CGI of Sherwood Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Exciting additions to Sherwood Forest’s Subtropical Swimming Paradise - 13th February 2018

Work has begun to bring an incredible new water ride and family play areas to Sherwood Forest’s Subtropical Swimming Paradise.

The new family raft ride will be similar to Tropical Cyclone at Elveden, Woburn and Longleat Forest. It will be no less than 125m of twists, turns and gravity-defying, hair-raising drops.

The play areas will include the nautical-themed Venture Bay (perfect for toddlers with small splashes, paddling pools and fountains) and swash-buckling Venture Harbour (ideal for slightly older children, with tipping buckets, slides and water jets).

The project is still in early stages and we hope to have it completed for summer 2019. And don’t worry if you have a break booked at Sherwood Forest between now and then – the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will remain open throughout the work.

We’ll share more information with you as soon as we have it.

Sherwood Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Temporary closure of Sherwood Forest Cabanas and Starbucks within the pool - Updated 16th May 2018

During your break, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will remain open as usual, however as part of our project to bring an exciting brand new water ride and family play areas to Sherwood Forest, the Cabanas will be unavailable from Friday 27th April until Friday 3rd August 2018.

Starbucks in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will also be closed until Spring 2019. But don’t despair! Canopy Café and bar will remain open, so you can still get hot and cold refreshments and snacks at the poolside. And for your caffeine hit, don’t forget you can nip to one of our other Starbucks outlets – in the Village Square or the Jardin des Sports.


Pre-book a Huck’s Family Dining Experience - 5th February 2018

Huck’s American Bar and Grill now offer a pre-bookable Huck’s Family Dining Experience menu.

Start off with a sharing platter including BBQ wings, nachos and dips, and jalapeno and sweetcorn fritters before moving onto a selection of Huck’s favourite main meals. For the little ones the children’s buffet is open and can be polished off with a bottomless soft drink and for adults a pint of Coors Light, a small glass of house wine or soft drink.

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Football Pool

Football Pool at Sherwood Forest - 21st November 2017

Challenge your family and friends at Sherwood Forest to a game of Football Pool. Step onto the giant 12ft pitch and swap the cue for your feet and aim to score the footballs into the pockets. Whether you’re spots or stripes, the competition is on. Head over to the Jardin des Sports to kick off your game. 

Sign in to your Center Parcs account or Register today and add activities to your existing booking*. Alternatively, book your accommodation now to start your next Center Parcs adventure.

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Self-service booking points   - Updated 21st November 2017

From 8 January, 2018 the self-service booking points will be removed throughout the village. Don’t worry, you can still book activities and make restaurant reservations at the Booking Desk in the Jardin des Sports, at Guest Services, on the Center Parcs app and the Center Parcs website. 


Minimising traffic

Minimising traffic on the village - Updated 28th March 2017

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.

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Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Exciting upgrades coming to Subtropical Swimming Paradise - 10th August 2017

You may have seen an article recently mentioning our plans to refresh the Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Sherwood Forest. 

We’re delighted to confirm this is our intention and enabling works will start in September 2017. Please be assured we don’t plan to close the Subtropical Swimming Paradise at any point throughout the project and the rapids will be open as usual. As with all works, we’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

Please check back for more information on the exciting new features coming to Sherwood Forest’s Subtropical Swimming Paradise in 2019.

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Swim Pups

STA Swim Pups - Updated 7th August 2017

Unique to Center Parcs, STA Swim Pups is a new water activity designed for little ones aged 3 months to 4 years. The activity involves a structured swimming programme for mini swimmers to gain essential swimming and movement skills in a fun and exciting environment, through a series of enjoyable and stimulating games. Your little ones can cycle around the pool on a float, canoe on a pool raft and take part in an aquatic nature trail. As recognition of their achievement, they will be awarded with an STA certificate to take home.

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Mermaids and sharks

Mermaids and Sharks at Center Parcs - 28th July 2017

Water lovers can become a magical mermaid or stealthy shark in our new swimming activity that’s out of this world! Wearing a special swimming tail 6-12 year olds learn how to kick, twist and glide their way around the shallows of our Subtropical Swimming Paradise, diving for treasure on the 'ocean floor'.

Sign in to your Center Parcs account or Register today and add activities to your existing booking*. Alternatively, book your accommodation now to start your next Center Parcs adventure.

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Captains' Adventure

Captains' Adventure is here - 19th July 2017

Our newest aquatic adventure for little ones and junior explorers has arrived at Sherwood Forest. This fun 40-minute activity is for a parent and child – or mini captain and first mate! You’ll learn the ways of the sea, from saluting to steering, before heading out onto the lake in one of our tiny trawlers to find all the buoys and complete the challenge.
Anchors away!

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Country Club

New activity additions to the Country Club - 4th July 2017

If you’re visiting Sherwood Forest this summer be sure to make a pit stop at The Track, an exciting new activity destination near the Country Club. Little ones can try two new activities: glide around the course on two wheels in Woodland Wheelers, or slalom corners in our low-profile, pedal-powered Street Karts.

Also new to The Country Club is Family Putting. Whether you want to practice your putting skills for or you’re just looking to have some fun, our new Family Putting is great fun for everyone.

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Good Spa Guide awards

Good Spa Guide awards our Forest Spa 5 bubbles Updated 8th June 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that our brand new Forest Spa at Sherwood Forest has been awarded a 5 bubble rating by the Good Spa Guide! 

After months of hard work, our Forest Spa at Sherwood Forest officially opened, unveiling six nature-inspired spa zones and 25 different spa experiences. The new Forest Spa brings together the best of Aqua Sana and embraces our natural surroundings to deliver our most impressive spa yet.

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Accommodation number updates

Accommodation number updates - 2nd June 2017

While we work on creating some exciting new lodges on the village, we've renumbered some of our existing accommodation.

If you're visiting Sherwood Forest from June 9th, you may notice your accommodation number is different to the one you received in your pre-arrival confirmation, but don’t worry, the accommodation type is exactly the same as the one you've booked – all that’s changed is the number.

Available from autumn 2017, we're building new 3-bed Executive Lodges, with and without hot tubs, as well as 4-bed Executive Lodges with games room.

If that wasn't exciting enough, we’ll also be introducing a one-of-a-kind lodge exclusive to Sherwood Forest. The latest addition to our range of accommodation will be a spacious 6-bed Woodland Lodge, which will feature everything our guests love about our popular Woodland Lodges but with six spacious bedrooms.

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Huck’s American Bar and Grill

Huck’s American Bar and Grill refurbishment - 15th May 2017

We’re always trying to improve our facilities so that you have the best break possible, which is why we’re cooking up something special at Huck’s American Bar and Grill at Sherwood Forest.

To give the stateside diner a fresh new look, we’ll be closing Huck’s from 5th June 2017, reopening late July. But don’t worry – Sports Café will be open daily offering some of our Huck’s favourites during the closure. You don't need to book, just turn up.

Rajinda Pradesh will be extending its opening hours to include Monday evenings and The Pancake House will be hosting an American-themed buffet, including children’s buffet, on Saturday and Thursday evenings, which is available to book.

The shiny, new-look Huck’s American Bar and Grill will be fully reopened late July, so keep checking back here for future updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the closure and we hope you’re as excited as we are to see the end result.

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Sherwood Forest laundrette

Sherwood Forest laundrette - 29th March 2017

We’re changing things at Sherwood Forest’s laundrette to make it even easier for our guests. From Friday 31st March, if you wish to wash clothes during your break, we’re offering service washes for a small charge and complimentary delivery to your lodge, giving you more time to explore the village and try activities.

For help or more information, pop into Guest Services during your break.

*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.