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A family talking to an elf.

Festive family fun

Winter Wonderland breaks

Ready to feel the magic in the forest? If you join us between Friday 8 November 2024 until Friday 3 January 2025 you'll get to experience the wonder of a Winter Wonderland break at Center Parcs. An enchanting experience for all ages... and magical memories you'll treasure forever.

On a Winter Wonderland break, you can discover: 

  • A picture-perfect winter forest, with snow, twinkling lights and festive decorations
  • Enchanting experiences and Toadstool displays
  • Seasonal activities and festive fun for all ages

New for Sherwood Forest in 2023 - find out more about the exciting updates we've made to Santa's Woodland Workshop, Santa's Woodland Village and the Christmas Shop.


Drummers with lit up costumes walking through Santa's Woodland Village.

What's included in your Winter Wonderland break?

Your Winter Wonderland break features plenty of activities and updated experiences for 2024 that you can enjoy at no extra cost, including:

  • Santa's Woodland Village: The heart of Winter Wonderland, enjoy unlimited access to Santa's Woodland Village which includes Toadstool displays, new photo opportunities which includes The Nest, festive decorations and much more. 
  • Enchanted Light Garden: Wander through twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour. Open 4pm - 9pm daily.
  • Santa's Greeting: Wave to Santa as he passes by on his brand new sleigh, accompanied by drummers, dancers and elves. Wednesday and Saturday from 5pm. Locations differ at each village, please check your arrival guide for further information.
  • Letters to Santa: Little ones can write a letter to Santa and receive a magical reply during your break!
  • Elf Explorer Passport: Collect stickers and complete your Elf Explorer Passport by meeting all of our Explorer Elves.
  • Elf Playtime: Meet our mischievous elves as they come out to play in Santa's Woodland Village.
  • Festive entertainment: Get into the Christmas spirit with live choir performances.
  • Storytime with Nutmeg and friends: Snuggle up and watch our animated bedtime stories on your lodge TV (every night from 6pm). 

Get into the Christmas spirit

Watch our festive videos and discover the magic of Winter Wonderland for yourself. 

Our lodge holiday locations

All five of our villages have everything you need for a perfect lodge holiday - but each one has its own distinctive character and unique features to discover

Be inspired

See how our villages are transformed with a sprinkling of snow and a special Christmas atmosphere. 

Winter Wonderland activities

Make the most of your Winter Wonderland experience by booking festive activities, additional to the cost of your break.

Discover our lodge types

Make the most of your break by selecting your preferred lodge location. You can stay closer to the central village locations or go further out for a tranquil and secluded retreat.



  • A family sitting in the Forest Fayre with their daughter putting whipped cream from her hot chocolate on her dads nose
  • Winter Wonderland Forest Fayre Christmas tree waffle with chocolate sauce
  • Savoury and Veggie pots with a cardboard fork and a pinecone on a table
  • A family and group of elves standing outside of the Forest Fayre tepee with another family getting drinks from a stall
  • Someone in a cream jumper holding a festive ghoulash
  • A burger and a hot dog that you can buy from the Winter Wonderland Forest Fayre

Forest Festive Fayre

Be sure to pay a visit to Forest Festive Fayre and Tipi in Santa’s Woodland Village. You can enjoy tasty treats including luxury hot chocolate, mince pies, traditional sausage rolls, Bratwurst and Christmas tree-shaped waffles, and warm up in the cosy Tipi.





  • The Christmas shop
  • A girl presses her toy against her mums cheek in the festive shop

Christmas Shop

Indulge in a little retail therapy with a visit to the Christmas Shop, which offers a variety of Christmas decorations, souvenirs, bespoke gifts and hand-painted baubles. Why not purchase a festive photo frame for your favourite family photo at Winter Wonderland? You can also treat little ones to our storybooks and plush cuddly characters from the story.

Two small children running down pathway under Christmas garlands and snowy trees

“Just having the most magical time at Center Parcs. It's making us feel so festive - I want to get home and put my tree up now 🎄”

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