Yorkshire gift shop Xmas - Experience days in Yorkshire - gift ideas and unusual Xmas presents
Welcome to the shop. I've brought together a whole selection of experience days in Yorkshire from different merchants
all over the web, the common factor being that they all happen in Yorkshire. I've tried a few of
these myself over the past couple of years and can guarantee they make brilliant gifts. They're even
better as last minute gifts, because with most of them you can print off a gift certificate at home.
I haven't yet separated out kids experience and adventure days,
but will be doing so in the near future. There's also some more unusual gift and present ideas.
What on earth is that you ask? Well, Sphereing is being strapped into a giant plastic
ball and rolled downhill. This particular brannd of idiocy used to be confined to
New Zealand, but it's now broken out and reached Leeds and Newcastle. Why anyone would pay money
to be treated like this is beyond me, but they do as many an MP can testify.
These are days at race tracks in Yorkshire (mainly Elvington) driving some of the most amazing performance
cars known to man. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Caterham 7's and more. These
are fantastic fun, and make great corporate entertainment days as well.
Ferraris have long been the ultimate supercar - well to Ferrari lovers anyway. At Elvington, you can drive
all diggerent models of Ferrari, inclufing junior Ferrari driving days, and experiences combing Ferrari and other
Since even before the yuppie decade of the 80's, Porsche have been the car of choice for those with taste. Now
anyone can drive one of thses superbly engineered machines at Elvington, near York. Manjes and models of Porsche
available will vary, so cjeck the details carefully when booking.
Perhaps the most charismatic of Supercars, Lamborghini deleiver amazingly engineerd vehicles
that appeal to petrolheads everywhere. Not too commonly seen on our roads, fortunately there's
a chance to drive these amazing vehicles at Elvington near York.
James Bond, Prince Charles, all the best people drive an Aston Martin. Definitely a
cut above other performance cars. And amazingly, the factory will fully refurbish and Aston Martin
Quad biking is about as much fun as you can have on four wheels. It's quite hard work though so
you have to be reasonably fit, and if you don't olike getting dirty then forget it.
Tremendous fun - very highly recommended.
Helicopter fligts make great gifts for all ages - and two of the very best ones are the Emmerdale Flight and the Dambusters Flight. Seeing Yorkshire from
the air for the first time is a quite amazing experience.
Microlight flights might sound a bit scary for the novice, and probably a bit dangerous too - but worry not for these microlight flying experiences
are all done in dual seater microlights, with an instructor aboard. You can't get much nearer to the elements than this.
Everything for the Yorkshire footie fan. We have gidts and shirts for Barbsley, Bradford City, Bradford Park Avenue, Huddersfield Town,
Leeds United, Rotherham, The Mighty Blades, The Pigs and York City.
Ideal for those with no sense of their own mortality. Bungee jumping and rope courses
are available at various places in Yorkshire including Sheffield and the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge. Leave your brain behind before engaging
in this activity.
Being pampered can make life seem a whole lot better sometimes - and these days
at luxury spas around Yorkshire, cover facials, massages, saunas, steam rooms,
and generally just totally relaxing in luxury surroundings.
Rally driving is one of the most skilled forms of motor sport. Unlike the tedium
of formula 1, with rally driving every situation is unique, and learning to cope
with these situations is really beneficial to driving skills as a whole. Locations
for these days out are generally in North Yorkshire.
Now this is my favourite type of driving experience. Off-road driving in landrovers
and quad bikes is tremendous fun. I've written up a
that I did last year, and that's a pretty good guide to what these
sort of experiences are like.
Swinton Park is one of the grandest stately homes in Yorkshire, near Masham. Nowadays
it's a top class luxury hotel and conference centre. Throughout the year they run
events like garden design days, wine appreciation lunches and jewel appreciation
days. It's also home to a renowned cookery school featuring Rosemay Shrager, with
courses on seafood, modern british and mediterranean cookery. There are even special
courses for children and men.
Bird of prey handling days are absolutely amazing experiences. I did one near
castleford last year and it was unforgettable. On my day out I flew a
Harris Hawk, a European Eagle Owl and a peregrine. These are available at fantastic
locations in the Dales.
This is where I've added everything that just didn't fit anywhere else. Things like
ghost hunting, ice climbing, Galvin Green Golf, pole dancing and lots more.
Once upon a time parachuting involved jumping out of an aeroplane. Now there's
also indoor parachuting in Sheffield as well. Suppose you have to find something
to do with all those disused steel works. Thanks Margaret, thanks Gordon.
Various flying things at various locations in Yorkshire. helicopter sightseesing
trips, acrobatics in Tiger Moths, Microlight flights, gliding , flying lessons.
I'd particularly recommend the helicopter trips, as in many of them you can choose
your own route, and might even be able to fly over your own house.
For when the batteries are run down and life's just a little too much, these breaks
are guaranteed to refresh, revive and invigorate. Locations all over Yorkshire.
Sounds unexciting but the Ordnance Survey have some great and classy gifts. There are:
For a fun day out, Diggerland takes a lot of beating. There's something rather satisfying about driving a
JCB. What you can do varies, but it's hugely enjoyable. There's static diggers, diggers you can drive, diggers
you can drive in - great fun. You can even go digger racing which is great fun, I know I've done it. I wanted to
buy a driving experience for my significant other, and reckoned this was the only one where I stood any chance
of keeping up with her.
Classic Yorkshire Railway Posters
Not only are these brilliant posters - but At least 50% of the money generated from each print sale is paid directly back to the specific collection
that owns the image - e.g. The National Railway Museum in York.
Yorkshire Jigsaw Puzzles
Not the most exciting presents in the world, but the aerial photo ones are a fantastic idea.
Classy and unusual gifts - but, no, no other Yorkshire football teams get their own edition.