Fun and fitness at St George’s Park!

When you’re on holiday, we all like to relax, however, as relaxing means different things to different people, we know that some of you will want to stay active during your stay with us at Oaklands. For some of you this will mean enjoying one of the many countryside walking or cycling routes, or even bridleways that are close by, but some of you will want to take a different approach. If you’re looking for a fully equipped gym and swimming pool to use while you’re staying with us, then just down the road we have the stunning St George’s Park that you can visit.

St George’s Park is the English Football Association’s national football centre on a 330-acre site at Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire (about 15 minutes drive from us) and was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in October 2012. Conveniently St George’s Park has a Health Club & Spa ( and for just £49 a day, you can have access to the Health Club and Spa, a light lunch for one as well as one of the following 45 minute treatments; Comfort Touch Back Massage, Repair and Protect Facial, Spa Day Pedicure or Spa Day Manicure.

We can recommend the Health Club from personal experience too, as we’re monthly members! I know you’d think we’d get enough exercise with all our work on the farm, but sometimes it’s lovely making time for a break and taking a dip in the swimming pool at St George’s to get away from the hard graft of the farm. You may fancy a leisurely dip in the pool or more intensive exercise at the gym but, either way, we suggest that if you’d like a slice of fitness fun during your stay with Oaklands, then take some time to try St George’s, it’s a lovely environment and we think it’s super value!