Best Virgin Experience Days offers, deals and discounts for October 2023
Here's everything you need to know about how to get discounts on Virgin Experience Days for experiences across the UK this month.
Here at RadioTimes.com, we love an experience. In fact, our Going Out section is full of guides to our favourite experiences – but there's no getting around the fact that things can quickly get expensive.
We're all trying to tighten our belts at the moment and for us that means making the most of the discounts and offers available.
Virgin Experience Days is running some great deals right now on a whole range of experiences; whether you're looking to relax with an afternoon tea or at a spa, or if an adventurous activity like a helicopter ride is more your speed, there's something to suit everybody.
These experiences also make excellent gifts as it's a great way to combine giving someone something unique that they're really going to enjoy, while also spending time together. It could be your best friend, parent, sibling or partner — with the busy lives we lead, there is nothing more special than quality time with the people you love.
Read on for our pick of the best discounts on Virgin Experience Days right now.
Save 30% on a Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Fortnum & Mason
Treat yourself and a guest (or gift to a friend) to one of London's finest afternoon teas for just £120.
Served up in Fortnum's Diamond Tea Salon in Piccadily, this offer includes a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats acommpanied with your choice of tea and a glass of champagne each. What's not to like?
Best Virgin Experience Days discounts at a glance:
- Get 21% off a cinema evening with cocktails for two at the Courthouse Hotel
- Save £26 on an immersive escape room experience at The Demon Barber, London for two
- Half price off driving an Aston Martin replica DB5 and V8 Vantage
- Get a triple all star driving experience with high speed passenger drive for under £100
- Save 30% on a champagne afternoon tea for two at Fortum & Mason
- Save £44 on a champagne afternoon tea for two as The Harrods Tea Room
- Get a 12 mile themed helicopter flight for two for under £130
- Save £108 on a deluxe spa experience for two with three treatments at Bannatyne Health Clubs
- Get 31% off two tickets for Phantom of the Opera, plus a three course meal at London Steakhouse Co
- Save £50 on a night for two at Stanlake Park Wine Estate with dinner, wine and a vineyard tour
- Get £50 off a helicopter sightseeing ride over London for two
- Get a Jordan EJ12 Formula 1 car driving experience for half price
- Save 65% on unlimited sushi at Inamo for two
Best Virgin Experience Days discounts, deals and offers for October 2023
Get 21% off a cinema evening with cocktails for two at the Courthouse Hotel
Autumn is officially upon is and the weather is definitely showing it! So, we think there are few better ways to spend a cold, rainy evening than at the cinema.
The Courthouse Hotel has a luxury private cinema in the heart of London. Every Sunday, it holds a screening of a cult classic, and with this deal you also get a free cocktail to sip on while you discuss the movie. The hotel is on the premises of the Old Magistrates' Court, with the bar located in the former court and holding cells.
Cinema evening with cocktails for two at the Courthouse Hotel |
£56 £44 (save £12 or 21%) at Virgin Experience Days
Save £26 on an immersive escape room experience at The Demon Barber, London for two
This immersive escape room experience would make for the ultimate night out with your partner or best friend. You've got to go undercover to find out what makes Mrs Lovett's pie shop so popular — what is the secret ingredient? You'll have an hour to find the ingredient and escape, all without being found out while you complete puzzles and solve clues.
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Now on offer for just £50 for two, this is a great deal on an escape room.
Immersive escape room experience at The Demon Barber, London for two |
£76 £50 (save £26 or 34%) at Virgin Experience Days
Save £59 on driving an Aston Martin replica DB5 and V8 Vantage
At 50 per cent off, this is a great chance to live out the ultimate James Bond fantasy. Whether this is a gift for the speed demon in your life or a treat for yourself, this driving experience is seriously exciting.
At this experience, you can drive modern replicas of some of Aston Martin's most iconic cars, meaning you get the classic look and feel along with a smooth and speedy driving experience. You'll get to drive three miles around the track in each car, with the help of a professional instructor.
Experience driving an Aston Martin replica DB5 and V8 Vantage |
£118 £59 (save £59 or 50%) at Virgin Experience Days
Get a triple all star driving experience with high speed passenger drive for under £100
With the chance to choose between 60 cars, including supercars, muscle and classic sports cars, this experience would make a great gift for the racing fan in your life. Once you've chosen your car of choice, you'll have a short safety briefing before heading off around the three mile track.
After you've driven three cars, the cherry on top will be an experience in a high speed passenger ride, as a professional driver takes the reins. It's worth noting that this deal is only available on weekdays.
Triple all star driving experience with high speed passenger drive |
£187 £99 (save £88 or 47%) at Virgin Experience Days
Save 30% on a champagne afternoon tea for two at Fortnum & Mason
An afternoon tea for two is a bit of a luxury at the best of times, but Fortum & Mason has been the place to go since 1707. It's still one of London's most famous department stores and now, it is home to the elegant Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. Opened by Her late Majesty the Queen, you'll get to enjoy a host of savoury sandwiches cakes and, of course, it wouldn't be afternoon tea without freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream.
Experts will be on hand to help you choose your cuppa from a range of signature blends — and wash it all down with a glass of champagne.
Champagne afternoon tea for two at Fortum & Mason |
£172.50 £120 (save £52.50 or 30%) at Virgin Experience Days
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Save £45 on a champagne afternoon tea for two at the Harrods Tea Room
Are you visiting London for the first time? Or perhaps you're playing the tourist in your own city? Whichever it is, one of the best things you can do in the capital is enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea – and the Harrods Tea Room is the perfect 1920s-set destination.
Afternoon tea might not exactly be a meal, but you're sure not to leave the Harrods Tea Room hungry. You'll get finger sandwiches and a host of pastries and desserts from the patisserie, and then of course there's the warm scones along with clotted cream and a choice of Harrods strawberry preserve or lemon curd (or both!).
This experience would make a wonderful gift to share with someone special in your life, and for just £120 for two, it's a great deal.
Champagne afternoon tea for two at the Harrods Tea Room |
£164 £120 (save £44 or 27%) at Virgin Experience Days
Get a 12 mile themed helicopter flight for two for under £130
It's a way to travel that few of us get to experience, although we've often found ourselves looking jealously at the sky as we're sitting on the bus stuck in traffic. If you've always wanted to experience helicopter flight, now is your chance, as with this deal you can get a flight for two for £70 off.
Reach speeds of up to 120mph on this 12 mile flight where you'll be able to see amazing views. The pilot will communicate with you via a headset, and you'll be able to tune in to the goings-on of air traffic control as well.
12 mile themed helicopter flight for two|
£198 £128 (save £70 or 35%) at Virgin Experience Days
If you're an adventurer, take a look at the best Scotland experience gifts, where we've included helicopter rides, flying lessons, and more.
Save £108 on a deluxe spa experience for two with three treatments at Bannatyne Health Clubs
There are over 30 Bannatyne Health Clubs across the UK, so wherever you're based there'll be one relatively local. This is one of the best savings we've seen, with a 41 per cent discount on this spa experience for two.
You'll get 70 minutes worth of treatments and you can choose two, from a full body exfoliation, neck, back and shoulder massage, Swedish leg message or a facial. This is followed by a relaxing scalp massage. Then, for the rest of the day, you get full use of the Bannatyne Health Club facilities including the steam room, sauna, swimming pool and gym.
Deluxe spa experience for two with three treatments at Bannatyne Health Clubs |
£263 £155 (save £108 or 41%) at Virgin Experience Days
Get 31% off two tickets for Phantom of the Opera, plus a three-course meal at London Steakhouse Co
Phantom of the Opera is one of the most well-known shows on the West End, having been performed for over 30 years. The story has music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and follows a Phantom as he tries to gain control of the Paris Opera House.
Dinner and a show is a classic combination, and with this experience you'll get a three course meal at London Steakhouse Co by Marco Pierre White. You can choose to enjoy this before or after the show, and you'll also get a cocktail of your choice included – and that's all for just £159 for two.
Two tickets for Phantom of the Opera, plus a three course meal at Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Co |
£230 £159 (save £71 or 31%) at Virgin Experience Days
Save £50 on a night for two at Stanlake Park Wine Estate with dinner, wine and a vineyard tour
Trying to find the perfect gift for your significant other? Look no further. At just £265 for a night away, a three-course meal plus sparkling wine and a tour of the Stanlake Park Wine Estate with a wine tasting, this is one of the best deals we've seen. You'll get to stay at The Crowne Plaza hotel with free use of its Esprit spa and wellness facilities, too.
At the vineyard, you'll get to enjoy a tour of the walled vineyard as well as the cellar wine-making facilities and learn about the process of making English wine.
A night for two at Stanlake Park Wine Estate with dinner, wine and a vineyard tour |
£315 £265 (save £50 or 16%) at Virgin Experience Days
Get £50 off a helicopter sightseeing ride over London for two
Take your friend or partner to experience London as you've never seen it before. You'll fly over the River Thames as the pilot points out the capital's iconic landmarks from the London Eye to Big Ben. This half and hour tour will totally change your perspective on the city — it's essentially the opposite of taking the tube!
This experience is now 14 per cent off and is available for less than £300 which we think is a pretty good deal.
A helicopter sightseeing ride over London for two |
£345 £295 (save £50 or 14%) at Virgin Experience Days
Get a Jordan EJ12 Formula 1 car driving experience for half price
A fan of Formula 1 Drive to Survive? Or have you been a racing fan for ages? Either way you won't often have a chance to experience how it feels to drive a real Formula 1 car. And at half price!
In this experience you'll start with a driving briefing where you'll get taught everything from racing lines to breaking technique. The you'll head out onto the Memphis Drift circuit where an instructor will drive some demonstration laps before you get behind the wheels for some reflex training. After that you'll have a chance to get to grips with the Bomber B-17 circuit before taking the Jordan EJ12 for a spin. Just be aware that there will be speed restrictions in place and you'll be behind a pace car while driving.
Jordan EJ12 Formula 1 car driving experience |
£2,900 £1,450 (save £1,450 or 50%) at Virgin Experience Days
Save 65% on unlimited sushi at Inamo for two
One of our RadioTimes.com writers has tried the sushi at Inamo, and can unequivocally tell you that it's worth trying. But with this voucher, you're not just going for a quick bite of salmon, you're going for an unlimited amount of sushi. You'll have 90-minutes to tuck into this bottomless feast featuring the finest ingredients of pan-asian cuisine. From dragon rolls to soft shell crab, you'll be able to try as much as you want.
Unlimited sushi at Inamo for two |
£171 £59.95 (save £11.05 or 65%)