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Family Says Pontins Holiday Was Ruined By 'P****d Up Parents' And Weed Smokers

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Family Says Pontins Holiday Was Ruined By 'P****d Up Parents' And Weed Smokers

A woman says her holiday to Pontins was ruined because of people 'smoking drugs' everywhere and drinking.

Michelle Waddington went for a relaxing weekend away with partner Ian and his children, only to be disgusted by the behaviour of other holiday-makers.

When the family visited the Southport holiday camp from Friday 11 June to Monday 14 June, Michelle says other parents 'ruined' their trip away.

She stated that although she alerted the security guard on duty, she he 'refused to do anything', telling her he must have a better job than her because she was on holiday at Pontins.

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Michelle told the Liverpool Echo: "Drugs were freely being smoked everywhere you turned, kids were running wild until the early hours.

"Parents were p***ed up, no masks were being worn, bottles of spirits were being brought into the park and drank in the entertainment area on clear show.

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"The door guard didn't have a badge and refused to deal with the weed. He said it wasn't his job. So I asked 'what is your job then?' to which he replied 'clearly a better job than you because I don't have my holidays in Pontins'."

Holiday makers have been turning to UK destinations and holiday resorts like Pontins as a break post-lockdown, and as an alternative to family holidays abroad amid uncertainty around travel.

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Credit: Liverpool Echo

Michelle said the family had been looking forward to spending some quality time together when they went away.

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She explained: "It was supposed to be a break away after both me and my partner both working though all the lockdown period and not having much family time.

"There were big groups of teenagers walking around with alcohol, which became quite intimidating for my step-children and they refused to leave my side

"I put a complaint in at reception before we left, but I haven't heard anything back yet."

MIchelle said Southport is a 'lovely place', adding that the area is being let down by the Pontins resort there.

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Another Pontins in Somerset came under fire last year after a family said they found a used condom in their 'deluxe' room, along with a dirty toilet and a cracked bath.

Just six hours into their stay at the Brean Sands holiday park, James and Cheryl Meeson refused to spend the night there with 11-year son, Ethan.

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The couple said the room looked like it had not been cleaned before guests returned after the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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The Walsall couple were allowed to check in for a three-night stay from 2pm on Friday, 17 July but left with Ethan at 8pm.

It was their first break since lockdown but said they could not wait to get home.

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Topics: UK News

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