From outdoor Jacuzzis and outdoor spa baths to entire spa gardens, some of the most unusual spa treatments and experiences incorporate the great outdoors. The exclusive rooftop spa garden at Rudding Park, for example, is a brand new addition that incorporates unique experiences such as an oxygen pod, as well as providing space that’s ideal for couples and groups of friends to enjoy time together.
At Galgorm Spa and Resort in Ireland, the gardens are an ever-present part of the spa experience, with views of the River Maine as you do yoga in the River House (on stilts). Exclusive offerings include outdoor hot tubs and the Beltane Experience, where you relax around a sunken fire with friends before enjoying a dip in the 12 person hot tub.
Of course, they are not the only spa destinations to offer beautiful outside spa experiences. Amongst the best outdoor spas are Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Surrey, which takes you from the inside out through a multiplicity of pools, even when there’s snow on the ground. There’s also The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall, where the Zen Garden makes it one of the UK’s favourite spas with outdoor hot tubs.
Alfresco Spa Days in South East (8 spas available)
Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa
Pennyhill Park Spa Day - Two Treats in One Day
Includes a choice of 1 x 50 minute treatment from: Massage, Facial or Body Scrub, Afternoon Tea, robe, towel and flip flops provided and full use of the spa facilities between 3.30pm and 10pm.
Alexander House Hotel Utopia Spa
Awaken Tailor Made
- £140 to spend on your choice of treatments
- A choice of 2 course lunch or Afternoon Tea
- Refreshments on arrival
- Full use of the spa facilities between 10am-4pm Sunday – Friday and 9am-3pm on Saturday
South Downs Sunset Package
Includes arrival at 4.30pm, a choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from: Elemental Muscle Melt, Five Element Foot Soak and Massage, Express Manicure or Express Pedicure, a glass of wine in the hot tub, 2 course dinner from the Sussex menu, robe, towel and slippers provided and full use of the spa facilities.
Bronze Spa Day
Includes a 25 minute Champneys Wrap, a 25 minute Champneys Pick Me Up Facial, tea and coffee on arrival, lunch in the Champneys Spa Café Restaurant, robe, towel and flip flops provided and full use of the facilities.
Fitness classes can be pre-booked for £3 - £6 to guarantee a space
Guildford Harbour Hotel & Spa
Revive Spa Afternoon
Includes arrival from 12pm, a choice of 1 x 40 minute treatment from: ESPA Express Facial, ESPA Salt and Oil Body Exfoliation with Indian Head Massage or a Jessica Manicure with a colour of your choice to take home, Afternoon Tea served between 3.30pm-4.30pm and 3 hours use of the spa facilities.
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
Includes a choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from: Media in Good Spirits, Media Drift Away, Work It Out Massage or Express Power Facial; plus afternoon tea with glass of bubbly, robe, towel and slippers and full use of the spa facilities.
Arrival from 12 noon, departure at 6pm; Tea will be served at 3pm
Foxhills Club & Resort
Includes a choice of 1 x 40 minute treatment from: Therapeutic Massage or Elemis Booster Facial, robe, towel and slippers provided and use of the facilities between 2pm - 6pm.