Five New Year's resolutions you'll keep on a National Trust holiday

Visitors on a walk at Baggy Point

What’s your resolution this year? Whether you’ve pledged to spend more time with your family, get active and outdoors, or do more for charity, our holidays can help you keep that promise. Here are five New Year’s resolutions you can fulfil on a National Trust holiday:

1. Spend more time with family and friends

Book a break in one of our holiday cottages and spend some quality time with your loved ones.

Whether you’d like a cosy cottage for two for a romantic getaway, somewhere with a large garden for the kids to play in, or a farmhouse big enough to host all the family, we've got a cottage to suit.

Chirk Home Farm - one of our 418 holiday cottages
Exterior of Chirk Home Farm holiday cottage
Chirk Home Farm - one of our 418 holiday cottages

2. Go offline 

If your New Year’s resolution is to cut down on your screen time, then a weekend away in one of our bothies could be the perfect fit. 

Bothies offer stripped back accommodation in remote locations, making them a great escape for those wanting to get away from the trappings of modern life. Water is collected from hand-pumps and there's no heating or electricity, so no Wi-Fi to tempt you or the kids back online. 

Alternatively, grab the tent and pitch up at one of our many campsites. From beautiful beaches, to forests and mountain ranges, very few places can rival the locations of our campsites. So switch off your phone and enjoy the view.  

Watendlath Bothy, Cumbria
Walker resting outside Watendlath Bothy, Cumbria
Watendlath Bothy, Cumbria

3. Discover something new

If you’re inspired to try a new experience this year, our holiday cottages offer some of the most unusual places to stay in Britain; from spiralling fairy-tale towers, cottages perched on cliffs, to historic hideaways with intriguing back stories. 

You could experience life in a 'mini castle' at The Tower in Norfolk, stay in a working lighthouse at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage in Devon, or step inside the world of Agatha Christie at Greenway.

4. Be more active

Struggling to shake off the Christmas slump? A holiday to one of our special places can offer great inspiration to get outdoors.   

We’ve got coastal and riverside cottages ideal for watersports, countryside escapes with walks from the front door and campsites next to cycle paths and mountain bike routes.

Try kayaking from one of our 19 cottages in the Lake District
People kayak on Derwentwater
Try kayaking from one of our 19 cottages in the Lake District

5. Give something back 

By booking one of our holidays you help to support our work looking after special places across the UK. 

But if you’d like to do more for charity this year, why not join one of our working holidays? You’ll have the chance to make a real difference, helping to care for some of the finest coast, countryside, historic houses and gardens in Britain. 

You could help out at a fell farm during lambing season, learn bush craft skills, make cider in Devon and much more.