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Butlins Private Events

What to expect

So you have booked, or would like to book a break during one of the periods when Butlin’s hosts private events?

There are two main types of event:

Spring Harvest

The whole of the Butlin’s complex is run and managed by the Spring Harvest group. During this Monday to Friday Easter event, you can expect that no entertainment is available to caravan guests, unless you have also purchased Spring Harvest passes. Wristbands are still required, but are provided free of charge. The wristband will allow admission to Skyline, Swimming, Fairground and playgrounds. Shops and restaurants will also be open and available where space permits. Hotshots and Jellyfish lounge may operate restricted hours.

ESF (Children’s Football Festival)

These weekend events usually takes over all the accommodation at Butlin’s, however all venues remain open. You can expect some disruption, including the closure of at least one venue on the Sunday for presentations. Wristbands are required, and included in the price. Most children’s bookable activities are available, for example T-Shirt printing, Climbing wall, High Ropes, Archery and Laser Tag.  Swimming, play grounds and fair grounds are open too. Shows are usually limited to Red coats, tribute acts, Karaoke and DJs. Peppa pig usually makes an appearance too!

Fri, 7 JuneBack to the 2000sOver 18s Only
Fri, 14 JuneAbsolute 80sOver 18s Only
Fri, 21 June90s ReloadedOver 18s Only
Fri, 6 September90s ReloadedOver 18s Only
Fri, 13 SeptemberReplay WeekenderOver 18s Only
Fri, 20 SeptemberAbsolute 80sOver 18s Only
Fri, 27 SeptemberBack to the 2000sOver 18s Only
Fri, 4 OctoberBootleg Ball Cancelled
Over 18s Only
Fri, 11 OctoberWe Love the 70sOver 18s Only
Fri, 1 NovemberBack to the 2000sOver 18s Only
Fri, 8 NovemberSoul WeekenderOver 18s Only
Fri, 15 NovemberWe Call it Dance
Over 18s Only
Fri, 22 NovemberAbsolute 80sOver 18s Only

** During these 3 day private events, most facilities are still open, however you should expect some disruption, and Butlins' own entertainment will be reduced. Prices reflect this. Passes are still required and included.
*** During these 4 day private events, facilities are significantly reduced. Prices reflect this. Passes are still required and free of charge.

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