Family Caravan Holiday Blog

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We would especially like to see your holiday photos old and new and will publish the best ones on the web site, please send them to butlinsholidays@btinternet.com
 

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  1. Owning a Holiday Home at Butlins Skegness

     

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    A bit about Butlins and the caravan parks.

    Founded in 1936 by Billy Butlin to give ordinary families the opportunity to afford an annual vacation, at its peak Butlins had ten holiday camps including one in Ireland and one in the Bahamas. Today just three of the initial parks remain under the Butlins brand, Skegness, Minehead and Bognor Regis, these are now owned by Bourne Leisure Ltd.

    As well as the apartments (all three holiday parks) and Hotels (Minehead and Bognor) there are Caravan Parks at Skegness and Minehead, situated on the actual Butlins park, the caravans offer an economical alternative to a Butlin apartment, allowing guests full use of all the facilities and entertainment, often at a much reduced cost.  There are several other advantages to holidaying at Butlins in a static caravan apart from the obvious savings to be made, these include, your own space to relax – caravans are detached, with plenty of space between, they have verandas or patio areas, often with seating, parking is outside your accommodation, no lugging suitcases from a car park.

    The vast majority of Caravans at the Skegness park are privately owned, some are owned and rented out by Butlins themselves, not all owners hire out their caravans, some choose to benefit from unlimited breaks themselves. The Park at Minehead is smaller and all caravans are privately owned, again several of these are hired out.

    Is caravan ownership something that interests you? If so read on…..

  2. important notice
    Delay in sending check-in details
    To all our guests who have a holiday / break coming up soon, please be assured we will get your details to you as soon as possible, normally these would have been posted to you once full payment had been received but due to the changes made by Butlins we will no longer be able to post you the usual forms, instead we will be emailing you all the details for checking-in, which you can either print off and take with you, or just show on your phone. If anybody prefers / can't do this please email me and I will print it off for you and post it.
     
  3. butlins minehead caravan park

    There has been an update to this blog post - click here to read more

    #BourneLeisure have dropped a bombshell on caravan owners at their park in Minehead Somerset. Out of the blue at the weekend they informed owners, by way of a nicely worded letter that they would have to fork out up to £4,000 yes that's four thousand pounds more a season to provide the guests that choose to stay in the caravans with passes to the park.

    Not bad you say, why shouldn't those caravan owners pay up to provide their guests with Butlins entertainment passes?
    Well .... there are a couple of reasons that I can think of, ok ok, so I am a caravan owner, but come on Bourne Leisure is this really fair? We already pay over £8,000 a year to have our caravan sited on the Butlins park, this is made up from annual site fees, rates, utilities, safety tests and the like, also the odd £30 charge to have someone change a light bulb, this is payable whether you manage to find a paying guest or if its sits empty, and works out at around £154 per week, even the weeks the park is closed !
    The added cost of the passes means that for us to be able " *to provide affordable holidays for ordinary British families" could be a thing of the past.
    Whatever would Billy of said about it I wonder?
    BOOK BEFORE THE 5TH FEB so you don't give Bourne Leisure anymore money than you have too