Half Term Family Fun that the weather can’t spoil!

Amazing family deals are to be had at TLH Leisure Resort’s 3 star Toorak and Carlton Hotels where Kids under 10 stay free and prices start at only £47.50 a night for dinner bed and breakfast per adult – that’s just £380 for a family of 4 with 2 children under10 sharing their room – Ideal for those bargain family holidays.

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Superb indoor pool

Kids and Teens clubs offer a full programme of daytime activities or take advantage of Free Kids entry to many of  Torbay’s Attractions. And whilst the children make the most of the beautiful Aztec Falls with it’s 25 metre pool, Fun Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Sauna the grown ups can retreat to the themed Spa and Gym to enjoy the benefits of our spa breaks, or perhaps try an exercise class in our new Dance Studio before lunch in the Bistro.

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Paignton Zoo

With entertainment every evening staged throughout the complex this resort really is perfect for all age groups – and no airport queues or washing up so everyone’s happy!

Visit our website www.tlh.co.uk and then give us a call on 01803 400500 to book your family holidays – and if you don’t believe us, here’s an extract from an email we received this month which should convince you!

‘We have four young children (all under 5 last year!), and this was their first proper hotel holiday. I have to say, we absolutely loved it: the hotel, the staff, and the entertainment were absolutely fantastic, and we couldn’t have wished for anything else. It made such a difference finding somewhere thatcatered so well for a very young family like us, and offered everything we could want on site. And the attitude of the staff, and entertainment team, was brilliant, and really did make all the difference.’

See you soon!!

Become a strictly come dancing star

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Cha Cha Cha like Craig Revel Horwood

If you have spent your Saturday nights a gasp at the exploits of Chris Hollins and his partner Ola Jordan, and applauding over Matthew Cutler’s leaps and Lilia Kopylrova spins. Then you are suffering from what is commonly known as the ‘the strictly some dancing bug’, the cure for which can only be ‘to dance like crazy’.

 Become a strictly come dancing star

“But how?” you might ask. Well; you can either check to see if your local community centre offers classes, or your local church or school and another way is to opt for one of our dancing holidays. Many of the 2 or 3 star hotels around the country offer these breaks and are happy to discuss options with you. The reason why dancing is so popular, other than it’s new found fame through strictly come dancing, is that it is good for you and fun all at the same time.

Loads of holiday organisers now offer ‘beginners learn to dance weekends’ including ourselves and they are usually over 3 nights, they allow you to train in the day and try your hand (or rather feet) at a range of well-known dance steps.

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Dancing weekends cover the tuition of everything from the foxtrot and quickstep to the tango and Cha Cha, and are organised by professional ex dancers that give you the confidence to try and try again.

 Become a strictly come dancing star

You get to practice your dance steps every evening after an afternoon tea and always have your teacher on hand to offer you any advice. It is a great way to build both your dancing and personal confidence in the safety of a supportive atmosphere, all the dancers around you are in the same boat, so it’s all just great fun.

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Two of our own hotels that offer Ballroom & Latin for beginners are the Victoria 2 star hotel and the Toorak 3 star hotels in Torquay.

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We’ll leave you with a wonderful video of Lisa and Brendan dancing in strictly come dancing 2008. This is the Cha Cha Cha as mentioned in the title, and we promise that any kind of dancing holiday will leave you feeling as great, if not better than you feel watching the lovely Brendan shimmy around the floor.

Torquay's Top Karaoke Bar

Albert’s is the perfect venue for a great karaoke night out. With its multi-screen layout, quality sound system and over 25,000 different songs to choose from it make for a fantastic night out in Torquay. We also welcome all parties, stag and hen nights and large groups as well as single or duo vocalists.   

 

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Chris Jackson

Your regular host is Chris Jackson, who fronted the local soul band Joey The Lips for 10 years. Chris and alto sax player John George put the band together in 1993 and based it on the line-up and music from the film `The Commitments’, even taking the name from the trumpet player in the film, Joey `The Lips’ Fagan.

Joey The Lips travelled all over the country and Europe playing to ever growing crowds of Soul music fans. The band is still playing now, although John George is the only surviving member of the original band. You can check out the latest line-up at www.joeythelips.co.uk. 

In 1999, Joey The Lips played on local television chat show `Langsford Late’ with Ruth Langsford (who is now married to TV presenter Eamonn Holmes) and jammed with some very unusual guests including Patrick Moore (on vibraphone). Here’s a clip with Chris singing from one of the shows: http://www.youtube.com

Chris will be hosting our popular karaoke nights all year round check him out every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30pm till late. And if you missed out on last week’s Karaoke night – here is a pic of the winner and her friends. The competition was to find the best rendition of a Take That number and Steph blew everyone away with her version of “A Million Love Songs”

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Steph & her mates


Don’t forget – Alberts is next to the Victoria Hotel – on the corner of Belgrave Road and Chestnut Avenue – so we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers for now

Chris B

Torquay’s Top Karaoke Bar

Albert’s is the perfect venue for a great karaoke night out. With its multi-screen layout, quality sound system and over 25,000 different songs to choose from it make for a fantastic night out in Torquay. We also welcome all parties, stag and hen nights and large groups as well as single or duo vocalists.   

 

chris jackson Torquays Top Karaoke Bar

Chris Jackson

Your regular host is Chris Jackson, who fronted the local soul band Joey The Lips for 10 years. Chris and alto sax player John George put the band together in 1993 and based it on the line-up and music from the film `The Commitments’, even taking the name from the trumpet player in the film, Joey `The Lips’ Fagan.

Joey The Lips travelled all over the country and Europe playing to ever growing crowds of Soul music fans. The band is still playing now, although John George is the only surviving member of the original band. You can check out the latest line-up at www.joeythelips.co.uk. 

In 1999, Joey The Lips played on local television chat show `Langsford Late’ with Ruth Langsford (who is now married to TV presenter Eamonn Holmes) and jammed with some very unusual guests including Patrick Moore (on vibraphone). Here’s a clip with Chris singing from one of the shows: http://www.youtube.com

Chris will be hosting our popular karaoke nights all year round check him out every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30pm till late. And if you missed out on last week’s Karaoke night – here is a pic of the winner and her friends. The competition was to find the best rendition of a Take That number and Steph blew everyone away with her version of “A Million Love Songs”

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Steph & her mates


Don’t forget – Alberts is next to the Victoria Hotel – on the corner of Belgrave Road and Chestnut Avenue – so we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers for now

Chris B

Girls Just Want to Have Spa Party Fun

It used to be a case of a quiet drink with some friends the night before the big day, or a meal out at the most. In fact pre-1980s it was practically unheard of for the bride-to-be to celebrate her last few days of singledom – now it’s very unusual not to.

We’re all aware of the bad press; the drunken parties, the male strippers, the cheap weekend in Barcelona (apparently one of the most popular hen and stag destinations) and latterly the even more extravagant holidays to Las Vegas or Dubai. But what if this isn’t your thing? More and more women are turning to spa treatments and pamper parties as a way of celebrating. They are a brilliant way of spending some quality time with close friends and getting some pre-wedding day relaxation and beautification in the process! Plus you can happily spend time with both your young, free and single friends and your Mum or Auntie – there’s something for everyone on a spa day.aztec spa Girls Just Want to Have Spa Party Fun

An All About You spa day or overnight package at the Aztec Spa at TLH Leisure Resort is perfect for brides-to-be or, in fact any group of ladies looking for a get together and a spot of pampering. Who wouldn’t enjoy the chance to float around in a big fluffy bathrobe with nothing more strenuous to do than flick over the pages of a magazine? With tea, coffee and magazines on tap, the Aztec Spa could be your perfect party idea.

 Currently the Aztec Spa has a great offer, running until the 11th February – you can enjoy a Sun – Thurs 2 night spa break for just £129, saving £50!

 Call 01803 400190 for more details

Ready Steady Cook for the World Cup at Alberts

Food and football are top of the priority list for many sports enthusiasts, and if you come to Alberts Bar you’ll get both.

2009 was a great year for pub food in Alberts, and we now have our sites set on making Summer 2010 the best in Alberts history. Last year we launched our new £5.95 menu which included such pub classics as sizzling steak and chips, hand made beef burgers from a local Torbay butcher, and everyone’s favourite, ham egg and chips. Our aim was to bring top class local produce to our menus at a mouth-watering price and we did. Head Chef Dave Clifford put together a new menu introducing new dishes and a great children’s menu featuring even healthier options.

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Sizzling steak & chips

This year we are expecting a fantastic Summer. We’ll be showing all of the top matches from the World Cup in South Africa, so we are sure to have a jam-packed pub full of people showing up to support England.

For the first time ever we will be designing a new football menu just for the World Cup with selected drinks and food items including top beef burgers, Devon pasties and much, much more. You’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing drink and a bite to eat without breaking the bank. This new and exciting menu will be available for the start of the summer and if there is anything you would like to see on this off our £5.95 main course menu write in or post your suggestions on-line.

Remember we are still showing all Sky Sports and ESPN Matches all year round on our big screen. Regular entertainment features talented singers plus two karaoke nighs per week, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Come and see us soon!

You can find top Torquay Pub  Alberts on the corner of Belgrave Road next to the Victoria hotel Torquay. So from me Chris Brimicombe, Alberts Bar Supervisor, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers!