Winter holidays and festive breaks

Breaks between November and February, open every day including Christmas and New Year

Bring the family together and experience winter breaks in the forest. Reconnect on a winter holiday and discover how Center Parcs brings light and fun to the winter months, whatever the weather.

  • Soak up the festive magic of Winter Wonderland from Monday 7 November 2022 until Friday 23 December 2022
  • Get the whole family together for a Christmas break from Friday 23 December 2022 until Tuesday 27 December 2022
  • Make this a New Year to remember and celebrate in style from Friday 30 December 2022 until Monday 2 January 2023
  • Be enchanted by Winter Forest Lights from Monday 10 January 2022 – Sunday 27 February 2022
  • When it’s cooler outside, choose from a wide variety of indoor activities to keep the whole family entertained
  • Make a splash in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Dine in and keep warm at our cosy restaurants with a range of delicious winter warmers for all tastes
  • Escape the cold weather and feel your stresses melt away at Aqua Sana Spa with a warming aromatherapy massage or a comforting soak in the hot tub

Be inspired. Imagine yourself on a winter break


Mother and two boys walking through forest in winter

Winter breaks in the UK

Walk through the glistening frost-covered forest on a winter getaway, taking in the crisp woodland air as you explore miles of paths on foot or by cycle. Make the most of your time together on a winter holiday in the UK as you snuggle up, get cosy and spend quality time as a family in front of a crackling log fire in your lodge.
Escape the winter blues and make yourself at home in our comfortable accommodation after a day of exploring the forest. Grab a hot drink and put your feet up, there's no better way to spend the evenings on a winter break.
Family enjoying Christmas dinner in their lodge

Short winter breaks

Escape on a short winter break in December for an unforgettable Christmas break or New Year’s holiday. To truly experience the magic of a festive break that will delight your family, discover Winter Wonderland breaks at Center Parcs. With a range of fun and exciting indoor activities, keep everyone entertained on a winter family holiday with plenty of creative workshops and active sports to take part in.

Private hot tub and sauna on patio area

Romantic winter getaways

Treat your loved one to a romantic winter getaway this February for Valentine’s Day and create memories that will last a lifetime. Winter is the best time to stargaze with clear skies and scenic forest views, so pop the bubbly and slip into your own private outdoor hot tub, a romantic getaway at Center Parcs is the ideal place for you to spend time with your loved one.

Winter and festive breaks at Center Parcs FAQ's

Yes, our Subtropical Swimming Paradise is open daily during the festive period so thrill-seekers can experience Tropical Cyclone. Let your little ones enjoy Venture Bay and Venture Harbour, our wet play areas designed for little ones or take a night time trip down the Wild Water rapids. 

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise will be open daily, but we will close a little early on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Our restaurants will offer pre-bookable events all of which are yet to be confirmed, keep checking our website for more details.

On New Year’s Eve, our restaurants are all fully booked, but Sports Café will be serving food and to help you celebrate you can enjoy our entertainers who will amaze you at your table.

With the exception of Christmas day, activities from Indoor Climbing Adventure and Off-Road Explorer to Pottery Painting and the Activity Den will be open throughout the festive period, pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment. 

Guest Services are open throughout the festive period but with a few changes to opening hours: Christmas Eve (8am – 8pm), Christmas Day (9am – 6pm), St. Stephen’s Day (8am – 8pm), New Year’s Eve (8am – 9pm) and New Year’s Day (9am – 9pm). Outside of these hours, if you have any issues, please call Guest Services.

We are uniquely placed in the heart of the forest and governed strictly by the Forestry Commission on fire control; we must therefore ask guests not to bring their own fireworks, sparklers and sky lanterns on to the village. Any guest found using these will be requested to leave the village as per our Terms and Conditions. Guests with photosensitive epilepsy are advised that our display contains lighting features that may produce a stroboscopic effect.