Choose a one, two, or three bedroom self catering apartment, equipped with everything you could need, with a daily housekeeping service and a bed, breakfast and evening meal option if you wish, or rent a suite of one to three bedrooms with tea and coffee making facilities and a shower room, and have all you meals cooked for you by one of the range of family-friendly restaurants on the resorts. Alternatively, there are a range of caravans to hire on a self catering basis. All caravans are under 5 years old and access to Butlins’ Resort attractions and entertainment is included. As well as Splash, a subtropical waterworld with flumes and waves, there are the Go Karts, a traditional funfair, and children can meet Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and many other favourite kid’s characters. A sports court has everything from football to outdoor bowls, and after that you can relax and be pampered in the spa . All day and all evening there’s live entertainment in the weatherproof Skyline Pavilion, which is where you can also find a variety of restaurants, bars, a cafe and a shop.
Butlins resort has direct access to the long sandy beach. It’s possible to walk along the beach to the town of Skegness, but the distance is around three miles, so if you don’t want to walk or drive you can get a bus to the town from directly outside the main entrance of the resort. Skegness is a traditional seaside town with donkeys on the beach and a funfair, plenty of shops and places to eat. Visit the Natureland Seal Sanctuary in the town, where rescued seals are nursed back to health and you’ll see a surprising variety of other animals. There’s banger racing at Skegness Stadium, where other events include Bigfoot Monster Truck, stunt shows, and skydive displays.
Along the three miles of coast between Skegness and The Wash is Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve with habitats such as sand dunes and saltmarsh and great bird watching opportunities. There is a visitor centre, gift shop and cafe
From the Butlins Skegness Resort, in the opposite direction to Skegness, you can see the rides at Fantasy Island Theme Park. This is within walking distance and has a very large indoor and outdoor market. The rides vary from ones suitable for kids or families to extreme rides and there are additional attractions, such as fairground-type stalls and a games arcade.
Another place to see is Hardy’s Animal Farm, where there’s an adventure play park, tractor and cart rides and a chance to meet the animals up close.
The Parrot Zoo at Friskney is well worth a visit, a fifteen minute drive away, it houses the largest collection of parrots in the UK, as well as monkeys and tortoises. It has a cafe, licensed bar, gift shop and a children’s play area. Follow the brown tourist signs from the A52 or A16.
For a real, old fashioned seaside holiday with all the comfort and fun of a holiday camp, it has to be Butlins at Skegness.
Butlins Skegness has the following types of accommodation.
The following facilities are available at Butlins Skegness. Some facilities may not be available low season and some may be subject to a small fee.