5 of the best Gift Experiences In Bedfordshire

Money certainly can’t buy happiness but it can buy experiences and that leads to happiness.

A long standing study by Cornell university found that the satisfaction people get from new possessions is fleeting, while memories of things we’ve enjoyed doing grow stronger over time.
The social connections we make whilst out enjoying ourselves have also been shown to be the best path to happiness.

Here is our gift guide to 5 of the best experiences in Bedfordshire


Red Poppies Studios and HappyDashery offer crafting workshops in Leighton Buzzard.  They provide small group workshops in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Try your hand at anything from, painting, jesmonite, papercraft, crocheting and other crafts


We have to mention tickets to our own festival, Buzzstock!  You can look forward to a summer weekend of big hit songs, food and drink, dancing and singing along from the UK’s best tribute acts.
Make memories with friends and family.  Get Tickets

Virtual Flying

Even experienced pilots can enjoy this flight simulator experience but it’s perfect for a bit of fun too.  If you have loved those epic movies where a passenger ends up landing the plane and said “I could do that”, well now you you can have a go.  Step into the exact replica cockpit of a Boeing 737NG or take part in WWII combat at Fly A Flight  https://flyaflightsimulatorexperience.com/


Scrummy Cooking offer workshops for all abilities including making Tapas plus a chocolate gift making session  https://www.scrummycooking.co.uk/

Star Gazing

Dark Sky Telescope Hire offer 1-hour and 2-hour stargazing experience nights from Ivinghoe Beacon near Tring, Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire and Coombe Hill near Wendover.  These laser guided constellation tours can be booked as a couple or family group and vouchers are available. https://www.darkskytelescopehire.co.uk/chilterns-dark-sky-experience