Sunday 26 May 2013

Our week ahead at Butlins - so excited!

Have I ever told you that I love Butlins?

I'm sure I have and no it is not because I've been paid to love Butlins, nor is it because I've been picked to be an ambassador and to review a holiday there (although this is true and I'm super chuffed about this).

I'll tell you why it is - it's because my family are loyal customers and we always have an amazing time. I'll be honest with you, not everything has been perfect and yes it can cost more than some other holidays but it sure is fun and they know how to look after their customers.

I've written before about Butlins and how I feel about it - quite a few times in fact, have a read of the selection below -

Memories of Minehead 1987 - Now
Best. Holiday. Ever
Review of a silver bungalow at Minehead
All the fun of the fair at Bognor Regis
Fantastic Family Holiday or Dodgy Old Camp?
Week 15 - Grateful for Spring Harvest at Butlins
A Celebration

Very soon we are heading to Butlins again - Bognor Regis this time. For the last three or four years we have been to Minehead and Skegness, I think our last visit to Bognor Regis was in June 2009 for my Mum and Dads 40th wedding anniversary so it will be super to see how things have changed in the last four years. That large picture of the 3 kids and Bob the Builder is from our 2009 trip. The other photos are from differing trips taken over the last 8 years.  I worked out this will be our tenth visit in 8 years!

We are due to stay at the Wave hotel and the kids don't know it yet but my Mum is coming with us too, this will make them squeal with delight when they realise and she really needs this break her the death of her Mum earlier this year.

I asked Miss E what she was most looking forward to and she asked me if they still have the puppet theatre.  Of course I was thrilled to be able to tell her that they do still have the classic puppet theatre at Bognor Regis and this year they have also opened a new character theatre and she'll be able to watch shows like Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam there.

JJ fell in love with the dodgems when we were at Minehead in April this year and he will be stoked to see the new fun fair at Bognor Regis. It is so nice now he is a little older and can head off on his own for short amounts of time.

Miss M has already been asking me about the food and if we will have buffet and she was super pleased to hear we would indeed be having buffet in the premium dining room and that she could have freshly cooked pancakes if she fancied!

Mum is looking forward to the evening entertainment and I'll be enjoying a glass of wine with her. It will be nice to have children old enough to sit with us for a while and enjoy the thrill of being out in the evening and having a glass of coke and packet of crisps, that was my exciting memories of being on holiday as a child!

This is the girls and I out for the evening in Butlins, Bognor Regis when we went in 2009, they were 23 months.

We all need this holiday, getting ready to move house and jobs is pretty stressful and a few days of just chilling and enjoying time together is what we all need.  I'll report back and let you know how we get on.

Disclosure: We have been provided with 2 rooms at the Wave Hotel for 4 nights, including half board for 6 of us. I have not been instructed what to write and I'll be reviewing Butlins honestly.
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