Well I haven’t written a blog post in weeks! It has been a crazy few weeks with end of term madness, early mornings mucking out the pony and the run up to Christmas 🎄
Back a few months ago I booked a weekend at Butlins Minehead for the Christmas fantasy. I booked it through The Sun holiday promotion they do a couple times a year. We have done this before about 3 years ago. The team do a fantastic job making the holiday park look festive.
We were last here back in July when we stayed in an apartment (this is where we usually stay) and had the premium food court dining. This time I booked the standard room option and on the online booking chose the half board option. When we arrived to collect our key cards I have to admit I was a little disappointed we hadn’t been upgraded. We usually get upgraded to Silver accommodation due to the fact we visit frequently; Then we realised that the food option we were given was basic – I initially panicked as we are used to the premium food court, so tried to upgrade, however apparently there wasn’t any space. We went to the Ocean drive food court not knowing what to expect. I am happy to say the food was fine and there was a good selection, the only main differences I noticed was it has slightly less of a selection of food and the tables and chairs were fairly basic. The other difference is there is no bar, which doesn’t really affect us as we can just go to a bar after tea.
After tea we went to the skyline tent to have a look around, I t is beautifully lit up. There was a tribute to Ed Sheeran on stage – he was really good.
My boys spotted a fake ice skating rink in the skyline tent and I think this is what we will be up to today!
We did a spot of bowling which was great fun.
We then went to Reds to have a drink.
Then had an awful night’s sleep due to the paper thin walls it is like we are literally in the same room with our neighbors. When we came to the Christmas fantasy 3 years ago we had our window smashed by someone thumping them. Well since then we have always made sure we were not ground level. We are ground level this time and my son is so anxious it is going to happen again that he barely slept last night. So today maybe an interesting day!!
Apart from the accommodation the food is ok and the entertainment and decor is great.
I’ll be back to report how it’s gone!