Children enjoy a pirate and princess session on the Activity Den

Center Parcs for little ones - your family guide



You’ll find a children’s activity programme that has been carefully designed to provide adventures for families. From challenging and energetic activities to creative and skill-based pursuits, there is something for all ages and abilities. In addition to our shared family adventures we also offer a high quality Crèche service, where parents can leave their children in an environment that is happy and stimulating, while being safe and secure.

Each session is designed in line with the curriculum, with children’s development needs and abilities in mind, so that they come away enriched having learnt a new skill through play. From crafts and cooking to dressing up and partying, there is an activity for every child that allows them to have adventures of their own.

If you already have a break booked, why not choose your activities online ahead of time to avoid disappointment and ensure a relaxing, stress-free time in the forest? Alternatively, you can book activities once you arrive at any of the booking desks around our Villages, the self-service booking points or using the Center Parcs app (simply search “Center Parcs UK” in the app store).

Activities under 3 years


Crèche Together and Crèche at the Den
We have a variety of activities enabling your child to learn, develop and experience their own adventure either with or without you. Activity Den is Ofsted-registered, so you can feel confident leaving your child in our care, knowing they're in a happy and safe environment. Activities include:

Let your baby enjoy new experiences in our nurturing, safe and stimulating environment.

•Mucky Pups
Little ones get messy with a range of things such as sand, water, jelly and pasta shapes.

•Sensory Play for Babies and Toddlers
A parent-accompanied session designed to help babies explore their senses.

Toddler painting with supervisor
Mucky Pups

Activities 2-7 years


Mini Adventures Together and Mini Adventures at the Den
Whether they’re learning the art of fencing, painting pottery, or trying their hand at some super science experiments, you'll love watching your children learn new things. Now, with our range of specially tailored activities unique to Center Parcs, they can experience new adventures with or without a parent. Activities include:

Chocolate Chefs Academy
Your little chefs will make their own apron and hat, create tasty treats and play games.

Fencing for Juniors
Little ones can get a taste for fencing using soft foam foils and plastic face masks.

•Pirate and Princess Adventure
An adventure full of games, character makeovers, music and creative activities.

Pirate and Princess party
Pirate and Princess Adventure

Branching Out 8-11 years


As children get older, they crave independence and begin to seek new experiences they can enjoy. Our range of activities provide an opportunity to challenge themselves, try new adventures and create memories they’ll cherish. Activities include:

Creative Canvas
Young ones can get creative, before showing parents their artwork at the gallery finale.

Street Boarding
Try something new with a unique fusion of skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing.

•Aerial Tree Trekking
Your children will gain confidence and independence as they navigate through the forest, two metres above ground.

Junior tree trekking
Aerial Tree Trekking

Family Adventures


We have an exciting programme of activities for families to take part in and spend precious time together. From energetic activities to calm pastimes, you will find something suitable for everyone to enjoy and remember for years to come. Activities include:

Encounter with Owls
Get up close and meet some of the world’s most spectacular bird breeds.

Forest Crafts Woodland Creations
Craft your own family of woodland creatures as well as a home for them to live in.

•Den Building and Decorating
Build and decorate your own den in this traditional woodland activity for the whole family.

Den building in the forest
Den Building and Decorating