A guide to all-inclusive weekend breaks in the UK
If you’re seeking all-inclusive weekend breaks in the UK, a spa hotel can provide a wonderful alternative to consider. In this guide, we take a look at some of our favourite spa breaks that feature lots of great inclusions to help you find the perfect weekend package.
Spa break vs all-inclusive break
While all-inclusive breaks usually include accommodation and all meals and drinks, overnight spa breaks are a little different. In addition to accommodation and selected dining options, you can enjoy full or limited access to the spa’s leisure facilities and, usually, one or more relaxing treatments. The big advantage of this is that you can select a break to suit your needs, rather than pay for inclusions you may not use. For example, you might want a city base to combine spa relaxation with shopping and sightseeing. Alternatively, you might want unlimited access to the leisure facilities. Here is just a sample of what’s available:
One-Night Island Escape Spa Experience at the Auchrannie Resort
Best for: A memorable spa break on a stunning Scottish island.
The One-Night Island Escape Spa Experience at the Auchrannie Resort on the Isle of Arran in North Ayrshire provides plenty of wonderful inclusions in uniquely relaxing surroundings. The break features overnight accommodation, lunch with a glass of Prosecco served in Cruize Restaurant, breakfast, and a personal skin consultation with product advice. You also get to enjoy 45 minutes’ pre-bookable use of the swimming pool and the choice of two 25-minute treatments chosen from a menu.
Tip: Be sure to spend a little time exploring the attractions and historic sites of the Isle of Arran, including the Isle of Arran Distillery and Brodick Castle.
One-Night Sunday Wellness Break at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa
Best for: A great value break in a central city location.
The One-Night Sunday Wellness Break at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa in South Yorkshire is a great choice if you want to indulge in a little spa relaxation in a central city location. The package includes overnight accommodation, the choice of a bar menu dinner or sumptuous afternoon tea, plus a ‘Grab and Go’ breakfast. You can also enjoy 60 minutes’ pre-bookable use of the swimming pool and savings on any pre-booked treatments.
Tip: While Sheffield is a buzzing city, it also offers access to some great open spaces. Check out the Botanical Gardens, which are located just outside the city centre, or the spectacular Peak District National Park, a short drive away.
One-Night Golf Break at The Shrigley Hall Hotel
Best for: Golf lovers who also want to indulge in some spa relaxation.
The One-Night Golf Break at The Shrigley Hall Hotel in Macclesfield, Cheshire is a great option if your ideal relaxing UK weekend break includes a mix of spa luxury, golf and fine dining all in a magnificent countryside setting. The package features overnight accommodation, two rounds of golf per person, dinner and breakfast. You also get to enjoy a half-day’s access to the Bazaar Silk Garden and indoor leisure facilities (choose either morning or afternoon).
Tip: The Shrigley Hall Hotel is only around 10 miles from Manchester Airport, so offers a relaxing overnight stop before or after a flight.
One-Night Spa Break at the Aqueous Spa at Doxford Hall Hotel
Best for: A luxurious spa break in a stately Northumberland country house.
The One-Night Spa Break at the Aqueous Spa at Doxford Hall Hotel in Chathill, Northumberland offers a welcome weekend country escape in a beautiful hotel set amid lovely grounds. The package features overnight accommodation, a three-course dinner in the George Runciman Restaurant, and a full Northumbrian breakfast. You also get to enjoy 60 minutes’ use of the spa and leisure facilities, plus a 25-minute treatment of your choice.
Tip: If you want to explore the area, Doxford Hall Hotel is located close to the rugged Northumberland coast and the town of Alnwick, which is famous for its Grade I listed castle.
One-Night Spa Break at the Apollo Hotel Spa
Best for: Mixing sightseeing and shopping with a little spa pampering.
The One-Night Spa Break at the Apollo Hotel Spa in Basingstoke, Hampshire offers the chance to get away from it all within easy reach of all the town’s attractions and shops. The package features overnight accommodation, a three-course dinner in the Brasserie Restaurant, and breakfast. You also get to enjoy 60 minutes’ pre-bookable use of the swimming pool and the choice of one 25-minute Elemis treatment chosen from a menu.
Tip: Pay a visit to Basingstoke’s Milestones Museum, a living museum that has recreated streets from the Victorian era and the 1930s.
One-Night Stay and Spa Break at the Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa
Best for: Escaping the daily routine and enjoying some much-needed downtime.
The One-Night Stay and Spa Break at the Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa in Oxfordshire is perfect if you just want to switch off and make the most of some relaxing spa facilities. The package features overnight accommodation, dinner, and a full English breakfast. You also get full use of the leisure facilities from 12pm on your arrival day to 12pm on your departure day, plus the choice of one 25-minute treatment from a menu of options.
Tip: Just three miles from Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa, you can find Bicester Village, an upmarket discount shopping destination featuring top brands.
One-Night Spa Break at Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club
Best for: The perfect country spa escape.
The One-Night Spa Break at Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club in Darlington, county durham offers spa relaxation within a glorious manor house setting that extends across 70 acres. the package features overnight accommodation, a two-course dinner in oswald/"s Restaurant, and a full English breakfast. You also get to make full use of the leisure facilities and enjoy one 25-minute treatment, either a massage or a facial.
Tip: Darlington is a must-see destination for train enthusiasts. The modern railway age started here in 1825 and you can celebrate the town’s place in transport history at the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum.
One-Night Essentials Stay at Champneys Springs Health Spa
Best for: A luxury spa experience that offers (close to) an all-inclusive UK weekend break.
The One-Night Essentials Stay at Champneys Springs Health Spa in Ashby De la Zouche, Leicestershire is a great choice if you’re seeking all-inclusive weekend breaks in the UK that promote wellness and vitality. The package features overnight accommodation, a three-course evening meal, a healthy buffet breakfast, and a three-course buffet lunch on your day of departure. You can also make full use of the extensive leisure facilities and enjoy access to 20 fitness and wellbeing classes per day.
Tip: For additional spa day and spa break options, take a look at our other great Champneys luxury spa group packages here.
We hope this round-up has offered some inspiration for your next spa getaway and given you some terrific alternatives to all-inclusive weekend breaks in the UK. For even more, browse our range of superb spa deals at venues nationwide.
Don’t forget that if you need added flexibility, you can purchase a spa voucher which is redeemable at a future date of your choice (some restrictions may apply). Simply choose the ‘Buy a voucher instead?’ option on the booking page of your chosen spa day or spa break package. We also offer a range of other flexible spa vouchers, which make great (last minute) gifts.