Reconnect with nature at Center Parcs

Discover forest holidays at Center Parcs


Escape back to nature on a Center Parcs holiday at any time of the year, where you can enjoy accommodation in the heart of up to 400 acres of English forest. With five villages set in secluded woodland and more than 200 activities to choose from, every short break at Center Parcs is tailored to you.

Things to do at Center Parcs

Our Villages

Our Villages

We have five beautiful locations across the UK – Whinfell Forest in Cumbria, Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire and Longleat Forest in Wiltshire – each set in vast forest landscapes just waiting for you to explore. Experience the unique surroundings that each Village offers and escape for a short break that all the family can enjoy. See more

Things to do

Things to do

We have a range of activities to get you feeling energised, adrenaline-fuelled or creative. Little ones can try Pirate and Princess Adventure or Off-Road Explorers; older children can head to the Outdoor Activity Centre for Junior Quads. Get amongst the trees for Aerial Adventure or, if two feet on the ground is more your pace, try a family adventure like Den Building and Decorating or Pottery Painting.
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Designed to bring you closer to nature and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we have a range of different styles of accommodation, in sizes to suit you, including Lodges, Hotel Rooms, Spa Suites and Apartments. We also have specially adapted accommodation for people with a need for easy accessibility, as well as Lodges for those who want to bring along the family dog. See more

What's included

What's included

With up to 400 acres on your doorstep, the forest is your playground at Center Parcs. Your break includes free and unlimited entry to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, with exhilarating rides and indoor and outdoor pools. There are also free children’s adventure playgrounds for fearless imaginations, a sandy beach to enjoy, trails to explore and indoor children’s play areas and activity packs in most of our restaurants and facilities. See more

Family dining

Family dining

Whether you want a quick bite to refuel between activities, a hearty family meal or a romantic dinner for two, you’ll be sure to find something to suit all tastes. From Center Parcs favourites such as The Pancake House to a selection of high street names including Strada and Café Rouge. Little ones can choose from healthy and appetising menus, or ask for half-portions of adult meals. See more

 

UK forest breaks


Our UK forest breaks provide the perfect setting for a short escape to get together again and reconnect with nature. The forests at our five Villages are the best place to admire the beauty of the seasons – sunlight dappling green leaves in the summer, burnt oranges and umbers in autumn, and sparkling snow and star-strewn skies in winter.

Whinfell Forest, Cumbria

Whinfell Forest, Cumbria

Nestled in stunning landscape on the edge of the Lake District, Whinfell Forest is a wildlife haven, home to one of the few remaining colonies of red squirrels. Lodges for families and groups of all sizes are set in the 400-acre woodland, with lakes and streams aplenty that are befitting of the picturesque Lake District scenery.

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Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Set in 400 acres of magnificent pine forest, there's an invigorating mix of woodland and lakeside, the perfect setting for exploring, relaxing and spending quality time with friends and family. Life revolves around the leafy terraces of the Village Square, where there's a choice of places to relax and watch the world go by or discover our range of shops.

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Elveden Forest, Suffolk

Elveden Forest, Suffolk

Set in over 400 acres of stunning pine woodland in beautiful rural Suffolk, Elveden Forest offers calm and creative activities to adrenaline-fuelled challenges. Our Watersports Lake and sandy beach offer water-based activities including cable water skiing, unique to Elveden Forest. The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is home to our award-winning, gravity-defying water ride, Tropical Cyclone.

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Longleat Forest, Wiltshire

Longleat Forest, Wiltshire

Set in 400-acre woodland with spectacular scenery and hundred-year-old Giant Redwoods. During your Wiltshire break, you can cycle, walk or catch the land train. Located in the valley is the lake, the perfect day trip or short break location where you and your family can spend time relaxing on the beach or out on the water.

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Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire

Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire

Only an hour from London and nestled in a 365 acre forest, our new Village, Woburn Forest will be the showcase of our latest innovations. The design of this Center Parcs is the most exciting yet with beautiful undulating forest landscapes, the largest Subtropical Swimming Paradise, magical views over the lake and forest with modern Lodges bringing guests closer to nature.

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Family activities

 

A forest holiday is the perfect break for the whole family. There are activities for everyone from toddlers to teenagers; the amateur to the aficionado.
Watch our video for some inspiration ahead of your break. From forest pursuits including Segway Experience and Mini Trek, to watersports such as pedalo hire and Stand-up Paddleboarding, we have something to suit.
 

Luxury accommodation

 

Our Treehouses are the height of luxury at Center Parcs. Perfect for family special occasions, Treehouses can be found at Sherwood, Elveden and Longleat Forest and can sleep up to eight.
Enjoy dining on the secluded terrace and delight in the stunning views across the forest, get competitive in your personal games den or imagine stargazing in the outdoor hot tub after a busy day.

 

 

Lodges in the forest