Eight Super Spas to Take Your Mum to This Mother's Day
There are few better ways to show your mum how much she means to you than treating her to a relaxing trip to a top spa
Rockliffe Hall Hotel has all the special touches you’d expect from a five-star country retreat and that’s equally true for the spa here. At around 50,000 sq ft, the spa at Rockliffe has everything needed for total wellbeing. From a thermal suite comprising both hot and cold experiences, to spa pools which enhance circulation and boost the immune system, as well as a range of treatments cultivated by their spa experts, there’s an extensive array of facilities both inside and out. Plus at 20-metres long, the indoor pool is perfect for an energising swim or a quick dip between heat rooms. For an extra treat this Mother’s Day upgrade your spa day with access to the Spa Garden. Benefitting from an infinity edge experience pool, glass fronted sauna, Tepidarium beds and views over the 375-acre estate, what more could you ask for.
Hurworth on Tees, Darlington DL2 2DU
Influenced by the tranquility of the Far East, Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall is a peaceful space which engages the senses and nurtures the mind, body and soul. You'll find a range of facilities including a luxurious 20-metre pool with massage stations, steam, sauna and hydrotherapy thermal experiences, outdoor hot tubs and ice fountain, not to mention the beautiful Zen Garden with relaxation beds and infinity pool. Meanwhile the award-winning holistic treatments are designed to help you achieve a sense of harmony, so you’ll leave feeling refreshed, energised and truly at peace with your surroundings. Standing at the end of the calming subterranean tunnel, The Elephant Shanti lounge area is a great place to unwind, where guests can relax on long beds under the watchful eye of a large elephant statue.
Lord Byron’s Walk, Seaham SR7 7AG
0191 516 1400
Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa
Tucked away in the picturesque town of Helmsley, the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa is the epitome of a charming countryside retreat. Massages, facials and whole-body rituals are tailored to your needs, while the sauna, monsoon shower and outdoor pools can all be used as you please. We recommend booking the Mum & Me spa experience. With a 45-minute facial, 15-minute hot stone side order, full use of the spa facilities for four hours, lunch and a glass of Prosecco, it’s the perfect day out. Or for something a bit different, try the traditional Arabian mud ritual of Rasul where mineral-rich mud deeply absorbs into your skin and as the chamber begins to fill with steam your pores open, allowing the mud to naturally absorb and draw out impurities, leaving your skin smooth and nourished.
High Street, Helmsley YO62 5AG
This luxurious Palladian-style hotel has an impressive spa where you and your mum can sit back, relax and let the experts work their magic. You’ll find a full treatment menu, offering everything from a full body ritual to hand and feet treatments, as well as a specialist high performance wave facial workshop. Meanwhile, to complement the range of treatments and therapies available, guests can relax next to the 18-metre indoor swimming pool, take a dip in the outdoor hydrotherapy pool or enjoy the thermal experiences including the sauna, steam room and snow room. A tranquil relaxation area is also available with direct access onto the pretty outdoor terrace, while the Three Graces Spa Lounge offers a delicious range of healthy, nutritious drinks and snacks to be enjoyed throughout the day.
Grantley Hall, Ripon HG4 3ET
With four sophisticated thermal suites, five pools including one of the UK’s largest hydrotherapy pools, a state-of-the-art gym and a huge range of specialist treatments on offer, Ramside Hall is home to one of the best luxury spas in Durham and provides the ideal opportunity to unwind. For Mother's Day they’ve got a selection of experiences on offer, ranging from Treat & Afternoon Tea, where you’ll receive a 55-minute bespoke facial or massage and an Asian-inspired afternoon tea, to the Spa Day Escape where you’re treated to a full day’s use of spa facilities, a 55-minute Elemis facial or Swedish massage and a two-course lunch in The Fusion restaurant. For something extra special why not treat your mum to private use of the outdoor infinity pool where you can take in stunning views across 350 acres of beautiful private grounds.
Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD
0191 386 5282
An authentic 17th century country house in the Durham Dales, Headlam Hall is an idyllic rural retreat and its luxury spa reflects the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Offering a place to relax, exercise and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of water and authentic spa therapy, facilities here include a 15-metre swimming pool, outdoor hydrotherapy spa pool, sauna, steam room, drench shower, fully-equipped gym, exercise studio, beautifully-appointed treatment rooms, spa lounge with log-burning stove and brasserie café. You’ll find an equally impressive selection of treatments and therapies with everything from a pro-collagen facial to a holistic muscular injury massage, while little touches such as warmed couches, aromatic burning oils, candle light and herbal tisanes will help to create an unforgettable treatment experience for you and your mum.
Gainford, Darlington DL2 3HA
Yorkshire Spa Retreat
In the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, the Yorkshire Spa Retreat has been designed to bring you closer to nature. A beautiful outdoor spa, it is centred around a unique wild swimming pond and following an invigorating swim experience (great for detoxing and stimulating white blood cells) guests can indulge in a range of thermal therapies including the hydrotherapy pool, Himalayan salt sauna, herbal steam room and herbal lounge. The ultimate in relaxation, guests can enjoy a range of enriching treatments which use 100 percent natural ingredient products.
Gale Lane, York YO62 7SD
Swinton Country Club & Spa
The contemporary Country Cub and Spa here is in direct contrast with the historic, castellated country house hotel to which it belongs. The 18-metre indoor pool is great for lengths, whilst the indoor hydrotherapy pool provides therapeutic relaxation with a choice of massage jets. Outdoors there’s a spa garden with a 10-metre natural pool for eco-friendly bathing in the bio-filtered water, and a hot tub and fire pit on standby should you need to warm up post-swim. There’s an impressive thermal suite complete with aroma steam room, a salt room and Finnish sauna, a high-tech gym and exercise studio. Meanwhile, you can enjoy treatments in the first-floor treatment suite and there’s a breakout space here for relaxation.
Swinton Park Hotel, Ripon HG4 4JH