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a round up of 2023

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December 22, 2023 · 10 MIN READ

We are almost at the end of 2023 and now is the perfect time to round up the amazing year we have had.

From brand new resorts opening to welcoming new owners to our resorts and providing unforgettable holiday experiences to you all, we have had another incredibly busy year at Darwin Escapes. Have a read below to see a full break down of things that have happened over the past year.

new resorts opened

Plas Isaf Lodge Retreat

Caerwys, North Wales

Plas Isaf Lodge Retreat - a round up of 2023

opened Spring 2023

Located in the stunning Welsh countryside and our newest North Wales resort, Plas Isaf Lodge Retreat is the perfect place to escape to. Whether you are looking for a self-catering hot tub staycation or wanting to own your own holiday home you can do it all at Plas Isaf.

find out more about Plas Isaf

Blenheim Palace Lodge Retreat

Woodstock, Oxfordshire

opened Summer 2023

We are proud to partner with Blenheim Palace to bring a luxury, self-catering lodge retreat to the Blenheim Estate grounds. Blenheim Palace Lodge Retreat is our newest resort in England and offers the perfect escape for all. With plenty to see and do at Blenheim Palace during your stay.

find out more about Blenheim Palace Lodge Retreat

events, partnerships, charity, and sponsors

Chester Zoo

We continued our special relationship with Chester Zoo throughout 2023 by enabling many families the chance to win tickets to visit the zoo this summer.

Birmingham Hippodrome

We have continued our work with Birmingham Hippodrome which is one of the busiest theatres in the UK and put various shows and events on throughout the year. This year they had productions like Jack and the Beanstalk.

Royal Shakespeare Company

Our partnership continued with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2023 and this year we sponsored As You Like It and had the pleasure to go and watch the production in the summer.

Guernsey Cricket

We have continued our partnership with Guernsey Cricket as the sponsor for the Guernsey National Men’s & Under 19 Squads for 2024.

Derby Book Festival

In May we attended the Derby Book Festival which was held from 19th – 27th May with various events going on in different venues. This year we sponsored the Sunday Takeover at Derby College which featured 8 events and 4 writing workshops.

British Heart Foundation

We donate furniture to British Heart Foundation every year from all of our resorts and this year was no different. Including various items like sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, bedside tables, and chairs. So far £31,412 has been raised through the furniture donations since working together.

find out more about our partnerships

Hoseasons Awards

We had another great year at the Hoseasons Awards and we are proud to say we won 8 Diamond Awards including ‘Best in Britain’ in the Holiday Park category and 7 finalists for 2023.

Sandymouth Holiday Resort: Best in Britain in the Holiday Park category, Diamond Award Relax and Explore Large Park

Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa: Diamond Award East of England, Relax and Explore Large Park

The Springs Resort & Golf Club: Diamond Award Heart of England, Relax and Explore Small Park

Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat: Diamond Award Devon, Somerset & Cornwall, Best Small Lodge Park

Hawkchurch Resort & Spa: Diamond Award South of England, Best Lodge Retreat

Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat: Diamond Award South of England, Lodge Escape Large Park

Rivendale Lodge Retreat: Diamond Award Heart of England, Best Lodge Escape

find out more about the awards here

blogs and social media

Throughout 2023 we have kept you up to date with all the latest news, inspiration, and ideas through our blog posts and across our social media platforms.

In 2023 we have posted 143 blogs and 3,200 social media posts

updates to the website

We are always looking at ways we can improve our website and make it as easy as we can for you to find all the information you need for booking a holiday or buying a holiday home.

new homepage…

In 2023 we re-designed our homepage so that you can search for the latest holiday availability quicker or search for our holiday homes for sale. We also added a section so that we can showcase our latest offer so you never miss out.

check out our homepage

new destination page…

We also re-designed and updated our destination pages so that information about all the resorts in the area are showcased a lot clearer with all the relevant information you may need.

check out a destination page

from everyone at Darwin Escapes…

we want to thank all our holiday guests and owners for another amazing year and your continued support over 2023

let’s see what 2024 brings