2013 was a great year for Butlins across all our resorts, but one of the most significant aspects of the year was the investment of £12m for the new Splash Waterworld at Skegness.
The new Splash Waterworld welcomed guests into a tropical paradise featuring tropical plants, perfectly heated swimming pools and air-conditioning; as well as fantastic rides to guarantee great family fun, including our Riptide Raft Ride, outdoor Lazy River, Jet-Stream and Vortex fast flumes.
Bognor Regis in 2013 saw the fairground experience a makeover with a glorious Carousel added as well as the more daring rides including Paratroopers and Trabant.
The popularity of the characters on resort also benefited in 2013 with the opening of the Character Theatre. Characters such as Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Fireman Sam and Mike the Knight as well as Butlins own Billy and Bonnie Bear now have their own stage to wow and delight the little ones with their brilliant shows.
The popularity of The Deck premium dining restaurant at Bognor lead to the opening of one at both our Minehead and Skegness resorts. The Deck offers a full range of dishes from around the world at our serving stations, including the chargrill, wok station and pasta bar.
Butlins is famous for its live entertainment and 2013 was no exception as we welcomed with open arms some fantastic new shows for your entertainment including:
Monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends took to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live.
The show featured Abby Cadabby who wanted to start a new band on Sesame Street! Together with Elmo and the gang they discovered instruments they never knew existed including pots and spoons, trash can lids, and even cookie jars! The show was fantastic family fun featuring everyone’s favourite furry and feathered friends
Blues on the Move
2013 saw the Blues Brother roll into our Butlins resorts with their show Blues on the Move. Based on music from the era the Blues Brothers film made famous, this was a show that proved a real crowd pleaser as our all singing and dancing cast brought songs like Everybody Needs Somebody and Shake Your Tailfeather to life.
Jacksons was a show that celebrated all that’s brilliant about the incredibly talented Jackson family. The show took everyone back to the Jackson 5 era and right up up to date with hits from Janet Jackson and the King of Pop Michael Jackson himself.
Cirque de Hilarious
Danger and humour aren't two things you’d normally expect to see together, but in 2013 it worked perfectly with this circus show. Full of daredevil acts and hilarious comedy routines, this was a real stand out show across all our resorts.
Please Note: These shows were featured across all our resorts in 2013 and may not still be showing.