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Saturday 11th April 1936

Butlin's is more than a name, it's a place that has created so many memories and smiles. Continuing today, it continues to represent Butlins in three remaining resorts, Minehead, Bognor Regis, and Skegness. When Sir Billy Butlin started, he had expanded his legacy to ten camps, located at AYR, Pwllheli, Mosney, Barry Island, Minehead, Bognor Regis, Clacton, Filey, Skegness, and the Caribbean. Only one camp had closed under Sir Billy Butlin and that was the Caribbean and that was because of timing as the camp continued to be a success.

Butlin's name was also represented in hotels, located at AYR, Blackpool, Cliftonville, Llandudno, Saltdean, Scarborough, and Skegness. When Rank purchased Butlins, they continued to expand the hotel division to Torremolinos and London. The first hotel to open should have been Borehamwood, however, this was closed down for the use of the war.

However, there was to be another change as in 1998, the current owners of that time, the Rank organisation, had made a bold move to change Butlins. Three remaining resorts were to remain as Butlins as Pwllheli and AYR were transferred to the sister company Haven, which they remain to this date. Minehead, Bognor Regis, and Skegness had pavilions installed and the transformation had changed a great deal. All the hotels were closed, as Rank took Butlins in a new direction with a new name "New Butlins Family Entertainment Resorts".

In late 2000, Bourne Leisure Limited had made a deal to buy the Rank holiday division, which included Butlins, Havens, Oasis, and Warners. As time has continued to pass by, Bourne has brought back the hotel division into the resort of Bognor Regis. The three hotels are named "Wave, Ocean, and Shoreline". The redcoat uniform was changed back to a more traditional look with the logo looking near to the original. Millions of pounds have now been invested back into the three resorts with a new pool at Bognor Regis costing £40 million pounds. It was announced that a new stakeholder has joined the Butlins adventure, named Blackstone. In 2022, Butlin's had a new owner and is now operated by the Harris family. 

Butlin's Menu

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Butlin's and Butlin's Holiday Worlds Postcards

Click on the photo above the button below to view the postcards I have uploaded from my collection so far. 

Butlin's Campers Memories

Sharing the memories from the campers, also known as guest. Click on the photo above or via the button below to view they amazing memories 

Butlin's Amusement Parks and Freshfields camps

Read the stories of Freshfield camps and the Butlin's Amusement Parks at Littlehampton, Hayling Island and Felixstowe.

Where is all started and washing related items

Read about how this one simple item had started me with collecting Butlin's memorabilia items. That one important time and its meaning has.

Butlin's Uniforms

Here are my collection of Butlin's uniform, badges and documents that are staff related. 

Promotional Items

Here is my collection of promotional items, including the important story of Iris, who became the face of Butlins for many years, including a Monopoly Board.


A collection of photos that I have purchased over the years show Butlin's frozen in time. Amazing to own these beautiful items. 


With all the fun Butlin's has on offer to all in the hotels and camps, there is also the additional fun from home. Here are the games that I have uploaded so far for you to enjoy and remember

Donkey Derby

The Donkey Derby, isa Butlin's tradition that so many people have memories. 


Butlin's vouchers are given as a treat from another or can be used within the camps/hotels to treat yourself. Today, they continue in a form of an app and sometimes in a small booklet.

Programs and Guides

Here are the Butlins programs and guides that I have uploaded for all to view so far. There is much more to come from this area to be added as they show you a great deal of information including former advertisements.

Festival Programs

Festival programs for them special moments at Butlins. These reunions and festivals have been a Butlin's tradition for many years.

Dancing Festival and Competitions 

Butlin's has a very strong connection to dancing with may competitions and festivals. Come and view the items that I have uploaded showing you what was involved.

Salvation Army at Butlins

The special events that were held at Butlins from private hire. The salvation army was one of these special events.

Chalet Related items

Anything from my collection that is related to the chalet, including keys, key cards and posters.

Book related items

Everything related to books and items is in this area of the website

Smoking-related items

Everything related to smoking and items is in this area of the website


Here is my collection of badges uploaded so far


Here is my collection of medals that you would have received for competitions and events such as sports and dance. 

Food Related items

Self-catering to half-board or at one stage, full-board. This area will show you items that I have collected related to this area of Butlin's


Here is my collection of bags that would have been used in shops and other areas

Memos and Letters

Before email, we had memos and letters that were typed. This area shows you my collection of the letters that Butlins would have used at one stage. Today, it's mainly done by the use of apps or the internet.

Booking Forms

A collection of the Booking forms that Butlins had before you had the world of the internet

Card Items

A collection of cards, stamps and other items

Butlin's Activity items

A collection of activity items that I have uploaded from my collection

Butlin's Dressing up

Fun with dressing up as a Butlin character and increase the magic of that moment for us all

Butlin's Caravans items

Read more about the Butlin's caravans and about a holiday home at Butlins with my collections

Butlin's Bingo Items

Butlin's Bingo with the additional fun of Bingo Bango. View the items that I have uploaded

Newspaper Clippings

Showing Butlin's image in the newspapers with these clippings that I have collected over the years.

Press News

Links to websites showing you Butlins in the news on the internet.


Click on the photo or the button below to view the videos of Butlins that are available for you to watch for free.

Join one of our groups and chat about Butlins

Private Group
Private Group Settings

This group is a part of this website and has the Facebook Private Group setting. 

Public Group
Public Group Settings

This group is a part of this website and has the Facebook Public group settings

Facbook Page

This is the only Facebook page that represents this website. Please feel free to follow for the updates for the website.

Send Mark a message to have a chat!

Just click on an icon below to send  Mark a message to chat about your time at Butlins and memories

Who and What is Butlin's Memorabilia Website

Mark Banks owns and created this website to show his collection of Butlin's memorabilia items. It was created during my spare time at work and is a hobby of mine and has since grown into a site that offers a chance for others to smile. This website is NOT the official website for Butlin's and is NOT the official archive of Butlin's at any stage. The website has expanded to show stories, with permission from that person, of a moment in Butlin's from people who are either a customer or former staff. This website is in loving memory of all that had come to this amazing company and to Sir William Butlin, the founder.  This website also has information about research regarding Butlin's history with information obtained from the research I made, which is not official. 

Butlins Memorabilia extra areas

This website is made and maintained by me, Mark Banks, as a fan site to celebrate the amazing Butlins name as it has such a large meaning to me.  Below is additional information about the website and answers to questions that you might be thinking of (hopefully I have covered them all, if not, get in touch)

Learn more about the Butlins Memorabilia website by clicking on these words

Butlins Memorabilia Support and help

If you get stuck and need help with an area of the website, please click on these words to read the about known problems and how to solve them

The Untold Stories of Butlin's

The website has expanded to now include an area called "Untold Stories of Butlin's". These stories have been added to the site by a member of my group who has shared their moment at Butlin's. These stories are not from the official company and are from the person it represent, as shown on the page. The stories shared are from that person's memory and show the magic of Butlin's on how it creates that special moment. 

If you are not official, who is Mark?

Butlin's Memorabilia is NOT the official website for Butlins. This site is also NOT the official website for the archive of Butlin's. The owners of Butlin's, Butlin's company, and have NOT approached me to design this site. They have no involvement with the development of the website or with the information that is shown. I am extremely thankful that they allow me to continue showing you their company's rich history. 

The number one website for Butlins is always, where you see all the information about booking a break.

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