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Tommy's Award winners 2015

Center Parcs gets seal of approval from parents at the Tommy’s Awards

Earlier this year, 20,000 parents selected their favourite family-friendly companies across a range of categories, including travel and retail. The votes have been cast and, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been chosen as Best UK Holiday provider, for offering holidays that are hassle-free and suit all shapes, sizes and ages of families.

Simon Kay, Center Parcs PR Manager said: "We are thrilled to be voted Best Family Holiday Provider again this year and what makes this award really special to us is that it is voted for by families. It's a fantastic accolade for all our teams who work so hard across the Villages to ensure that parents with babies and young children have a really special, hassle-free short break with us".

Alongside recognising the best family-friendly companies, the event also awarded family heroes who’ve helped mums and dads on a tough path to parenthood.

Center Parcs is proud to sponsor the Super Sibling Award, which is dedicated to little heroes who have helped when their families were touched by pregnancy complications or the loss of a baby.

This year, five-year-old Harry Carter was named Super Sibling for the maturity and kindness he showed when his baby brother, Finlay, was born 14 weeks prematurely. Parents Sarah and Michael spent eight-and-a-half months moving back and forth between their local hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool as Finlay was diagnosed with bronchomalacia, a narrowing of the airwaves.

Sarah says: "He coped with a lot when Finlay was born and he was the perfect big brother, even to the point of keeping his parents very sane. We needed to tell him how proud we are of him." See more of Sarah talking about Harry in the video below.