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Slow Motion Wild Spa pops up at Tapnell

Robs sauna

Slow Motion Wild Spa pops up at Tapnell

Calling all sauna lovers … warm up this winter with Rob da Bank’s first Winter Warmer Slow Motion Wild Spa popping up at Tapnell Farm this November and December – bringing a taste of Finland to the countryside.

Boasting two saunas (one gifted by Finland to the Isle of Wight and making its debut at this event), lake views, fire pit, festive pine body scrub, cold tub, showers, changing area and free parking – it’s the perfect excuse to escape for some ‘me’ time with friends and family.


Rob da Bank says: “Finland has just won Happiest Country of the Year for the 6th year running… it’s no coincidence that a country that boasts more saunas than population is very happy. Saunas are incredibly beneficial for your physical and mental health and new studies are showing incredible new science at work all the time. I can’t wait to take both saunas to Tapnell this winter!”


Sessions cost £15 per person per hour for a communal sauna session, or £120 for a private group of up to 10 people.  Add-on experiences ranging from massage to sound healing, cacao ceremonies and meditation, are also available.

Winter Warmer Slow Motion Wild Spa will be at Tapnell Farm the last weekend in November (25 & 26), weekends in December (2 & 3, 8 & 9) and Christmas week (16 – 23), from 9am – 4pm.

For more information and to book, check out The Slow Motion Sauna on Instagram or the Slow Motion Retreats website.

Slow Motion New Finnish Sauna

The story behind the new Sauna from Finland …

In an extreme act of generosity, the Finnish Institute has donated a beautiful sauna to the Isle of Wight. Islander, Rob da Bank has an idea to place a sauna on each ‘corner’ of the Isle of Wight and create a Sauna Isle. Rob was put in touch with the Finnish Institute through the Finnish Embassy and jokingly asked if they had a spare one. The surprising reply was that they did indeed after a competition had run to design a sauna with a famous Finnish architect. Rob then asked if they’d be willing to donate it and a deal was done.

The new sauna joins Rob’s existing Slow Motion Sauna which has run all summer and autumn at Freshwater Bay and been hugely popular with both islanders and tourists.

A plaque commemorating this episode will be unveiled by the Isle of Wight’s High Sheriff, Mrs Dawn Haig-Thomas on Saturday 25 November, at Tapnell Farm.


Official unveiling by High Sheriff on Saturday 25th November.


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