Elveden Forest news
Elveden Forest important updates and latest news.
Latest update following recent UK Government announcement - 13th October 2020
Following the recent Government announcement we are pleased to report that all of our UK villages are open. The Elveden Forest Covid Alert level is Medium.
We understand that the new alert tiering system, as well as general rules and advice, is constantly under review and guests must check government information themselves to understand any changes or new rules prior to visiting Center Parcs, booking a new break or when considering a date change or cancellation of an existing booking. The following Government links should provide the most up to date information:
You must check which Local Covid Alert level your home and the village you’re visiting sits and comply with both sets of rules.
Medium Alert areas
If you live in a medium alert area you can continue with your break to Elveden Forest providing you comply with the latest restrictions.
High Alert areas
If you live in a high alert area you can continue with your break to Elveden Forest but you cannot mix indoors with other households. If you have a lodge booked with multiple households (or intend to socialise with other households indoors), you will need to complete this form** to change the date of your break or cancel with a full refund.
Very High Alert areas
If you live in a very high alert area you will not be able to visit Elveden Forest and will need to complete this form** to change the date of your break or cancel with a full refund.
**Please ensure any activities, restaurant, spa sessions or treatments are cancelled prior to filling out the form.
Our retail shops - 4th September 2020
Like many businesses, our retail partner has been severely affected by the pandemic. As a result, they have decided to no longer operate in the fashion sector, which sadly means that they will be closing some of their stores on our villages. Aquatique, Just for Kids and The Store Room will remain open, but unfortunately, Spirit, Sportique and Time for Shade will all close by October, with some closing as soon as Sunday 6th September. We know these stores are firm favourites with our guests and we are working hard to look at new and exciting alternatives to add to our retail offering.
Forest safety - 7th August 2020
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.
Forest maintenance - 6th August 2020
Essential work will be taking place on neighbouring land to Elveden Forest for two days between Saturday 8th August 2020 and Saturday 15th August 2020, in the hours of 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm. This maintenance may cause some noise, but to ensure minimal guest disruption they will be carrying out the work during quieter periods on village. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
DVD players - 9th January 2019
As part of our accommodation upgrade, we are enabling you to connect your own device to the TV via Bluetooth, HDMI or USB. Connection points are located adjacent to the TV and directions for use can be found in the Guest Directory which is available in every lodge.
As technology advances, the requirement for DVD players is declining and we have therefore removed these from some of our upgraded lodges. This, in turn, provides a shelf for you to position your own device affording more protection.
However, if you would like a DVD player please contact Guest services on 01842 894452 to arrange provision.
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.
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.