Make a splash this summer at Middlemoor Water Park!

02 August 2016

18403-Middlemoor copyMiddlemoor Water Park is a purpose-built 20-acre lake just 20 minutes away from Lakeside. Created in 1989, the Park focuses on providing the best in water-ski, wakeboard, and karting enjoyment there is to offer for all ages and abilities.

Imagine speeding through the water in the heart of the historic Somerset levels surrounded by the tranquility of gorgeous rural settings.

Middlemoor is fully equipped and ready to accommodate everyone from beginners to the most skilled water sport enthusiast. There’s even a 6-buoy slalom course for the more daring and adventurous amongst you, however – you are not on your own if you just want to learn how to safely water-ski or wakeboard. Middlemoor has highly-experienced B.W.S.F qualified instructors who can offer tuition whatever your ability.

Everything is provided, including wet suits and safety equipment as part of the cost, so you don’t need to worry about anything other than showing up for a day of fun, however if you decide that you really love water sports, you can buy wet and dry suits onsite.

The Water Park boasts a fully licensed Clubhouse overlooking the lake, which offers a varied menu of great food to replenish your energy stores after a few hours on the water. There is even a barbecue area next to the Clubhouse which is perfect for summer afternoons and evenings.

The Park has a designated Mastercraft Wakeboard boat, complete with Monster Tower and Ballast to create an experience you certainly won’t forget. It also features a 40-foot slider! For the children, Middlemoor Water Park has aquatic fun rides as well as trips across the lake in one of our speedboats.

The fun doesn’t stop on the lake however, Middlemoor’s “open-air” Pro-Karting area provides single engine karts perfect for beginners, as well as new youth Karts for Kids. (Hint: for adults who want to experience karting but prefer a slightly less challenging experience, the Karts for Kids are great.)

What would a water park be without swimming? Our Swim School has a Mums and Toddlers session (with a maximum of 6 children per session), which is fun and designed to build water confidence whilst teaching basic skills with songs and games in the water. The School also offers Non-swimmer & Beginner classes for children 4 to 7 years old. They follow the new Stanley Water safety programme for young children by the STA.

The Water Park is open weekdays from 10am to 6pm. On Saturdays, it’s open for waterskiing only between 9am and 1pm, and for jet skiing from 1pm to 6pm. On Sunday, it is open for members only from 9am to 1pm, but is open again to the public from 1pm to 2pm for waterskiing, and jet skiing from 2pm until 5pm.

Waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons (which last about 15 minutes) are £20 per session. Go Karting is £10 per person for 20 laps and individual season passes are available for the truly committed for £375. Family season passes are £500.

Boathouse Bulletin – August

29 July 2016

The School Holidays are in full swing here at Lakeside, and the Park is busier than ever – so we’ve added even more new acts to the Boathouse line-up, with performances four times a week throughout August!

Starting off the shenanigans is SAM WREY, a fun, hugely talented male vocalist who makes his debut with us on the 2nd August. On Friday 12th, we welcome KARL LEWIS (who was last here as ALMOST OLLY) who has broadened his horizons and will be singing hits across the decades to get you all up and dancing!

Boathouse Residents SAM DE-LA HAYE, BEAVER and MATT SUMMER all make a very welcome return, and over the Bank Holiday weekend with have a Trio of Tributes with ELLIE on the 26th, FOREVER ROD on the 27th and MATERIAL GIRL on the 28th who will be belting out the hits of Ellie Goulding, Rod Stewart and Madonna – perfect pop performances for everyone to enjoy!

See the whole list for August below. We can’t wait to welcome you the The Boathouse this August…

 

Tue 2nd Aug

SAM WREY
Male Vocalist

Fri 5th Aug

TRENA MARIE
Female Vocalist

Sat 6th Aug

SAM DE-LA HAYE
Female Vocalist

Sun 7th Aug

BRENDAN COLES
Guitarist & Vocalist

Tue 9th Aug

MARCUS T
Male Vocalist

Fri 12th Aug

KARL LEWIS
Male Vocalist

Sat 13th Aug

KELLY GRIFFITHS
Female Vocalist

Sun 14th Aug

THE FINER THINGS
Live Music Trio

Tue 16th July

BEAVER
Power Vocalist

Fri 19th Aug

MATT SUMMER
Male Vocalist

Sat 20th Aug

JAVA
Live Music Duo

Sun 21st Aug

IAN HIGGOTT
Male Vocalist

Tue 23rd Aug

STATION 2 STATION
Guitarist Vocal Duo

Fri 26th Aug

ELLIE
Ellie Goulding Tribute

Sat 27th Aug

FOREVER ROD
Tribute to Rod Stewart

Sun 28th Aug

MATERIAL GIRL
Madonna Tribute Show

Tue 30th Aug

MORPHEUS
Vocal Duo

Bristol – A great day out for all the family

04 July 2016

bristol-balloon-fiestaIt’s summer (or so we are told), and during the holidays there is so much to do and explore as a family near Lakeside that it’s hard to fit it all in during your stay.

 

One thing we can highly recommend though is a day trip to Bristol – and it’s only a 45 min drive away!

For a fun family day out in Bristol, here are our top picks for great things to do and see.

Animal Magic

Why not get to grips with nature and visit some of the countries most magnificent zoos and animal attractions!

Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world, covers twelve acres and offers more than 400 species of exotic and endangered animals, whilst The Wild Place Project is Bristol’s most recent animal attraction with a pack of wolves, lemurs, cheetahs, and wallabies to name just a few of its inhabitants. The Bristol Aquarium boasts a coral sea, underwater tunnel, and urban jungle and is home to thousands of species of fish plus sharks and stingrays!

Then there are places like Windmill Hill City Farm which brings country living right into the city, or Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, a 100-acre arm just 6 miles west of the City Centre. 

The Marvels of Technology

The At-Bristol Science Centre has numerous special activities taking place all the time. Learn about anatomy and robots, and visit the UK’s first 3D Planetarium – an immersive experience with full-surround sound and breath-taking sights.

Nautical Niceties

Brunel’s SS Great Britain – the ship that changed the world – can be visited daily from 10:00am to 5:30pm at the Great Western Dockyard. This amazing ship was the largest vessel ever when it was launched in 1843.

Relax in the City

Queen Square, located in the heart of Bristol is a Georgian park built more than 400 years ago. It’s a tranquil refuge from the outside world and part of the Bristol City Centre Nature Trail.

Play Time

Hengrove Play Park is a ‘wheels park’, where skateboarders, rollerbladers and BMX riders can enjoy their thrills and practice their tricks. There is also a wildlife area and some great spots for a picnic.

Flying High

The International Bristol Balloon Fiesta takes place this year between the 11th and 14th of August at Ashton Court Estate – as it has since 1979. It’s one of the largest hot air balloon events in Europe and is truly a wonderful spectacle to behold.

Some great reasons to be in Burnham-on-Sea this Summer!

30 June 2016

family-day-outSummer is well and truly underway here at Lakeside, which means there are more things to do and see than ever! There are some great events coming up, including family days out, trips for car fanatics and lots of chances to soak up the Somerset sun!

There are live music events such as Jazz in the Park at Marine Cove on 31st July, or the CADS Music Festival on the 7th August.

There’s family fun galore with the Mad Hatters Tea Party (3rd July) the Picnic in the Park (10th July), Sedgemoor Play Day (3rd August) and the Teddy Bears Picnic (25th August). Theres also a chance to pull on your best fancy dress for Pirate Day on Burnham-on-Sea beach (4th September), with prizes for the best costume!

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For the grown ups, there are Quiz Nights, Classic Motor Events and of course, everyone’s favourite, the Somerset Farmers Market on the last Friday of each month.

If you are staying with us at Lakeside Holiday Park this summer, be sure to catch one of the events below.

 

Sun 3rd Jul

SUMMER FUN DAY
Manor Gardens
Live music, entertainment, a BBQ + more from 10am – 4pm

Sun 3rd Jul

MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY
Burnham-on-Sea Beach
Fun, games and fancy dress!

Sat 9th –

Sun 10th Jul

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS
Marine Cove

Dancing and Fairy Parades between 10.30am and 1pm

Sun 10th Jul

PICNIC IN THE PARK
Manor Gardens
Family fun in the sun with stunning surroundings

Sat 16th Jul

QUIZ NIGHT
Berrow Village Hall
Team up and test your general knowledge!

Sun 24th Jul

BACKALONG AVALON
Burnham-on-Sea Beach 

A fun packed day for all the family

Mon 25th –

Fri 29th Jul

GARDENING SCHOOL FOR FAMILIES
Marine Cove 

Great fun for green fingers!

Fri 29th Jul

SOMERSET FARMERS MARKET
High Street, Burnham-on-Sea 

Everyone’s favourite monthly market

Sat 30th –

Sun 31st Jul

ISLEPORT STEAM & VINTAGE WORKING SHOW
Isleport
A weekend of fun and nostalgia for all ages!

Sun 31st Jul

JAZZ & CREAM TEAS
Marine Cove 

Jazz in the garden with Bob Reynolds New Society Jazz Band

Wed 3rd Aug

SEDGEMOOR PLAY DAY
Apex Park 

Celebrating the national day for play from 10am – 3pm

Fri 5th –

Sat 6th Aug

SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY EXHIBITION
Burnham-on-Sea Baptist Church Hall 

Commemorating 50 years since the closure of the S&D line

Sun 7th Aug

ESCAPE DAY (INC. STERT SWIM & RAINBOW RUN)
Seafront, Burnham-on-Sea

BARB Search & Rescue hosts a day of activities

Sun 7th Aug

CADS MUSIC FEST
Highbridge
Live Music in Recreation Park

Sun 7th Aug

MARK MOOR INTERNATIONAL VEHICLE FESTIVAL
Mark, Somerset

A must for all vehicle enthusiasts!

Sun 7th Aug

S&D WALK FROM BUFFERS TO HIGHBRIDGE
Pier Street
Tie up your walking boots tight & join in the fun

Fri 19th –

Sun 21st Aug

BLUERIDGE RUNNERS SHOW & CONVOY
Huntspill 

The Blue Ridge Runners bring their vehicles to Huntspill

Thu 25th Aug

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC
Marine Cove
Bring a picnic, a teddy bear & join in with the activities

Fri 26th Aug

SOMERSET FARMERS MARKET
High Street, Burnham-on-Sea
Everyone’s favourite monthly market

Sat 27th – 

Sun 28th Aug

MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION
King Alfred’s School
A miniature railway & locomotive exhibition

Sun 4th Sep

PIRATE DAY
Burnham-on-Sea Beach

Boat loads of fun, with prizes for the best pirate outfit!

Sat 10th Sep

WEST HUNTSPILL VINTAGE VEHICLE GATHERING
West Huntspill
A car enthusiasts dream

Sat 17th Sep

QUIZ NIGHT
Berrow Village Hall 

Team up and test your general knowledge!

Sat 17th –

Sun 18th Sep

KITE FESTIVAL
Burnham-on-Sea Beach 

Bring your own kite or borrow one!

Boathouse Bulletin – July

30 June 2016

July at The Boathouse see’s us bring in a whole host of brand new acts for your evening entertainment at Lakeside.

On Saturday 23rd MATT EDWARDS  joins us for his debut with his madcap performance – combining magic with comedy and making sure fun is had by all.

JAY WASHINGTON hits the stage on Sunday 24th belting out hits across the ages for everyone to enjoy, and another new face to our line up is KARIN BELLO – a fantastic Tina Turner tribute act who is guaranteed to get everyone on their feet.

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Karin Bello new 2013

 

 

 

And of course, we have our favourite familiar faces back this month, with BECKY BENNETT performing hits from all the greats on Saturday 9th, BEAVER on Friday 22nd, MAT ROBERTS and his guitar performing hits to sing along to and DAVE BANANA on Friday 29th. Not forgetting of course KARAOKE on Friday 1st and MUSIC BINGO on Friday 15th with some great prizes up for grabs!

See the full line-up below.

Fri 1st July

KARAOKE
Your Chance To Sing Live!

Sat 2nd July

SAMANTHA LINK
Female Vocalist

Tues 5th July

STEVIE K
Vocals from the 1970’s

Fri 8th July

RHOD LEWIS
Guitarist & Vocalist

Sat 9th July

BECKY BENNETT
Female Vocalist

Tue 12th July

CHARMAINE TRACEY
Female Vocalist

Fri 15th July

MUSIC BINGO
Sing Along & Win!

Sat 16th July

STEVEN J TAYLOR
Male Vocalist

Tue 19th July

MAT ROBERTS
Guitarist & Vocalist

Fri 22nd July

BEAVER
Power Vocalist

Sat 23rd July

MATT EDWARDS
Madcap Comedian

Sun 24th July

JAY WASHINGTON
Soul Vocalist

Tue 26th July

DAVE CURTIS
Guitarist & Vocalist

Fri 29th July

DAVE BANANA
Guitarist & Vocalist

Sat 30th July

LEEANNE
Female Vocalist

Sun 31st July

KARIN BELLO
Personality Vocalist