Elveden Forest news
Elveden Forest important updates and latest news.
All villages to open from 13th July - 13th July 2020 | 09:20
After an almost four-month closure due to the global coronavirus pandemic, we can now confirm that all villages will be opening on 13th July.
A11 and A47 closures in February and March - updated 26th February 2020
Please note that Highways England will be carrying out a programme of work on the A11 and A47 in February and March. The following road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am:
- A47 between Hardwick roundabout and the A47/A1122 roundabout from Monday 24th February to Friday 28th February
- A11 southbound between Wymondham and Spooner Row from Thursday 27th February to Friday 28th February
- A47 Bascule bridge from Monday 2nd March to Wednesday 4th March
- A11 southbound between Wymondham and Spooner Row from Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th March
- A47 between Hardwick roundabout and the A47/A1122 roundabout from Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th March
- A11 southbound between Wymondham and Spooner Row from Monday 9th March to Thursday 12th March
- A47 between Hardwick roundabout and the A47/A1122 roundabout from Monday 9th March to Friday 13th March
Diversions will be in place and are expected to add between 5 and 15 minutes to your journey for the A11 works and 15 minutes for the A47 works. Please take this into consideration when planning your journey.
Temporary closure of Lakeside Starbucks - 7th February 2020
Starbucks located next to Pottery Painting Studio is having an exciting makeover. In order to complete the work, Starbucks will be closing for refurbishment on Monday 24th February 2020 and reopening to guests on Friday 20th March 2020. You can head over to the newly refurbished Starbucks in the Sports Plaza or Subtropical Swimming Paradise for lovely coffee or and a mouth-watering treat.
Sports Café maintenance - 3rd February 2020
Essential maintenance will be taking place at the Sports Café on Tuesday 4th February 2020 to Thursday 6th February 2020 where during this time we are unable to serve food. However, the bar and sports showings will continue as usual. During the maintenance, Huck’s American Bar and Grill will be open from 12pm for lunch and dinner and for breakfast dine at Café Rouge, The Pancake House, Starbucks by the lake, Dexter’s or Foresters’ Inn.
DVD players - 9th January 2019
As part of our accommodation upgrade, we are enabling you to connect your own device to the TV via Bluetooth, HDMI or USB. Connection points are located adjacent to the TV and directions for use can be found in the Guest Directory which is available in every lodge.
As technology advances, the requirement for DVD players is declining and we have therefore removed these from some of our upgraded lodges. This, in turn, provides a shelf for you to position your own device affording more protection.
However, if you would like a DVD player please contact Guest services on 01842 894452 to arrange provision.
Temporary closure of Starbucks in the Sports Plaza - 29th October 2019
Starbucks located in Sports Plaza is having an exciting makeover. In order to complete the work, Starbucks will be closing for refurbishment on Monday 13th January 2020 and reopening to guests on Monday 10th February 2020. You can head over to our lakeside Starbucks next to Pottery Painting Studio or the newly refurbished Starbucks in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise for lovely coffee and a mouth-watering treat.
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.
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.
Minimising traffic on the village
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.