Matchbox Promotion • The Park Club
PARK LIFE For health, fitness, entertainment and pure indulgence, the Park Club is the perfect destination for a spot of escapism and adventures close to home. By Scarlett Kilcooley-O’Halloran
world away from the hustle and bustle of the capital yet only moments along the Westway or Holland Park Avenue, the Park Club offers a unique combination of country club and resort life in the centre of a buzzing metropolis. Nestled in the stunning leafy woodland surrounds of the 27-acre site, members and their guests can take advantage of the incredible spectrum of facilities, services and events on offer – from the 18 tennis courts and over 100 exercise classes scheduled every week to the vibrant and diverse social network cultivated at the club. Regardless of age, levels of fitness or leisure interests, the club caters for everyone. If it’s a swim you’re after, choose from the indoor pool or stunning 25-metre outdoor pool. Heated to a perfect 28 degrees and open all year round, it’s especially refreshing after a spot of sunbathing. If, like many of us, you feel the time has come to tone up for summer, hit the professionally equipped
gym where personal training is included in every month of membership. Alternatively, choose from the numerous yoga, Pilates, zumba and spin classes, all taught by specialist instructors. Physiotherapists and podiatrists are also available to help diagnose or treat any existing muscular problems to ensure you stay in great shape. For those who prefer to recharge their batteries with a spot of pampering there is a comprehensive range of classic as well as innovative new treatments to relax and relieve any stress or ailments you may have. From the popular hot and cold stone and sports massages to alternative methods such as acupuncture and reconnective healing, all treatments are carried out by experts in their field. For children the activities are endless. The OFSTED approved Ark in the Park crèche and day care service is a haven for little ones where they can socialise with other children in a safe and stimulating environment. For older children, as
well as educational and sporting events during term time, summer holiday camps provide the platform to either improve or learn the skill of football, tennis and cricket. For added fun and variety special activities are available on weekends, including pony riding, rock climbing and beach volleyball. Relax and enjoy your ‘me’ time at the club, comfortable in the knowledge that your children are not only in safe hands but are having a fabulous time.
The old adage ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ is never so prevalent than at The Park Club For light refreshments, a lunchtime snack or a fine dining experience all year round, there is the Club Café, Terrace Restaurant and the adults-only bar, which are perfect for private dining or to meet with other members and cater to every culinary craving. There is a barbeque every Saturday during the summer months, perfect for all the family. It is, however, not just over summer that the club springs to life. The Park Club constantly strives to provide a diverse range of sporting and social events for members to enjoy, from fireworks in November to the arrival each December of Father Christmas in spectacular style. The old adage that a healthy body equals a healthy mind is never so prevalent than at The Park Club, the perfect place to retreat without leaving London. With health, relaxation and fitness for all the family under one roof and practically on your doorstep, the club affords you the time to relax and enjoy yourself so you leave feeling restored and ready to head back into the urban jungle. The Park Club, East Acton Lane, W3 7HB (020 8743 4321; theparkclub.co.uk)