The Lookout from Ladram – March 2022

We’re counting down the days ‘till the start of season 2022 and very much looking forward to your return on park – it certainly seems quiet without you.

Our amazing team have all been working extremely hard in preparation for our reopening. We’re delighted to be welcoming back the vast majority of team 2021 and are especially proud to highlight three loyal team members for their long-standing commitment to Ladram: Andy Davies – Maintenance (21 years), Donna Smith – Bar Manager (15 years) Jan Dolewski – Assistant Maintenance Manager (15 years). 

Our new projects are all coming along well, perhaps the most noticeable improvement on park is the addition of the extended indoor seating area, The Dinerwithin Coast which will no doubt prove to be popular. Throughout what has been a tricky couple of years we’ve all learnt lessons and introduced many new ways of working, some of which we’ve found to improve our offering such as leisure booking systems and the introduction of our app. As a result of changes introduced, we have also made the decision to keep the park closed to all day guests between March – November to allow you and our holiday guests to enjoy the best possible holiday experience. 

Sales 

Having had such a huge demand for holiday homes driven by staycation, we entered 2022 with over 20 new sales still pending from 2021, as well as releasing the brand-new plots/homes for 2022. Despite high demand, manufacturing, and availability challenges we have moved swiftly to secure an outstanding, although limited selection of 2 and 3 bedroom homes. Considering holiday home ownership? Come and see us soon for a no obligation chat. Email carlmoulton@ladrambay.co.uk to book a time convenient to you. 

The Three Rocks

After a winter spent preparing, the team here are ready to welcome you back & looking forward to seeing many familiar faces. Head Chef Caroline has been working hard, crafting and creating an enticing new menu, building on our fast favourites and weaving in American influences. We’re still staying true to our country roots, continuing to grow our connections to locally sourced suppliers, demonstrated in our Seafood Linguine which will be exploring different coastal catches each week!

We can’t wait to work our way through some of the new choices, as well as the ever-popular Ladram favourites. This year we are expanding our bar selection, introducing Devon’s fruity Frobishers to the fridges as a refreshing soft drink. We’re thrilled to have the new Thatcher’s Fusion added to the bar offering – we’re already daydreaming of summer days on the balcony drinking this new flavoured cider! We’ve also introduced Brooklyn IPA to our draught collection for those of you searching for something contemporary. 

After investment in Pebbles, we are boasting a new host area and some greenery addition to the balcony. We’re retaining our current booking system, so please do continue to use our app or the website to book in.

Leisure

Due to its popularity, we have decided to continue operating the ‘personal gym experience’ whereby gym users book an hour slot for their party to exercise together with sole usage of the facility and workout space for your friends & family. New for 2022 we will also be offering Instructor led Gym workout sessions as part of our Adult activities for up to 6 people. These will be launching in April – watch this space for more information. 

Our adult swim is aimed at those aged 16 years+ who want either a ‘leisurely swim’ (gentler pace) or more ‘active swim’ (to build speed and fitness). We will be operating a lane rope system to cater for both options which will be run daily between 8am-9am. This session can be booked 1 day in advance – limited numbers available so booking is advisable. 

With new staff and the launch of exciting adult activity programmes planned for the season, the Ladram leisure team are ready to get you active and enhance your health and wellness experience. 

Entertainment

The entertainment team have been hard at work in rehearsals for our brand-new shows for you this year! We have an 80’s show, a rock show, movies show and of course the return of our Born In The USA show! Our visiting acts calendar is jam-packed with a variety of fantastic acts booked ready to come and party Ladram style – top party bands, comedians, tribute acts, even performances from X Factor’s Chico, Stevie Ritchie & Ray Quinn! 

We’re thrilled to share with you the creation of 4 brand-new character shows featuring our Ladram Heroes is now underway. Perfect for our younger guests, we’re hopeful to launch these into our programme over the Easter holidays. We look forward to a spectacular season with Jubilee Celebrations, exciting activities, energising shows & hopefully lots of sun! Come on down and say hello to our 2022 Entertainment Team, featuring some new and familiar faces! See you on the dance floor! 

Coast Takeaway

We’re proud to be introducing a new range of tasty homemade pies using sustainable local ingredients. Brand new biodegradable packaging has been sourced which will no doubt help toward our green efforts on park. The main difference and huge improvement to our offering is the extension of our indoor seated area, providing us with a 40-seater Fish and Chip almost ready for your enjoyment. We’re excited to provide this additional much-needed facility – it’s looking awesome so far! We really can’t wait to get open!

Shack and Shop

With the 2022 season just around the corner the Shop & Shack team are very much looking forward to seeing our venues busy again with your familiar faces! Here at the Ladram Stores we’re pleased to launch some tasty new alternatives within our ‘grab and go’ range, in addition to the new sandwich supplier boasting a super range of delicious fillings certain to fly off the shelves at lunchtime. We’ve also extended our ‘free from’ offering to provide for your dietary needs based on customer feedback.

We’re excited to launch additional bespoke to Ladram items due soon – imagery & details to follow! Down at the Shack we’re working on the food offering and extending the favourites available for a day at the beach. New soft scoop flavours are to be introduced along with plant-based alternatives – who needs the sun to shine to eat ice cream! See you soon! 

Housekeeping

Introducing our new Accommodation Manager, Lana Birkenshaw. Joining us with a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the running’s of all things housekeeping related, Lana has spent the last 33 years working at Devon Cliffs.

Her job highlights include welcoming excited guests and ensuring that they create fabulous memories to take away, plus working outside with a brilliant team. Born & bred in Exmouth, local Lana is thrilled to be part of the Ladram Bay team and is very much looking forward to a superb season ahead.