We have just returned from Butlins at Bognor Regis.
If the last time that you went was as a child then you may be pleasantly surprised. Or maybe as a child you had a fantastic time and are worried that as an adult you will not enjoy it. Well I don't know.
But I do know that we had a wonderful time.
My daughter is 6 and this is the third time we have taken her. The last time was 2 years ago. And this is the best time of all. She is old enough to enjoy more lots of things but young enough to still be entranced by Billy Bear and the Skyline gang. To be honest I am still entranced by Billy Bear. One evening the little children followed him to his bedroom in the hotel and saw his room and kissed him good night - I felt tears welling up and said a silent 'thank you' to Butlins for understanding the need for magic for children.
And we adults had a good time too. I read my book as my girl played on the indoor climbing frame (two hours she was in there). And I munched happily on chocolate smothered pancakes. I laughed and shouted at my first ever wrestling match (I watched it and did not take part). I happily peddled on a tricycle built for a mum and her girl. And lots lots more.
We don't drive so have to go by train and Bognor is just down the coast from us.
Incidentally I found a fantastic shop that I must tell you about. Squires - Suppliers of Model and Craft Tools. I was in paradise.
We are having camera issues so I didn't take one. To be visually appealing (!) I have littered this post with photos of past holidays at Butlins.