This is our second trip to Butlins in the last 12 months.
Due to being on a tight budget this time round we stayed in a self catering Gold apartment, we got a bargain!
We checked in via the drive through check in, which was quite handy as it was tipping it down, we we're able to park outside our apartment which was a nice surprise. There was plenty of spaces, we were always able to park if we popped out to Morrisons or to Skegness.
The apartment was clean on arrival - we didn't pay for ground floor but we kept the buggy in the car which was parked right outside so we didn't have to haul it up and down the stairs. The kitchen was very well quipped, the dishwasher was a lot better than my one at home! Housekeeping came by once a day and emptied the bin, made the beds etc.
We took food for the week with us but did use the Spar to top up, it is overpriced but for the convenience it was worth it.
Splash Waterworld has had a bit of a make over since we were last there in October, my two children (2yr & 3yrs) loved the baby slides and the kids pool. It seemed busy but not hectic, it was big enough to accommodate everyone.There are plenty of changed rooms and lockers - they could do with a few more showers though.
Bob the Builders Yard was a hit as usual, kids loved going on the rides without us.
The fun fair was great, they've added waltzers recently. Never had to queue for anything.
Arcades are always well stocked and the staff are helpful.
We loved the family shows. They do get very busy though. My almost 4 yr old was able to go and sit down on his own and come back for drink/crisps. The Storybook Panto was fab, the red coats were great, and hats off to them as they work so hard!
We are planning to go back again later in the year when it is not so busy. From past experience we would do the dining plan, mainly for the convenience. I would also stay in a silver apartment again as we wouldn't need a dishwasher.
Overall a great holiday had by all!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the Lincolnshire coastline, Butlins Skegness resort is the place to go if you’re a beach lover. Butlins Skegness boasts a luxury spa, fantastic outdoor family pools and the longest, sandiest beach. Staying in charming New England style accommodation you’ll feel right at home. Make the most of the county famous for its agriculture and take the kids to visit a real working farm, or even meet the seals at the seal sanctuary. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Butlins Skegness Hotel Skegness
- Butlins Hotel Skegness
- Butlins Resort Skegness