It’s Mother’s Day – forget the cheap bunch of flowers and ditch the box of chocolates from the supermarket. A little planning (and some sound words of advice from The Spa Man) and your mum will soon be on her way to one of the UK’s top spas. My advice is to buy a package as you can get accommodation, lunch and a mix of taster treatments included, all for one great price.
The Sanctuary Spa in London’s Covent Garden is iconic. I’ve been privileged to have a tour (out of hours) as it’s strictly women only. I can put my hand on heart and truly say it’s a great place to send your mum. I often buy day spa gift vouchers for my Mother-in-law and she truly loves it, she goes along with her daughter and they have a ball. The spa is situated in a beautiful building filled with hidden treasures; it’s a true sanctuary and a world of escape from life outside. The spa has been around for over 35 years and you can indulge in a glass of bubbly while lounging by the serene Koi Carp pond, enjoy a steam, pose on the famous pool swing, detox in the Moroccan Hammam Rasul or chill in the Sleep Retreat. For my money the best package is the Pamper Day Package which includes:
- Full use of the luxury Day Spa facilities (Koi Carp Lounge, Atrium Pool, Exercise Pool, Spa Pools, Sleep Retreat, Heat and Steam Rooms)
- One 55 minute treatment of your choice
- One 25 minute treatment of your choice
- 2 Course Lunch with a Soft Drink
- From £165.
It’s hard to describe how perfect Ragdale Hall is for Mother’s Day. It offers bespoke packages for mum, incredible mother and daughter breaks and is situated away from it all in the rolling Leicestershire countryside. The facilities are state of the art, but you never feel dazzled by technology, it sits perfectly with the charm of the traditional Victorian architecture. It’s one of the most awarded and certainly one of the most relaxing health spas in the country.
Whether you want to treat mum to total relaxation, some much needed me-time or help her to kick-start a healthier lifestyle, Ragdale Hall simply is the perfect choice. I’ve visited the spa, experienced some treatments, sampled the food and met the team behind the brand. There’s no pretence, you feel at ease (almost like being at home) and most people wander around in their robes. If you really want to treat mum this year – it’s Ragdale Hall.
Spa Day – from £71
Spa Break – from £126 per person per night