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Float in the Forest
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Floatation is a relaxation therapy where you float effortlessly on the surface of warm water saturated with Epsom salt. Your muscles relax and you mind can drift off. Imagine relaxing in a giant bathtub that you can sleep in with peace of mind. We have a relaxation lounge where you can enjoy comfy chairs, organic teas, art on the walls and books about floating. Appointments must be booked.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • martin h
    2 contributions
    Sublime
    Wow. Expectations were blown away. This was the very first time I have done this but certainly will not be the last. I had a vague idea of what to expect from the experience of sensory deprivation and was eager to try it out. I went lights off for the duration and found it an amazing experience. After about 5 minutes I thought I wasn't sure I could do a whole hour but very quickly I relaxed into a perfect pre-sleep daydreaming state which I could have enjoyed for well more than the hour! I enjoyed pleasant daydreaming sensations and visuals while in a perfect state of tranquility which, when the 5 minute warning music began, I would have I would have loved to have gone on longer. The post-float chill out lounge and fine teas were a perfect finish for the session. Very comfortable and pleasant room to continue relaxing in! The staff could not have been better: friendly, professional and welcoming. I have visited lots of spas around the country but nothing has come close to the level of relaxation and contentment I gained from this experience. Give yourself time to adjust gefore driving!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful feedback, it means a lot to us.
    Written 29 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Sally L
    1 contribution
    Incredible relaxing experience
    Had my first float yesterday and it was incredible. Hard to explain how it felt but thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to relax and unwind. Loved it so much I'm going to take out a monthly membership!
    Thank you so much for this lovely review, we really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again!
    Written 29 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Alex Copley
    3 contributions
    Floatastic
    Love my floats at Float in the Forest. The whole experience is worthwhile - not just the floats, but the environment, products and the welcome. Have bought two floats as gifts and am looking forward to accompanying them so that I can have another float! Can’t recommend highly enough.
    Thank you so much Alexandra, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave this lovely review. We're looking forward to seeing you again.
    Written 22 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Stefan H
    1 contribution
    Amazing experience, service.
    This was a bucket list item, that my wife bought for me for Xmas. After a time I went to book and was saddened that the voucher had expired. But the owners were more than happy to accommodate. The customer service is on par with the last 5 ⭐ resort we visited. I travelled almost 3 hours to float and it was worth every minute. Although I have been advised by the owners of closer venues, due to my experience I will gladly make the trip again. Amazing.
    Thank you for your wonderful words, and for taking the time to share your experience with us, it is much appreciated. We are glad that we could accommodate you and we look forward to welcoming you back.
    Written 16 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 September 2023
  • luuluukitty
    Towcester, United Kingdom141 contributions
    Try it, you will not be disappointed!
    We booked the 'bring a friend' package as a last-minute treat at the end of our mini break in the area. We'd always wanted to try a floatation experience but never made the time. We were not disappointed! The welcome was warm and put us at our ease. Everything was so clean and clearly explained. The floatation experience itself... each person has a different experience. I loved having complete darkness with the lid closed. My wife preferred to have the lights on and the lid slightly open. You float so easily and it is so relaxing. Afterwards, my skin and hair felt so silky, smooth, and soft. Just wish I could do it more often. We will definitely be visiting again!
    We're so glad you discovered floatation with us and we look forward to seeing you next time. Thank you for your informative and thoughtful review, we greatly appreciate it.
    Written 16 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • allontheamber
    28 contributions
    Peace, glorious peace
    Promotional information invariably paints a better picture than the actual experience. Not so with Float in the Forest. From the moment you arrive the atmosphere of calmness and peace is obvious. The actual float is indescribable. Enter the pod and you enter a different world of total tranquility. You feel totally weightless not knowing how much of you is in the water and how much outside. Shut the lid and you are in an environment that deprives you of all senses. It is difficult to describe the degree of relaxation and peace of mind to be found in the pod. If you want to experience something completely different from anything else you may have done treat yourself to a Float in the Forest. You will not be disappointed.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, it means the world to us.
    Written 11 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 October 2023
  • CanM
    6 contributions
    Truly incredible experience.
    Warm welcome as soon as you arrive, everything is shown to you and explained clearly. The experience of floating itself is quite incredible, from the moment you arrive til the moment you leave there is a sense of calm and relaxation that you absolutely take home with you. I will definitely be back!
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it means the world to us. Looking forward to seeing you again.
    Written 4 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 January 2024
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Xina E
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
Having being gifted a float for my birthday by my best friend I finally booked up and went with my sister today . The staff were amazing helpful friendly and very calming . They explained everything and were always happy to help . Unaware of how I would feel inside the pod I soon climbed in in preparation for my body to just unwind . It took a while for my body and brain to relax , I opted for darkness for my float and it was simply amazing the colours you see in darkness . My body quickly lifted and floated and I felt like I was bobbing along on the ocean in the summer time . As a cleaner my body was wound up super tight and this relaxation was needed . It’s hard to explain how it felt . I would say it felt surreal, calming and amazing . Stopping to relax is hard and I was worried I wouldn’t relax enough to get the benefits of the float . Happy to say I did relax and I will definitely be coming back again . Amazing experience. The shower is amazing as is the products . My skin feels amazing I feel amazing . Thank you . 🙏
Written 9 February 2024
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Thank you so much for this fabulous feedback, we really appreciate it. We're looking forward to seeing you again.
Written 18 February 2024
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CanM
6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Warm welcome as soon as you arrive, everything is shown to you and explained clearly. The experience of floating itself is quite incredible, from the moment you arrive til the moment you leave there is a sense of calm and relaxation that you absolutely take home with you. I will definitely be back!
Written 21 January 2024
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Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it means the world to us. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Written 4 February 2024
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Lauren Stoddard
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Absolutely loved the experience. Total me time, meditating, breathing and floating. The people working there are lovely as well. All in all, very relaxing. We will be back next month. Thank you.
Written 14 January 2024
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Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Lovely to meet you too! We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 19 January 2024
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michaelrowlandsd
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Solo
Absolutely amazing place , I will definitely do this again and thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing experience.
Written 13 January 2024
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate your feedback.
Written 19 January 2024
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Janice J
Monmouthshire, UK2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience, lovely pristine clean relaxed space to truly unwind. If you want the feel good factor give this experience a try.
Written 1 January 2024
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Thank you for this lovely review, we really appreciate it.
Written 6 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

allontheamber
28 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Promotional information invariably paints a better picture than the actual experience. Not so with Float in the Forest.
From the moment you arrive the atmosphere of calmness and peace is obvious. The actual float is indescribable. Enter the pod and you enter a different world of total tranquility. You feel totally weightless not knowing how much of you is in the water and how much outside. Shut the lid and you are in an environment that deprives you of all senses.
It is difficult to describe the degree of relaxation and peace of mind to be found in the pod.
If you want to experience something completely different from anything else you may have done treat yourself to a Float in the Forest. You will not be disappointed.

Written 30 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, it means the world to us.
Written 11 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charlotte N
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
I had an amazing float. I was very apprehensive when I walked in. I was made to feel comfortable by the friendly team. I have difficulty sleeping however I slept so well that night. Will definitely do this again.
Written 14 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, and so pleased to hear that you slept well that night. We're looking forward to seeing you again.
Written 15 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gill J
Whitecroft, UK31 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
I've been coming here for a few years now, treating myself to a float every few months or so and still loving it. I also tried a light session recently and that was amazing too! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Written 17 September 2023
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Aww, thanks for your lovely words, much appreciated!
Written 30 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

luuluukitty
Towcester, UK141 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We booked the 'bring a friend' package as a last-minute treat at the end of our mini break in the area. We'd always wanted to try a floatation experience but never made the time. We were not disappointed!

The welcome was warm and put us at our ease. Everything was so clean and clearly explained.

The floatation experience itself... each person has a different experience. I loved having complete darkness with the lid closed. My wife preferred to have the lights on and the lid slightly open.

You float so easily and it is so relaxing. Afterwards, my skin and hair felt so silky, smooth, and soft. Just wish I could do it more often.

We will definitely be visiting again!
Written 10 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We're so glad you discovered floatation with us and we look forward to seeing you next time. Thank you for your informative and thoughtful review, we greatly appreciate it.
Written 16 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stefan H
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
This was a bucket list item, that my wife bought for me for Xmas. After a time I went to book and was saddened that the voucher had expired. But the owners were more than happy to accommodate. The customer service is on par with the last 5 ⭐ resort we visited. I travelled almost 3 hours to float and it was worth every minute. Although I have been advised by the owners of closer venues, due to my experience I will gladly make the trip again.
Amazing.
Written 7 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your wonderful words, and for taking the time to share your experience with us, it is much appreciated. We are glad that we could accommodate you and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Written 16 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Float in the Forest is open:
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 20:00