What’s on in July

27 June 2017

Farmers Markets

Saturday 1st Axbridge 9.00 – 1.00
Wednesday 5th Wells 9.00 – 2.30
Friday 7th Bridgwater 9.00 – 2.00
Saturday 8th Brent Knoll Parish Hall 10.00 – 12.00
Wednesday 12th Wells 9.00 – 2.00
Friday 14th Bridgwater 9.00 – 2.00
Saturday 15th Cheddar 9.00 – 1.00
Wednesday 19th Wells 9.00 – 2.00
Friday 21st Bridgwater 9.00 – 2.00
Wednesday 26th Wells 9.00 – 2.00
Friday 28th Bridgwater 9.00 – 2.00
  Burnham 9.00 – 1.00

Events

Sunday 1st

 

Picnic in the Park, Manor Gardens, Burnham

RNLI & 999 Emergency Services Day Weston-super-Mare

The Beach Lawns will have displays and demonstrations of their work with a visit by the Great Western Air Ambulance.  There will also be a market with stalls for the children and crafts

 

Saturday 8th Kids Fest Grand Pier Weston-super-Mare

Giant Dinosaur, Bouncy Castle, Craft Area & Hand Wall, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Giant Games, Dinosaur Appearance, Unlimited Rides, Dinosaur Trail.

 

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day

Over five hours of flying displays, formation display teams and aerobatics.   Airshow favourites: The Red Arrows, Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster and the Swiss Air Force national display team.  See aircraft on the ground, meet the pilots and sit in the cockpit, engineering fairs, defence technology exhibitions, Service displays, trade stalls and arena displays. For the thrill seekers, simulators, fairground rides and helicopter flights.

 

Sunday 9th North Somerset Model Show Weston Helicopter Museum

See a world in miniature.  Everything from classic cars to Daleks and wartime vehicles to superheroes and there will be plenty of helicopters and aeroplanes too!  Some helicopter cockpits will be open and there will be helicopter flights along the coastline and to see Weston-super-Mare in miniature!

Sunday 16th Cream Tea in the Garden Burnham Hospital

Come and join us at the hospital from 2pm on Sunday 16th July. Cream Teas, Bottle Stall, Cake Stall, Table Top Sale, “Make & Take” craft making, Face Painting, Raffle.

 

Friday 21st Somerset Gin Festival, Westlands Festival

Friday Evening Session: 6pm – 11pm

Our first ever Gin Festival will be serving up over 100 different gins plus live music and masterclasses from industry experts!

Age restriction: Persons under the age of 18 years will not be permitted ticketed entry to the festival.

 

Saturday 22nd

Sunday 23rd

Backalong Avalon

Saturday – Theatrical Combat Workshop with a Sword Play School on the beach from 2.00.

Sunday the fayre on the Esplanade starts at 12.00 with the arrival of the Queen and her Court and the King and his Knights at 2.00.

Location: Burnham beach and Esplanade to the right of the Pavilion.

 

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Isleport Steam & Vintage Working Show

The Isleport Steam & Vintage Working Show with vintage steam, agricultural and other nostalgic vehicles no longer in daily use in our fields or on our roads. This year the show has Tractor Pulling.

 

Sun, Sea and Sand Sculptures

06 June 2017

Recently featured in The Sunday Times’ Top ‘100 Summer Days Out’, the 11th annual Weston Sand Sculpture Festival is in full swing and is just down the road from Lakeside Holiday Park!

The Weston Sand Sculpture Festival takes place every year from April to the end of September on the beach at Weston-Super-Mare and features some of the most awe-inspiring sand sculptures you’ll ever see! Every year has it’s own theme, with past themes including Fairy Tales, Great Britain, Hollywood and ‘When I Grow Up’.

This year’s theme is ‘Topsy Turvy’ so you can expect a whole world of upside-down and back-to-front strangeness on the beach this summer. Artistic leader Nicola Wood commented, ”We are all so excited about the public choice. It’s the perfect theme to give incredible freedom to the artists and that always makes for a great exhibition”.

Explore a world of weirdness at this year's Weston Sand Sculpture Festival

Don’t think that the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival is just for looking at – far from it! The festival features a range of activities and gives you the opportunity to get involved. Official festival sculptors visit the site on a regular basis and create new pieces before your very eyes and the festival team are always on-hand to answer all your questions or to take you on a guided tour. You can even become part of sculptures with the sites special photography podiums – a new take on the traditional peephole photograph. The site also features a ‘sand-cinema’ where you can learn the art of sand sculpture for yourself.

What Else is Nearby?

Located by the Marine Parade in Weston-Super-Mare, you’re close to a great range of shopping, restaurants and leisure facilities to visit once you’ve had your fill of sand sculptures. The Weston Sand Sculpture Festival team are offering a “sand’n’swim” family combo ticket for this years’ event. For just £20 you and your family can access the festival as well as the pool at the nearby Hutton Moor Leisure Centre – a great deal and a great day out!

But the fun doesn’t end there! From the Marine Parade, you’re only a short walk from Weston-Super-Mare’s world famous Grand Pier. The Grand Pier features all the traditional features of a Victorian pier as well some modern additions, with dodgems, an indoor robocoaster, a house of horrors and several eateries to name but a few. Just opposite The Grand Pier is the Sovereign Shopping Centre, offering a wide range of shops and restaurants.

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A Great Day Out

The Weston Sand Sculpture Festival and its surroundings make for a great day out for all the family. Whether it’s great sights, great food or great shopping that brings you to Somerset you can find it all just down the road from Lakeside!

The festival is located by the Weston Marine Parade and is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm with final entry at 5:30 pm. Tickets are £4 for adults, £3.50 for O.A.P.s and students and £3 for children under 15. Children under 3 can enter for free.

 

Boathouse Bulletin: June

01 June 2017

We’re scorching into summer with another round of blistering talent at The Boathouse. From music to comedy we’ve got something for everyone this June!

We kick off June by welcoming a lot of new faces to The Boathouse. Starting with NATALIE MARIE on Friday 2nd who will be performing her take on a variety of styles, from Classics and Ballads to Modern Pop and Rock.

We’re also looking forward to welcoming, for the first time, comedian DEAN KEATING on Saturday 3rd June alongside new performers PAUL BIRCH, SAMMY CHRISTIANSEN and JACK JUNIPER.

Returning after a great evening in May, is vocalist JOE STONE on Saturday 17th, with several other friends of The Boathouse also making a return. Why not cap off the month right by coming down for the return of power vocalist BEAVER who’ll be here to entertain you on Friday 30th June.

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With friends new and old coming to entertain you at The Boathouse, there’s never been a better time to visit – be sure you head down to check out our latest evening entertainment at Lakeside this June.

Fri 2nd June

NATALIE MARIE
Female Vocals

Sat 3rd June

DEAN KEATING
Comedy

Fri 9th June

PAUL BIRCH
Vocalist

Sat 10th June

SAMMY CHRISTIANSEN
Vocalist

Fri 16th June

JACK JUNIPER
Male Vocals

Sat 17th June

JOE STONE
Personality Vocals

Fri 23rd June

GERRI
Female Vocalist

Sat 24th June

MARCUS T
Upbeat Modern Vocals

Fri 30th June

BEAVER
Power Vocals

Top Tips for Fishing at Lakeside

08 May 2017

 

Lakeside fishing tipsLakeside is the perfect holiday destination for the discerning angler. With your own 3-acre natural water fishing lake on-site and a wide variety of natural, commercial and seawater fishing possibilities nearby, you’ll never be starved for choice… or fish.

For New and Aspiring Anglers

It’s always important to adapt to your surroundings when fishing, different swims and different fish all need a different approach and so here are our top beginner’s tips for fishing at Lakeside this Spring!

Have your Rod Licence!

Even though our private lake is for the exclusive use of those staying with us, you will still need a rod licence to fish. Make sure you have your licence with you when you come to stay with us to avoid disappointment! Rod licenses are available to buy from the gov.uk website.

Lakeside fishingFish Safely and Responsibly

We know you’re eager to get down to fishing but bear with us. It’s important to make sure you’re taken care of before you start going after the Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench, Pike and Perch found in our lake. Make sure you dress for the weather. If it’s a sunny day, bring sunscreen, a hat and a good pair of sunglasses, and stock up on plenty of drinking water too! If it’s a colder day we recommend you wrap up warm and bring a flask of hot tea! If you’re fishing with children, make sure they’re supervised at all times to avoid any accidents, especially when handling hooks.

Stock up on Bait

We’re lucky enough to be just half a mile away from the Burnham-on-Sea Angling Centre and a few miles from Thyers Fishing Tackle in Highbridge. So be sure to pop in and stock up on all the bait, boilies and other accessories you need to make your days of fishing the best they can be.

Best for Bream

Lakeside’s fishing lake has a wide range of species living in its waters, but we have an especially high number of Bream. For the best chance of catching Bream, we recommend a swimfeeder rig stuffed with groundbait and a sweetcorn hookbait. The Bream love it! Casting to the far bank is also a great way to increase your chances of a bite.

The Art of Carp

Carp are another favourite at the Lakeside fishing lake. A selection of boilies on hair rigs fished from one of the central “island” swims to the far bank works best. We also hear our carp are especially fond of dog biscuits.

Relax

If you’ve ever fished before, you’ll know that fishing is a game of patience and skill, especially on a natural water lake where the fish are more discerning than those at commercial fisheries. Take time to enjoy yourself and relax in the lovely surroundings of Lakeside and make it an experience to remember.

Go Exploring


Needless to say, we love having you fish on Lakeside, but it’s hard for us not to be excited about all the fishing possibilities nearby! There are a number of different fishing locations around Lakeside suitable for a variety of fishing abilities and preferences. Local spots include the Apex Leisure & Wildlife Park, Emerald Pool and the Cheddar Reservoir. You can find a complete list of local fishing spots on the Lakeside website’s Fishing page – there’s something for every angler!

Boathouse Bulletin: May

26 April 2017

This month we’ve got a great line up of toe-tapping, head shaking music from old favourites and new faces alike! The best in entertainment, only at The Boathouse!

We kick off by welcoming power vocalist BEAVER back to the Boathouse on Friday 5th May followed up by the return of KELLY GRIFFITHS a week later.

We’re also excited to welcome some new great acts to The Boathouse for the first time! Live Music Duo FULL CIRCLE will be with you live on Friday 12th with award winning vocalist JAMES WYTHES featuring on Tuesday 30th May.

Be sure to look out for our Spring Bank Holiday Spectacular where the Boathouse will have live music for you to groove to every night of the long weekend! Featuring KELLY SURRETTI on May 26th, live band THE FINER THINGS on May 27th and, to round it all up on May 28th, reggae tribute act SAM NEWMAN.

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We have all this and more heading to the Boathouse this May – Be sure to head on down and check out our latest evening entertainment at Lakeside.

Fri 5th May

BEAVER
Male Vocals

Sat 6th May

STEFAN LEEDHAM
Male Vocalist

Fri 12th May

FULL CIRCLE
Live Music Duo

Sat 13th May

KELLY GRIFFITHS
Female Vocalist

Fri 19th May

JOE STONE
Vocals

Sat 20th May

TRENA MARIE
Female Vocals

Fri 26th May

KELLY SURRETTI
Vocalist

Sat 27st May

THE FINER THINGS
Live Music

Sun 28th May

SAM NEWMAN
Reggae Tribute Show

Tue 30th May

JAMES WYTHES
Male Vocals