If the summer is feeling like a long forgotten dream, why not enjoy an alfresco spa day/break and take advantage of what may become a perfect ‘Indian Summer’ as the Met Office shows temperatures are once again on the rise.

Spabreaks.com has a dedicated section of the website for Alfresco Spas featuring hundreds of spas across the UK, each offering a range of ‘outdoor experiences’ from open-air treatment rooms through to outdoor pools and hot-tubs.

Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Surrey, where amongst the outside facilities are pools and hot tubs. This super luxurious spa is one of the best in the UK with a stylish spa that encompasses both indoor and outdoor pools, hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, an ice cave, herbal sauna, aromatic schnapps steam room, outdoor hot tub and a ballroom pool with underwater music! Spa Days cost from £140 per person and include a 50-minute treatment and afternoon tea plus full use of all the aforementioned facilities.

Rudding Park (see cover photo) in North Yorkshire is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors from their spectacular roof top spa. The impressive area includes a hydrotherapy infinity pool, panoramic sauna, herbal steam bath, luxury steam room, foot spa, experience shower and a garden sauna cabin. The whole area is surrounded by tropical style gardens with relaxing chairs and loungers. Packages range from half-day experiences to overnight stays. Why not try the full day Roof Top Spa Experience. Costing from £81pp, the day includes full use of the entire roof top spa and garden, an arrival drink, two course lunch plus use of the indoor pool, Juniper Log Sauna and Bucket Shower.

Feversham Arms in Helmsley, North Yorkshire is a five-bubble spa where visitors can enjoy a year-round alfresco experience thanks to their heated outdoor pool and hut tub. This romantic bolthole set in a picturesque Yorkshire market town is ideal for couples looking to enjoy a spa experience together. The couples half spa day costs from £95pp and includes a 60-minute treatment with a choice of full body massage, facial, manicure or pedicure plus lunch with a glass of prosecco and four hours use of the spa facilities including a rasul mud experience, sauna, salt steam room, aromatherapy room, foot spa, monsoon shower and relaxation room.

Rockcliffe Hall in County Durham has an impressive outdoor spa area which features two hot pools including an infinity pool, a Jacuzzi and a landscaped lounging area. Special spa breaks include the ‘girly getaway’, where from £165 per person, ladies can enjoy an overnight stay in the Woodland Mews House, 10 course tasting menu for dinner, fizz on arrival and Mud Rasul experience. This package is available for groups of six or more. The spa also specialises in recovery retreats offering specialised treatments for anyone with or recovering from cancer, all delivered by specially trained spa therapists.


For more spas and packages including overnight stays and week-long retreats visit www.spabreaks.com