This week I am linking up with The Olivers Madhouse and their Magic Moments Monday linky
Our holiday to Butlins last week was one long ‘Magic Moment’ and so I found it fitting to link up!
We booked a midweek ‘tots’ break at Bognor Regis in Sussex. Location wise, it’s situated well, as it’s close to Brighton and Worthing etc. This meant we only had a short drive of about an hour from Bournemouth too. We arrived at 12pm, and immediately went inside the pavilion for some Family fun!
At Bognor Regis they have a funfair outside (Like Minehead and Skegness) and they also have an indoor tots funfair. Straight away, Gabriel went on all the rides. We then ventured into the lego play areas and craft areas. There is so much to do!
At 3pm we checked into our room and then went for dinner. We had booked an inclusive meals package with our break and so breakfast and evening meal was included. The food was good. We’re vegetarian and always found a good selection of food available. They gave us baby food for Willow (Heinz) and Gabriel ate a great range of food too. We all especially loved the chocolate torte cake for dessert!
Throughout our stay we went to lots of shows and character theatre. Our favourites were Sesame Street, Thomas and Friends and Fireman Sam. The quality of the shows was fantastic and Gabriel loved them all. We spent a lot of time in the week wandering around the complex riding the different rides, playing on the amusements and Dave and I had a small air hockey tournament! (Which became slightly competitive but was so so funny!) I also won a Peppa Pig toy on a ‘grabber’ machine. We were all overjoyed at that, we love Peppa!
On an evening we ate then headed to the one of the evening entertainment venues to watch the Family shows. We didn’t stay late, but there is also a nightclub on site for those who can stay awake long enough!
We saw an impressionist and some cabaret acts. Gabriel loved attending the tots disco and danced away with the Redcoats!
We also visited the fun fair outside, played in the outdoor play areas,took a walk in Bognor Regis along the beach and went swimming in the fabulous Splashworld at Butlins. They have slides, bubble pools, climbing frames, waves and rapids. We didn’t stop!
Inside the Pavillion, the soft play areas for babies and toddlers are so wonderful we never ran out of things to do despite the odd rain shower. Willow loved the ball pool and they have lots of baby toys available too.
During the week Gabriel also attended ‘Soccer Tots’ Dave was very excited about taking him as he himself is very passionate about football! Gabriel loved it! He wore a football bib, did some drills and kicked the ball about. At the end of the week he was presented with a medal and a certificate, he went on stage all by himself for the presentation! Dave and I were so proud of him. They said he was the youngest player they’d had completing the programme! I was so emotional when I saw him on stage collecting his medal. Our little boy is growing up!
We had an absolutely wonderful week, and will be sure to return. Gabriel and Willow absolutely loved the shows and activities their beaming smiles all week were the evidence! If you have Children under five I’d definitely recommend a stay at Butlins Bognor Regis on one of their term-time breaks!