What is your life philosophy in one sentence. Have the courage to go for your goals and progress your life — we really do have only one of them! Welcome to Spice! Try new things, get talking, you may make some valuable friendships. No Have you had an embarrassing Spice moment? No-wow in all the years no, how brilliant is that?
Demonstrates the quality of all that is Spice What is your life philosophy? We have so much untapped potential so try something new and smile Over the years I have had so many great times with Spice. There is a great collection of different types of people in the membership, attracting like minded people and there is so much fascinating learning through the interesting events. I recommend it where ever I can. It is run with integrity, and caring — caring for providing the best quality events as well as truly caring for people.
Over the years it has helped so many people and for some, it has been life changing, I have seen magic happen. Applause to all the staff as they make it all look so easy, rarely do you see what goes into making it all happen. Keep up the great work! No embarrassing moment yet! What is your life philosophy in one sentence? Live life to the full. Be kind caring as you never know what people have been through Our Spice Weekends Spice have a long tradition of weekends away for members so take a look through our latest UK holiday offers and take advantage of going away with your Spice chums at some great prices!
With hundreds of weekends across the groups incorporating many different activities there has got to be something that takes your fancy. We have socialable get togethers like bunkbarns and hostel weekends, national city breaks and European ones too. Our themed balls are legendary and you are guaranteed to have a good time and most of your balls and party nights can have the main event and events either side. All the events mentioned on in these pages are available to view on your local sites. Sailing Weekends EnCompass Sailing have been providing sailing events for Spice members for the past decade.
We have introduced over Spice members to sailing many of whom return year after year. Some have also caught the bug sufficiently to become boat owners, or to sail the oceans in some of the more challenging races such as the Clipper. Our aim on every weekend is for our crew to have amazing weekends whatever their level of experience. Walking Weekends Our walking weekends are a big feature of the Spice offerings and many of these are run for us by the boys at Walkwise who have been working alongside Spice for almost 20 years.
These fabulously sociable weekends are a mainstay of our calendar and take place all over the UK. Dependent on numbers there can be up to a choice of 3 different walks per day to choose from suiting the more. Bunkbarn Weekends Our Bunkbarn weekends are renowned for their value for money and of course the sociable aspect. They are great fun with everyone mucking in to help cleaning up after breakfasts or even cooking sausages or bacon for 30 to 50 people! These weekends have taken place in and around the country, please take a look at your local group website for further details. Edinburgh Festival For one month each year the city of Edinburgh plays host to biggest arts event in the world - The Edinburgh Festival.
Spice Scotland organise an August Bank Holiday break like no other - over the weekend you have the opportunity to attend many shows and extras including the Military Tattoo, walk Arthurs Seat, picnic in Princes St. Gardens, dance at a real Scottish Ceilidh, enjoy fine dining and see some of the best shows the Fringe Festival has to offer. Murder Mystery Weekend Our murder mystery weekends are a Spice classic. Everyone has a role to play and you may dress up to get into character.
If you like a bit of drama in your life? Then this murder mystery break could be for you! The murder normally takes place over dinner. The scene will be. A prize is given to the person who can guess who did the murder. Horse Riding Our Horse Riding weekends are set in lovely rural setting with a variety of different standards of horses to suit complete beginners to the more advanced riders amongst us.
Spice Scotland and West Midlands groups are 25 years old! Happy Birthday to both and there is always merriment when it comes to a party and we Spicers know how to celebrate. Spice West Midlands are having a party night to mark the occasion in September keep your eyes peeled as details to follow. This will be a truly fabulous night with loads of fun surprises, and a great celebration of all that Spice represents. The event gives you a chance to dress up and we say the more sparkles the better.
Great Savings Famous Brands We are really pleased to offer you a host of member benefits some old some new and all with our membership in mind. We will be adding to this in the nest few months so keep an eye out. You will need to login in to view the page from your local group website. With over four decades of experience in outdoor retail, we offer one of the most extensive and comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, equipment and accessories. Selecting from over top quality brands allows us to bring you the latest in outdoor technology and styles.
From hiking to camping trips, walking boots to waterproof jackets, wherever your adventures take you we have the right kit. This does not include sale or other promotional products. When ready to checkout, key in the code in the Promotion box not case sensitive. All qualifying items will have the correct price structure applied to the order. Shredder Experiences has a large number of centres in the UK giving you the opportunity to try one of these awesome off road machines. After getting kitted up and with tuition from a skilled instructor, we teach you using the latest comms headsets so your instructor will be in be in communication with you at all times so you can get the most from your experience.
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With permanent locations nationwide, Segway Events operates at sites across the UK offering an all-encompassing service from gift experiences to corporate events. Starting life as a basement workshop, Cycle Surgery now has over 20 years of experience in the cycle industry and a number of stores nationwide. Stocking a wide range of bikes, componentry, accessories and clothing from the words leading brands enables us to bring you the latest in cycling technology and innovation.
Adhering to the passions and principles of our founders, Runners Need help you achieve your personal fitness goals with the latest products from world-leading brands, friendly, expert advice and a personal service that you can trust. We believe that a great running experience begins with the right shoe, so our staff are trained to offer free video gait analysis and professional fitting services in every store.
But we care about more than just kitting you out with a pair of shoes — we source the latest innovations in performance fabrics and footwear, high-tech gadgets and training and nutrition science, so that you get the most out of every run. If running is part of your holistic lifestyle, our range is versatile enough for the gym, yoga, Pilates and spin classes as well. Days out with Go Ape are about living life adventurously, having fun with friends and family and exploring the great outdoors.
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Further details can be found at newyoubootcamp. This offer is on-going. Tough Mudder is a mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. Club Free walk up admission on individual or celebration a huge success. Offer: price. This offer applies conjunction overpurchases the years from Cuba, Miami, with any other promotion, todestinations in store and online only. We must be booked at least 24 hours in not include sale orour other promotional have increase portfolio of activities from dance advance of visit.
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If you have any problems logging please call your local group. Our policyin is that wherever possible Should Spice cancel any event you will be refunded directly back. Mountain Warehouse has been offering quality outdoor clothing and equipment at the lowest prices since From hiking clothing and camping equipment to ski wear and running gear we stock everything you need for your outdoor activities. Most of the products we sell are exclusive to Mountain Warehouse, unlike other outdoor clothing shops. By cutting out the middleman we can produce the best quality products at the best prices.
We pride ourselves on providing great value outdoor gear and at Mountain Warehouse you can be sure to receive honest advice from our knowledgeable staff. This offer only applies to online purchases. We have recently added several first-time events including Coasteering at Flamborough, Stand Up Paddleboarding and the chance to take part in an archaeological dig to the programme!
April and May are also our most prolific months for Bank Holidays with three bank holiday weekends to look forward to and we have plenty of weekends away available if you feel like getting away from it all; however you need to be quick if you want to book as they are already filling fast. You can quickly take a look at all our forthcoming weekend breaks by going to the events page on the website www.
We also have some fabulous holidays which you can see on the Spice UK website at www. Hope to see you out and about on an event very soon! Even better is to try a weekend away and get to know a smaller group of people really well. If you have any queries at all, please give us a call in the office and we will always do our utmost to help you.
Contact us The Spice office is open from 10am until 6pm Monday to Friday except on public holidays. You can contact us on during these hours or leave a message on the 24 hour answerphone. Email us at info spiceyorks. We also run a free raffle for all who attend existing members too with events as the prizes — just to add a touch of Spice to the evening.
The plan is to welcome everyone, talk through the basics of Spice, and give you more info on the coming programme and an opportunity to book on events if you like. The railway station is a 10 minute walk. We meet in the area to the right as you enter through the main door from Pond Hill. The nearest outdoor parking is the Cross Belgrave St.
Why not get a drink from the bar downstairs when you arrive and then join us upstairs? There is no parking along Goodramgate so use one of the car parks just outside of the walled shopping centre. We meet in the upstairs function room which is through the inner door and then up the stairs on your right. You can always find out more about Spice on our website at www. Once you have your membership number you can login to the website to book events. Spice Yorkshire www. Recommended New Members Events We understand it can be very daunting when you are a new member, or thinking about joining Spice.
This is just a suggested pathway; you are of course welcome to dive into Spice on any event. Look out also for our Easy Rambles for a gentle introduction to walking — walks are a great way of meeting a few people. More than just a bowling night, this is the night when friends old and new come together for a fun packed evening. Our dinner shuffles are a great way to meet lots of new people. We enjoy a three course meal each time, but we will ask everyone to change seats between each course so you will get more chances to chat with more people!
The menus for these meals are on our website. Please choose your meal and state your choices when booking. Curry club is a great way to start your weekend. Come along and enjoy a curry and a chat. For some of our curry clubs we meet an hour beforehand at a nearby pub. Check timings and meet places online. Quiz nights With a variety of themes, our quizzes are always fun and are one of our most popular social nights. Wednesday 12th April at 8pm Food and Drink Quiz — the quiz with tasting rounds! The second Wednesday of each month is quiz night.
Don't miss this fantastic experience at this bargain price. Ever fancied trying a little scuba diving? Did you join spice to try new experiences? Want to do something you can boast about to your workmates? This is a basic introduction to Scuba diving in the confines of a heated swimming pool, designed to introduce the complete beginner to the underwater world. You will be introduced to the equipment and learn the all-important safety points. If you find any treasure amongst the wrecks, make sure you keep it to yourself! With a different theme each month. You are requested to select one track that, to you, best illustrates the theme under discussion.
After each track, there will be a short time to comment. Please let us know your choice of track and the artist when booking. A fun social night discussing one or two of the latest best sellers. We discuss different books each month. Please read the book before the event so you can join in the discussion! Many book clubbers arrive early around 6pm for tea if you want to join them!
Badminton is one of those sports where whatever your ability or level of fitness is you can still have a great game. Rackets and shuttlecocks are provided. Our big Saturday night meet up with friends old and new. We meet every month in Leeds and Sheffield for our Saturday night out. We will have a mystery offer on the night but to be eligible for the offer you must book on Spice in the City by the Tuesday beforehand.
You can book online or call us in the office to book. We meet from 8pm. Please note these venues are not hired exclusively. These events are free and a great way to start your weekend. Please book online so we know how many to expect! All the walk leaders we use are experienced and carry first aid and emergency equipment but all walkers must ensure that they are properly equipped for the conditions.
If you are a newcomer to Spice Rambles, please feel free to contact the walk leaders through the Spice Office. The leaders will be happy to discuss the appropriate type of clothing and equipment for use on Spice walks but here are a few general points to bear in mind. No jeans or trainers, please. Any Spice Ramble of Grade 3 or harder may involve walking over open country, not necessarily over welldefined paths, and it should not be assumed that you are going for a stroll in the park.
You should wear warm clothing, preferably in the form of several layers, and all walkers must bring waterproof jackets and trousers. Happily, accidents and injuries are extremely rare but "injuries" are often caused by ill-fitting boots or inappropriate socks. A relatively minor injury out in the wilds can result in the walk being curtailed, so please ensure that you are happy with the fit of your boots and socks.
Bring liquids and a packed lunch. Even if the write up suggests a convenient pub stop, please do not take this for granted. Pubs have been known to be full or even closed. A Spice ramble is not a race. The leader's responsibility is to ensure the safety of all the party, so he will often have to spend time at the back of the group. All walkers should ensure that they do not lose contact with the leader.
If you can't see the leader, please stop and wait. Neither Spice nor the walk leaders can be held responsible if a walker sustains an injury whilst out of touch with the leader. Please be ready on time. There will be over 20 walkers taking part in a typical Spice ramble. The time specified in the newsletter is the Start time. If you are not ready to start walking promptly, you will be inconveniencing all those who had the foresight to get ready on time. Some rambles give a postcode near to the meet point; these are given for guidance only and members should not rely on Satnav systems to find the precise meet point for a walk.
Always take the printed directions and a map with you. Please remember that Spice cannot be held responsible for the security of the car parking. Please ensure that you take sensible precautions to protect your car and belongings. Well behaved dogs are welcome on most walks unless otherwise stated, but must be pre-booked - please write it on your booking form or in the notes when booking online if you are bringing dogs.
It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the dog is kept under control on a fixed lead with a length of no more than two metres at all times, and is not allowed to cause a nuisance. You must bring a suitable lead and use it. Dogs must not be allowed off the lead at any time unless agreed with the walk leader after consultation with the other walkers. Suitable only for strong, fit and experienced walkers. Ascents and descents steep and rough. Previous hill walking experience advisable. Some rough ground on most walks. Rough stony ground may occur on some walks.
Easy to moderate pace. Suitable for reasonably fit beginner. Good trainers OK. Join Roy and Linda for this grade three moderate rated, eight mile walk, which has only a few hilly bits none too steep and is one of the classic Yorkshire walks. The beautiful village of Burnsall, where the walk starts and finishes, boasts a Maypoled village green, one of the best river bridges in the Dales and, oh yes, a pub!
The walk starts by following the river Wharfe down to How Gill before climbing gently to Trollers Gill. Other points of interest on the walk are a broached dam wall and ancient lead mines. Grade: 3; Distance: 8 miles. A walk of two contrasting halves starting in a quiet valley nestled between The Cloud and the Macclesfield Canal. We then descend through moorland and pasture to the Macclesfield Canal, admiring aqueducts and viaducts along the way. The canal provides easy walking to circle our way back to a point from which we can traverse fields and a quiet lane back to the cars.
We will stop to have a picnic en route, so please bring sandwiches, and, as ever, please bring your walking boots. Grade: 4; Distance: 7 miles. This Sunday the walk will be in the beautiful valleys of Lathkill and Bradford Dales; we start in the village of Youlgreave and head towards Lathkill Dale and then follow the River Lathkill through several weirs and waterfalls as it winds its way up the valley.
There is an option to have Sunday Lunch after the walk. Join Roy and Linda for this traditional to Spice 'first walk of spring. The tourist droves have not yet reached summertime saturation levels and the wild garlic valley near the beginning of the route makes your mouth and eyes water. This 8 mile route is the classic Malham walk which tours the main features of the area, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove in an anti-clockwise direction.
The route up the waterfall at Gordale Scar involves a little bit of scrambling but it is well within the capabilities of most people, if there is too much water in the stream we will walk around. Ring Roy if you are unsure about this section of the walk. Starting from the village centre along the lane then footpaths over farmland to descend Gypsy Bank to the river Dove, follow the river downstream passing Milldale and Dove Holes caves.
Then we climb out of the valley through Hall Dale, pass the disused Highfields and Bincliff mines above the Manifold valley, pass the trig point of Wetton Low into Wetton village. Finally following footpaths back to the start. Distance: 10 miles. A satisfying walk of enormous variety exploring the scenery north of Lyme Park. River valleys, ridges, expansive vistas, moorland, canals, rolling countryside and woodland all feature on this walk. We will be having a picnic lunch, so please bring your sandwiches and as ever, please bring your walking boots.
Grade: 4; Distance: 6 miles. Starting from the village of Calver we first follow the river Derwent downstream before branching off to climb gently to St Mary's wood and the disused reservoir. We then descend back to Calver Low to skirt round the open cast mining and quarries, through Coombs Dale to Stoney Middleton, climb the bank then descend back to the river and the Derwent Valley Heritage Way all the way back to the start at Calver Mill.
Distance: 7 miles. Grade: 2; Distance: 9 miles. With evidence of prehistoric settlement along the way, we will visit the Chatsworth Estate Village of Edensor. The village was created by the 6th Duke of Devonshire between and , allegedly because the original village spoilt his view from the house. We then follow the River Derwent South for a few miles with fine views of the big house.
At Rowsley we start the second ascent of the day up through the woods to Calton Pastures, and then a nice final descent takes us back to Bakewell. Descending past the old quarry workings to join the river and the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, follow the river to cross the stepping stones on the return into the village.
Distance: 6 miles. Starting from Derbyshire bridge the walk takes us over Axe edge moor the source of the rivers Dove, Manifold and Dane, carry on over Cheeks hill to descend into the valley to Three Shire heads and Panniers pool where the boundaries of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire meet. Stories of the traders who used this area and evaded capture by changing counties, from here it's a traverse around Cutthorn hill to Wildboarclough overlooked by the Matterhorn of the peaks, Shutlingsloe, heading up the valley to join Cumberland brook and Danebower hollow to emerge at the Cat and Fiddle Inn, the second highest in the country, leaving a short downhill to the start.
A walk of great variety in and around the Chadkirk Country Estate. Grade: 4; Distance: 6 miles We will also visit Deanhead Reservoir from where there are spectacular views back down the valley. The route runs mainly on unsurfaced paths and there are also some gradients, steps, boardwalks and stiles. It can also be wet and muddy so please be prepared. Grade: 4; Distance: 4. The next section follows the river Bradford and then we head up through Youlgreave and then over towards Over Haddon.
We then follow a section of the river Lathkill to Conksbury Bridge and then over Haddon fields and finally descend back to Haddon Hall with some great views of the Hall on the way back. A beautiful walk at the lower end of the grade combining panoramic views over the Dark Peak with an idyllic amble next to a scenic reservoir.
We will be stopping en route for a picnic so please bring your sandwiches but if you fancy saving a corner for a late lunch we will be convening to the Ladybower Inn afterwards where they serve food. Please bring your walking boots as usual. An interesting and varied walk which makes its way into and explores the secluded valley containing Sabden Brook. There are good views, a moorland atmosphere without the elevation, and a stroll through the environs of Read Hall and Park, the ancient seat of the Nowell family.
From humble beginnings, it grew rapidly with the coming of the railway in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to become an important railway junction. Distance: 11 miles. A walk with a delightful mix of woodland, reservoirs, pasture and moorland - and good views of Winter Hill thrown in. We begin by skirting round the northern edge of the West Pennine Moors and then return to the cars over the high ground near Great Hill.
Grade: 4; Distance: 8 miles. This is a lovely Peak District walk and not only takes in the beautiful Tissington village but is timed to coincide with the well dressing displays. Tissington has not one but 6 wells dressed each year. The walk will be around 7 or 9 miles see below and as well as Tissington village we will use some of the Tissington Trail course of a disused railway and the Limestone Way with both pretty and dramatic scenery. There is just one steep ascent as we walk out of Dovedale. Distance: 7 or 9 miles. Starting from Wye Dale to follow the river to Blackwell Mill then climb out of the valley with super views and follow the bridleway northward.
Footpaths to Wormhill before the descent back to the river at Millers Dale station, at the viaduct we follow the river path now the Monsal Trail past Chee Tor and through the rocky and picturesque Chee Dale complete with the stepping stones back to the start. Tonight we follow the Denby Dale Village Trail around the village famous for its huge pies!
During the walk we'll see the spectacular railway viaduct, the Delf nature reserve, Springfield Mill and Wither Wood. The full walk is five miles although it follows almost a figure of eight shape so there's an easy option to finish early just after half way round. In any case, there's a strong chance that we'll eventually come to rest in The White Hart's beer garden! Grade: 4; Distance: 5 miles.
Join Roy and Linda for this reasonably flat walk metres ascent which starts and finishes in the village of Leathley in between Leeds and Harrogate. Lunch is taken at the beautiful Dob Park Bridge after passing one of the oldest surviving oak trees in the area, Lake Plantation and Farnley Hall. The walk then follows the river Washburn back to Leathley via Lindley Wood reservoir. Grade: 3; Distance: 8. The walk starts at the famous Cow and Calf rocks above Ilkley. Grade: 4.
A walk around beautiful Marple and Mellor that meanders along lovely sections of the canal nearby and gets up to the striking Mellor Cross on Cobden Edge. From here there are commanding views over urban Manchester, the Derbyshire hills, the Cheshire plain and across to the Welsh Hills all at the same time. To get to the actual site is a steep climb up the grassy bank of James's thorn, another short climb to the spur overlooking Glossop is the site and memorial to the Lancaster, circling round shelf moor to the Superfortress site, by far the largest.
Distance: 8 miles. The walk starts in Roundhay Park in north east Leeds. We skirt the famous lake before making our way through the woods and fields. The half way point stop is to the north, at a pub in the opulent village of Shadwell. The walk is short 4 mile tops and we usually go for a drink nearby afterwards. Grade: 4; Distance: 4 miles. This summer Roy will be leading routes up all three of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks individually.
Traditionally completed in one go in less than 12 hours from Horton, we will take it more steadily and just do one peak per month! He starts his individual peaks with Pen-y-ghent, the easiest of the three peaks which was recently featured on TV as an episode of Julia Bradbury's 'Best walks with a view. A walk of great variety at the lower end of the grade starting in the idyllic valley of Lathkill Dale and joining the Limestone Way for the second half with its panoramic views over this beautiful part of the Peak District.
Please bring a packed lunch as we will have a picnic halfway round. For those who like a drink afterwards there will be the Bulls Head in Monyash to retire to. Afterwards we enjoy a Sunday lunch at Golcar Lily, a historic pub and restaurant with fantastic Pennine views. Our walk this evening takes us from Tadcaster's recently repaired bridge and out of the town on the old coach road. We'll pass Woodhouse Farm and then skirts Catterton Rash Wood to the edge of the hamlet of Catterton before returning us to our start point.
We recommend insect repellent as we walk alongside the woodland tonight. A walk around the wild open spaces of Rowarth where we stroll along Cown Edge enjoying views over Manchester and the Cheshire Plain beyond. This is a varied walk as the open moorland is mixed with sheep-nibbled turf, pasture, and small incised valleys.
If the weather is warm and sunny we will probably stop for a quick drink at the Moorfield Arms half way round. We will also be stopping for a picnic lunch en route so please bring sandwiches. Newlyweds Robert and Olivia Chappell have bought a small hotel in the English Lake District, and at the end of their first season they settle down with a drink in front of a warm fire.
But their evening is interrupted by the arrival of a rugged hiker seeking shelter from the snow storm outside. Unlike her husband, Olivia senses danger. Could the stranger have anything to do with her own dark past involving a stolen diamond and a dangerous ex-boyfriend looking for revenge? Cancellations: Please note that we cannot offer any refund on theatre tickets unless we are able to resell them. The talk will last for about an hour following which we will tuck into Ken's famous stew and dumplings supper.
Extras: drinks payable on the night Tonight we dine Turkish with a two course meal. Once you have ten stamps in your passport you will receive a bottle of wine. Your chance to 'Fly' a !!
Includes: Your choice of pie, mash potato, peas or baked beans and gravy plus drink Extras: Additional drinks The Pie Hole at The Hop serves only the best quality and finest tasting pies around. Sourced from the Multi-Award winning Andrew Jones Pies 'n' Pasties of Huddersfield and served with mouth watering boozy beer infused trimmings, they are simply scrumptious.
All pies are served with a dollop of mash potato, boozy beer infused peas or baked beans and gravy. Afterwards we will venture to some of the City Centre bars. We will end up in city centre so people can get transport home. Please buy a day rider ticket for yourself, remembering to buy one that will work on both First and Stagecoach buses. Please contact them directly and arrange to hire a bike. Includes: 12 holes of footgolf Extras: any drinks or refreshments Try out a combination of football and golf with a round on this new course.
The sport is quickly becoming popular for its mix of footballing skill and golfing strategy, with players tasked with kicking a ball around the course and into each hole in as few shots as possible. Necessary equipment is provided. The sixth tee is elevated, giving us a chance to try for a spectacular hole in one.
After the course there is a clubhouse for unwinding after the game. On these cruises we will leave the picturesque Worsley village behind and head out towards Trafford passing through Monton and the surprisingly located light house. We then pass through Patricroft where the oldest canal in the country is crossed by the first ever steam passenger railway. Leaving Patricroft behind we head over the famous Barton Aqueduct a spectacular sight of water turning just beyond here for our return journey. Cruise lasts 2 hours. Licensed bar on-board.
Afternoon tea consists of: a selection of freshly made sandwiches, Homemade fruit scones, Cornish clotted cream, Selection of locally produced jams, a selection of petits fours, tea or filtered coffee. Extras: All drinks will need to be paid for on the evening. Join us for our all you can eat grand Chinese buffet. As tonight is a Dines Around the World meal you will also be able to collect a stamp for your passport. If you haven't already got a passport we can issue you with one.
Collect 10 stamps and receive a bottle of wine. The buffet has a huge range of food to choose from as below and you can go back as many times as you want. Why not try a little of everything? There's also a teppenyaki bar, sushi bar, a selection of desserts, ice creams and pancakes. Tea and coffee The session includes tuition, equipment hire and insurance. The session is fun and easy-going. Most importantly we will get you shooting safely and relatively!
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We will introduce you to some expressions used in archery and teach you how to score and we will host a mini-competition. On occasion we have been known to shoot at balloons during these sessions! The session will last for around two hours depending on the group size. All shooting is outdoors over the rugby fields at West Park Rugby Club, Bramhope, so be prepared to dress for the weather.
Close fitting upper body clothing which will keep you warm and dry is recommended, and fully enclosed shoes are required. It is a specific day learning mountain biking skills rather than a ride out. Enjoy and experience the beautiful scenery and great off-road riding at Otley Chevin Forest Park and surrounding bridleways. It's a great way to start to develop the ability, confidence and safety awareness of Mountain Biking for all the family as well as individuals. Terrain is quite technical but not too demanding so general fitness is a must. During the day the course will cover the following:.
Bike preparation [safety checks] Riding position Correct use of gears Braking [efficiently and safely] Ascending techniques [climbing] Descending techniques [coming down If you are hiring a bike, please state your height when booking. Includes: treasure hunt and tapas meal As it was popular last Easter we are doing this event again in Sheffield. Starting at the City Hall at pm, you will have a series of clues to solve. We will meet at Marco's at 5pm, with our table booked for This will give us a chance to have a warming drink, look at the answers and award prizes.
After our meal, there will be an opportunity to have a few drinks and possibly dance the night away. What a good way to burn off a few calories before putting them all back on tomorrow, when you open your Easter eggs! Come dressed for the weather, but there will be no extra cost for transport, as all clues will be found within a reasonable distance of city centre. Anderton Boat Lift Experience.. Like all great things, the concept is simple: two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down. Try your hand at this great winter sport.
Can you get the stone on the target? Tonight we will have tuition from a coach at iceSheffield on how to slide the stone and you will get to see how close you can get to the target. Afterwards there is an included snack and hot drink to warm you up. They have a full range of bikes including e-bikes, booking in advance recommended. A great loop along the Hope Valley up onto the top of peaks before descending back into the valley.
The route has been designed to make the climbing as easy as we can but it is the Peak District so the climbing will not be total painless. After seeing Mark Fenton's ability to gently coax even the most frightened, or physically disadvantaged people into achieving brilliant outdoor feats, I started these special sessions which have proved extremely popular! You just need to bring a little faith, and the will to succeed! Mark will get you to overcome any fears by building up your confidence gradually. First we get used to the equipment and how to use it on a few very short descents, before tackling some bigger abseils if you feel able.
Come and join us for a tour of this brewery which will last about 40 minutes and include a drink. The tour starts promptly at 2pm so we will meet in the bar for a pre-tour drink from pm. After the tour we will visit some other pubs and find somewhere to eat to soak up the ale around 5pm. The brewery is located on the Willow Park Business Centre. Includes: carvery main and dessert Extras: drinks As recommended by one of our Members, today we will enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch served from the carvery at this attractive stone-fronted Edwardian hotel which is an iconic building in the centre of Harrogate.
This will be followed by a dessert - the choice will be available on our website. As it is St George's Day we have made this a Spice Dines Around the World meal and you will be able to collect a stamp for your passport. If you do not already have a passport we will issue you with one. Collect 10 stamps to get a bottle of wine. A brand new adaptation of the best-selling novel by Ruth Rendell.
Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Company, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie. Eunice struggles to fit in. Please book early to secure your seat. Cancellation: Theatre tickets are not refundable unless we can resell your place. Includes: starter and main Extras: dessert and drinks This month we are introducing our theme of "Underneath the Arches" and tonight we start with Primo. Come and join us for a lovely evening meal at this popular Italian Restaurant where they offer a wide selection of rustic classics all freshly prepared and home made by their expert kitchen team.
Their expertise has been gained in managing and cooking for some of the best loved Italian restaurants in Yorkshire and they are now bring that wealth of experience to Huddersfield to make mouth watering, traditional Italian food that has a truly authentic taste.
Includes: underground tour and lunch Extras: drinks The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel meters underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines. Situated in a rural setting, it offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages. After our tour you will have an opportunity to explore the rest of the Museum before we meet for lunch at the cafe at pm. You can continue exploring after lunch if you wish.
The lunch menu is available online and there are two choices plus a. Sheena's completely new routine is hot off the hoof, and is something different, energetic and fun to do on a Sunday afternoon. Come and join us for this solo routine suitable for girls AND guys. Bring your swivelliest shoes, a bottle of water, and let the music and dance add a smile to your Sunday. Please arrive from 2pm to register so we don't lose any dance time!
Sunday 30th April at pm Unit 3. After this they will serve you some of their delicious picotear to enjoy whilst you learn all about the juniper-led spirit and its turbulent history - Gin Lane, London Dry, Mother's Ruin, the rise of the small batch - you name it, they love to talk about it. Their 'Ginterns' will then be presented with some neat spirit samples and examples of other gins so you can see how the botanicals used affect and change the taste and character of different brands, during this part they will also indulge you in a classic gin cocktail.
Following that, their Ginstructor will create a classic cocktail with a modern twist whilst you are taught about the recent resurgence of Gin, affectionately known by them! They are sure you will leave our class feeling well and truly g inspired! If you haven't started a passport yet you will get one on the night and when you have collected 10 stickers we will give you a bottle of wine. This Fossgate restaurant is located just south of the city centre on what is fast becoming the main destination street for discerning diners.
We will be sharing a selection of tapas. We start the day by tackling the famous Giants Hole cave, which is famous for having the lowest point in England at the bottom of this system. After a break for lunch, we move on to Carlswark Cavern, one of the most fun and best-known caves in the Peak District. Adventure from the word go, we access the cave by abseiling down a 40 foot shaft. All in all, a brilliant adventure day. Grade: Moderate. One of the most spectacular visitor attractions in Derbyshire: The Heights of Abraham is one of the Peak District's most popular destinations.
It first opened its gates to visitors in 's. Originally the Heights of Abraham was only accessible to visitors via the zig-zag paths scaling the steep slopes of Masson Hill. Rising from the valley floor, the observation cars transport you in comfort and safety and allow stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
When we reach the top there is plenty to do and the views are amazing. There are several spectacular guided Caverns tours that wind their way deep underground and into the hillside. A chance to unleash your inner McIlroy, Faldo or Player depending on your generation! A nine hole pitch and putt session with any standard accepted.
Spice Goes to the Circus in York with a 'behind the scenes' tour Roll up, roll up - come to the circus! Did you miss out going to the circus as a child? Do you have fond memories of going to the circus and want to enjoy it again? Circuses have changed a lot since our youth! They do NOT have animals in the show, purely human entertainers. We're just sorry we can't make it cheaper, but helicopters are extraordinarily costly to run!
This isn't a pleasure flight, it's a lesson - and real occasion. These machines are touch sensitive and challenging. The workshop is designed to enable all students to explore their own creative development through the medium of stone. Join Richard, a stone carver with over 35yrs experience, who will guide you through skills and techniques required to produce your own relief carving. Students are free to create work that is based on architectural church carvings or abstract sculptural and naturalistic forms. Advice and guidance is provided throughout, in both the design and with the tool skills needed to bring your design to life.
The workshop is open to all, beginners or those with prior experience. All tools and stone are provided and there is a diverse range of photographs to help with inspiration. Students are advised to bring their own lunch, although drinks and light snacks are available. Zipworld Velocity - Ultimate Zipline Experience.. The Zip World site contains two specially constructed and spectacular zip lines, the first will take you down to the bottom of the quarry where you will pick up your specialised vehicle for a magnificent quarry tour, before zip lining back one mile!
You will be going at speeds of around mph and you will be travelling ft above the mountain lake so be ready for a ride of a lifetime! Come and join us for a guided outdoor walking tour of the park covering the art and historical landscape. With our experienced guides, we will explore a range of sculpture on display, from monumental works by Henry Moore to inspiring pieces by Andy Goldsworthy and Barbara Hepworth.
The tour will last approximately one hour and suitable footwear must be worn please. We will meet in the YSP Centre just outside the shop at We also run a free raffle for all who attend existing members too with events as the prizes — just to add a touch of Spice to the evening. The plan is to welcome everyone, talk through the basics of Spice, and give you more info on the coming programme and an opportunity to book on events if you like. Disabled access is through the side entrance from Queens Court.
The nearest outdoor parking is opposite the Adelphi pub unless you get very lucky and get a space just outside the venue. Why not get a drink from the bar downstairs and then join us upstairs? The railway station is a 10 minute walk. We meet in the area to the right as you enter through the main door from Pond Hill. There is no parking along Goodramgate so use one of the car parks just outside of the walled shopping centre. We meet in the upstairs function room which is through the inner door and then up the stairs on your right.
Why not get a drink from the bar downstairs when you arrive and then join us upstairs? You can always find out more about Spice on our website at www. Once you have your membership number you can login to the website to book events. Spice Yorkshire www. Recommended New Members Events We understand it can be very daunting when you are a new member, or thinking about joining Spice. This is just a suggested pathway; you are of course welcome to dive into Spice on any event.
Look out also for our Easy and Evening Rambles for a gentle introduction to walking — walks are a great way of meeting a few people. More than just a bowling night, this is the night when friends old and new come together for a fun packed evening. Our dinner shuffles are a great way to meet lots of new people. We enjoy a three course meal each time, but we will ask everyone to change seats between each course so you will get more chances to chat with more people! The menus for these meals are on our website.
Please choose your meal and state your choices when booking. Curry club is a great way to start your weekend. Come along and enjoy a curry and a chat. For some of our curry clubs we meet an hour beforehand at a nearby pub. Check timings and meet places online. Quiz nights With a variety of themes, our quizzes are always fun and are one of our most popular social nights. Wednesday 13th July Elevator Quiz — You think you know the answer, but how confident are you?
The second Wednesday of each month is quiz night. Don't miss this fantastic experience at this bargain price. Ever fancied trying a little scuba diving? Did you join spice to try new experiences? Want to do something you can boast about to your workmates? This is a basic introduction to Scuba diving in the confines of a heated swimming pool, designed to introduce the complete beginner to the underwater world.
You will be introduced to the equipment and learn the all-important safety points. If you find any treasure amongst the wrecks, make sure you keep it to yourself! Rackets and shuttlecocks are provided. With a different theme each month. You are requested to select one track that, to you, best illustrates the theme under discussion. After each track, there will be a short time to comment. Please let us know your choice of track and the artist when booking.
A fun social night discussing one or two of the latest best sellers. We discuss different books each month. Please read the book before the event so you can join in the discussion! Many book clubbers arrive early around 6pm for tea if you want to join them! Our big Saturday night meet up with friends old and new. We meet once a month in Leeds and Sheffield for our Saturday night out. We will have a mystery offer on the night but to be eligible for the offer you must book on Spice in the City by the Tuesday beforehand.
You can book online or give us a call in the office to book. We meet from 8pm. Please note these venues are not hired exclusively. These events are free and a great way to start your weekend. Please book online so we know how many to expect! All the walk leaders we use are experienced and carry first aid and emergency equipment but all walkers must ensure that they are properly equipped for the conditions. If you are a newcomer to Spice Rambles, please feel free to contact the walk leaders through the Spice Office.
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The leaders will be happy to discuss the appropriate type of clothing and equipment for use on Spice walks but here are a few general points to bear in mind. No jeans or trainers, please. Any Spice Ramble of Grade 3 or harder may involve walking over open country, not necessarily over welldefined paths, and it should not be assumed that you are going for a stroll in the park.
You should wear warm clothing, preferably in the form of several layers, and all walkers must bring waterproof jackets and trousers. Happily, accidents and injuries are extremely rare but "injuries" are often caused by ill-fitting boots or inappropriate socks. A relatively minor injury out in the wilds can result in the walk being curtailed, so please ensure that you are happy with the fit of your boots and socks.
Bring liquids and a packed lunch. Even if the write up suggests a convenient pub stop, please do not take this for granted. Pubs have been known to be full or even closed. A Spice ramble is not a race. The leader's responsibility is to ensure the safety of all the party, so he will often have to spend time at the back of the group. All walkers should ensure that they do not lose contact with the leader. If you can't see the leader, please stop and wait.
Neither Spice nor the walk leaders can be held responsible if a walker sustains an injury whilst out of touch with the leader. Please be ready on time. There will be over 20 walkers taking part in a typical Spice ramble. The time specified in the newsletter is the Start time. If you are not ready to start walking promptly, you will be inconveniencing all those who had the foresight to get ready on time. Some rambles give a postcode near to the meet point; these are given for guidance only and members should not rely on Satnav systems to find the precise meet point for a walk.
Always take the printed directions and a map with you. Please remember that Spice cannot be held responsible for the security of the car parking. Please ensure that you take sensible precautions to protect your car and belongings. Well behaved dogs are welcome on most walks unless otherwise stated, but must be pre-booked - please write it on your booking form or in the notes when booking online if you are bringing dogs.
It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the dog is kept under control on a fixed lead with a length of no more than two metres at all times, and is not allowed to cause a nuisance. You must bring a suitable lead and use it. Dogs must not be allowed off the lead at any time unless agreed with the walk leader after consultation with the other walkers. Suitable only for strong, fit and experienced walkers.
Ascents and descents steep and rough. Previous hill walking experience advisable. Some rough ground on most walks. Rough stony ground may occur on some walks. Easy to moderate pace. Suitable for reasonably fit beginner. Good trainers OK. This evening we walk along The Classic Peak District ridge walk. The splendour will be magical on a hot summers evening, bring some snacks as we will be watching the sun set from the top of Mam Tor.
The crowds that flock here at the weekend will be absent allowing us to enjoy the amazing vistas in relative quiet. A pleasant ramble around the wood and fields in this attractive area of western Sheffield. We will walk through the edge of Ecclesall woods before heading across the fields to the Limb valley which we can follow back to the car park through Whirlow Brook park Grade: 4; Distance: miles. Join Roy and Linda for this grade 3 seven and a half miles Yorkshire Dales walk. These appear to be huge lumps of rock left balanced on smaller rocks by the ice age and subsequent erosion. The route then continues over Norber to lunch with a view.
The return to the heady delights of Clapham is via Trow Gill and a riverside section down Clapham Beck. Please dress appropriately, stout shoes or boots are recommended, warm, windproof and waterproof clothing is essential. Bring food and drink for the half way lunch stop. Well behaved dogs are welcome on this walk, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Starting from Langsett woods we walk along the beautiful beck known as the Little Don then following a track we head out to Langsett Moors.
Traversing this high flat ridge for couple of miles we reach the pack horse trail Cut Gate where we descend back to the Langsett woods. Grade: 2; Distance: 10 miles. The walk starts in Roundhay Park in north east Leeds. We skirt the famous lake before making our way through the woods and fields. The half way point stop is to the north, at a pub in the opulent village of Shadwell. The walk is short 4 mile tops and we usually go for a drink nearby afterwards.
Well behaved dogs are welcome on this walk but must be controlled on a leash less than 2m in length at all times. Grade: 4; Distance: 4 miles. Starting from near the Heritage Mills we start the climb steadily to the eastern side of the Derwent valley, the peaceful side, to contour round then climb to cross the Hearthstone Lane track to descend past Coombs wood to the hamlet of Lea. After a visit to the cafe at Lea Gardens we descend through Holloway, from here we descend to the canal and the Derwent Valley Heritage Way for the return through the tunnel, over the aqueduct, past the pumping station and the High Peak Junction back to the start.
Distance: 7 miles. Join Roy and Linda for this Grade 3, moderately easy, infamous, 8 mile Wharfedale ramble. The walk starts from the village of Conistone. A steep but quick scrambly ascent of Conistone Dibb sees us half way up the valley side with airy views of the valley up to Kettlewell. We follow a well-defined path northwards before descending to a lower parallel path for our return to Conistone via the famous hill that looks so much like a Pie that is named Conistone Pie! Grade: 3; Distance: 8 miles. We then can visit some of the follies built by the Fitzwilliam family in the grounds of the estate.
Grade: ; Distance: 8 miles fairly flat walking.
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Why not break the week up and join Roy for this short evening walk around Otley Chevin. This easy walk uses the Ebor Way and local forest tracks to circle the Chevin. By popular demand, this walk starts and finishes at a pub. The walk is 3 - 4 miles long and lasts for a couple of hours. Grade: 3; Distance: 3- 4 miles. The view from Monsal Head has to be one of the best in that part of the Peaks.
We start by descending to the river Wye with pretty views of the river and grand views of Monsal Head Viaduct. The walk then follows the Monsal Trail for a bit before following the river along Millers Dale and around the limestone cliffs at river level. The return uses more of the Monsal Trail and you have a choice of the high lever path at the top of the valley with stunning views or you could go through the tunnels for a flatter return. Distance: 6 miles. A walk in the heart of the White Peak with everything you would expect there — beautiful limestone dales with clear-running streams, fairytale pinnacles, castles, lovely expansive views and picture postcard villages with matching pubs and tea rooms overlooking Dovedale.
Then we amble down into Dovedale to visit the remains of Pilsbury Castle, an ancient Norman stronghold designed to protect the Dovedale routeway. We then stroll back along the valley to return to the cars. Somewhere along the way we will stop for a picnic, so please bring some sandwiches. Please bring your walking boots. This popular walk starts from Barden Bridge on the river Wharfe upstream from Bolton Priory and heads westward on good tracks over the moorland to the reservoirs of Barden Moor.
Shooting huts are available for our lunch stop shelter or shade if required. We then return to the Wharfe along the bridleway over Middle Hare Head. The final part of the walk is a riverside ramble up the Wharfe. Dogs are not allowed on this walk because of the grouse moor regulations. Starting from Grindleford station we first climb out of the valley via the wooded Padley Gorge, the old boundary between Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Following the stream with the waterfalls and the stone bed! We then follow the ridge to Higger Tor and to cross the head of the valley, follow the eastern edge above the rocks to enter the Longshaw Estate, a good cafe, follow paths past the lake and the parkland into the woods for the descent back to the start.
Distance: 10 miles. Finally the highlight of our walk, returning along the rocky outcrop of Wharncliffe Crags we have superb views west towards the Peak District, hopefully watching the setting sun. Another history walk with Ken. Ken's local knowledge is fascinating. Wednesday 3rd August at 7pm Church car park. Holmesfield is on the edge of Sheffield and the Peak District. The route takes us through ancient woods and along back lanes to historic houses and then across fields, with views over Sheffield and the Millthorpe valley.
There will be time to call in at one of the village pubs at the end of the walk. A route to enjoy the scenic ramble around Langsett reservoir, to the north of Sheffield, passing through woodland and farmland. We will also climb part of the way onto the moors, above the reservoir, hopefully the heather will be in full bloom, so that will add to the experience of the walk.
Passing back through North America to Midhopestones we make our way back to Langsett. There will be no pub stop on route though we can hopefully rectify that at the end. We will picnic on route. Grade: ; Distance: miles. Starting our walk along the awesome Torside Clough we visit a castle well a mound really then over to Shelf moor via Dog Rock we reach a trig point with plenty of shelter for lunch while admiring views over Glossop.
Finally on our way back we cross the moors via the cairn at Bleaklow head. There will be off path walking across open moorland hence dogs must be under close control at all times. Starting from Wye Dale to follow the river to Blackwell Mill then climb out of the valley with super views and follow the bridleway northward. Footpaths to Wormhill before the descent back to the river at Millers Dale station, at the viaduct we follow the river path now the Monsal Trail past Chee Tor and through the rocky and picturesque Chee Dale complete with the stepping stones back to the start.
Includes: pie and pea supper Join us for the traditional last evening ramble of the summer and enjoy a pie and pea supper in a welcoming friendly local pub. We will use the same venue as last year as it was very enjoyable. The walk will be a short sociable stroll around the pretty woods, streams and fields on the outskirts of Sheffield, before we retire to the comfort of the pub for our supper. Please state if you have any dietary requirements when you book. Grade: 4; Distance:3 miles.
The paths are good the wildlife profuse. Bring food and drink. A torch may be useful. The Sun Inn will welcome us after the walk. An easy walk in and around the or so acres of beautiful and historic parkland that is Chatsworth. Most of the walk is flat bring your walking boots, though , with a gentle incline up to a picnic point where we can sit and eat our sandwiches overlooking the whole of the estate. Grade: 4; Distance: 7 miles. He will then lead us on a guided tour of the estate including the surrounding villages and give us an insight into its history as well as how a historic estate is organized today.
Expect a couple of hours wandering with Sir Richard afterwards we can find somewhere nice for lunch together if you wish. The wonderful walk starts along the river Dove through Dovedale with its limestone cliffs and lots of trees which should still have lots of colours.
We take a break in the pretty village of Milldale and then return higher up with some lovely view over the dales. There is one significant climb which is out of Milldale. Join Roy for this 6 mile fun walk. This is a wonderfully entertaining day out. Scarecrows first took over the village of Kettlewell as part of a 'Fun Day' fundraising event for Kettlewell School in Due to the overwhelming support and enthusiasm of the village there were over scarecrows displayed around the village, in gardens, on roofs, in the churchyard etc.
The scarecrow figures were many and varied e. We meet back at the village hall for the answers and to enter the draw. Grade: ; Distance: 6 miles. Starting from the village of Calver we first follow the river Derwent downstream to Baslow, crossing the river at the old bridge for the climb gently to Gorsebank Lane and the path to Curbar. A steady climb below Curbar Edge and through the woods to join Froggatt Edge, descend the steep bank to join the easy riverside path back on the Derwent Valley Heritage Way all the way back to the start at Calver Mill.
Following the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production from the pen of the legendary awardwinning writing team Levinson and Link, whose work includes the mystery series Murder, She Wrote and Columbo. On the anniversary of that ill-fated night, Alex assembles the same cast and crew in the same theatre, for a reading of his new play.
But as the reading begins, it becomes clear that Alex believes that Monica was murdered and he intends to uncover her killer Please book early to secure your seat. Starting at Damflask reservoir we walk along the shore to Low Bradfield, a short ascent will take us up to the aptly named High Bradfield, where we can enjoy the view from the pub. Making our way passed what is reputed to be the remains of a Mott and Bailey castle, we cross the ridge before descending to Agden Reservoir.
A choice of routes can take us back to Damflask and a different route back to the start. Once we have climbed out of the village the going is fairly flat all the way across to our lunch stop amidst the spectacular wind sculpted rocks at Brimham Rocks. The return to Pateley Bridge is mostly a pleasant riverside ramble along the Nidd.
Grade: 3; Distance: 9 miles But when she starts seeing a colleague, Darren, her manager asks her to a meeting. Please book now as we can't hold tickets for long for theatre shows. Cancellations: Please note that we cannot offer any refund on theatre tickets unless we are able to resell them.
This is a great biking event for Spice. It is a specific day learning mountain biking skills rather than a ride out. Enjoy and experience the beautiful scenery and great off-road riding at Otley Chevin Forest Park and surrounding bridleways. It's a great way to start to develop the ability, confidence and safety awareness of Mountain Biking for all the family as well as individuals. Terrain is quite technical but not too demanding so general fitness is a must. During the day the course will cover the following:. Bike preparation [safety checks] Riding position Correct use of gears Braking [efficiently and safely] Ascending techniques [climbing] Descending techniques [coming down Includes: workshop leader, refreshments and a light lunch Come and enjoy this fun relaxed day packed with simple yet dynamic methods, including NLP, EFT Neuro Linguistic Programming and Emotional Freedom Technique Also be one of the first to be introduced to the brand new Inner Re-Patterning process!
You will come to know and totally manage your confidence. Then you can experience all the wonderful benefits of life you may have been missing out on. Why not come and take a walk with us on top of a Boeing Stearman Biplane. Your Wing Walking experience includes training, with you as the wing walker, on top of the Biplane smiling and waving to your friends below. For all of you that want to unleash an array of arrows from your horse!
This is a half-day session including a brief introduction on the ground where you will learn to nock your arrows, blind nocking and get used to firing with the designated horse bows. Then you will move from the ground to your horse and practise firing at the targets but this time from your moving horse. A m runway — 3 targets to hit Try and strike the Gold! No horse riding experience necessary. This event is shared with public bookings. Therefore, we cannot guarantee you will be with other Spicers. Within the safety of an enclosed arena with specially trained horses on the lunge rein you will learn the basics of classical vaulting techniques performing gymnastic manoeuvres on the back of a moving horse.
Anyone can do this — No riding experience necessary however you will need to be reasonably fit and agile. We start with a practice session, where we put the tank through its paces on the 1 mile track and firing range. We will alternate the 3 positions in the tank so that each person gets a chance to drive, a chance to load the gun and a chance to fire.
The gun is adapted to fire paintball ammunition, and can be fired with the hatch up or down. In battle, of course the hatch has to be down and aimed by periscope. For this part, teams will not be able to switch positions, so you will need to decide between you or toss a coin to decide who will drive, who will load and who will fire. Extras: food and drink Hopefully this will be England and A. Other, but, come what may, a chance to watch the final with friends, a beer and a meal. We have a table reserved with a view of the telly. Please be there by pm so you can order your food before the game begins.
Kick-off is at 8pm. The Bankers Draft is a Wetherspoons pub with a great selection of drinks and a huge range of meals on the food menu. Includes: three course meal and much laughter! Everything that can go wrong will. The cast even look like Basil, Sybil and Manuel! Cancellations: Please note that we cannot offer refunds on this event unless we are able to resell your place. Full events If an event is fully booked you can add yourself to the waitlist either by ringing the office or by clicking on Add to Wait List on the event screen online.
If someone cancels or if we are able to book more places we will contact those on the wait list in turn by phone or email. Derventio Brewery resides adjacent to the river Derwent and within the 18th-Century mills of Darley Abbey, producing cask and bottled beers such as Cleopatra and a selection of winter beers. The tour of this small brewery takes about 2 hours. A Via Ferrata was originally used as a safe system of climbing across rocky surfaces and getting men from one location to another. They were first built for soldiers to climbing to access vantage points in the mountains of Europe during the war.
Put yourself to the test on this challenging activity at How Stean Gorge. Wearing climbing safety harness and helmet you will start your Ultimate Via Ferrata adventure on the practice route. First, you cross the beam over the gushing water below. The next stage is to climb across the gorge walls using a network of metal cables. There are hot showers, changing facilities and a restaurant onsite so you can freshen up as soon as the activity is over!
Includes: Your first drink in the Black Swan Extras: additional drinks Come and join us for a bar crawl with a difference. Tonight we will be visiting pubs with the name of an animal or bird in their name. We will meet in the Black Swan on Call Lane and stay there until pm when we will move on. Don't be late as we'll be moving promptly at that time and please arrive in good time to get your free drink. The Black Swan serves food if you want to arrive a bit earlier and eat first. Pizzas on the ground floor and a restaurant on the 1st floor serving Yorkshire grub.
Chatsworth is a truly wonderful place, acknowledged by being twice voted the Country's Favourite National Treasure. The tour explores the painted hall, chapel, state rooms, sculpture gallery and you also get the opportunity to visit the Victorian theatre as part of your tour. After this, our tickets will allow us to enjoy the Estate as tourists for the remainder of the day. The Spice flights are designed to take you to a height of ft or cloudbase — whichever comes first towed behind a CAA approved tug microlight, in the company of an experienced BHPA qualified tandem hang gliding instructor.
Total flight time is approx. Important booking condition: Please note that if you do not get to fly on the day booked, you will be issued with a voucher to re book at your convenience. These vouchers are non-refundable under normal circumstances. These flights are with an instructor, in a dual controlled microlight, so you can have a go with the controls if you wish or just sit back and enjoy the experience! The experience starts with a full briefing on safety procedures, the equipment we use and flying the microlight.
The flight counts as a training flight, so if you want to continue flying by taking up a full course you already have some time under your belt which will count towards your full qualification. In the air, the views are out of this world. Skimming past the clouds, flying high, swooping down, simply unwinding and watching the ground go by, the sense of freedom is complete.
Without an enclosed cockpit and complicated controls you become part of the machine. Microlighting has one of the best safety records in air transport.
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Flying with an instructor and towed up by a winch to around feet, you can either help to pilot the paraglider, or just sit back and admire the views of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The experience starts with a full briefing on safety procedures, the equipment and flying your glider then builds to a minute flight depending on conditions. Technology now allows packs so compact and light that it is possible for experts to climb a mountain then jump from the top — gliding serenely back to earth!
This is a great way to get started. The day is designed to provide all the information you need to decide if flying is for you and they are normally able to get students flying low solo flights by the end of the day. This is also the way to start if you are interested in Paramotoring, as you need to be able to paraglide before you can progress to the motors. If this interests you, let the team know and they will be able to show you some motor units and let you try them on during the day. Includes: tuition and equipment hire. Tea and coffee The session includes tuition, equipment hire and insurance.
The session is fun and easy-going. Most importantly we will get you shooting safely and relatively! We will introduce you to some expressions used in archery and teach you how to score and we will host a mini-competition. On occasion we have been known to shoot at balloons during these sessions! The session will last for around two hours depending on the group size.
Please note that we are unlikely to have access to toilets during the event. In the event of high winds or constant rain we will cancel the event on the day. Killer Pool is a good way of keeping everyone involved in the game. It is to a large extent a game of chance and is intended to level out skill differences somewhat.
Zipworld Velocity - Ultimate Zipline Experience.. So why should you travel to Wales for this one? The Zip World site contains two specially constructed and spectacular zip lines, the first will take you down to the bottom of the quarry where you will pick up your specialised vehicle for a magnificent quarry tour, before zip lining back one mile! You will be going at speeds of around mph and you will be travelling ft above the mountain lake so be ready for a ride of a lifetime!
We invite you to step into a s world of gramophones, tree felling and tea dances. You are welcome to take along a picnic to this outdoor performance. Please do not take any glass. Location: We meet in the Forest Visitor Centre car park. Then we will walk as a group along the Ellerburn Trail to the performance site. This walk will take around 30 or 40 minutes. The performance starts at 2pm. The two hour session will give you some dry land training before seeing you join club members on the boat where you will all be given a chance on the training bar by the side of the boat.
This means that the ski instructors on the boat can give you help to hopefully get you up on the skis! For those of you have already have some experience of water skiing or those that show they have the capability, there is the opportunity to ski behind the boat. How to book The easiest way to book is on our website at www.
You can pay by credit or debit card. Alternatively, book over the phone on After the racing, Vernon Kay will perform a 90 minute live DJ set. Your ticket includes entrance to the Grandstand enclosure. The first race is at , and the last at , followed by 90 minutes with Vernon Kay. Includes: entrance to the grounds Extras: refreshments Today we will have a look around the Abbey which should take about an hour and a half and then we will meet around 1pm to have some lunch.
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company with Spice for an evening of Regency wonderment as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exquisite. Follow the sisters as they find their path and lose their hearts under a beautiful summer sky in their quest to find the perfect balance of sense and sensibility. This beautiful story of undying love is brought alive under a summer sky at one of the most exquisite open-air venues in the UK.
We'll meet at pm when the gates open. Bring along a chair to sit on and a contribution to a group picnic. The show starts at pm. Everyone will have a flight in a two seat glider with a qualified instructor. The glider will be launched by winch and the flight will last for around 5 or 6 minutes and you will be encouraged to fly the glider yourself! You should arrive at the gliding club as close to 6pm as possible.
Flying will start at around pm and continue until everyone has flown or until dark. We fly people in the order in which they arrive and sign the club membership form. The clubhouse and bar will be open, but alcohol will not be served to anyone intending to fly, prior to flying. When all flying has finished then we can get together and recount the experiences of the evening.
The Weather: What happens if the weather is poor? If we have to cancel your evening or if only a few people fly due to bad weather then we will reschedule your visit for another date. We cannot fly if it is foggy, constant heavy rain or very strong winds. If it looks like there will be no possibility of flying we will contact you during the day. Picnic: You're welcome to bring along a picnic to eat while you await your turn, but it must be eaten outdoors and of course all rubbish must be taken away with you.
Spectators are welcome to come along too. For the most up to date event list and current availability, check our website at www. Their expert Instructor will talk to us about which wine should be paired with certain cheese. We will taste 3 wines with cheese and this will be followed with another glass of wine together with sharing boards of cheese and charcuterie. We have exclusive use of the venue and the full service bar will be open throughout the tasting and afterwards.
Today we are guest of Fluid Concept. Fluid Concept Surfboards has been around since Today we try a Beginner surf lesson. This lesson is aimed at first timers. We'll teach you basic water and beach safety, how to carry and use your surfboard safely, paddling your board and catching a wave, a good warm up routine and of course how to stand on your board easier said than done. The lessons we offer at the surf school are all 2 hours long but we ask you to arrive about 30 minutes before your lesson starts so you have time to change and pick up your equipment.
After the lesson we set aside some time for a chat and feedback or on any surf related subject you like. We have changing facilities at the shop and a nice hot kettle for the essential post surf cuppa, but please note there are no showers. Includes: 2 course meal of starter and main Extras: desserts and drinks Come and join us for a Saturday evening meal at this popular restaurant in the Centre of Leeds. A chance to unleash your inner McIlroy, Faldo or Player depending on your generation!
A nine hole pitch and putt session with any standard accepted. Cosmo serve over dishes carefully prepared in small batches to ensure they are always fresh. We invite you to take a gastronomic journey through different countries and cultures, so you can discover the most authentic flavours of the world. Once you have ten stamps in your passport you will receive a bottle of wine.
Don't worry if you don't already have a Spice Dines Passport as your coordinator will provide one on the night.
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If this will be your tenth meal, then please let us know in advance so we can bring your wine along. Join us in Huddersfield for our two course Lebanese meal at this popular restaurant. The trek is designed for beginners or novice riders; it will be a very gentle ride on trained horses accompanied by escorts on foot for those that wish. Non Riders are welcome. Then take to the water to see if it floats, sinks or if you drift away to the far side of the lake. Depending on numbers we may split into up to three teams and have a competition. Whose raft will stay together? Who can paddle it along and do they have any control over the direction?
This challenge is a great team building exercise so come along and have a go. You will require a change of clothing you're going to get wet , and a pair of old trainers or wet shoes and towel. Showers are available on site. Please ring for a weather check before leaving home.
The group will be limited to 8 people so that the instructor in a kayak can let you do as much or as little as you individually want on the day. We have chosen Pugneys with its flat water, to make your introduction to kayaking as trouble free as possible. You will not even be asked to capsize the bit everyone always seems to remember! You will require a change of clothing the water runs down the paddle and up your sleeves! Instead of our traditional Summer Ball, this year we are having a more informal party night. The dress code tonight is smart but informal with no jeans or trainers please.
The evening will start at pm with the buffet being served at pm. We'll enjoy a 3 course buffet as below: and then dance the night away to the sounds of DJ John until midnight. For those of you who don't know him John is an ex-Spice member and has provided many a great Spice disco. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Please call the office if you wish to book a guest for the party and accommodation. A Fabulous ride taking in some of the most beautiful hills and dales of the central peaks.
After a short ride along the trail to get our legs spinning we will head up and over Longstone Edge to Eyam. We then meander along tracks and lanes to Tideswell where we will stop for a bite of lunch. We then ride to Priestfield for the final 10 km off road section back to Hassop station and a well-earned cake and a cuppa in the cafe. Grade: 2; Distance: 28 miles on some of the central Peaks classic tracks and Trails. A sheepdog is an intelligent thinking animal and is capable of making its own decisions when the line of duty calls for instant reaction to certain situations.
The Sheepdog Experience is not about rushing into a field and trying to move sheep from one area to another with a dog you hardly know and with no skill or feeling involved. It is about the skills involved, the history of the breed, the basic instincts, understanding the working mind of the collie and of learning to harmonise with it. The Sheepdog Experience gives you the opportunity to learn as much as possible about farming, sheep, Sheepdogs and trialling.
You will also be surprised at how much you learn about communication and confidence and if you have a dog of your own you will pick up tips on training. Golcar farm is not a show farm, it is a working farm, our dogs are all working dogs and although they will try to make you work they will also make you laugh.
Relax, learn and have fun with a bunch of cheeky happy collies. Chapterhouse Theatre Company proudly presents The Railway Children, the unforgettable and heart-warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The lives of three children are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. Finding a new home in a beautiful but isolated village the children make new friends and discover the wonders of the Yorkshire hills and the railway lines scattered throughout them.
We'll meet at 6pm when the gates open. Tonight we return to this lovely restaurant to enjoy a 2 course meal. After seeing Mark Fenton's ability to gently coax even the most frightened, or physically disadvantaged people into achieving brilliant outdoor feats, I started these special sessions which have proved extremely popular! You just need to bring a little faith, and the will to succeed! Mark will get you to overcome any fears by building up your confidence gradually.
First we get used to the equipment and how to use it on a few very short descents, before tackling some bigger abseils if you feel able. Everyone seems to love these busy little creatures. A meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats have proved so charming, curious and wise looking. This is a private 1 hour session to meet the hand raised Meerkats for an interactive and memorable experience.
Includes: two games of bowling, shoe hire, prize for the winner Tonight we will play two games of ten pin bowling each and the highest overall score will win a prize. It shouldn't be too competitive - just a friendly social night out! Selected drinks are at half price tonight! Please make sure you ask to include the tram. Includes: 3 course meal Extras: drinks Twice voted "Happiest place to live in the UK", Harrogate's charming, laid-back nature offers a true North Yorkshire welcome.
And what better springboard to explore its unique atmosphere and distinctive charms than the Hotel du Vin, the most luxurious of hotels in Harrogate. Sitting opposite the beautiful open grassland of The Stray is the Harrogate Hotel du Vin, fashioned from a row of Georgian houses in the distinctive old town. Tonight we will enjoy a 3 course meal at this French styled hotel. This is a fun opportunity for people who never thought they could be a rock climber, to have a go at various rock skills within a very supportive group.
As usual, anyone can have a go, as you don't have to be superfit, and all equipment is provided. You are in safe hands with our excellent instructors who will encourage you yet promise not to put you in any situation that you are uncomfortable. Climbing brings out the child in all of us. It is an enormous sense of achievement to reach the top. If you lose your grip or have to give in, you can relax in the security that you're well secured by the belay team. If there is time, Mark will also let you have a go with the Micro ladders. These are the type used in caves and by mountaineers on difficult expeditions.
Learning the techniques is quite a giggle — find out why! Bring your own chair and refreshments. Dress for the weather Join Lemuel Gulliver on a fantastical and hilarious voyage into the unknown… Meet the tiny people of Lilliput and the giants of Brobdingnag; visit the floating island of Laputa and a country peopled or horsed? This performance is in the open-air and will continue in all weather bar a full-blown tempest. Please bring a picnic and something to sit on.
Log in to Facebook and search for Spice Yorkshire to find our fan page and connect with your Spice friends, or go directly to facebook. Extras: food and drink Another treasure hunt, but with a twist. At the time of writing we are trying to organise a meal for afterwards. Further details as soon as we know! So come and join Karen for a delicious Full English at the Lock 22 Cafe followed by a leisurely stroll along the canal to Huddersfield. The walk will be about 6 miles there and back along the flat canal tow path with a drinks stop in Huddersfield and an ice cream stop back in Slaithwaite.
We will be walking at a steady pace but if anybody doesn't want to walk there and back there is always the train back to Slaithwaite. Although the walk is along the tow path it can get muddy in places so we do recommend wearing walking boots or sturdy footwear. Come and cycle up the shaking mountain Mam Tor with great views of the Edale valley and Kinder Scout.
This is a fantastic ride in one of the most picturesque parts of the Peak District National Park taking in Castleton, Mam Tor, Edale and Jagger Clough on a combination of quiet roads and bridleways. The route has been designed to make the climbing as easy as possible but as we will be climbing ft over the whole ride so the climbing will not be total painless. But we will be rewarded with some great riding and fabulous views over this beautiful part of the Peak District.
This is a grade 3 ride so there will be one or two technical sections on the bridleways however they are fairly short and can be quite easily walked. Bike hire will NOT be available for this ride. Grade: 3; Distance: miles depending on the weather and how we feel on the day. Includes: half hour beginners horse riding lesson Join us at Grenoside Equestrian Centre for a half hour horse riding lesson aimed at beginners.
Please be sure to arrive by am to get fitted with a riding hat and fill in the necessary paperwork. We will then be split into two groups of four for the session with one group watching while the other group takes part. You will have half an hour each on the horses in the 40m x 20m outdoor arena.
Maximum weight limit for this event is 14st. Please state your height and weight when booking.
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For vegetarians we have the option of spinach and ricotta canneloni served with salad and garlic bread. Why not join the Spice team at the Manchester Gauntlet Games. The Gauntlet Games is a hilarious obstacle course race taking place at Heaton Park where we will run or walk 5k taking on a series of 20 inflatable, water and climbing obstacles, with real Gladiators!
Swing on our rope swing onto the giant air bag to the finish line. The team members will help and encourage each other round the course to ensure that we finish as a team. Full joining details will be sent to those participating. No need to fry on the beach when you can glide in the bay!
No need for previous experience, as full instruction will be given. Feel the wind in your sails as you glide across the water using only the power of nature and in absolute silence! Please bring with you: shampoo, shower gel, towel etc, swimming clothes to go under wetsuit, old plimsolls or trainers to wear on feet. All other equipment and wetsuit is provided, please state your size when booking. Ring for a weather check before leaving home.