THE WEEKENDER IS NOW SOLD OUT!
We are so proud to announce that after a 5 year absence that the Weekenders are back at a venue that is just off the scale, Butlins Bognor Regis.
It will have been 5 years next March since the last Weekender took place & we’ve listened to you all & how badly it has been missed, but never in our wildest dreams did we think we would be back & with a blockbuster sell-out – THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU.
We cannot thank you enough for your unbelievable support & belief in what we do, it's just incredible & in such a short time. We hope you agree that we have a fantastic line-up & with This brilliant Butlins site & all the extra things we have planned let's make this Weekender at its brand new home, truly special.
With well in excess of 5500 people due to attend Bognor there are sure to be the odd dropouts due to unforeseen circumstances, missed payments etc, you can sign up below to our cancellation list by completing a very small questionnaire. Of course we cannot guarantee anything, but should something become available on a first come first served basis & dependent of course on the size of your party & what does become available, so please ensure you complete all the questions.
These 2, 3, 4 & 6 berth studio apartments offer 1, 2 or 3 room configurations with combinations of single, double and twin beds and do not feature kitchens. All of these apartments are in the Oyster Bay area.
These 4, 6 and 7 berth apartments feature 1, 2 or 3 room configurations with combination of single, double, twin and bunk beds and feature kitchens with fridge. All 4 berth apartments have one double and one twin room and all 6 berth rooms have a double and two twin bedrooms. All of these apartments are in the Oyster Bay area.
These 2, 4 and 6 berth apartments feature 1, 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. These apartments are in the Atlantic Bay, Seaside Village and Oyster Bay areas.
These 2 and 4 berth hotels feature 1 or 2 bedrooms with double or twin beds. Most double beds can be split in the hotel accommodation although we cannot guarantee this for your booking. All rooms have tea making facilities, chiller/fridge 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 arenas
These 4 and 6 berth self catering apartments in the Wave Hotel feature 1, 2 or 3 bedroom configurations with double, 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.
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.
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.
Covid 19 Statement from Butlins can be found here. This website will be updated when new info is released so please check it daily.
Having had a full meeting with the management of Butlins yesterday and seeing the great work they have put together around the site this weekend we can confirm that at this time the Southport Weekender is 100% on.
Butlins have a dedicated Coronavirus team who are constantly monitoring the latest advice from the government and implementing and procedures needed to be in place.
Please pay special attention to the travel advice regarding recent trips in other countries, some of which may be in excluded areas.
Please do not ask questions that are already covered here we would appreciate you reading the information page in full for your own safety. If and when further significant advice arrives we will publish that at the time.
Please contact Festicket directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, this event is for 18s and over.
The deposit payment is per person on the booking.
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. Please bring your passports or driving licenses to match the numbers you entered at the booking stage. 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.
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.
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. Towels can also be hired on site from Guest Services.