Sherwood Forest news
Sherwood 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 Sherwood Forest Covid Alert level is High.
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.
High Alert areas
If you live in in a high alert area or are visiting Sherwood Forest you can continue with your break 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 Sherwood 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.
New rides, slides and splashes - Updated 28th August 2020
The Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Sherwood Forest has got even bigger and better. Check out our newly refurbished changing rooms during your visit and experience our new ride Tropical Cyclone and water play areas, Venture Harbour and Venture Bay, perfect for your little ones to dip their toes.
Lake closures on our villages
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 minimum 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.
Dog Owners' Advice
In recent years, an unexplained dog illness known as 'seasonal canine illness' has been found in an increasing number of forest areas around the UK, particularly in late summer and early autumn. The illness is currently believed to be triggered by a naturally occurring cause and has affected a number of dogs in areas across the country, including those local to some of our villages, including Sherwood Forest. This issue is still under investigation and there is no comprehensive explanation as to why it has occurred. We are therefore pre-warning all guests who plan to bring a dog to Center Parcs..
Cases of Alabama Rot have also been reported around the country in 2017. This is another unexplained disease affecting dogs. None of our Center Parcs villages have been identified as locations with cases of Alabama Rot, but in the interest of vigilance we recommend dog owners familiarise themselves with the symptoms.
If you are bringing a dog to one of our villages and are concerned, please call our Contact Centre team on 03448 266 266.
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. Whilst they have a wizarding time, why not treat yourself to a 2 hour spa session for a special price when booked together.
*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.