Travel Agenda: Manchester's skydiving centre; Dorchester's Bafta afternoon tea; Kenya's Roft Valley Festival
Saturday 16 January 2010
Today: Experience the sensation of freefalling, without jumping out of a plane, at the new Airkix Indoor Skydiving centre at Trafford Quays in Manchester. It's the UK's biggest indoor skydiving tunnel: imagine being suspended by a giant upturned hairdryer. Find it next door to the Chill Factore indoor snow centre (
This week: Luxury Mayfair hotel The Dorchester in London hosts a Bafta afternoon tea on Thursday to celebrate the film awards: £48 buys tea, cakes, sandwiches, champagne, gifts, a copy of the nominations announcement made that morning, plus a fashion show and the chance to win the goody bag taken home by nominees ( thedorchester.com ). Mexico City gets its newest chic address on the same day: Las Alcobas, a handsome boutique hotel with a high-end restaurant and spa in the genteel Polanco district ( lasalcobas.com ).
In the diary: Lake Naivasha in Kenya will host the inaugural Rift Valley Festival this Easter. The three-day event will host local and international artists and profits will go to a local water project ( riftvalleyfestival.com ).
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