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40th Birthday Ideas

Whether you are excited or freaked out about turning the big 4-0, the occasion does offer the perfect excuse to celebrate in style. And where better than a spa for a touch of glamour, luxury and indulgence? The great thing about celebrating your special day at a spa is that you have a variety of options to choose from. So, in this article, we take a look at our favourite ways to celebrate this landmark birthday.

Champagne lunch

It’s your 40th, so break out the champagne (or tipple of your choice) and enjoy a wonderful meal! Of course, when it comes to restaurants, you have plenty to choose from. However, when you book a spa champagne lunch, you also get to enjoy the treatments and facilities on offer. Arrive early for some pampering before adjourning to the restaurant for a relaxed meal.

Especially good for: The perfect 40th birthday outing with the girls!

Spa packages you might like:

The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa in Helmsley offers a Girly Gathering spa break that includes a treatment, use of the spa facilities and lunch with a glass of Prosecco, all in gorgeous countryside surroundings.

The Your Luxury ESPA Experience is available at 19 spas. Enjoy lunch and a glass of bubbly, in addition to two treatments and full use of facilities at your chosen spa.

Glam makeover

Why not kick off your 40s by refreshing your look? You could start the day relaxing at a luxury spa, followed by a nice lunch and fab makeover before getting dressed up and heading out for the night. To us, that seems like a pretty cool way of saying goodbye to your 30s! Choose an upmarket city or town centre spa and really make a day (and night) of it.

Especially good for: Getting pampered and glammed up with your best friend before hitting the town to celebrate the big day!

Spa packages you might like:

The centrally-located Mercure Sheffield St Pauls Hotel and Spa offers a Tranquillity Escape for Two that includes a glass of Prosecco, spa lunch with wine and a choice of treatment.

The Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa offers a Luxurious Spa Day that includes a glass of bubby, lunch or afternoon tea and a treatment.

The Wynnstay Hotel and Spa in Oswestry offers a luxurious Celebration Spa Day for four or more guests.

Afternoon tea

For the ultimate in refinement, an afternoon tea is the perfect way to enjoy a lower key 40th. You can enjoy a luxury spa treatment and use of the facilities before sitting down to a delightful spread of sandwiches, scones and other sweet treats. Some packages will also include a glass of bubbly, so you can toast the big day.

Especially good for: Celebrating the day with your mum, grown-up daughter or sister (or maybe all three)!

Spa packages you might like:

The Spa at Witney Lakes Resort in Oxfordshire offers a Cotswold Tea Spa Day. Enjoy afternoon tea, along with a massage or Elemis facial, as well as use of the facilities, all in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds.

The Holiday Inn Reading offers an Indulgent Spa Day with Afternoon Tea that includes a choice of treatments, glass of champagne, afternoon tea and full use of the facilities.

The majestic Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel in York offers a Your Spa Experience with Afternoon Tea package, which gives you the chance to indulge and enjoy its 120-acre grounds.

Spa weekend break

Why celebrate for just a day when you can celebrate for a whole weekend? A spa weekend is a wonderful to enjoy a varied break that includes relaxation, good food and even seeing some sights. Packages will usually be for one or two nights, giving you ample opportunity to enjoy all the hotel, spa and surrounding area have to offer. Some include dinner and breakfast. You might even like to opt for a spa break at a golf resort, where you can enjoy a round or two.

Especially good for: A romantic birthday getaway with your significant other.

Spa packages you might like:

The Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel Golf and Spa in Shropshire offers a One Night Escape and Play Spa Break, which includes a bottle of bubbly in your room, a treatment, round of golf, evening meal, overnight accommodation and breakfast the following morning, as well as use of the spa facilities.

The Armathwaite Hall Country House and Spa in Cumbria offers a Two Night Indulgence Spa Break that includes a glass of bubbly while you’re sitting in the hot tub – the ultimate in luxury!

We hope this article has given you some great ideas for planning the perfect 40th birthday spa celebration. Hopefully you will embrace the next phase of your life with enthusiasm. But at the very least, you can usher in a new decade in style!

If you’re ready to book the perfect 40th birthday spa package or break for yourself or a loved one, call one of our experts today!

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