Butlins

Sun Holidays January 2018

the sun holidays january 2018The Sun Holidays are back!

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll probably know that we have been on many Holidays with the sun. We’ve been to Butlin’s many times and also gave Pontin’s a try.

Sun Holidays

This year Sun Holidays are working a little differently.  You can book online by collecting 10 token code words printed in the Sun from Saturday 6th January to enable booking from Monday 15th January. Or you can book via Sun Savers collecting 9 sun savers codes and book 2 days earlier.

Sun Savers

Don’t forget if you’ve booked a Sun Holiday within the last 2 years you should have received your email and/or letter for a VIP Sun Savers code during the first week of January. With this VIP code you’ll get priority access as it counts as one of the 9 Sun Saver codes you need and you’ll be able to book your Holiday on Saturday 13th January. A day before normal Sun Savers and 2 days before the main booking office is open.

If you don’t use sun savers booking will open on Monday 15th January

Available holiday dates

4 nights

February 5,12,19,26

March 5,12,19,26
April 16,23,30
May 7,14,21
September 3,10,17,24
October 1,8,15,29
November 5,12,19,26

3 nights
February 2,9,16,23

March 2,9,16,23
April 13,20,27
May 4,11,18
September 7,14,21,28
October 5,12,19,26
November 2,9,16,23,30

Holidays from £15
4 nights
April 2,9
May 28
June 4,11,18,25
July 2,9,16
August 27
October 22

3 nights
March 30
April 6
May 25
June 1,8,15,22,29
July 6,13,20
August 24, 31

Here are your codes.

 

Saturday 6th January           EASY
Sunday 7th January             BATH
Monday 8th January             LAKE
Tuesday 9th January             STAY
Wednesday 10th January      PINK
Thursday 11th January        COST
Friday 12th January             ECHO
Saturday 13th January        BOND
Sunday 14th January           CAPE
Monday 15th January

Enter your codes at Club950.co.uk to book your holiday.

£15 Holidays with The Sun (including codes)

£15 Holidays with The Sun

Here at Busylazymum.co.uk we think The Sun’s cheap Holidays are great! We love them! In the past 3 years we have been to Butlin’s 5 times and Pontin’s once all at a fraction of the price their own website’s quote.

The latest Holiday deal is open for booking here at Club950. All the information you need, park availability, which holidays you need to pay extra for etc can be found there aswell.

We went to Pontin’s Prestatyn Sands in February half term for just £38, albeit we were disappointed with the cleanliness, but not everyone has the same standards. I would suggest heading over to TripAdvisor and checking the reviews for yourselves before booking.

Prestatyn Sands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last time we went to Butlin’s was the weekend before Christmas 2016, Friday – Monday for the 4 of us, and we paid a total of £150.00 which consisted of the £38 paid when booked via Sun Holidays for the Accommodation, £36 Power Charge, Linen charge of £16 and £60 for our entertainment passes. We thought this was brilliant as we saw Santa and went Ice skating and there was more festive entertainment on top of all the everyday entertainment. We normally pay £120 when we go and it’s not around Christmas.

Butlins Skegness Lagoon Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to get something booked it is so easy! Head over to the booking site here and simply enter these 5 codes, 4 destination options and 4 date options and your options will show up.

The Sun holiday codes will be added here daily.

Code 1             POLO

Code 2             LOBE

Code 3              CHEF

Code 4              M7U6

BONUS            SWAN

Please pop back and let us know where you’ve booked. We hope you have a great time!

 

 

£9.50 Holidays with The Sun (Codes included)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here at Busylazymum.co.uk we think The Sun’s £9.50 Holidays are great! . We love them! In the past 3 years we have been to Butlin’s 5 times and Pontin’s once all at a fraction of the price their own website’s quote.

The latest £9.50 Holidays deal is open now for priority booking; this is if you’ve booked previously and they will have sent you an email with a reference number. Normal booking opens tomorrow.  If you head over to ukholidaysinthesun.co.uk it will give you all the information you need, for park availability, which holidays you need to pay extra for etc.

We went to Pontin’s Prestatyn Sands last week February half term for just £38, albeit we were disappointed with the cleanliness and you’ll be able to read our review shortly, but not everyone has the same standards. I would suggest heading over to TripAdvisor and checking the reviews for yourselves before booking.

The last time we went to Butlin’s was the weekend before Christmas 2016, Friday – Monday for the 4 of us, and we paid a total of £150.00 which consisted of the £38 paid when booked via Sun Holidays for the Accommodation, £36 Power Charge, Linen charge of £16 and £60 for our entertainment passes. We thought this was brilliant as we saw Santa and went Ice skating and there was more festive entertainment on top of all the everyday entertainment. We normally pay £120 when we go and it’s not around Christmas.

If you want to get something booked it is so easy! Head over to the booking site here and simply enter these 5 codes, 4 destination options and 4 date options and your options will show up.  Please pop back and let us know where you’ve booked. We hope you have a great time!

Butlins Christmas Fantasy Weekend

We took advantage of The Sun Holidays earlier in the year and booked the Christmas Fantasy Weekend at Butlins Skegness for the 16th – 19th December. On top of the £9.50 per person we paid an extra £80 for entertainment passes, gas & electric.  In the spring we had been upgraded to Silver accommodation using The Sun Holidays; this time we were not.

Checking In

Check-in was relatively easy via a drive-thru check in. We had a ground floor apartment in Lagoon Bay, approximately 500 yards from an entrance to the skyline and approximately 800 yards from the beach.

Accommodation

Standard accommodation was very basic as was its cleanliness. The bedsheets had stains on, shower ceiling had dead flies on and there was dust and cobwebs on the ceilings. We didn’t expect standard accommodation to spotless, so this met our expectations. (We brought our  own sheets just in case).

All-inclusive Activities

The Butlins Fairground was great and we spent a lot of time here as the boys loved it. We went for a swim at Splash Waterworld twice whilst we were there, it was really good there were lots the boys could do but it was also very busy. We spent a lot of time in the arcades. The play areas kept the boys entertained when we stopped for a drink in one of the many restaurants and cafes. The beach was lovely and quiet. There were lots of photo opportunities around the site where the boys posed for photos.

Live Shows (all inclusive)

Each day there were different puppet shows in the Butlins Skyline Pavilion, there were quite short but great for young children with a shorter attention span. They got all the children involved with songs or ‘he’s behind you’ interaction.

Friday evening’s show was a magician which the boys loved.
On Saturday there was a pantomime called Aladdin rocks which was really good, they got all the audience involved and there was a little adult humour subtly thrown in.
Sunday afternoon there was wrestling in the pavilion, I was a little dubious about this as watching people get hit and thrown about isn’t something that interests me and I thought it might be sending the wrong messages to the boys. I think I was just being over sensitive though as they loved it and would excitedly cheer on the ‘good guy.’

Optional Extras

You could pay a little extra to play adventure golf, ten pin bowling, take a ride on the go karts and the aerial adventures. We didn’t use any of the extras this time as there were plenty of other things to do at Butlins that were all inclusive.. I did surprise Alan with a massage at The Spa and when we met up with him after he looked so much more relaxed – definitely money well spent.

Santa’s Grotto

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.

Ice Skating

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.

Overall we had a great festive weekend, the boys had fun and we got to spend some much needed family time together. If your going to book a break with Butlins I would recommend going for silver or higher accommodation purely for the cleanliness.