Dancing and Walking Holidays Ltd
Autumn 2020 Newsletter
We hope you are all keeping well in these unprecedented times and that you haven’t missed your Scottish dancing too much.
2020 has been a year none of us could possibly have imagined at the beginning of the year. Luckily we were able to run the first dancing holiday of the year just before the lockdown at the Craiglands Hotel Ilkley. The hotel was still open and everyone had paid so we decided to go ahead because if we didn’t guests would have lost all their money.
Since then we have had to cancel all the 2020 holidays which were all booking well. However, all the hotels have offered us the chance to postpone the holidays and transfer our deposit until 2021. This created another problem in that we had already booked the venues for 2021. However, three of the hotels have since closed permanently so we have been able to integrate some of the 2020 hotels into the 2021 programme. The three hotels that have closed permanently are The Queens, Llandudno, Willersley Castle, Matlock and Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth. These closures are very sad as we have visited some of these hotels as many as five times over the years.
We hope to go back to Llandudno and Derbyshire in the future but this inevitably depends on being able to find a hotel with a good sized ballroom which are few and far between.
We have planned six holidays for 2021 in the expectation we will be able to go ahead with them, and with people having missed out on dancing holidays in 2020, there will be a strong demand. We have decided not to take bookings at this stage, but ask you to make a note of the dates.
As soon as the situation improves with Covid, and we are confident we can go ahead, we will update the website and let you know when we start to take bookings for 2021.
The Two Peters
Holidays for 2021
GREAT MALVERN, Abbey Hotel, 5 - 9 September 2021
DAWLISH WARREN, Langstone Cliff Hotel, 11 - 15 October 2021
SCARBOROUGH, Cober Hill Holiday Centre, 29 Nov - 3 Dec