Whether it’s side-by-side treatments followed by a spot lunch, a gym-earned afternoon tea, or the full overnight works, complete with cocktails and dinner, you can’t go wrong with a spa break this Mother’s Day. Be sure to check out the timely offers on our site; in the meantime, here’s Stylish Spy’s round up of where to take Ma this year.
If a Roof Top Spa and Garden is your thing, look no further than Rudding Park Spa, a short drive from the picturesque town of Harrogate. Opened in 2017, the spa spills over three levels, with plenty to enjoy with mum. Weather playing ball? Head straight to that roof and sink into the infinity-edged hydro-pool, before relaxing on the sun deck. (Come on Spring…). Inside, there’s an indoor pool, juniper log sauna and four ‘mind and sense’ zones. A range of treatments, including facials from Natura Bissé, three dining options and a new swish cocktail bar are sure to facilitate a Mother’s Day to remember.
Whether you’re in the hydro-pool, steam room, sauna, salt steam room or lying on a tepidarium bed, you can’t escape the views at Stanley House Hotel & Spa. And why would you want to – Lancashire’s Ribble Valley is a green, hilly spectacle that puts spa goers right in the countryside without the need for wellies. Catch up over a manicure, put the world to rights over a two-course lunch or afternoon tea with fizz, or indulge in a treatment. We recommend Temple Spa’s Champagne and Truffles facial – a celebratory 90 minutes that concludes with a glass of Champagne and a plate of choccies.
There are times when a city spa – with its culture, café scene and shops – is just the ticket. Spend the day flashing the cash and sipping coffee in the heart of this thriving city before returning to The Spa & Gym for some thermal action, relaxation time or a treatment. Carried too much shopping? Opt for a neck and shoulder massage and let the decadent oils and magic hands of your therapist ease the strain. Continue the celebration with afternoon tea at The Library afterwards, complete with Champagne and selection of pâtisseries.
A refurbishment in 2021 makes Hoar Cross Hall one of the largest Spa’s in Europe, spanning a whopping 85,000sq ft - with an unfathomable 42 treatment rooms. There’s also 12 spa facilities, two pools and extensive fitness facilities to get round – luckily, we can highly recommend an overnight stay, where individually designed rooms have little surprises in store (think garden views or baby-pink freestanding baths). A limited-edition afternoon tea (pictured above) could be the icing on the Mother’s Day cake – be sure to book ahead.
Teem a spa visit with a dose of Vitamin Sea at Lincombe Hall Hotel & Spa. The glorious beaches of Torquay are just a short walk away and happily devoid of the summer swell of visitors. Warm up in the Scandinavian sauna, Himalayan salt room or aromatherapy steam room, or book side-by-side massages or facials in the dual treatment room. The 15-metre lap pool is just right for swimming lengths; the hydro-pool the place to sip cocktails (or mocktails) beside. Finish the day with afternoon tea or a two-course lunch.
The Beaumont is a whitewashed, five-star hotel in the heart of buzzing Mayfair that draws heavily on Art Deco design – check out the chequerboard black and gold floor in the lobby as you enter. The small, perfectly formed spa is bathed in white marble and gleaming chrome, with more of a hint of Paris than London. After trying the thermal facilities, book an OSKIA facial, a Hamman experience for two or a cut and blow dry in the Salon. Afternoon Tea is Gatsby’s Room has special occasion written all over it or try The Colony Grill Room for New York-style sophistication or 1920’s-inspired Le Margritte Bar & Terrace for a cocktail.