what’s your perfect staycation?

2021 is the year of staycations, so whether you’re planning for an adventure family-friendly break, or a relaxing getaway you’re in the right place!

With travel abroad a little more complicated these days, there’s never been a better time to start exploring the UK. Britain is home to an amazingly diverse landscape just waiting for you to explore. You can enjoy sandy beaches, discover hidden woodlands and hike up mountains all in one day (if you’re really keen!). You really can discover so many things to do for all the family, perfect adventures for couples, or a pet-friendly getaway all with our stunning range of UK resorts.

Whether you’re looking where to go for a staycation or you want to start planning and trying to find the type of best staycation you can find, we’re here to help! With holiday locations all over the country, you can create your perfect staycation anywhere in the UK, below we have listed the most common types of getaways with resorts we think would be fit for you.


family staycation ideas

pool tables and bowling alley indoors at cheddar woodsIf you’re looking for a fun-filled family getaway with little ones our North Wales resorts are the perfect place for you. Offering day and night-time entertainment, your little ones will love spending time learning party dances and playing in the indoor heated swimming pool. Our Sandymouth Holiday Resort in Bude, Cornwall, is also perfect for little ones, with a fantastic pirate ship play area, outdoor splash zone, and an indoor soft play area coming soon, your little ones will never struggle for things to do in this kid-friendly staycation resort!

For older children, our beautiful Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa in Somerset, Piran Meadows Resort in Newquay, Cornwall, or Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa in Norfolk, are perfect. With fun adventure activities on the resort to enjoy, there will always be something for them to get stuck into, as well as fabulous local areas to discover.

All these resorts are full of family-friendly activities to enjoy, as well as the perfect family staycation location with a swimming pool, so you can relax and take a dip with your little ones, or watch them play while relaxing on the beds. All our locations are surrounded by beautiful local areas, from woodlands and countryside to explore to golden sandy beaches waiting for sandcastles to be built.


the perfect couples staycation

If you’re looking for a couples getaway, we have you covered! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break in the countryside or a beach getaway, our resorts have one-bed accommodation perfect for the ultimate holiday with your better half.

Couple sat together on Mullion Cove looking out to the oceanFor the perfect rural romantic staycation take a look at our new breathtaking Rivendale Lodge Retreat, in the Peak District. Explore the local area, enjoy endless cycle rides or walks through the truly outstanding landscape, with high peaks and winding paths waiting for you. Truly relax and unwind in your own hot tub, while enjoying a delivery meal from our beautiful restaurant. A country escape is on the cards for you at Rivendale.

If you’re looking for a beach getaway, Beach Cove Coastal Retreat is the ultimate romantic staycation, with all accommodation being one-bed beach huts and only a step away from the beach it’s a stunning location for a holiday. Our pastel-coloured beach huts have everything you need for a romantic break, luxurious beds, bathrooms, stunning views, and a selection of hot tubs – you’ll love exploring North Devon, with endless beaches, watersports, sunbathing, or walks to discover.

For a romantic city break, our Bath Mill Lodge Retreat or brand-new Stratford-upon-Avon Lodge Retreat is the perfect destination for you. Bath Mill is only a 20/30 minute walk from the bustling city centre where you can explore the Roman history and see the thermal baths in the middle of the city, enjoy high tea at the famous Pump Room, and visit the fabulous Victoria Park. Our brand new Stratford-upon-Avon Lodge Retreat will be opening its doors later this year but is sure to be a favourite for city fans, located only a short drive from the city center where you can discover all things, Shakespeare. Book tickets at the RSC to see some of the world-famous Bard’s most famous plays, learn more about his life and how he lived by visiting the historic sites of his home. There is also endless countryside to explore if you holiday here.


your hot tub staycation

couple sat in a hot tub at Norfolk WoodsFor a truly relaxing time on your getaway, there really is nothing better than a staycation with a hot tub. Most of our locations have a hot tub range which can choose from, when booking look for our ‘premier’ range to make sure you book a hot tub.

Imagine coming back to your lodge after a long day wandering the woodlands or climbing mountains and slipping into your hot tub. Letting your muscle soak in the bubbles and heat while taking in the peaceful atmosphere and nature around you. There really is nothing better.

Or, spend your whole holiday break in the hot tub (in short bursts, of course, remember to be safe, they do get hot!). Wake up every morning and enjoy a dip, take lunch out on your decking, wait for an hour or so and jump back in! A hot tub staycation is an ultimate way to relax and unwind.

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discover with your best fur-buddy

Woman and her dog walking through a forestAll of our Darwin Escapes locations are pet-friendly, meaning the whole family can enjoy a holiday break away!

Staycations with dogs are a brilliant way to discover new areas, going on endless wanderings, searching out hidden forests and lost lakes in the country or running along the beach and jumping in the sea…you’ll have unlimited fun!

Our own Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat has a dedicated dog wash area – so you can explore the stunning Lake District with your buddy and not have to worry about those muddy paws! Keswick Reach also has a spa for you to relax in after a day of exploring, the Copper Fells Restaurant & Bar, with delicious food and locally distilled spirits. You’ll love spending your staycation in Cumbria and discovering everything the UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer!


No matter the type of staycation you’re searching for, here at Darwin Escapes we have the location to suit your needs, and we can’t wait to see where you’ll go!

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