I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a holiday snob. After years of holidaying abroad with my family and luxury breaks with Pete I’veĀ become kind of accustomed to boutique hotels and hot destinations. Don’t get me wrong, we pop down to caravan parks to meet with Petes family but it’s never our chosen type of holiday; it’s always to visit and spend time with them as a family.

So when Channel Mum told me they were sending me and my family on a surprise holiday ‘Centre Parcs style’ on the South Coast I had visions of scooting back to Chewton Glen and sipping champagne from a hot tub in a treehouse. I was sent a golden envelope which revealed the destination that was tailor made for tots under 5 … Butlins.

I won’t lie; and you can see from my reaction in my vlog review that I was slightly meh about it. My initial thought when I think of Butlins is theirĀ 80’s weekender which I’ve never been to but I’ve heard … wild things about! However I was open minded; the facilities for kids sounded great and I knew Jasper would love the Little Tikes land and Thomas the Tank Engine shows!

So with an open mind, myself, Japser and Jenson headed down first, followed by my parents the next day and Pete with Rhys the following. Butlins majorly exceeded our expectations. The Just For Tots week was as the name suggests, just for tots. The facilities were fab and the boys were well entertained! This isn’t a review blog post but I wanted to share my snaps and if you’d like to see our video review I’ll pop it below!dsc02123 dsc02124 dsc02125 dsc02127 dsc02128 dsc02134 dsc02137 dsc02141 dsc02145 dsc02149 dsc02157 dsc02158 dsc02159 dsc02165 dsc02168 dsc02169 dsc02170 dsc02172 dsc02183 dsc02190 dsc02188 dsc02204 dsc02207 dsc02209 dsc02214 dsc02227 dsc02229 dsc02230 dsc02232 dsc02235 dsc02244 dsc02255 dsc02257 dsc02264 dsc02266 dsc02273 dsc02276 dsc02280 dsc02278 dsc02285