A day at the races is one of our favourite ways to spend a day with the girls second only to a day at the spa recovering, so why not combine the two? Lucky for us some of the most glamorous racecourses have some of the best spas on their doorstep.
If we are going to talk a day at races with the girls, we have to start at the top with, Royal Ascot Ladies Day. Royal Ascot is one of the most glamorous and unique weeks on the racing and social calendars and Ladies day is the pinnacle of the event. Unlike many other ladies days Ascot has a stricter dress code, depending on which enclosure you choose, which ensures class and elegance dominate. Not only is Ascot the best ladies day but it has two of the top spas on its door step, Coworth Park and Penny Hill, as well as the Macdonald Berystede just a stone’s throw away from the course. You can spend the Wednesday being pampered in the spa and then the day at the races Thursday, or how I would like to do it is after a long day at the races on the Thursday check into the hotel and have a lazy day at the spa Friday chatting about the day before and giving those feet a well earned pedicure.
Epsom Oaks Day and Goodwood
Now if you are from the south there is not just Ascot for you to go to, you of course have Epsom just around the corner, the home of the Derby the most famous flat race. Epsom Ladies day is on the Oaks day so again great racing and lots going on! You also have Goodwood in the south, appropriately named Glorious Goodwood, it is said to be the most stunning course and the view from the top of the grandstand is pretty breathtaking. Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills in the heart of the countryside. There is some beautiful spas in the area too like the Spread Eagle and the famous Champneys.
Aintree Ladies Day
These are just a few great examples of how of how to make the perfect girly getaway, with so many Ladies days around you may not even have to travel to far. Heading further north now, it’s up to the Aintree Ladies day, the day before the Grand National. Liverpool is all about the glam and although a different type of glam to Ascot it’s special in its own way. Liverpool has so much to offer as a city too with great nightlife for a night out, perfect for a Hen Party. Right near the racecourse is The Spa at the Suites Hotel, one of the top spas in the area and would give most spas in the country a run for their money.
Finally we head even further north to York, one of the most beautiful courses around and their Ebor Festival is when they really like to show it off, with a new Champagne bar overlooking to parade ring and finish line you really have no need to move all day. The Ebor festival is known for its good weather, great racing and great day out, the Ladies Day is also the Darley Yorkshire Oaks day so there is plenty of excitement on the track too. York itself is a buzzing city and one to take advantage of, with great spots for dinner and great spas like The Grand Hotel and Spa.
These make the perfect girls weekends and even better hen do’s.