Outdoor activities at Center Parcs

Come on a forest adventure and discover our outdoor activities

 

There are up to 200 activities available at Center Parcs, and many of them take place in the heart of nature. The hundreds of acres of natural forest found at each Village are the perfect backdrop to try something new – pick up a new sport, hit the lake, connect with nature or test yourself with one of our adrenaline-fuelled challenges.


Alternatively explore our wide range of indoor activities.

 

Nature

Nature

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with our special activities designed to help you connect with the natural world around you. Meet some of our spectacular wildlife with Falconry or Baby Owls, or see the forest come to life with Woodland Awakening. Build a Habitat Box to take home and you can continue to enjoy nature in your own back garden.

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Watersports

Watersports

Take to the lake and find your sea legs with our wide range of watersports. Hire an electric boat, kayak or katakanu for a trip on the water. Alternatively, our expert instructors offer tuition in everything from sailing and windsurfing to kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. For something a bit different, challenge the family to some raft building or try the thrilling Water Cable Ski, only available at Elveden Forest.

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Outdoor sports

Outdoor sports

Play a few holes of Adventure Golf or take to the courts for a set or two of tennis. Test the family’s ingenuity and lateral thinking by tackling our tricky Treasure Trail. Take aim with Field Archery or our state-of-the-art Laser Clay Shoot Out, where you use a laser-adapted rifle and see how many clays you can hit. They travel at up to 65mph so you’ll need lightning-fast reflexes!

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Outdoor Activity Centre

Outdoor Activity Centre

From peaceful to pulse-racing, there’s something for everyone at the Outdoor Activity Centre, where you can glide in style with Segway Experience or kick up some dust at Quad Bike Safari. With friendly, approachable staff and all sessions appropriate for beginners, it’s a great chance to discover something new.

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Action Challenge

Action Challenge

Test your limits and embrace the adrenaline with exhilarating activities at Action Challenge. Head into the trees for an Aerial Adventure or try out some teamwork at High Ropes Challenge. Unique to Elveden Forest is The Drop, featuring the heart-racing freefall Air Bag Jump. Whatever you try, you’ll leave feeling braver than ever.

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Top Tips

 

1. You can book activities online with your booking reference up to six months in advance of your stay, so all you have to do on the day is turn up and enjoy.


2. If you’re planning to go straight from a watersport onto a restaurant or another activity, remember to bring a change of clothes in case you get wet.


3. Our outdoor activities go ahead in all sorts of weather, so we recommend sturdy footwear and warm clothing.


4. Download our App (search ‘Center Parcs UK’ in the app store) to keep a digital itinerary in your pocket. You can set notifications to alert you when you have an activity starting soon.


5. If you have a busy day of activities booked and want to grab a bite while you’re on the go, don’t forget that there is no need to book at Sports Café or The Pancake House.


6. Don't forget that there are also a range of free outdoor activities to enjoy on your break – our forests are home to miles of trails to explore and many outdoor adventure play areas.


7. You can hire bicycles for the whole family from the Cycle Centre, or choose to bring your own from home. Our forest trails are perfect to explore on two wheels!