A birthday weekend at Butlin’s Bognor Regis | Part One


Last weekend we spent 3 nights at Butlin’s Bognor Regis on the south coast of England. It was Olly’s fourth birthday too so we were all rather excited to pack a little suitcase each and head down to the seaside for some quality family time together.

Sunrise over Butlins Bognor Regis

We didn’t really know what to expect from Butlin’s to be honest, we knew it was a holiday resort for families and having looked on their website before our arrival, we knew what kind of activities were on offer. But until you’re there and you experience it all for yourself, you never really know what it’s going to be like. As with everything we do as a family, we try and make the best of our experiences, so with an open mind and our swimming cossies and winter coats packed, we drove down to Bognor Regis for a weekend of adventure and family fun.

Wave hotel Butlins Bognor Regis

Accommodation in the Wave Hotel

We booked a Dolphin Room in the Wave hotel that slept 2 adults and 2 children. We were on the fourth floor with a view over the main resort. We loved how modern the room looked and it looked very clean and comfortable. The bedroom for children was brilliant as it had a nautical design with a bunk bed. It also had a port hole window in the door which made you think you were on a submarine. Olly was delighted that both his beds had TV’s at the bottom so he could watch something different in his own room.

Dolphin Room Wave Hotel Butlins Bognor Regis

Top tip: Take a pair of headphones for your children to plug into their own TV’s.

Our room had all the usual hotel facilities including tea and coffee supplies, a kettle, a small fridge, a safe and a hairdryer. We also had towels and daily housekeeping as part of our stay.

Childrens room Wave hotel Butlins Bognor Regis

We were really impressed with the room, we didn’t really spend enough time in it apart from sleeping and using the bathroom. We found it really clean and surprisingly quiet given that it was the start of the February half term holidays with plenty of families on resort.

Wave hotel Butlins Bognor Regis

towel elephant Butlins Bognor Regis

You can find Part Two of our Butlin’s experience – Activities for 4 year olds here
and read Part Three of our Butlin’s experience – Food at Butlin’s here

For last minute availability and to book your family break to Butlin’s, visit their website at www.butlins.com

Disclaimer: We are Butlin’s Family Bloggers

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  • Reply Plutonium Sox 17/02/2017 at 6:26 pm

    Oh this looks incredible Emma, I love the nautical theme in the children’s room. When I went to Europa-Park they had boat bunk-beds and my children would love it so much, I didn’t realise there was something similar in the UK, definitely worth considering booking these rooms if we head to Butlins. Although I’m also impressed that some of the caravans in Skegness Butlins accept dogs so we may go to those ones so that the dogs can come along too.

    • Reply Emma 19/02/2017 at 2:22 pm

      Boat bunkbeds sound amazing! We were really surprised at how comfortable our stay was. Such a great place for families x

  • Reply Newcastle Family Life 22/02/2017 at 3:40 pm

    I have never been to Butlins before and like you have no idea what to expect. Your room looks really nice though, nothing at all like I expected Butlins to be like xx

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