Butlins opens traditional fairground at their Wave hotel

Thu.28.Mar.2013 UTC

According to new research released today by Butlins almost two thirds of Brits say they have had more fun at traditional fairgrounds than at any big theme parks.

In recent years, mega American-Style theme parks have become a must-visit for kids, but how many Brits actually long for a day at the seaside, riding traditional fairground rides and enjoying time spent with the family?

Close to 90% say that great British fairgrounds remind them of their youth, while almost half say they give them a feeling of nostalgia.

Three quarters even go so far as saying that fairgrounds epitomise our 'Best of British' heritage.

When asked about their favourite rides, dodgems topped the list, with carousels coming in second place and chairoplanes a close third.

Sir Billy Butlin was the first to bring dodgems to the UK and now Butlins Bognor Regis has opened its fully refurbished traditional fairground with Britain’s favourite fairground rides to try and bring back a little bit of the excitement and joy that many Brits experienced as kids.

Guests can now get dizzy on the dodgems, whirl through the breeze on the beautiful new spinning carousel, fly through the air on the chairoplanes and enjoy classic fairground rides such as the helter-skelter, the Paratroopers and Trabant rides. Holidaymakers wanting some more laid back fun can play games such as hook a duck and the coconut shy, or bite into clouds of candyfloss.

The fairground is also home to the World of Wonders and Street Theatre Sideshows.

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