Family walking in the forest

Short breaks in the forest

Watch our informative videos which will show you what to expect on a short break at Center Parcs including further details on:

  • Arriving and departing the village
  • Your accommodation
  • New food delivery services, restaurants and retail
  • Information on the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and Aqua Sana Spa
  • Get peace of mind when booking your short break with our Book with Confidence guarantee
Play area

What's included

  • All our lodge accommodation and apartments contain all the essentials you need for a short break
  • A beautiful lake, sandy beach and 400 acres of forest to explore without it feeling crowded
  • Free Friendly wifi
  • During Winter Wonderland and through to New Year enjoy our Enchanted Light Trail experience
  • Outdoor adventure playgrounds around our villages

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Boy going down the Wild Water Rapids at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise will be closed between 12th April and 16th May due to Government waterpark restrictions.

Experience our incredible water park during your short family break, with rides and slides for everyone to enjoy.

  • Open all year round, including Christmas day
  • Heated to 29.5C all year round
  • Pre-bookable timed entry slots
  • Splashing good fun for all the family

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Family on a pedalo on a Center Parcs lake

Break durations

Escape to the forest on a short family holiday and discover everything that Center Parcs has to offer. Find a break duration that suits you and book the perfect staycation for your family.

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Zip wire on Aerial Adventure activity

Things to do

Following the latest government guidelines, between 12th April and 16th May, a wide selection of indoor and outdoor activites will still be available. A full list will be available to view and book no later than 14 days before your arrival date.

Make the most of a short break in the forest and discover all the things you can do at Center Parcs.

  • A wide range of indoor, outdoor and watersports activities
  • Activities for all ages including the little ones, adrenaline-fuelled adventures, to calming and creative activities
  • For some serious me-time, visit our Aqua Sana Spa, which is currently open for treatments only, in line with government guidance
  • All activities are pre-bookable only via the Center Parcs website, so book in advance to fill your itinerary

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Rack of ribs with a side of sweet potato fries from a Center Parcs restaurant

Where to eat

Following the latest government guidelines, between 12th April and 16th May, our restaurants will be open for delivery and collection only, with selected restaurants also opening the outdoor terrace where possible.  

  • Each village offers a variety of restaurants and cafés for you to enjoy on your short family break, including high street favourites such as Bella Italia and Café Rouge, or our own restaurants including Huck's American Bar and Grill
  • If you want a cosy night in, why not order a take away and receive food from our restaurants on village straight to your lodge door
  • Free baby food in selected restaurants
  • All restaurant reservations are pre-bookable only, via the Center Parcs website, so book in advance to secure your table
  • Make sure you download the NHS Test and Trace app from your app store, as everyone over the age of 16 years is required to check-in to our restaurants upon arrival

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Girl with inflatable ball in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

What to pack

Plan ahead and don’t forget anything for your forest holiday. We have provided a guide on what to pack for your short break which includes:
  • Types of clothing
  • General hints and tips
  • Packing for your little ones
  • What you need for the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

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What to do on arrival

Arrivals and departures

  • You can arrive on village from 2pm on your day of arrival 
  • Check into your accommodation from 4pm 
  • You must vacate your lodge by 10am on your departure day and guests are now welcome to stay on village until midnight
  • Sign in to your Center Parcs account to check-in online - add your guest details and register your vehicle details before you arrive

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