The Lookout from Ladram – March 2020

As the weather warms up we’re looking forward to a hot, fun-filled summer at Ladram Bay and we’ve been pulling out all the stops to prepare for this year’s busiest period!

In addition to our recent winter projects, the installation of solar panels and the expansion of our electric vehicle fleet, we’re excited to embrace a new challenge for 2020 and focus our attention on our carbon footprint as both individuals, and as a business and reducing our impact by 33%.

Winter has seen many improvements to security, lighting and the guest experience – we’re sure you’ll notice the efforts made. 

I’m delighted to announce the return of all key team members plus introduce our new talented & versatile Entertainments Manger Joe Sims, we’re certain he’ll be a welcome addition to the Ladram team.

Our annual team conference prior to the start of season proved to be a valuable experience for all Ladram employees, a chance to focus and share our passion for the season ahead. Inspirational to all, our keynote speaker this year was record-breaking amputee Andy Grant. Andy explained that life will put you in all kinds of challenging situations, but it need not determine you as a person – it’s how you react to these challenges.

We’re proud to have recently been awarded both the Gold Accolade at the Devon Tourism Awards, and just last month presented Silver Status at the SW Tourism Awards, Exeter Cathedral. Carla & the team are all set on attempting the double gold this year – watch this space! 

We’re excited to be entering our 77th year of Ladram Bay and to still be a park with family at its heart. Cheers to 2020! 

Three Rocks

Hopefully you’re all ready for an exciting 2020! We can’t wait to welcome you back in style!

As a result of your feedback we’re pleased to confirm that our wine menu is expanding and will encompass a broader variety – something for all occasions! Just ask the team for their recommendations. In addition to the delicious wines, we’re exploring a few more spirit avenues and will be stocking a selection of Dead Man’s Finger Rums. If you fancy a spiced rum with attitude, walk the plank to the bar and indulge in a pirate’s life! We will of course be retaining our extensive gin selection whilst introducing some new local products including Copper Frog, made and distilled in Exmouth. Finally, we’ll be unveiling a new draught lager; Birra Moretti to tantalise your taste buds. 

We were absolutely chuffed with the 2019 menu, but this year we’re pushing the culinary boundaries further by expanding our seafood cuisine which utilises a variety of local produce. In addition to this, by popular request we’re solidifying some of your favourite specials and placing them onto the menu (look out for our Fowey mussels and duck hash!) Head Chef Matt has spent time modernising and creating our delicious contemporary classics – we’re sure you’ll be impressed. Be sure to check out our new colourful Poke bowls inspired by the 2019 Buddha Bowl, increasing the range of healthier alternatives available. Don’t panic – the super-popular Buddha Bowl remains on the menu! 

We are developing our desserts menu and are thrilled to be exhibiting some new extravagant milkshakes. Make sure you leave some room to try one of these!

Ladram Shop & Beach Shack

With the 2020 season just around the corner the Shop & Shack team are very much looking forward to seeing our venues busy again with your familiar faces!

Look out for new additional lines within the shop to further our offering based on your valued feedback, these include a brand-new alcohol display plus additional hot warmer to enable us to expand our hot food offering.

Our menu down in the Beach Shack is also developing and with the introduction of our Jacket Potato oven, healthier and delicious alternatives can be offered to fuel your long days at the beach.

Coast Takeaway

We had a wonderful 2019 & ended the season achieving The Good Chippy Award for the second consecutive year – yet another huge boost to our team knowing we are so appreciated by our loyal customers.

This season we are embracing the current trends in vegan/plant-based alternatives. Throughout the winter we have been working with our suppliers to find suitable products that can be served alongside our menu so that no one gets left out at mealtimes.

Another improvement we are actively committed to is reducing our carbon footprint at the Takeaway, we have changed our suppliers in the hope that reducing the amount of deliveries will help. We’re proud to announce that Coast Takeaway is also now 90% plastics free, thanks to our bio box packaging range, which was fully introduced last season, produced from sugar cane and recycled carboard.

Please check our store front for our seasonal opening times.

Sports and Leisure

With 2019 but a distant memory, we cannot wait to welcome you back to Ladram Bay for a fun-filled 2020!

Our swimming pool has had some great updates this season. With the park being so forward-thinking about the environment and caring about our planet, the whole of the pool roof has been covered with solar panels, massively reducing electric usage and as a result, our carbon footprint. The slide step platforms have been improved with new safety flooring and the bubble pool has had some much-needed safety railings installed.

A really exciting one for us here in Sports & Leisure is the revamp of our Hover Archery and activity room! We can’t give too much away but we are really excited for you to see it!

Entertainment

It’s the start of a new year, and the start of a new season, and in keeping with this theme, we have a few things that are very new for Entertainment here at Ladram Bay. As you may have seen via Facebook, our new Entertainments Manager Joe has taken over from the marvellous Kelly Griffiths.

He’s extremely excited to get this season underway with such a fabulous team, ensuring that you all experience the five-star entertainment that you’ve been privy to in previous years.

The wonderful Rachel and Emily are returning for another season and we have three newbies joining the Ladram Bay Family. Misty, Al and Zack complete this year’s team! All our 2020 Allstars are incredibly talented, and you’re guaranteed to experience some remarkable entertainment this season, perfect for all the family.

We’ve brand-new daytime activities, exhilarating new production shows, some fancy additional surprises as well as those fan-favourite visiting acts that you all know and love.

It’s our mission to keep adding and developing the Entertainment here and we’re all looking forward to seeing you in Waves Bar very, very soon.

Our 2020 Production Shows are:

  • 21st Century Anthems: A feel good party production that includes music from the last 20 years, including Little Mix, Panic at the Disco, Stevie Wonder and much more.
  • The Great American Road Trip: Jump on board as we journey across the United States of America, stopping at New York, California, Las Vegas and Tennessee.
  • Motion Picture Magic: A collection of iconic movies are being brought to life, with a cinematic spectacle that’s jam-packed full of dance, music and comedy.
  • The Music People: The Most Magnificent Mixture of Massive Melody-Makers! Featuring music from Meatloaf, M People, Madness, Madonna and more.


Marketing from around the globe!

Back in January we were pleased to support the #HeadSouth team led by Alan Chambers MBE & Wayne Hoyle. The dedicated group completed the 60 nautical mile trek across the Antarctic plateau to the South Pole in aid of The Lewis Moody Foundation.

On hearing of their challenge plans, and after our previous flag on the North Pole back in 2018, we just had to ask if they’d be so kind to spread the word of Ladram Bay Holiday Park to the opposite site of the world!

The expedition endeavours to #TackleBrainTumours and has so far raised over 375k for The Brain Tumour Charity. Support their mission and donate here.