As a huge fan of all the Butlins shows I know just how important it is to get a good seat and one way to do this is to spend hours in the queues before the venue opens. Another way is to buy a B-Line pass.
B-line passes are an additional cost that provides each member of your family with a wristband that allows you access to the entertainment venues without queuing. They only really work if you are willing to get to the venue in the 15 minutes before it opens to everyone else which does leave you hanging around waiting for the show to start but it also means you will get the best seats in the house.
When we went to Butlins Minehead during the February half term we used the B-line passes to get front row seats in Centre Stage for Laughter, Camera, Action performed by Cirque Du Hilarious as well as Dick N Dom and Aladdin Rocks. We also used them to get decent seats for Buffalo Billy in Reds but the time they made the biggest difference was for our trips to Splash Waterworld. Splash worked on coloured wristbands and the few times we went for a swim there were queues out the door waiting for the next session to end before more people were allowed entry. Our B-Line passes allowed us to skip the queue and go straight through which certainly improved our enjoyment of our holiday.
We have been to Butlins many times without B-Line passes and when the girls were little we used to just sit on the floor in the venues with them which meant we didn’t have to queue but now they want to sit with us to enjoy the shows being able to get decent seats has become a lot more important. B-Line prices do vary depending on the length of your break and whether it is peak or off-peak season but we certainly put them to good use and I would definitely consider getting them on future breaks.