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  1. Into the Blue have a range of subscription gifts which deliver goodies to your loved one for as long as you choose – 3 months, six months or 12 months.
    They cover all sorts of tastes from gin or wine to chocolate and brownies…And you can get your gift shopping done in just a few clicks!Here are some of the more popular subscriptions to treat your loved one to….

     

    Date Night Subscription Box

    Date Night Subscription Box
    3, 6 or 12 months available from £24

     Hotel Chocolat Tasting Club Subscriptions

    Hotel Chocolat Tasting Club Subscriptions
    3
    , 6 or 12 months available from £60

    Luxury Chocolate Brownie Subscription

    Luxury Chocolate Brownie Subscription
    3, 6 or 12-month subscriptions from 24.99

      Monthly Wine Subscription
    Monthly Wine Subscription
    Choose from a one, three, six or 12-month package from 29.95
     Monthly Cocktail Club
    Monthly Cocktail Club
    Choose from 3, 6 or 12 months from £87
    Gin Tasting Subscription
    Gin Tasting Subscription
    Choose between a 3 or 6 month subscription from £79
     Monthly Sock Subscription
    Monthly Sock Subscription
    Choose from 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions from £30
     Kids Book Subscription

    Kids Book Subscription
    A three, six or 12-month book subscription for kids
    • Hand-picked books to suit their interests & tastes
    • Suitable for young readers from four to 12 years

     For more culinary and gourmet gift subscriptons, visit Into the Blue's website

     

  2. Did you know that more people are visiting castles than ever before?

    So says English Heritage.  Since the start of May, from Cornwall to Cumbria, 1.2 million visitors have enjoyed a day out at an English Heritage castle!  This is 10% more than last year.

    This is Ashby-de-la-Zouch
    This is Ashby-de-la-Zouch 

    English Heritage cares for some of the nation’s most treasured buildings and monuments, including Stonehenge, Tintagel Castle, Osborne, Hadrian’s Wall and Dover Castle.

    Here's Barnard Castle|
    Here's Barnard Castle

    Their website has a search facility so you can look out for somewhere to visit using all sorts of criteria e.g. dog friendly, wheelchair access etc, or look for a particular type of place to visit e.g. castle and fort, abbey. 

    There’s lots to do; find things to do in September here.  The English Heritage blog is just full of interesting articles and news, too.  Find out why we eat pancakes on Pancake Day, why we have Easter eggs, how to do Afternoon Tea like the Victorians, the history of Christmas pudding and much more. 

    And Stonehenge

    And Stonehenge


    If you’re a member of English Heritage, you get lots of benefits including unlimited access to over 400 historic places – kids go free – and a members’ magazine and handbook, plus hundreds of historic events you can go to.  Plus you can enjoy money off other attractions!

    The good news is that those fabulous people at English Heritage have extended an offer to anyone wanting Annual and Gift Memberships.

    Enjoy 15% off, when you use the code EH2018.   

    This code expires 30th September 2018. 

     

     

  3. This sounds like quite an experience for anyone who is into flying and history.

    30 Minute Battle of Britain Dogfight Simulator for Two

    Take the controls of two of the most iconic fighter planes in history, the Spitfire MK9 and Messerschmitt BF109.  Then head into the skies for a 30 minute dual combat!

    30 Minute Battle of Britain Dogfight Simulator for Two from Virgin Experience Days

    You each take off from separate airfields and seek each other out.  Who will win?  The Spitfire or the Messerschmitt? 

    Both are built to the original specifications with a full set of working gauges and controls so this is as close to the real thing as you'll get - and a real chance to test your take off, flying and landing skills!

    Who will win - the Spitfire or the Messerschmitt?

    Save 28% - this experience is only £57 instead of £80!

    The experience is in Bedfordshire (Leighton Buzzar). 

    Better still, Virgin Experience Days have 28% off this simulator experience so it's only £57 instead of £80!

    Fly away to Virgin Experience Days for more information

    Virgin has the stuff you need to know...such as participant guidelines etc.  The voucher is valid for 9 months. 

     

  4. Travelzoo is the UK's leading travel, entertainment and local deals provider.

    And they've got a special offer on Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

    Find out more about this special offer on Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Travelzoo members can visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard -- home to HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 -- as often as they like for 12 months. 

    An adult annual pass is now £17.50 a head, saving up to £13.50 on the usual price. 

    You must visit by 31 October, 2018 to redeem this voucher. Tickets are then valid for 12 months for unlimited entry from the date of redemption/first visit.

    Find out more about this offer from Travelzoo

    As always, please read the T&Cs on this offer carefully before you buy.