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      A haven for nature-lovers
      Our award-winning village in the beautiful Lake District

      Whinfell Forest holiday breaks


      Set on the edge of the stunning Lake District National Park, Whinfell Forest is one of the most picturesque destinations for a short break holiday in the Lake District.

      • Enjoy a lively range of indoor and outdoor activities
      • Whinfell Forest is a sanctuary for endangered red squirrels
      • Tuck into delicious food at your lodge using our takeaway service
      • Make a splash in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise with a pre-booked timed entry slot

      Whinfell Forest offers Cumbria breaks and holidays with some of the UK’s most breath-taking scenery, at the heart of this beautiful county.


      How to get to Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest

      If you’re using a sat nav to get to Whinfell Forest, the address you need is: Center Parcs Whinfell Forest, Penrith, CA10 2DW.

      For more detailed directions, click below to plan your route on Google Maps.

      If you aren’t arriving by car, let us help make your arrival as smooth as possible.  Just give us a call on 01768 893 009.

      Get directions

      Take a closer look at Whinfell Forest





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      What's unique to Whinfell Forest

      • Home to endangered red squirrels
      • Lodges are built in a traditional Scandinavian style
      • Whinfell Forest is home to The Lakeside Inn, a gastro pub with unparalleled views across the lake
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      There are still plenty of activities to try at Whinfell Forest so head out onto the lake and take in the views, try your hand at indoor sports or let your little ones try something new, be sure to pre-book these online to secure your spot. 


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      What's included in your break

      • Adventure playgrounds 
      • Pre-bookable time entry slots at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise (ten pence nominal charge for charity).
      • Up to 400 acres of woodland to explore
      • Watersports lake
      • Sandy beach 
      • Free Ella’s Kitchen baby food in selected restaurants
      • Miles of paths to walk or cycle
      • Our villages are easy to get around with ramped entrances and walkways in most areas

      Find out more

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      We're now cashless

      Across all villages we now operate on a cashless basis for your ease and convenience. You can even add money to a gift card if your little-ones want some spending money for treats, so they can go cashless too.

      Explore the village maps

      Aerial Adventure over Whinfell lake

      A new Aerial Adventure 

      Experience a new treetop adventure as Aerial Adventure has new elements to conquer and 255-metre dual zip wire over the lake! It’s new to Whinfell Forest so be sure to try it on your next break. 

      Find out more

      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 4 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.