What to pack for your Center Parcs break

Make sure you plan ahead and don’t forget anything for your break in the forest. Here are some ideas for what you can pack...

Mini Captains Adventure boat on the lake

General hints and tips

  • Don’t forget your everyday toiletries
  • If you have some downtime or if the weather takes a turn, bring some board games to play in your cosy lodge
  • If you have your own cycles bring them to the forest to explore on two wheels. Don’t worry if not, visit the Cycle Centre to find something suitable for you and your little ones
  • Forgot your bike lock? You can hire them at the Cycle Centre 
  • Take your camera to capture the special moments during your break
  • Don’t forget to bring milk if you want tea or coffee on arrival at your lodge
  • If you forget anything, we will stock it in one of our stores on village. Visit the ParcMarket to pick up any groceries, Spirit, Sportique and Aquatique for any extra clothes or swimming essentials, and Just Kids for board games, toys and puzzles for your little ones
  • We provide you with three dishwasher tablets and a sachet of washing up liquid. For any extras needed bring them along, buy them at the ParcMarket or stock up from daily housekeeping (not available with Woodland Lodges)

Bring the correct clothing

  • Comfortable shoes and clothing for exploring the forest
  • You can’t predict the British weather so make sure to come prepared for sunny days with sunglasses, plenty of t-shirts, shorts and of course plenty of sun cream
  • For greyer days, don't forget your raincoats, wellies and some warm cosy clothes
  • If you forget anything, we will stock it in one of our stores on village. Visit Spirit, Sportique and Aquatique for any extra clothes
  • There are no laundry facilities available when in the forest

What you need for the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

  • Swimming essentials to splash and slide in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Pool towels (available to hire at extra cost)
  • Goggles
  • Swimming costumes
  • Flip flops
  • Floats for your little ones 

If you forget anything, don’t worry head to Aquatique to find everything you will need.

Packing for the little ones

Packing can sometimes be a nightmare when you have little ones to make sure you remember everything from home. Here is a list of what you might need during your break:

  • Pushchair, bottles, toys and other essentials
  • Swim nappies for the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Linen for the cot
  • Baby food - free baby food is available in our restaurants for when you are dining out

Some things you don’t need during your stay are:

  • Stepping stool - we provide a stool in all of our bathrooms so your little ones can reach the sink and mirror
  • High chair

Get ready for your break

Before you arrive at Center Parcs you can pre-book activities, make restaurant reservations and order online essentials including groceries to your Lodge, allowing you to really make the most of your short break.