My Ultimate Bucket List Ideas #Review

My Ultimate Bucket List Ideas #Gifted

Enjoy life to the full, I say! To help you live it up, I have created my ultimate top ten bucket list ideas, so you can indulge and have maximum fun vibes.

Exclusive Cambridge Culture tour – Traditional Punting Company Cambridge

Prepare to explore and experience Cambridge is first class style with your very own private punting expedition. The 90 minute guided tour, along the college backs, is the perfect outdoor activity in Cambridge.

Your personal tour guide will have a wealth of extensive local knowledge and include local residents, historians and scholars. You will be amused with fun anecdotes, facts while enjoying the amazing architecture of Cambridge.

Highlights include the iconic Cambridge colleges; Clare college, King’s college, Magdalene college, Queens’s college, St John’s, Trinity college, Trinity hall and if that is not enough there is also opportunity to spot many famous bridges including the Mathematical and bridge of sigh’s to name a few.

You thought that was it, well let me sweeten the situation, as you can also order an add on a beautifully boxed Harriet’s Afternoon tea to enjoy while bobbing around on the Cambridge waterways.

Experience the traditional age of Steam – Dining with Distinction East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is a volunteer organisation, run through passion, determination and sheer grit keeping part of Britain’s railway heritage alive and steaming!

At the Bolton Street Station stop at Bury you can immerse yourself in the traditional age of steam and learn all about our historical industrial heritage.

Whistle blown, so all aboard, one of the beautifully restored Pullman carriages, for the experience of a lifetime, a fabulous festive Feast on one of the East Lancashire Railways Steam hauled trains.

The East Lancashire Railway Dining with Distinction service team know how to pull out the stops with all the bells and whistles. Expect only the very best with crisp white lining, luxurious furnishings.

Indulge in your Football Fantasy – Manchester Victoria and Albert Hotel

The Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert is the perfect place to enjoy a business or leisure stay right in the heart of the city centre, with onsite facilities including a restaurant, bar and riverside terraces, so you are spoilt for choice.

Immediately on arrival not only do you notice the stunning Grade II property details and structure with many of the original wood beams and metal columns still in place which makes the place feel like a home away from home feel, but the staff warmly welcome you with open arms which is always welcomed.

Football Fantasy at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert, well excitingly the hotel now has a range of Manchester United Suites, including the marvellous Manchester United Trebble Suite.

This suite is all about the details and after a long travel it was nice to see a full complimentary tea tray with tea, coffee, bottled water and some biscuits too, so it was time to unpack, sit back and enjoy this super suite.  Celebrate like champions!

Feel Romance in the Clouds – The London Eye

London city, by the Thames River, is the location of the lovely London Eye which has become the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction, winning over 85 awards for national and international tourism, engineering achievement and outstanding architectural quality, impressive stuff! 

At 135m, The London Eye, launched in 2000, is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel created and designed by Marks Barfield Architects.

The Romantic Cupids Pod package which included a 30-minute rotation in a Private pod for 2 guests (18 years of age or older), Bottle of Pommery Rosé Champagne, Luxury box of Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles, Personal London Eye host and Priority boarding.

Just needed to head over to the VIP check in area, that is well sign posted, and you are nearly ready to go up, up and away.

Relive Royal history – The Royal Yacht Brittania

All aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia, a Royal residence for over 40 years, who sailed over 1,000,000 nautical miles on 968 state visits with the Royal Family, excitingly is now a five-star visitor attraction, voted Best UK Attraction by Which? Magazine, located in Edinburgh.

This fabulous floating palace is stepped in historical Royal providence and charm providing visitors a unique opportunity to experience life aboard from the perspective of the Royal Family and also the 220 hardworking and dedicated crew of Royal Yachtsmen.

Afternoon tea, The Royal Yacht Britannia have a terrific Tearoom which provides breath-taking views while you indulge in a range of freshly prepared savoury and sweet treats such as a traditional cream tea and of course there is plenty of champagne, so you can raise a glass to Her Majesty The Queen.

Feel like a Celebrity and be a VIP – Alton Towers Resort Hotel and Theme Park

Set in over 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Alton Towers resort which has three onsite hotels, and 40 world class rides and attractions is an absolute must do!

With bucket list in mind, lets breakout the magic and sprinkle some sparkle on what already is an outstanding holiday resort. Theme park planning and preparation was provided by our all singing all dancing VIP Park host Mr Dylan.

Dylan navigated us through the park in record time, meaning no queuing, no fuss, no faff providing us with maximum fun, fun and more fun.

Park completed, you all know one day is not enough, so let’s pick up the pace and check into the Alton Towers Hotel for the weekend.

The Alton Towers hotel offers many room types, but the Arabian nights suite with all the trimmings including your own private whirlpool hot tub makes your stay next level.

Ooo and did I mention special celebrations, Alton Towers have you covered, from cards, champagne, balloons and birthday cakes, let the team make it an Arabian night to remember.

Raise the Roof Llandudno style – St Georges Hotel Rooftop rooms

North Wales, destination lovely Llandudno, for a super sunny seaside staycation.  The St George’s Hotel Llandudno sits in a prominent position on the promenade and is proudly Llandudno’s first luxury seafront hotel.

Reach new heights and Raise the Roof and enjoy one of the St George’s delightful Deluxe Sea-View Rooms with balcony. Offering breath-taking panoramic views of the Llandudno seaside resort from the highest point of the hotel – The Rooftop.

Sunshine, blue skies, birds and balcony drinks, the perfect way to enjoy your own exclusive and private balcony space.

Enjoy some Rest and Relaxation – Rena Spa at the Iconic Midland Hotel Manchester

Ready for some rest, relaxation, and zen vibes well you are in the right place, as the Rena Spa located within the iconic Midland Hotel in the heart of Manchester City centre has all you need for some much deserved you time.

Offering a range of packages, The Rena spa has something to suit everyone.  We opted for the Indulgence Spa Day which included a 50-minute treatment, Afternoon Tea, a glass of bubbly, Robes and Slippers for use while in the spa.

Now after all that pampering, things get next level as included within our package was a Royale Champagne Afternoon Tea to be served in the famous and iconic Midland Hotel tearooms with Champagne bubbles all the way of course!

Live like Rockstar Royalty – Hardrock Hotel London

Situated in London city, steps from Hyde park, there are some Rockstar accommodations where you can bed down and explore London like a true legend.

Room offerings include standard, family and suites, but if you want to play your way to the top of the rock charts, you must opt for a Rock Royalty offering.

As a Rock Royalty resident, you are provided with a full programme of complimentary additional extras such as access to the Rock Royalty Lounge, that has a whole range of included food and beverage offerings such as the Rock your Tea – Afternoon Tea experience.

Grab your guitar, pick up the mic and enjoy rocking on through the capital city of London.

Be a Royal Guest – Blackpool Tower Circus

Ooo we do like to be beside the seaside or we do like to be beside the sea…have you guessed, we have arrived at one of Blackpool’s iconic attractions – The Blackpool Tower.

Situated on the front of Blackpool’s promenade, the Blackpool Tower really is the heart and soul of the seaside destination.

Go all out and get ready to be crowned, as you take your seat in the VIP Blackpool Tower Circus Royal Box. A private enclosed box for up to 6 persons where you can watch the legendary circus performance in the lap of luxury.

Prepare to be dazzled by the amazing and phenomenal circus performers and there will be plenty of Oooos, ahhhhs and many giggles that is for sure

Included in the experience are a soft drink and snack per person and in my opinion the best part a crown to wear and take home, it’s just fun and fabulous.

Explore York in 5 Star Suite Style – Grand Hotel York

York city centre, there lies a 5 star experience like no other, The Grand Hotel, a visit is a must to be believed. A destination is it’s own right with beautiful accommodations and an onsite spa, restaurant and bar.

Personally, the hotel is fabulousness all year round, but for me Christmas has extra bells, because the hotel is decked out in all the Christmas trimmings.

Our executive suite accommodations even had our very own Christmas tree, a fully stocked complimentary mini-bar, along with a Champagne and chocolate platter welcome.

You have probably already gathered, The Grand Hotel York are all about those details and bespoke touches. Extra experiences can be arranged by the onsite concierge team; for example an amazing Champagne Afternoon tea in your very own private bubble pod on the terrace, a super summer activity to do.

Ride a vintage 1966 Routemaster bus in Edinburgh – Red Bus Bistro

Get on board with the Red Bus Bistro, a brand who offer a unique dining experience, an Afternoon tea tour on a fabulous vintage 1966 Routemaster bus right in the heart of Edinburgh.

Red Bus Bistro’s routemaster RML 2549 originally started service in 1966, fitted with a new engine in 1991, refurbished in 1992 and went through a variety of sales and owners until Red Bus Bistro became the proud owners, who converted and spruced the vehicle up with the help of South East Coachworks.

The 70 – 90 minute tour takes in all Edinburgh’s key attractions including the old town, Palace of Holyrood house and of course Edinburgh Castle, all while you sit back, relax and indulge in Afternoon Tea delights.

Wind down and Feel those waves of relaxion at The Wave Garden Spa – Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Wind down from your busy schedule, forget those everyday stresses and strains, at the very impressive Wave Garden & Spa situated in North Wales.

A gorgeous garden oasis of calm and tranquillity, the perfect place to enjoy the bubbles both in the jacuzzi and also a nice chilled glass of Champagne of course!

Get all snug and cosy in your robes and explore the chill out areas and get all hot and steamy in the Barrel sauna. Why not indulge in a treatment, I can tell you it is well worth it, I was so relaxed and zen during treatment I actually feel asleep!

Feel like 007 James Bond on the York Waterways – City Cruises York

Become captain of your very own vessel and cruise your way down the river Ouse York, in style.  Enjoy the brilliant bridges and York’s stunning sights and amazing atmosphere, as you bob down the river Ouse.

In your self drive motorboat, that can accommodate 8 people, explore York’s sights seamlessly, as the Vikings once did.

Hire is by the half hour or full hour and City Cruises York have fourteen Red Boats in total, their names are Josephine, Angie, Leonie, Sarah, Yvette, Kathryn, Alice-May, Lucy, Tina, Heather, Ellen, Rebecca, Emma and Penny!

After your adventure you could even book one of the additional foodie cruises and indulge in lunch, dinner or an afternoon tea.

Hopefully, my review has given you lovely readers some inspiration for your bucket list and all that’s now left to say is have fun and enjoy!

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx


Things to do in Lovely Llandudno with the St George’s Hotel #Review

Things to do in Lovely Llandudno with the St George’s Hotel #Gifted

Wonderful Wales a stunning scenic setting for the perfect breakaway.  Lovely Llandudno Bay located in Conwy North Wales provides people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy a taster of what Wales has to offer.

With friendly folk, stunning scenery with their beautiful beaches, marvellous mountains and coastlines, amazing activities, fabulous food and awesome accommodations what’s not to like.

Where to Stay

The St George’s Hotel Llandudno sits in a prominent position on the promenade and is proudly Llandudno’s first luxury seafront hotel with the red carpet rolled out ready for your arrival along with a warm welcome from the wonderful St George’s team.

Literally just a hop, step and a jump away from the beach, the St George’s hotel has hosted many conferences and seven British Prime Ministers including Churchill!

Get ready to enjoy some you time and indulgence yourself in opulence and luxury for a stay you will never forget.

The St George’s Hotel offers a whole range of accommodation types, but why not take things up a notch, go next level and Raise the Roof by staying in one of the St George’s most plush room types; The Rooftop delightful Deluxe Sea-View Rooms with balcony.

Where to Dine 

No matter the time-of-day St George’s have you covered, and you can dine in style, sophistication, but yet still providing a relaxed atmosphere.

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in their onsite restaurant which provides an expansive food and drinks menu with something to suit everyone.

Fancy chilling well why not opt for some room service and if you did Raise the Roof by staying in the St George’s next level Rooftop Accommodations you can take advantage of your private balcony to enjoy an exclusive private dining experience.

Both the food and service to the private roof top was wonderful, professional and all the food tasted amazing! Raise a glass on the rooftop and sip some of the fizzy stuff while you take in the lovely Llandudno Bay views.

The mouth-watering menu at the St George’s hotel has something to suit everyone, the soup of the day is always a fabulous fresh option and the super starter platter and salads are scrummy.

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