Posted on August 25th, 2010
Missed out on a Summer holiday? Or just want a chance before Christmas to kick back and relax? Well we have the perfect opportunity to get away during October Half Term and have some fun with the family! At Ribby Hall Village we provide the perfect destination for a great family holiday and with £50 OFF all remaining OCTOBER HALF TERM BREAKS prices start from just £14 per person per night. But hurry because this offer ends on Sunday 29th August 2010!
There are plenty of reasons to come and visit us. Ribby Hall Village is an independent award-winning 5 Star holiday village set in rural Lancashire just ten minutes from the Blackpool seaside. We have fantastic indoor and outdoor activities to keep the whole family happy including a family fun swimming pool and adult-only pool with sauna, steam room and spa pool; children’s play area, miniature golf, nine-hole golf course, climbing wall, fishing ponds, equestrian centre, beauty spa, cafes, bars, restaurants and live entertainment.
Plus with Blackpool, Preston and the genteel seaside town of Lytham St Annes all only a ten minute drive away there’s lots to see and do – including the fantastic Blackpool Illuminations – the biggest free light show in the World!
At Ribby Hall Village we have an excellent range of five-star accommodation from cottages that sleep two, four or six people to pine lodges which sleep four or six people. Whatever the size of your party we know that you’ll love spending time with us…!
Posted on August 17th, 2010
Goodbye, au revoir and adios to the last minute bargain break. Due to the recent recession it would seem that UK holiday giants have slashed their capacity for 2010/ 2011 meaning that cheap last minute holidays could be a thing of the past.
Many holiday-makers faced disappointment this year when they left their overseas holiday arrangements until last minute and found that holidays weren’t as cheap as they thought they were going to be.
Ribby Hall Village, an independent, award-winning 5-Star holiday village in rural Lancashire just ten minutes from the Blackpool seaside, has rallied and are offering 2011 holidays at 2010 prices for a limited period only, so booking early really will pay off. If customers book a holiday before 5th September 2010, a 2011 break will start from only £10pp/pn!
As UK airports are set to announce strike dates for the end of Summer and another UK tour operator goes bust there is no better way to holiday than staying in the UK! No matter which volcano erupts or who goes on strike, we will be open 365 days a year and guests can enjoy a great holiday at a great price.
UK holiday operators have reported that this year they have seen a surge in last minute bookings due to the lack of cheap last minute overseas breaks. It’s predicted that this will be the trend for 2011, so to guarantee that good value holiday we recommend booking sooner rather than later.
Charlotte Gili-Ross, Marketing Manager at Ribby Hall Village says, “Booking trends of recent years has seen people choosing where to holiday at the 11th hour, but this year it’s been even later than ever with people waiting for that last minute deal. However, competition for the best deals is high and, with factors such as the ash cloud and the decline in last minute overseas offers, a lot of people chose to holiday in the UK. We always recommend our guests book early to secure their preferred choice of accommodation and their preferred dates. That’s why we’re offering guests 2011 holidays at 2010 prices. Why take a chance on missing out on your ideal UK break? ”.
Clare and Archie McIntyre from Liverpool were visiting Ribby Hall Village for the third time with their four children, aged between six years and eight months.
“We booked quite far in advance as we have to come in the school holidays and it gets quite busy,” Mrs McIntyre says. “There was a discount for advance bookings and I think this place would get booked up quite quickly.”
Mrs McIntyre stayed in a Pine Lodge which is just one of several accommodation types that feature at Ribby Hall Village in addition to Self Catering Cottages, The Lodge and The Hotel. The Village also features fantastic facilities such as an equestrian centre, adult and family-fun swimming pool, boat and cycle hire, miniature golf, racquet sports, evening entertainment and much more…
To avoid disappointment customers must book their 2011 holiday before 5th September, to receive 2010 prices.
To book FREEPHONE 0800 085 1717 or visit www.ribbyhall.co.uk
Offer applies to all cottage accommodation excluding Pine lodges, The White House & The Coach House and is subject to availability.
Posted on August 9th, 2010
Robbie williams to switch on blackpool illuminations. Only ten minutes away from ribby hall village, so close you could almost touch him!
Today it was revealed that pop sensation Robbie Williams will be the latest celebrity to switch on the 2010 Blackpool illuminations. In previous years celebrities to flick the famous switch include the presenters of Top Gear, McFly and the Bee Gees. The annual event which was founded in 1879 spans six miles along Blackpool promenade, uses one million bulbs and shines for 66 nights in total.
With a star studded weekend planned from 3rd – 5th September with Robbie Williams at the helm, Ribby Hall Village has an excellent range of accommodation from which to explore Blackpool and the surrounding area, including short breaks in a self catering holiday cottage from only £23 per person per night. Ribby Hall Village has some fantastic family holiday offers available for September including £25 off weekend breaks and £50 off week day breaks.
Robbie said this week; “Blackpool has so many happy memories for me and it will be a real thrill to turn on the 2010 Illuminations which I am told are seen by 3 million people every year. This will cap my twentieth year of making music and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate that than Blackpool”.
Ribby Hall Village is an independent award-winning 5 Star holiday village set in beautiful Lancashire countryside just ten minutes from the Blackpool seaside with transport links that take you from the gates of Ribby Hall Village right to the heart of Blackpool. Open 365 days a year, The Village offers weekend breaks in the North West and is a great place to explore from and return to. It also has a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor activities, plus cafés, bars and restaurants.
T & C’s: Offer applies to guests staying on selected dates from 3rd – 5th September 2010 only. All prices based on 6 sharing a Poppy cottage. Price includes £25 discount. Offers apply to new bookings only. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is subject to availability. Offer is subject to availability and correct at time of issue.
Posted on August 6th, 2010
Enter our monthly wildlife photography competition for the chance to win The RSPB Guide to Digital Wildlife Photography.
Take photographs of the beautiful wildlife you see around The Village and send it to us. All suitable photographs will be uploaded to the Ribby Hall Village gallery on Flickr.
To enter please attach your image to an email and send it to
Wildlifeemail@example.com the maximum file size for your attachment is 4mb and please remember to include your contact details in the email – good luck!
Posted on August 5th, 2010
A BBC Film crew arrived at Ribby Hall Village on Wednesday 4th August to interview the Managing Director of the Hoseasons Group, Geoff Cowley, about the surge in last minute UK holiday bookings. Whilst at The Village the BBC Film crew also spoke to families staying at Ribby Hall Village about their UK family holidays and booking trends.
Hoseasons chose Ribby Hall Village in which to do the filming as one of their flagship holiday Villages, he commented, “We have been working with Ribby Hall Village for over 13 years, they have great accommodation, great facilities and are in a great all round location, near Blackpool, Lancashire.”
The BBC wanted to interview Hoseasons on their report about a rise in last minute self catering holiday bookings, 22% of their bookings last month were for holidays in the next 7-14 days.
“In the last five years the industry has become used to people choosing where to holiday at the 11th hour, but this year it’s even later than that,” he said.
Our habits have changed as traditionally January was the busiest month for bookings. Geoff Cowley cited that reasons for the change were due to distractions and factors including the snow in January, which meant more people were concerned with how to get to work than booking holidays, the general election, the emergency budget and the World Cup. In addition it has been suggested that for 2010 the larger tour operators reduced their capacity, which has meant a decline in last minute overseas offers.
Also, the internet offers a variety of prices and offers every day for short breaks allowing people to book later than ever. People tend to be more flexible and are not as concerned with exact dates and exact locations. The UK holiday industry has adapted to this new trend by being flexible, offering superior year round attractions and great quality self catering accommodation at every level. Plus, they offer customers greater flexibility when they book even up to 24 hours in advance, through the internet and call centres.
As an industry, operators at all levels are getting great feedback from holiday makers about how much they enjoy their UK holiday short breaks and the great service they are receiving.
Guests at Ribby hall Village said that they book around their children, with facilities and drive times being decision-makers. Ribby Hall Village has definitely seen a steady increase in the number of last minute Blackpool bookings over recent years although repeat guests still book far in advance to ensure their preferred holiday accommodation type such as a specific pine lodge or self catering cottages. In 2010 to date, Ribby Hall Village has received more last minute bookings than in any other year.
The programme airs on Friday 5th August 2010 on BBC1 between 6am and 8am.