14th June 2021



- David Lloyd Clubs applies to be awarded ABTA accreditation as it looks to open up to the staycation demand -

With just one in six of us planning to travel abroad this year*, there is a scramble to find staycation and day trip options that offer the all-inclusive holiday resort experience. With this in mind, David Lloyd Clubs, the UK’s leading health and fitness group is applying for ABTA accreditation to firmly cement its status as the place to be this summer. 
With its outdoor and indoor pools, tennis courts, kids clubs, spas, clubrooms and bars, BBQs, entertainment and leisure events David Lloyd Clubs is so much more than just a gym. Now it is trialling plans for customers who want the full holiday experience the opportunity to stay overnight at a luxury glamping site on its grounds. 

This year couples and families face the uncertainty and hassle of overseas travel with vaccine passports, traffic light systems, cramped airplanes and having to self-isolate for 10 days at the end. And those looking for a staycation are already facing disappointment with many of the most popular UK options already fully booked or charging higher prices. 

David Lloyd Clubs is set to reveal full details about its venture into providing all-inclusive breaks in the coming weeks, but the burst of summer weather makes it the perfect destination for those who want the full holiday experience without having to leave our shores.
Steph Holland, head of lifestyle products at David Lloyd Clubs comments: “We’re all wondering if and how we are going to get away this summer, and for many, the gym is not the first place they’d look to for a holiday. But David Lloyd Clubs are so much more than a place to workout with our pools, spas, entertainment and kids’ clubs, and a friendly community vibe, many of our members already think of us as their holiday home. So providing short breaks was a natural extension of our offering.

“We’ve got so many exciting activities planned, with our outdoor areas turning into resort retreats with family splash parties in the outdoor pool, beach inspired games and pizza making classes. The evenings will see these areas become relaxed adult zones with cocktail master classes and gin and wine tasting sessions all sound-tracked by an eclectic playlist and live-streamed music on giant screens.  

Details around this exclusive new offering will be revealed over the coming weeks. This is exactly why we’re applying for ABTA accreditation – with so much for everyone to do at our clubs, who needs the Costa del Sol or the Caribbean?” 

For more information around the summer activity at the club, visit the David Lloyd Clubs website here: www.davidlloyd.co.uk  

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Notes to Editor

About David Lloyd Leisure Group:
The David Lloyd Leisure is Europe’s largest health and fitness group (by revenue according to Deloittes health & fitness market report 2019). It operates 122 clubs - 99 clubs in the UK and a further 23 clubs across mainland Europe, comprising its three brands David Lloyd Clubs, Harbour Clubs (of which there are three in London) and Meridian Spa and Fitness in Germany. 

For the last four years David Lloyd Leisure has been voted into the Top 25 of The Sunday Times’ Best Large Companies to Work For.

It has over 600,000 members and employs around 8300 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 while it contracts the services of more than 680 tennis professionals.

David Lloyd Club’s racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.   www.davidlloyd.co.uk 

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