I always book with haven, extremely clean, entertainment ok for little ones. No quibble refund if booked by a certain date
Why, when UK tourism does not give a hoot about anyone? A holiday in Cornwall cost 3 times the amount of Portugal and has only been for the middle classes for ages. The rest of the UK is too dear, train fares are insane compared to flights. After each government announcement was made, hotels etc hiked their prices up. The 4 day holiday I wanted to book increased by £150. I was not booking before we knew, as some people never got a refund. Haven refused to refund me when covid broke out.
I have done it. The reviews made me dread booking but it was not that bad and every holiday is what you make of it. I have read the horror stories and it always sounds like people got a chalet which had not been cleaned. My chalet was basic but clean, the other guests were nice and the grounds were ok. I did not use the cheesy entertainment as there were lots of things to do nearby. I just used it like a very cheap hotel room, it was £59 for 4 nights. I have stayed in worse places in Greece. I have not been during the busy school holidays which are probably hellish.
This needs to be expired as price gone up to £119 now.
Has anyone managed to make a booking for £55 in July 2022?
Terrible weather is always a distinct possibility for the UK and you can't blame there for that. Just book the day before you want to go and can see that the weather will be good, you can always find a good last minute deal somewhere.
Bore off boomer
Posted 28th Feb 2020Posted 28th Feb 2020
Butlins stay 30th march - 3rd April £128 for 4 bedroom apartment£128
I know this isn't going to be everyone's deal but if you live in Sheffield or maybe somewhere else Easter break starts a week earlier, to take advantage of this you can stay at But… Read more
In case it helps someone that likes to get there the night before or possibly stay longer on the last night and get a cheap Premier Inn close by! (highfive)
My son was terribly bitten by bed bugs in minehead last summer , customer service was horrendous I wish we had read the reviews
I paid about £750 to stay in the seaside apartments last Aug for 3 days at Skeggy. First and last time, wow, just wow I've never seen anything like it. I'll stick to Center Parcs. Food was great though at the buffet place.
Stayed at Butlin's Minehead Silver Jubilee Week in '77 and spent a week in bed with the worst diarrhoea ever - the joys of Butlins in those days lol
We were dumb and 17/18.
Posted 11th Jun 2019Posted 11th Jun 2019
10% Cashback at Butlin's via Halifax Rewards
Halifax rewards customers could get 10% cashback on first spend at Butlin's. One time only, maximum reward is £60.00 Offer valid until 23/07/19
so what is the RRP for these holidays you have decided are overpriced? I think £15 for a LOL doll is massively overpriced but I don't say its exploiting parents, as I understand how pricing works alongside supply and demand. You can say exactly the same as you are saying for loads of other things, every industry is the same. If I want to go out for a meal on the 14th Feb, pretty much everywhere I know charges more than they do on an evening in January. Apple products are RRP on release date, they are discounted after a couple of months, you know, when demand has fallen. Holiday companies charge more in the school holidays than they do out of the school holidays, as demand is lower out the school holidays. It's common sense that any company would maximise profits by charging higher prices when demand is high. How is what the holiday companies are doing any different to the many other companies doing the exact same thing? And no, I don't work in the travel industry.
No they don't, they end any promotional pricing and revert to RRP, which is still a reasonable price, not double the norm. DO you work in Travel and Tourism by any chance? Seems the only explanation for this defense?...
So thats a no, they don't then? You do know they INCREASE the prices for the 3 for 2 offer don't you, therefore using your flawed logic, they are exploiting parents.
How is that even a retort, Argos do a 3 for 2 on toys EVERY Christmas time without fail and even when no promotion is on they leave the prices at 100%, they don't double them. Troll harder.
So do Argos exploit parents by charging full price for toys at Christmas but discount them afterwards
Posted 30th Jan 2019Posted 30th Jan 2019
Butlins Minehead 25th - 29th March (4 nights) 1 Adult 2 Children £69 (other dates available for slightly more money too) @ Butlins£69
Awesome price at just £17.25 per night for 3 people. Children can be upto 14 although I am not sure if they check this ;) Other dates available too, although they are slightly mor… Read more
Hot deal, but as usual the weekend dates (fri-mon) are double the price :(
Thank you got 4 nights silver room for 130 with all entertainment
this is on the sun saver them dates too, costs £60 for standard 2 adults 2 kids, we went last year, was great for the young ones, all trees etc lit up. go see santa and get a selection box. carols round the tree. pantomine, swimming baths and fair open too
Posted 5th Jan 2018Posted 5th Jan 2018
Febuary Half Term in Butlins 4 nights for 4 people over 50% off£280.80
Butlins are currently doing 30% off plus an extra 10% until next Tuesday. You can also use code NEWYEAR for an extra £50 off. For example, a 2 bed silver apartment at Minehead for… Read more
Can't see the price. Tried Feb half term at Minehead with NEWYEAR voucher code and I am getting it at £392.40 rather than £280 Your break price £695.00 Savings -£229.00 Daily Special -£30.00 *Limited* Extra Discount -£43.60 Sub-total £392.40 Total cost£392.40That's just £33per person per night Save quoteBook now
I saved a quote which was £174.60 and got the email telling me the price will be kept until midnight today, tried to book and now they wont honour the price it jumps up to £198.60, sent them an email expressing that they are misleading customers and as stated in the saved quote the price will be held until midnight. Con artists comes to mind, I know its not much money but its the principle ;)
Booked thanks. Cheapish for half term and lots to keep the boys happy!
Ahh I see, I wish they did accept dogs I would love to take my kids but leaving the dog isn't an option for us. It might be worth checking Butlins again as i had this problem with Hoseasons last night. A holiday I was looking at went up £25 in the 5 minutes it took for me to show my partner but when I looked again half an hour later it had gone back down. I wonder if it is because they somehow know you are interested if you are looking at it a lot?
Posted 2nd Nov 2017Posted 2nd Nov 2017LocalLocal
Free day visits for armed forces and 40% off for upto 4 others - butlins
Armed forces can get a free day visit (normally £25) at Butlins resorts and get upto 4 others in with a 40% discount. Other services can also get 40% discount on day visit prices,… Read more
Deal keeps getting toned down year on year. Was 50% off for up to 4 people in 2016, 40% in 2017 and this year it's down to 25%. Also it doesn't say wether "blue light/nhs" personnel get in free, only that they can get 4 people in with 25% off, whereas it actually says armed services get in free.
Just checked website- it states it still must be "Lincolnshire emergency services". Boooo!
They had a similar offer few years ago for all emergency services-then they made it for lincolnshire employees only. Looks like theyve gone full circle-though before was 50% off and 25% for each additional family member.
I didn’t even need to get my ID out, just said I was in the armed forces and she gave me the wristband. If you say you work for forces and have a ID card that states it you may well be ok. Might be worth giving them a call.
Is is at all the resorts (highfive)
Posted 31st Mar 2017Posted 31st Mar 2017
Butlins, an extra £50 off - Ends 04/04/17
Butlin have a sale on ..... here it is and I hope you like it. I have been on numerous holidays in the UK recently amd sincerely I have seen some breath taking sights and had som… Read more
Butlins is to pricey now, they are trying to be an up market holiday venue when they are actually a chav tastic magnet of over priced food and beer. You can go for a chav tastic all inclusive week in Spain for the price you pay for 3 to 4 nights at Butlins. :D
Ive been in the past approx £280 to 350 for a family of 5 for 4 nights which was alright. Same holiday at butlins is approx £1500 now! Really £1500 cant believe they can charge these prices .Only Wish my wages would rise this quick,but unfortunately they don't so its a big no from me
£800 for 3 nights? Wowzers lol
We are currently at butluns with our kids ... yes it def has it's tacky sides to it ... but also still fun for kids ... we don't eat at butlins .... we have a excellent curry retiring we go too in Bognor called cardamom bay ... prices are on par with the food prices at butlins but meal is amazing . we are staying in the wave hotel ... and have a sea view we payed £342.00 for the fi to mon
My two boys have enjoyed Skegness Butlins the 2 or 3 times we've been. I hate their marketing though - we receive a constant barrage of "must end soon!" deals through the post.
Butlin's £20 Voucher - Save extra on top of up to 50% off June/July term-time breaks
How to Redeem a Butlin's Discount Code
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If you're planning your next holiday, visit the merchant pages of hotukdeals before you start. Here you can pick up Butlins voucher codes for generous savings at its Skegness, Minehead or Bognor Regis resorts. To redeem your Butlins code:
Make a note of your Butlins discount code from houtkdeals.
Select your Butlins resort and length of stay and enter how many people the holiday is for.
Add any upgrades you want before clicking on Book.
Double-check the details of your booking and enter your Butlins offer code where prompted.
Follow the steps to complete your booking.
Start packing for your Butlins holiday.
Where to enter a Butlins discount code?
When reserving your Butlins holiday through its website, you'll be prompted to enter your code before completing your booking.
Does Butlins do NHS discount?
Yes. NHS workers who are registered with healthservicediscounts and nhsDiscounts.org can enjoy a discounted break at Butlins.
Do Butlins offer finance?
While Butlins doesn't offer traditional finance options you can use AutoPay. Pay a deposit on booking and then the rest of your holiday payment is split into equal monthly amounts - amounts you can manage. The final payment must be paid eight weeks before your holiday starts (12 weeks for Arena breaks).
Do Butlins allow dogs?
Pets are not allowed in the main Butlins resorts. They are, however, allowed on the Butlins caravan sites at Skegness and Minehead (but not in the resort areas). Registered service dogs can accompany their owners to all areas.
When was Butlins founded?
The first Butlins camp opened in Skegness in 1936.
What Happens Next When You've Booked your Butlins UK Holiday
Once you've made your Butlins reservations, you'll have access to a Bookings page. Here you can:
Create an account
When your Butlins account is set up, you can access your booking at any time to check your payment status or add on any upgrades such as dining packages.
Compare Butlins food and drink plans
See what dining choices are available at each resort. You can book a plan or just choose what and where to eat as you go.
See what there is to do
If you're a family or group that likes to be busy, then you can plan ahead and book activities for every day of your stay. Or, simply turn up and see what you fancy when you arrive. You don't have to take part, you can simply laze around the swimming pool or head to the nearest beach if that's your idea of the perfect break.
Find out about your resort
Click on the resort you've chosen to find out its check-in and check-out times and procedures, the experiences and activities it offers, how to get there, its dining options, what entertainment is planned and what attractions can be found in the local area. All the info you need for a stress-free holiday.
The Butlins Promise
Sometimes booking a holiday in advance can feel a little risky, especially in unsettled times. Butlins understands this and does everything it can to make you feel comfortable about committing to Butlins holidays. Every booking is 100% risk-free and if the resort is unable to offer you what you expected when you booked or you have to cancel your stay for any reason (other than simply changing your mind), you'll receive any money paid back in full. The Butlins Promise also delivers:
Lowest Price Guarantee: If you see your Butlins holiday offered on any other travel site for a lower price than you've paid, Butlins will give you back the difference. (Terms and conditions apply.)
Flexibility to Amend: You can change or move the date of your break up to three days before your original booking. You will be asked to pay the difference if any changes or new dates you've requested are more expensive.
Spread the Cost: The Butlins Promise helps you budget for your break. Deposits start from as little as £10 per person (with AutoPay) and then you can either pay the balance in full nearer the time or spread your payments using AutoPay.
Paying for Butlins Holidays
When you book your Butlins holiday, you'll be asked to pay a deposit by Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Delta and Bank Transfer. At the booking stage, you'll be told when your final balance is due and given the option of setting up the Butlins AutoPay Payment System. With AutoPay, deposits start from as little as £10 per person. It's a convenient way of spreading the cost of your holiday (the balance is split into manageable monthly payments) while ensuring you don't miss a payment.
If you decide not to use AutoPay, you can still manage your budget by choosing to make payments whenever you like as long as the full balance is received eight weeks before the start of your holiday (12 weeks for Arena breaks). To make a payment:
Log in to your account or call 0330 100 6657.
Give your booking reference, arrival date, postcode and the lead guest's surname.
Select the amount you want to pay and confirm the payment
The following payment methods are accepted by Butlins:
You've Got a Query? Butlins Contact Methods
Booking a family holiday can be a big financial commitment and Butlins understands that you may have some queries and concerns. It provides several ways of addressing these. Start off by having a look in the FAQs pages where you'll find questions arranged in categories such as My Booking, Dining, Entertainment and Facilities. If an answer to your question isn't here, then you can contact a member of the Butlins Customer Service Team via:
Live Chat: You'll find a Live Chat link on every page of the website. Click to open it, select a topic and type in your question. You should receive an immediate answer.
Telephone: Butlins has several contact numbers but the ones you'll probably need are Customer Care (0330 100 6649) and Sales (0330 100 6648). Customer Care is available from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. seven days a week while the Sales Team is on hand daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Post: Write to 1 Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL
Butlins and Social Media
If you're not quite sure whether a Butlins holiday is for you, then having a look at its social media platforms may help you make up your mind. They also provide another way of getting in touch with the Butlins Customer Service Team. Visit Butlins Facebook and Twitter pages to see holidaymakers having fun and enjoy video snippets of the evening entertainment in its three resorts. You can also enter fun competitions with the chance of winning a free Butlins break. Instagram gives you an even closer look at what's been happening at Butlins while the Butlins YouTube Channel delivers behind-the-scene glimpses of show rehearsals along with entertainment for the kids and dance tutorials. Plenty of time to practise your moves before taking to the Butlins dance floor! For more in-depth articles about what Butlins has to offer you including upcoming shows, then take a look at the Butlins blog. Keep up to date with Butlins news by following and liking it on:
For around 80 years the name of Billy Butlins has been synonymous with the great British holiday. When he opened his first camp back in 1936, he changed the face of family breaks. After a drab stay in a guest house on Barry Island, Billy decided holidays needed colour, fun, activities and entertainment and the concept of the holiday camp was born. The first Butlins camp was in Skegness where there is still a Butlins resort to this day. Billy Butlins also pioneered holiday entertainment, introducing holiday hosts and entertainers who wore the famous red jackets. Butlins Redcoats are still helping you to have a fabulous holiday today. At its peak between 1936 and 1966, Butlins operated 10 camps (eight in the UK, one in Ireland and one in the Bahamas) as well as large hotels. Package tour competition led to a scaling back and Butlins now focuses on providing excellent quality in just three resorts - Skegness, Minehead and Bognor Regis.
Butlins Holiday Choices
Today, there are three Butlins resorts in the UK offering fun holidays for couples, families and groups. These are:
Lying on the beautiful North Sea coast, Skegness was the site of the first Butlins camp. It's full of nostalgic holiday treats such as toffee apples, candyfloss and a fairground. On the doorstep are Skegness Aquarium and Natureland Seal Sanctuary.
The Bognor Regis resort borders the South Downs National Park and has both sand and shingle beaches close by. As well as a wealth of onsite activities, the resort is close to Arundel Castle, Chichester Abbey and the Roman ruins at Fishbourne, all perfect locations for a day out.
Butlins at Minehead sits on a sandy beach next to the hills and moors of Exmoor and close to Dunster Castle and the West Somerset Railway. This is the largest Butlins resort with more than enough entertainment for everyone.
How to Choose the Best Butlins Holidays for You
The best way to choose your next Butlins holiday is to browse the informative Butlins website. This is packed with all the information you need to decide whether to stay at Skegness, Bognor Regis or Minehead. Once you've decided on your resort, you are led through a process of tailoring your holiday to exactly suit your needs. If you've got the 'campsite' bug, then take a look as well as holiday brands such as Haven Holiday Parks, Hoseasons Holiday Parks, and Pontins.
How to Get Butlins Offers and Butlins Deals
As with any holiday booking, the trick to getting the best prices is to avoid peak periods but this isn't always possible when travelling with school-age children. To help you budget and get the best Butlins deals, the resort offers a choice of short breaks at weekends and midweek as well as longer holidays of one or two weeks. There is always a Butlins sale section where special offers (often for themed breaks) are available while in late November, you can grab off-season bargains in the Butlins Black Friday event. If you want to save a little extra whenever you book, then visit hotukdeals and pick up a Butlins offer code.
The Butlins Premier Loyalty Club
If you love staying at Butlins and return again and again then Butlins rewards you with its Premier Loyalty Club. To become a member you need to have stayed at a Butlins resort three or more times during a three-year period. Once you've done this, your enrolment in the club is automatic (as long as you've booked with the same name and address each time). There are three tiers of membership and the more you visit the more you benefit:
Bronze: To qualify take three breaks in three years. Benefits include early check-in, a 5% Premier Club loyalty discount on top of the best Butlins prices on offer and access to the resort's Premier Club host.
Silver: Take five breaks in three years to qualify and enjoy the above benefits as well as a £10 Premier Club voucher to spend in-resort for three and four-night breaks or £20 vouchers for seven-night breaks.
Gold: If you take seven breaks in three years, you'll also enjoy all the above benefits but your vouchers will be £25 for three and four-night breaks and £50 for longer stays.