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Small steps for big adventures

The perfect lodges for holidays with children

You’ll find a wide range of accommodation nestled in the forests of Center Parcs, offering your family the privacy and space you need. All surrounded by acres of stunning forest, you’ll be able to relax in nature. Whether you’re staying in a Woodland Lodge, Waterside Lodge, Treehouse, or any of our other lodges, you can expect spacious, open-plan living and all the home comforts you could wish for. 

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Child-friendly restaurants

Finding somewhere to eat out with pre-school children can often be a mine-field when you don’t know if you’ll be looked after or made to feel uncomfortable. Here at Center Parcs, we are completely child-friendly, welcoming families of all sizes to our restaurants.

At most of our dining spots you’ll find special children’s menus, soft play areas, plus crayons and activity sheets to keep little ones occupied at the table. 

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Fun holiday activities for pre-school children

Center Parcs is every child’s dream with acres of magical woodland to explore, a private lake and beach perfect for building sandcastles, and plenty of friendly wildlife such as ducks, rabbits, deer, and more to be spotted! You’ll also find hundreds of exciting and educational indoor and outdoor activities geared towards young children.

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Enjoy exploring the great outdoors

There are plenty of ways to keep active at Center Parcs.  Why not head to the Cycle Centre to hire a fleet for the whole family? You’ll find everything you need, including trailers, child seats, balance bikes and stabilisers available for the little ones. Or take a hike through the forest, finishing off with some time at the lake (just make sure to bring a bucket and spade for the beach!) 

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Take a swim

Spend your time splashing in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. Heated to a balmy 29.5C, it feels like summer all year long. With water play areas for young children, you’ll also find plenty of rides and slides and the little ones can splash around in our toddler and children’s pools, while you relax with a coffee or a cocktail from the Canopy Bar and Café. You’ll also find towels and inflatables available to hire or buy, spacious family-friendly changing areas, and free life jackets in a number of different sizes.

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Book a fun activity 

All of our locations offer plenty of entertaining and skill-building activities for curious pre-schoolers. Based both indoor and outdoors, your children will be kept busy and happy come rain or shine.  Spend some quality time together as a family or let your little ones be looked after by our highly-trained, Ofsted-accredited staff.

Top activities for pre-school age children

  • Cupcakes for Little Ones (3 to 7 years) - Have fun together and use your imagination to create the perfect cupcakes in our decorating workshop. We will provide you with everything you need to be able to create four beautiful cupcakes to take home with you.
  • Wizard Academy (3 to 7 years) - Your little ones will enjoy making wizard crafts and spells, play games and learn some new dance moves. Grown-ups are invited to the graduation party at the end of the session, with many surprises and treats along the way. The newly graduated Wizards can keep their outfits and continue their wizarding back in your lodge.
  • Den Building and Decorating (3 years+) - Get the whole family involved and use your creativity to create your own woodland den out of leaves, twigs and fern. You can then decorate your masterpiece with feathers, ribbon and much more.
  • Crazy Science (3 to 7 years) - Try all sorts of fun and crazy experiments in this session - make a volcano erupt, create real-life slime, climb into a giant bubble and more!
  • Swim Pups (2 to 4 years) - Watch your little ones take to the water in this 30-minute activity led by an STA instructor. Designed to help them learn essential swimming and movement skills, the session will involve a range of exciting games to help them build confidence in the water and learn a skill for life.

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