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      A scenic image of the Lakeside Inn overlooking the lake
      A haven for nature-lovers
      Our award-winning village in the beautiful Lake District

      Whinfell Forest holiday breaks


      Discover picturesque landscapes at Whinfell Forest, a wildlife sanctuary nestled on the edge of the Lake District. Experience a range of activities, restaurants and traditional accommodation, all set around a beautiful lake.

      • Look out for endangered red squirrels and the uncommon orchid
      • Wander amongst tall pines and trickling streams
      • Try Go Karts and our Golf Driving Range, unique to Whinfell Forest
      • Explore our largest Subtropical Swimming Paradise
      • Enjoy a traditional family pub meal at Lakeside Inn overlooking the lake
      • Stay in traditional, Scandinavian-style lodges, tucked away amongst the trees

      All our villages are cashless and can no longer accept cash payments, including for the purchase of gift cards.


      • A family on a pool inflatable riding down the Tropical Cyclone.
      • A family on a pool inflatable splashing at the bottom of the Tropical Cyclone.
      • A little girl on a pool inflatable on the Tropical Cyclone.
      • A family on a pool inflatable about to ride the Tropical Cyclone.

      Whinfell's new Tropical Cyclone is now open!

      Will you be brave enough to tackle the Tropical Cyclone, the newest, state-of-the-art water slide in Whinfell Forests Subtropical Swimming Paradise?

      • Four-person raft ride, to share with your thrill-seeker family
      • 100 metres of twists, turns and gravity defying drops
      • Choose your own theme, such as Thunderstorm or Rainforest
      • You’ll need to be over 1.22 metres tall (and brave) to ride
      • Screams are optional…

      How to get to Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest

      If you’re using a sat nav to get to Whinfell Forest, the address you need is: Center Parcs Whinfell Forest, Penrith, CA10 2DW.

      For more detailed directions, click below to plan your route on Google Maps.

      If you aren’t arriving by car, let us help make your arrival as smooth as possible.  Just give us a call on 01768 893 009.

      Get directions

      Take a closer look at Whinfell Forest

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      Activities at Whinfell Forest

      Discover a range of activities for all ages at Whinfell Forest.


      Caving Adventure

      Caving Adventure

      Twist, turn, climb and slide through passageways with our qualified instructors. Experience a Caving Adventure in a safe environment.

      Red Squirrel Family Adventure

      Red Squirrel Family Adventure

      The Red Squirrel Family Adventure session available at Whinfell Forest involves themed activities and a trail. Pre-book the adventure session.

      Archery Adventure

      Archery Adventure

      All about accuracy, Archery Adventure will bring out your competitive side as you complete archery-themed challenges. Minimum age 6 years.

      Golf Driving Range

      Golf Driving Range

      Brush up on your golfing techniques on the Golf Driving Range. Book a session at the golf range.

      A boy splashing in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

      What's included

      All of our Center Parcs villages have the same key features that make for a perfect short break:

      • Up to 400 acres of beautiful forest to explore
      • Free entry to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise water park, with rides, slides and splash pools
      • A watersports lake and beach
      • Up to 200 activities for all ages and fitness levels
      • Adventure playgrounds and picturesque picnic areas

      More about what's included

      Aerial Adventure over Whinfell lake

      A new Aerial Adventure 

      Experience a new treetop adventure as Aerial Adventure has new elements to conquer and 255-metre dual zip wire over the lake! It’s new to Whinfell Forest so be sure to try it on your next break. 

      Find out more

      News and updates about Whinfell Forest 

      Get ready for your break

      Once you’ve booked your break at Center Parcs you can start to pre-book activities, make restaurant reservations and order essentials to your lodge online 12 weeks before your arrival date, allowing you to really make the most of your short break in the forest and ensure that you don't miss out.