It can be very difficult to find the perfect gift for a loved one, especially after you've been in a relationship or married for some time – you quickly run out of innovative gifts to give. But a memory in the form of an experience day, dining event or animal-care interaction is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only will you become closer to each other during the experience, but you will also be reminded of that fondness every time you recall the occasion.

Experience days

Give the gift of an adventure: be it sailing smoothly across the sky in a hot-air balloon, the adrenaline shock of paintballing, or whizzing around a race track in a supercar – or taking a forklift down the Kings Road! There are experience days available to suit all ages and tastes, and your loved one is sure to be delighted with your thoughtful gift of a day doing something they've always wanted to try out.

Animal experience

Recall your childhood dreams of being a zookeeper – but just for a few hours, until the novelty wears off! – with a half-day keeper experience in Shropshire. Interact with creatures as diverse as meerkats, servals, reptiles and owls as you learn how to feed and care for exotic creatures and have a sneak-peek behind the scenes at the zoo. A fabulous experience for you to share with your other half as the experience is for two people.

Countryside chill with rural spa day

Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a stay in a tranquil country hotel. Enjoy long invigorating walks, with your partner or a friend, exploring the nearby environs, exercise and soothe your body by turning a few lengths in the swimming pool, or simply lie back and enjoy being pampered with a leisurely and relaxing massage or soothing facial to bring the brightness back to your complexion. Or enjoy both and make the most of your time away from home!