Mother’s Day is about celebrating someone who has offered you unwavering support in your life. Sometimes that’s a biological mum, sometimes that’s someone unrelated, but who you can’t imagine life without. Whoever you want to spoil on Mother’s Day, here are 10 of the best spas to visit together or to book as a Mother’s Day gifts this year…
The ultimate luxury spa hotel for a Mother’s Day gift, Pennyhill Park Spa is a destination in its own right and perfect for a luxury spa day with your mum. In particular, they have their Mother’s Day One Night Break with Treatment, which includes a 60 minute treatment, a three course lunch in the Brasserie, and a bottle of Ridgeview sparkling wine to celebrate the occasion.
A luxurious country house hotel, Sopwell House is on the outskirts of St Albans in Hertfordshire. A welcoming and elegant hotel, it’s now complemented by the most beautiful adult-only, contemporary spa, which makes for an ideal destination as part of a weekend break or as a day spa destination.
It’s inspired by air, fire and water, which come together in the exceptional design. For special occasions there is also a separate inner sanctum called The Club at Cottonmill. Here facilities include indoor-to-outdoor hydro pool, experience showers, luxurious spa gardens with outdoor hot tubs, botanical steam room, salt steam room, organic sauna, panoramic sauna, Whisper Room, Deep Relaxation Room with four sense loungers and heated loungers. Team it with a spa lunch in the Pantry and a trip here is one of the most perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Set in the beautiful South Downs in the heart of Hampshire, you will find this secluded lakeside resort and adult-only spa, Champneys Forest Mere. The Manor House is framed by 160 acres of enchanting woodland and sweeping greenery, positioned near a tranquil lake.
Come for a day and you will have a lovely occasion, but stay overnight and really have quality time together. All ground floor rooms have their own patio, and if you upgrade to a suite it includes fresh flowers, fruit and Champneys gifts, which is a lovely way to start. Roam in the grounds and leave feeling as good as new – it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Stylish and sophisticated, thoughtful and beautifully designed, Lanelay Hall dates back to 1873, and is a combination of timeless architecture and contemporary interiors. A Victorian mansion in the heart of South Wales, you can dine in style, definitely spoil her with afternoon tea, and lounge in the myriad of spa facilities, which are being extended this year.
They will include a steam room, foot baths, a vitality pool complete with waterfall, and a spa garden, and natural and award-winning Welsh brand, Tribe517. A beautiful Mother’s Day gift to buy and share anticipation of a lovely day together this year.
This welcoming hotel is in a magical location overhanging the beach. Definitely stay here for the weekend, stroll on the beach, have tea overlooking the sea, and spa as the waves crash outside. The spa is a brand new addition to the hotel and it’s set over three floors. We particularly love the marine vitality pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and an Atlantic view.
Ribby Hall Village is a five star holiday village with an adult only Spa Hotel. Luxurious and contemporary, this is somewhere to spend a whole weekend with your mum complete with pampering as well as retail therapy.
There’s a two AA Rosette awarded restaurant, an exquisite Aqua Thermal Journey and a beautiful Zen Garden with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. As this is a place to spend the entire weekend in unencumbered pampered bliss.
The ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton dating back to the 1880s, Swinton Estate is a luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales. Situated at the heart of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate, spend time here with your mum exploring the grounds and taking in the views.
Maybe take a class together in the cookery school and then relax together in the world class spa facility with a glass-edged 18 metre lap pool. A particularly lovely feature is the alfresco sauna and shower as well as a 10 metre outdoor natural pool that offers environmentally friendly natural bathing in bio-filtered water.
An enormous country house that has performed under many guises since its Victorian conception, the ornate red brick building retains a sense of easy-going, homely comfort alongside the grandeur.
Very much a wellness experience, it is one of the original health spas with delicious experiences such as a Candle Pool, Indoor/Outdoor Waterfall Pool, graphics enhanced Thought Zone, aromatherapy scented Colourflow Cave, Volcanic Salt Bath, Scented Room, Rose Sauna and a Cave Shower complete with its own thunderstorm and experience showers. This is a chance to treat your mum to a really beautiful treatment – something specialised or luxurious.
Part of Spabreaks.com’s luxury Elysium Collection, Rena Spa at the Midland. It is a chic spa haven in the city with some of the best food around. We suggest having tea in a hanging pod in the relaxation room, followed by dinner at Adam Reid at The French in the evening.
For the ultimate luxury escape, Grantley Hall is a hotel spa where you should dress up and have the time of your lives. All the way through the spa there is this wonderful sense of space and decadence that makes you feel instantly relaxed and just a little like you wandered into a daydream. It has its very own Gatsby-style den where you can have drinks in the evening ’til late.
Spend the day walking in the grounds that inspired LS Lowry, see if you can hear the dulcet tones of former visitor, Dame Vera Lynn echoing down the hall, tuck into healthy dishes in the Three Graces Spa Lounge, and afternoon tea in the Drawing Room. Above all, you should have exquisite spa treatments in the Three Graces Spa, especially those using the pioneering luxury Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé.
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