A message from Gemma and Paris – Half Term Fun at TLH

Hey guys

Toby Lee Hound at TLH Leisure ResortWe have  all been looking forward to half term and seeing you all again. Toby is now back off holiday and is also very excited to see all you boys and girls! He has brought lots of prizes back for you all to win in ‘Kids Showtime!’

Also back off holiday is Danni, she went to Orlando in Florida to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse and had a great time.

We have had lots of sunshine down here and it has been very hot, hopefully it will be sunny while you’re here so make sure you have lots of sun cream so you don’t get burnt.

Hey Big Kids
Don’t forget we have Teenzone with Nick and for the grown-ups we also have activities during the day for everyone to enjoy!

We have a brand new outdoor swimming pool which will be heated and is opening for the summer and we will be using it during the day for family Wet ‘n’ Wild and Summer Fun Day!

Can’t wait to see you all!

Luv Gemma & Paris

Brendan Cole “unjudged” at the Toorak Hotel, Torquay

Strictly Come Dancing fans were out in force in Torquay when Brendan Cole “Live and unjudged – a dance show with a difference” arrived in town. This 2 night show at the Princess theatre starred Brendan Cole, one of the stars of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and featured 4 former Strictly dancing professionals – Nicole Cutler, Izabela Hannah, Andrew Cuerden and Hanna Haraala as well as Brendan’s brother Scott Cole (also a professional dancer). The show also had a 14 piece band including musicians and singers.

Brendan and the cast stayed at the Toorak hotel during their visit to the Bay. The Toorak Hotel (part of TLH Leisure Resort) is one of the UK’s premier venues for hotel based dance holidays, boasting a choice of 7 ballrooms.

During his stay Brendan met some of his fellow guests on a dance break at the hotel which really “made their holiday”. Both guests and staff enjoyed their company over the two days. Those that went to the show gave raving reviews and highly reccommended it – they found the quality of dance on show breathtaking – a must for all dance fans.

For dance holidays in Devon go to the TLH Leisure Hotels dancing website for our range of dance holidays covering a variety of genres.

We hope to see you on the floor here very soon so…”lets get dancing”!!!

Brendan Cole at the Toorak Hotel, Torquay

Nigel Beck
Toorak General Manager
TLH Leisure Resort

Terri Kennard, TLH Leisure Resort – reports on Tournaments and Festivals

TLH Bowling Team
TLH Leisure Resort has a dedicated ‘Bowling Team’ consisting of Sales, Terri Kennard, that’s me and Sarah Harris the Bowls Coordinator.    

We are both keen bowlers and with our years in the bowling community it gives us a unique insight into the wants and needs of bowlers from all disciplines.    

It is therefore understandable that TLH probably has the best array of Tournaments and Festivals in it calendar. All are professionally umpired and played on our championship standard indoor arena.    

Autumn Bowling Breaks

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Autumn Bowling Break
This autumn we have designed a tournament for bowlers looking for genuine Devon flavour. The Taste of the West Triples is based in our 3* Carlton hotel from Sunday 17th to Friday 22nd October and will offer:   

  • Cream tea.
  • Devon cider tasting
  • Devon cheese tasting and
  • Dinner menus using the freshest and best of our local produce. 

It promises to be a bowling and dining delight.  

The Carlton Hotel is a small friendly hotel, which prides itself on its warm atmosphere. It’ll be a real treat of a week.  

From only £215 this tournament is already taking bookings, so please book as soon as you can to make sure you get a place.   

For more information call me on 01803 400108
To book call reservations on 01803 400500

Christmas Bowling Break

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Christmas Bowling Break
How about a great Christmas Bowling break with friends or family. Designed for small groups and individuals this Festival is a seasonal delight. Included in all the Christmas fare is a chance to win some cash prizes for your club.   

This break includes:   

  • Bowling every day of your stay
  • Fun prizes to be won
  • Cash prizes for up to 4th place
  • Formal presentation of prizes on last evening
  • Full Turkey and Tinsel programme including Santa

Dates: Sunday 19th to Weds 22nd December.
From only £125 per person.
It’s a great little Christmas break   

For further information call me on 01803 400108
To book call reservations on 01803 400500

Short Matters
Short Mat bowling at TLH
TLH Leisure Resort offers short mat bowling throughout the winter season. Most of the tournaments are played on the arena, which is by far the best surface to bowl on. For social bowling, if there are just a few in your group, we can place mats on any one of our 5 beautiful ballroom floors. So, if these organised tournaments are not your thing, please give me a call to discuss other options available.   

Autumn Short Mat Festival
This festival takes place over a 7 night period and is based at our Derwent hotel. You can choose to come for a 3 night weekend or a 4 night midweek, or if you really love your bowls come for the duration.   

3 night weekend from £165
4 night mid week from £206
7 nights from £321   

  • All prices include dinner, bed and breakfast plus all bowling
  • Pairs, triples and fours competitions
  • Cash prizes
  • Plate competitions to ensure bowling throughout the festival

To book please call Private reservations on 01803 400500  

Toorak Christmas Short Mat Bowling Festival.
This is a tournament that is great fun as well as having all the Christmas fare.Dates for 2010: Sunday 5th to Firday 10th Deceber. 5 nights from £190 based at our Toorak Hotel.
The fun break includes: 

  • Mulled wine reception
  • Bowling on 4 days of your stay
  • Optional trip to Exeter for some last minute shopping
  • or see the cathedral
  • Silver trophy for winning rink plus
  • commemorative glassware
  • Golden Turkey awards (see picture)
  • Fancy dress parade
  • Optional pairs competition
  • Formal presentation of prizes on last evening with a glass of bubbly

It’s a lot of fun, one of the best bowling holidays that money can buy.   

Bowls Diary
If you want a copy of the Bowls Diary which gives details of all TLH’s competitions please give me a call on 01803 400108
Or email me at: tkennard@tlh.co.uk   

Signing off
Terri Kennard
Sports Desk.

Toorak Hotel supports Torbay Council carbon reduction initiative

Green issues were to the fore when I attended the Torbay Carbon Conference held at the RIC in Torquay on 19 May 2010.

Green Tourism Business Scheme

GTBS Gold award

At the Toorak Hotel, part of TLH Leisure Resort in Torquay we are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and are one of only 4 hotels in Devon to have achieved a gold award.  We are very aware that we have a responsibility to provide sustainable tourism, especially as we live and work in such a beautiful part of the country. Although we have achieved a gold award, it’s very much work in progress as we can still do so much more to reduce further our carbon footprint.

 The results of not doing so was made very clear by all the presenters at the conference who emphasized that we all have a responsibility for future generations.   It’s really been a team effort here at the Toorak to get this far with our green initiatives. The raft of measures implemented have resulted from both staff and guest feedback which has really gained the commitment of everybody . 

Toorak Herb Garden

Our herb garden

Now the warmer weather is here the chef will be reaping the benefits of his herb garden grown in the compost made  from recycled kitchen waste, and our wildlife garden is springing into life with the sound of insects buzzing and birdsong. We just want to continue improving and do more to protect our environment. We’ll keep you informed.

Family ‘Cruising’ on the English Riviera

Family Fun at TLHKids under 5 free

Teens in Own Rooms – only £25 pp

Doubles and Twins Savers For Mums & Dads*

Family ‘cruising’ with a difference – you don’t actually leave dry land!

TLH Leisure Resort is a complex of 4 hotels set around central leisure facilities – often described as a cruise ship that is permanently moored on the English Riviera and only 5 minutes walk from the seafront in Torquay.

Just like today’s cruise ships, there is no shortage of activities to keep the whole family happy, plus there is the beauty of having a choice of accommodation on a single 7 acre site – something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Special children’s meal times, kids clubs (Toby Club 3-10s and Teen Zone), plenty of family rooms and a full programme of day and evening activities for all ages makes for a happy family holiday. Leisure facilities include Arena Games with 10pin bowling, the Aztec Falls swimming complex, with its 25 metre indoor pool, Aztec Bistro and the luxury Aztec Spa – so plenty to keep parents happy too.

Paignton Zoo

As with cruising, you won’t want to leave the ‘ship’ for too long, but there are a host of fantastic activities close by, including Kents Cavern and the Global Geo Park; penguins, seals and more at Living Coasts; world respected Paignton Zoo and beautiful Dartmoor National Park. http://www.englishriviera.co.uk/site/attractions

Specifically our family fun breaks can be booked now and are available during key periods. Take a look at our website  http://www.tlh.co.uk/families_funzone/family_factsheet.asp to find out more about what we offer families and details of offers and prices.

3 night weekend over during the summer holiday period from £156 pp

Some breaks are bookable on line or call TLH Reservations on 01803 400500 (* Ts & Cs apply)

Latest Entertainment Team News

Hey guys – just a quick update to let you know what we’re getting up to.



Currently we have 4 shows up and running which seem to be really popular. These include:

  • Let’s Dance – 50’s & 60’s rock & roll
  • Can You Feel It – 70’s & 80’s disco
  • Strictly ABBA – don’t think I need to explain that one
  • Get Ready for Motown – does what it says on the tin!

We reckon that reason for the success of the shows is due to the different styles and genres appealing to all ages – and they show off the diverse talents that we all have.

For the Summer ahead we have a new show in the pipeline which we are currently working on, bringing you songs  from the West End musicals – this should be a great family show.

Toby Lee Hound

Toby is on holiday at the moment taking a well-earned break and re-charging his batteries to get ready for a busy Summer ahead. He’s looking forward to seeing all you boys and girls  – watch out in case he pushes you into the newly refurbished outdoor pool!

See ya soon!

Gemma & Nik