It is coming to that time of year again, Christmas Markets, Christmas shopping and best of all Baileys and Hot Chocolate ! I love it all!
This weekend I ventured down to our local town of Harrogate to do some shopping and check out the Christmas Markets. I am determined this year to have all my shopping finished by December so I don't have to spend my weekends trying to find last minute Christmas gifts. Whilst the market was very busy I did enjoy a glass of mulled cider and a German Sausage!
This year I have done a lot of my shopping online. It can be so much cheaper with the added luxury of staying warm and dry from the comfort of my own sofa ! I have put together some gift ideas I have come across whilst doing my own Christmas shopping. This year I have based my gift ideas on local days out and experiences as we here at Camp Katur believe that making memories is what counts.
RHS Harlow Car Gardens Harrogate Membership
Now this is a great gift especially for parents or friends who love days out exploring beautiful gardens and plants. A annual pass gives you unlimited access to the gardens for a year, plus you can take a guests with you. You also have access to their Sister Gardens, one of which being our local Thorpe Perrow Gardens which is only 10 minutes away from Camp. Harlow Car Gardens also has gift shops and Betty's Tea Rooms which can add to the experience of a day out. For more information visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr .
Experience Day at the National Center for Birds of Prey, Helmsley
The NCBP is set within North York Moors National Park. They are open for visitors 7 days a week but they also offer several experience days which would make a great Christmas present for any bird lover. They have Raptor, Owl ad Hawk experiences which start from £30.00 where you can watch the birds in flight and even have a chance to hold and fly some of the birds yourselves. For more information visit http://www.ncbp.co.uk/special-events/.
Real Simulation - Flight Simulator Experience, Harrogate
Real Simulation offer flight simulation experiences in North Yorkshire on either a motion Boeing 737 flight simulator or an F4 Phantom Jet simulator. Although this gift is a little on the pricey side this is a truly unique gift experience that someone would remember for a long time. You can buy the experience vouchers for a 20, 40 and 60 minute session. Prices start from £149.00, for more information visit http://www.realsimulation.co.uk/.
Virgin Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Ripley CastleLet a loved one enjoy the breath taking views of Ripley Castle and the Harrogate Area by purchasing them a Virgin Balloon Experience. They have many different gift packages available starting at £119.00 pp. You can find out more information here, http://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/product-category/gift-packages/.
Forbidden Corner Family Ticket
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. There is lots to discover and explore here and it is great for both children and adults alike. I loved going here as a child and I still do now i'm in my 30's ! It is a great family day out. If you wanted to treat a family to a family pass this Christmas it is £40.00 as they can call up and book their trip when it suits them. For more information visit http://www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk/visitor-information/.
Land Rover Experience Yorkshire
Based near Skipton, North Yorkshire, The Land Rover Experience Yorkshire offers you the chance to drive the latest Land Rover Models over rough terrain, steep inclines and deep rutted tracks. They offer a range of experience days that you can buy as a gift from one hour taster sessions to full day treks. For more information visit http://www.yorkshire.landroverexperience.co.uk/experiences/index.html .
Camp Katur Gift Vouchers
If you want to treat someone to a really special and unique gift this Christmas then why not get them a gift voucher to come and stay with us. We can do vouchers for specific stays or for certain amounts so that guests call call up and book their own stay. We can do vouchers for all our accommodations or you can let them choose their own when they book. You can view all our accommodations on our website www.campkatur.com and to order a gift voucher just give us a call on 01845 202100.
I hope these give you some ideas you can use for your own Christmas Shopping for your family and friends. With experience day gifts people can have a great day out that they will remember for a long time, which from my point of view is something much more worth while than soaps and socks !
From everyone here at Camp Katur we hope you have a lovely Christmas !
Girl in the Cupboard :) xxx
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