In case you haven’t noticed, I am a big fan of taking photos. Admittedly, I am no photographer, but I still love doing it! I have decided to share some of my favourite photos from last month’s Mum’s Night Off trip to the Last Drop Village, in Bolton. My friend Bex and I headed off for 24 hours of peace, and we had a fabulous time! Today, I am sharing my favourite snaps and a little information on our trip.
Mum’s Night Off At Last Drop Village
If you read my blog often, you may already know that as well as working full time and owning two boxer dogs, I am also a mum of two and a wife of one. My son has Autism, and life is pretty challenging around here. We get 3 nights a month overnight respite, so I try to get a night away whenever I can. Last April, Bex and I headed to Last Drop Village, and enjoyed it so much, we booked again!
We snapped up an amazing wowcher deal, which got us both an overnight stay, full use of the spa, a treatment each, a 2 course evening meal with a glass of Prosecco each and breakfast for a total of £149 (£74.50 each)! It was bliss!
As soon as we got there, we unpacked and headed down to the spa. We set up camp by the pool to begin with and relaxed with our kindles, watching the world go by…
The Last Drop Village Spa
We ventured into the spa area after a while, and were very happy to see the Hydrotherapy pool was still as amazing as ever!
We spent a lot of time in there, but we did pop into all of the steam room, rock sauna, bio sauna, aroma grotto, halo therapy and aromatherapy rooms as well. (They are too dark and steamy to get decent photos of though).
I love that the hydrotherapy pool starts inside, but you can go through a little walkway and suddenly, you’re outside! There’s something incredibly peaceful about being submerged in body temperature water, while your face feels the January chill.
We both opted for the hot stone back massage, and it did not disappoint!
Once we’d got changed for our evening meal, we headed down to the restaurant…
The Food At Last Drop Village
I’ve been vegetarian for 15 years, and am trying to make the move to veganism due to my dairy intolerance. In the end, I decided I’d have the day off, and definitely over indulged on dairy. I didn’t regret a single mouthful, though!
For my main course, I had the Mushroom Paella, while Bex opted for the sirloin steak. Both were delicious, but dessert was an absolute show stopper! We were presented with a platter of mini desserts, and every single one of them was amazing! The mini brownie was my favourite, though!
I had my complimentary glass of Prosecco alongside mine, and was beyond full afterwards!
After a wonderful night’s sleep, Bex and I headed down for breakfast. Neither of us was hungry after our belly busting evening meal, but I couldn’t turn down the Eggs Royale…
Last Minute R&R
We headed back down to the spa after breakfast, for some last minute relaxation. We were amazed to find we had the entire pool and spa to ourselves! Nobody else joined us until almost 11am! This allowed us to sneak in a couple of stealth selfies without fear of our phones getting wet…
Needless to say, we had an absolute blast! I am now trying to work out the logistics to get hubby down there for a day of much needed R&R. If Spas in Yorkshire are more your thing, check out Yorkshire Wonders blog post.
Finally, if you want a treat, but can’t afford a spa break, why not consider going for Afternoon Tea instead?