When all the mince pies have been eaten and all the presents exchanged, many of us can feel low when faced with the thought of going back to work or school. Regular sufferers of the ‘January blues’ will be all too familiar with the feeling of being all-partied-out from entertaining family members, but needing something on the horizon to look forward to after the extended build-up to Christmas.
Whether you’re someone who sets New Year’s resolutions or not, the dawn of the New Year is a time for fresh starts, and having a change of scene can help reset your mind so that you can focus on what matters most to you.
With all of this in mind, new eco-friendly Villages Nature® Paris provides the ideal place to escape the daily grind and get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions. Here are six of the most popular goals and how to achieve them in a fun way at Villages Nature® Paris:
Learn a new skill
Villages Nature® Paris comprises five immersive worlds which each have a plethora of activities that might inspire guests to adopt new hobbies. At the BelleVie Farm, guests can pick up some culinary tips at the bread-making classes, understand how to take care of the farm animals and learn how to ride a pony. During one of the workshops, adults and children can learn all about bee-keeping and make honey or candles to take home. Look out for the Artisans in the Extraordinary Gardens who will be on hand to give visitors some expert pointers for their own gardens.
Eat healthily and exercise more
After over-indulging on turkey and festive tipples, having a detox at Villages Nature® Paris could be just what the doctor ordered. Thanks to the excellent self-catering facilities in the cottages and apartments, guests aren’t restricted to eating rich hotel and restaurant food. Villages Nature® Paris has a supermarket on the Lakeside Promenade and a farm shop replete with regional products for guests to rustle up some tasty treats that are as healthy or as decadent as they like.
For those who wish to dine out whilst away, on-site restaurant Pur Etc. prepares dishes made with seasonal produce for deliciously healthy meals so that guests can enjoy a guilt-free dining experience.
Or, after an action-packed day of fitness trails in the forest, cycling around the park and playing assorted sports, why not tuck into a hearty Mediterranean-inspired meal at Vapiano? Whether it’s Aquajump, Aqua Bike, swimming lessons or scaling the aquatic climbing wall, there are plenty of opportunities to work up an appetite and enjoy some healthy exercise in the Aqualagon, which could kick-start a new year fitness regime.
Spend more time with family
As children get older and routines become even more hectic, spending quality time together as a family can be a challenge, and sometimes it is only when everyone gets together for Christmas that that becomes apparent. The verdant oasis of Villages Nature® Paris provides a cordial setting for spontaneous fun and priceless moments, and there is plenty of organised entertainment on hand to boost the family bonding. The interactive activities are suitable for a range of ages, so why not bring the grandparents along too? The largest cottages sleep up to 12 guests and Villages Nature® Paris even accommodates pets.
Seize the day and travel more
Having flexible arrival dates and durations at Villages Nature® Paris makes it easy to squeeze in a spontaneous short break around busy schedules. Even those who don’t wish to take time off work or school in January can easily jump in the car or on the Eurostar for a short two-night break over the weekend to recharge their batteries.
For those with more time, Villages Nature® Paris makes an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. The park is just 32km from Paris, 6km from Disneyland and guests can venture even further to visit the champagne region, local chateaux and gardens, making the most of their time away.
Villages Nature® Paris was designed to encourage guests to properly unwind and reconnect, so a trip there could certainly help those in need to get away from it all and refocus, especially with an afternoon spent in the new Deep® Nature Spa. Those looking for a general post-Christmas detox can relax in the salt room, hammam or sauna and choose from a range of massages and treatments that can help to reduce stress levels. Guests can select exclusive treatments created for children, families and even babies, so everyone can delight in a moment of zen.
Spend less and save more
With three different styles of self-catered accommodation, Villages Nature® Paris suits a range of budgets which is great news for those wanting to tighten the purse-strings after Christmas celebrations and save money in 2018. Holidaymakers who are used to travelling further afield, but want to cut back on costs, will be pleasantly surprised by the range of great-value experiences available in and around the holiday village. Guests can benefit from spa and city breaks as well as adventures in the great outdoors, all available at one fantastically versatile destination.
Accommodation and prices:
Clan Comfort accommodation allows guests to discover their inner child in these whimsical cottages, with playful décor, situated in the woods. Prices start from €429 a two-night stay at cottage sleeping four people on a self-catering basis arriving Friday 26 January. For a mid-week stay, four nights in a cottage sleeping four people is priced from €329 on a self-catering basis arriving Monday 22 January.
In Country Premium accommodation, indoors and outdoors flow together to create a relaxing retreat inspired by English country living. These cottages and apartments can be found by the lake or in the woods. Prices start from €449 for a two-night stay in a cottage/apartment sleeping four people on a self-catering basis arriving Friday 26 January. For a mid-week stay, four nights in a cottage/apartment sleeping four people is priced from €359 on a self-catering basis arriving Monday 22 January.
Cocoon VIP is designed with wellbeing in mind, creating a haven of serenity. Soft and elegantly decorated, Cocoon VIP is available as a cottage or apartment by the lake, or in the village centre. Prices start from €559 for a two-night stay in a cottage/apartment sleeping four people on a self-catering basis arriving Friday 26 January. For a mid-week stay, four nights’ in a cottage/apartment sleeping four people is priced from €449 on a self-catering basis arriving Monday 22 January.
All accommodation features free Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers, furnished terraces or balconies and flat-screen TVs. Baby beds and high chairs are available in all cottages and upon request in apartments.
For more information about Villages Nature® Paris and to book, please call 0845 351 0820 or visit www.villagesnatureparis.co.uk