Galgorm introduces the ‘babymoon’

Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena have introduced a package which promises the ultimate pre-pampers pampering. The ‘babymoon package’ offers the opportunity for expectant parents to have a final luxury getaway before the baby arrives.

Defined as a relaxing escape for pregnant couples, babymoons provide a much-welcomed and healthy respite from the daily stresses of carrying a child and has been made fashionable by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Kate Hudson and Hilary Duff who have all indulged in pre-baby breaks with their partners.

A recent survey of more than 1000 pregnant women conducted by ‘Good Books’ revealed that 23% of respondents were planning a ‘Babymoon’ with their partner before the arrival of their newborns.

The newly launched package at Galgorm has already welcomed professional rugby star, Ruan Pinaar and his wife Monique who are expecting their first baby in early February.

The indulgent retreat welcomes couples to the luxury resort where they will be treated to restorative, side by side treatments in the intimate Paris Suite. The ladies can choose from a selection of specially tailored ‘Mother-to-be’ treatments, while the Dads are pampered with either a relaxing massage or facial. This is followed by a romantic dinner in Gillies Bar and Grill, before returning to their luxurious deluxe guestroom to enjoy the latest parenting magazines and sweet treats, followed by a hearty breakfast the next morning.

Couples can make the most of the late check-out by enjoying a refreshing walk within the 163 acres of wonderful lush parkland, bordered by the River Maine.

Marketing Manager of Galgorm Resort and Spa, and mum-to-be, Beth Swindlehurst said: “As a mum-to-be, I know firsthand how rewarding, yet tiring, it is to carry a baby, so we wanted to make sure that all our guests who are expecting a baby themselves would have a soothing last break as a couple before their lives are literally turned upside down.

“The essence of a babymoon is to spend quality time with your partner in a tranquil and relaxed setting, allowing you to enjoy each other’s company before the onset of sleepless nights and nappy changes!

“With the Galgorm Babymoon Package we offer the unbeatable combination of fresh country air, relaxing river views, hearty meals and luxurious Spa treatments to ensure that our guests are completely relaxed in preparation for their new arrival.”

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