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la’al sauna’s frequently asked questions

what you need to know

What time should I arrive for my session?

Please arrive a bit earlier to your session to allow yourselves time to get changed and familiarise yourself with the location.  

There are changing rooms, showers and toilets available to use within the Active Base which can be booked at the time of your Sauna or on the day.

There are hooks on the sides of the Sauna to hang clothing up and tubs to put your belongings in. 

What is your cacellation policy?

If there are adverse weather conditions that mean I have to cancel your booking. I will endeavour to reshedule your booking to a new time and date at your request within 48 hours. Refunds are not available due to adverse weather conditions. 

If you need to cancel or reschedule your sauna session, you must give 48 hours notice to allow me to re-allocate your place.

If you choose to cancel or reschedule with less than 48hours notice, unfortunately I can not refund your payment.

Can I bring children along?

Children over the age of 16 years old are welcome in our sauna with parental supervision and guidance at all times as the sauna stove and surfaces will be extremely hot. And remember you must sign a waiver on booking for yourself and your child.

Please note: Children are not as able to regulate their body temperature as effectively as grown ups so they will need to be in and out of the sauna more frequently. You may wish to seat your child on a lower bench where it is cooler.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your swimwear and two towels for your session,  one for sitting on for hygiene reasons in the sauna and one for drying off afterwards and a bottle of water to rehydrate during your session.

Note: Daywear or underwear is not permitted in the sauna.

What will my session be like?

The fire will be ready for you on arrival. When stoking the sauna fire, it is done so from outside the sauna using locally sourced kiln dried timber.

My sauna has two different bench levels, this enables sauna goers to choose the temperature they prefer by choosing to sit or lie on the lower or upper bench.

We recommend only spending as long in the heat as you feel comfortable – for most people this will be around 10min intervals. 

A bucket of water and a ladle are on hand to drizzle water on the sauna stones to increase the humidity and steam. The all-important Finnish “Löyly”!

If you get too hot, head outside to cool down. Take a cold watering can shower, dip in the Lake, or sit down and rest until you feel ready to head back into the heat – and repeat.

It is recommended to finish on a ‘cold’ so you can swim in the Lake to end your Sauna should you wish – is just meters away with a stunning view.

Remember to be kind to yourself, drink plenty of water and listen to your body’s needs but if you require any assistance, your host Debbie will be on hand.

What is your Covid policy?

The sauna is thoroughly cleansed with eco-friendly products first thing and cleaned between slots. A full deep clean will be given last thing in the evening.

Customers are asked to sit on a towel for hygiene purposes, so remember to bring two towels so you have one to get dried with.

Please remove all footwear before getting in the sauna.

The sauna itself is fully ventilated.

How do I find la’al sauna?

We are now sited back at Fell Foot Park at the south end of Lake Windermere. 

On arrival, park in the Active Base car park whish is free for NT members or pay and display.  Head towards the recently renovated boat house which is located behind the cafe. This can be accessed through the boat yard or via the covered walkway which runs alongside the cafe.

The address of Fell Foot is Newby Bridge, Ulverston LA12 8NN.

 

 

What local amenities are available?

There are toilets, changing rooms and hot water showers onsite in the Active Base which can be booked online at the same time as your Sauna or on the day for a small fee.

There is a cafe which is open all year round selling a wide range of hot food and drinks.

Which days is La’al Sauna open?

La’al Sauna is available for booking between the hours of 11am and 4pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Any extra dates or special event such as stargazing Sauna will be available to view on the bookings calendar.

 

 

come and see for yourself

where can you find us

We are now sited back at Fell foot right on the shoreline of Lake Windermere. With a stunning view up the Lake towards the Fells – you will have a unique, authentic nordic style sauna experience.

The Gothic Revival boathouse cafe serves drinks, hot meals, sandwiches and cakes and is open all year round.

Within the Active Base you can use the changing rooms, showers and toilets after your Sauna should you wish for a small fee. This can be booked at the same time as your Sauna or paid on the day.

We are now back at Fell Foot through till the end of April.

 

LITTLE DRINK
Café.
The Gothic revival boathouse Café serves drinks, hot meals, sandwiches and cakes. And is open all year round.
LITTLE SHOWER
Active Base facilities.
There are changing rooms, showers, lockers and toilet facilities within the Active Base - all with underfloor heating that Sauna users may use for a small fee. This can be booked at the same time as your Sauna or paid for on the day.
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