How does a Butlin’s summer holiday break differ from Just for Tots? What is the best Butlin’s break for young children? Do you need a dining plan at Butlin’s and can you eat in the restaurants without a meal plan? These were some of the questions in my mind when I booked my third Butlin’s... Continue Reading →
Days out with children – Fishers Farm Park review
If you have a splash park near you then make the most of it! Children love to run around under sprinklers and get wet when it’s hot, and there are parks with dedicated areas all over the country. They tend not to have paddling pools which keeps it cleaner and arguably safer, and some are... Continue Reading →
Butlin’s Bognor Regis – Restaurants and Eating Out (part 2)
This was my second visit to Butlin’s in the space of 12 months and like last time, we (me, husband, four year old daughter) opted for the Dinearound plan. My husband isn’t keen on buffets, which ruled out hotel dining; we like the flexibility and variety of eating in the different restaurants on site and... Continue Reading →
Butlin’s Just For Tots in 2022 – What’s new and how does it differ from 2021?
Having initially approached Butlin's with some scepticism (my husband) and nothing more than a rose tinted memory from my childhood (me), we enjoyed our Just for Tots break at Bognor Regis in 2021 so much that we went back in 2022! Our daughter was now four so still eligible for a Just for Tots break... Continue Reading →
The Shoreline Hotel, Butlin’s Bognor Regis – review.
Which Butlin's hotel is best? Which hotel at Butlin's Bognor Regis is best for children? In my opinion, the answer to both those questions is the Shoreline hotel - though admittedly we had the best room - the Nelson Stateroom. There are, by my calculations, eight such rooms, and they are well worth the extra... Continue Reading →
Butlin’s Bognor Regis – Dining Plans, Restaurant Reviews and Which Accommodation to Choose?
I’ve written a detailed review of our Just for Tots break at Butlins Bognor Regis and also written a separate post on how to book activities at Butlins, as a lot of people have been asking about that. What I hadn’t done yet is review the accommodation and restaurants - as I’m sure a lot... Continue Reading →
Butlin’s – How to book activities at Butlin’s
If you are thinking of booking a break at Butlin's, or have already booked, you may have heard that you now have to book the activities and shows you want to enjoy during your holiday. You may also have read that the activities get booked up right away, leaving a lot of people unable to... Continue Reading →
Butlin’s Just For Tots – the best activities and shows for kids
In September I went on my first family holiday to Butlin's... since the 1980s! I loved Butlin’s when I was a kid and it has changed a lot since then - but is still absolutely brilliant for children. We had a fantastic holiday - there were some aspects that weren't so great, but overall my... Continue Reading →
Days out with children: Hotham Park Bognor Regis review
Hotham park is a great and relatively cheap way to spend a day if you are near Bognor Regis on the south coast. It’s a surprisingly large space - 22 acres - given its town centre location and is also close to the beach. We visited one day in 2019 when we were staying in... Continue Reading →
Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Tulleys Farm
A patch of sunflowers was wiggling… and giggling. We thought for a second we had lost the children in the massive field brimming with yellow faces turned up to the sun - then realised a particular spot was behaving very oddly. Creeping up on them and picking our way between stems, looking for the gaps... Continue Reading →