Butlins Minehead – A Review By An Official Mum AmbassadorPosted by Would Like To Be A Yummy Mummy on Dec 31, 2011 in Home, Reviews
As you may already know, last week our family went on a three night break to Butlins as part of the Mum Ambassador Programme. This meant we were there to find out what it is really like as a family holiday destination and report back to you. I did post a few a posts and photo sideshows whilst away here, here and here but now we are finally home after Christmas I wanted to bring you my full review with the help of all the video footage we took.
Having not been on holiday since the arrival of our second Daughter, we were slightly apprehensive on how difficult taking the two girls on holiday would be. We also had no idea what a Butlins break would be like either. Holidays prior to children were always abroad in the sunshine and staying in small hotels/ quiet locations. We took Husbands Mum and Partner with us, so there were four adults and two children in total and we visited the Minehead resort.
To show you what we all got up to and how much there was to do, I have put together a video:
As you can see there was nothing to worry about as there plenty to keep us entertained. Butlins have done a good job of trying to find activities and entertainment for all age groups. We didn’t hear “I’m bored” once and our three year old did not want to leave! The whole family enjoyed watching various shows including the Pantomime Aladdin.
It also felt like a very safe place to be. I didn’t feel as though I was too worried about the girls wondering off or that they might be snatched! There were security staff and red coats everywhere always ready and eager to help you out.
We stayed in one of the four bedroomed gold apartments and enjoyed the premium dining package. I have included a short video review below:
Whilst our package was really quite expensive there are a variety of options to cater for every budget. From standard apartments all the way up to the beautiful new BlueSkies apartments you are sure to find something suitable. There are also two different food packages you can chose from or you can go self catering too, it is up to you. We noticed plenty of places to eat and drink but this could work out expensive, especially if there are lots of you. We did notice though they have a Spar on resort and both a Tesco and Morrisons just outside. All in all something for everyone.
Although very different to our usual type of holiday, we threw ourselves into it and tried a bit of everything. We all enjoyed it and having never considered holidaying in this Country before it has definitely opened our eyes to what is available.
My job as a Butlins Mum Ambassador means we will be taking another break next year, so next time we will be taking my Parents and are going to to try out the Bognor Regis resort. We are going to wait until it is a little warmer though and while this holiday was all about the children, next time we have been promised a little time out to experience the evening entertainment and the spa too! We are really looking forward to it!
Thanks Butlins for a wonderful break, it did us all the world of good and thanks Mum and Grant, it was lovely to share it with you.