Pontins Family Competitions



These terms and conditions together with any specific rules set out in Competition Notices (as defined below) are the Competition Rules (“Rules”) and apply to competitions included on the www.pontins.com website (“Competition”), unless otherwise expressly stated. By entering a competition, You (which defined shall include the parent/guardian if under the age of 18) agree to be bound by these rules.


The competitions are organised by Pontin’s Ltd, Ainsdale House, Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 2PZ


Rules specific to each competition are displayed in a notice included on the www.pontins.com web page posting for such competition (the “Competition Notice”) and incorporate herein. In the event of discrepancy between these terms and conditions and the Competition Notice, the Competition Notice shall prevail.


Pontins in its sole discretion reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition, the Competition Notice or these Rules at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the Competition Notice or these Rules. A copy of the Rules may also be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to: Competition Rules, Pontins Ltd, Ainsdale House, Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 2PZ


In the event of any dispute the Rules, Competition Notice, conduct, results and all other matters relating to a competition, the decision of Pontins shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

Qualifying Entrants


To qualify to enter the competition you must be a resident in the United Kingdom.


Employees of Pontins and the Pontins Group of Companies or any other company involved in the competition or, if relevant, production products to which the competition relates, or any advertising agency or web company connected with Pontins or any such person’s subsidiary or associated companies, agents or members of their families or households, are not eligible to enter the competition. Pontins reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.


Additional eligibility requirements may apply to a specific competition, e.g. valid Passport, Visa and/or driver’s licence will be required if the competition prize includes travel outside the United Kingdom and/or car hire.


By entering the competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true and complete.


Pontins assumes that by using its entry form or website and entering the competition (and you warrant that) either you have legal capacity to enter the competition and agree to the Rules (i.e. that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are entitled to be legally bound in contract) or your parents / legal guardians have consented to your entry of the competition and use of these Rules.


Pontins reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.


In the event that any entrant is disqualified from the competition, Pontins in its sole discretion may decide whether a replacement contestant should be selected. In this event, any further entrant will be selected on the same criteria as the original entrant and will be subject to these Rules.

Competition Entries


Only one entry per family per competition is allowed.


Competition entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date specified on the Competition Notice. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry.


There is no purchase requirement to enter a competition and there is no charge to register for use of the website.


Proof of posting cannot be accepted a proof of delivery. Pontins cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of; or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost or delayed whether or not arising during operation or transmission as result of server functions, virus, bugs or other causes.


Entrants should note that unless stated otherwise, Pontins does not accept responsibility for the return of any Competition entries, photographs, video footage etc including those consisting of artistic or other material.


The chosen family will have to complete and pass an Enhanced CRB check before we can officially confirm the winners. The information you give will be treated in confidence and will only be taken into account in relation to any application where the exemption applies.



Prize winners will be chosen by Pontins at its sole discretion, at random, or as specified otherwise in the Competition Notice, from all qualifying entries within 28 days of the closing date specified in the Competition Notice. In all matters, the decision of the Judge(s) at Pontins shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.


Prize winners will be notified in the manner and within the time specified in the Competition Notice. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply as specified in the notification within the time stated therein may result in disqualification and selection of an alternative winner. If more than one prize is awarded only one prize per entrant will be awarded. Competition winner(s)’ names may be published by Pontins in selected media of its choosing, or you can write to Competition Prize Winners Pontins, Pontins Ltd, Ainsdale House, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 2PZ naming the specific competition including a self addressed envelope for a list of winners.


Claims for prizes must be made in the manner and within the time specified in the Competition Notice. Failure to claim a prize within this time or in the manner specified may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.


Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Pontins, in its sole discretion reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.


Prizes are awarded at Pontins sole discretion and no prizes will be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of any entrant or unsuitability for the prize which may be due to the nature of the prize and shall be decided at the sole discretion of Pontins.


Where a prize may not be appropriate for a younger contestant, the minimum age for entry will be stated in the Competition Notice and must be observed. Pontins reserves the right to request written proof of age of any winner.


All taxes, insurance, transfers, spending money and other expenses (including meals or personal expenses, upgrades etc.) as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

Intellectual Property Rights


In consideration of Pontins agreeing to consider entrants to the Competition, each entrant hereby assigns to Pontins the complete copyright and all other rights in any entry, and in certain circumstances the prize will require the entrants to provide Pontins freely with the rights to use their entry which shall be for the full period of copyright. Pontins shall be free to assign such rights to third parties.


Any information submitted by you must be personal to and relate specifically to you. You hereby warrant that the information which you submit and/or distribute will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and will not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening. If relevant, Pontins reserves the right, but not the obligation, to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by you and edit, refuse to distribute or remove the same.



Pontins cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment of whatsoever nature and howsoever caused suffered by entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize. Pontins is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition. Nothing shall exclude Pontins liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.

Data Protection and Publicity


Winners will be requested to take part in promotional activity and must be available at least three times during the year for publicity shots/TV filming Pontins reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity.


Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK Data Protection Legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s prior consent, unless these third parties are partners of Pontins. Pontins may add or create partnerships at its discretion and therefore entrants information may from time to time be passed to these third parties.



The Competition and the terms and conditions of this agreement will be governed by English law and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England & Wales