Gifts with a twist

Treat your loved ones to a wonderful experience this year

Dazzling new show

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Dazzling new show

Dazzling new show

Moulin Rouge! The Musical has arrived in London’s West End. Step into a world of romance and glamour in 19th-century Paris, where bohemians, socialites, rogues and aristocrats revel in lavish decadence. The award-winning musical tells the tale of writer Christian who falls for Satine, the star courtesan of the extravagant Moulin Rouge. But when nightclub owner Harold Zidler gets involved, a dangerous and doomed love triangle plays out. Featuring Lady Marmalade and many of the original hits from the film – plus additional songs from Adele, Rihanna, Beyoncé – this is a real extravaganza.

• Coach tour operator Omega Breaks offers packages from just £159pp, including return coach travel from a wide range of pick-up points across the country, one night’s B&B accommodation, a ticket to the show and free time in London to explore. Available on 27 January, 24 February and 17 March 2022 with more dates expected to be added. Based on two sharing. To book, visit Omegabreaks.com or call 03332 342 458.

Cooking masterclass

Cooking masterclass

Treat a budding chef to a cookery class at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School in London. They can choose which cuisine to master, from North Indian thali to filled pasta. After picking up tips and tricks, enjoy a delicious meal. The experience for two costs £128. To book, visit Attractiontickets.com

Gin experience

Gin Masterclass

The stunning Bombay Sapphire Distillery, situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, has recently undergone a series of swanky upgrades to its experiences, including a new cinema room and interactive cocktail room. Book the tour and personalise your own G&T, or purchase a Gin Masterclass led by a specially trained gin expert, where you’ll learn how to expand your cocktail-making skills.

• The gin experience costs Gin Masterclass costs £45 per adult. To book the experiences or purchase vouchers, visit Shop.bombaysapphire.com

Weekend with Mickey

Weekend with Mickey

What better place to celebrate the end of the year together or surprise the kids than with a trip to Disneyland Paris? There is going to be so much to see and do this holiday season, from a brand-new Christmas parade to the return of the night-time spectacular Disney Illuminations. And of course the Christmas tree will take pride of place, glittering with a thousand lights. The fun starts from 13 November and runs through until 9 January. Santa Claus will also be present at the park through to 25 December.

• Book with Walt Disney Travel Company International and enjoy a two-night stay at Disneyland Paris from £398 per person (based on two adults and two children aged three to 11), including accommodation at the three-star Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne with access to the Disney Parks for three days and return Eurostar travel via Lille. To book, visit Disneyholidays.co.uk or call the Disney Experts on 0800 169 0737.

Chin chin!

Chin chin!

Three Choirs – one of the oldest and largest English vineyards – is offering gift vouchers to go towards a peaceful retreat located midway between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. All guests will be offered an unforgettable grape-to-glass experience, with a vineyard tour and wine-tasting session as part of their overnight booking. Breakfast is also included, with the option to upgrade and enjoy a bottle of wine and selection of small plates in the ambient brasserie. The vineyard is nestled deep in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, where its vines drape across 75 acres of south-facing slopes, and the hills create a perfect micro-climate for growing flavoursome grapes. Unlike most English vineyards, Three Choirs grow and produce both high-quality still and sparkling wines, with its very own winery on site.

• Vouchers range from £10-£50 and can be used for tours and tasting sessions, overnight stays, or a meal in the brasserie, and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. To buy a voucher or book a visit, go to Three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk

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Words: Carly Honeyfield

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