Self Care York


All the Spas below have been recommended by members of the York Mumbler Group – all local parents. They are great for giving yourself a little bit of ‘me’ time which is so essential when you’re doing the important but exhausting job of parenting!

There is a mixture of day spas and over night stays. Perfect to get away with your other half, with friends or just by yourself if you want some pure indulgence! Many of them offer Pregnancy treatments too.

If you have been to a Spa close to York that you would recommend and isn’t listed below, please contact us and let us know about it.

Birth Elements is a new and upcoming team of healthcare professionals led by Dr. Jacqueline Tang, consultant obstetrician along with expertise midwives that provide a range of experiences including antenatal, labour and postnatal classes, birth preferences sessions, hypnotherapy and one to one midwife discussions. Birth Elementโ€™s aim is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and confidence to have a safe and positive birth experience that is tailored to you.

Birth Elements adopts a holistic approach to pregnancy care, in additional to the antenatal classes we offer. We integrate with other various specialists including dietitians, physiotherapists, and paediatrician. Birth elements provide comprehensive support for expectant mothers, addressing physical, emotional, and educational needs.

We understand the importance of nurturing both the body and the spirit during pregnancy. That’s why we offer a unique blend of antenatal classes and a mini spa experience, designed to pamper expectant mothers while they bond with other moms-to-be. We believe that every pregnant woman deserves to fully enjoy this special time in her life, and our indulgent spa treatments provide the perfect opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation.

At Birth Elements, we’re here to support and celebrate every aspect of pregnancy, making sure that each woman feels valued and cared for throughout their journey.

01904 413669
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This boutique Spa secluded in its own private garden opposite the hotel, welcomes resident and non-resident guests for spa treatments and Spa Day experiences.

Experienced therapists offer a wide range of spa treatments – from full body treatments to manicures and pedicures.

A spa day or half day can be tailored to your specific needs.

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2GB

01904 661317
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Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel

Distance from York: 15 miles

Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel is a relaxing spa weekend experience in regal surroundings, tucked away in a quaint corner of North Yorkshire. Offering a wonderful variety of spa treatments and experiences, this pretty stately home is perfect for those looking to book a relaxing spa day in York.


JS, Feb 19

“Aldwark Manor is lovely. Very good food and the spa is great.”

LM, Sept 18

Aldwark, Near Alne, YO61 1UF
T:01347 838146

Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa – Skipton

Distance from York: 36 miles (70mins)

The Devonshire Spa is housed in an ancient barn, adjacent to the hotel. There are four generously-sized therapy rooms, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, relaxation space & lounge, with views over the tennis courts.

Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6AJ
T: 01756 710441

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa – Helmsley

Distance from York: 24 miles

Our secluded luxury retreat lies in the heart of Helmsley in North Yorkshire. Surrounded by countryside, our award-winning hotel and spa is hidden away so you can relax, unwind and indulge.

The Verbena Spa houses six single treatment rooms and one couplesโ€™ room, in which guests can experience a tandem therapy.

“My partner and I had a night away at Feversham Arms in Helmsley and it was amazing.”

EG, Nov 18

โ€œLovely, I had a pregnancy massage there.”

LE, Feb 18

1-8 High St, Helmsley, YO62 5AG
T: 01439 770766

Hazelwood Castle

Distance from York: 13 miles (20 minutes)

Offering 4 treatment rooms, a manicure station, relaxation room, Mud Serail Chamber and bell tent relaxation area our spa offers the perfect escape from everyday life.

Paradise Lane, Hazlewood, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, LS24 9NJ
T: 01937 53 53 53

Oulton Hall – Leeds

Distance from York: 26 miles (40 mins)

Located within 15 minutes of Leeds City Centre, the treatments available at Oulton Hall will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – whether you opt for a traditional facial or a contemporary stone massage.

Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN
T: 0113 282 1000

Raithwaite Estate Coastal Retreat – Whitby

Distance from York: 47 miles (90mins)

Boasting four treatment rooms, a relaxation room, heated pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and small gym. Open to both residents and non-residents, the spa offers a variety of treatments to aid, prevent and treat a number of ailments or simply to take away the stress of a busy life.

Raithwaite Estate, Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST
T: 01947 661661

Rudding Park Hotel & Spa – Harrogate

Distance from York: 20 miles

Award winning Rudding Park offers contemporary design with a traditional foundation. Luxury accommodation provides the perfect experience for couples, individuals or families.

The new Rudding Park Spa is one of the finest in the country and has been recognised as the Best New Spa in the UK by the Good Spa Guide 2017.


KG, Dec 18

“I would 100% recommend. Itโ€™s sophisticated, and super relaxing.”

EM, Jun 18

Rudding Lane, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH
T: 01423 871350

Swinton Estate – Ripon

Distance from York: 36 miles (1 hour)

When it comes to spa therapies, we are all about making it personal. Whether you are planning a holistic spa retreat or a day out with friends, we have the combination of wellness, beauty and indulgence to suit.

Swinton Park Masham, Ripon HG4 4JH
T: 01765 680900

The Grand – Spa

Set in the hotel’s atmospheric former vaults, The Spa at The Grand, York is a tranquil escape in the centre of York, featuring an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym and an abundance of indulgent treatments and packages to choose from.

The Grand, Station Rise, York YO1 6GD
T: 01904 380050

The KP – Pocklington

The perfect way to rejuvenate โ€“ treat yourself to a day at the Nordic Spa at The KP Resort in Pocklington which is the perfect place to gain some much needed rest and relaxation in beautiful countryside surroundings.

The KP, Millington Lane, Pocklington, YO42 1UF
T: 01759 303090

The Parsonage Hotel & Spa

Set in six acres of beautiful formal gardens and only 15 minutes away from the historic city of York, our spa facilities include 5 treatment rooms, a 16 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art gymnasium, sauna, stream room, and aromatherapy salt room.

The Parsonage Hotel and Spa, Escrick, YO19 6LF
T: 01904 728111