The National Forest for Spa, Families & Water Adventure

If spa breaks, family getaways and a new water adventure are your thing, you might be interested in some of the new packages on offer for 2013 in and around The National Forest.

National Forest
(Photo credit: 2020VISION / Ben Hall).

Reeds Health Club and Spa at the four-star Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Kegworth is offering great value spa packages. Its day package includes a 30-minute maintenance manicure and pedicure, a 30-minute massage and a 30-minute facial, as well as lunch and full use of the leisure facilities including pool, Jacuzzi and gym for just £89 (Mon-Thur), £99 (Fri-Sat). One and two night packages are also available which include treatments and three-course evening meals in its two-Rosette restaurant.

The Health Club and Spa at St George’s Park offers the ‘Switch Off’, ‘Fresh Start’ and ‘Bounce Back’ packages which combine two wonderful treatments from £85. All packages can be upgraded to include lunch. For the latest spa break deals visit the Hilton website and click on Special Offers.

Book a family break (2 adults, 2 children) including overnight stay and evening meal at YHA National Forest and family day pass for CONKERS for just £80 per night (and all within walking distance). Only £10 per person for extra family members.

Or stay at YHA National Forest for one night and get a family pass for Alton Towers for £140 (2 adults, 2 children). To book call 01283 229662 and quote NF CONKERS and NF Alton respectively. Other deals are available: contact the YHA National Forest for details. Mercia Marina at Willington has teamed up with Shakespeare Classic Line narrowboat hire company to offer a unique Water Adventure Package.

The package allows holidaymakers to spend part of their break in one of the marina’s luxury waterside lodges, then to set sail on the Trent & Mersey Canal to explore the river network for the remainder of their holiday. The length of break can be tailored to suit and full tuition of the boat is included.

The National Forest has teamed up with Leicester Shire Promotions to bring an exclusive range of short breaks in The National Forest and Leicestershire.

Stay Play Explore includes entrance to any three of these fantastic attractions: Conkers,Snibston, Twycross Zoo, National Space Centre and Bosworth Battlefield plus overnight accommodation and breakfast at a top hotel from just £109 per family.

Family Adventure from Stay Play Explore is costs £109 and includes four-tar overnight accommodation for a family of four with breakfast and a choice of three activities: cycle hire, tobogganing, outdoor pursuits activities, ten pin bowling or a family cinema pass.

Book a Discover Glorious Heritage package and for just £109 two people can stay in one of four hotels and get tickets for three attractions from Calke Abbey, Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Bosworth Battlefield, or Snibston.

The National Brewery Centre pays homage to Burton’s world-renowned brewing reputation and celebrates the social history and development of brewing. Book a brewery break and enjoy a two-night treat in grade-ll listed, 18th-century hotel with tickets to National Brewery Centre and three-course dinner for two. Find out more and book: Mercure Burton upon Trent Newton Park Hotel

See The National Forest website for details of walking breaks and the National Forest Walking Festival (18th – 30th May) or try your hand at ancient woodland crafts or survival skills.

For all these and more information about day visits and things to see and do in The National Forest, see

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