History Experiences - give them the chance to go back in time

 


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History Experiences - give them the chance to go back in time

If you're looking for a gift for a history lover, one option is to give them a day out.   Visits to historic centres and historical attractions are very popular, as this year's Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions from Visit England shows.  

As you might expect, visits to historical attactions come top of the list, with the Tower of London leading the way, and St Paul's Cathedral coming a close second.  But there's lots of history to explore in the UK - it's one of the things I love about it, and it really is a history lovers dream! 

Give them a flight simulator experience!

Give them a flight simulator experience!
There are a whole range of flight simulator experiences, with aircraft going back from the Vulcan and Spitfire to the Messerschmitt, the F16 fighter to the 737 and Airbus320, the Cessna Skyhawk and the F-35 flight jet.   Locations vary, from £39.00.   Fly off to Virgin Experience Days to find out more!

Medieval Jousting Experiences

Medieval Jousting Experiences
From £19.00
Into the Blue have a number of Medieval jousting experiences, including axe throwing and horseback archery!  They've also got a crossbow experience and a Medieval longbow experience!   Find out more from Into the Blue

Visit to Bletchley Park and Afternoon Tea for Two

Visit to Bletchley Park and Afternoon Tea for Two, Buckinghamshire
£82.00
Head to Bletchley Park for an insight into the top secret home of the codebreakers in World War II, where the incredible minds of people like Alan Turing and Bill Tutte helped turn the tide of war.  Visit the restored codebreaking huts, explore the beautiful grounds and historic buildings with an interactive multimedia guide and enjoy the atmospheric soundscapes, galleries and exhibitions. Afternoon Tea is served in the Mansion Tea Room.  Available from Virgin Experience Days.

Lancaster Bomber Flight Simulator Lancaster Bomber Flight Simulator
Brighton City Airport, East Sussex
£75.00 
Get a feel for what it was like as WW2 bomber pilot with this Lancaster Bomber Flight Simulator.   This is a great chance to learn about the history of the Lancaster Bomber, with 1:1 tuition from your experienced simulator instructor and realistic sound and visuals.  There are two different experiences;  the more basic one enables you to test your skills by flying under the Severn Bridge and return back to try your hand at landing, whilst the ultimate one is longer and you fly low level over the same dams in Germany as the heroic Dambusters pilots!  Available from Into the Blue 
Immerse yourself in historic newspapers

Immerse yourself in historic newspapers
Give them a subscription to the British Newspaper Archive, a fantastic opportunity to delve deep into millions of pages of historic newspapers, and all from the comfort of home!  There are now 40 million pages of history to look through plus a great search facility so if you're looking to research anything in particular or you just want to get lost in the past, this a great resource!  Give a subscription today!

Visit to Brooklands Museum for Two

Visit to Brooklands Museum, Concorde Experience and Tea and Cake for Two
Weybridge, Surrey
£49.00
Immerser yourselves in the world of flight and motor transport, as you explore the exhibits on offer, including walking the original banked track of the World’s first purpose-built racing circuit.  Enjoy a hot drink and a slice of cake or scone in the Sunbeam Café and step on board the world’s most famous aircraft, Concorde, for a 35 minute tour that includes a boarding pass, an interactive exhibition, a virtual take-off and much more.   Available from Virgin Experience Days

The Royal Mint Experience For Two with Lunch

The Royal Mint Experience For Two with Lunch
South Glamorgan, Wales
£55.00
Unlock 1,100 years of British history with this experience.  See the UK's coins being made and head behind the scenes to follow the journey of a coin from a blank to a bank in a 45 minute Guided Factory Experience.  You'll have the chance to lift a 400 oz Gold Bar (worth about £400,000) and to stroke your own coin to take home as a momento!  There are rare coins to see and over 1,000 years of history in the exhibition gallery.  Tuck into lunch with a drink each at the on-site cafe.   Visit Virgin Experience Days for more info

How about a Spitfire Experience from Into the Blue? How about a Spitfire Experience from Into the Blue?
They have a range of Spitfire experiences from adopting a Spitfire to a simulator, a dual fighter experience with a Hurricane, and a Spitfire training day.   For anyone who loves Spitfires who has a special birthday, this could be a very special gift!  Find out more from Into the Blue.
 Medieval Banquet in London for One  

Medieval Banquet in London for One
St Katherine's Dock, London
£50.00
Experience a night in the court of the King, enjoying live music as balladeers play and sing ancient song. There's graceful acrobats to marvel at, plus court jesters full of energy and enthusiasm.  Tuck in to a 4 coures meal with ale, wine and soft drinks to really make your night a merry one. There’ll be plenty of entertainment and you’ll even enjoy a disco before closing.  Available from Virgin Experience Days.

What about a Castle Escape? What about a Castle Escape?
Red Letter Days have a number of castle escapes, from Devon in the south west of England to the Scottish Highlands.  This could be a great way to get away from it all.  Use the code AHW2021RED and get 15% off* - this code is valid until 31 December 2021!   Find out more about these castle escapes.  
What about a Two Night Medieval Yurt Break for Two at Leeds Castle, Kent? What about a Two Night Medieval Yurt Break for Two at Leeds Castle, Kent?
£299.00
Head to Kent's Leeds Castle grounds for a Medieval glamping break and enjoy two nights in a luxury yurt on the castle's vineyard1  There's a four poster bed, wood burning stove, bedding and cosy throws, and you can enjoy entry to Leeds Castle, the estate and grounds!  Use the code AHW2021RED and you can get 15% off* - the code is valid until 31 December 2021!  Find out more from Red Letter Days
What about a Train Experience?

What about a Train Experience?
Into the Blue has a number of train experiences on steam trains and diesel trains.  There are train driving experiences, journeys with Afternoon Tea, Luncheon or Brunch, and even a Murder Mystery Experience!  Chuff chuff your way off to Into the Blue to find out more!

*Please note that these codes do not apply to non-discountable products with both BuyaGift and Red Letter Days