Summer Breaks 2018


Friday 20 July to Monday 3 September 2018The children have finished another school year, the sun’s out and it’s official - summer’s here! There are so many reasons to choose Butlin’s for a short break this summer from Splash Waterworld to our wonderful traditional fairgrounds and exclusive summer entertainment like the Big Top Circus, Diversity and Stephen Mulhern – everything has been designed with families in mind.

Summer Break Headliners

Summer Break Headliners

Join us during the school holidays and you’ll see Butlin’s at its best. Of course, it wouldn’t be Butlin’s without some brilliant live entertainment; headlining our school summer holidays in 2018 will be Stephen Mulhern on weekend breaks and Diversity and Mister Maker on midweek breaks, and that's on top of lots more entertainment and activities to help make your break one to remember.

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A long weekend just isn't enough? Stay with us for 7 nights and make the most of summer at Butlin's.

7 night breaks

Summer Exclusive! Stephen Mulhern returns to Butlin's with a brand new show for 2018 that's sure to be full of magic, comedy, and moments the entire family will love. On summer weekend breaks.
Diversity are back! Taking to the Butlin's stage this summer with a live show and exclusive Dance Academy. On summer midweek breaks.
Summer Exclusive! Join us under our Big Top in 2018 to celebrate 250 years of the circus, with a special British theme. Experience laughs and thrills with amazing acts from around the world. On all summer breaks.
Mister Maker™ Returns!
Summer Exclusive! Full of laughter, music and lots of big surprises, this family show will entertain everyone with its creative chaos and special guests, The Shapes, rocking Centre Stage! On summer midweek breaks.
Take advantage of our fantastic value for money offer, First Child Eats Free on selected breaks in 2018.
Our dedicated team of chefs work hard so you don’t have to. Each of our dining plan restaurants are buffet-style, so there’s surely something to please everyone.
If you're treating your family to a weekend break this Summer, have a look through our sample guide for a taster of what to expect.
Fancy a midweek getaway? View our sample guide to see what's on a typical 4 night School Summer Holiday break.
Other Entertainment

Other Entertainment

On top of our headline acts this summer we have a brilliant choice of entertainment and activities to enjoy during your break too. There's new live shows including Mr. Potato Head and our pantomime Cinderella Rocks, plus returning for 2018, the Teletubbies, Danger Mouse, Mr Men Little Miss and more!.
This summer really is Butlin's at it's best so come and join us on a short break and create some family memories you'll be talking about for years to come.

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Join Mr. Potato Head™ as he takes to the Butlin's stage in the brand new show "All eyes on you" this summer.
The most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all graces Centre Stage with a rock twist. You won't want to miss this one!
Returning to Butlin's for 2018, join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a brand new live mini show plus ‘Teletubbies Big Party' show.
Returning to Butlin's for 2018 with new shows, catch the famous characters Mr Tickle, Little Miss Sunshine and Mr Bump, plus new characters for 2018 Little Miss Naughty and Mr Grumpy!
Returning to Butlin's for 2018, join Danger Mouse and his trusty sidekick Penfold, as they perform live on stage at Butlin’s!
Join us for an exciting new show involving all sorts of animals and creepy crawlies, combined with learning and lots of laughter!
Butlin's lovable bears Billy & Bonnie are back in The Wizard, plus see them in their morning Rise & Shine Workout and evening Storytime.
Our colourful gang of characters return with a new show and interactive show for 2018, plus back by popular demand It's A Pirates Adventure!
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 by our cast of singers, dancers, percussionists and musicians.
There have been over ten years of laughter and entertainment with our puppet shows and we have a fantastic line-up of brand new shows for you to enjoy. It's pure puppet perfection!
Settle down with your headphones and a bucket of popcorn in front of our amazing big screen for a movie experience like no other with Butlin's Silent Cinema.
New Generation Wrestling is the jaw dropping home of televised British wrestling action. The incredible stars of NGW are seen weekly on TV in over 34 countries and now they are body slamming their way straight into Butlin’s!
Rocket Man
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.
Viva Spice
Get ready to spice up your life as we transport you back to the 90s when the Spice Girls were dominating the world! On all weekends and School Holiday midweek breaks.
Sports & Activities

Sports & Activities

At Butlin's there's plenty of sports and activities to keep everyone active on your summer break. Every resort has a full range of exciting activities, with many included in the price of your break. From Splash Waterworld to our brilliant Beach Sports, there's something for every age - see for yourself by looking below!

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A swimming pool like no other; Butlin's famous Splash Waterworld is a treat for the whole family. Enjoy the thrill-seeking fast flumes or while the time away around the lazy river.
After introducing the Dodgems to England in 1936, a Butlin's resort wouldn't be Butlin's without a Traditional Fairground. Every resort has a one for you and the whole family to enjoy.
Magic Workshop
Our Magic Workshop for ages 9+ will give your children all the skills they need to get started in the magic world! All part of the price, bookable
Set your heart racing with excitement and thrills by facing the Climbing Wall, High Ropes, Free Fall, and Zip Wire. It's the perfect excuse for the whole family to try something new.
Step on, lean forward and off you go with these latest self balancing high-tech vehicles. Suitable for 8 years plus. Extra charge of £8pp. Bookable.
A perfect place for your little ones to enjoy with all the fun of the fair. Our Tots Fairground feature great rides for the under 5s including Tea Cup Rides, Airplanes and Ladybirds.
Release the Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button in you at our Go Karts and whiz round the bends and shoot through the straights at all our resorts. £6pp, height restrictions do apply.
If you’re feeling creative then come along to one of these sessions where you’ll choose a piece of pottery to decorate. £5pp, bookable.
Our Activity Passes are a great way to budget for some of our adventurous extras. We have a range of passes including our All Action Pass, Adrenaline Pass or Flexi Activity Pass.
Drum Workshop 9-12 years
Designed for those aged 9-12, this interactive drum workshop involves using some funky junk and clever sounds to create some popular songs!
Mini Bow 2-4 years
Designed for children aged 2-4 years, Mini Bow is the perfect way to introduce them to something new and exciting. All part of the price, bookable.
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! For ages 8+, £8pp.
Circus Skills 5-8 years
Designed for children aged 5-8. Join the Skyline Gang circus workshop where you can learn and play parachute games, plate spinning and lots more! Bookable on resort.
Circus School 9-12 years
Created especially for 9-12 year olds, Circus School will see your children learning devil sticks, poi and more! Bookable on resort.
Our great Arts & Crafts sessions have been specifically designed for those aged 5 to 8 years, enabling your little ones to let their creativity loose. All part of the price, bookable.
Get creative in our specially designed Arts & Crafts sessions for children aged 9 to 12, where you can join in the fun and watch your children make a masterpiece! All part of the price, bookable.
Ready. Aim. Fire. Learn the art of air rifle shooting with our qualified coaches and shoot your way to the highest score possible.
Teens Go-karts
Get ready to fly through the straights, whizz round the hairpins and take the chequered flag. £3.50pp
Teen Bowling
Who's the king pin? Find out by having a friendly (or challenging) game of ten pin bowling together! £6.50pp, bookable.
Teens Adventure Golf
See who's the best putter and tee up for a round or two of Adventure Golf
Mini Fun Fencing 5-8 years
Our fully trained team will help your children learn the art of fencing. And don’t worry, we use foam foils so it’s completely safe! Bookable.
New for 2018, Butlin's have teamed up with global football brand Mitre, to bring your children an exclusive Mitre Football Academy for 5-7 years and 8-12 years. £15pp, bookable.
In the mood for a kickabout? Fancy some time to practice those skills? Our Fun Football sessions are split into three age groups so your children can get the most out of their time on the pitch.
Step into our Science Zone to get stuck into some seriously cool and hands-on science experiments. Joined by our partners the Royal Institution and L’Oréal UK & Ireland, plus many more; you'll have never known fun science quite like it!.