BUTLIN'S has been forced to close one of its holiday parks for the rest of the week due to bad weather.
The holiday resort confirmed that its Minehead resort will be closed until September 21.
Flash flooding affected the Somerset town over the weekend, with a number of roads and train stations closed.
The weather has also affected the Butlin's park, with parts closed.
They said in a statement: "We’ve seen an exceptional amount of rainfall at our Minehead resort today, 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.
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"We understand how disappointing this will be for you and your family, we haven’t taken this decision lightly and we are very sorry."
Anyone affected will be given the option of a full refund or to move holidays, with a £25 discount.
They have warned that phone lines will be busy, but guests can also use the online forms, and refunds will take around 14 days.
The Bognor Regis and Skegness resorts remain open.
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Weekend breaks at Minehead are still hoping to go ahead, with the park planning to reopen on Friday.
Lots of people on social media were left upset by the closure.
One person said: "Absolutely gutted."
Another said: "We were due to come tomorrow, we are all devastated."
A third said it was a "shambles" as they were only told of the closure the night before leaving.
It's not just Butlin's affected by the bad weather.
Exeter Airport was forced to close yesterday and cancel a number of flights yesterday after the terminal flooded.
The airport hopes to reopen again today.
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