Elveden Forest news
Elveden Forest important updates and latest news.
A14 and A47 closures in December - updated 4th December 2019
Please note that Highways England will be carrying out a programme of road improvement work in November and December. The following road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am:
- A14 eastbound between junction 43 and junction 51 on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December
- A14 eastbound between junction 43 and junction 51 from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th December
- A14 westbound between junction 51 and junction 43 on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December
- A47 Bascule bridge from Friday 13th December to Sunday 15th December
- A14 westbound between junction 51 and junction 43 from Monday 16th to Thursday 19th December
The A47 diversions are expected to add around 15 minutes to the usual journey time. Please take this into consideration when planning your journey.
Temporary closure of Starbucks in the Sports Plaza - 29th October 2019
Starbucks located in Sports Plaza is having an exciting makeover. In order to complete the work, Starbucks will be closing for refurbishment on Monday 13th January 2020 and reopening to guests on Friday 7th February 2020. You can head over to our lakeside Starbucks next to Pottery Painting Studio or the newly refurbished Starbucks in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise for lovely coffee and a mouth-watering treat.
Winter Wonderland firework displays - updated October 2019
Our fireworks display happens every Sunday and Wednesday evening at 6pm from 10th November to 22nd December during Winter Wonderland. This event is very popular so for the ideal viewing spot by the Watersports Lake, please arrive a little earlier than the 6pm start time.
Further displays will be held at 6pm on Boxing Day and Sunday 29th December, again for the ideal viewing spot, please arrive a little earlier than the 6pm start time.
Our final display will be to welcome in the New Year at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
The fireworks display may be postponed or cancelled in the event of adverse weather conditions.
For your safety
We are uniquely placed in the heart of the forest and governed strictly by the Forestry Commission on fire control; we must therefore ask guests not to bring their own fireworks, sparklers and sky lanterns on to the village. Any guest found using these will be requested to leave the village as per our Terms and Conditions. Guests with photosensitive epilepsy are advised that our fireworks display contains fireworks and lighting features that may produce a stroboscopic effect.
Lake closures on our villages - 2nd September 2019
As we operate a number of submersible activities on the lakes at our villages, we test our lake water for quality on a regular basis. Due to natural organisms, we occasionally receive a reading that means we have to close our lake whilst we treat the issue and gain a normal reading again. Should this happen we will ensure that guest disruption is kept to a minmum and that we bring activities back online as soon as we possibly can.
Forest safety - 21st August 2019
During extreme dry weather spells we take advice from the Met Office, please see below some basic fire safety points:
- Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking locations on village and on the patio/ balcony of accommodation
- The use of wood from the forest is strictly prohibited for use on the fire in accommodation (please only use logs purchased from ParcMarket)
- The making of fires of any sort is strictly prohibited
- Should you discover a fire no matter how small, please contact the village emergency number or call 999
- Due to our forest environment we may need to withdraw the use of BBQ’s in extreme hot weather
We do have regular fire checks in place but please be vigilant and help us to maintain a safe environment in the forest.
Minimising traffic on the village
We know that our focus on providing a safe environment with minimal traffic is something you really value. That’s why we need your help to reduce the traffic on our villages to protect what you love about Center Parcs: a place where little ones can run free and explore, and parents can feel at ease.
In-lodge toiletries - 16th August 2019
Following feedback, guests have said they prefer for toiletries not to be provided in their lodge to help reduce use of single use plastic and the impact this has on the environment. When on village, if you wish to have a pack of toiletries delivered please call Guest Services on 01842 894452.
A new look for ParcMarket - updated 6th June 2019
The ParcMarket located in the Village Square has had an exciting makeover and has now re-opened for you to shop all your favourite brands and daily essentials.
A new look for Rajinda Pradesh - updated 6th June 2019
Rajinda Pradesh serves up a range of authentic dishes inspired by the Far East. We've given the restaurant at Elveden Forest a makeover to match the food, bringing the interiors up to date with exotic colours, luxurious textiles and geometric tiles.
Interactive Squash at the Sports Plaza - 23rd May 2019
Try your hand at something a little different with our new interactive squash activities. Use your mobile phone to track your game in Interactive Squash, or get competitive with the whole family and see who has the most accurate throw in Family Ball Wall.
New fun-filled activities for little ones - 28th January 2019
Discover three new activities for your little ones to enjoy. Make memories that will last forever as you forage through the forest to create your very own Family Nature Journal, or help our rangers discover woodland animals and their habitats in Nature Detectives, both at the Ranger’s Lodge. Your little ones can also have an adventure of their very own in Wizard Academy, where they can learn spells, play games and make marvellous wizard crafts in this this 3-hour unaccompanied session at the Activity Den.
New Waterfront Apartments at Elveden Forest - 8th January 2018
The new Waterfront Apartments at Elveden Forest are now available to book for breaks from April 2018. Just a stone’s throw away from the lake, these one-bedroom apartments have modern furnishings, en-suites and daily housekeeping service making it the perfect way for couples or friends to discover Elveden Forest.
Waterside Lodges available to book at Elveden Forest - 20th September 2017
Three first-of-their-kind Waterside Lodges are being built at Elveden Forest. Positioned on the bank of the picturesque lake, each has three en-suite bedrooms, beautiful open-plan living and a private waterfront deck with hot tub. Now available to book.
*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.