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  1. Caravan Ownership at Butlins Skegness – a no nonsense guide…

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    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. Splash Waterworld

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    Skegness’s costly £13 million redevelopment leave a stream of guests drenched with excitement and ready for a ‘splashing time’.

    butlins Skegness Splash Waterworld, swimming pool3 years of constant hard work and dedication has finally paid off for Butlins. The new Splash Water World has left many families streaming with excitement and raring to experience this newly added feature on the Butlin’s entertainment list, which is unbelievably all included in the price. This extension was built solely for your delight, guaranteeing that there is something to excite everyone.

    The development is 50% bigger than the previous Splash Water World; the pool is three dimensional with cargo nets in the ceilings, allowing you to walk high above the pools. Splash Water World has always been a popular facility; even the existing pool features were great at the time. The Best architects and the finest interior designers have come together to create the new Splash, adding seaside elements to the pool areas, making everything ‘bigger’, ‘’better’ and with you in mind.

    Butlin’s Splash Water World has been littered with choices, with deliberately different rides and features. The sheer scale development offers you; Four main pool areas to choose from with four new and improved rides, these being the Beach wave pool, the rapids, the whirl pool and the new children’s pool, this special shallow area has been created with the little ones in mind. Excitable activities ranging from a Family raft ride. An adrenaline ride down flumes which is the fasted ride in splash, with 15-20 seconds of sheer speed.  A new DJ box feature has been added to change the environment, aimed especially at the older children and teens. Without a doubt this space was designed for playing. With a Subtropical temperature which is always the same! Moreover, the stimulating Space bowl ride which leaves you completely disorientated as you venture further downwards, you will want to go through it again and again! This area has been built with your safety in mind with qualified lifeguards.

    What do you think of the new Splash Water World?

    See you at Skegness soon!

  3. New Just for Tots Breaks at Butlins

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    Just For Tots

    This year, Butlins are introducing a new short break that’s just for Tots and Toddlers, 4 days designed especially for little ones, perfect for families with children under 5.

    With ‘drop-in’ style activity sessions and repeated entertainment schedules designed to be flexible, so they’ll fit in with your little one’s routine, you’ll be free to do as much or as little as you like. You will receive a “What’s on guide” so you can pick and choose what to do when, and it’s all part of the price.

    Showtime – where their favourite characters come to life in live stage shows throughout the break including; Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Mike the Knight, Bob the Builder, Barney, Fireman Sam & Scooby Doo. Plus family favourites Storybook Panto, Puppet Castle & Bedtime Stories.

    Cuddles with their heroes - They’ll be star-struck when photographed with their TV heroes - including Thomas & Friends, Mike The Knight, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Barney, Fireman Sam, Pingu and of course Butlin’s very own Billy & Bonnie Bear.

    Active Adventures - With all the energy that they'll need to burn off there's plenty to keep them active both indoors and outside in the fresh air including Splash Waterworld, Tots Fairground Rides, Tots Disco, Tots Soccer, Indoor Soft Play Area, Outdoor Playgrounds & seaside fun on the beach

    Creative Activity Sessions - Free to play and learn to their hearts content with a range of activities designed to help express your little ones talents including music, dancing, painting, crafting, sticking and singing. And the best bit is we'll do the clearing up!