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A family walking their dog through the forest.
You and your best friend

Facilities for dogs

  • Dogs should be kept on the lead while exploring the village, however there are designated dog exercise areas where they can roam free.
  •  These areas include dog bins, making for a stress-free toilet visit. 
  • Water bowls are provided around the village near shops and restaurants so that your dog can rehydrate during their woodland adventures.

Dog play areas can be located on the map in the local walks section below.

Accommodation in the forest.

Dog-friendly accommodation

Our dog friendly accommodation is designed with dogs in mind, including:

  • Vertical door handles to prevent escapes
  • Wooden flooring throughout making it easy to clean up any little accidents
  • A tether ring on your lodge patio so your dog can join you outside
  • Open plan living space
  • A bath, perfect for giving them a wash if they’ve been jumping in muddy puddles!

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Mother and adult son walking dog through the forest

Dogs in restaurants

If you’re on a break with your four-legged friend, you are welcome to bring them into some of the restaurants and terraced areas on our villages, if they are well behaved. Select your village on the tabs below.

Your dogs are welcome in the following restaurants and terraced areas on our village:

  • Dexters Kitchen - terraced area only
  • Sports Café - terraced area only
  • Starbucks Boardwalk (Village Centre) - restaurant and terraced area
  • The Lakeside Inn - restaurant and terraced area

Your dogs are welcome in the following restaurants and terraced areas on our village:

  • Forester’s Inn - restaurant and terraced area
  • Sports Café - terraced area only
  • Starbucks Jardin des Sports - terraced area only
  • Starbucks Village Square – café and terraced area
  • The Pancake House - restaurant

Your dogs are welcome in the following restaurants and terraced areas on our village:

  • Forester’s Inn - restaurant and terraced area
  • Starbucks Lakeside (next to Pottery Painting Studio) - restaurant and terraced area
  • Starbucks Sports Plaza - terraced area only
  • The Pancake House - terraced area only

Your dogs are welcome in the following restaurants and terraced areas on our village:

  • Foresters’ Inn - restaurant and terraced area
  • Sports Café - terraced area only
  • The Pancake House (table booking required) - terraced area only

Your dogs are welcome in the following restaurants and terraced areas on our village:

  • Café Rouge - terraced area only
  • Las Iguanas - terraced area only
  • Starbucks Plaza - terraced area only
  • Starbucks Village Square - restaurant and terraced area
  • Sports Café - terraced area only
  • The Pancake House - restaurant and terraced area

Local walks and places to visit

If your dog still has some energy after all the fun at Center Parcs, here are some suggestions of local walks outside of the village.

Whinfel Forest.

Perimeter walk - Perimeter walk (highlighted in yellow) roughly 3 miles (70-80 minutes)

Internal routes - Internal routes are available too with roads pedestrianised during the week

Heughscar Hill (Askham Fell) - 9.6 miles from Whinfell Forest

Easy fell walk (2 miles from Whinfell Forest) 

Lowther Castle (7.2 miles from Whinfell Forest) 

Aira Force (15.7 miles from Whinfell Forest) - 24 mins by car. 

Rydal Water (30.5 miles from Whinfell Forest) - 42 mins by car. 

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Nature Trail Pine - (Highlighted on the map in green)

Perimeter walk - (Highlighted on the map in yellow) You can walk around the perimeter of the village, behind the lodges.

Bridle path - Exit the village past the Arrivals lodge. Turn left on the corner and you will be on a path that passes a local farm and leads to Sherwood Pines (also used as a cycle route). 

Clumber Park - (Keep dogs on leads in the pleasure grounds) 9.5 miles from Sherwood Forest

Rufford Abbey - (Must keep dogs on a lead) 1.7 miles from Sherwood Forest

 

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Perimeter walk- (Highlighted on the map in yellow) You can walk around the perimeter of the village, behind the lodges.

Lynford Stag- 11 miles from Elveden Forest

Kings Forest - 4.2 miles from Elveden Forest

St Helens - 7.6 miles from Elveden Forest

Brandon Forest Park- 3 miles from Elveden Forest

High Lodge Thetford - 3 miles from Elveden Forest

 

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Longleat Forest lake.

The Redway Walk - 1.5 miles (highlighted in orange) a shorter walk ideal for guests staying in and around the Pine area of the village.

Lake View Walk - 3 miles (highlighted in violet) a moderate walk taking in the beautiful view of the lake as you come down the boardwalk.

The Long Walk - 5 miles (highlighted in blue) a lengthy walk incorporating the best sites the village has to offer, including the lake, the Giant Redwoods and the Cascades.

Shearwater Lake - 2 miles from Longleat Forest

Heavens Gate - 1.7 miles from Longleat Forest 

Smallbrook Meadows - 3.4 miles from Longleat Forest

Cley Hill - 1 mile from Longleat Forest 

Vallis Vale, Mells - 7 miles from Longleat Forest 

Stourhead King Alfred’s Tower - 10 miles from Longleat Forest 

Center Parcs Longleat Forest Circular - (approx 2h 34m)

The Bath Arms and Longleat Estate - 3.2 miles from Longleat Forest

White Horse Park Westbury - 7.6 miles from Longleat Forest

 

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Woburn forest walk: (Highlighted on the map in red)

Forest of Marston Vale - 3.3 miles from Woburn Forest

 Ampthill Great Park - 1.3 miles from Woburn Forest

Chicksands Wood - 8.3 miles from Woburn Forest

 Priory Country Park - 10 miles from Woburn Forest

Maulden Wood - 5.3 miles from Woburn Forest

Aspley Wood - 6.3 miles from Woburn Forest

Marston Thrift - 5.3 miles from Woburn Forest

Box End Park - 8.5 miles from Woburn Forest

Willen Lake - 10.6 miles from Woburn Forest

 Wrest Park - 6 miles from Woburn Forest

 

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Take a closer look at dogs at Center Parcs

Get ready for your break

Once you’ve booked your break you can start to pre-book activities, make restaurant reservations and order essentials to your lodge online 12 weeks before your arrival date.