Escape to the forest. Short breaks at Center Parcs

General important updates and latest news

Award winning menu at Sports Cafe

Award-winning menu in Sports Café - 22nd March 2017

Since launching our new Sports Café menu in January, hundreds of guests have enjoyed the new dishes, including brilliant brunch options, Mediterranean flatbreads, super salads and a selection of great craft beer.

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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.

Exciting changes to the Aqua Sana website

We’re getting personal with the Aqua Sana website - 16th December 2016

You can now create an account and add treatments online.

We’ve made some exciting changes to the Aqua Sana website, to give you the best experience possible.

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Elemis Speed Spa

Elemis Speed Spa at Aqua Sana - 9th September 2016

Time, there’s never enough – so make every minute count with the new Elemis Speed Spa at Aqua Sana.

We are delighted to announce that from 7th October our ‘Express’ options will now include a selection of mini treatments from the wonderful Elemis Speed Spa Menu, treatments designed especially for the time poor spa-goer.

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Longford Forest

Center Parcs granted planning permission for Longford Forest - 27th July 2016

Today, Center Parcs has been granted planning permission to build the proposed 395-acre Village, Longford Forest in Ireland.

The new location, which will be the sixth Center Parcs Village and a first in Ireland, is near Ballymahon in County Longford and is expected to be built by 2019.

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Using hoverboards at Center Parcs

Using hoverboards on your break - 23rd December 2015

Guests who wish to bring hoverboards on their break must be aware of the potential fire risks associated. For the latest advice, we recommend guests visit the National Trading Standards website here.

For your safety, please do not leave a hoverboard charging unattended or charging overnight.

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External Shows, Events and Festivals - 10th November 2015

Because our Villages are set in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, they are often close to popular tourist areas which can mean increased noise and traffic in the surrounding area. Despite our best efforts to preserve the tranquillity of the forest in our Villages, there may occasionally be noise from local events, shows and music festivals.

Ring in the New Year in style come 2017 with a short break in the forest, or visit us for an action-packed half term holiday where you and the family can spend quality time together.

It's never too early to have a short break in the diary, so book now and give yourself something amazing to look forward to in 2017.

Dogs at Center Parcs

Seasonal Canine Illness - Updated 7th December 2015

In recent years, an unexplained dog illness has been found in an increasing number of forest areas around the UK, particularly in late summer/early autumn. The illness is currently believed to be triggered by a naturally occurring cause and has affected a number of dogs in areas across the country including those local to some of our Villages, particularly Sherwood and Elveden Forest. This issue is still under investigation and there is no comprehensive explanation as to why is has occurred. We are therefore pre-warning all guests who are planning to bring a dog to Center Parcs.

Please visit Animal Health Trust for the latest information. If you are bringing a dog to one of our villages and are concerned, please call our Contact Centre team on 03448 266 266.

Accommodation upgrades at Center Parcs

Accommodation Upgrades 

As many of our guests will already be aware, we upgrade a number of accommodation units every year at Center Parcs. Work is about to start across most of our Villages very soon to ensure we continually improve our standards. Such works are closely monitored and disruption to our guests visiting during this time will be kept to a minimum.

Forestry works at Center Parcs

Forestry works

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.

The lake in winter at Center Parcs

The lake in winter 

Being close to nature is an important part of a Center Parcs break, but it also means our Villages are subject to the whims of British weather! For this reason, and for our guests’ safety, each year our lakes are closed for watersports during December and most of January. Activities run on the lake in November and from the end of January will be subject to weather conditions. But don’t worry, we still have plenty of indoor and outdoor activities available during this time, from cosy indoor crafts to bracing bike rides.