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Center Parcs unveils Aqua Sana Spa at Woburn Forest

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Center Parcs reveals the new spa, Aqua Sana Woburn Forest. Offering a truly relaxing experience with six unique, nature-inspired spas to journey through, this new spa is the first of its kind in Europe. Bookings for Luxury Spa Breaks are available for arrivals from 9th June and Spa Days are now available for arrivals from 7th July. Center Parcs short break guests are now able to book a spa session and treatments as part of their stay.

Evolved from the award-winning spas currently at Center Parcs’ other four Villages, Aqua Sana Woburn Forest is just 50 minutes from London St Pancras by train making it the perfect spa destination for Spa Day visitors and Luxury Spa Break guests alike.

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Aqua Sana boasts 25 experience rooms inspired by nature and combining different approaches from many of the leading European spas with the latest innovation. Spa visitors can choose experiences from six unique and sensuous spas to create their own journey through Aqua Sana Woburn Forest. Plus, two of the experience rooms are the first of their kind in the world.

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  1. The Fire & Ice Spa – stimulate the body and refresh the mind through the interplay of fire and ice. Juxtaposing soothing heat and invigorating ice helps to relax muscles and the mind. Experiences include the Lava-Volcano Sauna and the Rain Walk.
  2. The Blossom Spa – an aesthetic inspiration, this spa is designed to refresh, as layers of multi-sensory effects gently shift you into deeper relaxation. Experiences include Blossom Heat Room and Blossom Steam Room.
  3. The Herbal Spa – relax in a comprehensive and powerful way. The modern and beautiful rooms uplift the spirit and open the mind. Experiences include Herbal Inhalation Baths and the Herbal Sauna.
  4. The Sensory Spa – this space allows exploration of meditative and stimulating experiences, restoring harmony and relieving the body from stress. Experiences include Aqua Meditation Room and Sensory Experience (world first).
  5. The Mineral & Gemstone Spa – minerals soothe the skin, detox pores, melt stress away and calm the mind. Crystals and gemstones emanate strong yet subtle power to your entire body and soul. Experiences include Mineral Room (world first) and Mineral Relaxation Lounge.
  6. The Salt Spa – salt from the Himalayas soothes and invigorates. Cleanse the body and mind by soothing and invigorating your system. Experiences include Salt Inhalation Room and Salt Steam Room.

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What’s more, there is also a spectacular outdoor pool with views of the forest to set the scene for an exceptional experience. There are also six beautifully designed Spa Suites with balconies overlooking the forest. A Luxury Spa Break includes overnight accommodation in a Spa Suite, access to the spa on arrival and departure days, meals and a spa treatment each.

Sensory Experience room in the Sensory Spa

Aqua Sana also has 22 cutting-edge treatment rooms, all of which offer expert treatments from renowned spa beauty brands, including Decléor and Elemis. With an extensive professional treatment list, spa guests can enjoy a host of beautifying and relaxing experiences, including the Decléor Bio Retinol Wrinkle Resist facial, Elemis Radiant Skin & Body Detox, Swedish Body Massage and Serail Mud Treatment, to name just a few.

Donna McKee, Aqua Sana Manager at Woburn Forest, said: “Aqua Sana is hugely popular at our other Villages and I’m really excited about the opening of the brand new Aqua Sana at Woburn Forest. I think what will strike people first is the sheer size of the spa and the amount of professional treatments we have to offer.

“The spa is truly first class. It is the biggest, most innovative spa we have ever created, a concept that has evolved from the success of our existing Aqua Sana Spas and our closest to London. Our team of 80, including more than 40 therapists, are really excited to be welcoming our first guests.” Spa Days start from £69 per person, Luxury Spa Breaks in Spa Suites start from £249 per person per night.

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Could this be the biggest clue for a Five Guys in Stevenage?

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Could this be a big clue for a Five Guys in Stevenage

Regardless of lockdowns and coronavirus, people want food. Fans of Five Guys could be getting a late Christmas present with a new Five Guys in Stevenage. A recent job post on the Five Guys recruitment page for a General Manager in the Stevenage area has got locals excited about the possible arrival of the much loved American Chain.

Could this be the biggest clue for a Five Guys in Stevenage?

Could this be the biggest clue for a Five Guys in Stevenage?

Spotted by an eagled eyed member of ‘Stevenage Chit Chat‘, the advert for a General Manager drops a few clues at a possible opening of a Five Guys in Stevenage.

Google Treasure Map highlighting a empty unit perfect for a Five Guys in Stevenage

Unit 10 appears empty on Google Maps

Clue No.1 for a Five Guys in Stevenage – The perfect scene

Nothing cements a clue in a mystery more than a location. The recruitment team have placed a X on the spot and that is 51°54’02.4″N 0°12’33.7″W. For all the normal people reading this, that is Unit 10 in Stevenage Leisure Park. This was home to Pizza Hut since late 2002 but this recent Google treasure map shows the unit is currently empty.

Clue No.2 for a Five Guys in Stevenage – A job for an ‘accomplice’

Did we mention there is a second job advert for a ‘Assistant Manager? If one job advert was not enough proof, two should be enough to convince you that plans are afoot for a Five Guys in Stevenage.

Clue No.3 for a Five Guys in Stevenage – A motive

What more motive do you need than hungry people in Stevenage in need of a good burger? A Five Guys in Stevenage is well overdue. It could even tempt Sir Lewis Hamilton back to Stevenage.

 

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Hertfordshire’s Paradise Wildlife Park sets out reopening plan

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Family run Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne is set to reopen later this month with a social distancing strategy that will see a staggered entry system put in place. Less than a week ago, the team were in despair  not knowing when they would reopen.

The good news is Paradise Wildlife Park’s official opening date is the 27th of June 2020 for the general public. As one of Hertfordshire’s top destinations, Paradise Wildlife Park’s re-opening will be a godsend to families across the Three Counties and beyond.

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You can book tickets for 27th of June 2020 and onwards on their website. Please note you will need to select a time of your arrival so that staff can ensure staggered numbers of visitors entering the park, thus complying with social distancing rules.

The management team at Paradise Wildlife Park are keen to highlight they are working hard to follow all of the government’s advice to ensure social distancing and safety measures are in place to keep all visitors on site safe.

“We have implemented a one-way system, put up regular hand sanitizer stations on site and much more to give you and your family peace of mind that you are safe. We are also limiting the number of tickets available each day to allow plenty of space.”

“We are so excited to finally welcome our visitors, members and supporters back to Paradise Wildlife Park after a long 12 weeks of closure. We are truly grateful for all the support and donations we received and cannot wait to give you the family day out you have been sorely missing.”

Further details on the safety procedures that have been put in place at the park can be view here. Paradise Wildlife Park is a family run wildlife park based in Hertfordshire. It is also a fully registered charity under the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire (charity number 1108609). Paradise Wildlife Park is rated Hertfordshire’s No.1 Attraction and is Europe’s leading zoo for animal experiences. Paradise is home to over 800 animals including tigers, white lions, snow leopards, jaguars, penguins, red pandas, lemurs, monkeys and reptiles, including the largest anaconda on display in the UK.

 

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Henley Festival goes Digital with Will Young & Beverley Knight

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Henley Festival goes Digital with performances by Beverley Knight

For 2020 Henley Festival has announced that it will be going digital, presenting a 2-hour evening concert, streamed on the Henley Festival website with performances from the Hurley House Hotel.

Popstar Will Young will perform some of his classic hits including Love Revolution, Joy and Light my fire. He says: “It’s a pleasure to be able use a home filmed show, the band and I have been working on during lockdown for Henley, a place I’ve performed in and loved. I grew up not too far from there, so it is almost a virtual home-town show.”

Henley Festival goes Digital with performances by Beverley Knight

Henley Festival goes Digital with performances by Beverley Knight

Soul singer Beverley Knight will perform a 40 minute concert of her top hits. There will also be performances from classical pianist Hao Zi Yoh, and number one Jazz musician Joe Stilgoe. Comedy will be provided by Rory Bremner who will perform some new topical material whilst being interviewed by cricket commentator David Gower.  David Gower who has said “As a guest in previous years I have grown to love the atmosphere and diversity of the many talents on show at the Henley Festival so it is a great pleasure to add a little something back with this year’s digital event”

Festival goers can watch the digital concert from the comfort of their own homes, with tickets starting from £10.10 each and available from www.henley-festival.co.uk.

All ticket sales will help to support the not-for-profit festival to continue in 2021. Established 38 years ago as a classical music charity event, Henley Festival continues to be run on a not for profit basis.  supporting charitable projects at both a national and local level.

Henley Festival announced back in April that this year’s five day black-tie Festival will be postponed in its entirety to July 2021, moving the full 2020 line up to next year including headliners James Blunt, Madness, and Sophie Ellis Bextor. Anyone who holds tickets to the 2020 festival will be able to use them in 2021.

Henley Festival CEO Nick Mattingley said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer a digital version of Henley Festival for 2020 with some of the UK’s best loved performers.  This is a wonderful opportunity for people to experience the festival from the comfort of their homes.”

Ticket Information: Tickets start at £10.10 and are available to buy from henley-festival.co.uk.  Visit the festival website for further information here: http://henley-festival.co.uk/

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