Definitely not another pair of socks!
English Lakes Gift Vouchers for the men in your life, and for every stage of life. Weekends for exploring - mountains, lakes and shore. Gastronomy, whisky-tasting, steak night or traditional Sunday lunch with all the family. Perhaps a year’s Health Club membership to help him stay in shape, a relaxing Thermal Journey or a Men in Mind treatment at The Spa at Low Wood Bay. No need to scratch your head this year and wonder if there’s anything better than socks.
The majority of our Christmas suggestions can be accessed through English Lakes monetary vouchers – look out for the green 'M' in the guide. But we also have specific experience gift vouchers denoted with the package icon shown below.
Alternative Afternoon Tea
Certainly not a shy retiring delicate dish! Alternative Afternoon Tea at The Wild Boar is a robust and reliable feast. Loved by all, but with more than a hint of masculinity. A perfect complement to the warmth of our traditional coaching inn, crackling open fires, exposed beams and cosy atmosphere. Savoury satisfaction accompanied by a beer bat with three different ales, but not forgetting the Afternoon Tea essentials, scones, jam and lashings of cream.
|Alternative Afternoon Tea at The Wild Boar||£25 per person||Buy Now|
Waterhead Platter - Waterhead Bar & Grill
A Satisfying Lunch
It’s not just about the food, although taste is high on the menu. It’s about taking time out to enjoy the best things in life… the best people in your life. Putting the world to rights, taking stock, how the kids are doing, people’s politics, who won the match, and why? The world is still revolving – job done! All this accomplished in comfy surroundings, beautiful backdrops and enjoying two courses of Chef’s freshest and best. Add another course if the conversation’s not completed!
2 Course Lunch prices:
|Blue Smoke on the Bay - Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa||from £15.50 per person||Buy Now|
|Grill & Smokehouse - The Wild Boar||from £15.50 per person||Buy Now|
|Sandeman Bar - Lancaster House||from £15 per person||Buy Now|
|Rotunda Bar - The Midland||from £12.25 per person||Buy Now|
|The Sun Terrace - The Midland||from £24.50 per person||Buy Now|
|Bar & Grill - Waterhead||from £15.50 per person||Buy Now|
Sunday Lunch at The Midland
Sunday Lunch Get Together
If we’ve learned anything in the last few months, it’s the value of being allowed to be together as a family or with friends. Priceless! Sunday lunch must be one of the best British institutions ever to emerge. It’s not just about delicious slow cooked roasts, crispy potatoes, voluminous Yorkshire puddings and lashings of rich gravy – although stunning in their own right. No, it’s about precious time with those that we want to hold closest. Living life like it matters.
|Blue Smoke on the Bay - Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa||2 courses £29pp, 3 courses £36pp||Buy Now|
|The Sun Terrace - The Midland||2 courses £22.95pp, 3 courses £25.95pp||Buy Now|
|Grill & Smokehouse - The Wild Boar||2 courses £20pp, 3 courses £25pp||Buy Now|
Dinner at Waterhead Bar & Grill
Dinner at English Lakes Hotels
Inspirational food for foodies! Does he talk about food… a lot? Dreaming about his next recipe? Measuring the next 6 months in how often he can book his favourite restaurants? Obsessed with finding the right wine pairing? We have just the answer. Five Head Chefs that are just as passionate. Serving up the freshest and best Cumbrian and Lancashire ingredients in creative dishes from around the globe. The best traditional, classical, contemporary cuisine to excite the taste buds.
3 Course Dinner prices from:
|The Windermere - Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa||from £31 per person||Buy Now|
|Blue Smoke on the Bay - Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa||from £29 per person||Buy Now|
|Bar & Grill - Waterhead||from £26.50 per person||Buy Now|
|Grill & Smokehouse - The Wild Boar||from £26.50 per person||Buy Now|
|Foodworks Restaurant - Lancaster House||from £24.50 per person||Buy Now|
|Sandemans Bar - Lancaster House||from £24.50 per person||Buy Now|
|The Sun Terrace - The Midland||from £29 per person||Buy Now|
|Rotunda Bar - The Midland||from £22.25 per person||Buy Now|
Whisky Tasting at The Wild Boar
Heart-warming evenings in Undermillbeck, our comfortable private dining room with large inglenook and open fire. A winning combination of good company, a four course tasting banquet showcasing different whiskies and an inspiring and educational talk from a world-class Whisky Ambassador. Feel free to bring a bottle of your own favourite Malt, and we will make sure it’s kept on the shelf for your next visit.
|Whisky Tasting Evening||£45 per person||Buy Now|
Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and Axe Throwing
This is a gift that will hit the target every time! The purpose built shooting range within the Wild Boar’s 72-acre wood is the perfect place for some friendly competition and to test your hand to eye co-ordination. A fun archery or clay pigeon shooting experience that includes full instruction from our expert in the field.
Add a session of axe throwing to archery or clay pigeon shooting. Historically this was a way of life for ancient populations and is now growing in popularity once more. Nowadays it is just for testing the accuracy of your throw. Again, full instruction on the best techniques and different axes will be given.
|Clay Pigeon Shooting||from £50 per person||Buy Now|
|Archery||from £50 per person||Buy Now|
|Axe Throwing (add-on for the above activities)||£10 per person||Buy Now|
Men in Mind Body and Facial Treatments
Time to glow! A personalised range of Berry & Birch and ESPA treatments with Men in Mind. Choose the body and facial oils that best suit your skin type and preference. To give you a flavour, here are three of the many treatments available…
Berry & Birch Head to Toe is a relaxing back, face, scalp and feet massage which includes the application of a nourishing hair mask and deeply penetrating foot mask. Or start with a Himalayan salt body scrub in the Berry & Birch Scrub Fresh, followed by a warm oil massage, facial cleanse, tone and exfoliation and facial pressure point massage. The ESPA Re-Hydrator offers a facial cleanse, tone and exfoliation and application of botanical face mask, followed by a face, scalp, foot, hand and arm massage. What’s not to love!
|Berry & Birch Head to Toe | 60 Minutes Treatment||£75||Buy Now|
|Berry & Birch Scrub Fresh |60 Minutes Treatment||£75||Buy Now|
|ESPA Re-hydrator |60 minute Treatment||£85||Buy Now|
Recovery Treatments at The Spa at Low Wood Bay
Specifically for someone you know who is under the weather, or recovering from a long-term medical condition . Our Spa team are accredited oncology touch therapists and have undergone specific training in massage therapy. The Spa at Low Wood Bay provide the perfect place to relax, unwind and recover.
|Berry & Birch Tailor-Made Massage | 30 Minutes||£50||Buy Now|
|Berry & Birch Tailor-Made Massage | 60 Minutes||£75||Buy Now|
|Berry & Birch Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage | 60 Minutes||£75||Buy Now|
Motor Boat Hire at Low Wood Watersports Centre
Freedom of the lake! An opportunity to explore England’s longest lake from the best possible vantage point. Low Wood Bay 6hp motorboats can accommodate up to six people. Take time to stop at one of the many public jetties around the lake for a bite of lunch or a picnic. Buoyancy aids and fuel included.
|Motorboat Hire||£30-£140 (dependant on amount of persons)||Buy Now|
Sandpiper Club – 6 Week Health Club Membership
Help someone kick-start a new healthy lifestyle. Six week health club membership could encourage anyone desiring to improve their fitness, reach a personal fitness goal, or train for a competitive event. Sandpiper Club has a well-equipped fitness suite, excellent range of classes, qualified instructors, 50 foot swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna and steam room.
Available from 26th December until 30th January.
|Sandpiper Six Week Health Club Membership||£60 per person||Buy Now|
Reach your Fitness Goals with a Personal Trainer
One of the best ways to reach peak fitness is to work with a qualified personal trainer. Give someone the gift of this dedicated encouragement and see them exceed their goals. Personal trainers devise a bespoke training plan and work alongside you until you reach your fitness goals.
|Low Wood 6 weeks Personal training - Health Club Members||£100||Buy Now|
|Low Wood 6 weeks Personal training - Non Members||£150||Buy Now|
Murder Mystery Evenings at Lancaster House and The Midland
An evening of hilarity and laugh-out-loud humour. Test your observational talent and gut instincts. Meet your fellow crime detectives at the drinks reception prior to a sumptuous 3 course dinner. Expect interruptions as the who dun it mystery unfolds around you – expect the unexpected! Work in your teams to follow the clues and bring the perpetrator to justice.
|Murder Mystery at The Midland||from £38.50 per person||Buy Now|
|Murder Mystery at Lancaster House||from £35 per person||Buy Now|