Our first family get away. Minehead Butlins. Both myself and Justin had been there as children and adults and wanted an experience with our girlie before her baby brother makes an appearance.
Went to the toddler weekend where Justin Fletcher was there to do his show. We had booked for the weekend, Friday to Monday.
We arrived early and stopped off at the McDonald’s down the road for an early lunch as our daughter had just woken up and was hungry. While there I was hunting for a pram shop near by as we had both walked past Hollys buggy and not picked it up. Luckily there was a baby shop called “Coo Chi Coo” the owner was lovely and had a small range of buggies, but as we didn’t really want to spend a lot the cheapest there was £24.99 a Red Kite buggy but it didn’t recline or have the extras. We made do. Luckily Holly enjoys walking so it was only for nap times where we leant the pram back against us when she fell asleep. The women was very helpful. Turns out we were not the only ones that weekend who had forgotten there prams. We spotted 5 in total 😂
All checked in and found our apartment. Justin paid extra to have a lakeside apartment which neither of us had ever stayed in as they were new. It was lovely. Had all the ammunities if you intended on self catering. The rooms were tidy size. We did take a travel cot but we didn’t use it and used the children’s bed for Holly who seemed to adapt to the big bed, which was ideal. Bathroom was a reasonable size and kept clean for us. We only picked up some bits as we had opted to pay for the restaurant deal of breakfast and tea meals. There was always a lovely variety of food options and a section for the children meals, but they also had a choice of the adult meals of they wanted. Fresh food was also cooked at the various stations. Salad bar and desserts were also buffet option. Choice of hot or cold drinks also. I’d recommend this option to families and there is also a choice of pouches of food for babies.
We had a wander around the resort and they had popped up a soft play area and slides and small rides for under 2’s which was fab but busy.
Saturday was show day 😁 the show it’s self was brilliant and Holly enjoyed the songs and watching the dancing. Only downfall was entertaining a toddler whilst everyone was being seated, which took 45 minutes in total. Luckily we took our tablet for Holly to watch paw patrol to keep her occupied and not get adjitated waiting around.
Sunday was the day for exploring. We went swimming, which Holly loved and wore her out. She loved going around and around the rapids/lazy river. Wore her out for a nap after. Daddy enjoyed a pint and ice cream, while mummy enjoyed an ice cream. They had put out a little trikes section, which I thought was fab and that was very popular. We rented a big bike, where me and Justin peddled and holly sat at the front ringing the bell. Was a nice half hour around the site.
They had a range of shows going throughout the day, teletubbies, Mr men and a few others. There was a puppet show throughout the day at certain times. Plenty for Holly to do on the day but come 7pm it all stopped for us. We vacated to the room to shower and wind down.
All in all a lovely weekend and plenty for Holly to do but from 7pm onwards it died down. Which is understandable due to most of the childrens ages. Suited us as we were shattered from chasing Holly around so we would relax in the room when Holly went to bed.
Can’t wait to go back 😀 but as a family of 4 xxx