Holiday Season Starts: Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

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The 2022 season starts in just over a week and we couldn’t be more excited! Here’s the down-low on what you need to know to ensure you have the best season yet.

Only a few more sleeps until the 2022 holiday season kicks off here in North Wales and let us tell you, we’ve never been so excited! This year is set to be bigger and better than ever, with many of you returning to the places you know and love to make precious family memories.

The fridges are being filled, the lawns are being mowed, and our entertainment team are busy shining their best dancing shoes ready for when the season starts! Everything from our whirring arcade machines to our fun-tastic Splash Zones, from our vibrant family show bars to our relaxing coffee shops, is being polished and set up ready for your arrival in just a few days’ time.

We can’t wait for you to visit us again over the next few months in those familiar places – but there are some surprises and new additions to our parks to see when you get here. Find out all you need to know below – and if you can’t, don’t hesitate to get in touch via telephone, email, Facebook, or Instagram!

What date does the season start?

We love that the Lyons group caters to people from all walks of life with different kinds of interests, and that we’re able to offer staycations for holiday home owners and for bookings guests.

Ownership start dates

March 1st is when the magic kicks off for most of our holiday homeowners here in North Wales, but the opening date does depend on which park. Here’s a list to break it down for you:

March 1st 2022 

March 21st 2022

12 month season

Holiday start dates

We’ll be welcoming back our bookings guests to our wonderful hire fleet parks on March 11th 2022. This includes Lyons Robin Hood, Lyons Lido Beach, Lyons Oakfield, Lyons Winkups, Lyons Woodlands Hall.

Will the entertainment programme be running when the season starts?

Our fabulous parks are well known for their unbeatable location, fantastic facilities…and their epic events programmes! From Tuesday 1st March until Thursday 10th March, evening entertainment will be provided at Lyons Robin Hood, and Lyons Winkups.

From Friday 11th March onwards, our low season entertainment programme is set to commence. This means that our well-known and much-loved venues will be open for guests and owners to enjoy. We’re also thrilled to announce that our first-of-its-kind festival, Party in the Park, will be going ahead at selected parks throughout the year – an event not to be missed! Find out more about our past awesome parties here.

What sort of activities will there be when the season starts?

If you’re a keen holidaymaker looking to book a break over Easter, or an owner wanting to know whether to bring the grandkids over Easter, you’ll be thrilled to know that our peak entertainment timetable will run from Friday, April 8th until Sunday, April 24th. This jam-packed peak schedule will include more show-stopping, jaw-dropping entertainment from our fabulous Star Rangers, as well as guest acts, more daytime activities for the youngsters, including an Easter Extravaganza at selected parks, character breakfasts, discos and more.

Daytime and evening activities and entertainment schedules will be available upon check-in, and once we’ve crossed the i’s and dotted the t’s, you’ll be able to download a PDF too!

There’s plenty to celebrate this year (sea, sun, and the newest addition to our friends The Beach Buddies to name a few!) but one thing the whole nation will be celebrating is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from June 3rd-5th. Our plans to commemorate the longest-reigning monarch in British history are extra special, so watch this space to find out more nearer the time! (Rest assured, a big British party complete with cake and entertainment is definitely in store…)

Want to find out more about owners’ events at our other parks? Check out our events calendar and get planning the best season yet!

What’s the latest with government guidelines?

Similarly to many tourism groups, leisure leaders and hospitality hotspots in the UK, 2022 is all about moving on from the limitations of Covid-19 while prioritising the safety and wellbeing of customers at all times. Rest assured, our teams across all departments have received regular training throughout the pandemic so you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.

You, our guests, are at the heart of what we do, which is why we’ll be continuing with certain practices to ensure everything runs as smoothly and safely as possible.  We urge our guests to:

  • Remember to check the Welsh Government website if there are any doubts about local or national restrictions
  • Act responsibly if they feel unwell, and follow the government-issued advice in the event of a positive Covid-19 test
  • Read up on our Peace of Mind Guarantee if you’re booking a holiday
  • Be mindful of others, especially in populated or small spaces
  • Regularly wash their hands, utilise our hand sanitising stations, and follow the Welsh Government’s advice relating to the wearing of face coverings.

*Please note: Covid-19 passports are not required to book a holiday at any Lyons Holiday Parks location in Wales or England. Our venues are not subject to Covid passports either.

Owners Welcome Back Parties

season starts

In our eyes, the season starts when all of our owners get the chance to dance together at our fabulous Welcome Back Parties! These will be taking place across all parks in March 2022, and you can find out more details on our events page.

Please note that the majority of our owners’ parties require tickets to enter, so please check with the park reception to avoid disappointment on the evening. Those with New Year’s Eve party tickets can exchange these in person for Welcome Back party tickets, which can be redeemed at the bar on the evening to the value of £5.

Don’t forget, our events calendar is now up and running again and it’s jam-packed with lots of fun, entertainment and not-to-be-missed dates once the season starts – check it out here!

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A group of Zebras is called a Dazzle, and ZeZe certainly Dazzles with her hip dance moves and rocking smusic taste

The latest member of the Beach Buddies is ZeZe! After Leo, Milo and Hetty enjoyed the delights of Mombasa Beach and the Chalbi desert on their backpacking trip through Kenya, they made a friend in ZeZe, the sassy, rockin’ and dazzling Zebra. ZeZe has a natural flair for playing any instrument available to her and she loves writing songs for her friends. Much to the delight of Hetty who loves a boogie.

You can catch ZeZe at ZeZe’s Eco Fashion, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and ZeZe’s Birthday Party. Check the events calendar for more details.

Milo loves to tell jokes… “Why did the monkey take its banana to the doctors? It wasn’t peeling good.”

A cheeky-chappie who loves to joke, Milo is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING! You will often see Milo bounding around park, full of energy. Milo absolutely loves all things bananas; Banana bread, banana
cookies, banana milk! Milo’s favourite dance move is the “banana split!”, letting his creativity shine when he’s rapping and dancing, Milo loves joining Hetty in making up new, cool moves. The laughter never stops when Milo is around with his funny jokes, friendly pranks and infectious chuckle! Milo’s good-nature and zest for
life, means you just want to be around him all the time.

You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

Cool and smart, Leo is definitely, the “mane” man!

Full of energy, Leo is a probably the coolest guy you’ll ever meet and he loves making new friends! You will often find Leo socialising with all his friends and hosting the best parties. Keeping active is Leo’s favourite way to spend his time! Leo will try any sport or activity from playing basketball and football to archery, becoming a master of them all! Smart, logical and grounded, Leo leads his Buddies, always thinking of games and exciting activities. You can’t help but smile when Leo is around.

You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

Hetty always says, “I’m gonna hippo-pot-a-miss you!” When it's time to say goodbye

The quietest of all her friends with a big imagination, Hetty always has the most fantastical, creative ideas and believes that all dreams can come true! Hetty can often be found dancing around park and making up new moves with Milo for her friends to join in all her dances. Hetty loves all things colourful and covered in sparkles, her favourite colour is pink… all shades of pink! Baby pink, bubble-gum pink, flamingo… She loves them all! Kind-hearted and loveable, Hetty loves to meet new friends and giving them all a big hippo hug. You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy when you meet Hetty.

Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.