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Tuesday 04 December 2012

Pregnancy Packages for Parents-to-Be

For a truly memorable last trip for DINKY (double income, no kids yet) couples, Chewton Glen (www.chewtonglen.com) in Hampshire is an English original. Putting expectant mums first, the luxury country house hotel offers a Pregnancy Glow package (£72) in its luxury spa. This 50 minute treatment includes a tailor-made facial to give you that maternal glow when it is needed most. Enjoy a ‘Weekend Escape’ package within acres of gorgeous Hampshire countryside from £427 per person. Alternatively, Babymoon in style at The Montpellier Chapter Hotel (www.themontpellierchapterhotel.com) in Cheltenham. Earlier this year the hotel launched its Babymoon experience - a two night stay that includes a 60-minute REN spa treatment for mom, while dad can relax in the bar with a book from the Library or enjoy a spa treatment of his own. The hotel can also arrange shopping trips to the town’s baby boutiques, create indulgent non-alcoholic cocktails and even organize pregnancy photo-shoots. Prices from £299. Finally, set in four acres amid picturesque Dorset countryside, Summer Lodge (www.summerlodgehotel.co.uk) is a relaxing weekend retreat offering a programme of Mama Mio maternity treatments designed to relax, comfort and nourish. Their YUMMY TUMMY omega‐rich facial for your tummy is a full‐on stress-banishing treat. Pre- and post- natal treatments from £45. Accommodation prices start from £265 per night (weekdays) and £295 per night (weekends) based on two adults sharing a Classic Room.

A Royal Weekend in Cambridge (Onesie Not Included!)

The Duke of Cambridge fuelled speculation when he so enthusiastically received a onesie with the slogan 'Daddy's little co-pilot' during a royal visit to the city that gave them their official title. Cambridge makes the perfect location to take a romantic babymoon fit for royal. Stay at The Varsity Hotel & Spa (www.thevarsityhotel.co.uk), the most romantic spot in the city with picture perfect views over Cambridge. The boutique hotel has 48 rooms and is decorated in a quintessentially English style. Double rooms from £112. For a special occasion, visit the Michelin starred restaurant Midsummer House (www.midsummerhouse.co.uk), a Victorian Villa set in Midsummer Common with a pretty terrace and enticing menu. Three courses from £40 per person. Complete the royal experience with a walk around the colleges of the world-famous Cambridge University (www.cam.ac.uk), one of the oldest universities in the world. It has educated some of history’s most famous people, including members of the Royal family.

Fit for a Princess

Ladies who are expecting know it’s important to keep fit and healthy during pregnancy. The Forge Yoga Centre (www.forgeyoga.co.uk) in Devon offers an evening class specifically designed for pregnant women. Recommended for those beyond 12 weeks of pregnancy, the classes include breathing and birthing techniques, general strengthening exercises and massage to provide practical help and support in the months approaching birth. 2 hour classes costs £8.50. In addition, Yoga Jeannie (www.yogajeannie.com) uses historic houses in Kent and East Sussex as peaceful retreats. Instructor Jean Hall hosts the weekends, which include seven yoga classes over three days, allowing mums-to-be to fully immerse themselves in her yoga techniques. In the capital, Tri-yoga (www.triyoga.co.uk) offers a range of pregnancy yoga classes from the second trimester onwards.

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