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30 seconds with Redcoat Ashley

Today we’re meeting another new team member – this time from Butlins Minehead! You may have bumped into some of our new team at February half term – if you did make sure you post your best pictures onto our Facebook wall. If you’ve been to Minehead recently you might have had the pleasure of meeting Redcoat Ashley. We grabbed 30 seconds with him to find out about the man behind that famous red jacket…

Introducing Redcoat Ashley…


Redcoat Ashley from Minehead

Redcoat Ashley from Minehead


First things first, Ashley – where are you from? 

I’m from Portsmouth on the south coast – just a stones throw from Bognor Regis – although I’m based at Butlins Minehead.

What’s your guilty pleasure?  

It’s got to be One Direction…! I love their music! Also, I love Marvel Comics – I’m a big fan.

What made you want to become a Redcoat? 

Well, I worked at Butlins Bognor Regis for 2 years in the Fairground, and I really admired and looked up to the Redcoats and performers. They seemed like great role models for children and I wanted to be a part of that!

If you weren’t hosting families at Butlins Minehead, what do you think you would be doing? 

I’m a qualified chef so I’d probably creating culinary masterpieces.

And finally, what makes the perfect day out at the seaside? 

Building massive sandcastles with my nieces and nephews in the sunshine and then eating ice creams 🙂


Thanks Ashley! Come back next week when we’ll be chatting to Redcoat Ellen from Butlins Skegness.

Don’t forget you can see all of our new team members by heading to our Facebook page where we’ve put all the Redcoats into handy resort albums for you!