Elveden Forest news
Elveden Forest important updates and latest news.
Temporary closure of Starbucks in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise - 11th September 2019
Starbucks located in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is having an exciting makeover. In order to complete the work, Starbucks will be closing for refurbishment on Monday 16th September 2019 and reopening to guests on Saturday 28th September 2019. Head over to Starbucks in the Sports Plaza or by the lake to get your caffeine fix and delicious cakes and sandwiches.
Wild Water Rapids and outdoor pool maintenance - updated 2nd September 2019
Our Wild Water Rapids and outdoor pool will be undergoing essential maintenance from Monday 9th September 2019 to Friday 13th September 2019. The rest of the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will still be open for your enjoyment during those periods. Including our thrilling ride Tropical Cyclone and Venture Cove featuring our two water play areas, Venture Bay for your little ones and Venture Harbour perfect for the whole family.
Lake closures on our villages - 2nd September 2019
As we operate a number of submersible activities on the lakes at our villages, we test our lake water for quality on a regular basis. Due to natural organisms, we occasionally receive a reading that means we have to close our lake whilst we treat the issue and gain a normal reading again. Should this happen we will ensure that guest disruption is kept to a minmum and that we bring activities back online as soon as we possibly can.
A11 and A47 closures in September - updated 30th August 2019
Please note that Highways England will be carrying out a programme of road improvement work in September. They will be working on weekdays between 8pm and 6am to maintain the road network and provide a better road surface, safety improvements and an improved journey.
The following road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am:
- A11 northbound between Tuttles Lane East and Thickthorn from Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September
- A11 northbound between Tuttles Lane East and Thickthorn on Monday 9 September
- A47 between North Tuddenham and Honingham from Wednesday 11 September to Friday 13 September
- A47 between North Tuddenham and Honingham on Monday 16 September
The diversions for the A11 are expected to add around 5 minutes to the usual journey time. Diversions for the A47 are expected to add around 20 to 40 minutes to the usual journey time. Please take this into consideration when planning your journey.
Guy Fawkes Fireworks Display - 22nd August 2019
Our fireworks displays are on Sunday 3rd November and Wednesday 6th November at 6pm by the Watersports Lake. This event is very popular so for the ideal viewing spot, please arrive a little earlier than the 6pm start time.
The fireworks display may be postponed or cancelled in the event of adverse weather conditions.
For your safety
We are uniquely placed in the heart of the forest and governed strictly by the Forestry Commission on fire control; we must therefore ask guests not to bring their own fireworks, sparklers and sky lanterns on to the village. Any guest found using these will be requested to leave the village as per our Terms and Conditions. Guests with photosensitive epilepsy are advised that our fireworks display contains fireworks and lighting features that may produce a stroboscopic effect.
Forest safety - 21st August 2019
During extreme dry weather spells we take advice from the Met Office, please see below some basic fire safety points:
- Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking locations on village and on the patio/ balcony of accommodation
- The use of wood from the forest is strictly prohibited for use on the fire in accommodation (please only use logs purchased from ParcMarket)
- The making of fires of any sort is strictly prohibited
- Should you discover a fire no matter how small, please contact the village emergency number or call 999
- Due to our forest environment we may need to withdraw the use of BBQ’s in extreme hot weather
We do have regular fire checks in place but please be vigilant and help us to maintain a safe environment in the forest.
In-lodge toiletries - 16th August 2019
Following feedback, guests have said they prefer for toiletries not to be provided in their lodge to help reduce use of single use plastic and the impact this has on the environment. When on village, if you wish to have a pack of toiletries delivered please call Guest Services on 01842 894452.
AquaParc is now open at Elveden Forest - updated August 2019
Bounce across bubbles, balance across beams or zoom down the dual slide into the water with all-new AquaParc at Elveden Forest. With a variety of obstacles there's a challenge to suit all your friends and family. So whether you jump, splash or climb your way to the end, this is a session full of fun.
30 years of Elveden Forest - updated 19th July 2019
In honour of this special occasion, on Friday 2 August 2019 we are hosting a barbeque and drinks on The Venue Lawn from 7pm in support of our charity partners Together For Short Lives and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Dance along to The Joe Ringer band between 8pm to 9.30pm, then head to the lake to watch the magnificent fireworks display at 10pm. In the event of bad weather, this will take place inside The Venue.
A new look for ParcMarket - updated 6th June 2019
The ParcMarket located in the Village Square has had an exciting makeover and has now re-opened for you to shop all your favourite brands and daily essentials.
A new look for Rajinda Pradesh - updated 6th June 2019
Rajinda Pradesh serves up a range of authentic dishes inspired by the Far East. We've given the restaurant at Elveden Forest a makeover to match the food, bringing the interiors up to date with exotic colours, luxurious textiles and geometric tiles.
Interactive Squash at the Sports Plaza - 23rd May 2019
Try your hand at something a little different with our new interactive squash activities. Use your mobile phone to track your game in Interactive Squash, or get competitive with the whole family and see who has the most accurate throw in Family Ball Wall.
Elveden Forest pool closure - May 2019
To improve your spa experience we will be closing the outdoor pool at Elveden Forest from 13th to 14th May inclusive.
We appreciate that there is never an ideal time to carry out such work and want to assure you that our remaining spa experiences will still be open and that all treatments will be available.
New fun-filled activities for little ones - 28th January 2019
Discover three new activities for your little ones to enjoy. Make memories that will last forever as you forage through the forest to create your very own Family Nature Journal, or help our rangers discover woodland animals and their habitats in Nature Detectives, both at the Ranger’s Lodge. Your little ones can also have an adventure of their very own in Wizard Academy, where they can learn spells, play games and make marvellous wizard crafts in this this 3-hour unaccompanied session at the Activity Den.
Elveden Forest’s lake is open this winter - 14th December 2018
Wrap up warm and head out onto our picturesque lake this winter. Enjoy a tranquil journey across the water in one of our Electric Boats, or get a little more adventurous in a Pedalo or Katakanu. Your little ones can also have their own adventure, with you by their side, and explore the lake to solve a puzzle in Captain’s Adventures.
Mini Trek is here - 25th October 2018
Your little ones will embark on an adventure of their very own with Mini Trek at Elveden Forest. You’ll guide your little ones as they balance, swing, leap and navigate their way around our 1-metre high course, collecting puzzle pieces as they go. With an exhilarating mini zip wire finale, it’s perfect for building confidence close to the ground.
Segway Experience elements - 6th August 2018
Segway Experience is the fun, unusual and a great way to get around the village. To start you off we will give you some expert guidance on our special Segway track, then move onto exploring around the village and finally you can put your new-found skills to action with the NEW off-road elements, hold on as you ride over the rumble strips and test your balance on the seesaw.
Pre-book a Huck’s Family Dining Experience - Updated 20th March 2018
Huck’s American Bar and Grill offer a pre-bookable Huck’s Family Dining Experience menu, available from the 27th April.
Start off with a sharing platter including BBQ wings, nachos and dips, and jalapeno and sweetcorn fritters before moving onto a selection of Huck’s favourite main meals. For the little ones the children’s buffet is open and can be polished off with a bottomless soft drink and for adults a pint of Coors Light, a small glass of house wine or soft drink.
New Waterfront Apartments at Elveden Forest - 8th January 2018
The new Waterfront Apartments at Elveden Forest are now available to book for breaks from April 2018. Just a stone’s throw away from the lake, these one-bedroom apartments have modern furnishings, en-suites and daily housekeeping service making it the perfect way for couples or friends to discover Elveden Forest.
Football Pool now at Elveden Forest - Updated 6th November 2017
Challenge your family and friends at Elveden Forest to a game of Football Pool. Step onto the giant 12ft pitch and swap the cue for your feet and aim to score the footballs into the pockets. Whether you’re spots or stripes, the competition is on. Head over to the Sports Plaza to kick off your game.
Minimising traffic on the village - Updated 28th March 2017
We know that our focus on providing a safe environment with minimal traffic is something you really value. That’s why we need your help to reduce the traffic on our villages to protect what you love about Center Parcs: a place where little ones can run free and explore, and parents can feel at ease.
Waterside Lodges available to book at Elveden Forest - 20th September 2017
Three first-of-their-kind Waterside Lodges are being built at Elveden Forest. Positioned on the bank of the picturesque lake, each has three en-suite bedrooms, beautiful open-plan living and a private waterfront deck with hot tub. Now available to book.
STA Swim Pups - Updated 7th August 2017
Unique to Center Parcs, STA Swim Pups is a new water activity designed for little ones aged 3 months to 4 years. The activity involves a structured swimming programme for mini swimmers to gain essential swimming and movement skills in a fun and exciting environment, through a series of enjoyable and stimulating games. Your little ones can cycle around the pool on a float, canoe on a pool raft and take part in an aquatic nature trail. As recognition of their achievement, they will be awarded with an STA certificate to take home.
Available at Whinfell Forest and Sherwood Forest. Coming soon to Elveden Forest, Woburn Forest and Longleat Forest.
Mermaids and Sharks at Center Parcs - 28th July 2017
Water lovers can become a magical mermaid or stealthy shark in our new swimming activity that’s out of this world! Wearing a special swimming tail 6-12 year olds learn how to kick, twist and glide their way around the shallows of our Subtropical Swimming Paradise, diving for treasure on the 'ocean floor'.
An even bigger Indoor Climbing Adventure - 19th July 2017
Our popular vertical adventure has even more themed, and challenging walls for you to scale on your next trip. With 6 new elements and up to 20 challenges to try, there is something for all ages and abilities.
Pottery Painting Studio is now open - 16th May 2017
Our new look Pottery Painting Studio is now open at Elveden Forest. With views over the Watersports Lake, an outside terrace and a light open space inside, there’s lots of inspiration for creativity. Not forgetting the convenience of having Starbucks as a neighbour for delicious hot and cold drinks whilst you paint.
We’re serving up a new menu at Sports Café - 27th January 2017
It’s the hub of the Village and is open every day 9:00am-11:00pm, serving food until 10pm to satisfy your appetite for delicious dishes and live sports.
Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to create an exciting new menu. From brilliant breakfasts to mouth-watering mains, as well as a range of delicious drinks including craft beers and artisanal teas, we’re sure there’s something you’ll love. We’ve also introduced gluten-free, lactose-free, dairy-free, and vegan and vegetarian menus so the whole family can enjoy the Sports Café experience.
Available from Friday 27th January at all our Villages, head over to Sports Café and try out our exciting new menu.
The Drop launches at Elveden Forest - 18th November 2016
The newest addition to the heart-racing group of activities at Action Challenge has launched at Elveden Forest. The tower, known as The Drop, hosts four exhilarating elements that will challenge even the most daring of people.
The Drop will have you climbing to the top of the tower and taking on the Double Drop Zip Wire, Air Bag Jump, Leap of Faith and Quick Jump at heights of up to 10m.
The question is, will you conquer The Drop?
Captains' Adventure is here - 19th July 2017
Our newest aquatic adventure for little ones and junior explorers has arrived at Sherwood Forest. This fun 40-minute activity is for a parent and child – or mini captain and first mate! You’ll learn the ways of the sea, from saluting to steering, before heading out onto the lake in one of our tiny trawlers to find all the buoys and complete the challenge.
Brand new Breckland Apartments now available to book - updated 12th December 2016
The new Breckland Apartments are now available to book at Elveden Forest. With stylish furnishings and finishes, modern appliances and the luxury of daily maid service, the Breckland Apartments are the perfect way for couples to discover Elveden Forest.
*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.