We’ve teamed up with our good friends over at Virgin Experience Days Link opens in a new window to bring more exclusive rewards to our customers. Our latest Brighter Money Bundle Link opens in a new window means when you switch your current account to Virgin Money Link opens in a new window, you’ll bag a Virgin Experience Days gift card worth £150 to use on an adventure of your choice (as long as you meet the qualifying criteria below, terms apply Link opens in a new window). So, how to spend those vouchers when you get them? Here’s a sneak peek of what’s on offer - whether you’re after a thrill or just looking to chill, there’s a Virgin Experience Day for everyone…
Best for relaxing
“I’m not really a fan of spa days,” said no one ever. There’s a whole host of spa days Link opens in a new window waiting for you at Virgin Experience Days, covering almost the length and breadth of the country. Some come with afternoon tea, some with treatments, and of course there are the luxury spa days for some real top quality ‘me time’. There’s also plenty of spa breaks and weekends Link opens in a new window available on the menu – for such times when just the one day isn’t going to cut it.
Best for adrenaline junkies
For the thrill seekers among us, the Virgin Experience Days menu boasts quite the selection to say the least. We’re talking proper bucket list material. There are skydiving experiences Link opens in a new window aplenty, and if your average jump from the likes of 7,000, 10,000 or 12,000ft just doesn’t set your pulse racing fast enough, why not go for a skydive from the highest possible point in the UK Link opens in a new window? 15,000ft straight up in the sky. And don’t worry if you like the idea of a skydive but don’t particularly fancy jumping out of a plane – there are some indoor skydiving experiences Link opens in a new window just for you.
However, if you’d like to get your adrenaline fix with your feet considerably closer to the ground, how does a day spent driving some of the most iconic cars in the world around tracks like Silverstone and Brands Hatch sound? From supercars to classics, there’s a driving experience Link opens in a new window here to suit petrolheads of all persuasions. In fact, you can literally build your own driving experience day Link opens in a new window. Need we say more?
Best for overnight stays
From the seaside to the countryside, glamping to luxury hotels, or what about a good old-fashioned city break? If you’re searching for some staycation inspiration, then Virgin Experience Days will soon help you find some. With a host of short stays and weekend getaways available which cater to every taste, there’s bound to be one that catches your eye - maybe even two or three. Here’s a few that certainly caught ours:
- Luxury Glamping in Rockingham Forest Link opens in a new window - it’s camping but without all the fussy bits, right? These 5-star pods are situated deep in the Northamptonshire countryside - secluded enough for peace and quiet but with market towns nearby. Your ‘tent’ includes a wet room containing a shower and a toilet, a fully equipped kitchenette, a full-sized double bed, and a TV. Can we live here?
- Escaping to the Scottish Highlands Link opens in a new window - Few things say ‘getting away from it all’ more than a break in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Once you’re done gazing in awe at the views – this accommo-dation is nestled at the foot of the Schiehallion Mountain and overlooks a waterfall – there’s plenty of exploring to do. Immerse yourself in some more Highland sightseeing, don the boots for some hiking, or get out on the course if you’ve packed your golf clubs. Or you can just keep relax-ing and gazing at the views, whatever works.
- A Welsh countryside retreat Link opens in a new window - Settled at the top of the Teifi Valley, this is quite the place to es-cape to. Take yourself on some picturesque wanders around the 14 acres of lawns, gardens and woodland that this Grade II listed accommodation boasts - all laid out over its 150-year history. With the University town of Lampeter, coastline of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains all within easy reach, some of the best of Wales is on your doorstep.
Best for adventurers
If your love for adventure doesn’t quite extend to parachuting from the sky or driving Ferraris at breakneck speeds, then fear not – you’ll still be more than spoilt for choice. How does a climb up the iconic domed roof of The O2 sound Link opens in a new window? Better still, how does a climb up the iconic domed roof of The O2 with some Champagne Link opens in a new window at the top sound? Or you could spend 90 minutes at one of the London’s newest landmarks - the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. No, not watching football, but taking on ‘The Dare Skywalk’ Link opens in a new window - a near-50 metre ascent to the roof of the stadium and its famous Golden Cockrel.
But if those sorts of options just aren’t satisfying the daredevil within then this surely will. The world’s fastest and the UK’s longest zipline Link opens in a new window is situated in Gwynedd, North Wales. You can fly over the Penrhyn quarry, at speeds that are known to creep over the 100mph mark, soaking up the rather stunning views as you go. Not an experience you’re likely to forget in a hurry.
Best for something different
After the year we’ve all had, and with summer holiday options slightly limited, what better time than now to try something that little bit different? Variety is the spice of life after all. You could take a trip back in time one afternoon with a steam train trip through the Yorkshire Dales Link opens in a new window, all whilst indulging in some afternoon tea in the First-Class Directors’ Saloon. Or what about diving with sharks and other wonderful sea life species at Skegness aquarium Link opens in a new window? And last but by no means least, if you’ve had a tough week or just generally looking to de-stress, what better way to do it than by literally smashing up a room for 30 minutes? Yep, you read that right. This Rage Room Experience Link opens in a new window allows you half an hour to do your worst and destroy old TVs, monitors, printers, crockery and more. Because why not?
Make your summer brighter
Say hello to the new Brighter Money Bundle with Virgin Experience Days. Terms apply*.
* UK, 18+. Terms apply Link opens in a new window, may be withdrawn. Apply online. Switch with 2 direct debits, log into app and pay £1k into linked savings within 45 days of opening. Excl. M Account, existing Virgin Money, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank current account customers, closures since 28/02/21 & those who’ve taken up previous bundles offers. 2.00% gross p.a. up to £1k, paid monthly. Linked M Plus Saver 0.35% AER / gross p.a. paid quarterly. Rates are variable. Offer also available on Club M Account (different product terms apply). Annual Equivalent Rate (AER) illustrates the rate if interest is paid and compounded once a year. Gross rate doesn’t take account of tax payable. Virgin Money is a trading name of Clydesdale Bank PLC.