From hot-tub breaks to forest escapes, 6 of the best Christmas 2021 getaways with Away Resorts

The pace and pressures of 21st-century living in the UK often takes its toll on family life with families now spending less than seven hours of quality time together each week, according to a recent study.

So what better time to spend quality time together than the festive season. The Christmas break provides the perfect opportunity for families to get together and catch up on the lost hours, and with Away Resorts‘ six perfect locations for families to escape to in England and Wales, they can turn up, tune in and drop out with the whole family for the festive period.

With a wide range of accommodation options and amazing themes and locations, we’re going to take a look at what some of our parks are offering this festive season. 


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Winter Breaks in the New Forest

In the New Forest

Luxury cosy, lodges in the woods, the smell of mulled wine and twinkly lights galore is just what Christmas at the luxury Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest promises to be this year.

The Village Square at Sandy Balls is being transformed into a winter wonderland with the magical Forest of Light. Showcasing all the magic and charm of Christmas, the Forest of Light offers everything a festive break away should. With enchanting illuminations, twinkly lights and seasonal sparkle, the Forest of Light is guaranteed to make the festive season one to remember.

And, after a brilliant day out exploring the festive fun in the local area, where better to kick back and relax than one of our cosy accommodation options in the New Forest.

Winter Breaks at Tattershall Lakes, Lincolnshire

By the Lakes

Fancy a Christmas with a difference? Then check into a luxury log cabin with hot tubs on decking that boast stunning lakeside views at Tattershall Lakes Country Park in Lincolnshire.

With a range of festive activities for the whole family to experience, visit Santa’s workshop and soak up the Christmas joy with our singing snowmen, twinkly lights and enchanted animated trees. You can even make a festive visit to our well-loved character spots to meet our magical mascots; Bear, Scratch and Lucy – what’s not to love?

Festive Breaks at Mill Rythe

On the island

Mill Rythe Holiday Village on Hayling Island is the perfect location for a brilliant Christmas break to remember. From outdoor adventures to inner serenity, there’s something for everyone when visiting Mill Rythe this Christmas – including some delicious food, drink, and festive treats!

With developments to the park continuing apace, keep in touch for more exciting news, because Mill Rythe is set to be Hayling Island’s best holiday destination bar none!

Winter Breaks at Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight

By the cliffs

Everything will be all Wight with a festive break at Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight. The holiday park has its very own secluded beach so a walk along the beach is perfect location to blow those Christmas cobwebs away.

There’s so much to do on the Isle of Wight all year round, it’s hard to know where to start. Carisbrooke Castle dates from Norman times and brings history alive to many thousands of visitors each year, while Yarmouth Castle was built by Henry VIII and was the first Arrow Head Castle in Britain.

And of course, a visit to the island isn’t complete without stop at Queen Victoria’s holiday residence, Osborne House, to get a taste of a true Victorian yuletide. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the Island’s landscape by embarking on the Isle of Wight Literary Heroes Trail that will take you across the island discovering the haunts of the island’s famous literary residents and visitors.

And when your legs need a rest, pop into one of the island’s many cosy pubs, and enjoy a drink and a hearty feast around a warming, captivating fire.

Christmas Breaks in Barmouth Bay

Escape to the mountains…

If your idea of the perfect Christmas is to get away from all of the festivities, then Away Resorts has three other parks in spectacular locations that offer guests the chance to do exactly that.

Head to the hills at Barmouth Bay on the north Wales coast with Snowdonia National Park as a backdrop. Bright, winter crisp days are the perfect excuse to pull on your walking boots and explore Snowdonia. And if you fancy hopping on your bike, there’s also the opportunity to explore the mountains by bike, with cycle routes for all kinds of cyclists.

And a visit to Barmouth Bay isn’t complete without a trip to explore the Llechwedd Slate Caverns on a deep mine tour with guides that will bring back to life the stories of miners that worked in the caverns in the 19th century.

Christmas in Mersea Island, Essex

Get away from it all…

The only way is Essex… enjoy four nights away on Mersea Island, in the Blackwater estuary just off the Essex coast.

Off park, there’s some great places to experience on the island which covers seven square miles, from its beautiful sandy beaches, and boat tours around the island to learn about its history and its wildlife, to long walks through Cudmore Grove Country Park, which has an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy a beer or two at Mersea Island Brewery or if you love a glass of vino, check out the island’s vineyard.

Further afield from the island just nine miles away is the Roman town or Colchester, which is a great day out for all the family with an impressive perfectly preserved Norman castle and a zoo, which boasts 260 rare species.

Festive Breaks

Book your Festive Break with Away Resorts for a truly magical Christmas experience. You won't want to miss out!

Find Out More