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Life at The Lakes by yoo is a little like one of the streams on the estate. At first glance it looks tranquil and still, but in actual fact it’s always changing, always moving forward. Jump in and you’ll soon be making headlines of your own. As this snapshot shows, you’ll enjoy a never-ending flow of activities, events and experiences.


Children’s Activities at The Lakes by yoo

In a tiny, hidden corner of The Lakes by yoo lies a place where you might hear the distant sounds of children collectively laughing, shooting DIY rockets or the drum beats of our School of Rock. Welcome to Kid’s Club Getting here is exciting in itself. You may think you’re lost as you walk or […]

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The Super Elixir Challenge

The Super Elixir – 30 Day Challenge Just over a month ago, I took the 30-day Super Elixir challenge, that we stock here at the Orchard Spa. The Alkalising Greens Super Elixir was created by Elle MacPherson and leading nutritional expert Dr Simone Laubscher (See – the world’s finest organic wholefood supplement company). Since […]

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Specialised Post-Natal & Pregnancy Spa Retreats

SPECIALIST PREGNANCY SPA RETREATS Pregnancy is a journey, and our pregnancy spa retreats are specifically crafted to help you physically and mentally at your different stages, always focussing on nourishment, strength and mindfulness. Clare Loughnane is an experienced pregnancy yoga practitioner and mother of 4 and will host your retreat, leading yogic practices and offering […]

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Bettina’s Lakeside Weekend Retreat

A WEEKEND RETREAT WITH BETTINA’S KITCHEN Our Bettina’s Kitchen Masterclass weekend retreat is hosted by Bettina herself, who in the words of Conde Nast Traveller is ‘a magician in the kitchen. Every day she conjures an amazing array of different flavours. Vegetables take centre stage, with curries, huge salads, mocktails, raw-courgette spaghetti drenched in pesto, […]

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Win a free weekend at our ‘Lakeside Villa’

We are offering you the chance to win a free weekend at our stunning Lakeside Villa.  Included are 2 one hour spa treatments and a COOK meal for 8 one of the evenings.  To win this fantastic weekend head over to our post on Facebook to LIKE and SHARE the post and be entered to win. Head […]


Pike PB’s for Roman

This week saw one of our young Lakes residents net his PB fish. Roman Billinski, an avid fisherman was out on Bowmoor lake and netted what’s thought to be the biggest fish in the lake. This whopping pike, after tiring was netted and brought in for the trophy shot before being released back. Grinning from […]

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Impressions from Fête du Lac

With summer drawing to a close, we toasted the arrival of autumn with a fantastic Fête du Lac in our Orchard Spa grounds.

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Yoga Retreats you simply must experience

We recently welcomed journalists from Marie Claire magazine to enjoy the luxury of the lakes.  Here is what they thought… WHY GO? The Cotswolds is known (and loved) for its preposterously pretty countryside, peaceful atmosphere and cosy pubs complete with roaring fires and artisan fare. Whether it’s a long Sunday ramble, a sophisticated hen or just […]


Lakes by Yoo Eco Fund

The Lakes by yoo hosted a special gathering on September 9 to officially unveil the new Eco Fund.  Pupils from Fairford Primary School and the town mayor were in attendance alongside the managing director of Cotswold Water Park as well as the founder of Lakes by yoo.  The fund will provide grants and support via […]