17.18.19 MARCH 2023



After the long-awaited Southport Weekender finally returned in 2022, we go again for 2023!

Massive love goes out to the Southport family that made it down to Butlins, we hope to see you back there the same time next year.

It’s first-come, first-served so book now to make sure you get the accommodation you want.





Back by huge demand and to celebrate the return of The Southport Weekender is the documentary about the event, One Nation Under A Groove.

Narrated by the DJ’s Artists and of course the Punters, the film contains some breath-taking live performances and DJ sets as well as interviews. Directed by Sarah Smith and recorded by her team over 7 years; this is the perfect film to watch and get excited about making your own memories to.




These 2, 3, 4 & 6 berth rooms offer 1, 2 or 3 room configurations with combinations of single, double and twin beds and do not feature kitchens. All of these rooms are in the Oyster Bay area.


These 4 and 6 berth apartments feature a Studio Apartment layout with combination of single, double or twin and feature kitchens with fridge. 4 berth apartments have one separate bedroom and 6 berths have 2. There is a double bed in the living area, and twins, single in bedroom.


These 4, 6 and 7 berth apartments feature 2 or 3 bedroom configurations with double and twin beds and feature kitchens with oven, microwave, fridge and kettle. All 4 berth apartments have one double bedroom and one twin bedroom and all 6 and 7 berth rooms have a double, twin and adult bunkbeds bedrooms. All of these apartments are in the Oyster Bay area.


These 4 and 6 berth apartments feature 2 or 3 bedroom configurations with double or twin beds and feature kitchens with fridge, microwave and free towels. All 4 berth apartments have one double and one twin room and all 6 berth rooms have a double and two twin bedrooms.


If a room’s not quite enough but a kitchen’s too much, these suites are the perfect in-between with extra space for relaxing. These One bedroom suites with double or twin beds have Bathroom with shower over bath and complimentary toiletries, lounge area with TV. These are split on two floors with lounge area downstairs and bedroom upstairs. All suites come with towels included, free Essential WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities (tea and coffee is not provided), and a mini fridge.


These 2 and 4 berth hotels feature 1 or 2 bedrooms with double, twin beds or adult bunk beds. All rooms have tea making facilities, chiller and free towels. These hotel rooms are in the Ocean Hotel, Shoreline Hotel and Wave Hotel. All of these hotels are of the same high standard and are equidistant from the music arena. not all Hotel rooms will have a door separating the two areas.


These 4 and 6 berth self catering apartments in the Wave Hotel feature 2 or 3 bedroom configurations with double, adult bunk and twin beds. They have full kitchen facilities including microwave and fridge and free towels.


We know that once you've set off on your break with us you'll want to start having fun on resort as quickly as possible. To make this easier for you to plan your journey to Bognor Regis we've got lots of information below, including a route planner.


It's easy to get to Bognor Regis by car, with the resort just over an hour away from the M25 London orbital motorway and London Gatwick International Airport. We urge as many people as possible to car-share with others coming to the event. This is a sold out event and we want try to make sure everyone can park on site.


Bognor Regis is roughly an hour away from London Victoria to Bognor Regis train Station. Some services require that you change at Barnham, so be sure to check with National Rail for times and fares. Bognor Regis Railway Station is very close to the town centre, and taxis can be hired from within Bognor Regis Train Station, they cost less than £5.

If arriving by train, please enter the Butlins site via the pedestrian gate at this postcode: PO21 1NU


The local bus service Stagecoach, run regular services from most towns and places surrounding the Bognor Regis area, you can view timetables and fares online here.


National Express run services that stop at our resort entrance, for more information from their website click here.


The closest ferry port to Bognor Regis is Portsmouth Harbour which is around 24 miles away, with the next closest port at Newhaven, approximately 42 miles away from resort.


Gatwick Airport is the nearest international airport, which is about an hour's drive from Bognor Regis, and has a regular train service that runs from the airport to Bognor Regis. Next closest airports are Bournemouth Airport at around 67 miles away from Bognor Regis and Southampton Airport which is only 38 miles away. Also Visit Southampton Airport Guide for comprehensive travel information.



There are no formal covid conditions of entry for Southport Weekender at this time. We would ask that if you are ill having tested and had a positive Covid result in the days leading up to the event that you do not attend. Please use your own best judgement on this and consider the impact it may have on others.

Please contact us at info@southportweekender.co.uk

Yes, this event is for 18s and over.

Deposits and any other payments are non refundable. Please be sure you want to make the booking before making deposit payments or subsequent payments.

Booking fees are set at £9 person for all bookings apart from 2 berth bookings which are charged at £9.50 per person.

Unfortunately not. It is a licensing condition that you must be a resident Butlins to enjoy the entertainment.

Yes, if there are three people in a 4 berth apartment, all four would need to be paid for. Similarly, if two people want to book a 4 berth room or apartment, all four would need to be paid for.

If you book for 8 or 12 or any other multiple of room sizes, we would allocate you adjoining apartments or rooms if and when this is possible. Customers wanting different room types would need to be made on separate bookings. The Maximum number of people on any one booking is 20. Any more than 20 need to be done on separate bookings.

This is fine. Initially all you need to do is add your details and pay the deposits. All other information can be supplied later.

All hotel rooms have chillers and hotel apartments have fridges. All self catering apartments have fridges. Room only apartments do not have fridges or chillers.

There are 10 self catering apartments which are accessible and 30 hotel rooms. Please indicate at time of booking that you require an access room.

As this is a group booking and in line with Butlins normal conditions, Personal Assistant tickets are not available.

Yes, you may bring up to 12 x 440ml cans of lager, beer or cider or 6L of lager or cider in plastic bottles or a 3L box of wine per person or one (maximum 700ml) bottle of spirit per person. You may bring this with you on arrival to the weekend only; there is no re-entry with alcohol.

For the safety, wellbeing and enjoyment of all of our guests, we do not allow guests to bring excessive quantities of alcohol onto our resort. We are committed to responsible drinking and will confiscate any excessive alcohol at the resort entrance or from your accommodation during your break and give it back to you at the end of the weekend. You may bring up to 12 x 440ml cans of lager, beer or cider or 6L of lager or cider in plastic bottles or a 3L box of wine per person or one (maximum 700ml) bottle of spirit per person. You may bring this with you on arrival to the weekend only; there is no re-entry with alcohol. Where repeated attempts to breach this condition are made, Butlin’s reserves the right to terminate the contract without notice and without refund of monies paid. Please be aware that for licensing reasons only drinks bought in our venue bars may be consumed in our venues. Also, you cannot take drinks from one venue to another. We have a zero tolerance policy on drugs. Anyone found taking illegal drugs or any other illegal substance will be asked to leave our resort and will not receive a refund for any part of their break.

Yes - photo ID is required when you check in for every guest on the booking and must match - we must emphasise that without photo ID matching the guest details on the booking, wristbands will not be issued. We ask for passports as there is an international audience at this event and passports are universally recognised. Driving licenses are also accepted forms of photo ID as are PASS registered cards on the Governments scheme or international photo ID cards.

All guests travelling to our resorts aged 18 or over are required to provide identification on arrival. Failure to provide identification (as specified above), if asked will lead to refusal of entry to our resorts. In addition, for every guest on the booking we must have the full name, date of birth, full postal address including post code, contact telephone number and with your consent, an email address so that we can keep all parties informed of our pre-arrival guides, this is inclusive of up to date entertainment information about your break and future offers. The above information is also required to ensure we know the identity of all guests ensuring that we help to provide an environment that is safe and secure for all. This information MUST be provided within 48 hours of making a booking online or over the telephone. If this information is not provided by this date, we reserve the right to cancel your booking.

Yes, £100 per room/apartment on the booking will be pre-authorised when you check in. We reserve the right to charge you during or after your stay for any loss or damage to our property. A pre-authorisation for payment may be requested upon your arrival at resort prior to check in for £100 per booking. For multi-unit bookings we will ask for a pre authorisation payment per unit of accommodation, this may be taken from additional guest cards if nominated as the lead guest in that accommodation. For group bookings of 19+, you will be asked to give us the lead accommodation guests names before your arrival on resort. This will be made via your debit or credit card. Your card will not be debited unless damages to your accommodation or that of our property are caused. The authorisation from your bank will last for up to 7 days and will impact the availability or access to the amount of funds authorised by your Bank or Building Society. We reserve the right to enter accommodation at any time and for any reason, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our guests. Butlin’s reserves the right to require that any guest be interviewed by us, on Butlin’s premises, to enable us to look into instances of damage or nuisance to Butlin’s property or guests. Any person who refuses to comply, without a reasonable excuse, will be treated as having terminated their contract. They and their party will then be asked to leave the resort immediately and refunds will not be given. We reserve the right of entry to our resorts, and the right to refuse entry to our resorts without notice. Guests are advised not to bring electrical appliances to any resort, If they do so, they use the equipment at their own risk.

Yes, we'll be issuing you with wristbands on your arrival at check-in. It is your responsibility to ensure that you look after and wear your wristband at all times whilst on resort. Guests without wristbands will be refused entry to venues and may be required to leave the resort without refund. If your wristband breaks, bring the broken wristband to us and we will replace it free of charge. If you lose your wristband, you will be charged £100 for a new one.

Unlike previous Southport Weekenders, all guests must be present when checking in so that photo ID can be checked. Party Leaders cannot collect wristbands for their guests.

Anyone found to be offering the resale of wristbands prior or during the break will lead to the booking being cancelled for both the individual involved and anyone associated to the booking, if identified whilst on resort you will be asked to leave, with no offer of a refund for any time missed on resort.

To ensure that a safe and secure environment is provided for all of our guests and team, we ask that you please show consideration to others and treat people and our facilities with respect at all times. Offensive, illegal, or any form of anti social behaviour including excessive noise will not be tolerated. If guests fail to comply with these rules at any point throughout their contract it will be terminated. They and their party will have their booking cancelled prior to arrival and or during their stay whilst on resort, without refund. These are standards that we expect from our guests from the moment they contact us, throughout their break and during any post-break communications. Contracts will also be terminated if Butlin’s has a reasonable suspicion that any guest has committed, or intends to commit any of the above.

For security reasons, all Southport Weekender ticket holders will be subject to searches at entry to the event. Please be patient if there are queues, and please cooperate with any security requests and all searches.

We have put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with the authorities. You can also play your part in keeping Southport Weekender Festival safe and secure by reading the following text on restrictions and prohibited items.

Restrictions and prohibited items:

In order to facilitate the security, safety and comfort of all patrons, Southport Weekender reserves the right in its reasonable discretion to conduct security searches of persons, clothing, bags, cars and all other items on entry and exit, and to confiscate items which may cause danger or disruption to the event with no refunds (please note that we are not responsible for any prohibited items or other items that we deem inappropriate or unsafe that are confiscated).

- Anything illegal or offensive.

- Illegal Substances and New Psychoactive Substances (Legal Highs) Southport Weekender takes any drug use very seriously, including the use of nitrous oxide inside or outside the event, and anyone found in possession of drugs may face prosecution.

- Large sound systems.

- Tents and gazebos, tables, BBQs, stoves and gas canisters.

- Animals, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not permitted at any time within any areas of the site.

- Dangerous or hazardous items g. knives, scissors, flares, fireworks, lighter fuel, aerosols, spray cans, air horns, klaxons or similar, laser pens.

- Chinese lanterns and Fireworks.

- Bicycles, skateboards and scooters.

- Any other items not included in the above list that we consider to be unsafe or pose a risk to public safety and/or security.

- You are allowed to bring prescribed medication on site when accompanied by a doctor’s note or valid medical certificate.

All Gold and above self catering apartments and hotel rooms come with towels. No Silver bookings include towels. Towels can also be hired on site from Guest Services.

Yes, the Ocean Spa is taking bookings for both use of the spa and for treatments. Please contact them by email at oceanspa@butlins.com to make enquiries or bookings.

Check-in is from 2pm on Friday the 18th March and access to accommodation is from 4pm. Between these times you will have access to bars and restaurants on site. Last entry on to site is at Midnight.

All rooms must be vacated and checked out of, by 10am on Monday 21st March.

Yes, although we really want people to consider car sharing as much as possible. If everyone drives their own car without sharing - there will not be enough parking on site. Please do what you can to share cars as much as possible. Please see the travel section for further information.

Download the live event app and plan your weekend using this link: woov.to/southportweekender

Yes, name changes will be £20 for 2023. These can only be done after guest names are submitted closer to the event and Butlins have sent their booking confirmations. There is no need for name changes before this.