What to pack for a pampering spa day or break at Ragdale Hall

Apr 17, 2021
Posted in: Featured, Ragdale Hall News   Posted by: Ragdale Hall Spa


So, your spa day or spa break is finally booked and you’re dreaming about switching off from the 9-5 and relaxing in the Rooftop Infinity Pool, surrounded by rolling countryside. There’s only one question in your mind – ‘what do I need to pack?’ If the thought of packing a bag is filling you with dread, don’t panic. There aren’t many things you’ll need for your spa break at Ragdale Hall, as we will take care of most of your needs. Here, we share our ideal packing list to make sure you have an unforgettable spa day or break…

What to pack for a spa day

What to bring to a spa day. Flip flops, swimwear and water bottle


Are you wondering what to wear for your spa day? Ragdale is very informal, so there’s no need to dress to the nines! You’ll receive a complimentary fluffy robe upon arrival, which you’re welcome to wear throughout your day or evening as you roam in our Thermal Spa, during treatments and at meal times. If you’re staying for lunch or dinner and like to dress up, then do bring a change of clothes with you.

If you’d like to try a class in one of our NEW Heart + Soul Fitness Studios or re-furbished gym, you’ll also need to pack some fitness clothes, suitable trainers and get ready to hit your workout goals!



You’ll need to bring your own swimwear to enjoy our Thermal Spa facilities and six pools. When getting changed, all of our spa days include a locker and changing facilities with showers, hair dryers and an unlimited supply of towels, so there’s no need to bring your own.



You’ll need to bring your own suitable footwear to wear around the Hall, or purchase mules/flip flops from our Boutique (ideal too for wearing around the house… it’ll be as though you’re back at Ragdale… Aaahhh.)



We provide all the essentials such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in our changing and shower facilities, so there’s no need to panic if you forget something – but feel free to bring your own toiletries if you’d prefer. If you’d like to invest in some new skin or body care whilst you’re here, our Beauty Shop Advisors are always on hand to help you in our Beauty Shop.


What to pack for a spa break

The volcanic salt bath at Ragdale Hall Spa


Ragdale Hall is a relaxed environment, where you can dress as you feel comfortable, so there’s no formal dress code here. Most of the time, you’ll be lounging around in your swimwear and fluffy robe so there’s no need to pack much loungewear for the daytime. For dinner, you may want to pack some smart-casual attire and use this opportunity to doll yourself up after a relaxing day of pampering. Plus, this is the perfect excuse to head to the Twilight Bar for an after dinner cocktail! There’s no pressure to dress up though and you may also find some people are still in their robes during dinner, meaning you can enjoy the spa afterwards, as it’s open until 10pm!

If you’re looking to blow some cobwebs away in the gym, make sure you pop in your gym trainers, leggings and a work-out top.


The most important and essential thing you’ll need to pack for your spa break is a comfortable swimsuit/bikini that makes you feel good. After all, you’ll be spending all day in it so it’s important that you feel confident and happy in your swimsuit. Our top tip is to pack two swimsuits, this way, you can change out of your wet swimsuit into a dry one before your treatment, to avoid feeling cold and damp.


Like with most breaks, limiting your choice of footwear is always the case and at Ragdale Hall, you’ll need even less shoes. With complimentary robe hire and flip-flops waiting for you on arrival, we’ve got you covered. Come dinner, you may want to slip out of your flip-flops and pop on some heels or smart shoes depending on your mood.


Your spa break is all about taking time out and pampering yourself. We provide all the essentials such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in your room but be sure to include all your favourite skincare products in your bag so you can practice some more self-care in your room at night. However, if you’re looking to try something new or have forgotten any skincare or beauty products, our Beauty Shop Advisors are always on hand to help you in our Beauty Shop.

Little extras

Be sure to make the most out of your ‘me-time’ by bringing a magazine or a book along with you to read in your room, so you can properly switch-off from the world.


If you’re still planning your next spa break, why not take a look at our great-value Blissful Spring Break here

View our range of Spa Days here 

Please be aware that our services and facilities may change in accordance with the latest government guidance relating to Covid-19.

5 responses to “What to pack for a pampering spa day or break at Ragdale Hall”

  1. Sharon Smith says:

    Coming again in June. Your list is spot on xx

  2. Karen Louise Gallagher says:

    Hi thanks for this – we are coming the first week in June and very excited, this is really helpful. Can you let us know what the fitness programme will look like so we can plan some classes and also when we can look at booking treatments etc. Thanks again and looking forward to be back 🙂

    • Ragdale Hall Spa says:

      Hi Karen,

      Many thanks for getting in touch.

      The fitness timetable is available to view on our ‘What’s on’ page here: Fitness timetable

      Hope this helps and we hope you enjoy your stay with us!

      Kind regards,

      Ragdale Hall Spa

  3. Liz Jones says:

    Please add to the list for guests to bring their own re-usable, easily identifiable water bottle – let’s cut down on plastic cup waste as far as we can !

  4. Diane McLeod says:

    Bring a piece of ribbon to tie into your white robe to identify as yours ..it’s very helpful when you’ve been in the sensory rooms , sauna and pool and you’ve forgotten where you left it as they all look the same !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *