There are so many places to go and things to do in North Wales that we thought we would pick out the best ones to show you.

Whether you’re looking for stately homes, stunning gardens, or historic castles, this post is for you. We’ve listed the best tourist hot spots to visit in North Wales and with our four locations in the region offering holiday home ownership, and two holiday destinations, you’re sure to find the perfect escape for you.

The North Wales coastline is waiting for you to explore and discover all the legends, history, and adventures.

Erddig Hall

Wrexham, LL13 0YT / Pre-booking needed

A stunning National Trust property, which was constructed in 1687 and is now one of the best-preserved stately homes in the country. The house is filled with historical furnishings, artwork, and fascinating stories, book a guided tour and find out all about the lives of the people who lived here. The picturesque walled garden is still in the same layout from the 18th Century gardeners and offers stunning views over the countryside. Explore the out-buildings with various shops/stores, including a blacksmiths, joiners and stables housing beuatiful horses.

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Llechwedd Deep Mine

Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB / Pre-booking needed

The mines are now part of the fabulous ZipWorld family, you’ll be able to explore 500ft down into the stunning 19th Century slate mine. The tour takes one hour and fifteen minutes and includes all 16 underground floors of the mine (yes, we said 16!), including the 8 underwater layers. This spectacular tour also includes a display of light technology and enhanced reality technology, showcasing what life was like down the mines for the brave men who worked there and carved these mines.

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Bodnant Gardens

Colwyn Bay, LL28 5RE / Pre-booking needed

Another National Trust property that offers a peaceful day out with stunning views and glorious gardens. Bodnant Gardens is one of the oldest (and most visited) formal gardens in Wales. It overlooks the Conwy Valley and has spectacular views of the valley from seating areas and secret gardens. Founded in 1874, the Italiante terraces and waterfall have not changed, but there has been wonderful additions, including the peaceful riverside garden. The gardens are mostly known for their stunning 55 meter Laburnum arch, which was originally planted in 1880 and still flowers every May and June. It’s also home to a popular tearoom with beautiful views and a wide-ranging menu.

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Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris, LL58 8AP / Pre-booking needed

An impressive moated castle, Beaumaris is now a Cadw property and kept in wonderful condition. Located on the Isle of Anglesey, you can take in the imposing caslte’s defensive circular towers and enjoy the stunning views from the top. Walk the walls and find out more about the history of King Edward I’s largest Welsh castle. The castle was built in 1295, with five metre thick walls and an enclosed inner courtyard, ensuring it could hold up during medieval feuds.

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Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon, LL55 2AY / Pre-booking needed

Another of King Edward I’s Iron Circle Welsh castles, Caernarfon Castle was built in 1283 as a seat for his eldest son, Edward Prince of Wales. The castle took 37 years to complete, having 13 towers and two gates, it’s regarded as one of the most impressive and best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. The castle was used in Prince Charles’ investiture in 1969, and has featured the Netflix show, The Crown.

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Start planning your next adventure along the stunning Welsh coastline and discover all the lost legends and historic stories waiting for you.

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We’ve picked the top four family-friendly things to do in Somerset near our Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa.

There’s so much waiting to be explored in the countryside, we wanted to help you plan your next UK holiday breaks with the kids. In our list we’ve got everything from indoor play areas to farmyard favourites, there’s something to do for the whole family.

Mendip Activity Centre

Where: Winscombe, BS25 5PQ / How far: 10-min drive / Pre-booking needed

A fabulous day out in Somerset with activities for all ages. Try out the unusual frisbee golf, test your skills with dry skiing or get your adrenaline going with tobogganing or kayaking. They also have a range of target sports, including axe throwing, air rifle ranges and activity archery, where you have to complete an activity course while shooting from a bow and arrow! You’ll also be able to learn about living in the woods with bushcraft and survival skills, as well as learning how to build a raft.

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Hope Nature Centre

Where: Trowbridge, BA14 9QD / How far: 1-hour drive / Pre-booking needed

The 15-acre centre is located in the picturesque Southwick Country Park and is a wonderful and peaceful nature centre, perfect for all ages. There are lots of farmyard animals waiting to meet you, you’ll be able to join in on the goat walks and enjoy the donkey meet and greets. The Land Train can take you on a tour of the whole centre, and you’ll be able to stop off and enjoy some breakfast or lunch at the on-site cafe.

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Court Farm Country Park

Where: Banwell, BS29 6DL / Haw far: 15 min drive / No booking

An all-weather attraction, there is something for all ages to enjoy on your day out in Somerset. There are two indoor play areas for all ages, a fantastical outdoor adventure play area perfect for older children, play barns for little ones, and exciting safari jeep adventures! Enjoy a tractor ride, meet the adorable animals and say hello to the friendly llama’s, cows, pigs, rabbits and magical red deer all waiting for you.

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Puxton Park

Where: Weston-super-Mare, BS24 6AH / How far: 20 min drive / Pre-booking needed

A perfect attraction for all ages and a fantastic family day out in Somerset. The older children will love the aerial climbing, all ages can enjoy the fast and furious slides. The whole family can get competitive with the mini-golf range, find your way around the maze and defend the giant fort! Enjoy a peaceful trip around the boating lake, while the little ones will spend hours in the JCB play diggers. Puxton Park also has two indoor adventure play areas, with a separate toddler area including a ball pool so the little ones and can run around to their heart’s content. Enjoy the friendly farm animal petting sessions throughout the day, and marvel at the daily flying display at the Falconry Centre, where there is also owl encounters available. There really is so much to discover for all ages at Puxton Park.

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Start planning your day out in Somerset and find out more about our countryside resort. Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa has everything you need for a self-catering breakaway, with a range of family-friendly facilities available, including an activity programme, an indoor heated swimming pool, and outdoor play areas. We have something for all ages to enjoy.

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We’ve listed the best 6 family-friendly attractions near our Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa for you to explore.

Whether you’re searching for a perfect soft play or endless animal adventures, we’ve got you covered for things to do with kids in Norfolk. Located in King’s Lynn, our Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa is the perfect base to explore the countryside, find your next adventure with the family-friendly facilities available, and discover the best days out with the kids in Norfolk.

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Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Where: Norwich, NR9 5JW / How far: 40 mins drive / Pre-booking needed

Daughter and dad in front of life size fake TRex dinosaur. Daughter on dad's shoulders and both laughing.

A fantastic family day out, with something to do for all ages. Explore the 85-acre park with lots of play areas, indoor and outdoor, including the Dinomite with large slides, climbing nets, ball pools, and a two-level play area for under 5’s. Find the next T-Rex with the fun Dinosaur Trail where you can earn stickers. Venture to the Secret Animal Garden to meet some cute critters, including wallabies and Kune Kune pigs. There is so much more waiting for you.

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Wroxham Barns

Where: Hoveton, N12 8QN / How far: 1-hour drive / Pre-booking needed

The Barns have everything you need for a fabulous day out with the kids in Norfolk and is one of the most popular places to visit with rides, slides, and adorable animals. Visit the Piggery and meet the cute micro pigs, cheeky goats and see the wonderful Rabbit village. Jump as high as you can on the jumping pillows and race around the track in the Go-Karts, or find adventure on the pirate ship before testing your skills on the mini-golf course. You’re sure to have a fantastic day out here.

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Banham Zoo

Where: Banham, NR16 2HE / How far: 1-hour drive / Pre-booking needed

White Tigers relaxing in the zoo. One in the foregrand laying down and one behind laying down.

Discover over 2000 animals in this 50-acre award-winning attraction in Norfolk. Meet the breath-taking big cats, including tigers, cheetahs, and the stunning snow leopards. Head to ‘Eureka’, the subtropical house for a range of species waiting for you, including the two-toed sloth. Visit the Birds of Prey exhibition, where you’ll learn about the lives of these spectacular birds and see the barn owls and bald eagles fly over your head!

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Where: Hoveton, NR12 8JW / How far: 1-hour drive / Pre-booking needed

Let imagination run wild at one of the best kids’ activities in Norfolk. Venture to this award-winning forest adventure, where you’ll meet Swampy and his forest inhabitant friends. There’s so much to do, including exploring treehouses, running along jungle bridges, and finding your way through the sky maze. Take in the woodland along the enchanted river with a ride on the Bewilderboats. The attraction also has a range of scheduled activities for all ages, including puppet shows, fancy dress days, and storytelling events.

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Congo Rapids Adventure Golf

Where: Easton, NR9 5GA / How far: 40 min drive / No booking needed

Young lady playing mini-golf. Close up of her legs and feet and she bends down to pick the ball up near the golf course hole, with golf club in the foreground.

A great family day out at an 18-hole adventure golf course. The course is fantastically themed throughout, with obstacles including waterfalls, a volcano, a caged gorilla, a jeep and even a real-life airplane! Can you make it through the Congo?

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Wroxham Miniture Worlds

Where: Hoveton, NR12 8QJ / How far: 1-hour dive / No booking. Contactless payment only. No buggies or pushchairs on certain days.

An interesting day out at one of the most popular places to visit in Norfolk. The largest indoor modeling attraction at over 10,000 square feet is also home to some of the world’s largest railway models that are permanently displayed. The attraction is split into different zones for you to wander through, including the railway zone with models of all sizes, the doll displays, and a whole city made from Lego. You can also discover the UK’s top 100 toys exhibition, where you can see handbuilt dollhouses and vintage arcade games you can actually play.

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Our Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa is perfect for a self-catered breakaway in the countryside, where you can explore all the things to do with kids in Norfolk. We also have a fantastic range of family-friendly facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor splash zone, activity programme including archery, and lots of outdoor play areas for all ages.

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We’ve found the best dog-friendly beaches for you and your four-legged pal when you’re on your pet-friendly holiday to our Piran Meadows Resort in Newquay

Whether you’re searching for the best dog-walking areas with stunning scenery or looking for a full family day out with your pooch, these sandy beaches are the perfect place for you. Enjoy the summer sun and surf the waters of the Cornish coast with your dog when you visit these beaches on your pet-friendly holiday to Cornwall.

Fistral Beach

Distance from resort: 20 min drive | Postcode: TR17 1HY | Dogs allowed all year round

One of Cornwall’s most popular beaches, with a surf centre, cafes, surfboard and wetsuit hire company – there’s so much to do here. With such a vast expanse of golden sands waiting for you, you’ll love a dog walk or a day sunning yourself at Fistral Beach.

Crantock Beach

Distance from resort: 20 min drive | Postcode: TR8 5RN | Dogs allowed all year round

A large, golden sandy beach that’s perfect for getting away from the busy summer crowds. Explore Piper’s Hole cave towards the western end of the beach, which has carvings dating back over 100 years.

Holywell Bay

Distance from resort: 20 min drive | Postcode: TR8 5DD | Dogs allowed all year round

This a beautifully deceptive cove, hidden behind large sand dunes you’ll find a mile stretch of white sandy beach waiting for you. Holywell Bay takes it’s name from the hidden cave in the northern side of the cliffs, which you can explore during the low tide.

Watergate Bay

Distance from resort: 20 min drive | Postcode: TR8 4AD | Dogs allowed all year round

Ideal for long walks along a sandy beach during low tide. The Extreme Academy calls this beach home, offering surfing, kitesurfing, and kite buggying, you can also enjoy delicious food with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant on the beach front.

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Take a look at our list of top five dog-friendly beaches near Bude, Cornwall below, and enjoy a stroll with your four-legged best friend!

When you’ve found our perfect pet-friendly Cornish holiday spot at our beautiful Sandymouth Holiday Resort, the next step is to find the right sandy beach for you and your dog to explore. We’ve found all the nearest dog-friendly beaches near Bude for you and put them in one handy list, so you can explore the stunning Cornish coastline on your getaway.

Sandymouth Bay

Distance from resort: 5 min walk or 5 min drive | Postcode: EX23 9HW | Dogs allowed all year round

Super close to our resort, this beautiful sandy beach is only a five-minute walk away from your holiday home. The walk to the beach is quite steep and is not suitable for buggies or wheelchair users. Around two miles long, the beach is mostly pebbles during high tide but stretches out to golden sands during low tide.

Summerleaze Beach

Distance from resort: 15 min drive | Postcode: EX23 8HN | Dogs allowed all year round

A very popular beach with it being only a five-minute walk away from Bude town centre, but because of the vast size of this beautiful beach, it very rarely feels crowded. Popular with surfers, in particular, there are quite powerful waves here, so please take care if swimming. You’ll also find a fabulous sea-water bathing pool, which is protected from the swells and perfect for all weathers. You could also enjoy the Bude Tidal Pool, which provides sheltered swimming all year round! A fabulous family day out can be had at Summerleaze Beach. (N.B: dogs on leads between 10am and 6pm from 21st May to 30th September)

Breakwater Beach

Distance from resort: 15 min drive | Postcode: EX23 8HN | Dogs allowed all year round

Across the town from Summerleaze Beach, behind the breakwater (hence the name), is this pretty, quiet, shingle beach. Surrounded by grassy cliffs and open to the Atlantic Ocean, the waves are very powerful here. But you’ll enjoy a peaceful stroll with your fur buddy.

Northcott Mouth Beach

Distance from resort: 15 min drive | Postcode: EX23 9EL | Dogs allowed all year round

A fabulous expanse of sandy beach waiting for you to explore.

Widemouth Bay

Distance from resort: 20 min drive | Postcode: EX23 0AH | Dogs allowed all year on Black Rock & South Beach. Restrictions on the main beach: no dogs from 15th May to 30th Sept, between 10am and 6pm

Two miles of open sand to explore, Widemouth Bay was recently awarded the Blue Flag Award. Known for the fascinating rock formations, called ‘The Bude Formation’, this beach is not to be missed. Popular with surfers as it is exposed to the Atlantic swells, the beach also has a range of cafes, public toilet facilities and free parking!

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Whether you’re looking for a sandy beach dog walk or a full family day out with your best four-legged friend, we’ve found the best dog-friendly beaches in South Cornwall for you

When you book a holiday to Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat in South Cornwall with your pooch, walking on the golden sandy beaches is surely at the top of your list! All Cornwall’s beaches are dog friendly, although some do have certain restrictions during the summer months. We’ve put together our top four choices for you in this list, so you’ve got your pick of the best dog-friendly beaches in South Cornwall.


Caerthillian Cove

Caerthillian Cove on a sunny day, during high tide, with clear water washing over the rocks.

Distance from resort: 15 min drive | Postcode: TR12 7JX | Dogs allowed all year round

A pretty rocky inlet behind Lizard Point, this little cove is popular with bird watchers all year round and has an abundance of wildlife and perfect picnic areas.

Housel Bay

Distance from resort: 15 min drive | Postcode: TR12 7NU | Dog restrictions: no dogs from 1st July – 31st August, between 10am and 6pm

A beautiful hidden cove at the bottom of craggy cliffs. A wonderful place for a wander with white sand and turquoise water. Be careful, as you can become cut off during high tide.

Polpeor Cove

Distance from resort: 15 min drive | Postcode: TR12 7NU | Dogs allowed all year round

Very close to Lizard Point and the above Housel Bay. This stunning cove is dominated by the Old Lizard Lifeguard Station, with dark grey sand and beautiful blue water – a truly picturesque place for a stroll with your dog.

Kennack Sands Beach

arial photo of Kennack Sands

Distance from resort: 15 min drive | Postcode: TR12 7LT | Dogs allowed all year on the Eastside. Restrictions on the main beach: no dogs from 1st July to 31st August between 10am and 6pm.

A popular family beach, Kennack Sands is sheltered from the wind by being on the eastern side of Lizard Point. It’s also popular with surfers and has some interesting World War II defenses still standing along the east side of the beach.

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We’ve found all the top five reasons why you should book your staycation today and start planning your getaway!

Now is the time to book your staycation and beat the boom! Here at Darwin Escapes, we have destinations all over the UK for you to find your dream holiday location, with stunning accommodation from static caravans and large lodges to EPIC treehouses and beautiful beach huts! Find your holiday inspiration with us and book your staycation at one of our stunning locations.

1. the best beaches for sandcastles

Did you know that Britain actually has the best sandy beaches for building sandcastles in the world?! So book yourself a beach break away in the UK and pack your bucket and spade. Whether you’re heading south to Cornwall or east to Norfolk, we have destinations along the coastline waiting for you!

2. endless history to discover

The UK is a country full of culture and history, with endless monuments and historic attractions throughout. Including a range of Medieval Castles, especially near our North Wales destinations, as well as Roman Runes and towns that date back to the doomsday book. There will always be something to explore and discover during your staycation.

3. year-round events for everyone

The UK is home to a calendar of a huge variety of events, including world-renowned music festivals, like Glastonbury, huge literacy festivals such as Hay Week and smaller fetes, fairs, and the ever-popular Christmas Markets. So whether you’re looking for a village fete, international music festival, or a Medieval festival, there will be an event for you to enjoy on a weekend staycation with Darwin Escapes.

4. breath-taking landscapes

Are you looking for an adventure-filled holiday? Or maybe a relaxing beach break? Perhaps you’d like both! Well, a staycation is perfect escape for you, book a stay along the North Wales coastline, and you can soak up the sun golden beaches, then challenge yourself with a climb up the Snowdonia Mountain all in the same day. The UK has one of the most diverse landscapes waiting to be discovered and explore on your staycation.

5. explore with your pup!

A staycation often offers the freedom of taking your fur-baby! So if you’re looking for pet-friendly holidays, a staycation could be the best idea for you, and with Darwin Escapes’ luxurious, self-catering lodge’s we have the ideal destination for your pup! There are a number of pet-friendly attractions throughout the UK, including pubs, garden centers, and stately homes, as well as dog-friendly restaurants becoming more popular. And if you’re looking for endless dog walks, Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in Cumbria is perfect for you and it even has a special dog wash area for you to clean your pup’s muddy paws after a fun, nature-filled walk.

So whether you’re looking for staycation ideas for families, which includes endless fun and family facilities, or you’re really wanting romantic staycation ideas for couples, with a hot tub, relaxing spa facilities, and stunning views, we have the perfect destination for you.

Start planning your holiday break and escape with your friends and family, book your staycation today!

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Britain is teeming with natural wonders for everyone to discover, we’ve listed a few here with Darwin Escapes’ nearest accommodation for you to start planning your trip and beating the staycation boom!

There’s never been a better time to explore the British coastline, there really is so much to do for the whole family. Whether you’re into watersports, mountain climbing or just looking for the perfect beach holiday to sit back and take in the sun, you’ll find it with us. Our stunning destinations are spread around the UK, so you can enjoy a lodge holiday break, with spectacular facilities, in all corners of the country, from the very tip of picturesque South Cornwall to the stunning Scottish coastline, we will have the location for you.


Durdle Door

Photo of the Durdle Door in Dorset from the water edge















Possibly one of the most famous landmarks in the UK, Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch along the Jurassic Coast. Although open to the public, it is privately owned by the Welds family who own around 12,000 acres in Dorset in the name of the Lulworth Estate.

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Cheddar Gorge

Photo of the Cheddar Gorge during a sunset















Offering the most beautiful of scenery, the limestone Cheddar Gorge is in the heart of the Mendip Hills. It is home to the Cheddar show caves where Britain’s oldest human skeleton, Cheddar Man, was found and dated at over 10,000 years old.

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The Needles

Photo of the Needles in the Isle of Wight













The amazing world-famous attraction is a row of three stacks of chalk that rise about 30 metres out of the sea. The Needles Lighthouse is on the outer end of the rocks and was built in 1859.

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Snowdonia National Park

Photo of a lake in Snowdonia National Park















The national park is a region in North Wales where includes mountains and stunning glacial landforms. Home to Mount Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain you can enjoy breathtaking views from the peak, which stretch across the sea to Ireland on a clear day.

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Scafell Pike

Photo of Scafell Pike in the Lake District







Climb the highest mountain in England, which is around 978 metres above sea level. Located in the Lake District National Park, Scafell Pike is part of the British National Three Peaks Challenge for avid climbers.

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Winnats Peak

Photo of Winnats Pass in the Peak District















Take a trip down the winding road of the limestone gorge. The ridges were thought to have formed as a ravine between coral reefs that originally formed the limestone.

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Darwin Escapes has glorious holiday destinations in the UK for you to explore, from the Yorkshire Wolds to the Welsh coast. We are sure to have the perfect holiday break away for you, book now and beat the staycation boom!

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Recently we’ve all been stepping outside more and exploring the stunning UK landscape, so now is the time to discover your holiday alter ego and find the perfect outdoors holiday break for you!

Whether you’re looking to sunbathe on every beach in Cornwall, wander the Yorkshire Wolds, or explore the legends and mountains in North Wales, we have the perfect resort waiting for you. In this post we’ve grouped together the types of outdoor getaways you may be looking for and have picked our top destinations where you can enjoy that type of holiday. Read below and find out your holiday alter ego is…

hiking your way

Is walking the countryside and climbing mountains your kind of thing? We have the best resorts to base yourself from where you can see some of the most spectacular sights in the UK.

The Lake District

our resorts: Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat & Thanet Well Lodge Retreat

man standing on a hill overlooking a great lake in the lake district


The Peak District

our resort: Rivendale Lodge Retreat

man standing on a mountain over looking the peak district landscape of mountains


North Wales

our resorts: Talacre Beach Resort & New Pines Holiday Home Park

groups of people walking towards snowdonia

surfing around

Spread your toes in the sand, chase the summer sun and spend endless days surfing in the sea. Explore the home of UK surfing in Cornwall or find secret beaches in Devon when you discover surfing is the way forward!


our resorts: Piran Meadows Resort, Sandymouth Holiday Resort & Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat

people walking towards the sea with their surfboards



our resorts: Hawkchurch Resort & Spa & Beach Cove Coastal Retreat

surfer on a wave at sunset



our resort: Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat

man teaching young boy how to surf

woodland wanderings

Lose yourself on woodland walks and explore long-lost trails. British woodlands are places of mystery and legends, find your favourite area and discover the hidden history.


our resort: Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa

couple walking with their dog



our resort: Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club

family walking in the woods



our resorts: Bath Mill Lodge Retreat & Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa

couple walking and talking in woodland next to the lake


Isle of Wight

our resorts: Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat & Woodside Coastal Retreat

multi generational family walking through the woods

Have you found your outdoorsy alter ego? Find your holiday inspiration and explore the UK like never before!

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Start planning your 2021 staycations with Darwin Escapes and discover all that Britain has to offer, your way.

2020 is almost over (sigh of relief anyone?), they year threw us all a lot of curve balls, but we really can’t wait to make 2021 your year. Although we know restrictions are tightening for the start of the year, that doesn’t mean you can plan your Easter or Summer breaks away now and have a fabulous UK getaway to look forward to!

We’ve listed a few of the top UK destinations that you can visit in the New Year, from beachside breaks to woodland getaways, here at Darwin Escapes, we’ve got your 2021 holiday.

*please note, all of the below destinations are open to visitors at the time of writing. We hope at they are at the time of reading too, but please check our Coronavirus page for the latest information and always follow your local restrictions.

time to visit Cornwall

people walking towards the sea with their surfboardsAlways a popular holiday location, our Cornish resorts are the perfect getaway and some of the top destinations for families in the UK.

Head to Newquay for our fabulous Piran Meadows Resort, where you and your family can take a full advantage of the miles of golden sands. Venture to Fistral Beach, the home of UK surfing, and catch the best waves in the country. You’ll find your next adventure or your sunbathing hot spot when you holiday at Piran Meadows.

Our beautiful Sandymouth Holiday Resort is the place to be for stunning views of the Cornish coastline. Our family resort has everything you need for a self-catering break away in one of the top UK destinations for families. Explore Bude and find your perfect escape to the coastline, whether you’re looking to venture out coasteering or follow the coastal path for a wander along the stunning British seaside.

Holiday at our Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat and spend summer weeks in the Lizard Peninsula where you can enjoy spectacular coastal views. This sleepy resort offers the perfect place to getaway and relax in Cornwall, our holiday accommodation have everything you need for a break away and you can explore Mullion, the harbour and the southernmost point of the UK, your way.

discover Devon

Couple sat together on Mullion Cove looking out to the oceanA wonderful region filled with history, countryside and sandy beaches waiting for you to discover, our resorts in Devon are really the top destinations for couples in the UK.
Escape to the coast with our Beach Cove Coastal Retreat and our stunning beach huts. Ilfracombe is one of the UK’s top destinations waiting for you to explore, from the beautiful Hele Bay only seconds away from your doorstep to the surrounding mountains and footpaths. Whether you’re looking for a coastal adventure or a romantic, peaceful break away, our Beach Cove retreat is the perfect destination for you.

Truly relax and find your peaceful escape at our Hawkchurch Resort & Spa in South Devon, offering spa facilities and stunning countryside views of the Axe Valley. Learn all about the history of the local area, which can date itself back to the Doomsday Book, as well as the famous Axminster Carpets Corporation. Hawkchurch offers you the best of both worlds, where you can lose yourself in magical woodland or spend hours discover fossils along the stunning Jurassic Coastline. A self-catering holiday to Hawkchurch in 2021 is the ultimate relaxing getaway.

lose yourself in the Lake District

couple sat on rocks near waters edge in the Lake DistrictWander woodland trails and find yourself on endless footpaths when you explore the Lake District with Darwin Escapes and our stunning resorts waiting for you.
Take in the spectacular views of our beautiful Thanet Well Lodge Retreat when you holiday with us in Greystoke, Cumbria. Cosy up in your holiday lodge and see views stretching across the World Heritage Site of the Lake District, explore the countryside and see the Spring flowers bloom. Walk up mountains on sunny days and discover charming English villages, or take a boat out on the Great Lakes, your next holiday at Thanet Well is waiting for you.

Explore the beautiful countryside with a holiday break at our Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in the Lake District. Spend hours discovering the sleepy Keswick town or visit the Beatrix Potter museum and see Peter Rabbit’s famous garden, there are so many things to do here. Walk miles of woodlands and countryside, sail across the lakes and ramble the days away when you book your holiday to our stunning Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat.

Have you found your 2021 holiday break? Here at Darwin Escapes, we have so many locations for you to discover and we think they’re all the top UK destinations you need to visit! (not that we’re biased…) Take a look here for more destinations and find your own top destination to visit in 2021, we can’t wait to see you!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our resorts in England and Wales are open. Please note, the opening times for all facilities and bistros/restaurants are subject to change throughout the 2021 season. All visitors and guests are asked to follow all government advice relating to Covid-19 whilst at our resorts.

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