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Short breaks in the UK

With six villages across the UK and Ireland, you’re only ever a short drive away from your next family weekend break. Arrive on a Friday ready to kick-start your mini-break, and relax knowing that you don’t have to depart until Monday. 

Get comfortable in our stylish accommodation that will be your home from home during your stay - perfect for families, couples, large groups and even bring along your dog! 

Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Longleat Forest

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Whether you want a relaxing getaway or action-packed break, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is not to be missed.

Have fun together as a family and treat yourself to a Family Cabana that you can retreat to, dare to try the family-favourite Wild Water Rapids, or simply splash around in the swimming pool heated to 29.5C all year round. 

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Explore a range of activities

With a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, you will never run out of fun and exciting things to do during your short break.

Experience a wide range of activities suitable for all ages, learn new skills, and make it the best weekend getaway ever.

Fun family activities to try:  

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Romantic weekend breaks

Reconnect with your loved ones on a romantic weekend away. Make the most of your short break and indulge in a spa weekend at Aqua Sana, the perfect pick-me-up after a long week.

Relax in style with an Exclusive Lodge and enjoy a weekend holiday with a hot tub. Complete your romantic weekend break with extras that can be delivered to your lodge before you arrive.

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Center Parcs locations

Discover short break destinations in the UK and Ireland.

Discover types of short breaks

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Forest holidays

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Family holidays

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Child friendly breaks

Family on the Aerial Adventure

Activity holidays

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Relaxing breaks

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Hot tub holidays

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Luxury breaks

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Romantic getaways

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Babymoon breaks


Get ready for your break

Once you’ve booked your break at Center Parcs you can start to pre-book activities, make restaurant reservations and order essentials to your lodge online 8 weeks before your arrival date, allowing you to really make the most of your short break in the forest and ensure that you don't miss out.