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Spring Refresh | Things To Do

Spring Refresh | Things To Do

27 January 2020

Farewell January I hear you cry! Whether it was a Dry January, No-Spend January or Veganuary, brighter days are well and truly on the horizon as we wave goodbye to what feels like the 86th day of the month.

Like the many winter layers we’re preparing to shed, the anticipated return of Spring and the sense of renewal it brings is palpable. Bank balances are looking healthy, resolutions are entrenched and plans for the year ahead are in the diary. Even if the temperatures aren’t quite there just yet, there’s never been a better time to get out into the fresh air and embrace the brighter mornings and longer evenings with foot loose and fancy free plans – Hello Spring!

Sample The Season

After a long winter, there’s little excites us quite like the first sight of spring produce. As one of only a handful of restaurants in Northern Ireland to achieve 3 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence, seasonal produce is at the heart of The River Room Restaurant and Head Chef Chris Rees opts to showcase the very best of the season through his Five Course Tasting Menu available from £65 per person, meaning that no two visits to The River Room are ever the same. A dining experience to remember, guests are treated to a sumptuous produce-driven menu of exquisite dishes that showcase seasonal ingredients sourced carefully from local artisan suppliers and the Resorts very own kitchen garden. Gourmands can look forward to our Spring Gourmet Wine Evening taking place Thursday 16th April where Chris Rees’ and his team orchestrate an evening of foodie delights featuring a five course dinner expertly paired with a glass of wine to accompany each course. Gourmet Wine Evenings take place throughout 2020 from £95 per person.

Spring Spa Reviver

Winter can really take its toll on our bodies with the trio of central heating, mere hours of sunlight and a strict diet of prosecco and seasonal coffees leaving our bodies and skin in particular feeling a little lack-lustre to say the least. Dehydrated skin requires a real boost to kickstart the process of fresh, glowing skin which is why a visit to The Skin Clinic could be just what you need! An in-depth look at the skins layers through the innovative SkinScanner will reveal to your Skin Expert any issues or areas to target. Offering expert facialsmicroneedling and dermaplaning, our Skin Expert will guide you on your journey to improving the health of your skin with homecare recommendations to ensure you achieve that much sought after glow.

If it’s relaxation you’re after, a Day Spa Experience is the perfect option for a truly immerse spring refresh that will detox the mind, body and spirit from the stresses of the day. Bursting with beautiful foliage year-round, daffodils, tulips and crocus dress the Thermal Spa Village in a spectrum of colour to deliver a dreamy backdrop to your Spa Day. Picture yourself relaxing on a heated lounger with a copy of the seasons bestseller before dipping into the warmth of the Beltane Hot Tub as you admire the surroundings. What’s more, with our Spring Reviver Day Spa Experience you can enjoy this on top of a seasonal inspired treatment. Relax your mind, cleanse your body and soothe your soul with a five step self-applicating Rasul experience that includes a cleanse, hair mask, application of mud, salt scrub and moisturise leaving your body suitably revived, before rounding off your afternoon with lunch in Elements.

Friends at Fratelli

What is it about the turn of the season that brings with it that little perk you feel in your step? Perhaps it’s the mind wandering with the excitement of all that is to unfold in the upcoming months. Whatever it is, we’re certainly not complaining! While we may not have reached al fresco dining weather yet, there’s still plenty of opportunity to get together with friends, particular when there’s the promise of pizza and pasta (and wine, and dessert…). Friends at Fratelli has returned for 2020 with a line-up of Movie Editions sure to make those BFF catch-ups a regular occurrence. Expect a main course, glass of wine, mini dessert buffet and private screening of a classic on selected dates throughout the year. With The Greatest Showman, Hitch and Bridesmaids all scheduled for Spring, your toughest choice will be which date to choose! View the schedule here.

Embrace A Giant Spirit

While you could easily spend days exploring the Galgorm Gems we have to offer, it is worth noting the array of sights and sounds that lay in close proximity to our perfectly positioned Resort. Less than 30 minutes from Belfast and close to the North Antrim Coast, Galgorm is the ideal location to base yourself when exploring the best that Northern Ireland has to offer. Memories are made from experiences and we have them in abundance with options including the delicious Toast The Coast Food Tour that will see you celebrating the best of Northern Ireland food and drink – and our giant spirit - as you explore the local award-winning producers located along the Causeway Coastal Route. If it’s history you’re interested in, you won’t want to miss a visit to Arthur Cottage. Located a mere five minutes from The Resort, Arthur Cottage is the ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st President of the USA which has been carefully restored as an educational experience for all ages. With castles and gardens, coasts and lakes, Northern Ireland is a treasure trove of experience waiting to be discovered this Spring.

However you choose to spend your time, don’t forget to tag us @GalgormResort on Instagram and use the hashtags #GalgormResort #ByTheRiver