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Mumsnetters needed to visit a Butlins resort – free stay in return for feedback NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Jul-14 16:53:04

Butlins are looking for ten lucky MNers and their families to enjoy a free stay at a Butlins resort and post their feedback on MN.

Butlins say “We have been providing family breaks for nearly 80 years, and although we’ve changed with the times, many people still believe that we’re old fashioned and run down. We’re looking to change these negative perceptions and show Mumsnetters that we’re a 21st century holiday destination, which offers brilliant family breaks at great value for money”

We're looking for families who are able to visit the following resorts on the dates below:
-July 18 – 21 : Minehead, Bognor Regis or Skegness
-July 25 - 28: Minehead, Bognor Regis or Skegness
-September 8 - 12: Minehead
-September 15 - 19: Bognor Regis or Skegness
-September 22 -26 : Minehead
-October 31 - November 3: Minehead, Bognor Regis or Skegness
-December 12 - 15: Minehead or Bognor Regis
-December 15 - 19: Bognor Regis or Skegness
-December 19 - 22: Minehead, Bognor Regis or Skegness

You can pick the resort and date you’d like to visit.

The trip will include:
- accommodation
- breakfast and dinner
- all entertainment
- Splash Waterworld
- Fairground

In return for this free trip (worth on average £650) each MNer will be asked to:
- Make a video diary of their trip and submit this to Butlins. These videos will be edited and may be shown on the on Mumsnet, on and possibly elsewhere. They will be hosted on YouTube.
- Add feedback to a thread on Mumsnet – at least twice. We're looking for feedback before you go and when you return. These comments may well be used by Butlins on Mumsnet and elsewhere (including on social media, in the press etc). Your MN name will not be used.
- Add photos to the feedback thread (these don't need to show the children/ yourself, eg they could feature resort you’re staying in, food, etc)
- Add a review on Mumsnet to the Self Catering pages
- MNers visiting Butlins up to mid-September will also be asked to complete a feedback form for the Mumsnet Family Friendly programme

Unfortunately travel costs are not included, so please only sign up if you are happy to pay for your own travel.

In general, accommodation sleeps up to 6 people, but due to the combination of dates and locations, there are some restrictions. If you are interested, please apply and we will be allocating families based on their preferences and the rooms available.

If you'd like to sign up please add your details here.

We will be in touch with selected testers ASAP and their details will be passed to the team at Butlins so they can make the booking arrangements.

Thanks and good luck!

OP’s posts: |
MrsStark1 Wed 02-Jul-14 17:06:27

Completed fingers tightly crossed

diva100 Wed 02-Jul-14 17:09:52

Can do any of those dates

JadziaSnax Wed 02-Jul-14 17:12:59

Completed. Here's hoping smile

crispychicken Wed 02-Jul-14 17:15:57


MissHC Wed 02-Jul-14 17:28:08

Fingers crossed

Kleptronic Wed 02-Jul-14 17:32:11

Pick meee!

MimsyBorogroves Wed 02-Jul-14 18:04:53

Fingers crossed for this one.

llynnnn Wed 02-Jul-14 18:16:48

My dd's would be over the moon if we got chosen! smile

Iamblossom Wed 02-Jul-14 18:18:21

I'm going anyway and happy to feedback

avoiretre Wed 02-Jul-14 18:41:01

Please, please don't go to Skegness. It's an absolute dive. Not even fit for chavs. Has been like that for 20 years or more.

LeftyLoony Wed 02-Jul-14 18:44:26

What they said but about Bognor too

PickleMobile Wed 02-Jul-14 18:55:56

Oh dear, I chose Skegness as it's closest to us!

didiimaginethis Wed 02-Jul-14 18:58:24

Please pick meeeee!!!

avoiretre Wed 02-Jul-14 18:58:24

Have you never been before Pickle?

Nerf Wed 02-Jul-14 19:23:29

Going to Bognor in July and terrified after reading the current thread on dining! Very tempted to apply for the Xmas dates though to compare experiences.

DontstepontheMomeRaths Wed 02-Jul-14 19:29:08

I'd love to go. I've submitted my details. Haven't had a proper holiday in years. Here's hoping.

idleweiss Wed 02-Jul-14 19:49:03

Eek!! This would be brilliant! Always wanted to visit Butlins since my school friends used to go and say how great it was! Lol! Plus me, DH and DCs have not been on a family holiday yet, as funds are short so this would be great! Everything crossed! smile

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Wed 02-Jul-14 20:20:24

Love Butlins so my fingers are crossed.

Sizzlesthedog Wed 02-Jul-14 20:25:26

No thanks. Rather not.

QuizzicalCat Wed 02-Jul-14 20:28:13

Fingers crossed.

RainbowsStars Wed 02-Jul-14 20:30:54

Well I could but we're going to Centerparcs instead - some people have said that Butlins is just as good as CP, is it really?

BrieAndChilli Wed 02-Jul-14 20:39:26

Would love to get away as a family for a weekend. I work weekends so we never get the chance to go anywhere as it would cost us the cost of the weekend PLUS I would be down a weekends worth of wages for not working as don't get paid holiday.

littletreesmum Wed 02-Jul-14 20:40:22

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kazzawazzawoo Wed 02-Jul-14 20:41:21

I would love to do this. I've filled in the survey, but could only pick two choices due to work and school commitments. Hope that's ok?

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