Important village updates and latest news
The latest information on new developments, closures, roadworks and any general works that may impact your break is listed below. We will update this information as soon as we have finalised confirmation of any changes and updates and we kindly ask that you check back regularly. Our aim is to be as open and honest as we can, though please bear in mind that there may be emergency situations that we are unable to communicate in advance.
Parking on Village
We are keen to keep our Villages as traffic free as possible so that guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the forest environment. There will of course be a small amount of traffic during times of developments and to support Village operation. However, once you have unloaded your belongings from your vehicle, we kindly request that all guests move their cars to the car park as soon as possible, on the day of arrival. In response to recent feedback from our guests, the Security team will be supporting this by requesting that all cars left on the Village after this time, are moved. Should the accommodation type include a car parking space, please use the space allocated.
Adventure Play Area to be refreshed at Whinfell Forest
The outdoor Adventure Play Area close to the Village Centre will be closed from 24 February 2014 for around five weeks for refurbishment. Other play facilities are available. There are outdoor and soft play areas at the Sports Café, soft play at the Lakeside Inn, indoor play at Café Rouge and soft play is also available at the Leisure Bowl at selected times.
The news section will be updated when the Adventure Play Area has re-opened.
As we are in a forest setting it is essential that we manage the environment and preserve the natural outlook. This means that from time to time forestry works such as tree felling may be taking place during your break with us.
Seasonal Canine Illness
In recent years, during September and October, an unexplained dog illness was found in some areas of Nottinghamshire. The illness is currently believed to be triggered by a naturally occurring cause and has affected a number of dogs in the area local to Sherwood Forest Holiday Village. The issue is still under investigation and there is no comprehensive explanation as to why it has occurred.
Please visit www.aht.org.uk for further information. If you are bringing a dog to one of our Villages during this period and feel concerned, please call our Contact Centre team on 08448 266266.
A new look for Starbucks - All villages
As our Starbucks coffee shops will be getting a new look across all four of our Villages, some closures may be necessary. In some cases the work will be completed during the night and there will be no disruptions. As we have more than one Starbucks on each Village we will ensure that at least one will continue to be open.
Planned lake closure at all villages
Due to lack of demand and severe weather conditions in previous years we have made the decision to close our lakes across all Villages from November to spring. We have lots of other activities available to our guests during this time.
Contract Awarded for Leisure Buildings at Woburn Forest
We are delighted to announce that Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd has been appointed to construct the leisure buildings and facilities at our fifth village Woburn Forest.
The £93m contract incorporates the construction of the main central buildings including the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. Work has started and is expected to take 72 weeks, with completion in spring 2014. The project builds on an existing relationship between us and Bowmer & Kirkland, who have completed a number of refurbishments at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest.
This is the final major contract to be awarded at Woburn Forest, following the announcements that ISG Group plc will undertake the lodge construction, while Birse Civils were appointed to complete the infrastructure.