The hen party has been around for as long as anyone can remember, but the type of hen parties that brides opt for changes over time. More and more hens now are choosing an altogether more relaxed and pampered option rather than the traditional big night out, especially as more women choose to get married later in life.
So if you’re after a relaxing get together before the big day, then a spa could be the perfect choice. We’ve selected our tip midlands picks for you.
Well-known Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire is, in our opinion, a stunning destination spa.
There are many beautiful lounges for your group to sit and relax over a coffee or glass of wine. Use of their facilities including the multi-million pound Thermal Spa, which houses a series of different heat and water experiences is included in the price of every package. There’s also an abundance of chill-out rooms and beautiful gardens and terraces to be enjoyed when the weather is good. And Ragdale’s extensive menu of treatments offers your hens a huge choice.
You can all join in with one of Ragdale’s fun dance or exercise classes – Hula Hooping or Ballet Toning will get you and the girls giggling. And for the perfect end to a lovely relaxing day, treat yourselves to Champagne and canapés.
We love – Ragdale Hall has the perfect accommodation for a group. The Lodge is a country cottage that sits separately to the main building. With four twin/double bedrooms, it’s the perfect pad for your lively hens and you won’t need to worry about disturbing Ragdale’s other guests.
And for your hens, Ragdale is currently offering a 5 spa days for the price of 4 deal (This offer is subject to change and depends on availability.)
Next in our top spa picks for hens is Hoar Cross Hall in Staffordshire.
Set in 50 acres of quintessential English countryside, Hoar Cross Hall Spa Hotel is a Grade II listed stately home retreat that pairs period style with modern luxury and attentive service.
Far from imposing strict rules, regulations and regimes, the focus at Hoar Cross hall is on balancing the body and mind, restoring a sense of calm and promoting a general feeling of well being.
An extensive refurbishment programme is currently underway. The newly decorated public areas , including the stunning long gallery bar and library, scream hotel chic, while the spa’s features include a 26-meter salt water vitality pool, hydrotherapy pool with jet blowers and the nordic heat and ice Suite, with an Aspen wood sauna, steam rooms and ice temple.
We love – The option of booking a suite with a private hot tub so the celebrations can continue once dinner is over.
Last but by no means least is Elan Spa at Mallory Court in Leamington Spa. This hasn’t actually even opened yet (due spring 2017) but we have such confidence in Mallory Court and the Eden Hotel Group that it’s sure to be a great choice.
The Elan Spa is the perfect destination for you and your hens to pamper and unwind before the big day.
They offer a great mini spa package which includes full use of the spa facilities for three hours including a 25 minute ESPA treatment of your choice each and a glass of Champagne. Prices start from £75 and book 10 or more and the bride goes free.
Residential packages include accommodation, a 25 minute ESPA treatment, three course dinner menu in the Brasserie, full English breakfast, use of spa facilities up until checkout, car parking and VAT. Packages start from £199.00 per person
We love – The fact that we will have a dedicated spa right here in South Warwickshire. Can’t wait.