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Plan Your Winter Break – It’s Never Too Early for Christmas

Yes, it may be early, but we’re talking Christmas!

It’s never too early to start planning your winter break, especially if you are looking to make sure it’s an unforgettably stress-free festive season.

A winter break, whether it encompasses Christmas or not can be a great way to find some peace and relaxation in the middle of what’s become a rather busy time.

Maybe you’re tired of Christmas storming past as a tornado of gift-buying, wrapping, decorating, cooking, and travelling between family members, or worn out by the general pressures of the festive season. The stress of hosting, having to up the ante on presents, or make this year ‘bigger and better.’ What if you were to simplify your Christmas season instead. Remove the inevitable elements of stress; like things that may have once been fun festive traditions but now feel like stress-inducing habits.

Strip it all back to the Christmas you want it to be. Choose a winter of festive experiences and memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Winter walks over snow-dusted heathland, hot chocolates beside a roaring fire and warming, muscle-soothing spa sessions – this could be your Christmas break in the New Forest.

If you’re dreaming of this kind of idyllic winter break, you can’t get more ‘festive postcard’ than a break at our Hampshire hotel. And it’s never too early for Christmas planning, especially if it means escaping for some well-needed rest and recovery. Whether you’re a spa-goer or a keen explorer, have something in the calendar to look forward to, especially after the busy summer season.

Instead of the usual build-up and expectant whirlwind of stress, planning something for you, a chance to relax and be taken care of. Time to appreciate the season and all the festivities it brings.

How many times have you seen local events advertised but haven’t had the chance to go. Or promised that you’d be more organised next year so you have time to relax, but inevitably life happens and more things find their way onto the festive to do list (usually while you’re distracted writing the last-minute Christmas cards you said you weren’t going to do this year).

Here in our National Park, there’s always an abundance of Christmas markets, festive evenings, and events to go to, in and around the New Forest. So now, before the summer ends, is the time to make sure you save a little slice of the festivities for yourself. A moment to slow down, take it all in and make it an unforgettable Christmas.

Perhaps escaping for a winter break for you is one where you can decompress, de-stress and unwind from the last 12 months, a change from day-to-day. That lie-in you’ve been imagining, or the dream of roaming a spa in a cosy robe, easing tight muscles with massage and long uninterrupted sessions of hydrotherapy.

Or maybe a perfect winter break for you is one where you get to wrap up for wintery walks – breathing in the crisp winter air and taking in the cerulean blue skies before retreating to our lounge for a wine beside the fire and dinner in one of our restaurants to nourish the soul with delicious seasonal cuisine.

Festive afternoon teas are a lovely way to spend a wintery day with friends and family, whilst long lunches are just the thing for overdue catch ups. Whatever a ‘perfect Christmas’ means to you, don’t wait until the winter to plan something special. As they say, “tomorrow never comes,” book it now so you don’t miss out.

You could even forget hosting all together and come to us for Christmas…

Our Christmas Break is a festive extravaganza that allows you to simply sit back and enjoy every moment (without an oven glove in sight). From the welcome afternoon tea and Christmas eve reception to Christmas Day lunch, evening buffet and a Boxing Day Black Tie dinner party – it’s probably safe to say you’ll never want to host again.

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