The Covid-19 pandemic has acted as a near-complete halt for the spa industry, however the demand for a relaxing spa break has not diminished with top UK spas seeing a soar in bookings since the most recent government announcement.
Though many spa’s haven’t been able to welcome guests they have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to launch new developments and packages to suit the new-age spa-goer.
With the 17th May a date in the diary for reopening, UK spas share what guests should most look forward to upon their reopening:
A Complete Treatment Menu Overhaul
Offering guests an intimate and luxurious sanctuary, Moddershall Oaks is located in the serene Staffordshire countryside.
A celeb-favourite, the spa offers luxurious facilities including an outdoor vitality spa pool, relaxation lounge, hydrotherapy facilities and much more!
Penny Weston, Director shares: “We recently started working with product house Tribe 517 and have luxurious new treatments ready to launch. We’re particularly excited for guests to experience our Enlighten Spa Break & Day which includes a bespoke treatment inspired by our very own Moddershall Oaks therapists, and uses our exclusive signature Enlighten Balm. Guests can even take home a 50ml balm for the prolonged spa experience!”
“The Moddershall Oaks team has also been working on a brand-new treatment menu – filled with results-driven facials, indulgent massages and cleansing body treatments!”
Spa days start from £90 per person. Spa breaks start from £170 per person
New half-day spa experience for Summer
Providing the ultimate nature reset, Armathwaite Hall, located in the Lake District, is set within 400 acres of private woodland and deer park.
Framed by the dramatic Skiddaw Mountain and Lake District Fells, guests can escape city life for a perfect luxurious and relaxing getaway.
Roberta Griffiths, Spa Director says “We can’t wait to welcome guests back into the spa, especially with our new Spring into Summer half day experience. Guests can enjoy 3-hour use of the spa facilities, a 25-minute treatment of either a back/neck & shoulder massage or a facial, along with a glass of prosecco and unlimited tea, coffee and sweet treats!”
Spa Days start from: £145. Spa Breaks start from: £375
Uk Spas – Carden Park, Cheshire
Fine Dining restaurant and outdoor adventures
Whilst in lockdown, Carden Park has taken advantage of the quiet period to invest in its facilities to ensure even the most regular visitors have a new experience to look forward to when coming back. With a brand-new fine dining restaurant ‘The Vines’ opening in the Spring, as well as the new high aerial ropes course, Vertigo, which benefits from fantastic views over the estate, guests can be sure to have an action-packed stay when visiting the Carden Park.
For when guests are worn out from all the action, The Spa at Carden which only opened in 2020 is awaiting guests to come and relax in its award-winning spa garden, where they can enjoy watching the Cheshire countryside come into bloom this Spring.
Director & General Manager at Carden Park, Hamish Ferguson adds; “We are incredibly privileged to be in a position to provide world-class new facilities at the time we reopen in May. With a luxurious space and elegant menu sourced through local suppliers, The Vines will showcase the best aspects of our Cheshire estate and will be a must for all lovers of fine dining in the region.”
Spa Days start from: £135. Spa Breaks start from: £160
Uk Spas – Titanic Spa, Huddersfield
Luxury Summer Break Package
Titanic Spa which is set amongst the majestic hills of the Yorkshire Pennines has created a package to help melt away the stresses of the pandemic. With facilities such as outdoor hot tubs and fresh natural water from the spas own water source, Titanic Spa is the perfect place to get a hit of revitalising pampering.
The Summer Ready Break includes accommodation in the spas luxury apartments, with complimentary use of robes towels and slippers allowing guests to comfortably navigate through the spa, making use of the world-class facilities, such as the Heat and Ice Experience, relaxation lounge and Salt regulated swimming pool.
Operations Manager at Titanic Spa Carly Boothroyd says “Guests can choose from selected treatments which have been expertly designed to target post-pandemic needs, whether it is a massage for WFH backs, or brightening facial for faces that haven’t seen the sun in a while.”
The Summer Ready Luxury Break costs £159 Per Person
Spa Days start from: £85. Spa Breaks start from: £139
Uk Spas – The Wave Garden Spa, Snowdonia
A brand new Spa
The Wave Garden Spa is an entirely new spa opening in Spring 2021. Located within the grounds of the Adventure Parc Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley – an award-winning adventure resort which is home to the world’s first inland surf lagoon – the Wave Garden Spa has been carefully designed to make the most of its natural resources and the magnificent landscapes of Snowdonia, offering a true ‘Chill and Thrill’ experience.
The Wave Garden Spa is all about pure water, fresh air and freedom. Guests will be able to relax and unwind as they enjoy the sound of waves and views of the mountains and forests, bathe in pools fed with chemical free water and enjoy unique cleansing and purifying treatments, contemporary design and a stunning heated sensory spa garden.
Adventure Parc Snowdonia’s managing director, Andy Ainscough said: “The Wave Garden Spa is the exciting next step in our plans for Adventure Parc Snowdonia to be a destination for wellbeing, incorporating exhilarating activities and adventures with the finest facilities to de-stress, relax and rejuvenate. Our family owned business has been built on our passion for the great outdoors, and our new spa fully embraces this with outstanding views, the sound of rolling waves and a stunning spa garden.”
Spa Days start from: £110. Spa Breaks start from: £315 for two
Uk Spas – The Spa at Bedford Lodge, Newmarket
Private group spa experience package
Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa retains the charm and character of a country house yet offers the best in modern comfort and luxury. Set in Newmarket, Suffolk, the location epitomises the finest in contemporary yet British style. Guests can soak in the views from the impressive 15 metre pool, or relax in the spa bath, sauna and steam rooms.
Rebecca Randall, Spa Manager says: “We’ve just introduced our Exclusive Spa Experience Escape package which accommodates up to a group of six guests and is perfect for small get-togethers to celebrate special occasions missed during lockdown. Each group will have their own self-contained holiday accommodation, along with private use of the spa facilities and private dining!”
Spa Days start from £135. Spa Breaks start from £210