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A haven for nature-lovers
Our award-winning village in the beautiful Lake District

Whinfell Forest holiday breaks


Set on the edge of the stunning Lake District National Park, Whinfell Forest is one of the most picturesque for a Lake District short break holiday. A haven of some of nature’s finest and rarest wildlife, it is a sanctuary for the endangered red squirrel, as well as other beautiful flora and fauna.

Whinfell Forest short break holidays also boast a lively range of indoor and outdoor activities, as well as popular live entertainment. Try your hand at kayaking on our scenic lake, or simply glide around in a pedalo, before enjoying a warming drink and delicious meal at the Lakeside Inn, with its glorious views.

Cumbria breaks and holidays offer some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery, and Whinfell Forest is at the heart of this beautiful county. 

Whinfell Forest village map

How to get to Whinfell Forest

If you’re using a sat nav to get to Whinfell Forest, the address you need is: Whinfell Forest, Penrith, CA10 2DW.

For more detailed directions, click below to plan your route on Google Maps.

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Take a closer look at Whinfell Forest



Cashless wristbands

Enjoy even more freedom at Whinfell Forest with wristbands that can be used to access your accommodation and secure your locker at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. The wristband can also be used to make cashless payments at selected locations, including The Canopy Café and Bar, Pool Information Desk, Vitalé Café Bar and Aqua Sana Spa.

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View from the village:

“At Center Parcs we’ve struck the perfect balance of activity and chilling out. We never book anything before 11am. We love playing badminton, visiting the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and visiting The Pancake House. It’s great for family time and couple time."

The Hartill family


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Get ready for your break

Before you arrive at Center Parcs you can 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.