2015 Event Feedback
Jan 01, 2016
We love to read your feedback. Here are some of the comments you made on some of our 2015 events...
Walking Break New Year in Snowdonia Beddgelert 29th December 2015-1st January 2016
The combination of good walking, good company and a great New Years Eve Party at the Hotel and in the village made for a fabulous break. Would definitely recommend it.
Spice National Christmas Break in Lincoln 24th-27th December 2015
The venue and Lauren were both superb.
The food and service was fantastic and there were enough things going on but still allowing for 'me time' in good proportions. The best Christmas I've had in years. Great location, food, activities and company I've had in ages. Where are we going next year and how soon can I book!!!???
This was my first Spice Christmas, but not my last.
Carols on the Folk Train 22nd December 2015
I loved every minute of this event. I'll definitely do this again next year.
A great great Christmas night out. Just great fun. Best thing I did over Christmas.
A great night out! very busy on the train and pub but it was good fun !
How well organised the venue team were. Despite the huge crowds, they were able to get food orders out really quickly - they clearly knew that we wouldn't have much time there.
Sunday Christmas Lunch at The Harrogate Brasserie 20th December 2015
It was really nice to take time out from busy xmas preparations to have a delicious and relaxing late Sunday lunch with fellow Spicers.
Company & food & setting fab.
Spice Curry Club visits Maveli Sheffield 18th December 2015
A very enjoyable evening, good company, good venue and great food.
Excellent food - not your average curry joint - with a range of dishes which are not well known but staff were keen to explain every aspect of the menu and help with choices.
Book Club Sheffield 17th December 2015
The book club was enjoyable as always & the Xmas book swap was a good idea. It would better to order individual meals from the menu as we usually do at the book club.
Santa's Shuffle at The New Conservatory Leeds 15th December 2015
Shuffle part was put together well. Nice to move around and meet different people.
Spice Yorkshire Christmas Party 12th December 2015
A great party night. Lots of fun, fantastic venue and meal. Great company.
Excellent venue, lovely food and great company - a thoroughly enjoyable night
I had a really great night, good food, great company and alcohol!
Good party & DJ - I liked the twinkly lights on the dance floor, and good to catch up with friends.
A very well organised event.
Abseiling for the Terrified 12th December 2015
Fantastic event despite the fact that it chucked it down all day. Sean was brilliant, so funny. I highly recommend it.
Santa's Shuffle at Doctors Orders Sheffield 10th December 2015
the evening was fun@ the food was first class. it would be nice to return again. in the near future. on another dinner shuffle.
Brilliant night out would recommend this for future Dinner Shuffles.
Xmas Quiz West Yorkshire 8th December 2015
Always a great night with lots of fun and a chance to get to know people better.
Christmas Alpaca Trek 6th December 2015
Brilliant time. Can't wait to go back again. Lots of information about the Alpacas and a nice brew at the end!
Grassington Dickensian Christmas Weekend 4th-6th December 2015
A great weekend to get in the festive spirit with old and new friends. We thought we might get blown off the hill in storm Desmond but thankfully the bunkbarn survived the weekend!
This was my first ever bunk barn. It was fabulous relaxing and informal. We had adverse weather but that didn't spoil the event at all Lauren and Lynn did an awesome job feeding us all a festive dinner thankyou. I enjoyed getting to know other spicers
This was my first bunk barn weekend , it was very enjoyable , apart from the weather which was horrendous . Strange though sharing a bed room with 11 other women ! I will definitely be doing it again.
Sshhhh. Please don't tell anyone about this. It's too good to share !
Chesterfield Christmas Meal 3rd December 2015
Some good event have been advertised in Chesterfield and there are future events. Easy to get to for people in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area.
Ten Pin Pyramid Leeds 3rd December 2015
This is a great event for getting to know some new people and having a really good time. Not everyone knows each other so no need to feel left out. Everyone here is so friendly and welcome you as part of the team.
It was what everyone said it would be friendly and fun. It was my first event & I loved it I will be booking it again next month but onto the next one
An enjoyable night out
Peak District Walk: Lathkill Dale and The Magpie Mine 29th November 2015
Despite the miserable weather, it was a great walk. Treated to a little history lesson about Monyash and the mines. And I always enjoy a walk that starts with a tea shop and ends with a good pub.
Theatre: The Girls Leeds 28th November 2015
Excellent very enjoyable
Adventure Golf and Meal Sheffield 28th November 2015
Loved this event, would like to do it again
Playing golf is really good fun and a nice meal tops the night of nicely
Spice Curry Club visits Nawaab Huddersfield 27th November 2015
A fantastic array of food, we didn't leave hungry!
Murder Mystery: The Hound of the Biskervilles 25th November 2015
Great event had a good laugh and an enjoyable evening
A good night plenty of laughs lots of funny accents quite hilarious at times would do it again !
would love to participate in another one
This was a really fun evening. Lots of laughter too. Would love this to be a regular monthly event
fantastic - please do this again, preferably at the same conveniently centred spot!
Showtime and Meal at Bibis Italianissimo 25th November 2015
Brilliant evening, lots of fun! Would love mire like this, specially to include dancing
Discover Scuba at Metrodome 24th November 2015
Well worth a go. for anyone who has ever wondered about scuba diving as a hobby. Ample opportunity to try the experience.
80s vs 90s Party Night in Sheffield 21st November 2015
A great event if you enjoy the music of the era good disco excellent DJ's and pretty good food and company.
Friendly, good company enjoying a fabulous fun filled evening.
disco was good
An Afternoon of Cocktail Making Leeds 21st November 2015
Absolutely great Saturday afternoon out, not sure I can remember how to make the cocktails but we had a lot of fun.
Walking Weekend Windermere and Ambleside 20th November 2015
Open friendly group and leaders made my first experience very much enjoyed, hopefully not the last :-)
Peak District Walk: Longnor 15th November 2015
A very muddy walk made even more challenging with really strong winds. But a great day none the less - great company and lots of laughs. If you've got waterproofs, don't let the weather forecast put you off!
Cheese and wine night Sheffield 13th November 2015
A very enjoyable and social activity, sampling high quality wines and cheeses. The proprietor of Urban Deli was very knowledgeable about his products, and I'd recommend this event (or similar) in future.
It was my first event and there wasn't a single moment in the evening where I felt nervous, unwelcome or out of place. I came away delighted to have joined and can't wait for my next one.
Welsh Cottage Walking Weekend 13th-15th November 2015
this weekend is full of joy and smiles. and you always feel welcome. and at home. and the home made food. is so lovely.. its a great weekend. to get away and relax and meet friendly new people. thank you
Gameshow Quiz South Yorkshire 11th November 2015
Great night out good company Paul is a very good host !
Good night out a a low cost
Gameshow Quiz West Yorkshire 11th November 2015
As usual, an excellent quiz night, thanks Jonathan and Jill.
Leeds Oktoberfest 8th November 2015
What a fun Sunday afternoon, I don't get up to Leeds very often so it was nice to meet some new people (and see others again). We thought we'd be leaving in time for Sunday dinner at the pub, but we stayed until the very end. Learnt some traditional german bier dancing (apparently). Lots of fun, makes me want to go to a real one next year.
Good old German entertainment. Best Sunday I've had in years!! Lots of dancing, wigs and silliness with lovely people
The band was very engaging :-)
Winter Warmer Bonfire Weekend 6th-8th November 2015
Another great weekend, bonfire was lovely and more new friends met. Thanks for all your hard work, Lauren.
It rained and rained, but I still loved the weekend. It is the people that make it. I brought a friend along for her first weekend away with Spice. For quite a shy lady, she soon fitted in with the fun of the weekend.
Friday Evening Meal at Apadana Huddersfield 6th November 2015
Lovely little restaurant. Friendly staff and amazing food. Really great value and good portions - no room for dessert!!!
Great food, nice venue, good company
Lovely venue and the food was delicious
Ten Pin Pyramid Sheffield 2nd November 2015
It was my first event but I was a little nervous but as was at ease straight away as Paul introduced to everyone and everyone made me feel welcome. A great bunch of people.
Quarantine - Zombie Fright Night 31st October 2015
The event was well organised, it was fun, scary and a real laugh if you could evade the dangerous pathogen being spread by the infected zombies. The disco afterwards was fun with popular dance music and a large space for letting your hair down!
Halloween Spooktacular 31st October 2015
Thanks Steve and team for such a wonderful party night. We had such a brilliant time. When can we book for next year?
Friendly people, great venue, excellent accommodation, brilliant disco and everyone's Halloween costumes
Fantastic party! Steve, Julie and the team really excelled in their planning and preparation - the carved pumpkins on the tables were fabulous. The hotel staff were very very good; food service for 180 people was well organised, tasty and plentiful
Spice Curry Club visits Nawaab Leeds 30th October 2015
Lots of very nice food and they did offer to bring more. The staff couldn't have been more helpful
Ten Pin Pyramid Leeds 29th October 2015
Easy to join in and understand and really good fun too
Another good night bowling
Spice dines Turkish and Greek at Meze 25th October 2015
Great food - I was full to bursting! Hope we can go again as there are so many other dishes I want to try!
The Good Old Days Leeds 24th October 2015
Friendly Spice group that joined in with the joviality of the occasion. Fun, fun, fun.
Workshop: Reiki First Degree 24th October 2015
a lovely small group of people made this a very enjoyable day
Dinner Shuffle at Silversmiths Sheffield 22nd October 2015
Very nice restaurant, staff very attentive, would like to go there agian.
Dinner Shuffle at The Marriott 20th October 2015
Excellent well cooked food
Dinner shuffles always well organized , good evening out , lovely company , thank you
This was a really excellent event with delicious (and hot!) food in a good central venue close to the railway station. The dinner shuffles are always good fun as you get the chance to talk to and meet lots of fellow Spice members
The food was lovely.
Waterton Park Walk and Sunday Lunch 18th October 2015
Nice gentle walk followed by a lovely meal. The best roast lamb I've had in a long time!
good food ,decent portions
Though there was a menu change just a couple of days before the event there was still a lot to choose from. The venue was lovely, the staff attentive and the food absolutely delicious, plentiful and hot. The best meal out I think I've ever had - fantastic! (and the wine wasn't bad either!). Great Sunday afternoon.
Elan Valley Walking and Social Weekend 16th-18th October 2015
hotel, food, event were all very good.
U40 Shropshire Bunkbarn Weekend 16th-18th October 2015
A great venue in a beautiful location. Really good to have the riding stables right next door.
Harrogate Pub Meet 16th October 2015
We went to a blues club afterwards it's been great! Harrogate seems great for a night out, would do it again!
Winter Gardens is a lovely pub, it had a beer festival on that night and a band playing. We went onto the Blue Rooms which has live music on every weekend, ended up being a really fun evening.
Around the World Quiz 14th October 2015
A great fun night out , really good that the teams are randomly selected , very social night at great value, always a great event run by jonathan and jill.
Tour and Lunch at Temple Newsam 11th October 2015
This was a really enjoyable day out. Spice were able to organise an exclusive tour 'below stairs', which is not usually available to independent visitors to the House. Plus the private lunch set aside for us in one of the rooms within the House - made us feel very important! The tour guide was really enthusiastic too. A bonus was entry to the onsite farm which was very interesting too.
Plenty of rooms to see inside the house including the cellars. Enjoyed looking around the farm and having lunch in the dining room of the house. Would like another visit just to wander around the extensive grounds!
Abseiling for the Terrified 10th October 2015
This event was so much fun! For those either terrified or just wanting to try abseiling it was a great introduction. Chris the instructor was great at putting people at ease and made the abseiling easy! I will definitely do more abseiling activities in the future.
A great day out, fears were challenged and overcome. Everyone was very friendly. Bring on the intermediate course!! Just want to do more now.
Outdoor Digital Photography Weekend 9th-11th October 2015
Mark is a great tutor. He provides instruction in an easy to understand manner and was very patient when answering the same questions over and over. Throw in the gorgeous Welsh councils tryside and great food and company and it becomes a great weekend.
Sheffield Ten Pin Pyramid 5th October 2015
It was my first event and I was quite nervous and hadn't bowled for over twenty years. Everyone was very friendly and it was lots of fun
A great event, well organised and lots of fun.
Dance to Elvis Jailhouse Rock 3rd October 2015
Great fun event, with an excellent teacher.
Unique Wolf Experience with Walk 3rd October 2015
An interesting and informative morning in the company of some amazing animals.
York Dinner Shuffle at Loch Fyne 2nd October 2015
An excellent evening with excellent food, company and "bonhomie". Definitely recommend it.
Not had a bad York event yet, all been great, all with fantastic people with very different lives and experiences
Potts Walk and Sunday Lunch Leeds 27th September 2015
The best Sunday dinner I ever had!!
Spice in the City at The White Swan Leeds 26th September 2015
Lovely social evening with a great group of people
Stone Carving for Beginners 26th September 2015
An excellent and enjoyable day. Richard was a very helpful and friendly instructor, as usual I met some lovely other Spicers. I learnt a lot from the day and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks
Rock Climbing for the Terrified 26th September 2015
Whether new member or longtime member do this event!!! The instructors Sean and Mark are incredibly patient and calm! They ensure everyone has a wonderful, fun yet challenging day, the views from the black rocks are quite special too when you get up there. Expect some bruises !, but do this event.
Robin Hoods Bay Weekend 25th-27th September 2015
Fantastic weekend in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Coast, basic but comfortable accommodation set in the heart of Robin Hoods Bay. Lots of places to explore, walks along the coast, day trip to Whitby, and paddling in the sea - when the tide was out! Will definitley go again.
World Famous Elvis Show at Sheffield City Hall 19th September 2015
The performer was great, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Seats were great too.
We met for tea first and then onto the City Hall, it was a great night, good company and Elvis was good aswell.
Lift Tower Abseil 19th September 2015
This event certainly gets the blood pumping as there is plenty of time to contemplate exactly how high you are as you traverse from the top to the bottom!!!!
Dinner Shuffle at Zizzi Sheffield 18th September 2015
A very relaxed and convivial evening. Everyone got along and we enjoyed some great conversation.
Good location, good food.
Pool at Roxy Ball Room Leeds 12th September 2015
A good event in a lively and loud venue.
Spice Dines Spanish at Ambiente York 10th September 2015
Overall, an enjoyable evening with good food, decent service in the main and a nice relaxed feel to the place.
Spice Curry Club visits Indian Blues Chesterfield 10th September 2015
Good food, great atmosphere and nice group of people. Had a great night.
It was a good evening out and we went to the pub after wards I think we all enjoyed it.
Good food and good company
superb evening, lovely venue great food and company, more of these please.
Snakes and ladders Quiz West Yorks 9th September 2015
Good fun as usual and Jonathon put his usual effort into the event.
Ten Pin Pyramid Bowling in Leeds 3rd September 2015
bowling is always fun and a very good way to get to know different members by being partnered with someone different each time.
Theatre: The Ladykillers at Halifax Playhouse 1st September 2015
Another really good play done by the thespians, we weren't sure if it could have been as good as the Vicar of Dibley but just as well done. Now looking forward to the next in December!
Short Stroll and Afternoon Tea in Leeds 30th August 2015
This was a really enjoyable event with a scrumptious afternoon tea, with Prosecco, homemade scones, Victoria sponge cake and strawberry tarts, all washed down with a pot of tea! As we'd had some exercise in the form of a nice stroll along the canal beforehand, I didn't feel too guilty about eating the cakes!
Jill and Jonathan always do a fantastic job welcoming every one and seeing everyone is ok , it was a lovely walk and very enjoyable afternoon ,
Pleasant short stroll followed by a wonderful afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco!
As usual a well coordinated and fun event where you're always made to feel very welcome.
Horse drawn Narrowboat Day 30th August 2015
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday Morning. Very leisurely trip down the canal being pulled along by Chelsea (the shirehorse). Really good value for money and would love to do it again.
80s Pop Party at Baldwins Omega Sheffield 29th August 2015
A lovely enjoyable evening with fun people
Fantastic event. The food was lovely and so was the party afterwards with great music and everyone seemed to have a good time. Good value for money and would definitely recommend this venue for future events.
Edinburgh Festival Weekend 28th-31st August 2015
A great way to experience Edinburgh and all it has to offer.
Timberlodge Bank Holiday Weekend 28th-31st August 2015
99% of Spice Bunk barn weekends, I have loved. This has been no exception. I laughed and laughed and laughed. What a brilliant way to forget about work. Fresh air and mixing with people who have a great sense of fun
I'm new to Spice and this was my first bunk barn event and I loved it. The people were so friendly, all the food and walks were organised efficiently, didn't want to go home. Thank you Lauren and Dawn for looking after us all xx
Mid Week Treat at Bistro 42 26th August 2015
I was impressed with the menu choices at this meal - loads of things I like so it was hard to make my mind up. Brilliant food, especially the chips! Great décor & service and good atmosphere - particularly as it was midweek. Would definitely go back.
Zipworld Velocity Ultimate Zipline Experience 23rd August 2015
Absolutely loved this event. Was such an adrenaline rush that I wanted to have another go. Highly recommended. Without question probably my best ever spice event
Ministry of Chocolate Workshop Huddersfield 21st August 2015
Good company & lovely evening
Carl is very entertaining, he interacted really well with all of the group and made the evening very light hearted and great fun.
Dinner Shuffle at Fahrenheit Sheffield 20th August 2015
Nice place, staff very attentive, good food
Last Evening Ramble and Supper 19th August 2015
This was my first event and I don't believe I could have enjoyed it any more than I did. Everyone was really welcoming and made me feel part of the group straight away. The venue was a fantastic choice, as the pie was excellent.
Great evening lovely pie and peas shame the mid week rambles have ended !
Narrowboat Day on Leeds Liverpool Canal 16th August 2015
What a gentle, relaxing, enjoyable day :)
A relaxing day with great company and the chance to drive a narrow boat with a good pub lunch to boot!! Thoroughly enjoyed my first event.
A really enjoyable day doing something completely different
Treasure Hunt and Tapas 15th August 2015
excellent fun-factor on this event. Really good food afterwards too.
A well organised and fun day! Would love to do more of the same!
Offroad Motorbike Experience 9th August 2015
This was a thoroughly enjoyable event. Great fun and a chance to have a go at something new. The knowledge and the enthusiasm of the peope running the event made it an excellent day.
Beginners Kayaking 8th August 2015
I would definitely recommend Beginners Kayaking if you like water sports! The instruction was helpful and it was a great venue & easy to find.
Beverley Friary Weekend 7th-9th August 2015
Cant wait to go again, maybe you can do this twice a year?
I would recommend this weekend away to everyone and won't hesitate to rebook next year
Would strongly recomend this event if it were offered on anofher occasion.
Please say a massive thanks to Lynne for such a great job making everyone welcome snd included,with the food, making sure everyone knew what was going on, and fantastic host, really good weekend, Thanks
Fabulous venue, great place to spend a weekend of fun making new friends and socialising. Lots of history, amazing Beverley Minster, shops, Saturday market and pubs! Great weekend, definitely one to do again!
Outdoor Theatre: Pride and Prejudice in Sheffield 7th August 2015
This is a must evening out, even if you aren't into the classics, because of the comedy element the production was brilliant. You did have to watch your wine and picnic as the actors did occasionally help themselves while wandering around. A superb evening with lovely Spice company.
Eve Ramble: Wharncliffe Country Park 6th August 2015
An evening walk is a great way to walk off your tea and discover more about your own back doorstep.
Bistro Night at Eten 5th August 2015
Would definitely do go again with Spice or friends, very reasonably priced.
The Yorkshire Day Summer Ball 1st August 2015
This is a great night out and I look forward to next years ball.
wonderful evening..lovely food, great company and danced the night away!
A great evening when the theme of Yorkshire Day included a playlist of Yorkshire music artists and the menu choices. Finishing the night with the Leeds United football anthem was hilarious ! Lauren looked speechless.
I was a bit nervous as this was my first ball but I needn't have been because everyone really welcoming and friendly. A great evening.
Lake District Golf Break 31st July-1st August 2015
Great event and lovely part of the country to spend time.
Wine Tasting at Veeno Leeds 30th July 2015
An excellent event, really good fun in a relaxed setting. The quality of the wine and refreshments was excellent - except the olives that not many people liked! - and the enthusiasm and hard work of the Veeno staff was to be commended.
Good variety of wines, tasty snacks and great company.
Eve Ramble: Coal Aston 29th July 2015
What a lovely way to get out and about in the fresh air after work. Meet a few fellow spicers, walk through the corn and poppy fields - visit a few sheep and Alpacas along the way, wander through the woodland and return in the evening sun for a refreshing drink outside the local pub. If only it were light enough all year through.
Discover SCUBA 28th July 2015
Although it was obvious just how nervous I was, they had all the patience and reassurances that I needed, even getting another instructor to help and give me complete 1-1 instruction. Throughly recommend!
Outdoor Theatre: Jane Eyre at Wentworth Castle Gardens 26th July 2015
The weather wasn't great but the actors were brilliant how they carried on through the rain was commendable. The venue was beautiful even with the rain.
Saturday lunch at Dish Dining Leeds 25th July 2015
Small group but very good company, lovely meal and venue. Enjoyed the coffee and cake at the Trinity Church afterwards!
Beginners Surfing Lesson at Scarborough 25th July 2015
I would recommend everyone from all age ranges to have a go at this event. Excellent choice and great value for money. Brilliant day!!
The surf training in Scarborough on Saturday was brilliant. Following the great fun I had, I'm taking a few more private lessons. If I get bitten by the surf bug after that then I will be buying a surf board and wet suit so a real life changing event. I would highly recommend everyone having a go at it. Thank you for organising it.
National Dragon Boating Weekend 24th-26th July 2015
Absolutely brilliant weekend !
Behind the Scenes at the Dogs Trust Leeds 23rd July 2015
Really interesting tour of Dogs Trust facilities and insight into the wide variety of work they do e.g. microchiping and neutering. So many lovely dogs needing new homes, should have taken a bigger handbag for puppy smuggling! Thanks for an interesting and enjoyable event.
Dinner Shuffle at The Foundry Leeds 21st July 2015
The dinner shuffle as a first event is highly recommended, even though I arrived early, there was someone there to greet me and introduce me to a few other early arrivals,I got to speak with a wide range of people thought the evening and everyone made me throughly welcome. By the end of the evening I didn't feel quite so muck like the 'new member' any more! Thank you Spice!
Pleasant night out , lovely company , well organised as always thank you
Abseiling for the Terrified 19th July 2015
A fantastic event and not very scary really. The instructor Sean was excellent and made the day with stories. The other members of the group were really friend and contributed to a really enjoyable day.
Dinghy Sailing Intro 19th July 2015
There was only one person booked onto the event apart from me and one space. When I looked before I set out to clarify the phone numbers etc. I noticed that there was only me booked on, the other person had obviously cancelled. I sailed with the instructor and had one to one tuition and what a fabulous time I had. I forgot it was a Spice event!
Song Title Bar Crawl in Leeds 18th July 2015
The song title bar crawl was good fun. It was a great way to break the ice with new people, really enjoyed it!
Foot Golf in Doncaster 18th July 2015
An enjoyable day out that combines the best of two sports. This event is ideal if you looking for something leisurely that is more active than a pub meet or a meal.
Walking Weekend Beddgelert Snowdonia 17th-19th July 2015
Wow wow wow, what a fabulous weekend, if you enjoy walking then this is a must. Spice/Walkwise have got this event spot on.
Eve Ramble: Mighty Alport Castles 16th July 2015
A good, well-co-ordinated walk with some excellent views and not too late a finish; we just about managed to get back to the cars in daylight!
Great walk and good company ! Legs ached the next morning but very enjoyable.
Croquet Evening and Supper 15th July 2015
A truly fun evening. I'll be back
A great 1st event - fun, and an opportunity to easily mix informally with lots of members without being too 'full-on'
What an absolutely fun evening, I never knew there was so much to croquet especially the cunning moves to block and remove your opponent. Great night I will certainly book again.
Ramble: Chee Dale 12th July 2015
This was my 2nd event and had a fab time people really friendly easy to talk to. So glad I took the plunge and joined Spice can't wait for my next adventure.
Outdoor Theatre: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes at Birstall 9th July 2015
There's something magical about out door theatre and if you're blessed with the weather, as we were on Thursday, its just so special and fun.
Millionaire's Quiz 8th July 2015
this was a really fun night, very relaxed and interactive.
Short Bike Ride from Fearby 4th July 2015
A great days ride in beautiful scenery and good company. The weather and excess foliage made it more challenging but great fun.
Another well planned and varied off road bike ride from Iain. Thank you
Masham BBQ and Beer Weekend 3rd-5th July 2015
Another fantastic weekend - thank you
Excellent weekend, thanks.
I have been on this event several times, and have enjoyed it on every occasion. It is a great way of catching up with regular weekenders, and meeting new spice members. The event is held at a good time of year for those wanting to try camping for the first time, and we have been blessed with really good weather each year.
A fabulous fun weekend with the opportunity to meet new friends and have a great laugh.
Thanks Lauren, Jonathan and Jill for a fantastic weekend
Eve Ramble: Troway 1st July 2015
Good short walk can't believe how hot the weather was !!
A very enjoyable sociable evenings walking, not too far and good pubs en-route
Historical Ramble: Wuthering Heights 28th June 2015
A gentle, slow-paced afternoon of historical facts and fiction, plus stunning scenery, was enjoyed in Haworth.
This was my first event and loved it, the write up stated 5 miles, but this wasn't constant stopped to give interesting facts about the area. Very enjoyable lovely people can't wait for my next event.
Spice Curry Club visits Seven Spices Sheffield 26th June 2015
Good food, good company and great service.
Spice Curry Club visits Tharavadu Leeds 26th June 2015
One of the best Spice curry events I have been to - the food was delicious and quite unique. The staff were extremely attentive but unobtrusive and it was a really vibrant place. Please arrange another event there soon! It was also a really convenient location for those travelling by train/bus.
Center Parcs Weekend 19th-22nd June 2015
Thanks to everyone in Spice for another fantastic weekend at Centre Parcs!! Fabulous fun, brilliant social events & crazy Fancy Dress !!
It is just the best event of the year!! Roll on next year!
Getting to know new people and lots of fun
Dinner Shuffle at Ego Sheffield 18th June 2015
A good fun event and a way to meet friends old and new.
This was my first event as a new member and everybody I met quickly made me feel at ease. I really enjoyed myself and have already started to look at future events that I would like to attend.
Dinner Shuffle at Brasserie Blanc Leeds 16th June 2015
Very good social event , lovely restaurant with great company , Thanks Christine
It was my first event,& I was very nervous, but Christine & everybody who was there put me at ease instantly. The venue & food was lovely. I think a Dinner Shuffle is a great 1st time event, Im pleased that I did it.
Harrogate Meal at the West Park Hotel 14th June 2015
Lovely venue. Food was good.
The Stately secrets of Tissington walk with Sir Richard 13th June 2015
This was a fun way to spend the morning. Sir Richard was entertaining and funny and the walk around the village was friendly and informative.
Motorbike off road Experience 7th June 2015
A good day, good to try something new, but it was hard work and a little scary!
Golf Taster Day, Huddersfield 7th June 2015
Really good value. The tuition we received was very good and everyone really enjoyed it. Good fun with a lovely lunch included too. Would definitely recommend this event for beginners.
The friendliest volunteer Golf helpers were a cracking bunch of ladies and gentlemen! A fun day out and lovely food!
Ramble: Beautiful Bleaklow 7th June 2015
Great walk and welcoming group of people. Looking forward to the next ramble
Pie Meal at The Hop Leeds 6th June 2015
Very good social evening , would go to same evening again if you another is organised
Eve Ramble: Ringinglow 3rd June 2015
Another lovely evening walk. Gorgeous weather, great views across the city of Sheffield, lovely countryside and a pub stop at the end.
Spice Curry club visits Aagrah Wakefield 29th May 2015
Currys are lovely social nights and very good value for money.
Spice Curry club visits Sai Nivas Sheffield 29th May 2015
Great event and gorgeous curry.
Dinner Shuffle at Graze Inn Sheffield 28th May 2015
Lovely meal and venue was great , nice crowd , a good night overall !
Eve Ramble: Gillfield Wood 27th May 2015
Lovely views over the fields and hills towards Sheffield. The unexpected sighting of a herd of wild deer made this walk for me.
Discover Scuba 26th May 2015
It was FANTASTIC, so pleased I did it, I was so scared on arrival and they realised that and were superb with me. Calmed my nerves, made me believe I could do it, competent instructors, really patient and acknowledged ability. The whole group were really friendly and welcoming. No pressure to sign up for the course but lots of realistic info if we wanted to. I would recommend this to anyone - shallow water, lots of instructions, one instructor to 2 students in this case, it was excellent.
Harewood Beginners Bike Ride 24th May 2015
A lovely cycle ride in beautiful countryside.
Bank Holiday Bar Crawl 23rd May 2015
Great event, great company and money well spent.
Pontefract Races 22nd May 2015
It was really fun & friendly evening the atmosphere was great.
Walking Weekend: Harrogate and the Dales 22nd-25th May 2015
Great weekend with a lovely bunch of people, had walks on each day with different walk leaders which gave variety. Even though I know the area really well it was nice to be out with a group
Adventure Activities Camping Weekend 16th-17th May 2015
I had a really good time this weekend on the Matlock adventure. Met some really nice people and Shaun and Mark gave reassurance to all that needed it when facing our fear and anxieties on the abseiling and caving. I would recommend it.
Improvers Mountain Bike Course 16th May 2015
Another excellent day biking with Iain. This course pushed my limits and took me outside of my comfort zone, but I was really chuffed with the results. Thanks Iain for your expertise and help, I'm still on a high!
Film, TV and Radio Quiz 13th May 2015
I love quiz night. My favourite Wednesday of the month.
A really good fun filled enjoyable night cant wait for the next one
a good fun evening
Ramble: Eyam Edge 10th May 2015
This was my first walk with Spice and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Richard was very friendly and knowledgable.
Bridge Abseil and Ladder Climb 9th May 2015
Excellent day ,well organized and good fun
Murder Mystery at the Garrison, Sheffield 8th May 2015
A real fun evening - we all loved it
Theatre: The Full Monty,Sheffield 6th May 2015
Loved it - would go again
Sunday Lunch at the Milestone Sheffield 3rd May 2015
A great way to spend a Sunday lunch in good company!
Champagne tasting at Epernay Leeds 2nd May 2015
Very sociable event in great location , sweet canapés with the champagne was a nice touch , lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon drinking champagne , hope you do it again soon!
Walking Weekend: Hadrian's Wall 1st-3rd May 2015
Very good value for money break in a lovely part of the country.
Adrenaline Cocktail Weekend 1st-3rd May 2015
Great time, great people, great place, great events.
Spice Dines Around The World at Nikos Ossett 30th April 2015
Fab venue. Fab people. Fab dancing. Fab food and atmosphere. Thanks!!
Sheffield Ten Pin Pyramid 27th April 2015
A very friendly welcome from everyone and a good night out !
Walk and Talk York Within the Walls with Ken Goor 26th April 2015
Very interesting and I now want to go back and do everything else that's in York.
Ken relates some very entertaining stories together with the historical facts. His wealth of knowledge is amazing. The route takes in many areas of York you would not usually visit and it is never long before you reach the next point of interest or anecdote.
Sherwood 50k Mountain Bike Ride 26th April 2015
This was a great days event for intermediate mountain bikers, in a great location, with plenty of "off road" tracks/ quiet lanes, and riding variety.
Spice Curry Club visits Aagrah Leeds 24th April 2015
The food at the Aagrah is always reliable but the selection of dishes was even better than I remember. And The Wardrobe is so convenient to finish the evening at and mingle.
Dinner Shuffle at Mamas and Leonies Sheffield 22nd April 2015
A very good reataurant. Can we go there again?
A lovely evening meeting new people and the food was delicious!
Dinner Shuffle at Bar 166 and Bistro Horsforth 21st April 2015
My first dinner shuffle , great evening , well organised and very friendly , thanks to Christine for organising it
Clay Pigeon Shooting in West Yorkshire 19th April 2015
Really good experience , with excellent patient instructor , would definitely go again.
The clay pigeon shoot was my first event and was a great choice, the instructors were top drawer, patient and very helpful especially to those who were a little intimidated by the shotgun, a definite must for me on the next shooting event. P.S Jonathan and the other spice members were brilliant and helped me feel comfortable and relaxed straight away, also the 10/10 on the first round was a definite fluke ??
Mosaic Course, Otley 19th April 2015
An excellent event with an excellent teacher. We learned lots and made our own mosaic.
Fawlty Towers Dinner Show at the Garrison Sheffield 17th April 2015
Great evening the actors were brilliant loved it and the food was lovely
Superb meal with some very good entertainment, didn't know what to expect but the actors played fantastic roles and kept us amused throughout the meal.
Loch Fyne Leisure Break 17th-19th April 2015
Really enjoyed it all. Great place. Great weather. Stayed an extra night as it was that good.
Serenity Weekend 17th-19th April 2015
This is one of the best Spice events I have ever been on. The experience was truly wonderful!
Peak District Walk: Warslow and Ecton Hill from Hulme End 12th April 2015
Nice to explore a part of the Peak District we don't get Spice rambles in all that often, and to meet members from other Spice groups.
Saturday shuffle at the New Conservatory 11th April 2015
It put me at ease being welcomed by the other members and was so much fun meeting a variety of people of whom I may never have spoken to had I not been in this environment. It helps build your confidence, whilst learning about other people in a fun way.
Abseiling for the Terrified 11th April 2015
Would absolutely recommend this event , good fun , safe , lovely day out , great company , excellent instructor.
Fire Eating Workshop 11th April 2015
It was great and really enjoyed the day.
Last Laugh Comedy Club 10th April 2015
If you love alternative comedy, then you can't go wrong with this event. Great fun.
Ramble: Stanage Edge 6th April 2015
Great walk, couldn't fault it. Would like to see more 8-9 walks on Saturdays nearer to home in the Yorkshire Huddersfield/Leeds area.
New Members Welsh Cottage Easter Break 3rd-6th April 2015
what a fantastic weekend from start to finish, as soon as i arrived i was bombarded with loads of tasty home made cakes and pots of tea, the walks were simply brilliant with fantastic views of the welsh countryside and not too difficult or fast paced, i'd say probably grade 4 - 5, fantatic home made food all weekend long and the breakfasts of sonya's were very tasty and filling and of course not forgetting my fellow spicers who also made the weekend what it was, couldnt have wished for a better bunch of people and the hosts barry and sonya both absolute diamonds, so friendly fun and attentive, will be keeping a look out for future events at this place and definetely going back
Anglesey Easter Walking + Chill Out Break 3rd-6th April 2015
great fun and very relaxed and informal in a stunning part of Wales
Good accommodation in a great location. Very well looked after (as usual) by Lauren & Tony - thank you!
Walking Weekend Easter in the Eastern Lakes 3rd-6th April 2015
A fantastic holiday, with great walks and great company. The perfect way to 'get away from it all'. I came back and booked another 2 weekends before I even started on the washing!
Just wanted to say thanks to you and John for a fantastic weekend. I had a great time especially seeing parts of the Lakes never seen before and introducing you all to cake & beer!
I have just returned from the SPICE weekend in Shap and I just wanted to say thanks for organising a brilliant weekend. The Walkwise hosts, Andrew and John, were brilliant and the walks and the weather were fantastic. It was my first weekend away with SPICE and it exceeded my expectations. A really well organised and lovely weekend. I will definitely be doing some more.
Sheffield Ten Pin Pyramid 30th March 2015
Great fun evening with a friendly co-ordinator who helps the evening go along with fun.
Ramble: Jaggers Clough 29th March 2015
An excellent walk on lovely countryside
South Indian Cookery Lesson 29th March 2015
A really enjoyable event, very different and with delicious food!
Loved it, think write up doesn't do it justice, fill in sensory and knowledge of Indian culture experience, I want to book a trip there! Taste, smell sensation!! Thanks to Lauren's hospitalty too. Great small group, good that can now try at home
Curling Night Sheffield 28th March 2015
a good fun event, no skill required
A great fun event and a chance to try something different.
An excellent evening which was a lot of fun. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Great event. Really enjoyed this and will definitely be booking again when it comes round again. Highly recommend this event
Spice in the City Night Leeds 28th March 2015
Nice informal opportunity to chat with other members
A great way to catch up with friends and make new ones. I think The White Swan is the best venue we've had for this event as it is easily accessible and has a good variety of beers for the drinkers.
Spice Curry Club visits Laxmi Huddersfield 27th March 2015
Worth the 4 modes of thransport to get back from
Early Evening Meal and Flamenco 26th March 2015
Lovely food and good entertainment afterwards with the Flamenco. Jill is the perfect host and made everyone feel welcome right from the start. A very enjoyable evening.
Theatre: The Vicar of Dibley, Halifax 24th March 2015
Lovely venue, excellent performance, will go again.
St Patrick's Day Ceilidh 20th March 2015
Absolutely fabulous, not tried this since I was forced to do "country dancing" at school! So enjoyable & the food was also excellent!
This was a great night that lots of others missed to their loss. Whilst it's a dance, as long as you can skip or move in any shape or form, you can join in with this. No partner necessary. And the pie (Homemade beef pie) and pea supper was yum yum. A fun evening with plenty of mingling, dancing, exercise and food.
A great value, fun evening! It was great to have a different kind of dance and eating experience! I think it's great how Jonathan and Jill get stuck in to everything and join in with the dancing
Snowdonia Photography Weekend 20th-22nd March 2015
This event was just what I hoped for, lots of information on how to best use my camera and how to take better photos.
Dinner Shuffle at Turkuaz Sheffield 19th March 2015
Really good veggie food. Great company.
Dinner Shuffle at Zizzi Leeds 17th March 2015
Dinner shuffles are my favourite way of ding and mixing with fellow spice members. Always enjoyable, whatever the food or location.
Grassington Bunk Barn Weekend 13th-15th March 2015
Another excellent weekend away. A lovely and luxurious bunk barn, equipped with everyone we needed. Good to see familiar faces again and meet new friends. Great.
This was a good value fun weekend in a lovely area. It was everything Spice is about, a sociable and active weekend away.
Great venue and a fantastic group of people.
Had a great walk and met some really lovely people. It was a fantastic modern, clean and cosy barn. And of course it was all in a wonderful location.
great weekend away, fantastic venue and great people.
Excellent accommodation. Clean. Great showers. A lovely lounge and kitchen. Not much room for belongings but you soon adjust. I would highly recommend booking this event to people next time that it appears. As always the people make it such fun. Plenty of laughs as usual.
80s Quiz Leeds 11th March 2015
Quiz nights are such fun evenings regardless of intelligence, and are always fresh and different. Also a great way to interact with others.
Abseiling for the Terrified 8th March 2015
An amazing experience, even the most terrified achieved an 80 foot abseil. The instructors put everyone at ease and we laughed the whole day. We all really enjoyed the experience.
Bourbon Tasting at 51% Bourbon 7th March 2015
It was a really friendly and relaxed afternoon, which drifted into the evening with a great bunch of Spicers.
Will do this again. Great event with a nice balance of info and laughter. Not sure I can remember the info after all the bourbon though!!!
Fantastic event - our knowledgable tasting guide helped turn this into a private drinks party!
Spice in the City : Sheffield 7th March 2015
The Dev Cat is excellent for meeting friends as a small group, fine selection of drinks, but as a 'club night' venue it is too crowded and the Spicers do not identify as a group.
Caving for the Terrified 7th March 2015
As someone who gets claustrophobic I went on this to get over a fear. But Mark and Sean are such a good laugh that I didn't have chance to feel scared and I never once felt unsafe.
Ramble: Up Hurst Down Dale 1st March 2015
It's a great way to get out walking for the day with a bunch of friendly like minded people. This was my first walking event but I felt there was a good welcoming atmosphere amongst the group.
Release Your Inner Monet (with lunch) 1st March 2015
This is a lovely relaxing way to spend a few hours trying out a new skill in good company & a great setting.
Spice Curry Club visits Sheesh Mahal Leeds 27th February 2015
This is definitely one of the best curry houses we visit as there is a good variety of delicious food, served very quickly and whilst still hot.
Spice Curry Club visits Shapla Sheffield 27th February 2015
I had a very good time and enjoyed myself and would go again.
Dinner Shuffle at Ate O'Clock 25th February 2015
An excellent venue. Lovely food. The company was great. I really enjoyed myself.
Ramble: Hazelbadge and The Hucklows 22nd February 2015
There were only about 8 of us on this walk and it was misty, cold, snowy, windy and wet but what a great atmosphere amongst the walkers. I didn't hear one complaint and I think that was testament to Paul Hunts skill at leading us through a difficult walk. Great walk and ending up at the pub afterwards had to be the highpoint of the day.
Theatre: Spamalot York 19th February 2015
An absolutely fun-filled, hilarious, spine-ticklingly (I'll have the copyright on that word) great night out! Love the theatre!
Sunday Lunch at The Norfolk Arms Sheffield 15th February 2015
Sunday lunch is a great way to meet people and chat in a relaxed environment
Valentines Kirby Stephen Weekend 13-15th February 2015
good fun, basic accommodation, good food, good hosts
As usual, a bunkbarn weekend that provided value for money and a fun weekend. A great building with lots of character, just a bit more of a run down feel than some of the others I've been on. As usual, Lauren was a great host, looking after us all very well. Please say a big 'thank you' to the ladies who helped to cook the lovely meal on Saturday evening. Paul led great walks on both days, and I hope he'll be able to do some walks in the future in the Huddersfiled/West Yorkshire area. Nigel's walks are fantastic, but there's not enough of them at the moment
A great weekend, met great people, really enjoyed the weekend
Overnight Ghost Hunt and Paranormal Evening 13th February 2015
A great weekend, met great people, really enjoyed the weekend
Bingo Busters Quiz South Yorkshire 11th February 2015
Great nights out. Great fun and great people
Board Games Night 28th January 2015
A great fun evening and a chance to get to know new people as well as regular members better. A good night for new members to "break the ice"
It was great to get back to basics and enjoy good traditional games. I forgot how tactical dominoes can be! Can we have this event again please? Maybe add in darts?
Well organised and the event co-ordinators made it easier to get people conversing.
A really enjoyable evening with my fellow Spicers. What a lovely way to reconnect with my Childhood. Dominoes, Ludo, Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders (my childhood favourite) were all there. Hope we can do it again in the not too distant future.
New Year's Ball 24th January 2015
An excellent night. The food was good, if a little long winded in arriving, and the value for money was great. A shame it couldn't have ended later as there were so many great people to talk to and much dancing to be done I simply didn't have time to fit it all in!! Thanks :)
Another fun Spice Ball, and a lovely opportunity to get dressed up & chase the January blues away. Great crowd of people and a full dancefloor!
Spice Curry Club visits Butlers Balti Sheffield 23rd January 2015
A fantastic restaurant in a very convenient city centre location. The food was excellent, as was the service. And the location of the restaurant, only a short walk from the train station, made it a very convenient choice.
Dinner Shuffle at Malmaison Leeds 20th January 2015
First dinner shuffle I have attended and a great way to meet everyone and have fun!
Ramble: Calver Easy Walk 18th January 2015
A good choice of event for new members to get to know other newbies. I made 4 new friends which I hope will keep in touch. Swapped numbers with two of them. Good start.
Recommended as a day out, really enjoyable. A good way to meet other members of Spice!
Saturday Shuffle at Hotel Chocolat Leeds 17th January 2015
A brilliant evening. Great food and great company.
Emmerdale Beginners Bike Ride 11th January 2015
A fun day, getting exercise and chatting to nice new friends. Great.
Ten Pin Pyramid Leeds 8th January 2015
Pyramid Bowling is a great event for new and old members of any ability. Everyone seemed to be having fun - there were certainly plenty of smiling faces.
This was my first one and I came on my own. Was pretty shy and nervy but everyone was warm and friendly. It was a good chilled night.
Sheffield - Ten Pin Pyramid 5th January 2015
Always fun night at bowling, love the fact that names on the screen make it easier to learn new members names. Also love the chocolate prizes!