IN these cold winter months, when being outdoors doesn’t seem quite so much fun, why not enjoy a lovely indoor experience at one of Cumbria’s many spa hotels?

The county has some of the UK’s best spas and what could be better than a thermal journey or relaxing massage to drive away those winter blues?

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, a modern spa, is set over two floors with an infinity pool, outdoor hot tub, hydrotherapy pool, aroma room, steam room, sauna, experience showers and 10 luxury treatment rooms.

There is a variety of day spa packages available, including the hotel’s rather unique Scream Therapy package. Designed specifically to reduce stress, anxiety and tension, it’s the ideal winter soother.

The North Lakes Hotel and Spa is situated just on the edge of the Lakes near Penrith. Its spa and fitness area features a pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and gym. Perfect for those on a budget, there is an affordable Simple Ritual package which includes access to all of the above for a whole day, plus a light lunch for just £55 per person.

Another great budget option is the Netherwood Spa near Grange-over-Sands. Their very affordable Thermal Spa experience is just £20 per hour. The thermal suite includes an aroma steam room, salt inhalation room, traditional sauna, monsoon shower, ice fountain and hot tubs. It’s the perfect escape on a cold winter’s day!

Low Wood Bay’s spa offers an incredible indoor and outdoor Thermal Journey experience, with pools, jacuzzis and saunas overlooking the Lakeland fells, plus various options to add on treatments, lunches, afternoon tea and more. Their indulgent Winter Wellness Spa Day includes three hours in the Thermal Journey and a 50 minute winter warmer treatment, plus lunch or afternoon tea.

The Lakeside Hotel sits on the southern shores of Windermere and is home to a wonderful Aveda Destination Spa. Take a swim, have a massage or just unwind by the fire pit and heat domes. All spa days are a full day event and include orange juice and pastries on arrival plus use of the sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and gym. Their seasonal winter spa package includes a facial, massage or choice of manicure or pedicure.

All spa packages at these venues include robes and towels, with some also including slippers.

This is just a handful of spa days and packages available in the county. For more information or to find a spa close to you and with treatments and packages to suit your own individual needs visit