Rather than the usual chocolates and knitted presents, why not give someone close to you a big surprise this year with the gift of an unforgettable experience? With so many fantastic activities and things to discover in the Lake District, this could be anything from a soothing spa day to an adrenaline filled adventure. Never mind the socks, here are some excellent Lake District gift days that make ideal Christmas and Birthday presents, all within easy reach of Rothay Garden Hotel:
Rocking, Rolling Off Road Adventures
Have you ever wanted to experience the excitement of off road driving in some of Britain’s most challenging and beautiful terrain? Kankku offer exactly this opportunity, taking you into exciting territory and the sort of places you wouldn’t take your usual wheels! The company run year round off-road adventures beside Lake Windermere, where drivers of all abilities can enjoy a thrilling day out. A perfect birthday or Christmas gift experience for the keen driver in the family! See the website for further details: www.kankku.co.uk
Watching Lake District birds of prey from a distance is a pleasure countless guests enjoy, but there are also ways to make the experience up close and personal. Predator Experience specialise in such encounters, whether you are looking to try falconry or even take a walk with wolves! For any admirer of Britain’s classic predators, the chance to handle an eagle or literally go for a hike with hawks for company is an unforgettable experience. For further details and various gift experience ideas see their site: www.predatorexperience.co.uk
Lake District Spa Days and Pampering Breaks
If all that revving and roaring sounded too noisy, you could always treat someone to a completely relaxing spa session in Grasmere. With superb facilities, expert practitioners and the cool waters of the River Rothay gliding past, this is one of the very best Lake District spas. You could treat someone to a full body massage, hot stones and aromatherapy treatments, or a mixture of several options from our spa menu.
There is no finer way of rewarding the one you love with some well-earned TLC than our Riverside Spa, which is open to all hotel guests. Our spa breaks are very popular, while our gift vouchers can also be redeemed against spa treatments. Find out more on our Riverside Spa Page.
Epic canoe journeys
For the active visitor there are some wonderful adventure experiences in the Lake District that you can buy and present as a gift. Never mind sitting on a bench and soaking up the views, for the born explorer the only way to fully enjoy the beauty of the lakes is to get wet and go boldly forth! River Deep Mountain High is a company that offers brilliant guided canoe sessions and water sports tuition days. Beginners can enjoy a crash course in paddle sports, with family sessions a great option for young ones. But for the more experienced, little beats a guided trip with epic scenery and space to roam. You could try to paddle the whole length of Coniston Water, for example, or other lakes. Click here for further details of various days, all available as gift vouchers.
Gourmet Breaks and Fine Dining in the Lake District
Another way to experience something uniquely Lake District is to sample the area’s fabulous produce. It doesn’t get much better than our Double Rosette awarded Garden Restaurant, where guests can sample sensational dishes from our acclaimed Head Chefs Andrew Burton and Adrian Kneeshaw. It’s easy to book an superb dinner for two via our gift vouchers page. The perfect gift for foodies we think.
Plan the Perfect Lake District Luxury Break
Whether you are looking for total adventure or total relaxation, Rothay Garden Hotel represents the ultimate location. With a wonderfully peaceful setting, delightful rooms and amazing food, we offer a warm welcome and the very best hopsitality you could wiosh for in the Lake District. See our main site for further information on current availability, seasonal menus and offers.