In December 2016 we took advantage of The Sun’s £9.50 Holidays and went to Christmas Fantasy Weekend at Butlins in Skegness for the weekend of 16th -19th. We paid a little extra for entertainment passes. You can read my full review here: Butlins Christmas Fantasy Weekend, but for Blogmas I’m going to concentrate on the Christmas side of things.
Most of the Butlin’s site was decorated for Christmas, the only areas that weren’t were the accommodation, but we made it a bit festive with our own 3ft pre-light tree. Buddy our elf also came with us and surprised us with a Northpole Breakfast on the Saturday Morning.
We went to see Santa at his grotto in Butlins which was included in the price. We had been given a time slot when we checked in and this helped keep the queue at bay, there was a short wait but it would have been hectic if they’d done first come, first served. As we got to the front of the queue we told the elf that Tristan is dairy-free and he said that shouldn’t be a problem. Went off and came back and told us it was fine. We went in and saw Santa & Mrs Clause and we posed for a group photo taken by Mrs Clause. Tristan received a large bag of Haribo and Lewis received a selection box.
Before this weekend I had never been ice skating as I’ve always had a fear of falling over and having my fingers chopped off by the blades. I know that probably sounds crazy but I have a something called hypersensitivity which is basically seeing the risks and the worst outcome and then being overprotective, so ice skating was a really big deal for me. Alan talked me into it and the boys were really excited when we walked past so I anxiously gave it ago. I wasn’t whizzing round the rink but I’m glad I gave it ago. The boys used penguin aids which were also a great cover for my inexperience on the ice.
This year Butlins Christmas Fantasy breaks include Whittington Rocks Pantomime, Danger Mouse Live, Teletubbies Big Party, The Rollerboys as well as Christmas themed Entertainment. This years breaks haven’t sold out yet so you can book yours here for around £150 for a family of 4.