When planning a family holiday, Butlin’s is often the first place that springs to mind. The family friendly seaside resorts are a great location for a few days away. However, as there are no dog-friendly options and with just three parks throughout the UK, it isn’t the most accessible. There are numerous alternatives to Butlin’s that can be enjoyed, both in the UK and in Europe, which we have narrowed down to the top 9 alternatives to Butlin’s. All of these alternatives to Butlin’s offer high quality facilities, fantastic accommodation and top-class entertainment in great locations – perfect for the whole family!
Haven holiday parks are great alternatives to Butlin’s guaranteeing the simple pleasures of a seaside holiday, with 40 parks across UK coastline. There are over 100 indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, providing something suitable for everyone. Even more exciting you can choose one of the 33 dog friendly Haven sites and enjoy some quality time away with the whole family, including your four-legged best friend!
Pontin’s is the smallest of our places like Butlin’s, with just six holiday parks in the UK. However, it is one of the most similar to Butlin’s. Pontin’s is the go-to place for fun-filled holidays with focus on entertainment and activities for all ages. If you feel like a child-free break, Pontins offers adult only holidays at two of their parks, here you and your partner or friends can enjoy a few days of rejuvenation!
3. Park Dean Resorts
Park Dean Resorts is the UK’s biggest holiday park operator with 67 award winning holiday parks. Even better, 65 of these are dog friendly and the majority have wheelchair accessible accommodation. Offering coastal, countryside and lake holidays, with a huge range of fantastic facilities to keep you entertained the whole family can enjoy plenty of holidays like Butlin’s.
What is attractive about staying at Butlin’s is their Just for Tots holidays. Luckily, Hoburne have holidays like Butlin’s with their own toddler-friendly breaks. These holidays have daytime activities and entertainment, separate activities just for parents and free breakfasts for children under five! As well, similar to Butlin’s, they have beautiful coastal holiday locations where you can have an unforgettable time with your family.
5. Park Holidays
They say it gets warmer the further South you head, so why not choose from one of 30 holiday parks along the southern UK coastline? Here you can enjoy a holiday very similar to Butlin’s as there are many seaside resorts to choose from. With unique accommodation options, such as luxury lodges or camping pods you are sure to have a great value family holiday.
Hoseasons is the leading company in the UK market, making it an inevitable place to choose that is similar to Butlin’s. With a wide range of holidays to choose from, every option is covered with accommodation ranging from basic to adventure to luxury. As well, man’s best friend can join if you book one of the Hoseasons dog friendly lodges. Enjoy an action-packed, fun-filled getaway, no matter your budget.
Unbeknown to many, Hoseasons also has many European parks which we are connected to. One being Villages Nature Paris.
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7. Villages Nature Paris
Villages Nature Paris is conveniently located close to Disneyland which makes it an ideal destination for a family holiday similar to Butlin’s. There are a huge range of activities to choose from, with the goal of being immersed in five different worlds to make you reconnect with the things that truly matter, offering a complete change of scenery to the bustle of Paris and adrenaline of Disneyland. The facilities range from a relaxing spa, a water park with a wave pool, a children’s farm and much more. Villages Nature also offers different sport activities such as stand-up paddling and cycling, very similar to Butlin’s.
8. Park Molenheide
Park Molenheide has been voted as the best holiday park in Belgium. Situated in the green heart of Limburg, Park Molenheide is the perfect destination for an adventure-filled family holiday. Enjoy a peaceful escape where you can unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday. One of the greatest alternatives to Butlin’s is Park Molenheide. Similar to Butlin’s water facilities, an admirable feature of Park Molenheide is its subtropical swimming paradise with 4 different swimming pools and slides.
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We couldn’t make a list of holidays like Butlin’s without including Duinrell holiday park! Perhaps one of the most fun alternatives to Butlin’s, Duinrell holiday park is connected to Duinrell theme park and during your stay at Duinrell holiday park you have free access to Duinrell theme park every day! What is more exciting than being able to stay at a theme park?