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Thread: Down-market Center Parcs or Butlin's : Center Parcs vs. Butlin's

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    Smile Centre Parcs V Butlins.

    I love Centre Parcs for its peacefulness, tranquility and for how beautiful it is. I love the Sub-tropical Swimming Paradise, a nighttime swim in the outdoor pool in february is just the best, and walking through the woods, breathing in the fresh air is just ace. The spa makes me feel like a million dollars and when it snows it's magical.

    I love Butlins for it's hussle and bussle, for the kids running riot and the evening entertainment. I love the low-cost food (compared to CP) and the friendliness of the Redcoats. Having a meal package option is fantastic and I find the food choices brilliant.

    So as a married couple without children my hubby and I would chose CP for its tranquility and the swimming pool, but book Butlins for the evening entertainment and the dinner package. Give me a Butlins holiday park with the Sub-Tropical Swimming Paradise of Centre Parcs and maybe the poshness of one of their resturants, say the Rouge, and we'd never go to CP again.

    Just my opinion you understand, we love them both.

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    Hi Kipper

    Nice to see there are one or two of us who like both CP and Butlins and can appreciate both for their own (very different) merits. I too love CP for the tranquility and also for the animals, but I also love Butlins for opposite reasons - which to me is a lively, wacky, fun-loving place. Sometimes I'm up for a quiet relaxing break at CP, whilst at other times I might be in a party mood and an adult weekender at Butlins is just the tonic. I see far too many CP "fans" slagging off people who go to Butlins and vice versa, but to me - a fun-loving person who also loves woodland and tranquility - I'm happy to go to either, though I only do adult weekenders at Butlins and am happy to support the fact they acknowledge adults exist, which unfortunately CP don't.

    I mentioned on here in another thread some time ago that Butlins should consider taking some ideas from the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, even if it was just to make their swimming pool buildings look more attractive like CP, rather than industrial units (I'm thinking of how ugly Bognor looks when viewed from the seafront). I also think an outdoor pool linked to the main pool (like they have at CP), complete with outdoor rapids, would be a big hit with Butlins guests. There is nothing that can beat soaking in a warm, bubbling outdoor pool in the dark with steam rising, whilst gazing up at the stars, and so far this experience has been unique to CP.
    All opinions expressed above are my own personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of Butlins, Bourne Leisure, or butlinsmemories.com.

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    Alton towers also has an outdoor pool like the one you described, although it's only open till late afternoon. I've never been to a Centerparcs, but I'm sure it's a great holiday experience. However I don't think Butlin's should try to copy them. Butlin's has its own unique offer that's just as good but different.
    So what've you got?
    You've got the Push Button Click. YEAH!


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    No, they couldn't possibly copy CP as the two places are both so uniquely different ... one being in a forest setting, the other at a seaside resort, for starters. What I think Butlins is lacking, though, is a warm outdoor pool, perhaps linked to the main building, like CP have. Also, from what I have heard, Butlins could take a leaf out of CP's book and open Splash later. The pool at CP used to close at 10pm, though in the last few years has started closing at 9pm ... I am sure some Butlins holidaymakers would appreciate later opening.
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    The whole raison d'ętre to thsi thread was that it was not about what we think, precisely the opposite. You see, give-or-take, we know what we think, it's why WE are on this forum. I suggest some of you read it again.

    Damn I failed, I thought I made the point well. The thread was about casting your mind back to what a child wants. How with only your child(ren) in mind (note the word 'only') you would make a few days in your child(ren)'s life a bit of paradise. In a bottle, why no parent in their right mind with only a focus on their child(ren) could even consider going pretty much anywhere else. [Without getting on a aircraft anyway, and note that word 'only' again., it IS the thread]

    There might be good reason to go to Center Parcs et al, however, no good reason will be about your child(ren).

    I mustn't be unfair, a good many of you clearly did get it.

    As for the rest...

    This, folks, is why I won't leave the house. There's no sanity out there. Now look what you've done. I've caught The Stupid by proxy.
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    Amazing, [Note I write this nearly 18 months since my last post here].

    Now go over the numerous and vast traffic relative to most other threads on this site my witterings received. [I have my conceit head on]

    They all read much the same so I pick this one at random

    "I love Centre Parcs for its peacefulness, tranquility and for how beautiful it is. I love the Sub-tropical Swimming Paradise"


    You are a moron.

    3/10 See me.
    Last edited by bigboysdad; 16-04-15 at 05:52 PM.
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