Sherwood Forest news
Sherwood Forest important updates and latest news.
NEW Woodland Explorer Lodge – exclusive to Sherwood Forest
Last updated 24 November 2023
We’re excited to introduce our brand-new Woodland Explorer Lodge, only at Sherwood Forest!
This lodge is packed with a variety of fun features for children and luxurious touches for grown-ups – from a themed children’s bedroom to an outdoor snuggle pod and TV, all offering an unforgettable break in the forest for fun-loving families.
There is only one Woodland Explorer Lodge available, so don’t miss your chance to experience this exclusive retreat!
To book the Woodland Explorer Lodge, call our Contact Centre on 03448 267723.
Last updated 23 October 2023
We are excited to announce that our gift cards are now available to purchase online. Our new gift cards will be automatically activated and available to use from your purchase date, whether its for yourself or a gift for someone else. You will have the choice to use the gift card to pay towards the cost of your break, as well as activities, shopping and food on village.
Exciting upgrades to Santa's Woodland Village at Sherwood Forest
Last updated 16 October 2023
We're thrilled to announce that we've made some exciting changes to Santa's Woodland Village at Sherwood Forest! If you're returning on a Winter Wonderland break at Sherwood Forest this year, you can expect to see a huge transformation with a new layout and new experiences to discover.
Order all your favourite dishes with one delivery fee using Restaurant Runner!
Last updated 10 October 2023
From Tuesday 10 October, guests will be able to use our brand-new delivery service, Restaurant Runner.
Restaurant Runner was introduced last September at Woburn Forest, and has been a hit with our guests, and now guests across all our villages will be able to order from multiple restaurants with only one delivery fee. Whether you are craving a Chinese banquet or a pizza party, you can enjoy a feast in the comfort of your lodge. Does dad fancy chinese food, mum a curry, but the little ones are shouting for a pizza? Restaurant Runner is perfect for when the family can’t agree on what to have for dinner. Mix and match your favourite dishes to be delivered to your lodge in one order. Order online from your account on the day you would like delivery and choose from Rajinda Pradesh and our two new offerings, exclusive to Restaurant Runner, Pizzarrivo and Pinch of Asia.
On your break? Order Restaurant Runner to your accommodation.
Pancake House closure
Last updated 9 October 2023
The Pancake House at Sherwood Forest will be closed from the afternoon of Tuesday 2 January, until lunchtime on Friday 5 January. We apologise for any disappointment caused.
New Interactive Squash courts
Last updated 23 June
Try something new and burn off some energy with a game of squash – with a twist! Our new Interactive Squash courts feature state-of-the-art technology and a variety of games for all the family. Open from Friday 30 June 2023.
Last updated 21 June 2023
We’re making some changes to our gift cards!
We’re changing gift card supplier and some of our old cards will no longer work.
How do I know if I have an old card?
Cards starting with 542424 will no longer work and we’ll need to replace your card. Please contact us on 01623 837134 prior to your break.
How do I get a replacement card?
Please contact us on 01623 837134 prior to your break and we’ll send you a new gift card.
Why does my card no longer work?
Gift card technology has changed and we’re working with a new gift card provider.
I’m on village, how do I replace my card?
Pop along to Guest Services.
Take your tastebuds on an adventure to South America – Las Iguanas is now open at Sherwood Forest!
Last updated 26 May 2023
Guests can now explore the exotic flavours of Latin America, Mexico and Brazil at our brand new restaurant, Las Iguanas! Tickle your tastebuds with tempting tacos and tasty tapas, perfect for sharing with the family. Freshly made fusion food, perfectly paired with exciting cocktails for a laid-back lunch or delicious dinner.
You’ll find Las Iguanas in the Village Square (map reference E11).
Adventure Golf reopens with a brand-new look!
Last updated 5 April. Originally posted 5 January.
Adventure Golf at Sherwood Forest has been undergoing some exciting upgrades over the last few months, and will reopen to guests on Friday 7 April 2023. Discover two brand-new, nature-themed 9-hole courses: Forest Track and Woodland Way.
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.
Bella Italia has a new look
Last updated 02 November 2022
The restaurant has undergone a refresh and is now open with a new fresh yet vibrant colour palette, including modern and contemporary pieces, bold artwork, and soft elements so you can enjoy tasty Italian dishes in a homely environment – fancy a table with a view of the Subtropical Swimming Paradise? It’s a family favourite with lots of tasty options, including a children’s menu and yummy gelato with plenty of flavours to choose from.
Italian eating is all about family time, visit us for lunch or dinner – located in the Village Square.
Too tired after a fun-filled day? Collect Italian pizzas from Bella Italia to take back and enjoy in the comfort of your lodge.
We have joined Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
Last updated 19 August 2022
To support our guests and colleagues we are proud to announce we are now part of Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. The Sunflower provides a discreet way for guests to show that they have a non-visible disability. Guests can collect a lanyard or pin badge, free of charge, from Guest Services or Jarden Des Sports Booking Desk whilst on their break. Our colleagues will recognise the Sunflower and will be able to provide help, adjust activities, and meet needs where possible.
We are proud to be part of Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and be able to provide a fantastic experience for all our guests.
Bust some moves at the Leisure Bowl Disco
Last updated 08 August 2022
We’re pleased to announce that the children’s Leisure Bowl Disco has returned. Watch your little ones cut some shapes on the dance floor to your favourite tunes. There’s no need to book, simply turn up. Finish off your fun-filled day with some free evening entertainment and add the Leisure Bowl Disco to your family itinerary, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between 6pm – 8pm.
We’re now cashless
Last updated 25 July (originally posted 19 July)
All our villages are cashless and can no longer accept cash payments, including for the purchase of gift cards.
Fishing at Sherwood Forest
Last updated 21 June 2022
We are protecting the water quality of our Watersports Lake, to allow us to continue to offer our exciting water-based activities including Paddleboarding, Canoeing and Electric Boats.
As part of this, we have safely removed all the fish from our lake. This means that fishing at Sherwood Forest is no longer allowed.
Brand-new Electric Vehicle Charging Points
Last updated 12 May 2022
This summer guests will be able to recharge their batteries and their electric car too! Our EV charging points at Sherwood Forest will be available for guests arriving on a summer break. We have 75 charging points available to pre-book online and a small number of points available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Guests will need to download the VendElectric App to charge their electric vehicle (payment is also made via the app). You will find our EV charging points on the first rows you come to in the guest car park, near Aqua Sana.
Charging points can only be booked on Mondays for four nights and Fridays for three nights. The points will charge the vehicles overnight, although they can remain safely plugged in throughout the whole duration of your stay – checking the status of the charge on the app.
Pre-book your electric vehicle charging point for peace of mind and a smooth arrival.
Aqua Sana onto a winner
19 August 2021
We’re absolutely delighted to share the news that for the fourth year running, Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest has been named ‘Best Day Spa’ at the 2021 Good Spa Awards.
Kay Pennington - Group Spa Manager said “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the team, they thoroughly deserve this award. Since we launched our Forest Spa concept in 2017 this is the 4th time Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest has been recognised by the Good Spa Guide.
We are very fortunate to have a fantastic product in a beautiful location within the forest, however I truly believe that it is down to the individual team members at Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest who are committed and driven to drive excellent service. They are a very passionate and motivated team and have supported each other during the pandemic to come back stronger than ever.
To win the Best Day Spa (sponsored by Dale Sauna) is the best accolade and a true credit to every member of the team.”
After what has been an incredibly tough year for the spa and beauty industry, this award means the world to us.
7 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.
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.
*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.