While Butlins may not be my ideal holiday personally, it is my ideal family holiday. There are few places we could take the children and have such a fun, stress free time while not having to worry about extra costs and whether they’d eat well (especially the little one who is very picky). While we all love being outdoors (in all weather – puddle jumping is our speciality), it’s nice to have a change and do something we wouldn’t normally. The Princess and The Pickle absolutely loved all the entertainment at Butlins and to be honest, Mummy and Daddy enjoyed it way more than we thought we would too. And when it all got a bit too much, we could just pop down to the beach for half an hour, which was surprisingly peaceful for May half term.