“Friend” Break At Bodelwyddan: Guests Announced


Are you excited about our fun-filled, 3-night break at Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel?

I know we are!

After the success of our reader holidays to Warner Leisure’s Alvaston Hall Hotel and Cricket St Thomas, we’re practically counting down the days.

And we have some exciting news to share with everyone hoping to come along: some of our much-loved “Friend” contributors are coming along too!

Our guests . . . and our guests!

Frequent feature writer Simon Whaley will be on hand, ready to tell us all about his most recent journeys, and the life of a freelance travel writer.

Simon has previously visited destinations like Worcester, Ironbridge, and Snowdonia National Park for us. He’ll have plenty to talk about!

Our guests can also enjoy a “Friend” fiction writer double-bill: husband and wife Val Bonsall and Richard Bonsall will be able to answer any burning questions about being published in the pages of the “Friend”.

They have a lot of experience — they’ve been featuring in our magazine for a number of years now!


Guests of “The People’s Friend” at Bodelwyddan Castle 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
  • 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
  • Plus live music every evening, from The James Williams “Swing And Sing” Showband and international Classical-crossover and musical theatre star Kieran Sutcliffe

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

Book your stay at Bodelwyddan

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 groups@warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

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 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).

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.