Top 10 Winter Warmers
With the change of seasons fast approaching the nights are getting darker and the mornings colder, so here at Orchid City & Spa we have been busy creating the perfect South-West seasonal activities for you. Here are our Top 10 Winter Warmers :
We have all been inspired by the great British bake off, so we think it’s time to brush up the cookery skills! You will be able to impress the in-laws at Christmas with your new-found culinary expertise after a jam-packed cookery class!
For those who love a hot toddy to relive winter blues this could be the perfect remedy. Become a master of the malt delving into the history of Whisky and find out how the spirit has evolved in to the drink that is enjoyed today.
Need some extra warmth in the winter months? Why not get crafty with a quilt making class! These workshops are a lovely way for a group to create a wonderful keepsake quilt that will be treasured for years to come.
Bauhinia in Bristol serves Thai, Japanese and Malaysian dishes. Conveniently close to Orchid City & Spa HQ this is somewhere we all recommend! We think dinner in their private dining room complimented with a charming yet cheeky Butler in the Buff to serve you is an activity guaranteed to get you hot under the collar!
We can’t think of a better way to explore a magical misty morning in the picturesque South-West than on horseback; cantering on crisp day in December along the bridle paths and byways will definitely keep the cold at bay!
Get the woolly hats and gloves at the ready for an action packed hour of Ice Skating in a magical winter wonderland setting. Expect giggling galore; there is bound to be at least one Bambi on ice in the group!
The Après Ski Bar at the Bath Abbey hotel will be back again this year. The wooden Swiss chalet will be packed with Christmas jumpers and mulled-wine swigging shoppers. Adding to the Alps feel is The Porter’s Lodge with its festive tipples and photo booth to catch all the evening’s antics. Who needs snow!
The open air rooftop pool is a real treat in winter. The water is keep at a cosy 33.5 degrees, a considerable change from the air temperature, so be sure to hop in quick! Bath Abbey neighbours the spa and there is a mix of Georgian buildings and rolling countryside that sweep the landscape to tranquilly gaze at, sight-seeing has never been so relaxing.
For a day of festive fresh air and fantastic competition join in the fun with a day at the races. Whether you fancy a flutter at the bookies or want to celebrate the weekend sipping Champagne the winter horse racing always proves entertaining!
We love a girly day shopping in the office particularly when it comes to perusing the quaint Christmas markets. In the heart of Bath during the celebratory season 170 traditional wooden chalets adorn the streets; offering unique, handmade and unusual gifts. You will be sure to see us there!