Birthdays are important for lots of reasons, not only do they mark the day on which we were born but they’re also a great excuse to celebrate with your loved ones, treat yourself, relax or enjoy some real excitement!

We believe experiences and adventures are important in life and ‘if you can, you should!’ With this in mind we have compiled our favourite birthday experiences for every individual, whoever they are and whatever their interests may be! Have a browse and choose your favourite adventure or experience.

Treat your inner adrenaline junkie by embarking on an Aqua Zorbing adventure! If you’ve got nerves of steel this one is for you. This insane experience gives you the chance to tumble down a hill whilst enclosed in a giant PVC sphere, filled with a bucket full of water!

Expect to get your heart rate racing a little as you slide around and travel down the hill at speeds of up to 30mph! Fear not, once you’ve recovered from the feeling of extreme euphoria you’ll be able to find your feet and relax with friends and family whilst watching others take the tumble! Are you up to the challenge?

Aqua Zorbing, £47 per hour when booked through Red Letter Days. 

If the Aqua Zorbing sounds a little too energetic yet you still fancy an adrenaline adventure, then why not test out your driving skills by opting for an unforgettable driving thrill at Heyford Park circuit?

You’ll get the chance to race around the track in a beautiful Aston Martin DB9 which has a six litre engine and can reach speeds of up to 186mph! You’ll be briefed beforehand and receive an expert lesson ahead of taking command for six thrilling laps of the circuit!


Aston Martin Thrill with Hot Ride, £69 per 1.5 hours when booked through Red Letter Days. 

If you’re a lady who likes to lunch then you’ll be thrilled with the chance to enjoy high tea with a friend at The Shard in London. Not for the faint hearted, this luxurious ‘sky garden’ restaurant is situated 800ft above ground level, giving splendid views over London and the River Thames. You’ll sample the sumptuous Fortnum & Mason picnic treats whilst toasting with a glass of champagne, bliss!

Not content with simply admiring the view of the river? You’ll also be welcomed onto an exclusive Thames cruise (just make sure you book in advance as space is limited) where you can hop on and off at various popular spots along the way!


Fortnum & Mason Champagne Sky High Tea at The View from The Shard and Thames Sightseeing Cruise for Two, £149 when booked through Virgin Experience Days.

If you really want to slow the pace down then perhaps the sightseeing and hustle and bustle is not what you’re looking for. If you simply want to put your feet up, relax and be pampered then a spa day at Bloom and Blossom should do just the trick!

Situated within Congham Hall Hotel and Spa in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, you’ll enjoy the peaceful and beautiful surroundings whilst experiencing two wonderful treatments. First you can enjoy a massage followed by a soothing express foot ritual to relieve tired feet!

In addition, you will also be welcomed to enjoy lunch and the full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities, so you can really make the most of having a day to yourself to unwind.


Bloom and Blossom Spa Day at Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, from £110 pp when booked through Spa Seekers.

When it’s an experience day for the little ones you’re looking for, why not head to Bressingham Steam & Gardens in Norfolk? With at least four hours of fun, there is something for everyone, whether you fancy taking a trip on one of the four railways, exploring the beautiful gardens or enjoying the old fashioned fairground, you won’t be disappointed!

Kids can spend their pocket money on an array of beautiful gifts on sale within the gift shop, whilst you relax and a delicious lunch at the Steam Museum Café, where you’ll find a host of delicious home-made cakes and desserts!


Bressingham Steam & Gardens Steam Day Tickets, from £8.59 pp when booked through Bressingham Steam & Gardens. 

Is there a birthday experience or adventure that you won’t forget? It doesn’t need to be the most extravagant, just the most thoughtful or memorable! If you can’t recall one off the top of your head, let us know what experience or adventure you’d most like to enjoy on your next birthday!


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