Award-winning North Lakes Hotel and Spa in Penrith – part of Daniel Thwaites – has launched its selection of Christmas activities for 2023. Whether it’s a chance to get the family together, a festive catch up with friends, or a romantic winter getaway for two, you can trust North Lakes Hotel and Spa to give you a merry time this Christmas.

Christmas package – the ultimate festive retreat

North Lakes Hotel and Spa’s ready-made Christmas packages provide the ultimate festive getaway – minus the stress of planning.

On Christmas Eve, arrive at leisure to the warmth of the roaring log fires and twinkling Christmas trees, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in FYR restaurant and bar, then take the opportunity for an afternoon of relaxation before enjoying a decadent evening meal.

As Christmas Day begins, start the special day with a traditional English breakfast and a glass of champagne. The five-course Christmas lunch begins with a champagne and canapé reception, followed by a sumptuous menu and a visit from Father Christmas. At 3pm, watch the King’s speech accompanied by Christmas cake and coffee.

As Boxing Day rolls around, start the day with a hearty Cumbrian breakfast before spending the day at leisure. For those wanting something more active, enjoy a walk around Ullswater, or instead choose to relax in the hotel’s spa pool. On return, the North Lakes Hotel and Spa’s fires will be roaring, with the bar and lounges providing the perfect place to relax and enjoy family time playing board games. There’ll even be an afternoon screening of Christmas classics in its very own ‘cinema’ room…complete with ice cream and popcorn.

Two night stay*
£425 per adult | £145 per child

Three night stay*
£525 per adult | £195 per child

Four night stay*
£650 per adult | £245 per child

*All stays include dinner, bed and breakfast. Supplements apply for single occupancy rooms.

Festive afternoon tea

The festive holidays are the perfect time to treat yourself and your nearest and dearest, so there’s no better time to indulge in North Lakes Hotel and Spa’s afternoon tea. Guests can expect classic festive flavours like smoked salmon, turkey and cranberry, followed by some more unique tasting notes in the form of prune, Armagnac and walnut tartlet. Each delicacy is hand crafted by the hotel’s team of award-winning chefs.

Festive afternoon tea - £32.95 per person*

Champagne afternoon tea - £39.95 per person*

*Pre-booking is required.

Santa’s Sunday lunches

Santa Claus is coming to town…and he’s checking in to North Lakes Hotel and Spa on December 10th and 17th.

The only thing better than a delicious, homecooked Sunday lunch created by the hotel’s award-winning chefs is the look on your little one’s face when they see that Father Christmas has popped in to say hello.

Adult three-courses - £38.95 per person*

Children (under 12yrs) - £19.50 per person*

 *Pre-booking is required. Price includes a visit from Father Christmas and a gift for all children under 12 years.

News and Star: A Christmas ball

North Lakes Hotel and Spa’s festive party evenings promise fabulous entertainment and delicious food served in style from your greeting on arrival to the closing dance and carriages.

Take your seat amidst the twinkling twilight for a delicious three-course festive feast and allow North Lakes Hotel and Spa to turn your celebrations into one spectacular evening with a dedicated team on hand to make the night one to remember.


  • Friday 24th November - £54.95 per person*
  • Saturday 25th November - £54.95 per person*
  • Friday 1st December - £59.95 per person*
  • Saturday 2nd December - £59.95 per person*
  • Friday 8th December - £59.95 per person*
  • Saturday 9th December - £59.95 per person*
  • Friday 15th December - £59.95 per person*
  • Saturday 16th December - £59.95 per person*
  • Thursday 21st December - £59.95 per person*

*Pre-booking and a deposit of £10 per person is required.

The gift of Daniel Thwaites

Give the gift of Daniel Thwaites this Christmas. Where small details, make a big difference. Whoever you’re shopping for, a gift voucher to spend in one of Daniel Thwaites’ stunning properties is a beautiful present itself. From spa days to afternoon teas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Prices start at £25, and a full range of gift vouchers can be found online here

Why North Lakes Hotel and Spa?

Situated in the historic market town of Penrith, North Lakes Hotel and Spa is conveniently located just off the M6 and only a few minutes’ walk from Penrith train station. The hotel is a short distance from the Lakes’ dramatic landscapes and the stunning Eden Valley, making it an ideal location for festive breaks and family holidays. Breath-taking winter walks, quaint market towns and historic castles are all within close reach.

About Daniel Thwaites

Established in 1807, Lancashire-based, family-owned Daniel Thwaites boasts a unique collection of award-winning inns, hotels, and spa hotels across England.

For more information or to book your visit to North Lakes Hotel and Spa, call 01768 868111 or email