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      Welcome to Winter Forest Lights

      Shake off the winter blues and enjoy an unforgettable experience at Center Parcs from Monday 8 January until Sunday 25 February 2024. Explore The Wishlight Village, gaze up at dazzling light displays in the Enchanted Light Garden and discover immersive and innovative experiences for all ages. Make friends with our playful fairies, enjoy exciting activities and try delicious winter warmers at Forest Fayre.

      Ready to make the most of your Winter Forest Lights break? Here’s everything you need to know before you go.

       

       

      Winter Forest Lights Activities

      Discover exciting, creative or relaxing winter-themed activities and make special memories together. From the Frosty Forest Discovery Trail to Frosty Cupcake Decorating, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

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      Children taking part in Winter Quest

      Recommended - Winter Quest

      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.

      Book now

      Activities for little ones

      Beacon's Owl Crafts

      Beacon's Owl Crafts

      Discover a fun and creative owl-themed session! You and your little ones will create three owl-inspired masterpieces and hear the enchanting story behind the Winter Forest Lights. Ages 3 to 9 years.

      Winter Cookie Decorating

      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.

      Messy Owls

      Messy Owls

      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.

      Glow in the Dark Face Painting

      Glow in the Dark Face Painting

      Join us in the Tipi and get your face painted by one of our fairy friends, using special UV paints for a spectacular glow in the dark look - perfect for The Wishlight Village. Minimum age 2 years.

      Activities for older ones

      Aqua Jet and Glow

      Aqua Jet and Glow

      Twist and turn like a fish through our magically glowing pool on the miniature Seadoos submersibles. You’ll learn plenty of new skills as you navigate the water in this low-light activity. Minimum age 8 years.

      Enchanted Willow Weaving

      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.

      Glow Dance Fitness

      Glow Dance Fitness

      Get your glow sticks ready and join in this high intensity fitness class! Take part in three rounds of exercises, designed to give you a full body workout. Minimum age 14 years.

      Frosty Cupcake Decorating

      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.

      Activities for the whole family

      Frosty Forest Discovery Trail

      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.

      Glow Table Tennis

      Glow Table Tennis

      Whether you’re a pro or a keen amateur, dashing around the table with ping pong paddles is always a lot of fun, but have you ever played the game in the dark?

      Twilight Nature Walk

      Twilight Nature Walk

      Join us on a twilight nature walk and discover which creatures are out in the forest after dusk. Binoculars at the ready - and keep an eye out for those woodland creatures! Minimum age 5 years.

      Moonlit Adventure Golf - 9 hole

      Moonlit Adventure Golf - 9 hole

      Put your putting skills to the test on our Adventure Golf course under the stars! Tackle the challenges, take the tricky tests and see who gets the golfing glory out of your friends and family on our floodlit 9 hole course. Suitable for all ages.

       

      What's included in your break

       

      You’ll be given an arrival guide when you arrive at Center Parcs. Keep it handy – this contains details about all the experiences you can enjoy at no extra cost during your break, such as:

       

      NEW Celebration of Light

      Watch in awe as illuminated performers light up the forest in our new Celebration of Light.

      When: Tuesday and Saturday from 6pm until 7pm

      Where: The Wishlight Village

       

      NEW Wildlight Encounter

      See wildlife in a whole new light! LED fans and 3D holographic technology bring wildlife to life with light in this new, innovative experience for all ages.

       

      NEW Light up the Forest

      Cycle at the speed of light or spin the wheel to make the lights glow around you in these new interactive experiences.

       

      Enchanted Light Garden

      Wrap up warm as you wander through thousands of twinkling lights and bright bursts of colour.

      When: Open 6pm - 9pm every evening

      Where: The Wishlight Village

       

      Winter Storytime in the Tipi

      Watch our friendly storyteller bring the characters from our storybooks to life in this free storytime session. Don’t miss out – places must be booked in advance!

      When: 2.30pm, 3.15pm and 4pm on Wednesday and Sunday

      Where: Tipi in The Wishlight Village

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      Shops and food

      You can enjoy plenty of winter treats to help make your break extra special, available at an additional cost. If you’re feeling peckish, wrap up warm and head to Forest Fayre for savoury snacks and sweet treats. You can also purchase and take home our brand-new storybook, The Lost Wishlights. Little ones will love our cuddly characters, Beacon the Owl and Twiglet!

        

        

      Child taking part in wishlight quest

      Forest Fayre

      Forest Fayre is your one-stop-shop for tasty treats, which you can enjoy in the cosy Tipi or as you’re exploring the Wishlight Village. Warm up with a luxury hot chocolate, enjoy savoury dishes such as bratwurst and our brand-new snack pots. There’s no need to book, just turn up.