How do I get to my Village?
We will send you directions in your arrival pack which you will receive 6 weeks before you are due to arrive. Alternatively you can get directions by clicking here and then clicking on the village that you are visiting.
The postcodes for each village, for satnav, are:
Elveden Forest: IP24 3TR
Longleat Forest: BA12 7PU
Sherwood Forest: NG22 9DN
Whinfell Forest: CA10 2DW
Can I download a map of my Center Parcs village?
You can. Simply click here, select the village you're staying at and then click 'view village map'.
Do your villages have supermarkets or do we need to bring our own groceries?
Forget the grocery shopping! We've everything you need onsite in the form of our handy ‘ParcMarket', the village supermarket, which is open 7 days a week.
What type of groceries does the village supermarket stock?
Come in to ParcMarket and you'll discover a huge range of quality brands for great value for money: there's our in-store bakery which serves fresh bread and cakes every day, and our grocery section full of fresh fruit and vegetables, including many organic items. Our Parc Market stocks over 4000 lines and offers something for everyone, including Organic, Gluten Free and local products.
We also have chilled and frozen foods – from traditional British to Asian, Italian and Chinese fare – an excellent selection of newspapers and magazines, and, of course, beers, wines and spirits. What's more, if you spend over £40 in the Parc Market, we'll deliver your shopping to your accommodation for FREE. Leaving you with very little to do, except relax.
Can I pre-order groceries?
Fancy an instant grocery cupboard, packed with your favourite foods? No problem. Our grocery packs come with all your essentials in them and will be waiting for you when you get to your villa. These can be purchased prior to arrival in my booking. Of course, you can also bring your own supplies with you.
How do I get around the village?
Many families hire or bring their bikes to get around, or simply walk and take in the fresh air. Longleat Forest also has a Land Train that picks-up and drops-off at certain locations around the village.
At what times does the Land Train at Longleat Forest run?
You'll get a timetable relevant to your Longleat Village when you arrive. In general the Land Train runs from 8:30am – 11pm. There is a restricted service on arrival and departure days. All times are subject to change.
Do your villages have takeaways?
Yes. Dining In offers a great take-away and delivery service, so you can have the perfect evening in! Choose from delicious Italian, Chinese or Indian and they'll deliver direct to your accommodation. View the menu.
Do your villages have evening entertainment?
Each Village has its own entertainment schedule, for adults and children alike, so you're sure to discover something that suits you. Each village also has a disco (which is open until midnight) and ten-pin bowling, and many have restaurants that run their own themed live music evenings.
Can I see the menus for your restaurants?
You can download the menus for our restaurants here and start planning your evenings out right away.
What do I do if I have a food allergy?
If you have any special dietary requirements (including allergies) please bring them to the attention of the restaurant before placing your order and they will try to accommodate your needs. Our Parc Market stocks over 4000 lines and offers something for everyone, including Organic, Gluten Free and local products.
Can I hire sports equipment?
Yes, you can hire the things you need to take part in many of our sports activities. If you have your own equipment then, naturally, you're very welcome to bring it. For some activities you may need to bring your own waterproof footwear and clothing – just ask when you book. And for studio activities, like aerobics and the gym, you'll need to wear your own loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.
Please also remember to bring and wear non-marking shoes or trainers for the squash courts.
Can we hire bikes?
Yes, there's a Cycle Centre at each Village. They have a range of bikes available to hire for each member of the family, plus child seats, Burley trailers and much, much more. The bikes can be hired for the duration of your break, or per day.
How much does it cost to hire a bike(s)?
Bikes can be hired from as little as £16 per break. To find out more about the different bikes available and how much they cost, click here.
Do I need to bring a bike lock?
You’re welcome to bring your own bikes, providing they are in good condition, but please remember that even in our protected environment, we are not immune to thefts. We are advised by the police that custom built and ‘designer’ cycles are particularly vulnerable, so we strongly recommend you use a five-star lock whenever leaving your bike, even just for a few moments. We also suggest that you keep your bikes in your accommodation overnight and remove bike racks from your car.
Can I invite day guests into the village?
It's fine for extra friends or family to join you for the day. All you need is a day pass for each extra guest: these can be purchased on the activities booking site or by calling the Reservations Team on 08448 267 723
If it's not a medical matter, then Guest Services are on hand from 8:30am – 10pm at the Information Centre, or at Elveden Forest in the Sports Plaza. Alternatively, you can call Security. You'll find more information in the Guest Services directory in your accommodation.
Do any parts of your Villages have wireless hotspots?
We have wireless hotspots in many of the public areas in our Villages – so if you urgently need to send that email or go online, you can. They are clearly marked with the black and white wifi symbol. All of our Executive Lodges also have WiFi.
What time do we have to leave the Village when our break is over?
You're free to enjoy all your village has to offer until midnight on the day you leave. All we ask is that you vacate your accommodation by 10am.
What Launderette facilities do you have?
Our villages offer different services, At Elveden Forest and Sherwood Forest, we have a self service launderette but unfortunately do not offer service washes. Whinfell Forest and Longleat Forest offer a service wash only and the current cost is £8.50 per carrier bag.
I’m celebrating with you is there anything special that you can offer me?
We know that Center Parcs is an ideal place to get together as a group, from reunions to family celebrations. We also know that organising it all can be stressful, which is why we want to make it as easy as possible. For a group that includes 10 or more adults, we offer the services of a personal event planner when your break is booked by phone.
Your personal event planner can arrange all of your activities for you, which can even include activity sessions just for your group, including Paintballing, Tree Trekking and many more. Call 08448 267 726 to book your stay and your personal event planner will then get in touch with you. We do offer the facility to book Indulgence packs, bottles of champagne, chocolates, flowers and fruit baskets to make your stay a little more special. You are able to book any gifts online prior to your stay by logging onto my booking or by contacting our Call Centre on 08448 262 610.
What if I have a question that isn't answered here?
Why not give us a call on 08448 267 723. Our friendly staff will be delighted to help. We are open 7 days a week (Mon-Fri 8.30am-10.00pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 9.00am-9.00pm).