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Are you ready for Twixmas?

Twixmas is that time between Christmas and New Year, when you’re not entirely sure what to do with yourself. You’ve just about emerged from the food coma of Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and you’re not quite ready to think about New Year’s Eve. No one is on their emails and having peeled yourself off the sofa, you’re looking for plans that don’t involve too much effort but continue the feel good factor. This is the time for a Twixmas spa break and has just the ticket.   

 Twixmas ‘recovery days’

We have a collection of post-Christmas ‘recovery days’ to help you unwind and focus on your overall wellbeing, so you can start 2022 feeling your best.  We’re already seeing a lot of demand for Twixmas spa experiences, as we all seek that much needed getaway from everyday stresses. With that in mind, booking early is the key to guaranteeing time away.

Presents with presence

For those who haven’t sorted their gifts for this year yet, a voucher for the Twixmas period (or any other time of the year) is the ideal way to give something meaningful to loved ones - the chance to be in the moment together.

Whether it is a relaxing afternoon escape or a truly restorative overnight break, here are some of our top UK spa experiences to unwind and relax this December:

Rena Spa at the Midland

Rena Spa at The Midland, Manchester

Part of our luxurious Elysium Collection, the Rena Spa at The Midland hotel is a modern and glamorous relaxation oasis in the heart of Manchester. The underground haven offers a great variety of day and overnight packages for couples, groups and solo travellers.

For a day of bespoke relaxation, the ‘Time Spa Day’ package offers 100 minutes of personalised treatments tailored to individual needs after a consultation with a dedicated therapist. Toast the occasion with a complimentary glass of champagne, before enjoying a delicious lunch or traditional afternoon tea. Guests will also be allocated a time slot to enjoy the fabulous facilities, including a pool, sauna, rasul, hot tub, steam room and relaxation area complete with hanging tents. Last, but not least, you will also receive a £10 voucher to spend on spa products.

From £179 per person. Robe, towel and slippers provided.


Mottram Hall Hotel & Spa, Cheshire

Boasting 270 acres of landscaped gardens and an 18-hole championship golf course, the Grade II listed Mottram Hall is the perfect place to escape to for couples or even families. At its heart lies the impressive £10 million Champneys Spa, a state-of-the-art wellness centre that combines luxury with clinical excellence. Amongst the extensive facilities, guests will find the most stylish and modern sauna, swimming pool, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, ice room, gym and experience showers to name just a few.

The ‘Robed and Relaxed Spa Day’ is just what the doctor ordered after a busy festive period, soothing spa-goers with a choice of one 50-minute treatment* such as the Champneys Radiance Renewal Facial or a Champneys Body Wrap and Scalp Massage. The heavenly package also includes a light three-course lunch at the spa restaurant Raffaella’s, and full access to the gym timetable. 

From £139 per person. Robe and flip-flops provided.


Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire

With ample space and plenty of entertainment, gastronomic options and a golf course, Whittlebury Hall is perfect for larger groups who want to enjoy some down-time together. The four-star property boasts 254 rooms - and the spa area is just as vast, with 23 treatment rooms, an aromatherapy crystal steam room, a caldarium, experience showers, foot spas, a hydrotherapy pool, an ice cave, and many more facilities.

The ‘Two Night Indulgent Spa Stay’ is exactly that, a package filled to the brim with delightful experiences and treats including two nights’ bed and breakfast, a bottle of prosecco in the room on arrival, a three-course dinner in Astons restaurant each evening, a choice of one 50-minute treatment* such as the Tailored To You Massage, plus a 40-minute Peaceful Escape Massage, a two-course lunch on day one, a tasty brunch with a glass of fizz on your second day as well as a cream tea in the afternoon, £50 resort credit, and an ESPA Amenity Kit to take home.

From £432 per person, minimum of two.

Alexander House Hotel Utopia Spa 3

Alexander House Hotel Utopia Spa, West Sussex

Intrinsically romantic and packed with historic charm, Alexander House Hotel is loved by celebrities and other guests alike for its privacy and the sense of escapism it provides. Once home to the poet Percy Shelley, it is close to London yet feels a million miles away.

The ‘Twilight Package’ makes for a relaxing afternoon treat, starting with a pampering session and use of the spa facilities between 4pm - 8pm including a pool, hot tub, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, rasul, relaxation area and many more. Choose one 40 minute treatment* such as the Back, Neck, Shoulder and Scalp Massage or Utopia Express Facial before heading for a two-course dinner in the elegant restaurant. There are also half-day options available in the morning, and for expectant mothers.

From £150 per person. Robe and towel provided.

Book a spa break at at Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa
Chelsea Harbour Hotel

The Spa at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London

City slickers and visitors to the capital will enjoy a day of pampering in one of central London’s most privileged enclaves at the modern and stylish Chelsea Harbour Hotel. There are several ‘short and sweet’ pampering options perfect for a busy city lifestyle, but for the lost days between Christmas and New Year’s why not indulge in the Total Indulgence Afternoon Tea & Fizz Day. 

The extensive package includes two 50-minute treatments* such as the Caudalie Lifestyle Body Scrub & Massage or Caudalie Time Out Facial with Hand and Cranial Massage, a welcome drink on arrival, Prosecco afternoon tea served in the hotel, and a £10 spa retail voucher. Welcoming families with children and groups of up to six people, it’s the perfect base for a spot of pampering before hitting town!

From £185 per person. Spa access with robes and slippers included.


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