A luxury spa near Greater Manchester has been named as one of the best in the world – and it’s easy to see why.
Carden Park is a huge Cheshire country estate which revealed its £10m spa in 2020, including spa facilities in the gardens.
Guests can soak in hot tubs, relax in saunas and even swim lengths in a heated pools outdoors in all seasons.
There are fire pits and thermal pods included in the al-fresco thermal experiences, as well as all the classic facilities and treatment rooms inside the main building itself.
There’s even an outdoor Bollinger bar. Fancy.
Carden Park has been attracting celebrities since it opened like very glamorous moths to a flame, with famous guests including the cast of I’m A Celebrity! and more recently Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury.
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And now it’s gone and scooped itself a big prize, and has been named the Best Country House Hotel Spa in England at the 2022 World Spa Awards, beating out 15 others.
The spa is famed for its state-of-the-art facilities, like the huge sauna with panoramic country views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
There are heated loungers beside the pool and huge experience showers too.
The hotel itself has 200 bedrooms (including four luxury suites) for those who want to make a weekend of it, plus two championship golf courses and a number of restaurants.
Emma Priddling, spa director at the Spa at Carden, said: “It is another exciting feat for us to be recognised as the best hotel spa. We are truly dedicated to serving our guests with the very best when it comes to spa and wellness and are pleased to be leading the way.
“We are extremely proud to find ourselves amongst such strong competition and it is an honour to be crowned ‘Best Country House Hotel and Spa’ on an international level.”
There’s a big 3D animal egg hunt happening at Chester Zoo this Easter
Chester Zoo is gearing up to launch a new Easter egg hunt when schools are out next month – but there’s a bit of a twist.
With Easter right around the corner, and schools soon to be out across Greater Manchester, if you’re looking for something a little different to do with the kids that keeps them both entertained and educated at the same time, then Chester Zoo has got you covered.
The UK’s largest charity and conservation zoo is launching the ‘Really Wild Egg Trail’ at the start of April.
All set to be a proper “educational adventure”, the trail will see giant 3D eggs hidden around the zoo’s 128-acre site – but the catch is, each of the hidden eggs belong to animals that you might not expect to hatch from eggs.
With an interactive map specially designed by National Geographic, there’ll be a total of six hidden eggs to seek out.
Once little explorers have found all six eggs hidden around the zoo, they can then make their way over to the on-site gift shop to pick up a Nat Geo Kids magazine that’s usually worth £4.99 for free.
“This Easter you can expect something a little different at Chester Zoo,” Customer Development Manager Elinor Trigg said ahead of the start of the trail next month.
“From the largest lizard in the world to tiny invertebrates, this educational adventure will help to shine a spotlight on our world-leading breeding programmes that are helping to save some of the most endangered animals on the planet, while connecting children to the natural world.”
“We’re home to more than 27,000 animals here at our charity zoo,” she continued.
“The trail is a wonderful way to learn more about some incredible, endangered species and, at the same time, take part some Easter-egg fun.”