The latest news from Ribby Hall Village

Christmas Party Night Availability

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

Keep up-to-date with availability for our Cracking Christmas Party Nights!

The Rowan Suite

Friday 28th November £25.00pp – AVAILABLE

Saturday 29th November; £32.00pp - LIMITED AVAILABILITY (5 spaces available on a shared table)

Friday 12th December; £32.00pp – AVAILABLE

Friday 19th December; £32.00pp – SOLD OUT!

Sunday 21st December; £25.00pp – AVAILABLE (now being held in the Woodland Suite)

The Woodland Suite

Friday 28th November; £30.00pp – AVAILABLE

Friday 5th December; £40.00pp – SOLD OUT!

Saturday 6th December; £40.00pp – LIMITED AVAILABILITY (7 spaces available on a shared table)

Thursday 11th December; £30.00pp – AVAILABLE

Saturday 13th December; £40.00pp -  LIMITED AVAILABILITY (7 spaces available on a shared table)

Thursday 18th December; £30.00pp – AVAILABLE

Friday 19th December; £38.00pp – AVAILABLE

Saturday 20th December; £38.00pp – AVAILABLE

If you’d like to book your Christmas party please contact us on 01772 685 858 or email christmasparties@ribbyhall.co.uk

New luxury changing rooms now open

Posted on April 8th, 2014

 

The new adult-only changing rooms are now open following a quarter of a million pound transformation.

The new design and spacious layout has received highly positive feedback from our members:

“Fantastic new changing rooms. Amazing what has been done. Well done and a huge thanks to the team.”

“A great improvement. Well done everyone involved.”

“Lovely changing rooms. Can’t believe how much space there is now.”

The upgrade includes new showers and wet area,  spacious changing cubicles, vanity area and comfortable seating and changing space.

Senior Manager, Mark Leech said: “Following the gym refurbishment last year, we felt the changing rooms needed the same level of design and finish. Working with IMD & associates based in Blackburn we have done just that and we are really proud of the end result. The feedback from our members has been overwhelming.”

The investment in the Health Club continues this year with another exciting development planned.

Mark added: “Continue growth within the business allows us to continue to make investments such as this and as that success continues we will not be stopping here. We are starting work as we speak on the next development which will see the current Sweatshop transformed into ACTIVATE sports store which will be managed directly by Ribby Hall Village. The objective is to bring a broader range of sports equipment and clothing mixed with some lifestyle clothing ranges that we feel will be more relevant to our members, holiday guests and local customers.”

 

 

 

Oh So Fishy

Posted on April 8th, 2014

Here at Ribby Hall we do our best to ensure all your activities our top notch and this includes fishing. We have a selection of different fish ranging in size from Common Carp, Mirror Carp  to Crusian Carp, Perch and Rudd. On Friday 4th April The Village went oh so fishy with, the netting of two fishing ponds by Jon Wall Fisheries Ltd. 

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Ian and Jon from Jon Wall Fisheries start the boat

Jon wall fisheries ltd  provide fisheries with high quality services in all aspects of fishery management, from fish stocking to weed cutting. With a combined experience of over 30 years we left our fish in safe hands.

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Chay from Jon Wall fisheries holds on to the weighted net

Netting involves the catching and sorting of hundreds of fish in order to estimate how many fish our in the pond. As part of our pond management program the ponds should be netted every 2 or 3 years. This is because without human intervention the ponds can easily get over stocked.

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Laying the net.

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Ian and Chay begin to pull in the net

Over stocked ponds can put a strain on an ecosystems resources e.g.oxygen and food. Less resources in turn impacts the health of its fish, and can ultimately cause fish to die. Fish death is natures way of dealing with overstocking but we want to prevent any unnecessary suffering in our fish. In order to prevent overstocking from happening netting allows us to estimate the number of fish in the ponds and remove any excess. Removing some of the fish then allows the remaining more breathing room (literally) and more food to eat.

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Fish are moved from the pond into large buckets for sorting

During netting we removed almost 700 pounds of Rudd from both Condor Green and Fishermans Reach and found over 400 pounds of Carp. The carp ranged in size but the largest netted was around 12 pounds. Netting is inexact and it is very likely some carp got away, especially as Carp are very good at hiding and escaping nets.

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Gary on our maintenance team helps to sort the fish

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Ian Wellby from John Wall Fisheries Ltd shows us a Mirror Carp

Perch

This little Perch is a predator, and will help keep the population of small fish down

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So many fish!

Common carp

Common carp

Crusian

Crusian Carp, a true native fish

Baby

“Who says fish cant be cute?”

Ponds are diverse and interesting ecosystems and full of life. Ensuring that the ponds are fantastic homes for our fish is no easy task and requires a deep look into the secret life of fish. In the next few years we plan to make furthur improvements to our ponds. By planting more vegetation, improving the aeation systems and even improving the jetties.

By having the ponds netted we have opened up space for our fish and we hope to see some bigger, heavier fish this year. Watch out over the next few months as the fish will be going into spawning season. Here’s to a good year of fishing!

NEW activity Laser Tag opens

Posted on March 26th, 2014

 

LASER TAG LOGO

 

Laser Tag launched this weekend at Ribby Hall Village.

This fantastic new activity is great fun for the entire family and takes place in the new Laser Tag Arena; a large inflatable, smoke filled dome. Participants are equipped with high-tech Laser Guns and aim to score by shooting at their opponents. Watch out though as points are deducted if you’re hit!

Fun for adults and children (ages 6+) with sessions lasting 15 minutes.

There is currently a special introductory price of £4. Please ensure you pre-book your sessions by calling: 01772 682000.

For more information on other activities available during your stay please visit our Indoor and Outdoor Activity pages.

 

 

 

 

 

Current part-time vacancies

Posted on March 7th, 2014

Receptionist – The Health Club

 Two exciting opportunities have arisen within the Village for  part time Receptionists based in the Health Club Department.

These part time roles offer either 10 hours per week or 20 hours per week and cover an operation which is open 7 days a week. Full flexibility to cover weekends, early mornings and evenings is essential, together with the willingness to provide additional support to cover staff absence.

The role is designed to support the activities of the Health Club Department and would suit a candidate with good interpersonal, team working, administration and computer skills.

 The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

 •             Good communication and people skills

•             Flexibility, determination, enthusiasm and the ability to cope well under pressure

•             Ability to work on their own initiative within a work environment

•             Excellent PC skills – all Microsoft office packages

•             Operate within a team environment.

 An outline of the main duties of the role is as follows:

 •             Assist the Health Club team in their day-to day needs.

•             Meeting and greeting a range of clients and visitors in a professional and helpful manner.

•             Answering the telephone in a prompt, efficient way in order to direct callers to the appropriate contact point.

•             Provision of administration support to others members of the team when required.

Fun Tower –Team Member

An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Member to join the Fun Tower Team within our Health Club Department. 

The role covers a minimum of 5 hours per week with shifts likely to fall over the weekend. During peak times there will be the option to do additional shifts, to cover an operation which is open 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends.

The ideal candidate will be a fun and enthusiastic, can-do team player who thrives on keeping our young visitors and members safe and happy. As one of our Fun Tower Team Members you will need:

  • Experience of working within a child play environment
  • A strong interpersonal ability and be approachable to members and their children
  • The ability to stay calm and enjoy looking after and entertaining young children

Lifeguards – Sport & Leisure

Part time opportunities have arisen within the Village for  Lifeguards based in The Health Club.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates who possess a current National Poolside Lifeguard qualification and experience of a swimming pool environment.

The part time roles offer 8-16 hours per week. These roles cover an operation which is open seven days a week and therefore require flexibility when it comes to working evenings and weekends.

The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  •  The ability to offer assistance to any pool users in difficulty or in need.
  • First Aid skills in order to offer help to any member of the general public should they require treatment
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Flexibility, determination and the ability to cope well under pressure.
  • Time management skills and the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Enthusiasm and the desire to provide a fantastic customer service
  • Excellent team working skills as the role of a Lifeguard can only be done successfully as part of a team.
  • Immaculate personal presentation and hygiene standards.

Crèche Assistants  - The Health Club

Two opportunities exist for  Part Time Crèche Assistants within our Health Club Department. 

The roles cover the hours of 8:30a.m – 11.a.m Monday to Friday.

The ideal candidates will be eager to work as part of a team providing short term childcare in a safe and caring environment. The main duties of the role are:

  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children
  • Developing good working relationships with the children and the parents
  • Maintaining a happy, harmonious and fun atmosphere within the crèche
  • Encouraging play between the children through stimulating activities

Bar Staff – Harrisons Bar

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Village for part time bar staff within Harrisons Bar – The Health Club. Harrisons Bar offers employees a fantastic and fun working environment; welcoming holiday makers and Health Club members to our stylish Bar to enjoy live sports and entertainment year round. Harrison’s Bar is famous for its excellent entertainment calendar; including charity events, Solo Artists, Discos and Karaoke nights throughout the year.

The positions are part time; the normal hours of work are 15 per week. Full flexibility to work weekends and evenings is essential to meet the commercial needs of the business.

The successful candidate should ideally be able to demonstrate significant expertise of operating in a busy bar environment; a knowledge which is likely to have been acquired within a similar position in the hospitality Industry.

 The following personal attributes are essential:

  •  Exceptional communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Resilience and ability to perform under pressure
  • Pro-active with excellent follow through on tasks
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent personal presentation

Due to licensing laws applicants must be 18 years of age or above.

Team Members – Bar Brasserie at The Spa Hotel

Exciting opportunities have arisen within the Village for a part time and full time team members within the Bar Brasserie at The Spa Hotel.

The part time position offers 16 hours per week.

The full time position offer 35 hours per week.

Full flexibility to work weekends, early mornings and evenings is essential to meet the commercial needs of the business.

The chosen candidates will carry out a variety of duties whilst striving to continuously improve the operational effectiveness of the department to enhance sales and service, and contribute to producing a significant profit. The successful candidates should ideally be able to demonstrate significant expertise of operating in a busy bar/ waiting-on environment; a knowledge which is likely to have been acquired within a similar position in the hospitality Industry.

The following team skills are essential for this role:

  • Willingness and the ability to work well within a team to ensure the smooth running of the food and beverage facilities at the Spa Hotel

The ideal candidates will be able to provide evidence of:

  •  Exceptional level of front of house service
  • A responsibility for Health and Safety Compliance.

The following personal attributes are essential:

  •  Exceptional communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Resilience and ability to perform under pressure
  • Pro-active with excellent follow through on tasks
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent personal presentation

Due to licensing laws applicants must be 18 years of age or above.

Kitchen Porter – Business and Banqueting

An opportunity has arisen within the Banqueting Kitchen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Kitchen Porter.

The normal hours of work are 16 per week. Full flexibility to cover shifts during the week and at the weekend is essential to meet the commercial needs of the business.

The purpose of the role is to facilitate the smooth running of the kitchen. The chosen candidate will be working closely with the Kitchen and Front of House Teams to carry out a variety of duties to improve the operational effectiveness of the department.

The following team skills are essential for this role:

  • Willingness and the ability to work well within a team to ensure the smooth running of the Business and Banqueting kitchen.

 The ideal candidate will be able to provide evidence of:

  • A knowledge of Health and Safety Compliance.

 The following personal attributes are essential:

  • Resilience and the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance

Address:

Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, near Blackpool, Lancashire PR4 2PR
Tel: 01772 671 111 Fax: 01772 674 442 email: enquiries@ribbyhall.co.uk

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