Many tourism and hospitality businesses offer flexible vouchers with long validity – giving plenty of time to plan for an adventure and giving you or your loved ones something to look forward to. All can be purchased online from the comfort of your own home. Detailed below are some ideas of experiences in Wales to inspire you. Contact the attractions, hotels and restaurants directly to book stays, visits and vouchers.
For adrenaline lovers give the gift of adventure! North Wales has been given the title of the adventure capital of Europe, thoroughly deserved due to the wide range of thrilling activities that are sure to get your heart racing. Try the fastest zip line in the world at Zip World or experience a fast RibRide boat trip. Take an epic train ride to the top of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) for breathtaking views on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Or check out these other exhilarating adventure and activities experiences to remember in Wales.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
In 2020 and 2021, the popular programme moved from its home in the Australian jungle, to the beautiful Gwrych Castle near Abergele in North Wales. For super-fans of the programme, why not offer them an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the celebrities, by offering unique, adventurous activities in North Wales such as climbing and abseiling experiences, a helicopter tour over Wales, or a stay at a (nearby, warm and luxurious) castle - Bodelwyddan.
If you want to 'get someone into here!', you can pick up Gwrych Castle gift vouchers on their website, or for the more adventurous person in your life, a Whizzard Helicopter gift certificate will get them up in the air.
Spa and wellness breaks
Is there any better gift than giving someone the chance to relax and unwind from it all at one of Wales’ many luxurious spa hotels next year?
St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot, boasts one of the best views from an infinity pool in the UK, while the ‘aqua beds’ at voco® St David’s hotel in Cardiff provide the ultimate relaxation. To enjoy wonderful views across Eryri (Snowdonia) and Anglesey, try Bodysgallen Hall near Llandudno, or unwind by delving into Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa’s mud therapy chamber... Vouchers can be purchased online for all.
Something a bit different? How about a traditional warm seaweed bath in a wooden whisky barrel overlooking the stunning Menai Straits? Wild Seaweed Baths by Halen Môn operate between April and October - you can book sessions and buy vouchers from their website.
To give the present of pampering, buy vouchers for St Brides Spa, choose a luxury spa gift from voco® St David’s or pick a spa treatment at Lake Vyrnwy Spa. For more inspiration take a look some of our favourite spa breaks in Wales.
Weekend city breaks
Craving a visit to a bustling, cosmopolitan town or city filled with bars, restaurants and shops?
A city break in Wales can be a great option – with unique experiences such as spectacular castles, national museums, Victorian shopping arcades and a sophisticated food scene. Book onto a town and city sightseeing tour and discover some truly unique places to visit.
For those looking for an unusual gift, try a weekend away somewhere a little quirky. Yurt? Tipi? Italianate village?
Wales has an array of places to stay. Stunning, world-renowned Portmeirion, the Italianate village on the North Wales coast, has attracted guests ranging from H.G. Wells to The Beatles. Queen Victoria succumbed to the charms of Ynyshir – now home to a two Michelin stars restaurant, and the splendid Llangoed Hall, once owned by designer Laura Ashley’s husband Sir Bernard Ashley, is said to be the site of the first Welsh parliament in AD 560. Discover more of our unique places to stay.
Wine, spirits, beer and cider tasting tours
What’s your favourite tipple? Wine, beer, cider, gin, whisky, ale?
Get your loved one a tour of one of Wales’ many vineyards, distilleries and breweries as a gift this year. Penderyn Distillery in the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) is hugely popular, as is Aber Falls in Abergwyngregyn on the north coast. The beautiful Llanerch Vineyard offers a range of gift vouchers, including vouchers for a luxurious overnight stay at the hotel, a tour and tasting experience and meal vouchers. Go behind the scenes to discover how Welsh beer and ale is made or enjoy a wine tasting experience, and combine it with a weekend away.
Wales is home to epic mountain bike trails and thrilling cycle routes. All across the country you’ll find superb facilities for riders and their bikes. Looking for a new hobby?
BikePark Wales near Merthyr Tydfil, is home to the UK’s longest and most exciting beginner descending mountain bike trail, as well as more advanced trails for the more experienced riders, and Antur Stiniog offers a thrilling experience for anyone visiting the north. The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales in Newport is one of only five indoor velodromes in the UK. For the biking enthusiast in your life, treat them to an extra special present with a cycling and mountain biking break in Wales.