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New Years Resolutions

Top 10 New Years Resolutions

Date: 22nd December 2015
Author: Sarah Twist
Publisher: Darwin Escapes

What is your Resolution this year? Is it on the top 10 list?

So New Year is upon us which is always a time for a new start where we make promises or deals with ourselves (called resolutions…I call them bribery with my own mind). They are often broken fairly quickly (first half an hour with me), but this year Darwin Escapes is on hand to help you keep your New Years Resolutions all year round!

So whether you are looking for a healthier way of life or just planning on spending extra time with the family, we are on hand to help you escape the bustle of everyday life and keep your promises to yourself.

So read on, these are the top 10 most popular resolutions (according to TIME magazine…)

Get Fit


Almost every resort and park we have has at least an air conditioned gymnasium on hand, so even on your holidays you can keep up with resolutions! We have something for everyone in our state of the art gyms, from free weights to cardio machines, and even fitness classes in our beautiful Hawkchurch Resort & Spa. If the gym isn’t your thing, not to worry because there is always a great nature walk near our resorts, whether surrounded by woodland, sandy beaches or the countryside, there is something for everyone to enjoy and get fit!

Travel to New Places

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We have 16 amazing destinations to discover around the UK, from the stunning beaches of Cornwall, the North Wales Coast Line, city breaks in the historic city of Bath, to the hauntingly beautiful Cumbrian Lake District. Spend the year exploring the beautiful sights and sounds of the UK, all from a luxury Darwin Escapes resort, and if you find a place you fall in love with you can keep going back for great lifetime memories with our holiday home ownership opportunities too.

Good Nights Sleep


This is a great resolution, it means you can use it to sleep in ALL the time! Our glorious beds come in all shapes and sizes, with great super kings, king sizes, doubles and singles all up for grabs in our luxury accommodations. Having personally slept in both a kind size and a single, I can vouch for the amazing nights sleep you will get in one our fluffy, comfortable and Egyptian cotton clad beds! You will slip away into the relaxing sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore your surroundings!

Improve Cooking Skills


Hugo’s Dad would be so happy if this was my New Years Resolution, I once served him a half frozen chicken pie, and I have also bought cooking apples by mistake once too. But I feel like there are more important things than cooking – plus then I wouldn’t get to eat out so often! Anyway… to help you keep this resolution our luxury holiday homes and lodges all come with fully fitted kitchens to test your cooking skills. We also have a few shops and even a farm shop where you can collect ingredients to try out a new recipe, what better way to improve your skills than on a self catering holiday break?

Eat Healthier


This can be one of the hardest resolutions to keep, now I don’t mean ‘diet’ or ‘lose weight’ here. I’m talking the quality of your food, so maybe veg instead of chips because the veg is locally sourced and you know where that’s come from, or non-processed meat. That kind of healthy – which in turn will help you to kick a few a pounds if that’s what you’d like too! Here at Darwin Escapes we are often spoilt for choice when it comes to delicious, mouth-watering dishes from locally sourced and home cooked meals. Our award winning restaurant Signatures serves beautiful food with head chef Jimmy and his talented wife Louise attending to the service, you will adore the restaurant at Aberconwy Resort & Spa.

Be Less Stressed


Going on holiday is a great stress reliever, whether you are visiting, or one of our wonderful holiday home owners. Pack your bags and feel the stress drift away, as you enter the luxury of our holiday homes and lodges, it the best feeling there is.

All our locations offer something unique, so if you are looking for a family fun getaway maybe Piran Meadows Resort & Spa in Cornwall or Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa, in Somerset, are more your style? Plenty of activities for all the family to join in on at these family resorts. Or maybe you are looking for a more tranquil environment, then Hawchurch Resort & Spa or Beach Cove Coastal Retreat could be right up your street. There is something for everyone at all our locations, from great kids play areas, activities and entertainments schedules, delicious restaurants and indulgent spas. You will feel your batteries recharging in the surrounding and be able to relax away from the daily grind.

More Outdoor Activities

Go Active

This is a good resolution to have, keeps you healthy and you get to experience new things! We offer an amazing Go Active programme at 3 of our lovely locations, in Cornwall at Piran Meadows, surrounded by the Somerset hills in Cheddar Woods and along the North Wales coastline at Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park. you can enjoy activities like sea scooters, wall climbing, lazer clay and archery, and so much more. We also have beautiful nature walks, either through woodland or along sandy beaches at many of our locations, making them the ideal outdoor destinations. With all this on offer it would the perfect way to keep this resolution going all year long!

Save Money

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Darwin Escapes holidays are a bargain when you consider what you get with them! Luxury accommodation at all out parks, with the comfiest beds imaginable, great tech like Bluetooth music systems and DVD players , along with the essentials like fully fitted kitchen facilities. The resort facilities differ from resort to resort but they are always second to none if that’s what you are looking for, with kids play areas, family gathering places, indoor heated swimming pools, great entertainment and activities programmes, as well as indulgent spa treatments and state of the art gyms. We also have award winning, delicious restaurants at most of our locations, so you don’t even need to worry about cooking a meal if you didn’t want to, but if you did we have that covered too, with our lovely essential shops on site, and even a Farm Shop at Cheddar Woods. Of if you are looking for a relaxing break away where you can relax in a hot tub, being surrounded by nature, we have something for you too! All this for a great price, so why not start saving money and exploring the UK this year?

Spend Time With the Family

family fun

What better way to do this than on a holiday? You can spend quality time with your family in the hot tub relaxing, wandering around the local area and experiencing new things together, or enjoying the many entertainments and activities on offer at some of our resorts. This also goes for any fur-babies you may have too! Here at Darwin Escapes we understand that they are part of the family (clearly because I talk about Hugo every chance I get!), we have a variety of pet friendly accommodation at our locations, to make sure the whole family can enjoy and escape away.

Get Engaged

beach cove

Apparently this is a popular New Years Resolution and we have the perfect location for you to pop the question! Our stunning Beach Cove Coastal Retreat is fast becoming the number one romantic getaway destination in the UK. With 18 proposals in 2015 it is the most stunning scenery to have as your backdrop for the most perfect night and holiday on the Devon coastline. So if you’re thinking of popping the question, take a look at Beach Cove or one of our other romantic holiday breaks and take your pick!

So those are the top 10 new years resolutions (according to TIME magazine), if yours isn’t there why not let us know and see how we can help it keep going over 2016? My resolutions are to read more books (new ones, I am forever re-reading Harry Potter) and to convince Hugo’s Dad to get another pet – I know I already have a bunch, but Hugo needs a baby brother surely?! If you have any suggestions on books leave a comment or let me know via social media. And why don’t you let me know your New Years Resolutions while you’re there?

Have a fantastic New Years and Happy Adventuring for 2016 folks!

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Photo Credits: Ken Deegardin, Hai Linh Truong, Weinzar