A NEW £40m swimming pool is set to open at a holiday resort in time for the summer.
Butlin’s will open its new family pool at its Bognor Regis site soon – but visitors can get a sneak peak at what to expect by watching the video at the top of this story.
The multi-million pound swimming facility is part of the resort’s ongoing programme of investment in facilities, entertainment and accommodation.
A Butlin’s spokesman said: ‘Top of the list of Butlin’s new additions is a £40m pool at their Bognor Regis resort which is due to open in early April and will accommodate almost 1,000 guests, with unique seaside and fairground-themed rides and interiors as well as a wave pool and special area for toddlers.'
The brand, founded by Sir Billy Butlin in 1936, said it has invested £6m in contemporary upgrades and refurbishments in all accommodation types across their resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness ahead of the start of 2019 family breaks in February.
The spokesman added: ‘Butlin’s have once again lined up some incredible entertainment for this year: headliners during 2019 include ITV star Stephen Mulhern, Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity, motorcycle daredevils Nitro Circus, children’s TV favourite Justin Fletcher plus the stars of Milkshake Live.
‘And, in a new and exclusive live show, they welcome the world-famous Paddington Bear on all breaks.'
Butlin’s said the demand in 2019 is ‘very encouraging’ and feel it shows that families ‘want lots to keep them entertained day and night, quality accommodation and delicious food options’.
Managing director Jon Hendry-Pickup explained: ‘It’s what Sir Billy set out to deliver more than 80 years ago and is what our guests still value today.
‘I fully appreciate why concerns over foreign travel post-Brexit, delays that holidaymakers encountered at airports and ports last year, and even the very recent issues with flight problems due to drones mean that UK families are looking for a more convenient, hassle-free break.
‘We’re here to help with that mission.’
Go to www.butlins.com for full details of all Butlin’s breaks.
This story originally appeared on our sister paper Chichester Observer’s website.