Every Mum deserves a treat now and again and I recently visited the New Park Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst with a friend for a well deserved relax in the spa and to indulge in the new 'Winter Wonderland' Afternoon Tea which is inspired by the release of Disney's Frozen 2.
We were warmly welcomed in the Spa and given our dressing gown, towel and flip flops before sitting down in the spa café for a quick drink. I had planned to do lots of swimming in the pool and maybe try out the sauna but we were so busy nattering in the hydrotherapy spa pool and outdoor hot tub that any form of exercise went out the window. The views of the forest are simply stunning and whilst sitting in the hot tub we enjoyed watching the horses and deer in the fields with moody skies ahead.
Within the pool area you’ll find loungers, a sauna, steam room and a sanarium which combines humidity with a slightly less intense heat of a sauna. The changing facilities are excellent with hot showers, lockers, hairdryers and even a whizzy machine which magically near dries your swimwear in seconds. With the Spa there is also a relaxation room with bean bags, low lighting, soft music and magazines if you would like to have a read. There’s also a couple of treatment rooms and on a previous visit I had the pleasure of experiencing a deep tissue back massage with aromatherapy oils but they also offer a whole range of body massages, hot scrubs and Elemis facial treatments.
Once we'd managed to drag ourselves out of the Spa we went to the beautifully decorated lounge where we spent 2 hours slowly enjoying cup after cup of tea, finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and divine cakes.
Not only were they all visually beautiful but they tasted amazing, especially the chocolate bomb which has a sharp raspberry mousse inside. The lemon and blueberry cupcakes and chocolate snowflakes had to come home with us because we both admitted we'd go pop if we ate just one more bite. Mine were well hidden from the kiddies though and devoured in a dark room on my own haha.
When you walk around the hotel it’s clear to see that they are incredibly child friendly. In the entrance porch you’ll find children’s welly boots you can borrow, games, area maps and activity packs and the family restaurant provides a good selection of children’s meals and is well equipped with highchairs and colouring in for the table. For those children who enjoy watching a film there’s a cinema room with plenty of seating, a big screen and toys in the corner. The most impressive room we came across was the crèche which is packed full of toys and games so you can enjoy a bit of grown up time while they have their own fun with a fully trained member of staff.
The new Afternoon Tea is thoroughly recommended and available at the New Park Manor Hotel and also the Moonfleet Manor Hotel in Weymouth throughout November and December 2019 so you'd better book quick if you deserve a treat too.
Dorsetmums was invited to the New Park Manor Hotel for the purpose of a review however all words are my own.