Last week we went to Butlins! It was very last minute and very random and, if I’m honest, I wasn’t expecting much beyond kids entertainment, cheesey shows and a pool. We went there because it was Amelie’s birthday and swimming is her favourite thing, after unicorns of course (option A easier to supply). But guess what (dum dum dum)… It was awesome!
We spent hours in the fairground part, which is fab because it’s all free to go on.
I was the only person on this ride, felt like a bit of a numpty. To make matters worse, about 10 seconds after this picture I was shouting at the man to turn it off now pleeeease because I thought I might throw up everywhere. I didn’t, phew.
The swimming pool was good, but some of the flumes were closed. It was a bit cold for me and Lilah, but I am a bit fussy about that. I heard they’re building a new pool at the end of the year so that will probably change all that.
On the second night we felt a little restless so we headed out and had pizza on the beach. I felt like I was abroad, it was such a good feeling.
So that’s it! If you have kids I would so recommend Butlins, the whole place is designed to entertain the kids all day, which means you get time to chill out too. 2 nights is definitely enough though – and I wouldn’t really say you should go if you don’t have kids (in fact I would say that would be insane!)