Guide our heroic flying forest whale through the tree tops and save the forest creatures for a chance to win a family short break worth £1,000.
At Center Parcs we understand that because every family is different, every break is different. Each of our five locations, all nestled in beautiful and secluded woodland, are created with you in mind.
Escape to one of our luxury Lodges, choose from up to 200 indoor and outdoor activities, make a splash in our world-famous Subtropical Swimming Paradise, and dine in a range of restaurants. Open 365 days a year, every short break at Center Parcs is tailored to you.
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Nestled in stunning landscape on the edge of the Lake District, Whinfell Forest is a wildlife haven, home to one of the few remaining colonies of red squirrels. Lodges for families and groups of all sizes are set in the 400-acre woodland, with lakes and streams aplenty that are befitting of the picturesque Lake District scenery.
Set in 400 acres of magnificent pine forest, there's an invigorating mix of woodland and lakeside, the perfect setting for exploring, relaxing and spending quality time with friends and family. Life revolves around the leafy terraces of the Village Square, where there's a choice of places to relax and watch the world go by or discover our range of shops.
Set in over 400 acres of stunning pine woodland in beautiful rural Suffolk, Elveden Forest offers calm and creative activities to adrenaline-fuelled challenges. Our Watersports Lake and sandy beach offer water-based activities including cable water skiing, unique to Elveden Forest. The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is home to our award-winning, gravity-defying water ride, Tropical Cyclone.
Set in 400-acre woodland with spectacular scenery and hundred-year-old Giant Redwoods. During your Wiltshire break, you can cycle, walk or catch the land train. Located in the valley is the lake, the perfect day trip or short break location where you and your family can spend time relaxing on the beach or out on the water.
Only an hour from London and nestled in a 365 acre forest, our new Village, Woburn Forest will be the showcase of our latest innovations. The design of this Center Parcs is the most exciting yet with beautiful undulating forest landscapes, the largest Subtropical Swimming Paradise, magical views over the lake and forest with modern Lodges bringing guests closer to nature.
We have five beautiful locations in the UK set in vast natural forest landscapes with lakes and acres of woodland to explore. Enjoy the natural surroundings of the English countryside and escape for a short break that all the family can enjoy. Explore our map to discover more about what each location has to offer.
Subtropical Swimming Paradise
Nestled at the heart of our forests and open daily from 10am to 9pm. Unlimited entry is included in the cost of your break and with toddler water playgrounds, family waterslides, rapids, whirlpools and more, just turn up and dive in. Heated to 29.5°C all year-round so you can swim in warm waters or sip a tropical cocktail at the Canopy Café and Bar, whatever the weather. See more
Activities for children
Our children’s activities are designed to provide adventures for families, from crafts and creative fun to energetic and skill-based pursuits, there is something for all abilities and ages. As well as individual adventures, grown-ups can join in the fun too. We also offer a high quality Crèche service where parents can leave their children in a safe, stimulating and happy environment. See more
With up to 200 indoor and outdoor activities, there’s guaranteed fun whatever the weather. Every break is different, so whether you enjoy the adrenaline of being high up in the trees at Action Challenge, or relaxing in the Pottery Painting Studio, your break can be tailored to suit you. You can even hire bikes for all the family from Cycle Centre, so you can explore the Village in style. See more
Aqua Sana Spa
Discover Aqua Sana, our very own spa with 15 rooms – 25 at Woburn Forest – offering different experiences, from hot and cold to soothing and meditative. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Vitalé Café Bar, or indulge in a facial or body treatment carried out by highly trained therapists, which will leave you feeling nourished, hydrated and renewed. See more
Whether you want a quick bite to refuel between activities, a hearty family meal or a romantic dinner for two, you’ll be sure to find something to suit all tastes. From Center Parcs favourites such as The Pancake House to a selection of high street names including Strada and Café Rouge. Little ones can choose from healthy and appetising menus, or ask for half-portions of adult meals. See more
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Our accommodation is designed to bring you closer to nature and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We have a range of different sizes and styles of accommodation, including Lodges, Hotel Rooms, Spa Suites and Apartments, all designed to give you a sense of space and seclusion. We also have specially adapted accommodation for people with a need for easy accessibility, as well as lodges for those who don’t want to leave the family dog behind.
Center Parcs awards
Don’t just take our word for it; Center Parcs has won a number of prestigious awards over the years, voted for by industry experts and our guests. See our full list here.