Centre Parcs – Something For All The Family

Center Parcs is a great family getaway. It offers something for all the family, from babies through to grandparents.


There are 6 locations in the UK and Ireland:
Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, UK
Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, UK
Longleat Forest, Wiltshire, UK
Elveden Forest, Suffolk, UK
Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire, UK
Longford Forest, Co. Longford, Ireland

There are 26 further Centre Parc locations in mainland Europe. They are located in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Embracing Nature

Nature and the natural environment features heavily in the design of these resorts. They’re all located in forest settings. Each resort offers a wide array of activities. Many of these activities make full use of the beautiful forest location. With activities such as zip wires, nature walks, bug hunts, archery, etc.

The distinguishing feature of each of these resorts is the big dome that houses the activity area and pool although “pool” hardly does it justice, since it has water slides, toddler pools, wave pools, and more.

A Cosy Village Feel

The cosy cabins you stay in are located throughout the forest. These cabins vary in size and luxury. Some even have saunas and games rooms. It’s designed to be a home from home. There’s a village shop onsite where you can pick up grocery items.

There are many restaurants on site from cover a full range of cuisine. Some even have a Starbucks and Café Rouge! Dining is for all the family with some restaurants having soft play areas within the restaurant so that mum and dad can eat in peace while the kids play.

Each resort has shopping, saunas, bicycle and hiking trails, swimming and so much more.

Budget Tip

Although you can hire any size bicycles from Centre Parcs, it works out much more cost effective to bring them from home. The resorts are laid out over quite a wide area so having a bike really does come in handy and adds to the unique experience of a Centre Parcs holiday.