Sidholme Hotel

Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

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01395 515104

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Holidays at Sidholme Hotel


Watercolour Painting

22nd Jul 2019 - 27th Jul 2019

Leader(s): Anne Barnham

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £560

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

This is a great opportunity to improve your skills in relaxed company. Our expert tutor will guide you with techniques and ‘building blocks’ to help you create your own masterpieces over 5 days. Whether getting inspiration from the Jurassic Coast or the East Devon countryside you are sure to return home with beautiful paintings and great memories.

Places are limited to allow our tutor to give you personalised suggestions based on your level of experience.

Please note: there may be some outdoor sessions, so please pack suitable clothing.

This is a great opportunity to improve your skills in relaxed company. Our expert tutor will guide you with techniques and ‘building blocks’ to help you create your own n masterpieces over 5 days. Whether getting inspiration from the Jurassic Coast or the East Devon countryside you are sure to return home with beautiful paintings and great memories.

Places are limited to allow our tutor to give you personalised suggestions based on your level of experience. Please note: there may be some outdoor sessions, so please pack suitable clothing.

'What shall I bring?'

Chair/ Stool and /or Easel, whichever you prefer, a board to work on, paints, brushes, tissues, tape etc. Pens, pencils, rubber etc. Paper and/or sketch book. Water pot and bottle  to carry water in and a camera.

Warm clothes and/or sun cream!  Sun Hat. A peaked cap (golf visor!) helps a lot.

This is only a preference list. Try to whittle your items down so that you can carry them easily, there won’t be too much walking but you need to be fairly mobile with your kit.

There won’t be too much walking but you need to be fairly mobile with your kit.

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Sidmouth Summer Play Festival

22nd Jul 2019 - 27th Jul 2019

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £435

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Due to popular demand by a lot of our guests we introduce this new break to include theatre by the seaside. Enjoy a short break in beautiful Regency Sidmouth with two plays included. Guests need to make their own way to the Manor Pavilion, just a 10 minute walk away.

Coming Soon:

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information

 


Sidholme Folk Week

2nd Aug 2019 - 10th Aug 2019

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £768

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Join us for this week-long seaside celebration as our Regency coastal resort comes alive to the sights and sounds of Sidmouth Folk Week. The festival is a unique celebration of music, dance and song. The town’s streets and venues host a festive atmosphere as holidaymakers and festival goers join together in a music-based holiday to remember. Attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events, there is a promise of ‘something for everyone’ - from top name concerts to family entertainment and colourful dance displays

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby, or just unwinding, relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities included: games, craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

The Donkey Sanctuary

Set along the historic Jurassic Coast and nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our working farm is home to donkeys, mules and hinnies - large and small. Come and say hello to some of the hundreds of donkeys waiting to meet you, completely free of charge. Explore our exciting new Visitor Centre, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen’s Hut, and discover just why donkeys are so special. Also enjoy our scenic farm trails, guided tours, outdoor play area, Nature Centre and Maze. Head to the new Gift Shop for donkey-design items for every pocket. When it’s time to take a break, relax in our new family-friendly restaurant, The Kitchen and enjoy freshly prepared dishes using local, ethically sourced produce alongside stunning views over the donkeys paddocks out to the sea. The Donkey Sanctuary was founded as a charity in 1969, by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. Open 365 days a year; entry and parking is free.

Norman Lockyer Observatory Sidmouth

Norman Lockyer Observatory is both a historical observatory and home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education. an Lockyer was a Victorian amateur astronomer, who discovered the element Helium in the Sun’s corona in 1868 and was one of the founders of the science journal Nature in 1869. He became the director of the Solar Physics Observatory at South Kensington and the first professor of astronomical physics in the Normal School of Science (now the Royal College of Science) in 1887. He was knighted in 1897.

After his retirement to Sidmouth, Lockyer obtained support in 1912 for the building of the Hill Observatory, renamed the Norman Lockyer Observatory following his death in 1920.

Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas Sidbury

Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas is a working alpaca stud farm not far from the seaside resort of Sidmouth. It is situated in the Roncombe Valley which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as alpacas, there are angora goats, horses, ducks and geese, so there is plenty to see on your visit here. The staff can tell you all about alpacas and their amazing fleece and what they make with it. The wool, socks, bootliners, raw fleece etc can be bought at the farm and online through the link.

In the summer months you will be able to see very young cria (baby alpacas).

Alpaca trekking around the tracks and bridleways near the farm is a great way to spend an hour or two. These beautiful inquisitive animals are a pleasure to handle. The farm is a ten minute drive from Honiton or Sidmouth and there is plenty of parking.

World of Country Life Exmouth

World of Country Life is Devon's multi-award-winning whole family day out, whatever the weather! There are over 2 acres indoors with loads to do: crawl through the themed soft play areas, whizz round the mini electric go kart track, get up close to the animals in the nursery and petting centre, climb aboard the good ship Lady Suzannah in the pirate ship play area while mum and dad have a rest in the indoor beach hut, tuck into some tasty home cooked food in the farm themed restaurant. Watch the daily ferret racing show in the Barnyard Theatre, explore the past in the museum of farm machinery, take a trip down memory lane in the Victorian street, cruise around one of the south west's largest collection of vintage vehicles in the Hall of Transport (and see vehicles that have appeared on TV in Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge and Parades End) and view the famous Reg Imray motorcycle collection.

The fun doesn't stop indoors: there's plenty outside too! Hand feed the llama and deer on the Deer Train Safari, watch the daily falconry display from the fantastic Hawkridge Bird of Prey team, take a goat for a walk, shoot down the big blue slide or play a round of crazy golf-phew!

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Sidholme Hotel Summer Family Break

10th Aug 2019 - 17th Aug 2019

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Family Fun

Ensuite Package Price: £539

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children under 10 stay for FREE!
11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby, or just unwinding, relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities included: games, craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for:

The Donkey Sanctuary

Set along the historic Jurassic Coast and nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our working farm is home to donkeys, mules and hinnies - large and small. Come and say hello to some of the hundreds of donkeys waiting to meet you, completely free of charge. Explore our exciting new Visitor Centre, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen’s Hut, and discover just why donkeys are so special. Also enjoy our scenic farm trails, guided tours, outdoor play area, Nature Centre and Maze. Head to the new Gift Shop for donkey-design items for every pocket. When it’s time to take a break, relax in our new family-friendly restaurant, The Kitchen and enjoy freshly prepared dishes using local, ethically sourced produce alongside stunning views over the donkeys paddocks out to the sea. The Donkey Sanctuary was founded as a charity in 1969, by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. Open 365 days a year; entry and parking is free.

Norman Lockyer Observatory Sidmouth

Norman Lockyer Observatory is both a historical observatory and home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education. an Lockyer was a Victorian amateur astronomer, who discovered the element Helium in the Sun’s corona in 1868 and was one of the founders of the science journal Nature in 1869. He became the director of the Solar Physics Observatory at South Kensington and the first professor of astronomical physics in the Normal School of Science (now the Royal College of Science) in 1887. He was knighted in 1897.

After his retirement to Sidmouth, Lockyer obtained support in 1912 for the building of the Hill Observatory, renamed the Norman Lockyer Observatory following his death in 1920.

Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas Sidbury

Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas is a working alpaca stud farm not far from the seaside resort of Sidmouth. It is situated in the Roncombe Valley which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as alpacas, there are angora goats, horses, ducks and geese, so there is plenty to see on your visit here. The staff can tell you all about alpacas and their amazing fleece and what they make with it. The wool, socks, bootliners, raw fleece etc can be bought at the farm and online through the link.

In the summer months you will be able to see very young cria (baby alpacas).

Alpaca trekking around the tracks and bridleways near the farm is a great way to spend an hour or two. These beautiful inquisitive animals are a pleasure to handle. The farm is a ten minute drive from Honiton or Sidmouth and there is plenty of parking.

World of Country Life Exmouth

World of Country Life is Devon's multi-award-winning whole family day out, whatever the weather! There are over 2 acres indoors with loads to do: crawl through the themed soft play areas, whizz round the mini electric go kart track, get up close to the animals in the nursery and petting centre, climb aboard the good ship Lady Suzannah in the pirate ship play area while mum and dad have a rest in the indoor beach hut, tuck into some tasty home cooked food in the farm themed restaurant. Watch the daily ferret racing show in the Barnyard Theatre, explore the past in the museum of farm machinery, take a trip down memory lane in the Victorian street, cruise around one of the south west's largest collection of vintage vehicles in the Hall of Transport (and see vehicles that have appeared on TV in Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge and Parades End) and view the famous Reg Imray motorcycle collection.

The fun doesn't stop indoors: there's plenty outside too! Hand feed the llama and deer on the Deer Train Safari, watch the daily falconry display from the fantastic Hawkridge Bird of Prey team, take a goat for a walk, shoot down the big blue slide or play a round of crazy golf-phew!

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Story Telling Workshop

1st Sep 2019 - 6th Sep 2019

Leader(s): Janet Dowling

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £465

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

From page to tongue: telling traditional stories and personal stories to engage your audiences, with Janet Dowling (www.janettellsstories.co.uk), leading to an optional evening performance.

From page to tongue: telling traditional stories and personal stories to engage your audiences, with Janet Dowling (www.janettetellsstories.co.uk), leading to an optional evening performance.

About Janet Dowling

Janet Dowling: Storyteller, Writer, Life Story Coach

I am Janet Dowling (as if you hadn’t guessed!). If you stir the pot that is me, bubbling up from the depths are a storyteller, a writer, a community storyteller, a life story coach and a creative supervisor. Good things, as they say, come in small packages. But that is a whole other story!

I’m also researching material for Devon Ghost Tales, a book to send shivers down your spine. It’s a slow process, as I can’t work on it after dark because I manage to scare myself! Mind you, looking in a mirror does that! Devon Ghost Tales will be published by the History Press in October 2018.

I work with metaphor and storytelling to enable people to explore new ideas, discover different perspectives of themselves and others and create their own changes in their lives.

I am passionate about the role that metaphors and stories play in our lives, and the opportunities that they open up for all of us. Stories enable listeners to learn about different ways to overcome struggles and adversity in their own way, to explore different perspectives on life, to give them hope for change and eventually fulfil their life goals.

Sometimes we have to have some magic just to make the leap in our imaginations, so that we can envisage a future that can be different. Knowing more about how the future could be, gives us the strength to change our own paths.

Programme

Monday through to Thursday 10 to12.30 pm (2 and half hour sessions)..Afternoons are free to do what you wish

How to learn a story to tell

How to tell a story

Putting flesh on the bones of a story

Preparation for the story telling performance if you wish on the final evening.

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Time for Fellowship

22nd Sep 2019 - 27th Sep 2019

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Spiritual

Ensuite Package Price: £450

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Jean Long brings her Time for Fellowship programme to a new venue this year. Come and relax during this popular break that includes devotional sessions, musical evenings and a full day coach excursion to the Devon countryside

Coming Soon:

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Music in Autumn

6th Oct 2019 - 11th Oct 2019

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Music and Dancing

Ensuite Package Price: £390

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

As the days wane, the nights close in and the trees don their vibrant hues, a chill creeps into the air. Leaves take to the air in an elegant dance, pirouetting around the tree trunks to their own orchestral rustling; not the bite of wintry blusters, but just a nip to let us know a new season is at hand. Welcome it with our ‘Music in Autumn’ break, with local talents entertaining you in our magnificent Music Room on select evenings and enjoy the vibrant colours on offer during the day in and around Sidmouth.

Coming Soon:

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Autumn Half Term

27th Oct 2019 - 1st Nov 2019

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Leisure

Ensuite Package Price: £345

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Fantastic Childrens Discounts

Children under 10 stay for FREE!
11 - 15 Years - 50% off
16 & 17 Years - 25% off
18 - 21 Years - 25% when in full time education & on holiday with parents

 

A family holiday at Sidholme is the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy quality time together. Your time with us can be as relaxed or as activity-packed as you like.

With daily activities planned for both Kids and adults, at Sidholme or visiting one of our many Family oriented adventure parks nearby ,or just unwinding , relaxing or enjoying our heated Indoor pool, this break will certainly recharge you for the hectic school schedule ahead.

Activities include, games, craft making and evening entertainment for all to enjoy.

Around Sidmouth you could always make time for

Devon's Crealy Adventure Park
Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. The Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. We are proud to be a park that caters for the whole family, from the smallest children to parents and grandparents alike. There are over 100 animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of other activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out.

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway offer a fun day out for all the family, and a chance to step back in time when you ride one of the trams. They operate narrow gauge heritage trams alongside the river Axe estuary in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside, and 2 nature reserves giving unrivalled views of the abundant wading bird life. he Tramway links Colyton with the coastal resort of Seaton (one of the gateway towns on the Jurassic Coast, which to date is Britain's only natural World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO), and the ancient town of Colyton known as “Devon's Most Rebellious Town” for its part in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685. The tram journey takes about half an hour, and they operate open toppers, or enclosed saloons, depending on weather conditions.

Tours of the Seaton branch line are also available, which offers fascinating stories behind the Southern Railway line, with a former employee as your guide, showing you points of interest along the way.

A great day trip for families especially as it's a delight for all age ranges, so why not bring nan and granddad along too?!

 

Clip n Climb Exeter

Clip n Climb Exeter is a brilliant introduction to climbing for children with all the challenge of proper bouldering and low level climbing but coated in bright colours, fun concepts, novelty grips and more!Climb commando style on the Jungle Gym, Test your resolve and determination on Inflated, take the Speed Climbing challenge, reach new heights on the Skyscraper or light up the victory board on the Checkerplate! Every kid will find at least one they really like but most kids will love the lot and you may need a good bribe to get them down again when it's time to go!


Christmas Craft Break

17th Nov 2019 - 22nd Nov 2019

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £295

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Join us for a variety of Christmas ‘crafty’ ideas — sticking, painting, inking and more. Our friendly tutors will provide demonstrations and teach you a variety of techniques. This is a great opportunity to be crafty in many different ways.

Coming Soon:

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information



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