Definition of Butlin's from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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any of a group of British holiday centres, formerly called holiday camps, where families can sleep, eat and be entertained without leaving the centre. The first one was opened in Skegness, on the east coast of England, in 1936 by Billy Butlin (1899-1980). They were very popular in the 1950s before travel abroad became cheap, and they still attract many British families who want to enjoy a wide range of entertainments that are not too expensive.