Take A Short Break With The “Friend” at Nidd Hall

Nidd Hall

Enjoy a fun-filled Christmas 4-night break at Warner’s Nidd Hall Hotel, Harrogate, this November 5-9, 2018.

It’s Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve all rolled into one. And the most wonderful thing is, when your break is over, you’ll still have Christmas to look forward to.

Angela Gilchrist, “The People’s Friend” Editor-in-Chief

I’m thrilled to invite you all to take a festive short break with the “Friend” at beautiful Nidd Hall Hotel in Yorkshire.

Having enjoyed a stay with Warner before, I know you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome.

Why not join me and other members of the “Friend” team for an unforgettable, tailor-made holiday just for you?

Over the five days there will be a host of “Friend”-themed activities for you to take part in, including tea and a chat with me.

It’s a great opportunity to make friends with other “Friend” readers. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Angela Gilchrist, Editor-in-Chief, The People’s Friend


Your room awaits . . .

Relax in style in one of Nidd Hall’s comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms, with en suite bathrooms and lots of thoughtful touches.

Standard rooms are from £339 per person*

Fantastic-value Standard rooms are a real home from home with TV, tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits replenished daily, comfy chairs and reading lights, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, telephone and  safe.


Signature rooms are from £379 per person*

For added luxury, treat yourself to a Signature room, which has all the amenities of a Standard room and includes a pillow menu, toiletries selection and a complimentary bottle of wine.


The food…

If you have read about our previous visit to Alvaston House you will know that the food is outstanding.  Half-board menu included in the price.

Breakfasts: With a choice of full English and continental buffets, or dishes cooked to order, breakfast will set you up for a fun-filled day ahead.

Evening Meals: Choose from the carvery, extensive buffet or Nidd Hall’s menu of delicious dishes served straight to your table.

There is also The Great and Small Yorkshire Tapas Restaurant. Warner Hotel Guests – 3 Tapas dishes per person are included.

Make sure you leave room for dessert!


As a guest of the “Friend” at Nidd Hall, you will enjoy….

Monday Evening:

  • Private welcome drinks
  • A “Friend” goody bag
  • Meet and greet with the “Friend” team


  • Craft session run by the “Friend” team where you will make Christmas decorations
  • Exclusive tour of the gardens led by one of Nidd Hall’s expert gardeners
  • Travel writer Neil McAllister talks about 30 years of writing for the “Friend”


  • Coach trip to Harrogate (leave 10 a.m. return 2 p.m.).  Our travel writer Neil McAllister has prepared some recommendations for your day.  Please reserve your space when you book*
  • Talk from the “Friend” team on the history of The People’s Friend”


  • Another craft session run by the “Friend” team where you will make more Christmas decorations
  •  Tea and a chat with the “Friend” Editor


In addition there is all of the amazing Warner activities to choose from:

  • Use of our Fresh-Air Fitness
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Fully equipped fitness studio
  • Ice cold plunge pool
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Hot spa pool
  • Aqua fit sessions
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Air-rifle shooting
  • Archery
  • Nordic Walking
  • Bowls

Enjoy our amazing live entertainment every night!
Let Victor Michael take you on a musical journey from shows and movies from past to present day. Also enjoy Jamie Sutherland, a fresh and original comedian.

How to book…..

Call 0330 102 9952 or email groups@warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

Please quote: “The People’s Friend”

Lines open Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm


Don’t just take our word for it…

Here is some feedback from the readers who visited Alvaston:

“Wonderful Weekend!

I wish to say a very big thank you to you all for putting on a wonderful weekend at Alvaston Hall.  Going on my own, I didn’t know what to expect but you couldn’t have put six people together any better. It was like being with old friends, with plenty of chatter, lots of laughter and, of course, the chance to meet staff from the “Friend”.

Thank you for such a brilliant weekend.

Ms J.K., West Derby.”

“Had an amazing minibreak with The People’s Friend

We had a Friday to Monday minbreak with The People’s Friend magazine, we had a fabulous time. The food and entertainment were really good and our room was beautiful.

Michaela G (via TripAdvisor)”


Read all about Angela’s early Christmas experience at Nidd Hall Hotel.

And here is Kirsty talking about the week too – think it is fair to say the whole of The People’s Friend team love their trips to Warners!

Terms And Conditions

* Offer subject to availability, new bookings only, applies to groups of under 19 and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Prices correct at time of printing, prices quoted are per person. Additional £30 supplement per night for single occupancy rooms, note first 7 rooms to be booked will not incur this charge.

Minimum of 16 guests required for the Harrogate trip (transport only, not a guided tour).

Please advise on booking if you would like to go on the Harrogate coach trip. Holidays booked less than 10 weeks ahead of holiday start date must be paid in full at booking. Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Bookings must be made by 29/06/2018. Warner hotels are over 21s only.

Full terms and conditions for Warner Leisure Hotel breaks can be found at www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk (Bourne Leisure Holidays trading as Warner Leisure Hotels is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 01854900, registered office 1 Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL).


Kirsty Matthews

Kirsty heads up the marketing for all of the DCT Media magazines. Kirsty has the very exciting job of telling the right audiences about the magazine wherever they may be and on whichever channels they interact with. It is fair to say it keeps her busy, but not always out of trouble! Kirsty loves getting out in the fresh air, exploring Scotland as well as other parts of the world and speaks fluent Spanish.