Stargazing Experience Vouchers

Stargazing experiences are ideal for anyone interested in astronomy and getting outside into the great outdoors. It’s good fun exploring the Universe with the help of experienced astronomers, learning to navigate the constellations and observing incredibly distant objects through large telescopes. A stargazing break to a dark sky location is also an ideal getaway with starry skies a perfect change of scenery.

Get 15% off all Virgin Experience Days vouchers with code STAR15K9WSF (until 31/12/20)


Stargazing at High Force Waterfall (North East England)

Experience the incredible starry skies above Britain’s most powerful waterfall! It’s a perfect trip for anyone who would love to stargaze at an unforgettable location!

Stargazing at Raby Castle (North East England)

Enjoy an evening in the spectacular grounds of this stunning castle with an enthusiastic local guide.

Tutored Astrophotography Course (Northern England)

Learn to take stunning photographs of the night sky with an expert! You’ll soon be blending technology and art to capture the wonders of the sky taking pictures you never would have thought possible! An ideal present for any budding photographer!

Astrophotography Workshop (North East England)

An experienced local astronomer and expert astrophotographer will be your tutor for this Astrophotography Workshop within the rural surroundings of County Durham. Ideal for anyone interested in photography that would like to learn how to capture awesome images of the night skies.

Stargazing Experience in Brecon (Wales)

Enjoy the fabulous dark skies above the Brecon Beacons with enthusiastic astronomers… Using portable telescopes you’ll be guided around the cosmos observing numerous celestial objects. Perfect for those looking for something “out of this world!”

Family Stargazing Experience (Wales)

Central Wales is well known to astronomers for having fantastic dark skies and stunning views of the Milky Way… What better excuse to get away from the hustle and bustle than a family weekend away stargazing! This experience includes “glamping” in comfortable wigwams for added adventure with an expert team of astronomers as your guides.

Visit the Royal Observatory at Greenwich (London)

Explore the home of Greenwich Mean Time! The Royal Observatory, once home to famous astronomers such as Sir Edmund Halley and Sir John Flamsteed and set in the wonderful Greenwich Park, is a fabulous place for anyone interested in astronomy to visit. This experience for two includes an audio guide — for an additional treat pre-book the planetarium show (unfortunately not included with the experience voucher).


Stargazing breaks

A couple of nights away under the stars is a perfect gift! We’ve listed some ideas below all of which would make for ideal stargazing breaks!

Two night getaway to Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve

This fabulous Victorian hotel offers the perfect opportunity for a relaxing break under the stunning dark skies of Exmoor National Park.

Luxury break to Rossendale Valley

Set in beautiful surrounding countryside and away from the light pollution of Burnley these lovely cottages are close to The Astronomy Centre near Todmorden, an impressive observatory that is open to the public every Saturday night.

Welsh countryside break for two at the Falcondale Hotel

Any couple would love a getaway at this cosy Grade II listed accommodation with easy access to breathtaking dark skies above the nearby Cambrian Mountains.

Two night glamping pod break in the Lake District

The Lake District is renowned for its amazing dark starry skies and these glamping pods are ideal for adventurous couples to explore the area both by day and of course at night!

Three night glamping break in Dartmoor

Langstone Manor Park in Dartmoor offer fully equipped glamping pods so anyone can just rock up for a stargazing getaway under the dark skies of Dartmoor National Park!

Two night stargazing getaway in a Secret Valley Wigwam

Set near the stunning Quantock Hills AONB this location offers a more unusual accommodation option with each wigwam having its own picnic table and fire pit to compliment stargazing (also heating and electricity!)

Two night Yurt break in Devon

For a truly memorable gift these Mongolian yurts offer extremely cosy accommodation (including a double bed) in a peaceful and tranquil setting and are ideal for a stargazing getaway.

Two night family getaway in a luxury treehouse!

For an extra special gift that any family would absolutely love — a getaway break in an amazing treehouse! Set on the Southern edge of Snowdonia Dark Sky Reserve with easy access to some stunning starry skies above!


Telescopes for Beginners

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