Shake off the winter blues and explore an enchanting new experience in the forest from Monday 9 January - Sunday 26 February 2023. Step into the magical winter woodland, brought to life with twinkly light displays and beautiful decorations to capture little imaginations. Discover our brand-new Winter Forest Lights breaks for a magical start to 2023.
At our Winter Forest Lights experience you can:
Stroll around our sparkling winter playground, complete with shimmering lights, magical toadstools and a dusting of snow
Explore The Wishlight Village, the heart of our Winter Forest Lights experience
Discover an enchanting story of wishes and lights in our brand-new storybook, TheWinter Forest Lights
Enjoy delicious winter warmers at the Forest Fayre
Wander through the Enchanted Light Trail, watching as the forest lights up after dark
Choose from a range of winter-themed activities for the whole family to pre-book and purchase for the whole family.
The Wishlight Village is the heart of our Winter Forest Lights experience, and it’s where our new storybook comes to life. It’s free to enter, and inside you’ll find:
New forest pixie friends – don’t forget to stop and say hello to Beacon the Owl
Beautifully illuminated woodland with glowing lanterns and twinkling lights
Pixie displays and wintery scenes in brand-new Toadstool Cabins
Winter warmers at the Forest Fayre, with indulgent hot chocolates, tasty snacks and more
Magical forest photo opportunities. Look out for our special pixie photo opportunity, where little ones can pretend to fly through the twinkling lights
The Enchanted Light Trail
This winter we’re lighting up the forest with a brand-new free Enchanted Light Trail. Wrap up warm and take a stroll through thousands of twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour, accompanied by a captivating musical soundtrack. Immerse yourself in the winter magic with your loved ones and discover a breath-taking world of wishes and light. You can visit every evening of your break.
The Winter Forest Lights new storybook
Meet light-catcher Luminessa, who struggles to catch light during the dark winter months. She spots a twinkling light nestled in the trees one day, so seeks out the wise owl Beacon, who tells her that these magical lights are created from children’s wishes. Pixie friends, Glowbud and Gleam, weave magical pixie string and hang lanterns to lead the way to The Wishlight Village… Tune in to watch the animated version of our new book on your lodge TV every evening between 6pm – 8.30pm. It’s the perfect bedtime story
See how our villages are brought to life with twinkly light displays and enchanting decorations
Follow The Winter Forest Lights story further - you may even make some new pixie friends! Help them to light up the forest in the Winter Lantern Workshop or see what you can find on our Woodland Pixie and Fairy Adventure.
Who's Out in the Winter Forest Lights
Explore the magical winter forest lights whilst your little ones learn all about our wildlife, and each child will get a soft toy to take away at the end.
Join us for this Winter Storytime session, where your little ones can listen and enjoy our storytellers as they bring our Winter Forest Lights characters to life in this free storytime session. Minimum age 2 years.
Winter is also warm when you’re at Center Parcs, with our Subtropical Swimming Paradise heated to a toasty 29.5 degrees all year round! Float away in our outdoor pool, surrounded by the twinkling lights in the trees.