This time last week: Butlins – Day 5 – The Diner and home time . . .


All too soon our Butlins break was drawing to a close but thankfully we had planned ahead and had done all of our packing the night before which meant that we still had a full morning to enjoy all that Butlins had to offer one last time. Capturing memories As I had planned we managed … Read more

This time last week: Butlins – Day 4 – Scooby Doo and Sunshine!


Little Bean finally stopped being stick at around 7 am on Thursday morning but she definitely was still not right. She looked completely wiped out and initially wasn’t keen to get out of bed. During the evening when she had been sick in her bed the Butlins staff were amazing, we asked for a change … Read more

This time last week: Butlins – Day 3 – the lurgy strikes!

Dining out at Butlins

After a late-night watching Cirque du Hilarious, we were delighted that the Beans all decided to have a little lie-in followed by a lazy morning before heading to Coast Restaurant for our breakfast. Coast was vibrantly decorated and much less busy than The Deck or The Yacht Club even though it served exactly the same … Read more

This time last week: Butlins – Getting stuck in!


Last Tuesday our day started out really well with a scrummy breakfast at The Yacht Club. Breakfast is always a meal that goes down well with our Beans and it was great to watch them tucking in. Curly took charge of drinks and made sure that everyone had what they wanted. Little Bean was delighted … Read more

This time last week: our Butlins break was just beginning!

Butlins Wave Hotel

I never like to announce when we are going on our holibobs, I don’t think it pays to tell the world that our house will be empty for any length of time so please excuse me the lack of build-up to our Butlins break. Butlins Wave Hotel This time last week we were almost at … Read more

The Long and Whining Road

Family break

New research shows parents across the UK are dreading the bank holiday staycations – as it involves a car journey with their children •      One in seven parents are dreading the long journey with their children •      One in three find the journey the most stressful part of the holiday •      Most annoying things children … Read more