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The adults-only UK resort throwing music festivals in full luxurious



“WE WILL, we’ll, rock you!” – the well-known lyrics to the Queen hit had been nonetheless ringing in my ears days after I’d returned from the competition.

I’d been at Warner Leisure Resorts’ Heythrop Park within the charming city of Chipping Norton for a rock music weekend.

Warner Leisure Hotels' Heythrop Park is hosting non-stop rock 'n' roll parties


Warner Leisure Resorts’ Heythrop Park is internet hosting continuous rock ‘n’ roll eventsCredit score: Handout
Queen tribute acts are playing all over at the getaway


Queen tribute acts are taking part in throughout on the getawayCredit score: AP

The getaway promised dwell music from tribute bands, continuous dancing and rock ’n’ roll events.


However not like any atypical competition with boozed-up children, wobbly tents and mucky bathrooms, I used to be spoiled with full luxurious in a glam ensuite resort room with an on-site spa, ultimate for soothing my dancing limbs.

This is only one of many devoted music holidays with Warner Leisure.

There are ’60s, ’70s and ’80s breaks, Motown & Soul festivals and even an Ibiza In Symphony getaway, the place a 16-piece orchestra reimagines Ibiza classics.


I’m glad I left my rock-themed leather-based trousers at dwelling as I could have felt a little bit misplaced pulling as much as the nation home resort steeped within the rolling Oxfordshire countryside.

I instantly felt like a rock star from the second I stepped out of the automobile.

The resort has all of the grandeur you’ll count on from an 18th-century constructing and extra and the within is simply as spectacular, dwelling to a galleried reception with fascinating artefacts from its wealthy historical past.


Our room, which was positioned within the authentic home, was large with excessive ceilings and bursting with character.

What’s nice a couple of keep right here, although, is that breakfast, dinner and all leisure is included within the worth, so you’ll be able to freely wander from restaurant to stage with out having to shove your hand in your pockets.

Dinner on our first evening was on the Market Kitchen, the resort’s solely buffet restaurant (though you’ve got the choice to order from the menu), set beside a ravishing orangery with views over the grounds.


The restaurant was buzzing and after a couple of glasses of chilled rose, we had been able to embrace all of the leisure at our fingertips.

There are two venues, The Theatre and the Late Lounge, certainly one of which all the time presents an alternative choice to the theme, so when you don’t fancy listening to a Queen tribute act you’ll be able to go for a silky-voiced soul singer.

Lavish therapeutic massage

You need to be early to get a seat at The Theatre, so plan your visits prematurely and seize an early dinner.


After the present, workers dished out headphones for a silent disco, however we determined to maneuver to the smaller bar space the place a gifted singer serenaded us with covers of hits from the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse till we had been prepared for mattress.

The Spa & Wellness centre at the hotel has many lavish facilities


The Spa & Wellness centre on the resort has many lavish amenitiesCredit score: Handout
You can always book other activities too, like an afternoon tea experience


You possibly can all the time e-book different actions too, like a day tea expertiseCredit score: Handout
If you go hard partying to rock music, breakfast at the hotel's pub will compensate for any over-indulgence


For those who go laborious partying to rock music, breakfast on the resort’s pub will compensate for any over-indulgenceCredit score: Handout

For those who’ve gone laborious on the primary evening, then breakfast on the resort’s pub, The Travelling Duke, will type you out and compensate for any over-indulgence.

We then adopted it up with a swim and lavish therapeutic massage within the Spa & Wellness centre, which incorporates a sauna, steam room, outdoors hot-tubs in addition to a fitness center. What could possibly be higher?


For many who are feeling much less fragile, there are a lot extra actions to select from which come included in your keep, equivalent to archery, rifle-shooting and tea-tasting.

Or for a small complement, you’ll be able to e-book on to a cocktail-making course or a day tea expertise.

On our last night, we dressed up for dinner at Brasserie 32 within the Manor Home, the resort’s posh eating expertise.


It felt like stepping again right into a bygone period and the menu presents decisions impressed by substances relationship again to the early 1900s, together with a creamy fish pie recipe from the Fifties and Fanny Cradock’s basic prawn cocktail from 1967.

Then, it was time to let our hair down one final time within the Late Lounge the place the gin flowed together with the Fleetwood Mac and, after all, Queen classics.

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The music could have been all rock ’n’ roll, however our subtle adults getaway was something however.

Maybe there’s time for yet another therapeutic massage.



STAYING THERE: A 3-night rock weekend break at Heythrop Park prices from £389pp, for arrival on November 10 and together with breakfast and three-course dinners, dwell music, swimming pools and actions.



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