When Jacqui Goulding received a call from a friend asking whether she fancied a trip to the new Aqua Sana once it opened, it was an opportunity she couldn’t resist. The mother of four from Bedford says: “My friend Anne and I have daughters, both aged 18. They’ve been working so hard at their A-Levels – they’ve just finished them – and we just thought we’d take the girls and have a lovely relaxing day together.”
Jacqui and Anne were the first people to book as Aqua Sana Spa Day guests at Woburn Forest – taking the chance to visit the beautiful new spa as a day visitor. Both purchased a Twilight Spa for Two on February 5, the same day we announced the opening date for Spa Day guests. Donna McKee, Aqua Sana Manager at Woburn Forest, said the team were both excited and nervous, to welcome Day Guests for the first time: “It was a really nice day and the team were looking forward to it.
“It was actually quite nerve-wracking – this is what we’ve been working towards for so long. These guests, like Jacqui, have booked a long time ago so it’s important to us that we don’t disappoint.”
But according to Jacqui, there’s no chance of that happening any time soon. “It is absolutely amazing; I’ve never seen anything like it. Since my visit on Monday I’ve been raving about how fantastic it is to anyone who’ll listen. As soon as you arrive, Spa Day guests are greeted with a glass of Prosecco, which just sets the tone perfectly.
“Every room inside the spa has the wow factor, extremely modern and a beautiful design. The staff are fantastic; we felt honoured by their attention to detail – they couldn’t do enough for you,” adds Jacqui.
“I woke up to a note that my daughter had written last night, which said thank you and that she really enjoyed the day”
The Goulding family have visited every Center Parcs Village throughout the years, however Jacqui reveals this is the first time she’s ever been to an Aqua Sana. “We went to Center Parcs when the children were young and they loved it; I never went to the spa because we had the little ones and wanted the break to be about them, but I’ll definitely return again now.
“It was lovely to spend time with my daughter; we don’t do this sort of thing normally. I woke up to a note that she’d written last night, which said thank you and that she really enjoyed the day. That was nice to see.”
Donna adds that even if you’ve never visited a spa before, Aqua Sana is the perfect introduction. “I have worked in other spas and this is something very special. It’s an amazing and beautiful spa, in terms of both the thermal experiences and relaxation areas, as well as the range of fantastic treatments from Elemis and Decleor.
“We offer a variety of different spa day packages to suit the needs of our guests. It’s a great way to spend the day; relax, pamper and celebrate with friends or family and make the most of your time together.
“Jacqui Goulding’s lovely comments say it all, and are a great testimonial for all we are striving to achieve for our guests here at Woburn Forest Aqua Sana.”