What a Center Parcs break looks like

Ever wondered what’s included when you book a Center Parcs break? From unlimited access to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise to our many indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds, it’s all in here!  

Living room with fire

Included in your accommodation

  • Hairdryer
  • Bedding 
  • Towels (accommodation use only, please bring your own pool towels or you can hire these out daily)
  • Foot stool for children in the bathroom 
  • Three dishwasher tablets, tea towel and washing up liquid sachet
  • Pots, pans, utensils, cutlery, plates and bowls 
  • Microwave, induction hob, kettle, toaster, oven (excluding some apartments)
  • Small fridge and freezer
  • Coffee machine - Bosch Tassimo (excluding Woodland Lodges)
  • Cot (linen not included) and high chair
  • Bed rails (available on request from Guest Services, subject to availability)
  • Furnished private patio with brick-built barbeque stand (excluding Hotels and Apartments)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Log burner 
  • Free Friendly wifi 

What's included on village

  • Unlimited free entry to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise 365 days a year
  • Adventure playgrounds
  • Soft play areas in some of our restaurants 
  • Up to 400 acres of woodland to explore
  • Watersports lake
  • Sandy beach 
  • Free Ella’s Kitchen baby food in selected restaurants
  • Miles of paths to walk or cycle
  • Our villages are easy to get around with ramped entrances and walkways in most areas
Two kids walking on a path

Top tips for your stay

  • On your day of arrival, you can start your adventure in the forest at 10am, and have access to your accommodation at 3pm (3.30pm at Whinfell Forest), but did you know you can book early arrival and check in to your accommodation from 2pm.
  • Make the most of the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and go for a swim at 2pm on the day of your arrival or make a splash under the stars for a quieter evening dip in the pool until 9pm
  • On your final day at Center Parcs don’t rush to go back to reality, you can stay on village until midnight to soak up as much of the natural forest as you can. You will have to leave your accommodation at 10am
  • The weather doesn’t stop family adventures at Center Parcs. Know what to pack for your break and check the weather forecast ahead to know if you need your raincoats and wellies or sandals and shorts
  • Register your guest’s details online before your break so you can spend more time exploring the forest and don’t forget to have your booking reference ready on arrival, so you don't have to waste time at security
  • Don’t worry about doing a food shop before you arrive on village, head to the ParcMarket for your everyday essentials and if you spend more than £40 we’ll deliver your shopping to your accommodation for free
  • With 400 acres of the forest to explore, it can be difficult to get your bearings, so why not book onto our Wildlife Walk activity to help you get to grips with the village quicker and learn about the friendly animals you can see during your stay?

For something extra...

Why not spend a little more for some of these things…

  • Before you arrive why not purchase a breakfast pack to be in your lodge, so you can cook your loved ones a delicious hearty first meal of the day
  • Not got enough room in your suitcase? Don’t worry why not save some valuable space and hire your pool towel at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise for £2
  • Want a cosy night in, in front of the fire and the TV, but don’t want to cook? Order Dining In for a range of takeaways from Indian to Mexican 
  • Begin your break in the forest even earlier by booking early arrival (check in at 2pm) to your lodge so you don’t have to wait to begin your adventures

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 online essentials including groceries to your lodge, allowing you to really make the most of your short break. You must pre-book online as our Booking Desks will be closed once you arrive due to the current social distancing guidelines.