British holiday giant Butlin's has confirmed that its three resorts will open on July 24 following the easing of lockdown rules in England.

It had been hoped the resorts in Minehead, Skegness and Bognor Regis would open earlier but that was delayed while awaiting Government guidance.

Butlin's will not be able to offer it's usual indoor entertainment shows - which are still against the lockdown rules.

But swimming pools will reopen with new rules to keep guests safe.

And entertainment will be provided indoors on cinema-style screens and outdoors in new open-air venues.

A Butlin's spokesman said: "We're over the moon (and we think you will be too!) to know that our pools will reopen when our resorts do.


"We plan to operate the majority of our experience, and whilst we’re not quite business as usual and some things may have been modified or will remain closed in line with the government guidance don’t worry, you can still enjoy swimming, splashing and splishing around.

"To ensure everyone is kept safe in and around the water, we've implemented a number of new measures, including:

The wave machines will not be operating, and nor will the water Helter Skelter at Bognor or the Family Riptide in Skegness.

The spokesman added: "Now the Government have given us the go-ahead to put on outdoor performances this summer, we’re pulling out all the stops with shows from big star names on new grand outdoor stages, indoor venues for exclusive cinema-style screenings, our pools are open and we've got an entertainment schedule full to the brim.

"There’ll be no missing out with so many of our shows and activities still running, there’ll be no forgotten treats with ice cream parlours and bars and cafés aplenty, and definitely no worrying with new measures in place to keep everyone safe and happy.

"So let’s make it a year to remember for all the right reasons and finish it on a high with a UK break at Butlin’s to look forward to! Are you in?"