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Butlins, Bognor Regis
11th – 15th April 2016
By Victor, Marcus, Eoin, Sarah and Sue plus Kirstine and Geraint.

 Butlins 201611th April

Some of us were collected by Options staff and driven to Butlins Bognor Regis, where, on arrival, we met up with Eoin. We all settled into our rooms and unpacked our belongings.

For the evening’s entertainment, we all went to Papa John’s to eat pizza, followed by ice cream (for those of us whose stomachs weren’t already full!)

After dinner, we went to Centre Stage to watch Greg’s Takeaway which was great fun. After participating in a quiz, we were then entertained by a live band called Rachel and the South Coast Boys. Kirstine, Marcus Butlins 2016and Eoin all danced.

12th April

This morning we all met for breakfast which we all enjoyed. We decided to visit the fair ground and to experience the various rides on offer. There were also traditional fairground games with prizes on offer; we all won pizza prizes!

After lunch, we went on the go-karts and tried our hands at archery. We excelled at this, and as we won 2 out of 3 games, were declared the overall winners. Whilst at the fairground, Marcus got a temporary tattoo!

Butlins 2016For dinner, we visited Beachcombers restaurant which we all enjoyed, after which, we headed back to Centre Stage to be entertained by The Ragdolls; this being a tribute to Frankie Vallie. Afterwards, we danced to Rachel and the South Coast Boys who were fabulous.

13th April

Butlins 2016Today was Sarah’s 50th Birthday.

We all chose to revisit the fairground and experience the rides we had yet to go on. Marcus and Eoin showed no fear of heights as they both scaled the climbing wall and did really well! We all tried our luck in the games arcade.

After lunch, we watched a performance of the Skyline Gang and Rumble in the Jungle, both of which were fabulous. As the weather was good, we decided to play adventure golf, which was won by Sue.

Butlins 2016For our evening’s entertainment, we had dinner and sang Happy Birthday to Sarah who had the task of blowing out a birthday candle in her banana split. We then made our way to Centre Stage to watch performances from a Little Mix tribute band and The Hitmakers.

14th April

This morning we went swimming with Eoin particularly enjoying the rapids, whilst Sue favoured the white slide. After lunch, we played in the games arcade and cashed in our winnings for sweets!

Butlins 2016A little later, we took a more leisurely approach to the afternoon and decided to play bowls. Victor excelled himself gaining a score of over 107 and not surprisingly declared the winner!

In the evening, we took our meal at Burger King before going to watch a panto called Aladdin Rocks; it really was a fantastic performance. Afterwards, we danced to Rachel and the South Coast Boys. It was an enjoyable evening and we were all tired by the time we retired back to our hotel rooms.

15th April

Our last day. We cannot believe our holiday is over as it has gone so quickly. We said our goodbyes to our newly-made friends and made our journeys home.