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18 Plus PopUp New for 2001

National 18 Plus Spring Time Holiday

Spring Holiday 2001

Friday 30 March - Mon 2 April 2001

Brean Sands Leisure Park

Brean Sands, Weston-Super-Mere

Cost: £47.50

Deposits of £17.50 are invited before 15th January 2001

Balances of £30 before 28th February 2001


There is a £30 surcharge for each empty berth in a caravan

Caravan Accommodation, Fun Fair (on site), Live Music & Bands, Excellent DJ's, Real Ale Trip, Local Sites, The Sea Side, Special Ales (on site bar), plus lots more......

Included in the price:

3 nights accommodation in caravans

day and night time entertainment plus activities

use of swimming pool and other facilities

Fun fair (may be limited)


3 course carvery meal £11.25 extra on Sunday evening


Real ale trip £3.75 extra on Sunday


Brean Leisure Park

National 18 Plus Spring Time Holiday

Hi campers.


Tony and myself, together with the management & staff of Brean Leisure Park hope everyone enjoyed themselves during the National 18 Plus Spring Time Holiday weekend.


This Web Page gives details of what was on offer over the weekend. We feel that we put together some excellent entertainment, and it is hoped that everyone had fun, let their hair down. and celebrated our Diamond Jubilee year in style.


A raffle took place with the surplus proceeds raised going to St. Johns Ambulance who provided first aid cover on Saturday and Sunday evenings.


Thanks to Brean Leisure Park for all their help and support, we would particulatly like to thank Alex Ferguson for his help in gettingthis new 18 Plus Holiday started.


We would also offer our thanks to those 18 Plus members who gave us a helping hand, we are very grateful.


Wayne Fenton & Tony Burgess

The National 18 Plus Spring Time Holiday

FRIDAY 30th March

  • 3.00pm Booking In @ Legends Bar Tavern - Open for Drinks
  • 6.00pm Tavern - Closes Legends Bar - Open for Drinks
  • 7.30pm Tavern - Opens with "D.J. Lionel Adrian"
  • 10.00pm Live Band - "Broad Streef"
  • 11.00pm Legends Bar - Closes
  • 11.15pm Live Band - "Broad Street" (Return)
  • 12.00pm Supper Bar Open
  • 12.30am Last Orders at the Bar in the Tavern
  • 1.00am Supper Bar Closes Disco Ends

Raffle Tickets Available £1.00 per strip

SATURDAY 31st March

  • 10.00am Swimming Pool Open
  • 11.00am Fun Park Open (Weather Dependant) Legends Bar - Open
  • 12.00pm Tavern - Opens With "D.J. Lionel Adrian" & Karaoke
  • 1.30pm Comedy Entertainment with "Vincent & Lee"
  • 3.00pm, Pop Quiz - With "Mark Hewson
  • 6.00pm Tavern - Closes
  • 7.30pm Tavern - Opens with "D.J. Lionel Adrian"
  • 9.30pm Live Band - "The Deck Chairs"
  • 10.00pm Fun Park Closes
  • 11.00pm Legends Bar - Closes
  • 12.00pm Supper Bar Opens
  • 12.30am Last Orders at the Bar in the Tavern
  • 1.00am Supper Bar Closes Disco Ends & The Parties Begin

Raffle Tickets Available £1.00 per strip

SUNDAY 1st April


  • 10.00am Swimming Pool opens
  • 11.00am Fun Park opens (Weather Dependant)
  • 11.30am Real Ale Trip Meets & Leaves (Coach leaves @ 11.45am prompt!)
  • 12.00noon Legends Bar - Opens
  • 2.00pm Cinema - Starts in Dickies
  • 4.30pm Real Ale Trip - "The Return!" (The drunks are back!!!)
  • 5.00pm Fun Park Closes
  • 6.00pm Carvery Starts in Dickies - (Pre-Booked Ticket ONLY
  • 7.00pm Tavern - Opens with "D.J. Lionel Adrian"
  • 9.30pm Live Band - "Intrigue"
  • 10.30pm Legends Bar - Closes
  • 10.45pm Raffle Prize Draw
  • 11.45pm Last Orders at the Bar
  • 12.30pm The Final Good-bye's & D.J. Signs Off

Saturday entertainment
"The Deck Chairs" - photo by Jarrett Smith


Huddersfield 18 Plus at
The National 18 Plus Spring Time Holiday


On Friday March 30th I left Huddersfield Railway Station on the 9.13am to Manchester Picadilly Railway Station where I would change Trains for the 10.17am to Sandbach.


When I arrived in Manchester there were a few minutes to go before my connection, so I decided to go for a bacon sandwich for breakfast, I arrived at the platform just as the Train was leaving. What a Fool!


Luckily there was another connection shortly afterwards, but changing at Manchester Airport, and I was able to contact Dave Orsler by cell phone to let him know that I`d be delayed.


On arrival at Sandbach, it was into Dave`s car and off to Weston-Super-Mare. We arrived before the reception was open, (having missed the diversion due to bridge repairs that seemed to catch so many).


The opening of the 18 Plus reception was delayed due to an I.T. problem, so I had a few games of Pool, all of which I lost!


After booking in we went to out respective caravans to unpack and claim a bed. I shared with Brentwood 18 Plus Group and Coventry Group member, Mike Sutton on the Unity Farm site.


Mike and I went to the venue for our evening meal, and then to the evening`s entertainment D.J. Lionel Adrian and "Broad Street". During the evening I was adopted by Hounslow Group as there weren`t many Northern members present.


On Saturday morning It was round to Hounslow Group`s caravan for a game of Monopoly before heading off to the venue for the afternoon Comedy Show. There was a Pop Music Quiz following the Comedy Show in which Hounslow Group entered a team. I decided to have a walk along the beech, I met a couple of Coventry 18 Plus members and we walked back together along the dyke by the river.


After getting changed for the evening`s entertainment I went for a much needed evening meal at the venue. The evening`s live music was provided by "The Deck Chairs".


After the Disco a Party was held at Hounslow`s caravan, (there were other Parties on the main site, but it was a fair walk over there!). The highlight of the Party was a strip tease by Ian and Juliet, (Say no more!).


On Sunday we visited the helicopter museum at Weston-Super-Mare, we saw the worlds oldest helicopter, the fastest helicopter, the Queen`s helicopter and the smallest helicopter, we also learned a little about the history of the helicopter, well worth a visit.


After leaving the helicopter museum we met up with other Hounslow Group members at Weston-Super-Mare and returned to camp.


InvitationAfter a quick shower and change it was back to the venue for the Carvery, I arrived about half an hour early, but was fitted in, so was able to join Hounslow Group and Dave Orsler. We all got piles of vegetables, but no-one`s plate was as full as Ian from Hounslow who had a mountain!


The evening`s entertainment, the band "Intrigue", reminded me of "The Mike Sammes Singers", anyone remember them? The raffle was also drawn later, no luck there!


Afterwards there was an invitation only Party at Bromsgrove Group`s caravan, there was a small buffet and a birthday cake was presented for the new 18 Plus Group which has just been born.


Monday: back home, thanks to Dave Orsler for giving me a lift.


John A Smith

Huddersfield 18 Plus


Brean Leisure Park



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