Whether you’re raring to go on an adventure or ready to relax, there’s something for everyone at Center Parcs. Experience our Subtropical Swimming Paradise water park, discover activities for all ages, explore the forest, play on the sandy beach or unwind in Aqua Sana Spa. Wander along woodland trails, see wildlife coming right up to your lodge and immerse yourself in all the sights and sounds of the forest.
With six villages across the UK and Ireland, a wide range of accommodation types plus plenty of optional add-ons, your break can be whatever you make it.
All six of our villages have everything you need for a perfect short break – but each one has its own distinctive character and unique features to discover.
Whinfell Forest, Cumbria
Located on the edge of the Lake District, Whinfell Forest is picturesque, peaceful and a haven for wildlife. Stroll around the lake, spot rare red squirrels and stay in traditional, Scandinavian-style lodges nestled amongst the pines.
The original UK village, in the heart of one of the world’s most legendary forests and an accessible drive from across the country. Wander amongst majestic oak trees and watch the world go by in the leafy, open air Village Square.
With rolling hills, valleys and towering Giant Redwood trees, Longleat Forest offers spectacular scenery and views. Explore this expansive village on foot or on two wheels – or soak up the sights from the comfort of the free land train.
In the heart of rural Suffolk, Elveden Forest’s flat, level terrain makes it ideal for exploring on foot or on two wheels. Discover the largest watersports lake and the longest zip wire of any of our villages, and spot the beautiful, tiny Muntjac deer.
Set in gently sloping woodland just an hour from London, Woburn Forest is one of our newest villages. It offers the same features as our other villages within a more compact site, making it ideal for little ones who get tired easily.
Longford Forest is our newest village and the first in Ireland. Discover Ireland’s largest indoor water park, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, relax in the award-winning Aqua Sana Spa and see wildlife including pine marten, grey herons and fallow deer.
Discover something different every season: see the forest come to life in spring, splash into summer, have autumn adventures and explore the winter woodland.
Choose from 3-night weekend breaks, 4-night midweek breaks and 7-night week-long breaks*, all beginning and ending on either a Monday or a Friday (known as ‘changeover days’). This helps us keep the number of cars on the village to a minimum during your break.
*Over the Christmas and New Year period, break durations may vary.
Discover a wide variety of self-catering accommodation in all shapes and sizes, from practical and stylish Woodland Lodges to luxurious, fairytale Treehouses. We also have a range of adapted lodges and dog-friendly lodges.
Sleeps from 1 to 12 guests
Practical and popular, our fully-equipped, family-friendly Woodland Lodges feature:
For the best prices and availability, we recommend booking as far in advance as possible. Prices vary depending on the season, the type of accommodation selected, and your selected village – so it’s a good idea to compare prices and be as flexible as you can. You can also check our Last minute holidays and breaks page for last minute availability.
Things to do at Center Parcs
Whether you’re challenging yourself on one of our high-octane activities, relaxing in our nature-inspired Aqua Sana Spa or celebrating a special occasion in one of our restaurants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Center Parcs.
Activities for all ages
With up to 200 indoor, outdoor and watersports activities, there’s something for everyone. From calm and creative to action-packed and adventurous, you can get out of your comfort zone, try something new or enjoy an activity together as a family. Most of our activities are an extra cost but there are also plenty of free things to do, including the Subtropical Swimming Paradise water park, adventure play areas, a sandy beach plus miles of woodland trails.
You’ll find a variety of restaurants on our villages, ideal for casual family meals, celebratory special occasions or just a quick bite in between activities. With cuisines from across the world, special children’s menus and all-day dining options, there’s sure to be something to tempt your tastebuds.
You can also order restaurant food for delivery to your lodge, or if you prefer to cook then you’ll find everything you need at our well-stocked onsite supermarket, ParcMarket.
At the heart of every Center Parcs village, our Subtropical Swimming Paradise is a true family favourite. With unlimited entry included in the price of your break, you can simply turn up in order to take a dip in our wave pool, tackle the Wild Water Rapids, make a splash in the water play areas or relax in our whirlpools.
Aqua Sana is our award-winning spa escape in the heart of the forest. Explore up to 25 spa experiences and discover the healing powers of heat, water and nature. Indulge in a treatment, with everything from full-body massages to stylish manicures, and visit the bright and contemporary Vitalé Café Bar. Please note that you must be aged 14 years or over to visit Aqua Sana.
Top tip – you can book little ones into the crèche or a 3-hour unaccompanied activity so you can enjoy some ‘me time’ at Aqua Sana.
This year, we had a very special Christmas wish to fulfil for a young boy who lost his Nutmeg teddy bear. Find out how we made it our mission to create a magical festive reunion for Rowan and his family to cherish forever.
One million reasons to celebrate: Together for Short Lives announcement…
We are delighted to announce that Center Parcs UK has raised more than £1,000,000 for national charity Together for Short Lives. The seven-figure sum is the largest amount Center Parcs has ever raised for a charity partner.
Together for Short Lives: A letter from Emma Harwood
We love hearing first-hand from our guests about how much you love your breaks with us. The Harwood family visited Sherwood Forest as part of our partnership with Together for Short Lives. Take a look at the letter we received about their stay.