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A mother & her infant on holiday, swimming in the Subtropical Paradise

Baby friendly holidays and breaks in the UK

Holidays with your baby are the perfect chance to create precious memories. Designed with little ones and babies in mind, Center Parcs is the ideal setting for your first holiday with your baby. You’ll find lodges designed for little ones, water play areas in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, baby-friendly restaurants and activities tailored for tiny adventurers, all in a peaceful forest setting.

Dont miss out on our limited time special offer for term-time family breaks with under 5s! 



A little boy cycling with his Dad.

Young Family Offer*

Limited time special offer for term-time family breaks with under 5s! Book by Friday 9th August with code SAVE35 for £35 off your booking, two free visitor day passes and you can make amends to your booking with no fee up to seven days before you arrive – ideal for busy family life.

*T&Cs apply


Center Parcs UK locations for holidays with your baby

Holiday activities for tots

Why not introduce them to the joys of being in the water in our Baby Dolphins session or let them get hands on and creative in Fun Pots for Tots.

  • A family swimming together in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise.

What's included in your baby-friendly break

  • Fully equipped family-friendly lodges
  • Free entry to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Outdoor adventure playgrounds
  • Up to 400 acres of woodland to explore
  • Pushchair-friendly pathways
  • Free Baby Dolphins session for under 3s
  • A sandy beach
  • Complimentary Ella’s Kitchen baby food in selected restaurants
  • Free Leisure Bowl Mini Disco

More about what's included

  • A lodge dining area showing a high chair
  • A lodge living area showing a baby gate
  • Twin bed bedroom at Sherwood Forest.

Baby-friendly lodges

Center Parcs lodges are thoughtfully designed for baby-friendly holidays, with separate bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Each one includes:

  • A cot (you’ll need to bring your own linen)
  • Toddler step in the bathroom
  • Bed rails available upon request
  • Highchair
  • Ample storage space for your pushchair
  • Spacious layout with separate lounge area
  • Stairgates in two-storey lodges
  • Chalkboard for creative minds
  • Woodland views for wildlife spotting

Please be aware that some lodges have steps to the entrance, so check this when booking.

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See what our guests are saying


@Abigail C - September 2023, Whinfell Forest

We have just returned from our first holiday at Center parcs as a couple with a 11 month old.

Check in was really easy, we arrived around 1pm and headed straight to the cycle Centre for our bikes, we hired 2 bikes - 1 had a toddler seat on the back. The only thing I would say about this is whinfell isn’t flat, lots of hills so as people who don’t usually cycle we found this quite challenging! Probably won’t rent them again but that’s just our preference! Getting the cycles and returning was super easy.

We went to the subtropical swimming paradise every day - our baby loved the toddler splash park and the wave pool. We ate at the cafe one day but tbh it wasn’t amazing (except the chips!) and quite expensive but I suppose it’s personal taste!

We went to Bella italia and hucks. Both where lovely, I had the best burger I’ve had in my life at hucks so I 100% recommend you try it! I don’t know how it has any negative reviews.

Overall and amazing break, the day we got home we also booked for next year!

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@Martin H - August 2023, Whinfell Forest 

Had an amazing time loads of fun things to do and see the indoor pool was amazing we had a 20 month old baby girl and she loved it ,dining choices suited all needs at reasonable prices and the mini supermarket had everything else you might need the resort was alway clean and tidy everywhere we went and the staff couldn't be more helpful,we even saw a few red squirrels fantastic experience we'll definitely be returning

Second visit and a lifetime more to go! <3

@Sabrinarh91 - May 2023, Sherwood Forest

This is the second time my partner and I have stayed here, this time we was joined with our lovely little baby. We have made a pact that we will visit every year now and make it our new family tradition!

There is something for ALL ages and the only thing I would change is to make time go slower as the week just flew by.

I would like to mention that the staff (everywhere) are so welcoming and friendly and I think that can really make or break a holiday. There was one girl in particular who worked in the toy shop who was super lovely but sadly I didn’t catch her name (working afternoon 22/5/23)

Sadly I left a couple of things behind in our lodge but Guest Services were so wonderful and have been able to recover and post it back to us.

I’ll stop going on now but I’ll add some photos of our stay and the CUTE wildlife!

Thank you Sherwood CP for being the first and best holiday for a baby girl, we can’t wait to come back every year! xx

Great time had by all

@Little bird- March 2023, Sherwood Forest

We had a short break at Centre Parc Sherwood, to enjoy a family get together and celebrate the youngest member’s first birthday. Everyone had a great time, most especially the 4yr old who found everything magical . The chalet was clean, spacious and comfortable. As we have 2 babies in the family, a second cot and high chair was provided. We all enjoyed the tropical swimming pool, as well as cycle rides, walking, even able to enjoy a play on the beach. Fabulous long weekend, already planning our next visit!

Great family break

@pink fairy - March 2024, Longleat Forest

Lovely family mid week. All staff we came into contact with were helpful, polite and courteous.
Lodge clean and very comfortable, enough space for 6 and a baby.
All public areas clean and welcoming.
Great fun in the swimming pool, lots of slides and the rapids were such fun!
Will definitely return!

Fun for the whole family

@Rachel S - February 2023, Longleat Forest

So much fun for the whole family. In our party there were 5 adults, a teenager and 2 babies under 2. I can honestly say there was something for everyone and we all loved every minute. Staff were particularly friendly and helpful. We can not wait to go back.

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A wonderful break

@218491 - March 2023, Elveden Forest

First time visiting Center Parcs - really relaxing, lots to do and family friendly. A wonderful setting and we can’t wait to return. It was our first trip away with our baby and everything we could possible need was on hand, can’t recommend enough.

Quality family time

@Chloe L - February 2023, Elveden Forest

We’re a family of 2 adults and a 5 month old baby. This was our first family holiday and first time visiting Center Parcs and we had the most amazing time! The check-in / check-out process was very easy and straightforward. We stayed in Oak 943 and had lots of wildlife visit every day…from deer, squirrels, robins and blue tits! We took a window bird feeder that stuck on the window (definitely recommend getting one of these) and lots of bird seed, berries, monkey nuts etc. The facilities on site were brilliant, especially the Subtropical Swimming Paradise! We went swimming everyday and loved it. We also done adventure golf, bowling, pottery painting, badminton and sensory baby. The Winter Forest Lights were magical and each evening we loved walking through them. I couldn’t fault a thing. We had breakfast at Pancake House on our first morning which was delicious. We also ate at Rajinda Pradesh and Huck’s which were lovely. All the staff were polite, friendly and super helpful. Overall we had a lovely family holiday and we’re already looking at booking for next year. I think we may now have the bug for it! 💗

Wonderful time

@Matt C - October 2023, Woburn Forest

First time at woburn. Had a lovely experience. Lots to do. Wonderful atmosphere. Very clean and well kept. Very friendly staff. Hotel room very spacious for us with a baby. Enjoyed the activities that were on offer.

Amazing Family Holiday at Center Parcs Woburn

@lisaranson - September 2023, Woburn Forest

What an amazing holiday! Center Parcs Woburn is fantastic. Not only is it clean, tidy and well run it offers so much fun for everyone no matter what age.
We went for 4 nights family holiday and had the best time. Our lodge was well equipped and spacious. The beds were super comfy. The lodge was located in the wood so we had the joy of watching the deer, birds and squirrels playing around outside our window. Every lodge has a BBQ area in a secluded garden and we made the most of that.
My 4 year old son took part in 3 activities; Explorer driving, jet skis for juniors and Fun Football Factory. He enjoyed them all but especially loved the driving activity. Was well run and perfect for his age group.
I myself indulged in a spa treatment. I was overwhelmed by how big and lovely the Spa was when I arrived. It was so luxurious inside and I highly recommend a little pampering if you go!
The restaurants on site were great! We had a delicious meal at Hucks American Grill. They had a large soft play area inside the restaurant perfect for little ones who prefer to play.
They had playground scattered all over the park and I noticed they even had a dedicated dog play area too which I thought was a nice touch.
The highlight for my family was the Subtropical Paradise swimming pool. How much fun! Slides, wave pool, lazy river and just so much fun for all ages. Well monitored by lifeguards especially with little ones around. Felt safe!
Guest Services were great! My baby needed medical assistance and the first aiders Sarah and Charlotte were absolutely fabulous. They tended to my baby all the while keeping me calm and supported and ordering a pizza for my other son as we were just going out for dinner. Sadly we had to go to hospital but were home the next day. They couldn’t do enough to ensure we got out and back into the park quickly and smoothly. I am eternally grateful for their care.
The park is stunning! Location is perfect. There’s a supermarket on site which is fully stocked and just great! Plenty of treats; Starbucks coffee shops, ice cream parlours, sweet shop and other shops. We loved Joules!
Hand on heart I can say it was a fantastic holiday even with our little scare in the middle. Couldn’t ask for friendlier more helpful staff all over the park. It was super clean and just well run. We highly recommend and we will definitely return.



A baby going down a slide.

Swimming with your baby

With free entry to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, heated to 29.5°C all year round, it’s the perfect place to introduce your baby to the water. You’ll find:

  • Splash pools and children’s water play areas
  • Free use of swim jackets (these are swimming aids and not lifejackets)
  • Free, bookable Baby Dolphins play session for under 3s
  • Spacious family changing rooms, with baby changing, large lockers and a buggy park
  • Refuel at Canopy Café with poolside snacks, meals and drinks
  • Play pens and highchairs in the pool area

Top tip: hire a Family Cabana for a cosy, peaceful retreat – perfect for naptime!

View Subtropical Swimming Paradise

  • The soft play area inside the pancake house.
  • A table with a selection of dishes from the Restaurant Runner menu

Baby-friendly dining options

Each village has a range of cafes and restaurants designed with babies in mind:

  • Space for highchairs and prams
  • Free Ella’s Kitchen baby food
  • Activity sheets and crayons
  • Children’s menus
  • Play areas (selected restaurants)
  • Facilities to warm milk or baby food
  • Allergen information is available

Top tips:

  • Book restaurants in advance, especially for popular early evening slots
  • If little ones need an early bedtime after a busy day, don’t worry - order delicious food delivered to your door with Restaurant Runner

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  • Two women relaxing in a wooden Nordic sauna.
  • Outdoor pool at Aqua Sana Elveden.
  • A woman in a pool relaxing under a water jet.

Visit Aqua Sana during your break

Indulge in some adult relaxation time at Aqua Sana Spa. Each Center Parcs village has its own spa with unique spa experiences to discover, all in the heart of the forest. You can visit as part of your break – and did you know you can visit Aqua Sana Spa on a Spa Day or Spa Break even when you’re not staying at Center Parcs? With up to 25 nature-inspired spa experiences to explore and a wide range of treatments, take some time out for you in a spa like no other.

Babies and toddlers from 3 to 23 months can be booked into the Center Parcs Crèche & Activity Den for up to 3 hours.

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A father showing his baby an unpainted pottery train

Top tips for the perfect break with your baby

  • Book early arrival to access your lodge from 2pm
  • Hire a pushchair, cycle or trailer from the Cycle Centre
  • Treat yourself to some relaxing "adult-time" by booking your little ones into the creche (up to 23 months)
  • Pre-order groceries before you arrive
  • Buy baby essentials from ParcMarket including baby milk and food, nappies and swim nappies
  • Swimwear and accessories can be purchased at Aquatique

Read top tips from our guests


Frequently asked questions

Any age! A Center Parcs break is a great way to create special memories with your little one.

Our lodges are all baby-friendly, with everything you need for a relaxing break with your little one. Whether you’re staying in a Woodland Lodge, a Treehouse or anything in between, you’ll find a cot (you’ll need to bring your own linen), highchair, toddler bathroom step, super-sized storage cupboard for your pushchair, and forest views so little ones can spot wildlife. Please be aware that some lodges have steps to the entrance, so check this when booking. 

Our policy states that behaviour should not be excessive, noisy or disruptive, especially at night. If you have any concerns about noise levels during your stay, please let us know by contacting Guest Services.

All our restaurants are child and baby friendly. You’ll find plenty of space for multiple highchairs and prams, free Ella’s Kitchen baby food (subject to availability), feeding stations for warming up milk as well as indoor or outdoor play areas at some of our restaurants. We also have baby changing areas at various locations at each of our villages. Please check your village map to find your nearest baby facilities. 

We’ve collated some top tips for a baby-friendly break from our guests, which includes information on what to bring! Don’t forget, you can also pick up your essentials from our on-site supermarket, ParcMarket.

Our First Aid Centre colleagues provide immediate first aid and emergency treatment only. They can also signpost you to local medical services, but these are most often accessed through NHS 111. The First Aid Centre is open daily 9am to 9pm. Please call the First Aid Centre for an appointment.

If your baby requires immediate hospital assistance, dial 9 for an outside line from an internal telephone then dial 999 or 112. Alternatively, contact Guest Services to make the call on your behalf.

If you do not have a phone in your lodge (phones are in apartments only at Longford Forest) and mobile signal is limited, please use the emergency telephone boxes located around the village and highlighted on the map.

Please let us know if you dial 999 direct so we can ensure that the emergency services get to you as soon as possible. If you contact an Emergency service yourself, please make us aware via the emergency number.

If you need to leave early due to an emergency, please let our colleagues at Guest Services know via the emergency number and they will do their best to support you with anything you need help with. If it’s outside of the emergency number hours, don’t worry, your call will go through to our Security team who will be on hand to help.

You’ll find plenty of things to do that are great for keeping babies entertained. Head to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and discover baby pools, sensory water play areas, splash pools and mini slides.

There are also lots of activities that your baby will love. From exploring their senses in Sensory Play Babies, to water activities like Baby Dolphins and sporty activities like Baby Balance Bike Buddy, there’s so much fun for little ones!

See our full list of activities

 Around each of our villages, there are a number of indoor and outdoor play areas for your little ones to explore. As well as outdoor adventure playgrounds, there are indoor play areas where you don't need to pay or book - just turn up and let your little one explore to their heart's content.

 All of our restaurants are child friendly, with plenty of space for highchairs and pushchairs, children’s menus with healthy and tasty dishes, activity packs to keep them entertained and play areas in some of our restaurants where they can run around and play.

You can also hire a wide range of cycles, including Balance Bikes, Tag-a-longs, Children’s Bikes, Trailers and Pushchairs from the Cycle Centre. There’s something for the whole family!

Our Crèche Session will keep your little ones entertained for 3 hours. Whilst they’re off having fun, why not enjoy some well-deserved relaxation at Aqua Sana, our spa in the heart of the forest. Or spend some quality time together nestled in nature in the comfort of your lodge, embrace your inner adventurer in one of our thrilling activities or enjoy a tranquil cycle ride through the forest.


Picture perfect moments


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