The Show Stopping Devon Park

Super six the all-singing and dancing troupe are employed full time for the holiday season
Super six the all-singing and dancing troupe are employed full time for the holiday season

Friday, 10, May 2019 02:26

By William Coleman

One of my earliest memories was actually from a holiday park during the evening entertainment. Haven Holiday Park at Sandy Bay watching a live wrestling show with my mum and dad. From then the holiday park evening has been a staple part of the great British holiday. This East Devon park has been given a round of thumbs up following their latest show.

Six sensational entertainment artists gained a unanimous "Yes!" vote from cheering staff at East Devon's Ladram Bay Holiday Park this spring.

The new entertainment team staged an exclusive special preview of their 2019 show for the park employees at the site's annual conference as they gear up for the brand new season.

Realising the importance of good quality onsite entertainment, Ladram Bay say that this year's line up is the strongest they have ever had and will once again be relying almost exclusively on shows produced in-house.

The new scene stealing team are 2 male and 4 female entertainers who are now full time employees during the holiday season. The team put a full line up of entertainment for the little ones during the day as well as the adults.

Staff numbers at Ladram Bay, which reach up to 170 during peak season, previewed the different nightly musical shows which holiday guests will enjoy over the coming months.

The new team performed for staff at the annual get together of employees which also included team building exercises and an inspirational speech to rally the troops by Rob Baxter, director of rugby at Exeter Chiefs professional rugby union club.

Ladram Bay, which last year marked its 75th anniversary under the ownership of the Carter family, says the conference has a valuable role at the start of the holiday year.

Team effort: staff at Ladram Bay enjoyed a sneak preview of the park's upcoming shows at their conference

"It's an important occasion because it's a rare chance for us all to come together just before the park gets into full swing," said Ladram Bay director and family member Zoe House.

"As well as getting to know each other better, we also have the opportunity to talk about our shared values, and how we can all help to give guests the best experience possible.

"We recruit the majority of our staff from the surrounding areas, and their local knowledge can also be very helpful to families wanting to explore the region.

"I'm also delighted that the training we provide has opened the doors for many of our staff to successful careers in the leisure and hospitality industries," added Zoe.

Zoe says that the huge investment made by the park in five-star facilities has helped to ensure many repeat visits, and is often praised by guests in reviews.

This year's offering includes clubs, games and activities for families throughout the day, as well as the professionally staged evening entertainment in the park's Three Rocks complex.

There is also a swimming pool, a recently opened Splash Zone with interactive water features, and an indoor climbing wall with instruction and a range of different challenges.

More information about the park - and details of the different holiday options and holiday home ownership opportunities at Ladram Bay - is available at

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