We have just returned from our lovely family holiday to Butlin's Bognor Regis as part of our Butlin's Ambassador role. After the excitement and fun of our trip to Bognor Regis its now my job to bring you this excitement in the form of blog post and videos in our ultimate review of Butlin's Bognor Regis.
This post will give an overall introduction to our holiday and also lead you to specific posts concentrating on the dining package for example. We booked a four night stay at Butlin's Bognor Regis to stay in the Wave Hotel from the 16th February - 20th February we had the Premium Dining package.
To see exactly what we got up to during our time I have embedded below our 3 full days spent at Butlin's Bognor Regis. I also have a YouTube channel The Gibblets where I film every day or 'Vlog' this is why we have a comprehensive run though of our time at Bognor.
One of the most wonderful things that having our Daily vlog allows us to do is create beautiful memories everyday. It is also a very handy way to show you guys what we have been up to during our holiday. We of course will continue to film daily life, if you wanted to see more of that then you should subscribe to our channel, we have lots of exciting things happening. For now we will just concentrate on the vlogs from Butlin's Bognor.
The way I will be writing my review of our Holiday is by way of an introduction with a number of specific post and videos focusing on specific areas. Those areas are as follows;
- The Accommodation/Hotel
- Bognor Regis Dining
- The Entertainment / Activities
- The Butlin's Team
Follow the links above to read the specific review of that aspect of our holiday.
The site at Bognor Regis is far smaller than Minehead which is where we went before but there has been just as much attention paid to getting the same amount of fun into a smaller space. Because the site is smaller it lends it self to taller hotels with a better ratio of accommodation footprint to number of guests than the more traditions apartments will allow. Basically more guests for less space on the ground used by rooms.
It gives the site a very unique look with the three hotels The Wave, The Ocean and the Shoreline dominating the horizon. Commanding the look of any Butlins site is the unique Skyline line pavilion. With the smooth twisting and interesting pathways between the hotels and entertainment facilities it makes for a very pleasant stay visually.
Butlin's a Short History
The first Butlin's camp was built in 1936, Billy Butlin himself actually sketched the design for the Skegness camp. He promised the nation 'A weeks holiday, for a weeks wage's' He appealed to a captive audience ready to experience a holiday by the seaside.
Many things happened in between the first Butlin's camp opening and the Bognor Regis site being developed including the war. During the war the British government commission the Skegness camp as a Royal Navy Recruitment and Training base.
Bognor Regis opened its gates for the first time in 1960, but flooding disrupted building work. After the helpful efforts of guest fitting some doors onto chalets the site was complete.
Many years of success followed including in 1972 which saw for the first time a record one million bookings. Helping to etch butlin's into the heart or Great Britain and forever being a national treasure.
The 1980's and 1990's saw significant investment and the results of which can still be seen today with all three sites boasting the Skyline Pavilions as the heart of the entertainment. The Skyline Pavilions first opened their doors to guests in 1999.
Modern history saw the first ever hotel built on a Butlin's site, the shoreline hotel opened in 2005. It was obviously successful because Butlin's built two more, the Ocean in 2009 and Ultra Modern Wave Hotel in 2012.
Today more than ever the Butlin's traditions live on with every single team member working by this statement.
"Our true intent is all for your delight"
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