Escape to the forest. Short breaks at Center Parcs

Whinfell Forest important updates and latest news

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Minimising traffic on the Village  - Updated 28th March 2017

We know that our focus on providing a safe environment with minimal traffic is something you really value. That’s why we need your help to reduce the traffic on our villages to protect what you love about Center Parcs: a place where little ones can run free and explore, and parents can feel at ease.

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Getting in touch during your break - 12th May 2017

If you need to get in touch during your break at Whinfell Forest, from booking an activity to seeking urgent medical care, there are a few ways to reach us.

In case of an emergency, call 01768 893003 from your mobile. There are also red telephone boxes located throughout the village that you can use.

Our Guest Services team are also on-hand to help every day from 8am to 10pm – visit them in the Village Centre or call 01768 893008. If you’d like to book an activity or a table in one of our restaurants, you can log on to the free WiFi and visit or download the Center Parcs Mobile App (which also features an itinerary planner and map of the village).

We hope you have a lovely break at Whinfell Forest.

Huck's at Whinfell

A new look for Huck’s American Bar and Grill - 8th February 2017

We’re always trying to improve our facilities so that you have the best break possible, which is why we’re cooking up something special at Huck’s American Bar and Grill at Whinfell Forest.

To give the stateside diner a fresh new look, we’ll be closing Huck’s from 27 February 2017.

During the closure, The Green Room will be hosting a pre-show dining offer on Saturday evenings before Party in the Parc. Join us from 6pm and choose from either a Chinese or American menu before enjoying the show at 8.30pm.

Some of our restaurants will also be extending their opening hours. The Pancake House will be open till 8pm on Thursday and Saturday with pre-bookings available between 6pm and 8pm, and Dexters Kitchen will be open till 6pm Monday and Friday, 8pm on Thursday and Sunday and 7pm all other days.

The exciting new Huck’s American Bar and Grill is planned to open on Thursday 13th April.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the closure and we hope you’re as excited as we are to see the end result. In the meantime, take a look at our range of other delicious restaurants you can enjoy during your break.

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New menu at Sports Cafe

We’re serving up a new menu at Sports Café - 27th January 2017

It’s the hub of the Village and is open every day 9:00am-11:00pm, serving food all day to satisfy your appetite for delicious dishes and live sports.

Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to create an exciting new menu. From brilliant breakfasts to mouth-watering mains, as well as a range of delicious drinks including craft beers and artisanal teas, we’re sure there’s something you’ll love. We’ve also introduced gluten-free, lactose-free, dairy-free, and vegan and vegetarian menus so the whole family can enjoy the Sports Café experience.

Available from Friday 27 January at all our Villages, head over to Sports Café and try out our exciting new menu.

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Treats at Whinfell Forest

New year, new look for Treats - 5th January 2017

Our favourite place at Center Parcs to pick up a delicious treat or two is getting a new look.

Treats will be closed from 23 January and will reopen on 13 February, so be sure to pop in to see what we’ve been up to.

Of course, we wouldn’t leave you without anywhere to pick up some sweet treats. ParcMarket will be offering some of your much-loved indulgences, including our popular pick and mix and delicious handmade fudge.

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Swim Pups

STA Swim Pups - 7th September 2016

Unique to Center Parcs, STA Swim Pups is a new water activity designed for little ones aged 3 months to 4 years. The activity involves a structured swimming programme for mini swimmers to gain essential swimming and movement skills in a fun and exciting environment, through a series of enjoyable and stimulating games. Your little ones can cycle around the pool on a float, canoe on a pool raft and take part in an aquatic nature trail. As recognition of their achievement, they will be awarded with an STA certificate to take home.

Available at Whinfell Forest and Sherwood Forest from 7th September.

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Mini Trek

Mini Trek now at Whinfell Forest - 5th July 2016

One of our Mini Adventures Together, this popular parent-and-child activity has arrived at Whinfell Forest. Mini Trek allows little ones from the age of two to join in with the Action Challenge fun. They can strap into a harness and explore our lightly elevated course, complete with platforms, bridges and jumps, all with you by their side to guide them.

It’s a great first taste of our aerial activities.

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Guests driving to Whinfell Forest - Updated 7th January 2016

We've been made aware that Google is displaying an incorrect postcode for Whinfell Forest, directing guests to a local kennel business and not Center Parcs.

We'd like to make clear to all guests travelling to Whinfell Forest that the correct postcode is CA10 2DW. To avoid confusion, please read the direction on our website.

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