We’ve been back from our Butlins break for a few days now, and there’s so much to write about that I’m having trouble knowing where to begin. So I thought I’d start with some highlights of our holiday.
The highlight of Monday was definitely checking into the beautiful Wave hotel after a tiring day. We liked the decor, our interconnecting rooms were large, clean and comfortable and the children loved their mini ocean-themed rooms with bunk beds and TVs. They wanted to watch a DVD straight away which gave me time to test our bed. It was so comfortable that I nearly didn’t get up again, and when I finally went to bed that night I had the best sleep I’ve had in ages.
On Tuesday we decided to explore the local area, and we had a brilliant day out at Fishbourne Roman Palace which is only a 20 minute drive from Butlins. This was the highlight of the holiday for me and we will definitely be going back there soon.
Wednesday was a difficult day as Rabbit wasn’t well, so we (Paul, mum and I) took turns looking after her while the others entertained the boys. Luckily there is plenty to do on site, so the boys had a good day. The combination of soft play, shows, the fairground, swimming and the games port at the hotel kept them very busy and happy. Our highlight of the day was a fantastic evening meal at Turner’s restaurant, which Paul and I were able to enjoy with the boys as mum kindly offered to look after Rabbit. I will review all the restaurants we tried in a separate post, but we were really impressed by Turner’s in particular.
On Thursday we spent the morning on the beach which is right outside the day entrance to Butlins, and we had a lovely time. It was nice to see Rabbit enjoying herself – though still unwell, she was a bit better than she had been the day before, and was able to have some fun in the sea before getting tired and needing to rest again.
On Friday, the children were sad to be leaving Butlins but we had planned a detour on the way home to cheer them up. We met with our friends from 3 Kids and a Gluestick and had a brilliant afternoon at Littlehampton beach, which is also only 20 minutes away from Butlins by car. Rabbit was quite a lot better by then, so she was able to enjoy herself with her friends and swim in the sea which helped to make up for having missed the chance to go swimming at Butlins. We had a really good holiday and we have promised the children we will be going back to Bognor Regis as soon as we can. I never thought we would persuade them that another Butlins could be as good as Minehead, but now it looks like they are expecting to go to both every year. Perhaps we’d better not let them discover Skegness just yet!
We were invited to stay on a 4 night break at Butlins Bognor Regis as part of my role as a Butlins Ambassador. All opinions are my own.