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Surprise 60th for mum
@Becky1505- August 2021, Whinfell Forest
"We have just got back from a weekend break at centre parcs (Friday 6th-monday 9th aug)
From start to finish we had the best time, amazing place.
We had afternoon tea booked for 2.30pm on the Friday but got stick in traffic, phoned them up and they were great about it, said we could still have it once we arrived, we were only 10 mins late in the end!
We had lots of activities booked for my niece mia, who is 6, she enjoyed every single one of them, special thanks to Anna who helped her with the rock climbing, she had never done this before and was a bit nervous, Anna (think this is spelt right!) helped her so much and encouraged her, she was able to climb right to the top ok a few of the walls. Also special thanks to Rachel in the pottery section, mia went with her nan and other auntie to do this activity and couldn't stop talking about Rachel, we had to go and see her again again next day to tell her about her rock climbing experience.
The lady who did the cup cake classes (so forgot name! ) was lovely and made time to speak to everyone. Alex at make a bear was also lovely and spent time talking to mia.
Everyone we spoke to (even on the phone before our trip) was so polite, helpful and lovely. Would definitely recommend this centre parcs if people lived near by.
Booking activities was easy and straight forward. We had chosen not to get bikes before our trip but then changed our minds on the Saturday, the people at the cycle hire place was lovely and allowed us to rent bikes/trailer from the Saturday until end of our stay.
Swimming was great, so much fun, didn't feel to crowded either.
Overall an amazing weekend
Thank you centre parcs"
Family Holiday Post Restictions
@D8607GPjamese - August 2021, Whinfell Forest
"We have recently spent 8 days 7 nights in Whinfell. The accommodations were spotless and as always the customer service was excellent with zero problems while we were there. Now the one thing we worried about before we went was the restricted swimming slots for the pool however on the morning our break began we were given extra slots so 7 slots for 8 days which massively changed our perspective on the pool as we were in there far more than when we had visited previously pre 19th July restrictions lifting. If I’m honest I still missed the flexibility of going as and when we liked but I understand it is early days and the extra slots was enough to ensure we really enjoyed our stay and the swimming didn’t become the expected bone of contention. We did lots of activities there and frankly it was brilliant, I’ve been to Whinfell 8 times and it is frankly amazing and I would highly recommended it.!"
Great holiday as usual!
@lovemyfamilyoffive- July 2021, Whinfell Forest
"Family of 5. We’ve been visiting Center Parcs every year once or twice a year since our eldest done was 6 months old, he’s 12 now! We always visit Whinfell Forest (we’ve vistited Sherwood once) and it never gets boring!! We missed our holiday last year due to COVID so we were a bit nervous about visiting this year as we didn’t know what it’d be like following the resent restrictions being lifted. We had a fantastic time! We managed to book swimming and some of the activities that our children wanted to do. We felt very safe and the cleanliness was brilliant. We only ate out once at the pancake house and the service was brilliant 🤩 all the staff on the site made us feel well looked after and we had an lovely mid week break, the only regret is that we didn’t book for 7 days as we say this every time we leave 5 days isn’t enough!! We have already re-booked to come back in November for a weekend and we can’t wait!"
Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest
@789adellb- August 2021, Sherwood Forest
"I can’t fault Centre Parcs at all from getting there to going home we had no problems at all. Getting to the lodge to unpack and parking up after was easy. We had a dog friendly lodge it was extremely clean, you wouldn’t even know dogs had been in it. Everything was immaculate. After 5 days we got clean towels which we didn’t think we would be getting because of covid and a delicious box of chocolates. We had a few barbacues on the patio and our dog was able to roam around on a lead, he seemed very content. The parc was very organised, very clean, restaurants fantastic, actives were really good and lots of dog walking was done. The Spa was one of the best I have been to. The staff were so polite at all times and would go out of their way to help. The shop was a little more expensive than the average shop but it saved you from having to go out of the parc and it had everything you would need for a nice meal or barbacue. The cakes were delicious. It was great for bike riding and walking because no cars were aloud to drive around the parc after unpacking. One of the best holidays we have had as a family. Would definitely recommend."
@G3774AUalisonj - July 2021, Sherwood Forest
"Our first trip to Centre Parks. We stayed at Nottingham. The lodge was spotless and had everything we needed for the 8 of us. We all enjoyed the 2hr swim sessions as there were next to no queues for the slides and plenty of room to swim in comfort. We were even able to book 2 extra slots so swam every day. The woodland and areas around the shops etc were so clean and tidy. We had a lovely meal at the Forresters Inn and did a lot of boating and cycling. We loved it that much we have already booked for next year."
1st stay at Centreparcs
@390bevd- August 2021, Longleat Forest
"Our lodge was impeccable, had everything we could ever wish for in it from potato masher to coffee machine! The pool was immaculate and clean. Every restaurant we ate in had the most attentive staff and fantastic food. From cycling to crazy golf to American pool everything was just wonderful!! Thank you centreparcs"
@SMtret- August 2021, Longleat Forest
"Excellent family holiday staff great so helpful and friendly resort extremely well managed great family holiday Good sized resort so Never ever felt crowded pool staff were attentive and vigilant. All felt very safe. Land train was fun Cycling there very safe"
@sunny93- August 2021, Longleat Forest
"Our first time at CP Longleat. Came with my 10 year old son.
He absolutely loved it!
We had a great time on all the activities, the staff across the whole village are outstanding- brilliant attitude and always helpful.
The pool is great and the accommodation- studio apartment is a great size for 2, and in a lovey forest setting.
Food was good on-site and park market was well stocked.
Will definitely back!"
GOLDEN WEDDING EXPERIENCE
@TonkaTone12- July 2021, Longleat Forest
"We booked two treehouses for a weekend and were joined by all our family (15 in total, mixed ages). We were greeted by Mollie, our treehouse host, who explained everything in the very well-appointed treehouses to us. In each house we had a gas barbecue, a hot tub, an infra-red sauna, a games den with pool table, drinks fridge, TV with wifi audio system. The were four en suite bedrooms in each treehouse and the quality was second to none. The staff could not have been more helpful and we had a helpline so that we could ring our host in the event of any problems.
We didn't take part in many activities as we wanted to make the best of each other's company and enjoy the treehouses as much as time permitted during the weekend. However, several of us hired bicycles, we played adventure golf and had two sessions in the 'subtropical swimmng paradise' which we all enjoyed. It was nice that there was a booking system in place and at no time was the pool overcrowded."
One of the best places for a great family holiday!
@AdamD2 - August 2021, Elveden Forest
"Stayed for a week with wife and 2 teenage boys after having an incredible Xmas break a few years ago and this trip surpassed That! Excellent accommodation with 2 bathrooms came in really handy. We all enjoyed the bikes to explore the forest, the subtropical swimming is great with the slides and rapids and the Cyclone is another level! We also booked the Aquaparc, paintball and adventure golf and all were superb. We ate out at most of the restaurants and all were really good. Overall one of the best family holidays we have had and although not cheap it is excellent value for money for the service/quality you get."
Thank you, Elveden!
@secondhopper- August 2021, Elveden Forest
"A great week with plenty to do for the whole family. Moreover, the best group of staff we have ever enjoyed while staying at such a venue. From start to finish, everybody was clearly striving to make the guest experience as much fun as possible. Thank you, Elveden Center Parcs."
Fantastic holiday (as always!)
@gracieemorgs1- August 2021, Elveden Forest
"One of the best U.K holiday places you'll ever visit. I have been visiting Center Parcs from a young age and this was the first time I went as an "adult couple". It's a place you can visit without children as it caters for adults too.
It has a great vibe and atmosphere, and you can tell that everyone is enjoying themselves. It's great fun cycling around everywhere and all of the activities were very well executed and organised.
Even the pool is great fun for adults! You don't need children to enjoy the slides and the rapids.
I highly recommend that you book all of the activities on the first day you are allowed to because they get booked up very quickly.
I can't fault this place! I will most definitely be visiting again soon."
@mattyeast84- August 2021, Woburn Forest
"So much fun! My daughter didn’t want to come home. So much to keep us all entertained. Easy to book activities and e everything was spotless in and around the lodge. The girls loved the swimming best, slides were great. Staff all friendly and helpful in the restaurants, bars and even the shops. Can’t wait to go back!"
This nicest staff EVER!
@jessicakipp76 - July 2021, Woburn Forest
"We visited Center Parcs in July 2021! We really enjoyed our stay and definitely made the most out of the activities Center Parcs had to offer. The staff at Center Parcs were always so kind and chatty with us. This was the highlight of our holiday. Lucy from the Aerial Adventure and Oli from Field Archery were both amazing! We enjoyed these activities even more because of these staff members! They were great fun and made our trip so memorable. We are already looking forward to coming back soon."
Such a relaxing break
@breakawayrus- July 2021, Woburn Forest
"The lodge was extremely clean, attractive and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and the shower was good. The design of the lodges means that from inside looking out, all you can see are the pine trees, which gives a sense of privacy and extreme relaxation. We hired bikes to get around and enjoyed exploring the forest roads, cycling around with no cars to bother us. My son (aged 13) went from being nervous on the bike, to very eager to cycle at any opportunity. We saw rabbits from our window and Montjack deer in the nature trails. We took part in many different activities and everything was fun and well organised. We left all our screens at home, which meant that we actually spent quality family time together. The whole family relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We didn't want to leave. Can't wait to go back!"
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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, allowing you to really make the most of your short break in the forest and ensure that you don't miss out.