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My kind of heaven
Center Parcs (England)
Member Name: Sweepy
Center Parcs (England)
Date: 06/01/13, updated on 06/01/13 (108 review reads)
Advantages: Only 70 miles away to heaven
Disadvantages: Weekend breaks not long enough
We as a family have been holidaying in centre parts for the past 20 years. The main place we go to is the Sherwood Forest park. We still go now although our boys are now 22 and 20 they bring friends along.
Before you arrive at centre parcs its best to book activities/bike hire before hand to avoid disappointment. This is done very easy as you will be provided with a log in and password when you registry online.
When you arrive there please take note no cars are allowed other thank on arrival and departure days . Once you have unpacked the car you will need to take the car back to the car park.
these range from spa days to have a nice relaxing swim and massage to paint balling. We always find so much to do and so little time.
We always have swimming things in the car so as soon as we arrive we can have a quick dip if we arrive before 3pm. Which is the time you can enter the villas.
Always have a torch handy as well it gets very dark in the woods sometimes so a lot easier if you carry one and fun for the kids.
Plenty of shops we have taken food with us before now and shopped in the Parcmarket which maybe a little more expensive than supermarkets, but they have everything you will need.
Food is always nice in Huckleberrys an American themed restaurant, while you are eating there is also a play area for the children.
Accommodation ranges from the luxury tree house lodges, which start from £2000 for the weekend, to the lodges which start from £200. I would love to go to the tree houses maybe for 50th.
We go usually just before Christmas and earlier in the year. School holidays can be very expensive and very noisy. Now we are all adults the only problem is booking time off work.
If you ever get the chance do go, these holidays have given us some fantastic family memories and hopefully more to come.
Summary: active family holiday in the uk