6th - 10th May 2019
£720 Half Board - 5 Days
Our favourite resort to explore the great outdoors. Minehead is a beautiful seaside town in the heart of Exmoor in Somerset. This is where you’ll find our contemporary Blueskies Apartments, some lovely new restaurants and a beautiful sandy beach right on your doorstep.
Sir Billy Butlin changed the way the nation holidayed with his iconic chalets. Now to commemorate this tradition, we are bringing back the Great British chalet for the 21st century. Now open, our chalets are built around lakes and landscaped gardens, promising comfort and privacy in a place of colour and happiness. Our traditional fairground set in beautiful landscaping in Minehead is a wonderful place where guests can enjoy rides and attractions, including a helter-skelter and chair-o-plane. The best bit is that it's all included in the price!
We will leave Brighton around 10am and drive down to Southampton, where we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon we will break the journey by stopping for tea before continuing to Minehead. In the evening we will have dinner at our hotel followed by entertainment.
A lovely journey on the West Somerset Railway, a relaxing step back in time and a delightful evocation of the bygone days of travel by steam train. West Somerset Railway trains run between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead, making their way through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Quantock Hills and along the Bristol Channel Coast.
A relaxed day spent shopping in Minehead. We can enjoy a stroll in the village centre, which is full of nick-nack and charity shops as well as gift and souvenir shops.
A visit to Bristol Zoo, which maintains and defends biodiversity through breeding endangered species, conserving threatened species and habitats and promoting a wider understanding of the natural world. The mammal collection at the zoo numbers around 300, representing 50 species, including okapis, Asiatic lions, pygmy hippos, and red pandas
Sadly it is time for our return home. We will have a scrumptious breakfast and will aim to leave our holiday home at about 10am. We will take a scenic route back, stopping at Winchester for lunch and then down to Southampton for a tea break. We will aim to arrive in Brighton at 6pm.