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Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Reviews/Giveaways | 95 comments

Giveaway – what experience would you cherish most?

What experience would you choose?

This Christmas I was astounded at how many presents the children received. We were relatively conservative I think, buying them one or two main presents each but when you add in presents from relatives and friends there was a mountain of boxes under the tree. Once 2014 had popped it’s head around the door and the dust had settled on our festivities, the paper was in the recycle bin and the presents tidied away in the playroom, I started thinking about what makes Christmas special. When you’re a child presents are the thing. Writing a list, anticipating the big day, ripping open the gifts and playing with them all day. But if you’re anything like me, once you’re an adult you probably buy yourself the things that you want during the year rather than waiting until Christmas. For me Christmas is about getting together with my family and sharing a special meal, it’s about watching the excitement on the kids faces – it’s about the experience of it all. Material possessions come and go, break and get replaced but experiences live on in our memories. Scuba diving, skiing, learning to ride a motorbike and taking off across the Pyrénées to Barcelona are all experiences that I treasure from my pre-parenthood days.

So when Experience Days offered me the chance to give one of you lovely lot the gift of a £50 voucher to put towards an amazing experience for you, or a loved one, to cherish I jumped at the chance. And guess what – this time the giveaway is open to my UK and US readers – woo hoo!

Extreme thrills or chillaxing at a spa – what would you choose?

Experience Days launched in the UK in 2006 and have a wide selection of activity days to choose from – everything from blissfully relaxing spa days to high-octane extreme experiences. Fancy a zombie survival boot camp? Done. A tour of the Downton Abbey film sets? Done. Learning how to make jewellery? Done. The choice really is up to you. And it’s easy to buy an experience for someone else as a gift…

…just place an order online or by phone and a gift pack is sent out to the lucky person you’re treating (there’s even an email option for those *ahem* last minute gifts *cough*). They have up to ten months to choose their experience and book it. Simples!

You can take a look at the UK experiences here and the US experiences here.

Right, here’s your chance to win the gift voucher. To enter just use the Rafflecopter widgety thing below and keep your fingers crossed – good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions
Experience Days offered me a £50 voucher or US$ equivalent to use as a giveaway prize for my lovely readers. I have received no other compensation. This giveaway is open to UK and US residents (this excludes  South America and Canada) aged 18 or over, one entry per household. There is no cash alternative. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen, again at random using Rafflecopter. A UK winner would receive a £50 voucher that they can use towards an experience booked through A US winner would receive the equivalent amount as a US$ voucher that they can use towards an experience booked through

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  • emma walters

    would love a relaxing spa day after a manic christmas!

  • ashleigh allan

    a spa /pamper day!

  • Tracey Peach

    I would choose the Afternoon Tea experience. It would be a lovely treat for me & my Mum

  • Nicola Lynch

    I’d choose a spa day for sure! Thanks.

  • Kate Aspinall McGlynn

    afternoon tea for me!

  • laura banks

    a pamper day would be great

  • Lynsey

    Definitely a spa day for me.

  • Rosalind Sargent

    I have always wanted to do a posh tea for 2

  • Stuart Harper

    Classic Thames Lunch Cruise for Two

  • Zoe Goulding

    I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, I would put it towards that

  • Natasha Barnes

    A driving experience for my FIL

  • Lindsay chadburn

    Def hot air balloon

  • Sandra Bald

    I’d the use the voucher towards a champagen afternoon tea for two in London. Be lovely to treat my friend Dee for her birthday this year

  • HonestMum

    Oh wow what a competition, something relaxing to fit in with my more chilled mantra for 2014 please. Happy NY lovely x

  • Victoria

    afternoon tea for mum and me :D

  • Hannah Lord

    Being a single mum of 3 a relaxing spa day for some much needed R&R would be fabulous !

  • Jenny Brady

    A spa day for me & my mum as she has to travel 4 days per week now and could do with the relaxation and us time :)

  • Lorraine Stone

    Jurassic Coast Sightseeing Helicopter Tour – this would be fab!

  • Megan

    spa day

  • katie w

    A spa day as never had one

  • Hannah oneill

    4×4 driving

  • Allan Smith

    spa day

  • Sheila Reeves

    A trip to Whipsnade Zoo – when the weather gets a bit better

  • Suzanne Heath

    I think I’d opt for a spa day too

  • wendy mcc

    I’d put it towards a flying experience for my fella and me.

  • steven

    I’d like to take the kids on the Segway driving experience

  • clare davies

    spa day! :) X

  • Christine Caple

    Afternoon tea

  • Sarah Cooper

    A spa day

  • tuffy1782

    Driving at Goodwood for my hubby xx

  • PamGregory

    Whisky Tasting Masterclass

  • kath cummings

    drving would be fab x

  • Angel

    A cookery day…

  • Rebecca

    A spa day x

  • Janet Bennett

    Brewery Tour and Lunch in Yorkshire

  • Toni England

    Classic Thames Dinner Cruise for two!!

  • jacknutter

    Aston Martin DBS Driving Experience

  • julie

    Zombie Boot Camp – Military Survival Experience

  • AgentAllan


  • Sam Jane Aldworth

    Zombie Boot Camp – Military Survival Experience

  • Hayley F

    a track day x

  • Katharine Bourne-Francis

    A spa day

  • Hannah Lawrence (Lewenstein)

    spa day please!

  • LynneH

    a spa day for me

  • Lynn Mitchell

    this is great

  • Keshia Esgate

    Bannatyne Taster Spa Day For Two :)

  • FTFFund

    A pottery workshop would be brilliant!

  • Claire D

    A brewery tour

  • Keith Hunt

    We like a nice cream tea

  • emilyomara

    Ive always wanted to learn how to make sushi (ever since I saw the Sex and the city movie lol), that would be really cool, and yummy!

  • clairdownham

    spa day or brewery tour

  • Emma nixon

    Afternoon tea..

  • Lynn Heath

    I would use it for a spa day as a treat for me!!!!!

  • Tamalyn Roberts

    a spa day would be lovely

  • sunshine

    Afternoon tea :-)

  • Claire Woods

    Spa Day

  • Katie Skeoch

    the Salt Cave Therapy Experience sounds amazing

  • kathycakebread

    i would like afternoon tea

  • jane templeman

    Night away

  • Cath Parkin

    afternoon tea

  • Amanda McConville

    I would love the Tower of London day out for 2

  • esther james

    A pamper day for two

  • Emad

    Driving at goodwood

  • Rob Baker

    A trip to Downton Abbey which my American wife loves!

  • Teresa Lee

    Spa Day

  • Monika

    spa days

  • Clair Dutton

    spa day

  • buchanl

    Spa Day

  • Emma Falvi

    afternoon tea

  • angiehoggett

    spa day

  • Anne

    spa day for me and my husband

  • Tammy Tudor

    a relaxing and much needed spa day :)

  • KellyB37

    Nascar for me! Always wanted to do it. My husband would love it as well :)

  • Andrea Williams

    Afternoon tea with my mum

  • Zoe Roxby

    Spa day

  • michele omalley

    Spa day for me

  • Hayley

    afternoon tea

  • katrina day-reilly

    pamper day

  • Equilibrium1

    nascar experience would be cool :-D

  • Helen

    Spa Day :)

  • amanda davis

    sedgeway rally

  • Patricia Edwards

    Afternoon tea for me and my Husband

  • Rachel Yates

    Spa Day

  • Chris

    afternoon tea for sure

  • Stephen Ash

    Supercar driving experience

  • Laura Pritchard

    The Downton Abbey tour sounds amazing, or a spa day!

  • Tracey Quinn

    Spa Day

  • Jo Glasspool

    Meet The Meerkats Wildlife Experience x

  • Toni Woodcock

    Afternoon tea

  • kim neville

    Afternoon tea

  • alison berry

    A spar day

  • Sue Carter

    A chocolate making workshop

  • Kay Panayi

    Afternoon tea or chocolate making

  • Kate Mo Edwards

    i’d take my mum for afternoon tea :-)

  • Emma Ellams

    Afternoon Tea on the Thames