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 and give you the chance to immerse yourself in times past.  And of course 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! 

 How about The Silverstone Interactive Museum - An Immersive History of British Motor Racing for Two? How about The Silverstone Interactive Museum - An Immersive History of British Motor Racing for Two?
£50.00
Celebrate the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing.  There are over 60 hands-on exhibits to try, and the museum has some of the most iconic cars and bikes that have played a part in Silverstone's 70 year history including Mansell’s iconic “Red 5”, an E.R.A from the first ever Grand Prix and Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki motorbike.  There's also a  thrilling immersive film show – the ultimate lap of Silverstone!  Available from Virgin Experience Days 
There's a Yorkshire Air Museum Admission for Two

There's a Yorkshire Air Museum Admission for Two
£39.99
Explore and experience aviation history and flight at the Yorkshrie Air Museum.   Discover all about the history of British and international flight - there are over 30,000 on site items, from verified records to maps and books and artefacts!  Watch out for over 50 aircraft ranging from 1853 to the modern day of flight, such as the Handley Halifax and the modern Tornado Jet! Tea and coffee and a cake are provided.  A great day out for the aviator in your life! Available from Red Letter Days (The code AHW2024RLD will give you 10% off until 31 Dec 2024, some products are excluded from this code).  
There's also an Admission for Five for £49.99.  Find out more here.

 The Cloak and Dagger Historic Walking Tour in London for Two  

The Cloak and Dagger Historic Walking Tour in London for Two, London Bridge, South London
£40.00
Get ready to explore the darkest side of London's history, starting off at the entrance of the George Inn.  Be guided with fellow travellers on a tour that delves into the dark and intriguing side of London’s history.  The tour uses professional actors who will serve as guides and points of information.  Available from Red Letter Days - don't forget to use the code AHW2024RLD for 10% off (valid to 31.12.24, some products are excluded)

Steam Train Driving Taster Experience at Sherwood Forest Railway for One

 

Steam Train Driving Taster Experience at Sherwood Forest Railway for One
£59.00
Give them the chance to take control of a steam engine on a 5/8th scale, 15'' gauge railway through Sherwood Forest!  Start with a safety briefing and jump aboard the train for a one-to-one lesson.  You'll start on the easier part of the track before moving on to the entire length of the Sherwood Forest Railway - it's the only narrow gauge steam railway in Nottinghamshire!  You'll have an  experienced tutor is with you so this is a great chance to disocver more about the locos.  Puff puff your way to find out more from Red Letter Days here.  (Use our code AHW2024RLD to get 10% off, it's valid to 31.12.24 although some products are excluded.)

Visit to Bletchley Park and Afternoon Tea for Two

Visit to Bletchley Park and Afternoon Tea for Two, Buckinghamshire
£110.00
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.

London Roots - City of London Historical Walking Tour for Two

 

London Roots - City of London Historical Walking Tour for Two
£50.00
Meet your expert guide on the steps of St Paul's and head off to discover some of Roman sites, Jewish quarters and more. During the two and a half hours, you'll hear lots of stories ranging from the first Bluecoats School, the ghostly tale of Sarah Whitehead and meet personalities abound.  Finish your tour on the steps of St Paul's.  Find out more from Virign Experience Days. 

You may prefer a Soho Historical Walking Tour for Two, also for £50.00.  Find out more here.
Twickenham Stadium Tour and World Rugby Museum Entry for Two

Twickenham Stadium Tour and World Rugby Museum Entry for Two
Twickenham, London
£56.00
This would be a great gift for any rugby fan!  An expert guide leads through the history of rugby.  Take in the Royal Box, and the view from the top of the stand, and peep round the England team's dressing room!  Plus you'll step out through the players tunnel before you explore the World Rugby Museum.  There's  memorabilia from all around the world and interactive galleries.   Available from Red Letter Days

Visit to Roman Baths with Afternoon Tea at the 5* Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa for Two

Visit to Roman Baths with Afternoon Tea at the 5* Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa for Two
Bath
£149.00
Visit the Roman Baths in the beautiful city of Bath!  And see the incredibly preserved remains of one of ancient world's greatest religious spas. There's also a sumptuous afternoon tea at a 5* hotel in a Grade I listed building, too - a lovely escape from the bustle of bath with its secluded gardens and Georgian decor! Devour sweet and savory temptations as you reflect back on your spa visit!  Available from Virgin Experience Days  

The Royal Mint Experience For Two with Lunch

The Royal Mint Experience For Two with Lunch
South Glamorgan, Wales
£60.00
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 strioke 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

There's a Two Night Medieval Yurt Break for Two at Leeds Castle, Kent

Two Night Medieval Yurt Break for Two at Leeds Castle, Kent
£299.99
Escape to Leeds Castle's grounds for a Medieval glamping break!  You'll spend two nights in a luxury yurt on the peaceful vineyard.  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.   In the summer evenings, you can use a Medieval-style iron griddle over an open fire pit for al fresco eating.  You need to bring food to cook.  Available from Red Letter Days and there's 10% off with our code AHW2024RLD (valid to 31.12.24 and site wide, although some products are excluded.)

 

Flight simulators go from the old to the modern! Flight simulators go from the old to the modern!
There are flight simulator experiences for World War Two aircraft, such as this 
Spitfire vs Messerschmitt Combat Experience for Two (pictured left) in Bedfordshire, to a Concorde Flight Simulator (Brunswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and Into the Blue has a good list.  Helicopters, 737s, Fighter Pilot, Cessna Skyhawks, F-35 Fighter Jets, WW2 Flight Simulators, Spitfires, Messerschmitts, Lancaster Bombers, F3 Tornados...there's a lot to choose from  Many are on special offer as well.  They've also got a Nationwide Flight Simulator Voucher.  From £39.00.  Available from Into the Blue
How about a Historic Photography Tour of London How about a Historic Photography Tour of London?
It was £50, and is now £30
Go behind the normal tourist traps and learn techniques of architectural photography.  You'll need to bring a digital camera with you!  The tour will take you beyond familiar guidebook trails, with an emphasis on the back streets and alleys with a wealth of historic buildings.  Available from Activity Superstore
 Visit to Blenheim Palace and Lunch at The Crown in Woodstock for Two

Visit to Blenheim Palace and Lunch at The Crown in Woodstock for Two
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
£115.00
Bleinham Palace is a World Heritage site, and the beautiful house and gardens have seen over 300 years of history, from the early 18th century.  Winston Churchill was born here, for instance.  Expore the gilded state rooms with one of Europe’s finest collections of portraits, and take a stroll in more than 2,000 stunning acres of landscaped parkland and formal gardens.  Then head off to lunch in the grade II listed The Crown in  nearbyWoodstock.    Available from Virgin Experience Days.

 Visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham with Cream Tea for Two  

Visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham with Cream Tea for Two
Chatham, Kent

£55.00
This includes entry for two for the Historic Dockyard Chatham, which is a Royal Navy Museum!  You can explore over 400 years of British naval history - there are 10 exhibitions as well as three warships, all showing different aspects of life in and history of the Royal Navy.  You can rest with a cream tea for two, plus scones - and youo can also exchange your tickets at no extra cost for annual Historic Dockyard Chatham passes!  Available from Virgin Experience Days! 

Red Letter Days have a number of options to choose from for an overnight getaway to a castle! What about an overnight getaway to a castle?
£189.99
Red Letter Days have a number of castle getaways around the UK.  This could be a great way to get away from it all and delve into history!  Use the code AHW2024RLD and get 10% off (this doesn't apply to non-discounted products) - this code is valid until 31 December 2024!   Find out more about these castle getaways!