2023 is almost here, so if you fancy learning a new skill or indulging in some R&R before the year ends, make sure to head to Sidmouth. Full of opportunities to learn, challenge yourself and, of course, relax before 2023 kicks off, Sidmouth is the ideal place for new skills, brushing up on old ones or just having a rest. With spas, arts and crafts, watersports and a whole host more on offer, you’ll be able to fulfil those New Year’s Resolutions here.

For the creatives

If you want to get creative in the New Year and learn more about your artistic side, you’ll find plenty of chances in Sidmouth. Not only are there a host of arts and crafts workshops and activities taking place throughout the year at places like Kennaway House and as part of the region’s many festivals, but you can also take part in pottery painting and other crafts at Libra Court. Whether you want to create something as a last-minute gift or start a new hobby, you can learn more about your chosen skill and have a go yourself in Sidmouth. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn how to cook? Well with the abundance of seasonal, local produce available in Sidmouth and the wider East Devon area, Sidmouth cookery workshops and classes are a great way to test out your skills and who knows, you might be a culinary genius by 2024!  You can find a host of activities here.

For the active

In 2023, why not take up a new sport? It’s a great way to stay active and fit, as well as make new friends and to challenge yourself. Perhaps your New Year’s Resolution is to move more or to be more social, whatever it is, you can’t go far wrong with joining a sports team and there are lots of options in Sidmouth. Whether you’re a resident or a guest, there are plenty of sports activities available to try out in town. For those of you on a break, book a stay with the guys at Oakdown  where you can take advantage of their own golf course – ideal for playing a few rounds, learning the rules or just having a bit of fun.  From cricket to golf to watersports, you can really challenge yourself while having fun here.

Find more activities and adventure skills here.

For those that need a rest

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be looking to wind down so you can refresh and rejuvenate ready for the coming year. There really is no where better to relax and revitalise than right here in Sidmouth. Here you can enjoy a spa break with a difference, combining luxury accommodation with a bit of pampering and incredible sea views. Take a look at the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel for instance where you have access to a state of the art gym as well as a spa full of the latest in relaxation techniques and beauty treatments. Right on the esplanade – really, you can’t miss it – is the Royal York and Faulkner Hotel which is home to the Aspara spa where you can find a hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna, ideal for scrubbing away the past year and getting ready for the next one.

They’re not the only options either, you can find loads more spa options for both breaks and day trips here.