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      Winter and festive break reviews

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      See what people have been saying on Tripadvisor

      As good as always

      @ghosthunfan9- February 2023, Whinfell Forest

      "Our visit last February was our first to Whinfell as we'd always gone to Sherwood Forest before. We decided for lots of reasons to rebook for Whinfell again this year. We were definitely not disappointed. It was lovely to see it fully open and well staffed this year. It never felt too crowded anywhere. The staff are wonderful, extremely pleasant and very helpful. This year we did the evening Winter Wonderland walk with our 4 year grandson. He loved it and so did we."

      Winter Wonderland

      @Leanne W- December 2022, Whinfell Forest 

      "Visited with family a couple of weeks before Xmas and it was amazing!
      The lodge was, modern clean and comfortable.
      Activities were easy to booked, well run and no too busy.
      The cafes and restaurants were all lovely and again easy to book.
      The week was topped off with perfect clear blue skies and frosty weather.
      Definitely booking again for next year."

      Another fabulous stay.... faultless and perfect in every way. Couples or Families.

      @Ladyjag2023- February 2023, Sherwood Forest

      "Another perfect stay at Center Parcs Nottingham, have been visiting for over 24 years now and the service is fantastic. Excellently presented, sparkling clean lodge, welcoming staff and a relaxing break. Wonderful wildlife to feed and superb woodland walks. The winter wonderland is magical this time of year and a credit to the staff who make this happen. Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge are very highly recommended and the Aqua Sana is pure bliss, heavenly and relaxing and a must to visit. The outdoor pool is great when its just dusk, swimming with the night sky and starts above you, a great place to relax."

      Fabulous Winter Wonderland 

      @judy062 - December 2022, Sherwood Forest

      "Just had a lovely short break with family and a young child at Sherwood Forest Center Parcs. The lights at the Winter Wonderland are stunning and it is a lovely time of year to visit. The visit to Santa in the woodland workshop was lovely and the sub tropical paradise and Aqua Sana were fantastic as always."

      Winter Wonderland 

      @Alex- December 2022, Longleat Forest 

      "We have been going to Center Parcs for over 5 years now but not done winter wonderland, we didn't know what to expect, but we as a family can say hands down the best Christmas holiday we have had. They had gone above and beyond on all Christmas decorations. The whole park loved lovely and Christmas was every where.

      My 2 year old niece especially enjoyed seeing farther Christmas down at the village square, it had loads of Christmas tress, lights, music, hot drinks, and more to keep kids going for hours."

      Family Fun 

      @Kay D - November 2022, Longleat Forest 

      "With two grandchildren under three, a mid week break whilst my daughter is on maternity leave, seemed too good a chance to miss. With activities and dining prebooked, we were delighted to discover it was the first week of Winter Wonderland. So many delights for the children to discover and experience for the first time. Centre Parcs caters for all ages and as always left us wanting more. We will be back."

      Fantastic Experience! 

      @Clare - January 2022, Elveden Forest

      "This was our third time visiting centreparcs during the Christmas break and I can honestly say that I could never get fed up of this place. Winter wonderland is just so magical. We loved it and so did our 5 year old. There is so much to do and a huge choice of activities . We always pay a bit extra to choose our lodge so that we don’t have too far to go to the village square. I would 100% recommend for families, couples , groups of friends etc. We will be returning next year :)"

      Fantastic Christmas break

      @jenny c- December 2022, Elveden Forest

      "Had a fantastic 5 day stay at Elveden Centre Parcs. We stayed in a 3 bed new style woodland adapted lodge. Lodge was clean and spacious. Wildlife were literally on our door step.
      My son has autism and the staff were fantastic with him. Food was great, can't wait to book for next year, highly recommended."

      Winter Wonderland

      @toogoodjill- November 2022, Woburn Forest

      "Just back from our annual winter wonderland au Center Parcs Woburn. Great time, the site is beautifully decorated with loads of attention to detail. Great for both the very young and the not so young!! We go as three generations, and have been doing so for a number of years. It never disappoints."

      Magical Winter Wonderland

      @Stephanie M- November 2022, Woburn Forest

      "What a place! Magical is the word we used to describe our Winter Wonderland weekend with family & friends. If you have kids, it’s a must! Even if you don’t, it’s amazing. The staff are amazing from check-in to leaving. The facilities are exactly what’s needed all round."

      Find your perfect winter and festive break

      Get ready for your break

      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 12 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.