Being there, brought back so many memories of my own childhood and of Butlin's and how it used to be in the mid to late 70's.
As a child, we would regularly take our annual Summer holiday at Butlin's Barry Island. I remember the rows of rather utilitarian self-catering chalet accommodation and the chilly outdoor swimming pool. We would take the train to our destination, armed with buckets and spades. We always went self-catering and would eat out for a treat.
|Ready To Brave The Pool 1974|
|Ready For An Evening Of Entertainment (Little Me with My Daddy!)|
While we were there Butlin's celebrated its 77th year. So much has changed over the years but the fundamental ethos to provide seaside holidays for families remains at its heart.
Over the following days, I will be writing all about our holiday at Butlin's Bognor Regis and sharing our thoughts and our experiences. I hope you enjoy reading about how we enjoyed holidaying at Butlin's in 2013. It's a far cry from my childhood memories!