Short family holiday breaks at Center Parcs
Never been to Center Parcs before and want to learn more? From accommodation to activities, forest to food, here's everything you need to know about a family short break at a Center Parcs village.
All our lodge accommodation and apartments feature the essentials you'll need to make you feel right at home, including bed linen, towels, cooking utensils and even teabags for that all-important post-arrival cup of tea. You get unlimited free entry into our famous Subtropical Swimming Paradise, a family water haven with rides and play areas to keep the family entertained. There's free Friendly Wi-Fi across our villages, as well as 400 acres of beautiful woodland on your doorstep, as well as a beach and a lake, all just waiting to be explored.
Subtropical Swimming Paradise
There's one at every village and we guarantee you'll visit more than once. And with unlimited entry included in the cost, why wouldn't you? It's more than just a pool. Heated to 29.5C all year round and decked in lush, green tropical plants and trees, you'll feel like you've stepped into paradise. There's plenty to keep you entertained, including a family wave pool, thrilling and unrivalled rides, water play areas, Wild Water Rapids and whirlpools.
At Center Parcs we pride ourselves on quality, and that starts from the moment you step inside your accommodation. Each lodge is nestled in your own piece of natural forest, giving you space and seclusion to soak up quality family time. Choose an apartment, Woodland or Executive Lodge to give you the perfect base to explore, or add some luxury with an Exclusive Lodge or Treehouse and enjoy features such as a hot tub, sauna, steam room or games room.
Things to do
The choice of activities available at Center Parcs is vast, so you'll struggle to hear the dreaded 'I'm bored' during your short break. There are up to 200 indoor, outdoor and watersports activities to choose from for all ages, including unique adventures for little ones and adrenaline-fuelled thrills for daredevils, to calming and creative activities. For some serious me-time, every village has an Aqua Sana Spa; why not treat yourself to a spa session or treatment?
Where to eat
If you haven't visited before we know what you might be thinking. Fast food. Low quality. Lack of choice. Don't worry, we've heard it all before. But trust us, you're wrong. Each village offers more than 10 restaurants and cafés to choose from, including high street favourites such as Bella Italia, Las Iguanas, Café Rouge and Starbucks. For even more variety, try one of our own restaurants. From American-style smokehouse to contemporary Indian cuisine, there's something for all tastes.
Book your 2018 short break
At each one of our five UK locations, you can leave the distractions behind and let your imagination run wild. There's up to 200 indoor and outdoor activities to try, endless hours of fun to be had in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, 400 acres of forest to explore and more than 10 restaurants to discover during your stay. A Center Parcs break can be whatever you want it to be – the forest is your playground.
What to do on arrival
If you’ve never been to Center Parcs before this can be a mystery. But never fear – follow our top tips to make sure you start your break off quickly and smoothly, so you can slip into holiday mode even sooner. Don’t forget to sign in to your Center Parcs account to complete your registration before you arrive.