Imagine all the fun of a Butlins holiday with the sea in front of the camp and all the beauty of Exmoor behind it, and you have Butlins at Minehead.
There’s a choice of accommodation ranging from spacious one to four bedroom self catering home-from-home apartments, to suites of rooms which sleep two to six people who just need a base to sleep and use as a base to explore the area, and there’s the option to book on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, to completelt avoid cooking and washing up.
The camp also has a touring site for caravaning holiday makers, which is at the Exmoor side of the camp. If you prefer to self-cater some or all of your meals there’s a Spar supermarket as well as the Bake n Bite bakery, and a sweet shop. Other shops include a toy shop, newsagent, shops for gifts and accessories, a hair and beauty shop and a hire shop. There’s also a laundrette, nursery, multi sports courts, Splash Waterworld, and a cinema.
Entertainment for younger children includes gentle rides like Ladybirds and Teacups, or Messy Time finger painting and modelling with dough, or learn to play football with Billy Bear.
Older kids might want to be more daring on the Climbing Wall and High Ropes course, or there the water cannons, wave machines and water toys at Splash Waterworld, a funfair with rides, dodgems and stalls…all rides are free! A more relaxing alternative is to watch Bugs Bunny, Tweety and other characters’ crazy antics on stage.
Teenagers can also enjoy the Climbing Wall and High Ropes, or they could have an archery lesson, learn to break dance, watch a show of acrobats or see the crazy team from Sky TV demonstrate their scientific experiments. For the grown ups there are cafes to relax, have a coffee and a chat while the kids are occupied, or if you fancy something more lively there’s go-karting, funfair, bowling and much more, and for the evenings there are some fantastic shows, with live bands and tribute acts.
Just across the road from the main entrance, the golden sandy beach of Minehead stretches for a mile. You can take a leisurely stroll along it, or just sit and relax while the children enjoy the seaside.
Minehead itself has plenty to see, including a big variety of shops and eating places, and it’s station is one terminal of the West Somerset Steam Railway. It’s well worth buying a season ticket to ride on the steam trains for a day and visit the villages along the line.
Dunster Castle can be reached by the train and a walk, or it’s a five minute drive and well worth a visit. Buses also go from Minehead to many nearby places and a journey on one to Lynmouth and Lynton is an unforgetable treat.
There are almost too many choices of ways to enjoy a holiday at Butlins in Minehead.
Butlins Minehead has the following types of accommodation.
The following facilities are available at Butlins Minehead. Some facilities may not be available low season and some may be subject to a small fee.