Balance. We all need a good balance in our lives to feel good day-to-day. Finding the time for yourself to rest & rejuvenate can be hard when you work and have a family to look after! BUT rest is essential and what better way to rest than by going on a family spa break for the weekend? You need that space and time to breathe & reconnect with yourself. So we’ve found the best and most affordable family spa breaks in the UK.
So, without further ado and in no particular order, here are our top ten picks of the best family spa breaks …
Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
Lucknam Park is an award-winning, family-friendly spa hotel. Located amongst 500 acres of beautiful gardens in Chippenham, it has proved a popular destination for families in the UK, looking for a family spa break. Kids love galloping in the rolling countryside in the horseback riding activity and running around in the adventure playground. Not to mention the diverse range of sporting activities and the imaginative Hideaway which is full of fun activities.
Just 6 miles from Bath, it is within easy reach of popular family destinations such as Longleat, Bowood, Cotswolds Water Park and Bristol Zoo. The spa offers a wide range of luxurious spa treatments from facials, body therapies, manicures and other signature treatments. Check it out here.
Bournemouth Carlton, Signature Hotel Collection by Best Western
Put your hands up if you need a family spa break with SEA VIEWS! This dreamy spa getaway is situated on Bournemouth’s famous East cliff. Your kids will love waking up every day to swim in the spas turquoise pools and spending their afternoons exploring the beautiful beach down below. Go sand castle crazy I say!
Your furry friends are welcome too as the spa is also pet friendly. The hotel is within walking distance from Bournemouth Pier, so why not take your chances on the penny falls after a day of sunbathing and skin-soothing treatments? Overnight stays start from £104 pp, with the choice of swanky Victorian hotel rooms or self-catering apartments. Check it out here.
Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran, Scotland
The Auchrannie Resort is a 4-star family spa break with 115 accommodations across its site, from hotel rooms to luxury lodges. The resort is a proud member of the Green Tourism Program, meaning you will have an eco-friendly stay. Experience the rugged & scenic Scottish countryside as you kick back and unwind for the weekend.
There is a wide range of top-quality spa facilities such as aromatherapy, reflexology, body scrubs, and lots more! The spa is open daily so treatments are on tap for you! Wanna get active? Tell dad to get his golfing gloves ready for a game at the Brodick Golf Club. Whip out your mountain bikes and head over to Brodick Castle Country Park. Splash about in the indoor swimming pool, not to forget the separate kid’s pool too. Overnight stays start from £168 pp.
Check it out here.
Celtic Manor Escapes, South Wales
Looking for some adventurous outdoor pursuits? You will not be disappointed at Celtic Manor Escapes in South Wales. At this family spa break, not only are there lots of brilliant body treatments, beauty treatments and exquisite spa facilities but an extensive range of outdoor activities for the kids too. While you are enjoying the sweet serenity of a hot-stone massage, the kids will be sharpening their aim in archery. While you breathe in soft cedarwood aromas, the kids will be racing from treehouse to treehouse, bouncing around in the Forest Net activity with dad.
As you glide calmly through the tranquil pool, your kids will be jumping up and down after making their first hole-in-one on the Adventure Golf Course. Overnight stays start from £123, with a diverse range of packages available. Stopover in the hotel with family-sized rooms or in family lodges. This impressive family escape is packed full of fun things to do! Feel free to check out nearby family hotspots like Tredegar House during your stay! Check it out here.
Woolley Grange, Cotswolds
Who could say no to a beautiful Jacobean house on the edge of the Cotswolds? Go pear picking in the lush gardens, build towers in the kids club or take a solitary swim in the pool.
At Woolley Grange, kids & parents are equally fulfilled and cared for. Reconnect with your partner over a candle-lit dinner as the kids are looked after in the hotel’s complimentary child care.
Whether you choose to spend your days by the pool, in the sauna or in the Good Life Garden where chickens & rabbits roam freely, there are so many things to try out. Go toe-dipping with the kids in the garden’s pond. Spend your evenings strolling and giggling under 14 acres of ancient trees & head back for a delicious meal in the hotel’s restaurant. Finish up your night cuddling by the roaring fire in your glamping pod while the kids sleep peacefully.
Life gets hard and messy sometimes, so taking a much needed weekend family spa break with your family is needed! Check it out here.
Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall
We LOVE the stylish & cosy Watergate Bay Hotel. Why? I hear you ask? Picture this: Days spent on the beach, supervised game rooms for the kids, and seaview rooms alongside spectacular spa treatments. That’s why!
Not to forget the chic village apartments and beach lofts available to stay in too. Sink your teeth into Cornish food, tasting all the local underwater delicacies and a scoop of the finest cornish ice cream. Join one of the surfing classes for an epic afternoon then head to the Beach Hut to fill your empty bellies.
Watergate offers a great range of kids activities for babies, toddlers, younger kids and older kids/teens which you can find here. Kids can explore safely and parents can relax happily. Watergate is dog-friendly too, so bring along your furry companion for a paddle in the sea at this family spa break.
Darwin Forest, Peak District
Hungry for that forest feeling? Escape the award-winning Darwin Forest for some relaxation & family fun. Get your endorphins popping in the gym, shower & head to the spa for a well-deserved massage. The kids can release their energy in the Little monkey’s indoor soft play centre.
Your slightly older kids will love the Activity Den where you can play hockey, pool, arcade games and more! Stopover in modern lodges with excellent amenities in the midst of nature. Psst, there are some lodges with hot tubs too… 😅.
Aside from great spa activities, there are also outdoor activities to get stuck into as well. Hop on your bikes and follow the cycling trails and you sweep through breathtaking scenery. Jump on a cable car at the Heights of Abraham attraction in Matlock Bath. Put on your history hats as you head to Chatsworth House. There’s so much to explore in the Peak District making Darwin Forest a brilliant family spa break. Check it out here.
Mercure Norton Grange Hotel and Spa, Rochdale
Only 8 miles from Manchester, the Mercure Norton Grange Hotel and Spa overnight stays start from just £90 pp. Check out the hotel’s lavish beauty treatments. Get your nails polished & lacquered in whatever colour you choose. Swim in crystal clear pools, steam out your stresses in the sauna and check out the spas ice room/fountain!
Take your pick of six treatment rooms for a facial, massage and body wrap of your choice! After you are soothed and rejuvenated why not head to Manchester’s city centre for some retail therapy? With everything at your fingertips, families love the Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa. Check it out here.
The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield
Want to try something new? At the Belfry you can experience a fire and ice thermal room. This room is designed specifically to rejuvenate your senses, switching between temperatures for 90 minutes.
]The hotel spa has 12 treatment rooms, a spin class studio, a pool and so much more! Overnight stays start from £94 pp, bargain right? Enjoy light bites and delicacies as you relax while Dad goes to the Club House to watch the latest sporting events. Stopover in luxurious hotel suites – some have balconies too! The perfect family spa break. Check it out here.
Calcot Spa, Gloucestershire
Enjoy the perfect spa retreat at Calcot Spa, Gloucestershire. Relax the mind, soothe the spirit and beautify the body with a wonderful spa day or break. Spoil yourself with blissful spa treatments like reviving facials, deep tissue massages and expert manicures & pedicures.
Fun is also on the menu, with the Playbarn & the Mez, and outdoor play activities for the little ones. Spot the buzzing wildlife around the spa from adorable hedgehogs, bees, and rabbits. Check it out here.