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Escape for the perfect summer break

A typical summer break

Make summer memories which will last a lifetime on your Center Parcs school holiday break. Explore up to 400 acres of woodland as you escape to the forest, try new adventures together on our Watersports Lake or at Outdoor Activity Centre. Dine al fresco in one of our family-friendly restaurants or soak up the sunshine outside your lodge in your own slice of the forest.

You’ll be surprised at how many activities you can fit into your summer break, so if you need a little inspiration we’ve put together an itinerary, so you can see how to spend some of your time at Center Parcs.

But always remember, your break can be whatever you want it to be, so whether you try something new, or spend time relaxing in the Aqua Sana Spa make your summer how you want it to be.

Family at Center Parcs

Slip into holiday mode

Spend the day exploring the forest until you check into your lodge at 3pm (3.30pm at Whinfell Forest). Settle in while you admire the touches of luxury and home from home feel.

Stroll around the village and choose from our range of tempting restaurants. Get into the mood of summer with a classic Indian curry at Rajinda Pradesh or sample a taste of Italy at Bella Italia.


Take to the lake

Pick up some freshly baked bread from ParcMarket and enjoy an al fresco breakfast at your lodge – you definitely won’t be alone, as some of the local wildlife are sure to join you.

Then it’s time to get active. Without a doubt, the lake is the place to be when the sun is shining. If you fancy something leisurely, hire one of our Electric Boats which do all the hard work for you as you sail in comfort, taking in the best views of the village.

Or if you’re in the mood for a little more action, why not conquer our Aerial Adventure with an exhilarating zip wire or tackle Aerial Tree Trekking and when you’ve built up an appetite head over to our family-friendly restaurants.

Family barbecue

Immerse yourself in the forest

Start with a classic French Croque Madame for breakfast at Café Rouge – you’ll then be feeling that Parisian vibe so hire bikes and explore our miles of woodland trails in the forest.

After lunch, embrace what Center Parcs is all about by taking on some Den Building and Decorating. Then if the sun is still shining, grab some supplies from ParcMarket and fire up a barbecue on your terrace for the evening. There’s nothing better than laughing and eating together as a family, in the evening summer air.

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Make the most of Monday

Your break isn't quite over yet – head to Center Parcs institution The Pancake House for a stack of fluffy American pancakes to get you going for the day.

Take one last dip in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise or one last go down the Wild Water Rapids before you set off for home, ready to book your next break.

*selected breaks, accommodation and villages only. Conditions apply.