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Butlins (Bognor Regis)
Member Name: kazimojo692
Butlins (Bognor Regis)
Advantages: Lots for children and families to do
Disadvantages: Accommodation needs a refurb as does part of the camp.
We have recently returned from a trip to Butlins at Bognor Regis as a family of 3 (2 adults and 1 3 year old).
We booked to stay 7 nights in June, just on a room only basis (Silver Plus Accomodation).
It was my first time going to Bognor Regis - but my husband has been several times before. I have to say - Bognor was lovely. The weather was very warm and hot, the town was clean and within walking distance of Butlins site.
Our accomodation - although I wouldnt class it as Silver Plus, was a double room, with a TV & fridge in it, plus a seperate bedroom with twin beds. Our Bathroom was roomy with a shower. It was comfortable for us and just what we needed - but I feel the rooms do need a refurb.
The camp was great - plenty of entertainment for us and our little boy. Swimming was brilliant with lots of slides and the master blaster. We were there every day.
The food and prices in the shops did not seem inflated as they have been previously at Butlins sites, although we tended to eat out in Bognor Regis or wherever we had ventured to that day.
A few small things niggled us though. In the "Traditional Pub" - the seating looked like it needed a good steam clean and spruce up. The surroundings looked tired. Plus, I asked in there at the start of the week for a non-alcoholic drink and was told they did not have the ingrediants at the moment. I asked a few days later and at the end of the week - and they still did not have the ingrediants. My husband is also a big real ale fan - and although the pub advertises real ale - they did not receive any all week.
Also - with regards to the entertainment - although it was briliant when we arrived on the Friday, it was repeated later on in the week - and once you had seen it once - it wasnt worth going to or seeing again. We would have been better booking Monday to Friday and not Friday to Friday.
Having said that - my son loved the Thomas The Tank Play in Centre Stage and the Nickleodeon play with Dora the Explorer and Ming Ming from the Wonder Pets!! And we did see it twice!
All in all - we had a great time - just a couple of days too long for that time of the year.
Would we go back? Most definately and are booked again for the same time next year - but Monday to Friday this time and Gold accomodation.
Summary: Great holiday -looking forward to going back next year.
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