Join The “Friend” At Beautiful Bodelwyddan


Enjoy a fun-filled 3-night break at Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel in North Wales, with “The People’s Friend”!

We loved our 150th anniversary holidays to Warner Leisure’s Alvaston Hall Hotel and Cricket St Thomas so much, we’re inviting our readers to join us once again!

The “Friend” team will host another amazing getaway from May 15-18, 2020.

angela editor

Dear Friends,

I’m delighted to invite you to take a short break with the ‘Friend’ at beautiful Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel.

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

Join me and other members of the ‘Friend’ team for an unforgettable holiday in spectacular surroundings. Over the three days there will be lots of ‘Friend’-themed activities to take part in, including the chance to meet favourite contributors and enjoy tea and a chat with me.

This fabulous break is a great opportunity to make new friends and share all that we love about our favourite magazine.

See you there!

Your room awaits . . .

Relax in style in one of Bodelwyddan Castle’s comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms, with home-from-home ambience and lots of personal touches.

There are two types of room available:


Standard Room: In the fantastic-value Standard rooms, you’ll find everything you could want for a blissful night’s sleep. We’re talking soft pillows, a cosy bed and a space that’s as restful on the soul as it is on the eye. Comfort and nice-to-have amenities are key to put you properly at ease. You won’t be left wanting.


Signature Room: These special retreats are a dream ticket if you’re longing for a super-soft duvet and too-many-to-mention extra little touches. With bigger beds, swish decor and the clutch of benefits that come with the Signature experience, they’ll be a winner with you, too.

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 the hotel’s menu of delicious dishes served straight to your table. Make sure you leave room for dessert!

And take it from all of us at the “Friend”: the food is amazing!

Guests of “The People’s Friend” will enjoy . . .

  • Private welcome drinks
  • A “Friend” goody bag filled with lots of treats and surprises
  • Meet and greet with the “Friend” team
  • Specially chosen craft sessions with the “Friend” team, with all materials included
  • Exclusive talk from a specially chosen “Friend” contributor
  • A cuppa and a chat with the “Friend” Editor
  • Cocktail-making session
  • Coach trip to Llandudno
  • Brewery tour (limited spaces)
  • Goodbye coffee and cake on Monday morning before you begin your journey home

Amazing live entertainment

Enjoy live music every evening at Bodelwyddan, including The James Williams “Swing And Sing” Showband – a 10-piece live band performing the very best soul, pop, swing and theatre from the current day back to the Twenties!

Plus BBC award-winning international Classical-crossover and musical theatre star Kieran Sutcliffe, bringing you well known opera classics and the best West End hits.

All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show!

Activities and facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Fully equipped fitness studio
  • Bubble pool
  • Day spa
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Archery
  • Nordic walking
  • Rifle shooting

How to book

Prices are per person, based on two guests sharing standard accommodation.

There is a £30 supplement for single occupancy (per night), but if you book early you could secure your room with no supplement to pay.

  • Standard Room from £269 per person
  • Signature Room from £299 per person

To book, call 0330 102 9952, or email

Please quote: “People’s Friend”.

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 is payable when limit of single rooms without supplement is reached. 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 1st May 2020 and are subject to availability. Warner hotels are over 21s only. Full terms and conditions for Warner Leisure Hotel breaks can be found at (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).

Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.