Friday 21 June 2013

Butlin's holiday memories

I remember when my son was four and he was a small speck of a child ! we took him to Butlin's at Skegness for the day and he had such fun ,I remember going on the Noddy rides that were there. Noddy was a favourite of his at the time though, if I was to mention this to him now he would no doubt cringe with embarrassment. We had only gone there as day visitors and I remember thinking on what was a practically hot scorching August day as we saw families laughing and smiling on their way to the pool. How I wish that we had book ourselves into Butlin's, as everyones faces were a picture of happiness , the day was magical and no request was to big or to small for the Butlins staff. 

My husband is from a large family, he is the youngest of seven children ( he 's now 43 but don't tell I told you his age !) , six boys and one girl so his parents had a very busy time with that large brood and when they took their holidays their place of choice was Butlin's . The reason for this was cost and satisfaction guaranteed,and with a great variety of activities no one was ever bored.

Butlin's Skegness in the 1960s.

Four of my husbands siblings at Butlin's Skegness.

Husbands twin brothers at Butlin's!

Ballroom dancing at Butlin's Skegness 1960s.

Dancing competition at Butlin's Skegness 1960s with a fairground in the background.
Butlin's Skegness accomodation 1960s.

My husbands late mother at Skegness Butlin's.

In those days there such competitions as lovely legs! but nowadays the competitions are much more suitable! 

The range of activities at Butlin's these days is mind blowing there's nothing that you can not do there , from live entertainment. a traditional fairground and even luxury spa treatments. Butlin's really does, span the generations from young to old everyone will feel right at home. Unlike the 1960s the traditional fairground is now a permanent feature.

There is a choice of accommodation to meet peoples different tastes from comfy rooms, well equipped apartments or one of their contemporary hotels.

So you see the Butlin's aim is still the same as it was all those years ago in the Billy Butlins era to make sure you get your sparkle back as a family.

Disclosure Sponsered post I was not told what to write, all thoughts words and opinions are my own.


  1. I've never been to Butlins but it does sound like a brilliant place to go. Some really nice memories there :)

  2. I've never been, but my kids quite fancy it! Love the old photos :)

  3. I've never been to Butlins, but I have also heard so many great things about it that I think it's the place to go, if you are a young family and you want to stay in the UK x

  4. I must have been a deprived child, we never went to Butlins! *adds that to the list for my mum*

  5. Great photographs, I can't wait to write about Butlins next month, I love, love loved the place!

  6. wow what fab memories, great photographs, and I have to say wow!! at the colour photos in the 60's. I have one taken of me in 1962 when I was 2 joining in a beauty comp of some sort, holding my number upside down with my ribbon untied and looking rather grumpy

  7. I love these photos, I went to Skegness a few years ago and its interesting to see the difference


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