Happy New Year.

I wonder what your New Year’s Resolutions will be for 2018.

This annual tradition of making resolutions for the new year often sees us vowing to be healthier, have more career success, get fitter, spend more family time together, have more fun, or travel more.

Whilst we can’t help you much with your career prospects, Wanderlust might be just what you need for some of your other resolutions. 

Our properties are situated close to miles of beautiful beaches and trails to explore – perfect for brisk winter walks and cycles. It may be winter, but any glimpse of sun during the weekends and holidays lures families down to the beach for sandcastle competitions, impromptu cricket, volleyball or football matches. 

If inclement weather cuts short your beach fun, or curtails your table tennis or crazy golf in the Lower Gardens, the Oceanarium might be a good alternative. Nestled beside Bournemouth pier, it is the perfect place to spend a few hours, being mesmerised by the sea turtles, sharks and stingrays, or laughing at the playful sea otters, before watching the cute Humboldt penguins being fed. Those animal lovers who prefer their animals dry and furry might fancy booking a visit to the Cat Cafe some feline therapy.

 Another indoor space well worth a visit, (and this one is free), is Bournemouth Library, with its changing exhibitions, local information desk and children’s activities.

So, why not come to Dorset and recharge your batteries after the frantic festive season? Make some new family memories, enjoy the invigorating sea air and tick off some of those New Year’s Resolutions!