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Kendall247's review of Butlins, Bognor Regis

★★★★★

“Brilliant holiday resort! ”

Written on: 21/04/2018 by Kendall247 (1 review written)

We stayed in a standard apartment in oyster bay.
The room itself was great, modern, clean, and had everything we needed in it.
Room 1- double bed, wardrobe kitchen, table and chairs. Kitchen consists of oven, fridge, cutlery and all cooking essentials. Please note there is no microwave, so microwaveable food/meals cannot be made in the apartment. There is also a ironing board and a iron.
Room 2- bathroom. Bath/shower unit, toilet, sink and a clothes dryer. There is a big ledge and mirror that can be used to stand toiletries.
Room 3- twin bedroom. Two single beds, bedside unit and a twin wardrobe with shelving unit.

Essentials I would suggest bringing for your standard apartment-
Towels & hand towel
Antibacterial hand soap
Kitchen towels
Tea towel
Washing up liquid
Antibacterial wipes/spray
Washing up sponge
Spare bin bags
Scissors (never knew how often you become unstuck without a pair of scissors!)

here is LOADS to do at Butlins, honestly we did not get round to doing everything in four days. There is a big fairground which has loads of rides, but our 3 year old is 1 meter and our 2 year old is under 0.9 meters so she was too small to go on anything but the merry go round, there isn’t much else there for a child under 0.9 meters to do. Although there is a tots fairground located inside the skyline pavilion which toddlers can go on which they had great fun on. We didn’t pay for any rides etc, the only cost was the fairground ‘games’ ie hook a duck.

Shows are all throughout the day and consist of puppet shows, Billie and Bonnie shows and character shows. Our kids LOVED Billie Bonnie and Billie and Bonnies rise and shine show is great for the morning when Mum and Dad want to chill and have a coffee and the kids can dance about and burn off the morning excitement! While we were there ‘Cinderella Rocks’ was the panto. I must admit it was bloody FANTASTIC! Me and my partner were in fits of laughter! This panto I would actually pay to go and watch as an family activity. A must see if it is on during anyone’s stay!

Inside the pavilion there is a soft play area which is split into two sections for smaller kids and older kids. This is patrolled by staff so it means that kids stick to the right section which is great for both age groups to ensure nobody gets hurt!

Splashworld was great with slides and lots of fun to have in the water. If you forget any swim essentials there is a shop there too where you can pick up armband etc! Our kids loved the wave machine in the pool (maybe us adults did too!!)

The staff were ALL brilliant. The redcoats well and truly live up to their reputation and everyone was lovely and welcoming. The girls in the fairy makeover shop gave my three year old a fairy makeover and we had a great laugh with the ladies working in the shop! The men in the hire shop were also brilliant and lovely, we donated our pram at the end as we didn’t have enough space in the car to repack it and didn’t mind giving it up as it was just a cheap one we had brought for the holiday (we may have brought too much billie Bonnie merch) and they were very thankful!

The only downside is one which my partner would like me to add which is baby changing facilities for men’s access! The staff have said it’s fine for him to go through the ladies buildings when it’s a disabled/separate baby change room from the ladies toilets and if this is the case maybe a sign on the gents toilets saying so would be nice, as daddy’s change nappies too (sometimes....haha)!!

  • Self Catering

    Type of Accommodation

  • No

    Is childcare available?

  • No

    Are pets welcome?

  • Yes

    Is there a shop on site?

  • Yes

    Is there a restaurant on site?

  • Yes

    Is there a pub on site?

  • Quality of accommodation

  • Quality of food

  • Staff

  • Children's entertainment

  • Adult entertainment

  • Facilities

  • Proximity to local amenities

  • Proximity to local attractions

  • Value For Money

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