I would say Butlins, but I am biased as we have a caravan at Butlins Minehead, my kids love it when we go.
We have only been to a Haven at Cala Gran , Blackpool, and used it for a base the entertainment venue was very small.
We do like Pontins but the chalets are a bit run down in Blackpool, 1960 style!!
Went to Unity farm in Brean and their clubs were good too.
we try to go to Minehead once a yr ( twice this yr!)
they love the pool and the fair and the evening / afternoon entertainment.
there is always plenty to do ,and we go to the beach which is just opposite,and into the town too.
there are activities that need to be paid for, eg go karts,bungeee trampoline,climbing wall,and of course the arcades etc !
but we give them a "budget" and they know how much they have to spend each day and are fine with that
we save all 10 and 2p pieces for when we go!
what are the food facilities like?? much variety??
my sister went half board ( silver) , and said it was ok.bit samey but lots of choice ,so something for everyone
we have eaten in the Yacht club,which is a buffet.was nice,plenty of choice etc this is where you eat, when booking half board Gold accomodation
theres also pizza hut,the sun & moon pub etc
We all thought the food was very good.
We were silver and it's a big open canteen style area.
Think there were about 3 sections, but each had the same so no big queues.
Lots of choice at breakfast Porrige yogurts toast full english etc
Dinner a few selections, salads, baked pots couple of main meals. I like to mix and match which you could do.
If you didn't like something you can go and get something else.
Also I think if youre half board your nearer the food so nearer the main complex, we were. only 3 rows back.
Down side was we didn't have a living room, we hired a mini fridge for the week end for the morning coffee!!!
never been to butlins but just booked a half price spring bank holiday with the walker's crisps 'brit trip' promotion to butlins skegness - looking at the brochure there looks to be more to do for kids and free/cheaper too. and of a better quality to say its the same company. Bourne leisure own Butlin's, Haven, British holidays,park resorts,oasis/centre parks.
I don't think you could ever say that about Butlins. When we went to Butlins it was hard trying to fit in everything we wanted to do.
At Haven it was very poor quality! I've heard better karoke!
For the price your are better off at Butlins in my opinion.
It seems to take an age to get to the park when coming off the motorway to get there but going into town/Blackpool etc is a doddle, even at the busy illuminations time when we usually go.
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