Lancashire’s only Five-Star Holiday Village looks to summer season with new attractions and renewed optimism

19 May 2021

Alongside launching several NEW Experiences for Holiday Guests, Holiday Homeowners, Health Club Members and Day Visitors to enjoy.

Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire’s only five-star holiday village is currently experiencing a surge in enquiries and advance bookings across its portfolio and is looking forward to the Summer season with renewed optimism.

Hotel room at Ribby Hall Village

In line with step three of the Government’s roadmap, on Monday 17 May 2021, more of Ribby’s 462 employees will have returned from furlough to safely welcome loyal customers back to The Village’s 130 acres.

From Monday 17 May indoor dining will resume in Ribby’s Italian Restaurant Terrazza, Blend Coffee House, Harrison’s Bar, and two AA Rosette dining in The Orangery at The SPA Hotel. Takeaways options will still be available at selected venues and any alfresco dining options, many of which have been extended over the past few weeks will also continue.

Open 7 days a week, 9am – 6pm an all-NEW Eatery The Pancake House will also open its doors for the very first time on Monday 17 May, offering an exciting choice of indoor, alfresco and takeaway options including American pancake stacks; savoury pancakes; crepes and waffles; numerous desserts; ice cream sundaes; milkshakes and smoothies. Soft drinks, hot beverages, Prosecco and wines, beers and ciders also feature on the menu.

The multi award winning SPA Hotel will be welcoming back overnight guests from Monday 17 May when re-opening the aqua thermal journey spa facilities including zen garden; the two AA rosette Orangery and Lounge Bar. Guests can also continue to enjoy beauty treatments and retail.

Within The Health Club, from Monday 17 May saunas and steam rooms will re-open and indoor fitness classes will resume, alongside table tennis and indoor sports.

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As Senior Manager for Accommodation and The SPA Hotel, Carole Pilling explains “The atmosphere across The Village right now is fantastic. For us all to see The Village come alive again with holiday guests, holiday homeowners and Health Club members over the last few weeks has been superb. One of our largest teams works within The SPA Hotel and to welcome back our guests is not only exciting, it’s an important revenue stream for the business. There’s nothing better than the teams seeing our guests enjoying spending time with us and taking a break from the day-to-day. Our top priority continues to be everyone’s health and their safety. In line with Government guidance, we are asking our employees to complete lateral flow tests twice a week and we are also encouraging our visitors and guests to do the same, and prior to their arrival at Ribby Hall Village.”

To meet the demand for Ribby’s wide range of attractions, a recruitment drive to fill numerous job vacancies continues in earnest, seeking a variety of new talent to join their existing teams within the Health Club, the Weddings & Events department, the Holiday Experience Team, The SPA Hotel, The SPAR shop, Terrazza, The Bar & Grill, The Pancake House and various support departments too including IT, Security and Maintenance. All Current job vacancies can be found at

During Ribby Hall Village’s temporary closure earlier this year, behind the scenes plans were put in place to enhance Ribby’s customer experience, therefore several NEW attractions will also be available from May 17. NEW animals at Wild DiscoveryThe Village’s educational and interactive Zoo, including Flamingos, Rainbow Lorikeets, Toco Toucans, Giant Ant Eaters and Goeldis Monkeys, all of which are endangered species in EEP breeding programmes as preservation of species. Throughout May NEW free flying bird shows and mammals will take place in a NEW landscaped arena. NEW immersive and interactive talks will also take place each day. NEW animal encounters will also be available for individuals and families to get involved with.

Later in June this year a NEW Adventure Golf Course will open. Originally planned to open in Spring 2020, just days after groundwork originally commenced, Ribby Hall Village was temporarily closed due to the first lockdown. Worth waiting for, this will be an exciting Pirate themed, 12-hole golf course which will appeal to players of all ages. The Adventure Golf Course will be built to the right of The Village’s main drive in between Terrazza Restaurant and the Tree House. Being close to the adventure playground, sand pit and pirate ship, the new development will create a new hub on The Village for outdoor family activities.

Director of Operations Mark Leech also says “As a family-owned business, we feel we are in the incredibly fortunate position of being able to invest in something new for our loyal holiday guests, homeowners, health club members and day visitors to enjoy! The support from our customers has been phenomenal throughout and we are eternally grateful for their continued support. We have continued to adapt our offering throughout the last 15 months, not least enhancing the alfresco dining experiences across The Village and the significant and necessary steps to ensure we are covid-secure throughout . The opening of all-NEW attractions such as The NEW Pancake House and the soon to be Adventure Golf really is the icing on the cake. We are also keen to recruit new, local talent and encourage those who want to work within an entrepreneurial and exciting environment to take a look at our website for more information on the wide-ranging choice of roles available”    

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