Some people are really hard to buy for, and finding the ideal gift can be a mammoth task, particularly so close to the big day. If you’re struggling with the perfect present, then check out these ten short break gifts experiences in England, suggests Danielle Jones.
For the pampered prince or princess in your life, why not treat them to a spa experience with a difference? Harrogate’s historic Turkish Baths offer an assortment of unusual, and more traditional, spa therapies. How about the Turkish Delight package? Inclusive of a luxurious rose and vanilla body wrap.
Bicester Village is a pilgrimage for the label savvy shopper. With top brands and designers, at a fraction of their normal prices, you can pick up everything from a new Burberry trench coat to a set of Emma Bridgewater mugs. Sort out that tricky present or even do all your shopping in one hit.
For someone fascinated by history, a membership to the National Trust or English Heritage will go down a storm. With access to buildings, monuments and parks across the country, as well as exclusive events, they’ll never be short of things to do.
Soar above the clouds in one of England’s most beautiful cities in a hot air balloon. High above the city of Bristol you can marvel at the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the multicoloured houses below. Make it even more special and book it during the International Balloon Fiesta in August.
Set on the beautiful North Cornish coast sits TV chef Rick Stein’s restaurant and cookery school. Here you can book, for the gourmand in your life, courses covering everything from seafood masterclasses to Indian street food courses.
For a present that really sparkles, you can never go wrong with jewellery, and one of the best places to go to pick that perfect piece is Birmingham’s famous jewellery quarter. Whether you’re looking for a particular piece or want to design something completely unique, you’ll find treasure here that will make them smile.
If they’re partial to a sip or two of gin, then they’ll love mixing their own at the 45 Gin School. Here they will be able to create their own personal version of their favourite tipple by choosing their botanicals but they will also get a tour of the distillery.
For the person in your life who has the sweetest of tooth, then a stay at this boutique hotel will not disappoint. With chocolate themed rooms and a menu filled to bursting with chocolate delights and cheeky extras, they can indulge to their heart’s content whilst relaxing and recharging their batteries.
For a really wild present head to Hampshire to experience exactly what it’s like to be a zookeeper. This immersive adventure at Marwell Zoo gives you the opportunity to get up close and person with many of the creatures that the zoo has to offer, including many endangered species.
Everybody loves Lego, but rather than adding more bricks to your household why not really treat the kids, plus maximise your family time, with an annual pass for LEGOLAND.
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