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We understand that before you book a Center Parcs break you want peace of mind and to read about other guests’ experiences and any top tips they have. We have put together reviews, all in one place, so you can see the comments guests left, after visiting us with their family and friends.
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@satitiarwelsh- January 2022, Whinfell Forest
"We stayed here for 3 night and 4 days… a party of 7.
4 adults a one year old and two babies under 4 months. We were just wowed by the whole experience. The lodge was great… the activities are amazing and my one year old didn’t stop and enjoyed every moment, so much so she didn’t want to leave the activities.
The swimming experience is exceptional for all ages and there’s so much to do.
I highly recommend for a family get away."
100% value for money 5 star for service
@Rhonadoyle - December 2021, Whinfell Forest
"Our family of 6 enjoyed a wonderful 4 days over New Year.
Our lodge was super clean, smelt fresh and had all the extras we needed for our break(iron, ironing board, hair dryer, cooking appliances etc)
We all had fabulous sleep as the bed were so comfortable and warm...which I was worried about due to it being winter.
The service throughout the park were amazing, all the staff couldn't of done anymore to make our stay better.
Food was lovely, we ate out twice, once at Bella Italia and once at The Pancake House. Bella Italia service was the best we have had at any restaurant and the fabulous lady at The Pancake House went out her way to get us all a table even though they were fully booked.
Our kids (aged 10 & 12) loved the swimming so much to do and pottery painting the best out of all the activities. Us older kids enjoyed the entertainment on New Year's Eve in the Green Room. Live band and singers with music from the 80's & 90's and the pantomime on the 2nd Jan.
We think the icing on the cake for the break was the winter wonderland, it was so thought out and we pop down most nights to have a stroll round it and stop for a hot chocolate with whipped cream.
Thank you Centre Parcs Whinfell and see you very soon."
Exceeded our expectations in every possible way
@PaulFoulkes- December 2021, Whinfell Forest
"We visited for the first time in December, 2 lodges for the weekend, adults and kids. From the staff on the gate who greeted us to the coffee shops, restaurants, reception were brilliant! All facilities, restaurants were clean, great decor and atmosphere excellent. Lodges very nice standard and perfect for families/couples. Winter wonderland was unbelievable and again staff were brilliant with us and kids. Centre parcs exceeded everything we expected and we can’t thank the staff enough. We have booked to return in 2022!"
Fantastic Family Time!
@mdaykin- January 2022, Sherwood Forest
"We have just had the most amazing family weekend here to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday.
The exclusive 4-bed lodge with outdoor spa and Games Room was really something else! Spacious, 4 en-suites, and well equipped. We had a log fire, which was so cozy in the winter evenings. The hot tub was a perfect temperature to keep us all warm on frosty mornings and cold evenings.
The sauna and steam room were an added bonus, but we didn’t use them much.
The wildlife was wonderful with geese eating seed from our hands outside the sliding doors. Squirrels and robins were frequent visitors.
We loved cycling round the village and also hired a child trailer for our youngest who loved travelling around in style!
The choice of activities for all the family is endless. Pony rides, aerial tree walking, bowling, swimming, badminton……the list goes on.
I cannot recommend visiting Center Parcs Sherwood Forest enough. The memories we’ve made this weekend with our children and grandchildren are priceless. We can’t wait to go again soon!"
The perfect week away
@leicesterbased- January 2022, Sherwood Forest
"Iv always been a fan of centre parcs and have the best childhood memories from there! Now I have my own son and it’s amazing to see him enjoying it just as much as I did (and still am!)
Lodge 274 (cedar) lovely and clean - nice and warm all the time and especially with a lovely fire on the go on the winter evenings
Did Ariel adventure - absolutely loved it! Brilliant experience especially the zip wire
Ate at sports For breakfast twice - food was tasty and service efficient
Dinner at hucks - food was great as always
Swimming pool was great - didn’t queue for more than 5 mins for grand cascade and cyclone
Rapids - favourite as always
Childrens area was quite busy but again no waiting for anything for my son
The lights were magical
Had a fantastic family time, and rebooked for next year
Thanks centre parcs for another perfect week of making memories"
@Sharonprimrose- December 2021, Longleat Forest
"We stayed at Center Parcs Longleat in an Executive Lodge with games room 20/12- 23/12. It was a surprise for mine and my brothers children. The four cousins didn’t know about the break or who with until
we got there. What an amazing time we all had! Having our own real christmas tree to decorate when we got there was wonderful. A beautiful tree covered in silver baubles. The accommodation was so spacious and we even had a sauna (unfortunately no log burner).
Center Parcs was absolutely magical! The Christmas lights around the parc were outstanding. The village square was amazing! The steam coming from the water rapids amongst all the little white lights and trees looked beautiful and added to the Christmassy atmosphere. It was absolutely magical! The staff were lovely and very helpful. Food good and the Christmas quiz in the Sports Bar was great fun! We all had a great time doing the Segway experience. Jack was brilliant! Gave us such a good tour of the parc and the opportunity to try out our Segway skills safely. Absolutely loved our break and would definitely do it again!"
Awesome Magical Time
@17helenr- December 2021, Longleat Forest
"We had such an amazing family time together. Highlights included the light trail and village square was so magical.
We also enjoyed bike riding and swimming was awesome especially when dark. We also saw the giant redwoods, tallest in Uk & second in the work only to another in Europe"
A great time!
@milli447- December 2021, Longleat Forest
"We’ve never been before so can’t compare to pre-covid (which might be a good thing) but we had a fantastic time. Lodge and communal areas spotlessly clean, all staff super friendly and helpful, swimming amazingly good fun, great food at pancake house, sports cafe & las iguanas (plus quick bites at Starbucks & Parcmarket hot counter which was very reasonable). Also a takeaway from Rajinda was thoroughly enjoyed. We had great fun at bowling, mini trek & electric boats (very tranquil) and just enjoying the surroundings, feeding squirrels and ducks and not to mention the amazing playparks of which there are many. There is also softplay open at sports cafe and Hucks (we didn’t make it to this one but it looked great). The spa was absolutely INCREDIBLE! I think this is going to have to be a yearly holiday now. Fudge from Treatz the best we’ve ever had (better than what you can get in Devon) and the shop itself was quite reasonable. Winter wonderland was stunning and I’m so pleased we got to experience it. In short we can’t wait to come back!"
@Usfour2015- January 2022, Elveden Forest
"High recommend Elevden Forest Centre Parcs for a great family holiday. The parc environment really did feel like a break away from ordinary life which made it very relaxing. The lodges were clean, well equipped and well maintained. The whole parc was very well maintained and staff were helpful and professional. The Pancake House and Bella Italia restaurants we visited were excellent. Adventure golf was enjoyed by all. The swimming pool and thrill slides are excellent and provided hours of entertainment for us all each day. The swimming pool area felt safe with attentive lifeguards and the pool area was kept clean. We are a family with 12 and 14 year olds holidaying with relatives with children aged 5, 8 and 11 years old and there was a range of activities to accommodate the different children’s ages. All round would highly recommend Elevden Forest Centre Parcs."
@moore61- December 2021, Elveden Forest
"We have just returned from a 3 night break at Elveden Forest and had a fantastic time .My last trip was over 20 years ago and this trip definitely exceeded my expectations.Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and everyone of them was excellent.All of the activities we had booked were carried in in very clean surroundings and were very well organised.We ate at Cafe Rouge and had a takeaway from the Indian restaurant and again the service and food was top class.Our visit was the week leading up to Christmas and it certainly was a magical experience for the whole multi generational party"
40th Birthday Trip
@KayT1982- January 2022, Woburn Forest
"Having travelled to several Center Parcs locations over the years, this was our first time in Woburn. The night we arrived the heating in the Lodge wasn’t working. The staff dealt with the problem immediately. They went over & beyond to ensure our comfort and experience. We prefer the layout of Woburn as everything you need is situated in the main area. The Spa is based in the main centre rather then on the outskirts, after a day of relaxing it was a treat not having to walk the extra distance. We highly recommend dining at the Amalfi, we were served by Steve who is an absolute superstar! The food was super yummy, a clean plate from our 10 year old which is rare. All staff were super friendly and went the extra mile to make us smile: ). We are already planning to return pre Xmas and looking forward to our next visit. Thank you all x"
Magical family time
@FabFriends1 - December 2021, Woburn Forest
"We recently returned from our short break at Woburn Center parcs and what a fantastic time we had. The most impressive element was the fabulous customer services received. One of our guests required mobility support and the team to assist with this couldn’t have been more efficient, professional and friendly really making a difference to our stay. Upon realising we were celebrating a special occasion (our wedding nearby) guest services arranged a surprise delivery to our lodge which was very personal and touching. The staff at Joules also heard about this and went out of there way too make our stay special gifting us with a memorable Christmas decoration. We can’t thank everyone enough for a truly fabulous and memorable time at center parcs and we shall be returning"
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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 8 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.