Whether you’re looking for a unique first date, planning something special for a birthday or anniversary, or simply want to try something new with your significant other, you might be scratching your head on where to start…
There are loads of companies in the UK offering experience day gifts and the opportunity to try something that you many never otherwise get to; we’ve picked out our top 10 best experience days for couples from some of the best suppliers in the business. So, take your pick from our list below if you want to score some serious brownie points with your other half!
#1 – Chocolate Heaven Workshop for Two
Let’s ease you in gently with a chocolate lover’s paradise. Chocolate, and especially gooey, thick, melted chocolate, is the height of sensuality and luxury.
It’s a scientific fact that the chemicals released by the brain when we eat chocolate are akin to those we release when we fall in love…it’s why so many of us are chocaholics! So, you can’t fail to impress with this day out from the original ‘Red Letter Days’ Group.
Available around the country in Leeds (from 2015 onwards), Manchester, Bath, Bournemouth, Brighton, London and Oxford, you can learn from a leading Chocolatier how to make delicious Belgian Truffles that you can take home and enjoy.
This package is currently on offer, at just £80, and we think it’s perfect for long-term lovers and first dates alike.
#2 – ZOMBIE BATTLE LONDON
Not in the mood for a romantic and indulgent chocolate getaway? Want to try something completely different? The Zombie Battle London Experience day, from Wish.co.uk is extremely popular with couples and groups of friends, alike.
If you’ve ever liked watching horror films with your other half, just so you can cuddle up on the sofa and have that connection that only white knuckled fear can offer, how about upping your game putting yourself in a real-life horror setting? (Plus, it’s always handy to know how your other half would fair if the Zombie Apocalypse does happen…)
For £115 you can fight for your life, and hopefully that of your partners, at a secret location in London. Training, kit, and ammo provided, but be prepared to jump right into the action…
#3 – VIEW FROM THE SHARD AND THAMES SIGHTSEEING CRUISE FOR TWO
Prefer to take in our capital from a less blood and gore kind of perspective? Not a Zombie in sight here, but plenty of other things to see from the viewing platform of London’s famous Shard, some 800ft above the city.
Once you’re back down at ground level you can see the sights from London’s equally famous Thames River and take unlimited photos to treasure forever.
This package is just £75 right now and offers fantastic value for money!
#4 – LONDON DINING AND THEATRE TICKETS FOR TWO
Ahhh…something that is perfect for everyone. London’s Theatreland and West End is world renowned and even if you’re not a hardcore musical theatre lover, you can still find something to enjoy in the heart of the city, surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the world.
Enjoy a two course meal and tickets into one of several hit shows and experience what London really has to offer. From £94, this package is the perfect way to spend an evening in central London.
#5 – HELICOPTER BUZZ FLIGHT
How about something a little exhilarating? The Helicopter Buzz Flight is definitely for the adrenaline junky! Reaching speeds of 120mph and making twists and dips to get your hearts pounding, this will be a once in a lifetime experience that is a must whether you want to make an impression on a first date, or just want to do something amazing together.
Available at various locations around the country from Virgin Experience Days, this package is just £75 for two currently, and is sure to create some ever lasting memories.
#6 – INDULGENT ESCAPE FOR TWO
Time to relax and unwind with this luxurious escape package at a 4 or 5 star hotel in any one of 65 locations, nationwide. With so much choice when it comes to location, you really can tailor this package to suit you.
A relaxing spa retreat, or countryside haven, where you can spend some ‘alone’ time and just ‘be’. Perfect for any couple wanting to capture a little romance. For £259, this isn’t the cheapest option by any means, but we all deserve a little luxury from time to time.
#7 – VINEYARD TOUR, TASTING AND LUNCH
For the woman (or man) after my own heart; a wine lovers dream, to meander around a family run vineyard in East Sussex, spread over 37 acres of land, before getting to sample their wares in a tasting session of award winning wines. Lunch is included in this extra special treat, along with a bottle of the vineyards own wine to take home.
This is amazing value for money from Virgin Experience Days, at just £49 currently.
#8 – HARNESS ZORBING
How about a little more action packed into your date? Zorbing is taking the world by storm and this package gives you the chance to experience this ‘most fun you can have with your clothes on’ activity at one of four venues around the country. Jump inside a over sized hamster ball, of sorts, and roll down hills, reaching up to 30mph. Hilarity and fun ensues…
Red Letter Days offer this fantastic experience for every thrill seeker for the bargain price of £58 for two. An experience you’re guaranteed to never forget.
#9 – BABYLON RESTAURANT AT THE ROOF GARDENS, THREE COURSE DINNER AND WINE
If you fancy something a little more traditional but with a stunning twist, how about a fantastic three course meal for two as Sir Richard Branson’s famous, Babylon Restaurant, 100ft above Kensington High Street.
This experience is a true and not to be forgotten treat that is located within 1.5 acres of rooftop gardens, complete with trees, plants, a flowing stream (with fish) and even the occasional flamingo wandering around. Enjoy a delicious three course meal, complete with a pre-selected bottle of house wine, while you take in the incredible surroundings.
This Virgin Experience Day package is a little more expensive, at £164, but well worth the extra for what can’t fail to be a night to remember.
#10 – FOR YOUR EYES ONLY COUPLES PHOTO SHOOT
Perhaps not ideal for a first date, but definitely a winner if you want to try something unique and different with your partner, and end up with a token of the day you can treasure forever.
This exciting photoshoot is the epitome of romance and intimacy, with expert photographers that are adept at not only putting you at ease, but also creating the most beautiful, flattering shots that you can be proud to take home.
This Virgin Experience Day is just £99.99 and includes a make-up touch up with a professional make-up artist, a 45 minute intimate shoot, and a 5in by 7in print of your choice. Of course, you can purchase any other shots at extra cost.