Butlins Resort Bognor Regis, Bognor Regis

Butlins Resort Bognor Regis overview

Book a traditional seaside holiday at Butlins Bognor Regis and you will be amazed at the range of sports and leisure facilities on offer for the whole family. Children from tots to teens can join in exciting activities at the Kids Clubs having fun, learning new skills and making friends. There’s Splash Waterworld, with thrilling slides and flumes, brand new wooden adventure playgrounds, soft ... play areas and a new sandpit for the little ones. Archery, Fencing and Cheerleading are just some of the exciting courses for older kids, and there’s super evening entertainment for all. Grown ups wont be left out of the fun, watch the latest films in the cinema, learn to dance or play the drums, try your skills on the new High Ropes, join in the karaoke fun, or just enjoy total relaxation in the brand new Spa at Ocean Hotel. Don’t forget to check special offers for school holidays with great prices and extra special family entertainment. ACCOMMODATION: At Butlins Bognor Regis you will find various types of accommodation to suit your family budget. From Premium stays in luxury hotels, to self-catering in Standard Apartments. The Shoreline and Ocean Hotels have stunning views and offer modern family accommodation with a touch of luxury. Value for money Standard Apartments are clean and comfortable and have all the basic equipment you need for a self-catering family holiday. Dining options are endless, with tasty and healthy meals to suit even the fussiest eaters! And there’s free baby food, high chairs, bowls and bibs, a bottle warming station and healthy kids menus from childrens nutrition expert Annabel Karmel. FOR KIDS: Endless fun and games are on offer for children of all ages with Kids Clubs, play areas, indoor and outdoor sports and activities, and some of their favourite TV characters to help them have the most fantastic holiday ever.
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Out of 6 reviews
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1JJ
+44 (0) 1243 820202

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26 Reviews
2 Compliments

Butlins despite the weather

18 Jul 2012
Visited with: Infant, Child
We spent a very wet and blustery weekend at the Shoreline Hotel but the boys were completely exhausted from all the activities. I was a bit dubious about going as Butlins and holiday camps are not really our thing but I have to say despite the weather was rather pleasantly surprised. The rooms were large and clean as you can see in the photos. The shoreline caters mainly for the under 5s with quiet halls, early dinner and character breakfasts. We thankfully had the meal deal which allows you to eat in a number of restaurants around the site which was great. Personally I’m not fond of the buffet deals but if you fancy something else there are plenty of options the best we found for us was the beachcomber inn where although there is a wait the food is cooked fresh for you. Saying that the Wave restaurant at the ocean hotel had fantastic food too! As to the hotel and resort. The hotel was great although we did have a problem with our air con the first night which took a while to resolve at the reception weren’t overly concerned however the on-site manager was amazing and went out of his way to come and check and keep quiet while the kids slept and tried to fix it. The beds were clean and comfy although I did find the bunk beds a bit dubious for my two (2 & 4) and we ended up putting the top mattress on the floor as the side wasn’t high enough. Towels were cleaned daily, which was great, everything was given a fresh and airing. All in a lovely time and perfect regardless of the weather as there is soooo much to do of all ages!
4 Reviews
0 Compliments

Lively family freidnly holiday- for all ages

16 May 2011
Visited with: Infant, Child
Great family holiday with entertainment and activities for the whole family. From Angelina ballerina, Lazytown energy show and billy bear the kids will love it. The red coats are great with the children and adults too. The restaurants have a good variety of foods which are of a good quality. There are different types of accoamdation for you to choose from at all different budgets. This particular resort has tw hotels, one of which encloses the spa which will give the mums and dads some well deserved relaxing time off.
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5 Reviews
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02 Apr 2011
Visited with: Infant, Child, Teenager
I have been several times to Butlins in Bognor, always on my own with children, as it is safe and plenty to keep the kids busy all day. Creche is really useful for young babies and toddlers, good staff and nice big rooms, waterpark lots of fun, avoid busy times, try to go lunch or dinner times. I have stayed in the gold self catering apt., the deluxe lodge, and oct 2010 had a family room in ocean hotel, which was nice , as it saved on cooking, if you do go s/c buy food from tesco in bognor, as spar in butlins is expensive and has basic food only. If you can go outside the school holidays it is less busy, as the shows can get busy, long queues for popular events.I would avoid the character lunch offer they have you can book online, it is a waste of money, if you stay in the hotels, you get a free character breakfast, which they dont say on website. The lunch was awful food, like a canteen,you sit with other families, the characters are rushed through, you get a balloon, and a gift, which you could buy from the butlins shop, and the characters walk around all the time so easy to see them for free. I stayed a week last time, and the activity voucher is good value, which includes rock climbing , bowling ,cinema, and zip wire, saving money, as some things you need to pay for as extra. I have been at easter, and halloween, and summer, nice to go during special events, as more going on for kids, really nice family holiday, and not at all naff or cheesy.
29 Reviews
0 Compliments

Surprising! And a Wonderland for Toddlers

27 Nov 2010
Visited with: Infant
I didn't expect to like Butlins and I must admit that I still found the chalets a bit run down and depressing, especially on a grey, cold, wet and windy day but I stayed in the Ocean hotel which is a world away. The Ocean Hotel is clean, modern, vibrant and well appointed. My room has all the mod cons and was as good as you will get at a low-cost hotel in Britain. The restaurant was well set up for acommodating children of all ages. I found the daytime menu to be overpriced for the quality of food but the breakfast was awesome and great value for money. The resort has amazing activities both indoors and out, most of which are suitable for toddlers upwards. It is a truly amazing experience for toddlers with all of their favourite characters, fun things to see and do on every corner and noise... lots of it. We liked the outdoor funfair best but also the indoor pool which had fun places to play for children of all ages. A great place to visit with pre-school children.
13 Reviews
0 Compliments

Butlins Rocks!

06 Oct 2010
Visited with: Child
Its very rare to come away from somewhere we have visited and not be able to come up with a huge ton of negatives as to our visit. However with Butlins negatives were near enough impossible. Me and Bex sat in the car on the way home discussing our visit and what we had/hadn't expected of Butlins. I'm not even going to deny that I had expected seriously cheesy dancing, cheesy songs, shack style accommodation, expensive food and activities etc. Butlins for me was always one of those places I had heard of but had never been and as far as my Dad was concerned, we never would be going! We were the Center Parcs style people! BUT when the opportunity arose to go to The MADs I simply couldn't turn that down and so dragged along Simba and Beckie with me. We were all extremely excited having been looking at their website for days before sussing out everything we wanted to do and see whilst we were there. Seeing as we only had two nights there we knew seeing all the shows we wanted to see would be impossible but we could dream! So whilst in the car on that journey home while I was driving we came up with a list. So here you go. Our MEGA list of pros and our small list of cons! Positives: Amazingly bright and colourful décor throughout the Ocean Hotel! Balcony was spacious and had table and chairs as well as signs warning you of supervising children. Chiller in the room, came in handy for all the drinks my son gets through! Plenty of plug sockets, I didn't have any trouble when it came to finding room for the Blackberry charger, Camera Charger, Laptop! Room was clean minus a few pencil marks on some walls but you expect that somewhere children have been! Plenty of storage in the room! More than expected, cupboard space and room under beds designed to fit your cases/holdalls Lots of information in the room about the hotel and facilities such as the spa. Shower was simple to use (I don't get along with showers normally) and the funky lights above it made shower time even more fun! Funky lights above the beds and in the children's bedroom. Having DVD players in both bedrooms was great for moody toddlers when they wanted to chill out for a bit! Check in/out was efficient and speedy The interactive game on the lower ground floor of the Ocean Hotel! I could barely drag Simba away from that! "Disco lifts" rocked! All they need are some true disco lights and they would be amazing! Spa prices were reasonable! Plenty of parking and all within reasonable distance of the hotel entrance Felt safe around the park even when walking alone late at night. Alcohol Gel around the park was a great idea! One that not many places pick up on! Variety of restaurants and eateries. Something for everyone! Supermarket on site had a great selection of foods etc. Close to the beach Arcades that weren't too extortionately priced! Thomas show was simply fantastic, even the adults enjoyed it! And a pre show too! Not having to pay for the carousel or the trampolines which Simba was obsessed with! Extras such as bowling, go karts etc were reasonably priced. Soft play area and children's rides within the dome were brilliant and all included in the price! Redcoats and all staff were friendly and approachable to the children. All spoke to them directly rather than the adults. Made them feel part of it. A special mention has to go to "Loz" the redcoat we met on Wednesday morning in the Ocean hotel restaurant at breakfast. Simba never speaks to strangers and hadn't spoken to a single red coat the whole time we had been there but something clicked with Loz and he had a great chat with her, which meant mummy could finish her breakfast. She was absolutely lovely and should have a promotion!! ;) Negatives Cleanliness and sign-age in the pool. The changing rooms had a heavy scent of urine and could have done with a deep clean. The sign-age around the pool also wasn't very clear as to what flumes etc were where and could have done with a map at the entrance to help you find your way around! Signs within the hotel were confusing when trying to find room numbers and god forgive me could I find the damned stairs! Every corridor looks the same! Limited room service menu especially overnight and NO DESSERTS! Scandalous! Weak hair-dryer! As you can see by the fact our positives FAR outweighed the negatives its safe to say we were keen to look at the idea of returning to Butlins again next year. Now for such a wonderful hotel, so colourful and vibrant I expected the prices to be absolutely extortionate and was pleasantly surprised when we looked to discover that they were actually very affordable. We came home and told Grandma all about our trip and she is now seriously jealous and wants to come herself! So Butlins watch out! We will be back!
2 Reviews
0 Compliments

Butlins Bognor Regis

23 Jul 2010
Visited with: Infant, Child
I have stayed at Butlins Bognor Regis many times over the past few years, staying in a Silver room, Silver apartment, Deluxe suite and at the Shoreline hotel. My stays have been for either 2, 4 or 7 nights. From the moment you get to Butlins to the moment you leave, you and the children will find something to do. Family Entertainment breaks are brilliant, with plenty of evening shows for everyone, the main venue Centre Stage is big, with plenty of tables and chairs to sit. It has a dance floor and two bars at either end, a shop and arcade. Access is by stairs, there is a lift but it is very small, so can only take one pushchair at a time, so can take a while to get upstairs. But you do get great entertainment up there. The other venue downstairs, doesn't seem to be open as often, but when it is open I found it is more for older children/adults, the room isn't as big and slightly more dark. There are also shows and entertainment in the Skyline ranging from wrestling to the must see circus. There is also a sports bar which has pool and snooker tables in and there is also ten pin bowling (where kids can play free at certain times). There are plenty of other bars, takeaways and restaurants including a chip shop (expensive for what you get), Papa John's - a pizza restaurant which does a lunch and dinner buffet, Burger King, a family pub. Both hotels have restaurants which anyone can go in (booking advisable unless part of your package) I found the best places to eat are the food court and Yaught club which is where you eat when on a half board, although you can eat there if there are places. Great choice of food plus kids section and unlimited ice cream, great baby facilities such as free food, mircowaves for heating, bib and highchairs. Daytime enertainment is great with lots for kids to do, including shows and activities. There is a free funfair (although go karts are £5). There is a play area for under 4's, I found this brillant with a new born and a 2 year old. The swimming pool is amazing, sections for young ones and older ones. It has slides, space bowl, waves and bubble pools. The accomodation has always been good and clean. Everyone so helpful, polite and fun. Located right by the beach and not far from the town centre, a land train also goes from the resort along the beach. Butlins is in easy reach by car and is not far from the train station (about 20 min walk through town centre and along beach) Taxis are available from station for about £4.50.