Butlins family breaks – Bognor Regis

Butlins Bognor Regis

Our Easter holidays started with a fabulous trip to Butlins Bognor Regis this year.

As a Butlins Mum Ambassador we were invited to take a short break and our first choice Minehead wasn’t available for Easter as it had been booked up for a music weekend.

Butlins Ambassador badge

Butlins organise music weekends known as Big Weekends/Adult Weekends. These are a really cool option for adults wanting to let their hair down and have some rock and roll fun and know that they won’t be interrupted by children. Butlins family breaks cannot be booked whilst the music/adult weekends are on.

So, no Minehead available we decided to return to Bognor Regis. This time round we chose to sleep in the recently renovated Wave Hotel and it is beautiful.

Wave hotel 1 butlins

Very open and spacious this was the view from our balcony – can you see the new helter skelter in the background? It is so much fun! We did it every day.

Wave hotel Butlins Bognor Regis

I can’t tell you in words the pleasure of having your own bunk bed with your OWN television, we had to make regular trips back to the room just to watch a bit of cartoons!

wave hotel bunk beds

Our Premium Dining Package gave us breakfast and dinner in The Deck restaurant which is enormous but very well designed into smaller areas so it doesn’t feel like a canteen. There are three stations to collect food from and the queue you join is quickly shortened. I can easily say the dining is husbands favourite part of his Butlins holiday.

I love the artwork on the wall ‘Birdmen Of Bognor Pier’ really fun and you must go to the fresh pasta chef who will cook you made to order pasta, I went for the Pescatore (fish sauce) and it was delicious, I could easily have had a second helping but there are so many things to try I stopped myself.

The Deck restaurant Butlins Bognor Regis

Let’s talk about the fairground and the brand new helter skelter, I remember these as a kid so going on one again was a real turn back the clocks moment. Tip – you’ve got to get your slide right from the start, sitting central and upright… 1st time down I was too curved and bumped all the way, 2nd time I lay back too much and Bessie and I shot down with her screaming top to bottom. 3rd time lucky we had it sussed and had a brilliant ride…then she wanted to do it again and again and again!

butlins fairground Bognor Regisand my helter skelter special collage – love the view from the top!

butlins helter skelter bognor regis

This year’s entertainment included Angelina Ballerina ballet lessons – yes they LOVED it.

 angelina ballerina dancing

The Skyline Gang with new songs too and a poorly Rainbow (he’s their dog and his illness is part of the show). We watched Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime and we also went to see Elmo and friends.

butlins evening entertainment

The highlight of the stay for me was our wedding present from Butlins which was actually all for me! A spa treatment in the Ocean Spa. I left Paul with the girls watching Jack and the Beanstalk and off I went for a few hours of pampering. It was so good I’m going to tell you all about it in a separate post!

ocean spa butlins Too much to tell you, the soft play where they’d play for ages

butlins soft play

The Easter Egg trail put on for all Butlins guests over the Easter break and the Easter bunny food left on the bed on Saturday night to sprinkle outside so the rabbit knew where we were staying – what a fabulous thought!

Easter bunny butlins preparationsWe had another brilliant time and still we didn’t get to do everything!

Disclosure: I am a Butlins Mum Ambassador, they offer me and my family a break in any of their resorts in return for this honest review. We LOVED it and I can’t honestly fault it. Thank you Butlins for our superb honeymoon, you really looked after us, Mari x

Our previous Butlins holidays


Skegness video

Bognor Regis July 2012


  1. April 17, 2013 / 11:50 PM

    Magnificent photographs which really show of the holiday and hotel well!

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