With its extensive grounds, sprawling lawns and a 27-hole golf course, Rockliffe Hall has everything you could wish for from a spa day. The spa itself provides a tranquil place to relax, with outdoor areas if the weather permits and an exotic Roman Sauna, while the award-winning Orangery restaurant serves up food of the highest order – think tender Yorkshire beef fillet with king oyster mushroom and turnip sauce.
Mother’s Day highlight: The Scent-sational Spring Spa Day includes full use of the spa and wellness facilities, a 45-minute NEOM candle back massage, a two-course lunch and an intensive skin treatment candle to take home.
Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2DU
Taking inspiration from Far Eastern wellness rituals, the Serenity Spa, within the five-star Seaham Hall hotel, is the epitome of tranquil. Take a dip in the luxurious 20-metre pool, unwind in the steam, sauna and hydrotherapy thermal experiences, or simply relax on a heated sun lounger overlooking the gardens in the Zen Lounge. When it comes to food, the offerings are equally as impressive – the stunning Ozone restaurant showcases the very best of Pan Asian cooking, from vibrant salads and fragrant curries to tapas sharing platters.
Mother’s Day highlight: Whisk your mum away for the evening with their Twilight Spa package, which includes full use of the facilities from 6pm–10pm and a delicious two-course meal in the Ozone restaurant.
Lord Byrons Walk, Seaham SR7 7AG
0191 516 1400
If you’re looking for true indulgence, this five-star hotel in Harrogate is the place to go. The Roof Top Spa is a contemporary haven of relaxation, with a range of hydrotherapy and thermal experiences. Blow off the cobwebs with a bracing thermal shower experience (just watch out for the sudden thunder and lightening), enjoy a 10-minute holiday in the sunlight therapy room, or sip on a glass of prosecco in the heated outdoor pool overlooking the gardens.
Mother’s Day highlight: Their Afternoon Tea Spa Day grants full access to the spa’s facilities from 1pm–6pm, with the added indulgence of a 45-minute treatment of your choice and a delicious afternoon tea served at either 3pm or 3:45pm.
Rudding Lane, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH
With welcoming log fires, wood-panelled public rooms and a conservatory and terrace overlooking the lake, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind with your mum. The spa at Armathwaite boasts an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym, plus there is a stunning outdoor hot tub overlooking the landscaped gardens, a tranquility room and 10 relaxing treatment rooms.
Mother’s Day highlight: The Sereni-tea Spa Day package offers full use of the spa’s luxurious facilities from 10am–2pm, a 25-minute face or body treatment, and, as the name suggests, an indulgent afternoon tea in the hotel’s Lake View lounge.
Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, Keswick CA12 4RE
Swinton Estate has long been renowned for its luxurious five-star hotel and magnificent grounds, but its spa is perhaps the pièce de résistance. Decamp to the 18-metre indoor pool and thermal suite to discover the calming effects of the aromatherapy steam room, or enjoy the heated outdoor terrace with a glass of Champagne in the cedar hot tub, overlooking 200 acres of parkland. If all of that relaxing has got you hungry, The Terrace Restaurant & Bar is the perfect spot to refuel, with an open kitchen showcasing estate-grown seasonal produce in a bright and modern setting.
Mother’s Day highlight: For a spa day with a difference, their Cook and Chill package takes some beating – enjoy an immersive cookery course in the onsite cookery school, before heading to the spa to wind down with an treatment or a swim.
Swinton Estate, Swinton, Ripon HG4 4JH