Winter Forest Lights holidays and breaks in January and February
Ready to shake off the winter blues? If you join us between
Monday 8 January and Sunday 25 February 2024 you'll get to experience a spectacular Winter Forest Lights break at Center Parcs.
Get ready to discover brand-new innovation and immersive experiences, all lighting up the forest in the dark winter months.
On a Winter Forest Lights break, you can:
Gaze up at shimmering light displays
Enjoy heaps of family fun together in The Wishlight Village and meet playful faries
Gaze up at spectacular illuminations in the
Enchanted Light Garden Enjoy delicious winter warmers at the
Forest Fayre and Tipi Discover
winter activities for the whole family, bookable at an extra cost
Winter Forest Lights availability
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Watch our video and explore our spectacular Winter Forest Lights break
The Wishlight Village
Your Winter Forest Lights break features plenty of activities and experiences that you can enjoy at no extra cost, including:
Unlimited entry to The Wishlight Village and the Enchanted Light Garden
Animated Storytime - Get cosy on the couch and watch our exclusive animated stories following the tale of The Lost Wishlights on your lodge TV, every evening from 6pm
Three brand-new dazzling light themed experiences; Celebration of Light, Wildlight Encounter and Light up the Forest
Winter Storytime in the Tipi with a friendly storyteller bringing the characters from our storybook to life (places must be booked in advance)
Discover our exciting new experiences
Explore the new experiences on offer for your Winter Forest Lights break
An innovative, immersive experience using 3D holographic technology. See our wildlife come to life with light!
Celebration of Light
Watch dazzling illuminated performers light up the forest in the Wishlight Village, every Tuesday and Saturday from 5pm until 6pm.
Light up the Forest
An interactive experience where you can cycle or spin to light up the forest. Who in your family can make the forest light up first?
See how the forest is brought to life with twinkly light displays and enchanting decorations
Winter Forest Lights activities
Here are a selection of some of our most popular winter activities! There's something perfect for all ages to enjoy.
Frosty Cupcake Decorating for Little Ones
Little ones will learn special cake decorating techniques and create four delicious, winter-themed cupcakes. The best part? You get to eat them all afterwards! Ages 3 to 9 years.
Frosty Cupcake Decorating
Learn impressive techniques to decorate and embellish six beautiful winter-themed cupcakes to take home with you. They'll almost look too good to eat! Minimum age 8 years.
Winter Cookie Decorating
Let your little ones get creative in this fun session led by our fairies. They'll decorate some delicious cookies and finish the session with an enchanting winter story. Ages 3 to 9 years.
Enchanted Willow Weaving
Learn how to weave delicate willow fronds into a beautifully illuminated willow ornament decked out with fairy lights to brighten up your home during the winter months. Minimum age 8 years.
Discover a new immersive indoor family activity. Solve clues, puzzles and riddles as you learn about the wildlife that call our winter forest home, in your quest to reach the secret forest cabin.
Frosty Forest Discovery Trail
Weave your way through the winter woodland, following the map to find the clues and solve the puzzles. Learn all about the fascinating forest in this outdoor family experience. Suitable for the whole family.
Get stuck in with lots of squidging, sticking and splashing fun in this owl-themed activity. Our Activity Den is packed with creative play stations where you can get messy together. Ages 18 months to 5 years.
Enchanted Light Garden
This winter we’re lighting up the forest with a free Enchanted Light Garden. Wrap up warm and sip hot chocolate from Forest Fayre as you wander through thousands of twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour. Dance along to the enchanting musical soundscape and feel the magic in the forest together this winter.
Suitable for all ages and wheelchair/ buggy accessible.
Open 5pm – 9pm every evening.
Warm up with tasty treats and indulgent hot drinks at Forest Fayre. From luxury hot chocolate and mulled wine to bratwurst and sweet treats, get nice and cosy in the Tipi or pick up something to enjoy on-the-go as you explore The Wishlight Village.
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The Winter Quest is an immersive, exploratory experience for the whole family. Solve clues, puzzles and riddles as you guide your way through the Lodge of Light to discover the secret forest cabin at the end, learning all about wildlife that call the winter forest home.
This activity is in the Lodge of Light, within The Wishlight Village and is additional to the cost of your break.
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The Lost Wishlights storybook
Deep in the forest, light-catcher Luminessa and Beacon the owl collect magical wishlights and hang them along the woodland paths, bringing hopeful light tothe dark winter months. But one day, the wishlights mysteriously disappear. Where could they have gone? Two little badgers named Twiglet and Starr wouldn't happen to know anything about it... would they?
Tune in to watch the animated version of our Winter Forest Lights storybook on your lodge TV every evening between 6pm - 8:30pm.
Meet the stars of The Lost Wishlights story…
Luminessa is a fairy-light catcher and the main character in the story. She is quiet, gentle and kind-hearted, and she loves light of all kinds – especially wishlights!
Beacon the Owl
Beacon the Owl is the wisest of all the animals, and he’s old as the forest itself. He helps Luminessa, Glowbud and Gleam to hang the wishlights in the trees. See if you can find him in The Wishlight Village.
Glowbud and Gleam
Glowbud and Gleam are Luminessa’s fairy friends. They make special fairy string to help Luminessa and Beacon hang up the wishlights, and they love to see the forest light up with beautiful lanterns.
Twiglet and Starr
Twiglet and Starr are the main characters in our newest story,
The Lost Wishlights. Twiglet is the sweetest animal in the forest and adored by all the woodland creatures - especially the glow-worms! Starr is Twiglet's older brother, he is very protective and looks after her by bringing her juicy berries to eat and making sure their underground sett is always cosy.
Learn more about our Winter Forest Lights experience
Discover Winter Forest Lights
On top of our hugely popular Winter Wonderland experience, we have launched Winter Forest Lights. Prepare to be enchanted and find out how to join us for wintery magic in the forest.
The Winter Forest Lights story
Watch our brand-new animated story of
The Winter Forest Lights and find out how you can discover wishes and light on a January and February break.
How we transform our villages for Winter Forest Lights
It’s not just the pixies working hard to capture all the wishes – there’s been plenty of magic going on behind the scenes too as we prepare for our Winter Forest Lights experience.
A breath-taking winter woodland experience
Get ready to discover our brand-new winter experience, Winter Forest Lights. New to 2022 the forest will be transformed into a magical world of wishes and light.
Discover winter at Center Parcs
Find out the differences between our winter breaks and see what you and your loved ones can experience on each one.
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