Butlins Family Caravan Holidays

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  1. Owning a Holiday Home at Butlins Skegness



    A bit about Butlins and the caravan parks.

    Founded in 1936 by Billy Butlin to give ordinary families the opportunity to afford an annual vacation, at its peak Butlins had ten holiday camps including one in Ireland and one in the Bahamas. Today just three of the initial parks remain under the Butlins brand, Skegness, Minehead and Bognor Regis, these are now owned by Bourne Leisure Ltd.

    As well as the apartments (all three holiday parks) and Hotels (Minehead and Bognor) there are Caravan Parks at Skegness and Minehead, situated on the actual Butlins park, the caravans offer an economical alternative to a Butlin apartment, allowing guests full use of all the facilities and entertainment, often at a much reduced cost.  There are several other advantages to holidaying at Butlins in a static caravan apart from the obvious savings to be made, these include, your own space to relax – caravans are detached, with plenty of space between, they have verandas or patio areas, often with seating, parking is outside your accommodation, no lugging suitcases from a car park.

    The vast majority of Caravans at the Skegness park are privately owned, some are owned and rented out by Butlins themselves, not all owners hire out their caravans, some choose to benefit from unlimited breaks themselves. The Park at Minehead is smaller and all caravans are privately owned, again several of these are hired out.

    Is caravan ownership something that interests you? If so read on…..

  2. important notice
    Delay in sending check-in details
    To all our guests who have a holiday / break coming up soon, please be assured we will get your details to you as soon as possible, normally these would have been posted to you once full payment had been received but due to the changes made by Butlins we will no longer be able to post you the usual forms, instead we will be emailing you all the details for checking-in, which you can either print off and take with you, or just show on your phone. If anybody prefers / can't do this please email me and I will print it off for you and post it.
  3. butlins minehead caravan park

    There has been an update to this blog post - click here to read more

    #BourneLeisure have dropped a bombshell on caravan owners at their park in Minehead Somerset. Out of the blue at the weekend they informed owners, by way of a nicely worded letter that they would have to fork out up to £4,000 yes that's four thousand pounds more a season to provide the guests that choose to stay in the caravans with passes to the park.

    Not bad you say, why shouldn't those caravan owners pay up to provide their guests with Butlins entertainment passes?
    Well .... there are a couple of reasons that I can think of, ok ok, so I am a caravan owner, but come on Bourne Leisure is this really fair? We already pay over £8,000 a year to have our caravan sited on the Butlins park, this is made up from annual site fees, rates, utilities, safety tests and the like, also the odd £30 charge to have someone change a light bulb, this is payable whether you manage to find a paying guest or if its sits empty, and works out at around £154 per week, even the weeks the park is closed !
    The added cost of the passes means that for us to be able " *to provide affordable holidays for ordinary British families" could be a thing of the past.
    Whatever would Billy of said about it I wonder?
    BOOK BEFORE THE 5TH FEB so you don't give Bourne Leisure anymore money than you have too

  4. If you are contemplating taking your next holiday on the west coast, then Butlins Minehead Caravan Park could be just what you are looking for. Located in the pretty coastal resort of Minehead Somerset, the Lakeside caravan park is on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and within easy walking distance of the Beach and Town.

    Butlins Minehead – Willerby Sierra Caravan

    The Caravan Park with around 250 privately owned static caravans is set adjacent to the large fishing lake (free fishing included if you hire a caravan). In its own designated area the caravans are far enough away from all the hustle and bustle of the main resort, yet close enough to enjoy the huge array of facilities Butlins has to offer, making it a great place to retreat too after a fun filled day at Butlins.

    The caravans are thoughtfully arranged in “coves” with ample space between each plot, and a large grassy area in front of the caravans lending itself to a greater degree of privacy than you would find in the apartments. The added bonus of allocated parking at the front of the cove means that your car is also at hand should you decide to venture off camp and explore the Minehead area, also no lugging those heavy suitcases from the main car park!

    So to sum it up if you book a privately owned static caravan you get all the following extra’s included

    • FREE access to the Butlins facilities, entertainment, funfair, swimming etc. jut the same as it you booked an apartment or room
    • Space to relax and enjoy your break, away from the main resort (but remember it’s still only a short walk away)
    • Allocated parking, you can see your car from the caravan, and no lugging suitcases from the main car park.
    • Get to choose the caravan you would like to stay in, view photos of the interior.
    • Save money – compared to booking direct with Butlins.

    So what are you waiting for? Why not take a closer look at where your next holiday accommodation could be