From award-winning restaurants to beautiful gardens, luxurious afternoon teas to pregnancy massages, here are some of the most beautiful spa destinations for those upcoming baby showers.
Key baby shower ingredients
First up, a few key ingredients for the perfect baby shower...
- A beautiful location
- Plenty of space for friends to have quality time together
- Room for all the baby shower gifts
- An environment you can personalise with your own decorations
- And of course, baby shower cakes and desserts
Putting together a beautiful baby shower worthy of the Instagram posts you know everyone will want to take, all starts with the location. If you’re looking for baby shower gifts and baby shower ideas for a friend or sister, there’s a wealth of themes out there. Of course, you are best positioned to choose something that will best suit the mum-to-be and celebrate her impending arrival.
Making sure everyone, including mum has a wonderful time however, starts with the right location. That’s where a spa hotel can really help. There’s space for everyone to have quality time together, relaxing, talking and catching up. Spa hotels also usually have a private space that you can decorate and personalise for baby shower gifts opening, food, mocktails and the all-important baby shower cake.
Here are some of our top baby shower spa days and breaks:
Lusty Beg, Ireland
Lusty Beg in County Fermanagh is a unique destination - an island resort accessed by ferry in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands. Surrounded by vast parkland, you can opt to stay in self catering lodges and chalets. The Island Spa is located in a lodge style building where you can lounge by the pool tucking into teas, coffees, smoothies and fruit kebabs.
Their Baby Shower Spa Day includes a New Mum New Life pregnancy massage for the mum to be. Guests choose one spa treatment from the following choices: a Seaweed Bath, an Aromatherapy Salt Bath, a Recover Touch Facial, or an Indulgent Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco, a spa sharing platter and an assortment of finger food. You can also enjoy full use of the sauna, hot tub, garden and swimming pool, with use of robes, towels and slippers for the day. For a minimum of six guests and a maximum of 16.
Pennyhill Park, Surrey
Pennyhill Park is a favourite amongst just about everyone, but for mums-to-be they really go that extra mile. The beauty is in the details - for example, especially when it comes to prenatal spa treatments. They have a wide range of facilities, which is perfect for a group of friends, amazing food and beautiful grounds. For the mum-to-be, the pregnancy massage is designed to calm, ease feelings of discomfort and relax both mum and baby. First they make you comfortable, then your lower back, legs and arms will be massaged and soothed, using a relaxing pregnancy oil.
South Lodge, West Sussex
This beautiful spa in the South Downs encompasses an exquisite hotel and a beautiful, purpose-built spa with design and sustainability at its heart. Embedded into the grounds with a sedum roof, favourite features include a natural wild pool and 14 nature-themed treatment rooms. For mums-to-be, they offer a pregnancy massage designed to relax, and ease aching muscles for those in the second and third trimester, and using a dedicated pregnancy oil.
Gomersal Park Hotel and Dream Spa, West Yorkshire
Set in beautiful Yorkshire countryside and privately owned parkland, Gomersal Park is all about providing space for rest and relaxation. The spa has eight treatment rooms and two rasul mud chambers amongst its facilities, which is perfect for groups, while the mum-to-be can enjoy their Peaceful Pregnancy Face and Body Experience, which gently addresses any visible signs of hormonal changes on the skin and supports it through pregnancy.
Alexander House Hotel Utopia Spa, West Sussex
Very much a destination for those looking for pampering and luxury, Alexander House Hotel Utopia Spa is a blissful retreat, steeped in history but offering every modern luxury as well. It's surrounded by gorgeous gardens - there's even a 'Spa Garden'. It's adult-only so you're guaranteed rest and relaxation. You should definitely enjoy afternoon tea, and if you want to stay overnight The Gatehouse is a fully serviced apartment on the edge of the estate with space for up to four people and perfect for groups of friends. They also have a beautiful Mother To Be Massage - 55 minutes attending to sore, tired and aching muscles.