Strolling by the lake

Tips for your short break


What to pack

Are you joining us soon for a break with your little ones? Watch our handy packing guide to make sure you have the best day ever exploring the forest – without having to dash back to your lodge because you forgot something.


Activity equipment

If you don’t wish to bring your own equipment, such as bikes or rackets, you can hire or purchase most items during your stay. For water-based activities, it is advised you bring a towel and a change of clothes.


Toiletries are provided in all accommodation styles.


Towels are provided in all accommodation styles. All guests are asked to bring their own towels, or hire them on-Village, for the pool area.


Bed linen

All linen is provided (sheets, pillows and pillowcases, duvets with covers and additional blankets if required). Cot linen is not provided.


Cot and high chair
One cot and high chair are provided in each 2, 3 and 4 bedroom accommodation. If more are required, please book them in advance.


Center Parcs is a casual and relaxed environment. There is no dress code in place, so please be comfortable. You will need swimwear for the pool and Aqua Sana. Our bars and restaurants also have an informal atmosphere. Practical footwear is essential for our woodland paths and many activities.


The most common method of transport at Center Parcs is the bicycle, so you may find a rucksack-style bag useful.


The forest paths are all well-lit, but you may wish to bring a torch with you.


All kitchens are stocked with essential items such as pans, pots, measuring jugs, cutlery and plates.


In your accommodation you will find a small welcome pack containing tea, coffee, sugar, milk, washing up liquid, a sponge, cloth, tea towel, oven glove and toilet roll. We also have our own supermarket, ParcMarket, at each Village, which stocks a wide range of products perfect for those wishing to eat in their accommodation. If you spend more than £40 in the ParcMarket we will deliver your shopping free of charge and even put perishable items away in your fridge, so you don’t have to wait in for us.




Planning your activities
Pre-booking a selection of activities before you arrive will give you a real head start – and something to look forward to! Our new and improved online booking service lets you browse and book from our entire range of activities up to six months in advance of your stay. Explore our activity offering on the Things To Do page.

You can also book activities and make restaurant reservations using the Center Parcs app. Download the app at home before you arrive or connect to the free WiFi that is available in all Lodges and search for 'Center Parcs UK' in the App Store or Google Play.

Booking children’s activities
We have a large range of activities for little ones. Some are perfect for parents and children to spend time together, while others give little ones the opportunity to experience new adventures on their own. To avoid confusion on the day, double check whether you can leave your child with us for the session. All children under the age of 18 will need to bring a medical form signed by their parent/guardian to any activities. These forms are available at any Booking Point. If you book a session in advance, you can print a registration form here and bring it with you.


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Medical Questionnaires
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