Butlins Minehead Resort

A brief history 

The Butlin's resort in Minehead opened its doors in May 1962 and has grown to be the largest of the three remaining sites. It has a capacity of around 7500 and covers 165 acres!

In the early 1980's the site underwent major redevelopment and following solving the flooding issues by creating a moat / trench around the perimeter of the site the caravan park was first introduced to the resort. The site was relaunched and renamed "Somerwest World".

Further changes were undertaken in 1998/99 by building the Skyline Pavilion that we have all come to know and love and the final rebranding was done as they became what they are currently known as "Butlin's Minehead Resort"




Skyline Pavilion

With plenty to keep the whole family entertained including:

The famous Skyline stage hosting lots of amazing shows including the Skyline Gang, silent cinema's and character shows such as Thomas the tank engine, Paw Patrol, Titan the Robot, Teletubbies and not forgetting the wonderful puppet castle! Here you can also find small food vendors and the bungee trampolines.

It also houses a huge arcade including the infamous 2p machines, lots of small fun rides, the 3D simulator and teddy grabbing machines.



Food outlets on resort

Food outlets and restaurants galore await you with the likes of Butlin's famous Fish 'n' Chips shop, Burger King, Ludo's Italian restaurant, Firehouse Grill and the Beachcomber.



Centre Stage

Lots of shows from star studied acts have appeared on this famous stage over the years including Westlife, Diversity, Paul Zerdin, Stephen Mulhern and this years panto "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"


Second to the wonderful Centre Stage is the venue Reds! The entrance to this building is just outside the skyline and houses a smaller arcade, two bars and the large stage. Reds hosts shows for all the family including the awe inspiring Animal Antics and Theo the Mouse as well as excellent tribute acts like Bruno Mars and Queen. Red coat shows including the famous Red Coat Party Dances are also in here!


Studio 36

This is Butlin's latest venue to be added to the site. It opened its doors during the pandemic of 2020/21 to enable more guests to be entertained safely and now is growing to be a fantastic stage hosting some very famous acts including Fleur East, Twist & Pulse and Shane Richie! 

Splash Waterworld

No visit to Butlin's is complete without a visit to the fantastic Splash Waterworld! The indoor pool has one of the counties largest indoor wave machine as well as a lazy river, water fountains and three large waterslides. There is also a large outdoor pool suitable for all ages for when the weather is especially kind.



The Funfair

Right along the seafront is the free to use Fun Fair. It has rides such as bumper cars, helter skelter, mini pirate ship, carousel and the Butlin's famous sky swings! There is also an awesome Go Cart track (small extra cost applies)

Little stars indoor Funfair

Bringing younger children with you? Raining? Not a problem. The little stars indoor funfair is just what the doctor ordered. With large slides, bouncy castles and rides like the aeroplanes and teacups it will be guaranteed to put a huge smile on any little ones face!






The Highwayman

The Highwayman pub is situated on the edge of the caravan park with crafty bits being put on during the day for the kiddies and live entertainment of an evening including acoustic sets, live bands, karaoke singalongs and quiz's! there is also a resident redcoat to help keep the fun going.

Lots more besides!!

With the play fort, driving school, crazy golf, ninebots, archery, football and highropes you will struggle to find the time to be bored!