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Explore toddler-friendly UK holidays

Discover family breaks at Center Parcs, where unforgettable memories with your toddler are made. Immerse yourselves in a forest adventure with cosy woodland lodges, a sandy beach beside the lake, and a Subtropical Swimming Paradise with water play areas for young children. Discover hundreds of activities, then sit back and relax in one of the toddler-friendly restaurants.

Don't 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 locations for holidays with toddlers

Activities for toddlers

  • A young girl sat on her father's shoulders
  • Toddler on the beach
  • Mum and toddler in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise pool.
  • Toddler in the adventure playground

What's included with your toddler-friendly break

  • Fully equipped family-friendly lodges
  • Free entry to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Outdoor adventure playgrounds
  • Indoor soft play areas
  • 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.

Toddler-friendly lodges

Introducing our toddler-friendly lodges, thoughtfully designed for comfort and a relaxing family break. Each lodge features:

  • 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 for when little ones are napping
  • Stairgates in two-storey lodges
  • Chalkboard for creative minds - little ones and adults alike
  • 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

Love this place!

@Juleigh-Newmar S - March 2024, Whinfell Forest

Our 2nd visit to whinfell however this time was for our daughters 1st birthday & 1st holiday! Can’t thank the staff enough for making it so special. Cleaning staff for writing a happy birthday message on the board for our daughter on our arrival! We didn’t request anything, they just did it! A lush surprise!

Our 2nd visit to whinfell however this time was for our daughters 1st birthday & 1st holiday! Can’t thank the staff enough for making it so special. Cleaning staff for writing a happy birthday message on the board for our daughter on our arrival! We didn’t request anything, they just did it! A lush surprise!

There is so much to do & you feel so safe at centre parcs. The perfect first trip for our girl & we can’t wait to revisit!

 Family gathering  

@Barry C - July 2023, Whinfell Forest 

Fantastic facilities for all. Loved the no cars on site which gives a much quieter, relaxed feel to your holiday. Little girl loved the park and swimming complex, she had a ball!!
3 bed Woodland Lodge we rented was ideal apart from no toilet in shower room (look closely at floor plan).
All in all we will definitely be back.

Great family holiday

@Eleanor S - March 2024, Sherwood Forest

We visited Center Parcs Sherwood as a family with two young grandchildren , we had a wonderful weekend , the lodge was comfortable and clean , we loved the swimming and pancake house , the activities with the little ones were reasonably priced as was the bowling and adventure golf , we will definitely visit again

Had a fantastic time

@J H- July 2023, Sherwood Forest

Loved our little family holiday, celebrating our daughters 1st Birthday. Had alot of fun and was surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife 🥰
I would definitely recommend having a holiday at Center Parcs!

Relaxing few days even with a 2 year old

@Mog120 - January 2024, Longleat Forest

We had a mid week break taking our 2 year old granddaughter,over the years we’ve had many great holidays here . This was no exception, the villa was excellent, comfortable, roomy and well equipped. There has been considerable changes in parts of, all for the good , there are several excellent play areas for children of all ages , we trued her with roller skating , mini football neither of which she’d ever done before . The staff running the courses were brilliant , happy , professional and really put the very young children at ease , the dome offers great water experiences for all ages , but may get very crowded at peak times . Good choice of restaurants and the parc market which is now co-op offers a large variety of foods etc at reasonable prices . All in all a great few days .


@Gemma W - June 2023, Longleat Forest

Just on our way back from a wonderful weekend at Center Parcs, 6 off including a toddler and a 7 year old and our dalmatian. We had an amazing time. Parc was fantastic (although hilly!) But you can make use of the land train which was helpful.

Special thanks to the staff member who stopped in his van just to give our dog a treat! Made us all smile that he had taken the time to stop and speak to us and fuss our dog.

Staff on the mini Land rover experience were also terrific too.

We ate in Hucks restaurant and the sports bar, both lovely and ordered food from Indian and Chinese takeaway to our lodge that was very nice and convenient too.

My kidd loves the pool and many parks, beach and lake watching the fish was also a hit.

We also made use of the location and visited Longleat Zoo, highly recommend the visit. We couldn't visit all the attractions in one day, so if we had stayed longer would of returned. The Koalas and sloths up close were worth the visit on its own! Loved it.

Cabin had all amenities, couldn't fault the park in anyway. My toddler loved waving at the people abs driver on the land train as they passed too.

Will be rebooting one of the Center parcs locations for next year on our return home!

Fab family weekend

@EB123- January 2024, Elveden Forest

We had a lovely family weekend. We stayed during the 'Forest Lights' period and everywhere looked fabulous after dark. Pool brilliant and kept toddler amused for ages. The mini ropes were a lovely activity for the wee one. We all enjoyed cycling around the village and the daily visits to our patio by the muntjac deer was a highlight. We'll be back!

Fantastic fun filled family break

@Sally H - May 2023, Elveden Forest

We all had a wonderful holiday, our ages range from 63 years down to two years and there really was something for everyone; baby ballerina , Little dolphins and toddler football for my granddaughter and of course lots of fun in the swimming pools, for the adults; kayaking, and badminton along with swimming, walking in the beautiful woodlands and eating out at different restaurants in the evenings. Our accommodation was clean, stocked with everything that we needed with lots of room to move around. The parc market was handy and had everything we needed , and we all enjoyed the Starbucks ! I would recommend Centerparcs to anyone wanting to get together with friends and family for a relaxing and funfilled break . I have already booked for next year x

Great family holiday

@Emma M - October 2023, Woburn Forest

10/10 worth every single penny!

As a young family with a 2 year old, it’s faultless! I was worried because we only live 30 minutes away- that it wouldn’t feel like a “holiday” but wow was I wrong!!!
The minute you arrived it felt like a completely secluded new place. My husband was saying he felt like he was abroad.
On arrival the ladies in the check in desk were friendly and welcoming. They explained everything I needed to know and automatically felt at ease.
The lodge- wow. Beautiful!! It was modern, clean, tidy and had everything we needed!
The maintenance staff of the lodge were helpful and quickly brought a bed for our toddler without any issues and were more than happy to help us!
The restaurants were great, pancake house and hucks even had indoor play areas which was great for keeping my little one entertained between wait for food. (Not that there was a wait!)
Every single worker we met was fautless and really made our stay enjoyable.
Engaging activities for our toddler; swimming was fantastic too so we were never left wondering what to do next. (We wish we had stayed for 7 nights)

The private sauna in our three bed executive lodge was a beautiful edition to the lodge.

I think it was great value for money actually. The supermarket too was lovely and had everything you could need should you want extra snacks food; or have forgotten anything.

Stress free family first holiday 

@Julia H - July 2023, Woburn Forest

Lovely cosy first family holiday with our toddler. Executive 3 bed lodge was warm and clean and spacious with everything we needed. We bought more than we needed at the shop as we didn’t realise they even provide a sponge and washing up liquid and extra bin liner wrapped in the cleaning towel at the kitchen sink! Baby facilities are amazing, buggy parks everywhere and great microwave/bottle warmer and Ella’s kitchen sachets at sports cafe. Lovely play areas and activities and friendly staff. Everywhere is kept clean and immaculate. We enjoyed our log burner and the barbecue in the garden too!



  • Soft play with a variety of soft toys
  • Plates of lots of different food on a table including pizza and curry and burgers

Toddler-friendly dining options

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

  • Space for highchairs and pushchairs
  • 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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Toddler breaks for every season

  • Subtropical swimming paradise

Family swimming and water fun

Build your little one’s water confidence with a visit (or ten) to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. Perfect for all the family, enjoy dreamy year-round warmth with water heated to 29.5°C! 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 a break between splashing fun!

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

  • 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 Spa 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. Available to book 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 toddler sat in a swing in an outdoor playground.

Top tips for the perfect short break with your toddler

  • Book early arrival to access your lodge from 2pm
  • Make exploring easier by hiring a pushchair, or bike and a 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

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Frequently asked questions

There’s plenty of fun for toddlers at Center Parcs! Visit the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and explore exciting water play areas, spot wildlife in the forest and explore lots of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy together.

There are also lots of indoor and outdoor activities, from creative activities like Fun Pots for Tots, water activities like Mini Jet Skis and sporty activities like Football Fun Factory for Tots.

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!

You can book the Crèche through the activities page, 12 weeks before your arrival. Just log into your Center Parcs account and add the Crèche session of your choice to your booking.

There are lots of places across our villages perfect for little ones to make new friends. Head to the beach and make sandcastles together, run wild in our children’s play areas, get creative in Mucky Pups or splash about in our children’s water play areas in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise! Under 3s will love singing songs and playing with inflatables in our free activity, Baby Dolphins

You may cancel your break at any time. However, the amount refunded to you will depend on whether you have Flex Your Stay Protection. Flex Your Stay allows you to cancel your break for any reason and receive a full refund up to 28 days before your arrival date. From 27 days up to 2 days before your stay you can still cancel your break and receive a reduced refund.

View Flex Your Stay terms and conditions.

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 toddler 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.


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