Butlins Big Weekenders 2023 | Dates And Everything You Need To Know

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Adults just want to have fun, right? Of course, you do. And there’s no one saying you can’t enjoy your holiday break with your kids…or even without your kids. Hey, maybe you don’t have kids but you still want to party it up like you there’s no tomorrow and in a world where you have no responsibilities. Well, have you ever heard of Butlins Big Weekenders?

A whole 3 day weekend where adults can rave with glow-in-the-dark wristbands, boogie at silent discos, sip on mimosas during brunch and so much more. What’s the best part? It’s exclusively for adults. Interested? Keep reading!

What is Butlins Big Weekenders?

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Butlins Big Weekenders is a chance for adults to get in touch with their relaxed and fun side, to channel their 80s and 90s nostalgia. It’s a chance for adults to have a big weekend, let their hair down and truly enjoy a break…a party break.

Enjoy three nights’ accommodation and a weekend of performances from fabulous headline acts, splashing pool parties, fan-fave club nights, and hilarious and fun-filled daytime activities that will leave you with an unforgettable weekend. With this brand-new break, that’s become so popular it’s back in 2023, with 15 headlining acts!

Stay in either rooms, apartments or hotels  – a home away from home and of course, where the hot showers and toilets are. It’s not your normal festival stay!

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When and Where is Butlins Big Weekenders?

The incredible weekend event will be at all 3 Butlin locations in the UK: Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness.

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Bognor Regis Big Weekender Events

March 2023

  • 3rd – 6th – Absolute 80s Weekender
  • 10th – 13th – Soul Weekender
  • 24th – 27th  – 90s Reloaded

April 2023

  • 21st – 24th  – Absolute 80s Weekender

May 2023

  • 5th – 8th – Back To The 2000s
  • 19th – 22nd – DJ Spoony Presents A House Full of Garage

June 2023

  • 9th – 12th – Absolute 80s Weekender
  • 16th – 19th  – 90s Reloaded
  • 23rd – 26th  – Back To The 2000s

September 2023

  • 8th – 11th  – 90s Reloaded
  • 15th – 18th – We Love the 70s
  • 22nd – 25th – Soul Weekender

October 2023

  • 29th September – 2nd October – Absolute 80s Weekender
  • 6th – 9th  – Back To The 2000s
  • 13th – 16th  – Replay Weekender

November 2023

  • 3rd – 6th – Absolute 80s Weekender
  • 10th – 13th – 90s Reloaded
  • 17th – 20th – Soul Weekender
  • 24th – 27th Back To The 2000s
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Minehead Big Weekender Events

 January 2023

  • 27th – 30th – 90s Reloaded

February 2023

  • 3rd – 6th – Absolute 80s Weekender
  • 10th – 13th – Back To The 2000s

March 2023

  • 10th – 13th – We Love Ibiza
  • 17th – 20th – We Love the 70s
  • 24th – 27th – 90s Reloaded

May 2023

  • 5th – 8th – Back To The 2000s
  • 12th – 15th – 90s Reloaded
  • 19th – 22nd – DJ Spoony Presents A House Full of Garage

June 2023

  • 9th – 12th – Absolute 80s Weekender
  • 16th – 19th – 90s Reloaded
  • 23rd – 26th – Back To The 2000s

September 2023

  • 8th – 11th – We Love Ibiza
  • 15th – 18th – Absolute 80s Weekender
  • 22nd – 25th – 90s Reloaded

October 2023

  • 29th September – 2nd October – We Love the 70s
  • 6th – 9th – Back To The 2000s
  • 13th – 16th – Oktoberfest
  • 20th – 23rd – Absolute 80s Halloween Ball

November 2023

  • 3rd – 6th – 90s Reloaded
  • 17th – 20th – Shiiine On Weekender

December 2023

  • 1st – 4th – Cream Weekender
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Skegness Big Weekender Events

January 2023

  • 20th – 23rd – Soul Weekender
  • 27th – 30th – Absolute 80s Weekender

February 2023

  • 3rd – 6th – Bootleg Ball
  • 24th – 27th – 90s Reloaded

March 2023

  • 3rd – 6th – Festivals of the 60s
  • 10th – 13th – We Love the 70s
  • 17th – 20th – Back To The 200s
  • 24th – 27th – We Love Ibiza

May 2023

  • 5th – 8th – Absolute 80s Weekender

June 2023

  • 9th – 12th – Back To The 200s
  • 16th – 19th – Absolute 80s Weekender
  • 23rd – 26th – 90s Reloaded

September 2023

  • 8th – 11th – 90s Reloaded
  • 15th – 18th – Replay Weekender
  • 22nd – 25th – Absolute 80s Weekender

October 2023

  • 29th September – 2nd October – Back To The 2000s
  • 6th – 9th – Oktoberfest
  • 13th – 16th – We Love The 70s

November 2023

  • 3rd – 6th – Back To The 2000s
  • 10th – 13th – Soul Weekender
  • 17th – 20th – We Call It Dance
  • 24th – 27th – Absolute 80s Weekender

December 2023

  • 1st – 4th – 90s Reloaded
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How Much is a Weekender Break?

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The party weekends start from £79.99, but they can vary depending on what accommodation you stay in and which location you choose. Whether it’s a room, apartment or hotel.

  • Rooms you can book from £52.00 per person
  • Apartments you can book from £59.00 per person
  • Hotel rooms you can book from £140 per person

Hotels rooms aren’t available for each location and hotel price does vary depending on the date. So, please check on their website before booking. But it’s super easy to book your comfortable accommodation!

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What is the Butlins Big Weekenders Experience?

Now, we’ve gotten to the best part. We’re here to tell you everything that you can do and experience here! From genre-specific music weekends, decade breaks and dancing to some of the biggest stars from Sophie Ellis-Bextor to Blue!

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Headline Performances and DJ Sets

You can’t dance without some beats and incredible music, right? Well, Butlins is here to provide some of the very best, from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s! Think Scouting For Girls, Boyzlife, Kim Wilde, OMD, Gareth Gates, Nadine Coyle and so many more. Who else? Atomic Kitten, Fatman Scoop, Club Fromage, Peter Andre…the names just keep coming as more will be announced throughout the year.

Not forgetting the brilliant tribute acts for some huge pop stars like Elton John and Tina Turner to rock classics like The Killers and Amy Winehouse. But that’s not all, head back in time to hear tributes of some of the biggest names like Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, and Spandau Ballet.

With all these fabulous music acts, you’re sure to be raving all night to epic tunes, screaming your heart out to the best lyrics, and grooving away to your favourite beats all in fancy dress! Think shoulder pads, beaded necklaces, neon tights and whatever you fancy.

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Daytime Activities

The nighttime may be alive with special guests, live music and secret discos…but it doesn’t mean the daytime is left without all the fun.

This British holiday resort attraction has everything to keep your incredible weekend abuzz with a whole range of activities.

Kick off the weekend with an outrageous opening party, sip on cocktails at the bottomless brunch or enjoy a splashing good time as you dive into the pool or zip down the flumes. Fancy something to keep you active? How about laser tag, soaring high with aerial adventures, enjoying tee time as you score the (lowest) points in Adventure Golf or whizzing around as you channel your Mario Kart skills with the go-karts?

Did you think that was it? Of course not! This fun and dance weekend isn’t complete without Bingo Bango, tenpin bowling, a game of American pool or attending some belly-laughing comedy shows. Then you can wind down and get quizzical with a chill pub quiz and you get in the pints or take a load off and relax in the spa. Hot tub, disco showers, foot spas and a sauna? Yes, please. Feel all the tension melt away, before you hit the dance floor in the evening!

A hassle-free, safe and unforgettable weekend is awaiting you!

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Food & Drink

Did you think we’d miss this out? Replenishing that lost energy dancing is important! And boy, dos Butlins deliver.

You’ll find plenty of eateries here. From an all-America diner where you can scoff down juicy big burgers, and dirty fries sprinkled with all sorts of toppings. Or a traditional fish and chips where you can enjoy crispy battered fish and golden chips. Fancy Italian? Don’t fret, there’s Papa John’s here, where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet! Choose pub classics at The Beachcomber Inn or flame-cooked dishes with juicy chicken at the Firehouse Grill.

Looking for juicy steaks, homemade lasagna and pies filled to the brim with yumminess? Or freshly made stone-baked pizzas? Ludo’s Italian is the place to be. Don’t forget about the sweet treats either. The Scoop Ice Cream Parlour has all the ice creams you could ever want. With lots of toppings and milkshakes too – eat your heart out and really channel your inner child!

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So, now you know everything about the brilliant Butlins Big Weekenders, do you think you’ll give it a go? If you love to rave, laugh your socks off, eat your heart out and enjoy some good quality time with your friends, then this may be the event where you can really let your hair down.

Looking for more activities to do for adults or even with the kids? How about intimate candlelight concerts? Relaxing puppy yoga? Or check out the BBC Earth Experience! If you need inspiration for things to do, we’ve got you.

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