Mid-summer Family Festival 2018


Friday 22 - Monday 25 June 2018, Minehead Join us for this extra special family weekend at the seaside. Brand new for 2018, see headliners Diversity, Andy & The Odd Socks and Mr. Bloom live on our outdoor stage, plus workshops and activities, comfy accommodation and street food, festival-style!

Festival Entertainment

Festival Entertainment

Friday 22 - Monday 25 June 2018, Minehead

It's time to dig out the wellies (or sandals with any luck!) and join us for our first ever family festival. Join us for Butlin’s Big Dance with Diversity, where everyone is invited to Gaiety Green to learn some moves from Diversity, plus they'll be performing live later in the evening. We have children's band Andy & The Odd Socks and Mr. Bloom performing on our new outdoor stage*, with lots more live entertainment the whole family will enjoy across the weekend including live performances on the green outdoors.

There will also be a performance from Diversity Juniors (DVJ).

*The outdoor stage is weather permitting, and in the event of bad weather all live shows scheduled on this stage will be moved to a suitable indoor venue.

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Big Dance with Diversity
Outdoor stage Whether you’re a seasoned professional or embarrassing Dad dancer, everyone is invited to Gaiety Green where Diversity will teach us some moves, flash mob style. Catch them performing live on stage later that evening.
Outdoor stage Calling all budding Tiddlers and their grown ups! Mr. Bloom and his band need you and your family up, dancing and singing along! Ideal for little ones.
Outdoor stage Rock out with Andy Day and his band of bonkers Odd Socks as they perform live, telling stories about aliens, dinosaurs and even a groovy hoover!
The most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all graces the stage with a rock twist. You won't want to miss this one! Ideal for the whole family.
Altitude Circus Show
Take your seats and be prepared to be amazed and astounded as Altitude, a live circus show, is performed live in front of your eyes!
Salute: Little Mix
Celebrating the music of The X Factor winners Little Mix, Salute is an all singing and all dancing live show that's perfect for all ages and a must see for fans.
Viva Spice: Spice Girls
Get ready to spice up your life as we transport you back to the 90s when the Spice Girls were dominating the world! Ideal for the whole family and 90s children.
Rocket Man: Elton John
For 50 years Elton John has been entertaining the world with his amazing catalogue of music. Charting his success, you'll hear some of the global superstar's biggest hits in this new musical show.
Jersey Quartet
Familiar with the sounds of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons? Join Jersey Quartet as they bring all those songs, unforgettable sounds and memories flooding back. Ideal for parents and children who love a dance.
Beat Street
Hitting the street with a boom and a bang! From the bustle of the day to the rhythm of the night, Beat Street is brought to life through singing, dancing, percussion and music. Ideal for the whole family.
West End Kids
The famous song & dance troupe West End Kids will be at Butlin's performing breathtaking, high energy song and dance with songs from "The Lion Guard", "Pitch Perfect", "Lion King", “Glee" and “Aladdin”.
0-5 years

0-5 years

For the young and old alike, our family festival is designed for the entire family to enjoy. We've got lots of tot-friendly entertainment lined up so your little ones will love the break as much as you!

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Join four of TVs most lovable, cuddly characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a brand new live mini show plus ‘Teletubbies Big Party' show.
Join Mr. Potato Head and his wife Mrs. Potato Head as they take you and your tots on a journey of finding your own true talent.
Butlin's lovable bears Billy & Bonnie are back in The Wizard, plus see them in their morning Rise & Shine Workout and evening Storytime.
Soft Play
Let your tots burn some steam in our giant soft play area. They'll love climbing and crawling their way around, meeting new friends along the way.
Spin around and around in a teacup or fly high up in the sky in a miniature plane. Our Tots Fairground has suitable, gentle rides for your little ones.
Mini jousters get ready! Our fully trained coaches will help your little ones learn the art of fencing. Ideal for ages 2-5.
Mini Bow
Perfect for children aged 2-4 years, Mini Bow is a greay way to introduce them to something new and exciting.
This pure puppet perfection will have your little ones in awe as they're told lovely stories by our special puppets.
5-8 years

5-8 years

From running off their energy in Fun Football to learning fascinating facts about creepy crawlies, your 5-8 year olds can jam-pack their day with brilliant activities and live shows sure to make them smile.

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Enjoy fast flumes and rapid rides or float round the pool in our lazy river. The perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy, even on the rainiest of days!
Slide down the Helter Skelter or whizz around in the Walterz; our Traditional Fairground is a great way to spend your day with rides to suit everyone.
A fan of creepy crawlies and animals? Then you won't want to miss this brilliantly funny family live animal show that combines learning with laughter!
Your children will love watching our lovable bears Billy & Bonnie perform live, with meet and greet (and snugly cuddle!) opportunities during your break.
Circus School
Your children can learn an exciting skill to 'wow' their friends with when they take part in the Circus Workshop with Gorilla Circus. These are drop-in sessions on Sat and Sun at Bayside Green, suitable for children aged 4+.
With all sorts of materials to spark the imagination and get creative with, your children can stick and splodge until their heart’s content. Bookable on resort.
Jump on board for a pirate voyage or head to Egypt with Butlin's very own colourful gang of characters Bud, Sprout, Pip, Mimi, Candi, Dude, Misty and Rainbow the dog!
Our Fun Football sessions for 5-7 years are a brilliant way to get your children outdoors burning some steam. Let them practice their skills, embrace some friendly competition and have fun with their fellow players.
New for 2018, Butlin's have teamed up with global football brand Mitre, to bring your children an exclusive Mitre Football Academy. £15pp, bookable.
Challenge your family to the king pin title and head to Hotshots for a game of ten pin bowling. We have lighter balls, buffers and ball guiders for younger children so you can all play together. Bookable on resort.
Silent Disco
Tune in to your favourite music at the Silent Disco. We’ll supply the headphones and our DJs will battle it out to get you listening. Great fun for all the family (and funny to watch!)
9+ Years

9+ Years

At Butlin's there's plenty of sports and activities to keep your teens entertained. Let them try their hand at Archery or learn how to drum some funky junk! All of this on top of our festival family entertainment.

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Trapeze School taster sessions
Work with trapeze specialists ‘Gorilla Circus’ to learn how to fly through the sky! And watch their shows on our purpose built outdoor trapeze. Ideal for 8+, £15pp.
Go for a kickabout during Fun Football or play for the win in our Teens Football Tournament. Everyone will run their socks off as they ping passes, rifle shots and show off all their skills.
It's time for your children to get their footie boots on and join our coaches for an exclusive Mitre Football Academy session for 8-12 years. £15pp, bookable online.
Try something new and learn Archery with our Archery GB accredited instructors. It's something the whole family can enjoy together, come rain or shine! £8pp, bookable on resort.
Ready. Aim. Fire. Your children can learn the art of air rifle shooting with our qualified coaches and shoot their way to the highest score possible. £8pp, bookable on resort.
Drum Workshop
Designed for ages 9-12, our interactive Drum Workshop involves using some funky junk and clever sounds to create some popular songs!
Magic Workshop
Our Magic Workshop for ages 9+ will give your children all the skills they need to get started in the magic world! Bookable on resort.
Get creative in our specially designed Arts & Crafts sessions for ages 9 to 12, where you can join in the fun and watch your children make a masterpiece! Bookable on resort.
Enjoy the thrill-seeking fast flumes or while the time away around the lazy river. It's the perfect way to spend the day together as a family.
Our Minehead Fairground features everything you'd expect and more! Your teens can enjoy the Dodgems, Waltzers, the Helter Skelter and a beautifully ornate Carousel to ride round and round on.
Fancy trying something new? Step on, lean forward and off you go! Great fun for all the family. £5pp, bookable on resort.
Do you reckon you can get a hole in one? Put each other to the test and have a go on our Adventure Golf course! £3.50pp, bookable on resort.
Set your heart racing with excitement and thrills by facing the Climbing Wall, High Ropes, Free Fall & Zip Wire. It's the perfect excuse for the whole family to try something new. Bookable on resort.
Head to Hotshots for a friendly (or competitive!) game of ten pin bowling as a family. With balls to suit all ages and strengths. Bookable on resort.
Settle down with your headphones and a bucket of popcorn in front of our amazing big screen for a family movie experience you won't forget.


Sometimes one of the hardest things about a festival can be the stuffy tents and lack of hot running water, especially when you've got a family's worth of luggage and children to keep safe. At our family festival all of that is taken care of! Choose from a variety of clean and comfortable accommodation where you can relax after a long day of adventures.

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Our new style chalets are nestled between landscaped gardens and two beautiful lakes. Ideal for family time together and perfect for a relaxing stay.
Choose from modern sea-facing Bayside Apartments to comfy and newly refurbished New Style Silver Apartments, with lots more in between to suit all budgets.
Our Seaside Lodges are located nice and close to all the action of the Skyline Pavilion. In these detached cabin style lodges, you’ll find space to relax and enjoy some time out.
Our Silver and Standard rooms make the perfect base for an active family who want to make the most of their break.
Food & Drink

Food & Drink

New for our family festival, discover yummy Street Food sure to get your taste buds tingling. Our dining plans offer lots of choice and set meal times inside our buffet-style restaurants, or take your pick from a variety of resort restaurants serving delicious food and drink that's sure to leave your whole family feeling refueled and refreshed.

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Enjoy breakfast and dinner every day as a family. Enjoy pancakes and omelettes, carvery, family favourites, flame grilled meats, authentic pasta dishes and lots more.
Ideal for families on the go. Enjoy a selection of traditional breakfasts and three course evening meals in our buffet-style restaurants.
Street Food
Breathe in the smells and enjoy wandering through our street food area, seeing what sweet and savoury food takes your fancy, afternoon and evening.
No trip to the seaside would be complete without a delicious portion of fish and chips. Plus homemade pies and crispy battered British sausages.
Refuel during your busy day at Ludo's Italian; offering a range of pizzas, pastas, and traditional Italian inspired dishes with ingredients sourced from Italy and local suppliers.
New to Minehead this year, our bright and breezy Beachcomber Inn has been designed with families in mind. It's the perfect stop off if you fancy a pub lunch.
If you love chicken this is the restaurant for you! With unique bastes and sauces you can customise your chicken to suit you, from super spicy to cooler flavours.
Inspired by the classic American diner, The Diner is the perfect place to grab a burger, hot dog or an authentic milkshake.
If you're looking for on-the-go lunch, Proper Cornish offer pasties, made in Cornwall and freshly baked each morning for the ultimate taste satisfaction, plus sausage rolls, pies and more.
Find some tasty treats in Scoop our very own ice cream parlour that sells the best (and most delicious!) real Italian gelato.