Honours for Devon park on eve 75-year milestone

Makers of happy memories: members of the Ladram Bay team are pictured at November's Devon Tourism Awards
Makers of happy memories: members of the Ladram Bay team are pictured at November’s Devon Tourism Awards

Fresh from the spotlight of November’s Devon Tourism Awards, Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Budleigh Salterto a landmark year.

In just one month’s time, the family-owned business will see the start of its 75th anniversary – and a whole raft of celebrations are being planned.

From a small cliff-to become one of Devon’s largest and best-loved holiday parks.

It has gathered a wealth of top national and regional awards for the quality of its facilities, the standards of hospitality, and its care for the natural environment.

And there was a new honour recently for the business when it was declared by judges of the 2017 Devon Tourism Awards top three parks in the county.

Judges went undercover before shortlisting Ladram Bay (above) and other contenders for the Devon Tourism Awards
Devon Tourism Award judges went undercover at Ladram Bay (above)

In order tough criteria including in-depth scrutiny by the judges and a “mystery shopper” visit.

The park, a former farm, has been owned by the Carter family for many decades, and in 1943 it began welcoming camping guests for the first time.

The outstanding views and the welcome provided by the owners soon cemented its popularity, and the family began to invest in new facilities and accommodation options.

Today, guests have use of the park’s many attractions, including a new indoor climbing wall as well as a swimming pool complex, and the adventure golf course.

There’s also a restaurant and take-away, a beach-side shack where watersports equipment can be hired, and first-class day and evening entertainment.

Ladram Bay provides a wide range of holiday homes torhomes and tents.

Ladram Bay directo celebrating 75 years of creating happy holiday memories.

“We have invested many millions of pounds over the years in our business, and Ladram Bay’s family-friendly facilities have won us a large and loyal following,” said Zoe.

“But what we most enjoy hearing is how much guests say they enjoy the friendly atmosphere here, and the helpfulness of our staff team members.

“It’s certainly going to join in as many of the exciting events as possible,” she added.

There is more information about Ladram Bay Holiday Park at www.ladrambay.co.uk