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Short breaks in the forest

Watch our informative videos which will show you what to expect on a short break at Center Parcs including further details on:

  • Arriving and departing the village
  • Your accommodation
  • New food delivery services, restaurants and retail
  • Get peace of mind when booking your short break with our Book with Confidence guarantee
Learn all things Center Parcs

Learn all things Center Parcs

  • Watch our handy videos which will show you everything you need to know
  • Where to eat and shop
  • Information about your accommodation
  • Your arrival and departure 

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What's included

All our lodge accommodation and apartments contain all the essentials you need for a short break

  • A beautiful lake, sandy beach and 400 acres of forest to explore without it feeling crowded
  • Free Friendly wifi
  • During our Winter Wonderland, festive, and Winter Forest Lights breaks enjoy our Enchanted Light Trail experience
  • Outdoor adventure playgrounds around our villages

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Our accommodation

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Boy going down the Wild Water Rapids at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

We are delighted to confirm that our Subtropical Swimming Paradise is now open

Experience our incredible water park during your short family break, with rides and slides for everyone to enjoy.

  • Open all year round, including Christmas day
  • Heated to 29.5C all year round
  • Pre-bookable timed entry slots
  • Splashing good fun for all the family

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Break durations

Escape to the forest on a short family holiday and discover everything that Center Parcs has to offer. Find a break duration that suits you and book the perfect staycation for your family.

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Things to do

Make the most of a short break in the forest and discover all the things you can do at Center Parcs.

  • A wide range of indoor, outdoor and watersports activities
  • Activities for all ages including the little ones, adrenaline-fuelled adventures, to calming and creative activities
  • For some serious me-time, visit our Aqua Sana Spa
  • All activities are pre-bookable only via the Center Parcs website, so book in advance to fill your itinerary

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Where to eat

  • Each village offers a variety of restaurants and cafés for you to enjoy on your short family break, including high street favourites such as Bella Italia, or our own restaurants including Cara's Kitchen and Bar
  • If you want a cosy night in, have delicious food from your favourite Center Parcs restaurant, delivered direct to your lodge door. Simply order and pay online
  • Free baby food in selected restaurants
  • Once you have booked your break you can start booking restaurants

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Girl playing in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

What to pack

Plan ahead and don’t forget anything for your forest holiday. We have provided a guide on what to pack for your short break which includes:

  • Types of clothing
  • General hints and tips
  • Packing for your little ones
  • What you need for the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

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What to do on arrival

Arrivals and departures

  • You can arrive on village from 12 noon on your day of arrival 
  • Check into your accommodation from 4pm 
  • You must vacate your lodge by 10am on your departure day and guests are now welcome to stay on village until midnight
  • Sign in to your Center Parcs account to check-in online - add your guest details and register your vehicle details before you arrive

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