cheeks aching from excessive laughter.
The perfect pick-me-up or just an enjoyable experience to share together, a host of talented performers will have you both in stitches at their one-liners and gags at one of these fantastic comedy venues. You’ll be treated to performances from established stars as well as fresh faces on the comedy scene, so prepare to take your seats and be blown away by their wit.
With comedy clubs situated across the UK and even some famous city venues, from London to Liverpool to Birmingham, you’ll easily find somewhere to enjoy this experience and enter the wonderful world of comedy. Wherever you select, you’re sure to leave grinning from ear to ear and having discovered your new favourite comedian.
For certain locations, entry for four people is included, which will be highlighted with a *(4).
**Please note Comedy Carnival are not able to take bookings until 2022**
Fancy doing something a bit more adventurous as a family? This is a great way for children and adults to have fun.
This voucher entitles a family, typically 2 adults and 2 children, to boat and equipment hire.
It's fun, active and a great chance to learn a new skill.
Depending on the location, you will hire canoes, swan and dragon boats or punts. 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. Your fun session will last approximately one hour.
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.
All aboard! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime when you travel back in time with our steam train experience for two.
Steam trains are an iconic part of British history, dating back over 200 years to 1804 when Cornishman Richard Trevithick invented the steam engine. Over the next 40 years, Trevithick’s idea was developed into a network covering over 2,440 miles and ferrying more than 30 million passengers within the UK.
Today, Britain boasts more railway attractions per square mile than any other country in the world. With over 100 heritage railways, 700 working steam trains, and 60 steam train museums, you will be sure to experience the grandeur of Trevithick’s invention.
Hop aboard with a steam train day trip for two. As you travel through rolling hills and lush fields, you’ll feel like you've stepped back in to a time when life was simpler. So, sit back and relax as you meander through unspoilt English countryside.
Steam train rides are an excellent way to make memories that will last a lifetime. Choose from a range of scenic locations and experience different parts of England. Some locations offer a whole day rover ticket so you can hop on and off along the route - perfect for sightseeing, enjoying a coffee at a local cafe or having a picnic.
Disclaimer: if the steam train is unavailable for reasons beyond the control of the venue, it may be replaced by a diesel train.
Chiltern Valley has produced an increasing range of fine, award-winning English wines to delight the eye and excite the palate. With over 70 trophies, awards and commendations in blind-tasted national and international competitions, the wines have been rated amongst the finest in the world and have gained an enviable reputation for quality both here and abroad.
You will have the opportunity to taste some of the finest English wines and a selection of superb cask and bottle conditioned ales and liqueurs at Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery.
It is guaranteed to be a memorable experience!
Your experience will include a tour around the winery, brewery and liqueur production facilities, grape pressing, bottling and labelling plant. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of a selection of the wines, ales and liqueurs.
The wine tasting will consist of at least three wines, one sparkling, and two whites. You will also sample ales.
Any item can then be purchased in the cellar shop with a home delivery service available if required.
Indulge in a quintessentially British pastime with a spot of Afternoon Tea for Two, the perfect gift experience. The 19th century tradition is enjoying something of a modern-day revival with venues all over the UK now serving up scrumptious scones, delicious cakes and savoury delights.
It’s been an institution since 1840 when the seventh Duchess of Bedford asked her footman to fetch a pot of tea with light refreshments one afternoon. The ritual soon caught on and traditional afternoon tea became a cornerstone of high society dining.
Today, it’s best known as an afternoon of sheer indulgence – and it hasn’t lost a crumb of its delectable charm. Find out for yourself with our afternoon tea deal. We’ve carefully hand-picked the best afternoon tea locations across the UK so there’s a venue to suit all occasions.
Spoil someone special to a luxury afternoon tea, round up the girls for high tea at one of the country’s trendiest boutique hotels, or make it a more relaxed affair at a cosy independent tearoom. Whatever the occasion, why not add a glass of fizz to the proceedings?
Afternoon tea may vary slightly depending on your chosen location. In any case, you’ll be treated to freshly made sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and at most locations, a choice of cakes and pastries. Most importantly, it’ll all be served with a pot of tea or coffee.
Did you know chillies have been in Great Britain for over 400 years, contain more Vitamin C than Oranges and have been cultivated for over 10,000 years? Chillies are a very complicated and intriguing ingredient and not just used in your local curry house.
Here is a perfect opportunity to discover things you may never have known about chillies. You'll learn about the different varieties and how they're used, you'll get to taste some fresh chillies and gourmet sauces and you'll get to take some home to use in your own cooking! This experience is definitely chillies, chillies and more chillies!
Your experience will begin with your host taking you on a tour of the nursery where they will talk about the chilli varieties and the different uses. After the tour, if you're feeling brave enough you will be invited to sample some of the freshly picked chillies and a range of tongue tingling, gourmet sauces including the famous Inferno chilli sauce made with habaneros. To finish, you will have the opportunity to pick some of your own chillies to take home from England's first 'pick your own' chilli farm.
Wine is a beverage loved by many in the UK, for some it’s a nice accompaniment for a tasty meal, or a glass after work and for others it’s their vice. This tour and tasting experience is the perfect gift for any wine lover, inviting them to try an assortment of delicious wines, along with learning more about how their favourite tipple is made.
Every year, vineyards across the country produce thousands of bottles of flavoursome wines. This experience will provide a behind the scenes insight into how these wines are able to reach the shops as you walk around the vineyard. Most importantly, you’ll get to sample some of the fine wines they carefully craft, where you’re sure to experience new flavours, expanding your wine palate.
With different vineyards across the country all offering peaceful and tranquil surroundings, they open the opportunity to explore more of the local area before or after this delightful wine tasting experience.
You’ll be shown around the vineyard by an experienced tour guide, taking you on a journey to discover the fascinating history of English wine. Expect to learn about the wine-making process from start to finish, from the growing and pruning of vines, along with grape-picking, fermentation, blending and finishing off with the most important part- the bottling! Of course this experience wouldn’t be complete without tasting some of the delights the vineyard has to offer, which you’ll typically enjoy after the tour.
The programme on offer will depend on your selected location. Please note, at the Oxfordshire location, this includes a winery and brewery tour and tasting tour for two.
If you’re feeling peckish or fancy a spot of lunch before or after your wine-filled experience, most of the vineyards included in this gift experience package have cafes or a restaurant perfect for a delightful bite to eat.
Step into the world of whisky making at the "Spiritual home of Scotch Whisky". Learn how every bottle is made from start to finish and sample some yourself. Take in your surroundings in the beautiful Abbey that is steeped in tradition and history, dating back hundreds of years. What better way for a Whisky lover to enjoy a drop?
On arrival, you will be greeted by the tour guide for the day in the reception area. You will then begin the tour by learning about the history of the Distillery and an introduction to the company. Following this, you will then watch the Whisky making process unfold before enjoying 2 drams of whisky at the end of the tour.
You will also have the opportunity to head over to the Abbey ruins, where you can embark on a self-guided tour and continue the Lindore's Abbey Distillery Journey. You will also receive a £5 gift voucher to spend on the following: a drink in the Legacy Bar, a shop purchase, an apothecary experience or £5 off a bottle of 70cl aqua vitae.
This session will give you the opportunity to record those special moments. Whether you prefer a classic or contemporary style, you will be expertly guided by the photographer throughout your session to capture the best images of you and your family so that your tastes and desires are catered for.
With locations nationwide you shouldn't have to travel over an hour in order to participate in your session and viewing.
Your experience will include a one hour portrait session for you and your family (extended family and pets welcome!) at a studio and a complimentary 10"x8" image.
A separate viewing appointment will be arranged within a week of your studio session where you will be able to select your favourite image, you will also have the opportunity to purchase any additional portraits. You will be asked to return approximately four weeks later to collect your images.
Please note that only one voucher per family, per year can be used. The voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher. You will be required to pay a £35 booking deposit which will be fully refunded after the experience.
This is a great opportunity for mother and daughter to spend some quality time together and enjoy being spoilt. Be pampered like a celebrity from the moment you arrive and enjoy an experience where our ultimate aim is to make you look and feel truly amazing.
Relax and unwind in studio surroundings as top professionals create your perfect look. Your experience will start with you each receiving a creative consultation, followed by professional make-up and then a contemporary hair style. Once you’re ready you can then step in front of the camera.
You will be expertly guided by the photographer throughout your session to ensure the best images of you are captured and that your tastes and desires are catered for.
With locations nationwide you shouldn't have to travel over an hour in order to participate in your session and viewing.
Your experience will include your makeover (up to one hour per person), a one hour portrait session at a studio and a choice of one complimentary 10x8 image or two complimentary 5x4 prints of the same image.
A separate viewing appointment will be arranged, typically within a week of your studio session where you will be able to select your favourite image and you will also have the opportunity to purchase any additional images. You will be asked to return approximately four weeks later to collect your images.
Please note that only one voucher per participant, per year can be used and multiple sessions will not be booked in succession for friends/family members. The voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher. You will be required to pay a £35 booking deposit which will be fully refunded after the experience.
The Fabyouless card allows you to enjoy guaranteed 25% discounts at thousands of beauty venues nationwide.
You can use the Fabyouless card as many times as you wish within the year and if you regularly visit beauty salons, hair dressers, spas, nail bars, tanning salons, clinics, gyms, boot camps or get put through your paces by a personal trainer, you could save hundreds!
The Fabyouless card is recognised in many well know high street venues including Arch Angelz, Champneys, The Tanning Shop, Rush, Lash Perfect, MacDonald Hotels, Spa Experience, Trugym and Gloden. As well as mobile services from My Beauty Squad, RTG Wellness and Spa by Car who visit your home or office.
The Fabyouless Card is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to pamper themselves, hit the gym or simply wants to save on those everyday essentials to look and feel fab.
Please note that all participating venues are subject to change. The Fabyouless card is delivered as an App for Apple and Android phones so you will never leave home without it! Once you have validated your voucher, you cannot exchange it to another experience/product offered by Activity Superstore.
Treat yourself and a friend to some well-deserved pampering while spending some quality time together and capture the spirit of you both in a collection of stunning images, you can treasure for a lifetime.
You’ll each receive a digital image after your experience. If you wish to purchase additional images you may do so on the day.
Please note you will be required to pay a £25 deposit. The deposit is fully refundable on attendance of your appointment.
Your five star experience starts when you are greeted by the friendly reception staff at a luxury, state of the art studio. Relax in the lounge area and receive a glass of bubbly on arrival and then enjoy unlimited refreshments including; chilled wine, coffee, tea, mineral water or a selection of soft drinks.
You are then treated to a file and polish to ensure your nails are looking tip-top and camera ready. Choose from a classic French polish, glitter nails or a striking colour of your choice. Your personal, qualified make-up artist will transform you using a full range of popular make-up brands including the favourite MAC makeup, including strip eyelash extensions.
Chat with the makeup artists to discover the latest techniques and learn the beauty secrets of the stars so you can achieve your flawless look. Receive professional advice on blending, shading and the colours which best suit your skin tone. An expert hairstylist will transform your hair into a chosen style, with a number of dramatic looks to choose from. Feel effortlessly chic with your glamorous new style.
Next, your personal team of professional female photographers will capture poses of you both in the 2 private, multi set studios. We recommend you take a selection of different outfits, as you can have up to 4 wardrobe changes. Afterwards, you'll have the option of being treated to an express facial which will deep cleanse and tone your face, leaving you feeling fresh.
You'll each receive a complimentary digital image after your experience.
James from Purchasing, September 2018
What did you get up to?
We had an interesting day out exploring different plants form around the world. The biomes are incredible, especially the tropical rain forest, and the range of different plants/trees and scenery is amazing. Even though the weather wasn’t great we still managed to spend 3-4 hours exploring both of the biomes. There are plenty of places to eat, we had some tasty sandwiches in the café which were very reasonably priced. If I had more time on the day I would have definitely had a go at the zip wire, which is England's longest and fastest zip wire, it looked great fun!
What did you enjoy the most?
I enjoyed the tropical rain forest part! It felt like I was in a different country.
1. There is lots of walking so make sure you bring your walking shoes!