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Mother and two boys walking through forest in winter
Winter breaks

Winter holidays and festive breaks

Breaks between November and February, open every day including Christmas and New Year

Bring the family together and experience winter breaks in the forest. Reconnect on a winter holiday and discover how Center Parcs brings light and fun to the winter months, whatever the weather.

  • Soak up the festive magic of Winter Wonderland from Friday 8 November 2024 until Monday 30 December 2024
  • Get the whole family together for a Christmas break from Friday 20 December until Friday 27 December 2024
  • Make this a New Year to remember and celebrate in style from Friday 27 December 2024 until Friday 3 January 2025
  • Be enchanted by Winter Forest Lights from Friday 10 January and Sunday 23 February 2025
  • When it’s cooler outside, choose from a wide variety of indoor activities to keep the whole family entertained
  • Make a splash in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Dine in and keep warm at our cosy restaurants with a range of delicious winter warmers for all tastes
  • Escape the cold weather and feel your stresses melt away at Aqua Sana Spa with a warming aromatherapy massage or a comforting soak in the hot tub

Be inspired. Imagine yourself on a winter break


A family walking together through the forest.

Winter breaks in Ireland

Walk through the glistening frost-covered forest on a winter getaway, taking in the crisp woodland air as you explore miles of paths on foot or by cycle. Make the most of your time together on a winter holiday in Ireland as you snuggle up, get cosy and spend quality time as a family in front of a crackling log fire in your lodge.
Escape the winter blues and make yourself at home in our comfortable accommodation after a day of exploring the forest. Grab a hot drink and put your feet up, there's no better way to spend the evenings on a winter break.
Family enjoying Christmas dinner in their lodge

Short winter breaks

Escape on a short winter break in December for an unforgettable Christmas break or New Year’s holiday. To truly experience the magic of a festive break that will delight your family, discover Winter Wonderland breaks at Center Parcs. With a range of fun and exciting indoor activities, keep everyone entertained on a winter family holiday with plenty of creative workshops and active sports to take part in.

Private hot tub and sauna on patio area

Romantic winter getaways

Treat your loved one to a romantic winter getaway this February for Valentine’s Day and create memories that will last a lifetime. Winter is the best time to stargaze with clear skies and scenic forest views, so pop the bubbly and slip into your own private outdoor hot tub, a romantic getaway at Center Parcs is the ideal place for you to spend time with your loved one.

Winter and festive breaks at Center Parcs FAQ's

Yes, our Subtropical Swimming Paradise is open daily during the festive period so thrill-seekers can experience Tropical Cyclone. Let your little ones enjoy Venture Bay and Venture Harbour, our wet play areas designed for little ones or take a night time trip down the Wild Water rapids. 

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise will be open daily, but we will close a little early on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

You can celebrate Christmas at one of our restaurants which can be prebooked. Login to check the latest availability.

You can celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of our restaurants which can be prebooked. Login to check the latest availability.

With the exception of Christmas day, activities from Off-Road Explorer to Pottery Painting and the Activity Den will be open throughout the festive period, pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment. 

Guest Services are open throughout the festive period but with a few changes to opening hours: Christmas Eve (8am – 8pm), Christmas Day (9am – 6pm), St. Stephen’s Day (8am – 8pm), New Year’s Eve (8am – 9pm) and New Year’s Day (9am – 9pm). Outside of these hours, if you have any issues, please call Guest Services.

We are uniquely placed in the heart of the forest and governed strictly by the Forestry Commission on fire control; we must therefore ask guests not to bring their own fireworks, sparklers and sky lanterns on to the resort. Any guest found using these will be requested to leave the resort as per our Terms and Conditions. Guests with photosensitive epilepsy are advised that our display contains lighting features that may produce a stroboscopic effect.

Little girl all wrapped up walking in forest

“We’re going on an adventure.... we’re off to find a big one we’re not scared!”

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