We went along to check out Champneys Springs and now have a spa day to give away to one lucky winner!

If you’re after luxury then look no further as Champneys provides the ultimate in relaxation. As soon as we arrived over the enchanting bridge at the entrance we felt instantly relaxed and at ease. Once we’d signed in and been given our robes we had a quick tour and then to our room for the day where we dropped off our bags. There’s free tea and coffee on arrival in the lounge area where you won’t feel out of place in our robe and slippers.

Springs entrance

You can’t knock the facilities in the state of the art gym. There are even individual TV screens on the cardio equipment and believe me a workout goes far quicker when you’re doing it whilst watching Come Dine With Me. So we went and sweated off some of our stress in the morning before heading over to enjoy the inclusive buffet lunch.

The best thing about the buffet lunch is that there’s no need to feel guilty when indulging yourself as the offering is so healthy. With fish, grilled meat, salads, vegetables and more you can’t help but want to go back for seconds. There was even a wrap station offering freshly cooked wraps with chicken and your choice of other additional fillings. Believe me, if you walk away from lunch hungry then you have nobody to blame but yourself! With more complimentary tea and coffee available after lunch we soon felt sufficiently ready for the afternoon ahead.

Springs lounge area

You’ll receive your treatment timetable on arrival and we had a thalassotherapy pool session and neck and shoulder massage to look forward to. Unsure of what to expect from the thalassotherapy pool, we headed in and were soon guided around the various water jets as you receive what is the equivalent to a full body massage under water. A unique experience and definitely recommended! Not all spas offer this treatment so it’s certainly worth trying out.

The pool area is clean and welcoming with a jacuzzi situated alongside and sauna/steam rooms with the changing rooms. It’s quite easy to spend a lot of time in here as you do lengths in the pool or simply relax and soak up the day in the jacuzzi.

Pool area
Pool area

As we headed into our neck and shoulder massages we’d already enjoyed the most part of the day but this was the ideal end to it. The masseuse takes into account any particular issues you may have and is very careful to ensure you’re at ease. I soon realised just how tense we must have been before due to the knots in my back! Afterwards we were given a form with details of what oils had been used and if you wish to you can purchase these from the downstairs shops before you leave.

Treatment reception area
Treatment reception area

Back to our lovely room to get changed and collect our things before check out, we both remarked how we couldn’t wait to come back!

Springs is located in Swadlincote near to Ashby de la Zouch, within very easy reach of Leicester. For both men and women the facilities are excellent and with the sumptuous surroundings and mouth watering lunch you’ll want to come back again and again!

Further information on Champneys Springs is available from the Champneys website.



After having such a lovely experience at Champneys Springs we wanted to share it with you! So we’ve got a Champneys Pamper Day for 2 to give away worth a whopping £300.
What’s included?
• Arrival 9am
• Welcome to the resort and refreshing juice drink
• Use of resort facilities including 25 metre swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and whirlpool
• Access to up to 20 different exercise classes per day*
• Nutritious hot & cold buffet lunch
• Thalassotherapy pool session 25 mins
• A choice of 25 minute massage, facial, wrap or scalp massage
• Complimentary robe hire and flip flops
• Departure 6pm
• For more information visit www.champneys.com
*£3 charge applies for advanced class bookings only.


To enter please email your name, address and telephone number to [email protected] with “Send me to Champneys” in the subject line. Entried must be received by 5pm on Monday 4 August 2014.

By entering this competition you agree to us sharing your email address with Champneys.

*Terms and conditions: Prize valid for 1 year subject to availability. Guests must be 16 years or over, non-refundable. Prize value dependent on location. Treatment must be chosen from a pre-set menu. Prize valid Monday to Thursday only.