We booked to Butlins at Skegness, just over 30years ago. After an eternity queuing to sign in ( with 2 youngsters ) we got our keys and trundled off. Dragged cases and fed up, bored, tired children forever across the park to find the chalet we arrived. Both my wife and I took one look inside and said there was no way we were stopping there. Back we trundled to reception, joined the back of an even longer queue than before for service/ complaints. Eventually ended up in a static, over the other side of the road about as far away from everywhere as you could get, but it did look newish and it was clean & tidy and habitable.
After getting over the traumas of all that, helped by a decent meal out and a good nights sleep, I’ve got to say we had a good time but never plucked up the courage to go through that arrival process ever again.
I’ve got to add we had had a couple of decent trips before that to Pontins ( Ainsdale Beach) & Butlins (Ayr) but holiday camps were over for us.Linkback: https://staticforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,85.msg309.html#msg309