I had mixed feelings about this trip as it had been nearly 20 years since I last visted 'Butlitz'. Still, there were 8 of us, so if it was bad we would suffer together! It was the last weekend in January this year and off we set. Unfortunately, due to some of the party not finishing work early, we did not make there until after 9 pm and with the usual parking and finding silver class accomodation, we were all shattered before we started but made it out to enjoy a host of acts, The Dreamers, The Animals, etc thoroughly good night. Apartments were ship shape and Bristol fashion, although we did take the precaution of bringing own bedding, based on experience from 20 years ago and did make extra comfortable sleeping. Roll on Saturday! Breakfast did not disappoint, in fact it was fantastic! Plenty of everything and good quality.
Spent rest of day around different bars and amusements, a nice way to unwind. Evening started with dinner, which again was very impressive. Quick change into 60's get up and out early'ish to get somewhere to sit. These weekend do's are certainly popular. All acts were fantastic again, especially The Merseybeats, really took me back. Unfortunately, I had already booked to see a Pink Floyd tribute band (Think Floyd) back home before this weekend was arranged, so I missed Sunday entertainment but I'm told by rest of party that Marmalade were exceptional - best act of the whole weekend. Thank you Butlins for making a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable weekend. We booked for another 'Big Weekend' next year before we left, 70's this time and I'm sure we will equally enjoy as much.
- Also Known As:
- Butlins Minehead Hotel Minehead
- Butlins Hotel Minehead
- Butlins Resort
- Butlins Minehead Resort
- Butlin's Minehead