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Opulent Christmas Train Experience aboard the Northern Belle Luxury Train

Friday 4th or Saturday 5th December 2020 with departures from Glasgow or Edinburgh

Experience Details

£289 per person

Settle into a plush seat in your festively decorated carriage and look forward to a magnificent seven-course lunch with all the trimmings. Your table is set in lavish style with crisp white linen, sparkling glassware and bespoke china.

Liveried stewards take care of all your needs as the train journeys through enchanting wintery landscapes of Scotland. Admire the changing views through your picture window. Take in the sumptuous details of your vintage carriage, evoking the glamour of 1930s “Belle” trains.

Read about the train’s history and imagine the famous faces that once passed through its corridors. A convivial atmosphere and entertainment from a table-top magician make this a journey to remember.

It’s the perfect way to enter into the festive spirit, either as an indulgent treat for yourself or as a special gift for loved ones.

From the moment you see the gleaming Northern Belle train pull into the station, you are transported back to a more glamorous age. The vintage train offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Enjoy handcrafted interiors, impeccable service and gastronomic cuisine. Sip champagne, absorb the views, chat with your fellow travellers. Unwind and relax - timeless memories are guaranteed.

Experience Includes:

Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train:

  • Welcome champagne reception on board
  • Seven-course lunch: British seasonal table d’hôte menu including Great British cheeseboard, biscuits and chutneys
  • Bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours
  • Table magicians

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Please note:

  • Excellent offer - usual price of £345 per person
  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £60 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • Please contact us to enquire on group pricing.

Departure Date:

  • Friday 4th or Saturday 5th December from Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • GLASGOW CENTRAL STATION Depart 11.40  Return 17.45
  • EDINBURGH WAVERLEY STATION Depart 13.55 Return 19.15

Aston Martin Thrill Experience

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Experience Details

Cost: £115 per person

The course will begin with a short introductory briefing on driving techniques and safety, then it’s on to the main event, your chance to get behind the wheel of a beautiful Aston Martin for an exhilarating drive.

The number of laps will depend on your chosen location and length of circuit, but it will be between 3 and 6. At the end of the experience you will take home a driving assessment and certificate.

This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs! A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 9 months.

The experience is only available on selected dates throughout the year and all bookings are subject to availability.

Locations:

  • South West - Castle Combe Circuit - Wiltshire, Honiton - Devon
  • South East - Lydden Hill, Kent / Cranleigh Driving Centre, Surrey / Oxfordshire, Great Tew
  • North East - Teeside Autodrome, County Durham
  • North West - Lancashire - Wigan
  • Wales - Anglesey Circuit
  • Yorkshire and Humber - Elvington Airfield, Yorkshire / North Yorkshire, York
  • East Midlands - Prestwold Driving Centre, Leicestershire / Lutterworth / Leicestershire / Blyton Park Driving Centre, Lincolnshire / Mallory Park, Leicestershire / Northamptonshire, Rockingham Motor Speedway *
  • West Midlands - Seighford Driving Centre, Staffordshire / Birmingham

What's Included:

  • Welcome, introduction and briefing on safety and circuit driving techniques
  • Session driving an Aston Martin, number of laps will depend on your chosen location and length of circuit, but it will be approximately 3 to 6
  • Presentation of experience certificates and individual driving assessment
  • Cancellation Indemnity

Experience Excludes:

  • Gratuities
  • Refreshments

Start times dependent on location chosen. Spectators are welcome.

Terms & Conditions:

  • A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 9 months.
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Minimum height: 5ft
  • Maximum height: 6ft 4in (6ft 5in at Teesside, 6ft 6in at Anglesey, Seighford, Gainsborough, and Elvington)
  • Maximum weight: 16 stone (18 stone at Gainsborough and Elvington and 18 stone 7lb at Anglesey and Seighford, 19 stone at Teesside)
  • All participants must be in reasonable health, if you are in doubt then please seek advice from your GP.
  • Participants must hold a full manual driving licence which must be presented on the day (photocopies will not be accepted). The operator reserves the right to substitute any vehicle due to unforeseen circumstances such as mechanical failure. Refreshments may be purchased on-site.
  • Please note: anyone deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate. No dogs are allowed at the venues. You are welcome to bring friends and family to watch. The experience content used, and restrictions may vary. Please check with the venue when booking.
  • We recommend you book 10 to 12 weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
  • You should allow approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours for the whole experience depending on location and numbers on the day.
  • Some driving operators require customers to complete an Indemnity/Damage waiver form on the day of the experience. This may state that the driver will be liable for a fixed amount of costs should they damage the vehicle whilst driving. Most of these suppliers can provide Indemnity/Damage Waiver at a small additional fee (usually £20-£45) payable on site. The purchase of this is optional and is in addition to the Public Liability Insurance held by all venues. The full details of any indemnity or damage waiver will be provided by the activity operator. We are unable to advise or comment on the content or suitability of these products.
  • A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

Cancellation Policy:

Once you make a booking with an experience operator you are bound by their terms and conditions. Make sure you understand their rules regarding changing or cancelling a booking (particularly at short notice) as a refund will not be offered in the case of infringement of these rules.

The Cancellation Indemnity policy may provide a replacement voucher in the event of cancellation by the participant owing to circumstances beyond their control.

Introductory Flying Lesson Experience

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Experience Details

Cost: £129 per person

Feel the adrenalin rush as you take the controls of a light plane and soar across the sky! You get one-to-one training with a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor and your flying time counts towards a Private Pilot's licence.

So, what happens on the day? Your flying lesson starts with a briefing from your instructor before the flight. This will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls.

Once in the plane, your flight starts from the time the engine turns over. You will be given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control, and so that you can talk with your instructor.

Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls, but your pilot will generally land the plane and taxi back.

This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs! A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 9 months.

Experience Includes:

  • Introduction to flying, aircraft controls and safety
  • One-to-one training from a CAA licensed instructor
  • 30 mins flying time with the opportunity to take the controls
  • Cancellation Indemnity
  • Introductory Flying Lesson Experience voucher - valid for 9 months

Experience Excludes:

  • Gratuities
  • Refreshments

Locations:

  • Cambridgeshire - Cambridge
  • Cambridgeshire – Peterborough
  • Cornwall – Bodmin
  • Derbyshire – Eggington
  • Devon – Barnstaple
  • Dorset - Christchurch
  • Essex – Clacton
  • Essex - Great Dunmow
  • Essex - Stapleford Tawney
  • Kent – Lydd
  • Kent – Romney Marsh
  • Lancashire – Blackpool
  • Lincolnshire - Kirmington
  • Merseyside - Liverpool
  • Northern Ireland - County Down
  • Nottinghamshire – Worksop
  • Northamptonshire – Brackley
  • Nottinghamshire – Retford
  • Oxfordshire - Kidlington
  • Scotland – Prestwick
  • Staffordshire - Burton on Trent
  • Surrey - Camberley
  • Surrey - Redhill
  • Wales – Caernafon
  • Wales – Haverfordwest
  • Warwickshire – Coventry
  • Warwickshire – Wellesbourne

Start times dependent on location chosen.

Terms & Conditions:

  • This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs! A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 9 months.
  • Minimum age: 12 (under 18s need parental/guardian consent)
  • Minimum height: 4ft 10in (147cms)
  • Maximum height: 6ft 4in (193cms)
  • Maximum weight: 12 stone at County Down, 16 stone at Leeds, 14 to 18 stone at other locations
  • Participants should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft.
  • The experience content, equipment used, and restrictions may vary according to venue
  • Spectators are usually welcome, without charge, but will not be able to accompany you in the plane. Facilities for spectators vary between centres, so you should check with the centre when booking.
  • The experience content, equipment used, and restrictions may vary according to location.
  • Flying lessons take place all year round and are normally available on any day of the week.
  • We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
  • You should allow 1 hour for your whole experience, but the flight (from taxi to landing) will last approximately 25-30 minutes.
  • A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

Cancellation Policy:

Once you make a booking with an experience operator you are bound by their terms and conditions. Make sure you understand their rules regarding changing or cancelling a booking (particularly at short notice) as a refund will not be offered in the case of infringement of these rules. The Cancellation Indemnity policy may provide a replacement voucher in the event of cancellation by the participant owing to circumstances beyond their control.

White Water Rafting Experience

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Experience Details

Cost: £109 for Two

Forget that trip to the cinema or the meal you were going to go out for - head out for some white water rafting instead! As it is one of the most challenging water-based activities available in the UK, you should put yourselves to the test and give this thrill ride a go.

Just imagine; you're heading towards the rocks with water flooding over the sides of the boat, everyone is hanging on as tight as they can. You are confronted with a wall of white water... Will you make it through?

Experience the thrills and spills of this incredible experience on one of the specially constructed man-made courses or the excitement of natural white water.

No experience is necessary for this fun filled activity, but a sense of adventure is a must. Following instruction from one of the expert guides, it's straight into the adrenaline action of your first wet and wild run down the course.

Depending on the location you choose, you may tackle challenges such as the “Cheeseblock”, the “Looping Pool”, the “Muncher” or the “Washing Machine” in these fantastic rafts, this is an experience you won't forget in a hurry.

White water rafting is a real adventure and the custom built courses in Nottingham or Northampton are as challenging as the natural white water in Scotland or Wales and whichever you choose you're bound to face steep drops, tight turns and masses of white water.

You will be provided with helmets, buoyancy aids, paddles and all safety equipment you will need to get out on the water. You'll be part of a six or eight-man crew plus guide.

This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs! A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 9 months.

This experience is available in the following locations:

  • Northamptonshire - Northampton
  • Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
  • Scotland - Perthshire (two sites available)
  • Wales - Denbighshire

Experience Includes:

  • Safety briefing and issue of buoyancy aids and helmets
  • Introduction to correct paddling techniques and commands
  • One or more river runs depending on local water conditions
  • Cancellation Indemnity

Experience Excludes:

  • Gratuities
  • Refreshments

Start times dependent on location chosen - please confirm locally. Duration approximately 2 hours.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Minimum age is 8 to 14 depending on location (under 18s need parental/guardian consent)
  • Maximum weight is 15 stone at Nottingham, Wales and Perthshire and 16 stone at Northampton
  • You should be a confident swimmer and agile enough to climb in and out of the raft
  • Minor cuts and abrasions need to be covered with a waterproof plaster
  • Spectacles are not allowed. Contact lenses are permitted but should be worn at the participants own risk as they may be lost in the water
  • A basic level of fitness is required, it is not advisable to raft if you have suffered a recent bone breakage or sprain or for those that suffer from back problems. Pregnant ladies should not take part
  • The experience content, equipment used, and restrictions may vary according to venue.
  • This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs!
  • A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 9 months.
  • Please allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience.
  • Facilities for spectators vary between centres, so check when you make your booking.
  • The experience content, equipment used, and restrictions may vary according to location.
  • Availability: Selected dates depending on location.
  • At some centres rafting activity is seasonal, to take account of water conditions and levels therefore some centres are closed for a few months in the winter, but booking offices are usually open during this time.
  • We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on the voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
  • Please allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience.
  • A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

Cancellation Policy:

Once you make a booking with an experience operator you are bound by their terms and conditions. Make sure you understand their rules regarding changing or cancelling a booking (particularly at short notice) as a refund will not be offered in the case of infringement of these rules. The Cancellation Indemnity policy may provide a replacement voucher in the event of cancellation by the participant owing to circumstances beyond their control.

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