Are you looking to enjoy a day/night out which is slightly different to the norm?  We’ve put together a selection for you to enjoy with friends and family this summer…

Grape and Grain Tour

grape and grain tour things to do in surreyFor a fun and memorable day, why not experience the gastronomic delights of Surrey or Hampshire on an informative premium food and drink day tour.

Enjoy English Sparkling Wine tasting, beer tasting and craft gin tasting with guided tours at award-winning wineries, breweries and distilleries.

You will also stop for a delicious two-course gastropub lunch and take in scenic countryside views. It’s a feast for the senses and perfect for food and drink lovers! All transport is provided in a luxury minicoach, leaving you to relax and enjoy a great day out. Joel, your guide is very passionate and experienced within the drinks industry; he is extremely nice and will ensure that you have a fantastic time. Please click here for tour dates and further details.

Group Tour Price: £99pp (includes premium drinks tasting, a two-course gastropub lunch and luxury transport). Private tours are also available.


Sleepover at ZSL London Zoo

stay at the zoo UK overnight safari things to do in londonLocated within roaring distance of the Asiatic lions, you can experience ZSL London Zoo in a whole new light and discover what happens when visitors go home.  Ever wondered what it would be like to sleep over at the Zoo? Find out for yourself with a stay at the Gir Lion Lodge, luxury accommodation in the heart of the zoo.

Your experience includes:

  • Exclusive after-hours tours of the Zoo at sunset, after-dark and in the morning
  • Amazing animal feeds
  • Two days access to the Zoo, with the option to explore ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on your second day
  • A two-course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • A night’s stay in luxury accommodation
  • Complimentary drink on arrival
  • Free car parking at ZSL London Zoo

Price per Lodge: from £378. For more information on Zoo Nights events please click here

Age restrictions: On adult only nights, young adults aged 14 years old and over, are welcome to attend with an accompanying adult (18+). On family nights children aged 5 – 13 years old are welcome. Children under 5 years old are not allowed. Each lodge can accommodate 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child, plus a maximum of 2 additional children. Young adults aged 14-17 years are welcome to stay in a lodge on their own but must have an accompanying adult aged over 18 years old staying in an adjacent lodge.


White Water Rafting – Olympic Style.  Lee Valley White Water Centre, Hertfordshire

white water rafting hertfordshireFor adrenalin-fuelled white-water rafting, canoeing and kayaking sessions, head to Lee Valley White Water Centre and ride the grade 4 rapids used in the London 2012 Olympics which challenged the world’s best. This makes for an action-packed experience. On the centre’s raft adventure, you’ll be high-siding, spinning and nose dunking on the Olympic Standard Competition course before you know it. Price from £55pp. For further info, click here.

What’s Included:

  • White Water Raft Adventure on an Olympic standard course
  • You will be kitted out by the team with wetsuits, wet boots, helmets and buoyancy aids
  • Learn the basic skills and safety elements of rafting
  • Paddle across the lake and complete the activity assessment
  • Your raft guide who will help you navigate the drops and eddies of the rapids
  • Please allow at least 3 hours on site for this experience
  • Rafts can accommodate up to 9 participants and the instructor


Big Ben by Night. Kayaking London

different things to do in London boat tripThe Thames really is at its most beautiful as the daylight fades, and London’s reflection shimmers on its dark waters. This trip is planned around the tides, allowing you to glide down the river to see the Houses of Parliament and central London in all its splendour before returning to the base at Chelsea on the incoming tide.

This trip is taken in highly stable boats, so no experience is required, and the expert guides will teach you the basics of boat control during your journey. All specialist equipment, including appropriate illumination, is provided.

Duration: Approx.  2hours, 30mins, including briefing time and kitting out.

Cost: £42.00 per person.

Trips are taken during the dark evenings of September – April. Over 18’s only. For dates and times please click here.


Dare to ride the slide – ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park

The world’s longest tunnel slide, which is a stomach-churning 178m long, can be found winding around the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford’s Olympic Park. In the 40-second trip, visitors will circle around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times as they weave their way through the famous loops and curves of the iconic structure, including a tight corkscrew section and end with a 50m straight run back down to earth!

Minimum age is eight years old and over 1.3m in height to ride The Slide. There is no maximum height limit.

Tickets must be booked in advance and cost £16.50pp (or £10.50 per child) including general admission to the viewing platform. Click here for details.


Have you got an exciting day out planned this summer? We would love to hear from you! Let us know on our Facebook page or by email.