BUTLIN'S resort in Minehead has been forced into a temporary closure due to flooding across the site.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms over the weekend caused flooding in a number of the venues at Butlin's in Minehead and the resort will now close until Thursday, September 21.

A spokesperson from Butlin's said: "We’ve seen an exceptional amount of rainfall at our Minehead resort, resulting in a number of our venues (including our pool, buffet restaurants and Centre Stage), as well as accommodation units closing.

"The team have been working hard to clear the affected areas, however, we’re unable to give you the full Butlin’s experience you’d expect from us, therefore we have made the difficult decision to close resort from Monday, 18th – Thursday, 21st September."

Butlin's has provided vouchers for discounts to those customers affected by the closure and the floods.

"We understand how disappointing this will be for you and your family, we haven’t taken this decision lightly and we are very sorry.

"If your break is impacted, please visit https://bit.ly/3EIqgZB for all of your options. This includes a full refund or the option to move to another break of your choice, with an extra £25 off. Please note, that if the cost of your chosen break is cheaper, we’ll refund the difference. If it’s more expensive, you’d pay the difference."