Forest

A11, A14 and A47 closures in November - updated 6th November 2019

Please note that Highways England will be carrying out a programme of road improvement work in November. They will be working to maintain the road network and provide an improved journey.

The following road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am:

  • A47 Bascule bridge from Monday 28th October to Friday 8th November
  • A47 between Gorleston Road roundabout and Beaufort Way/Links Road roundabout from Monday 4th November to Friday 8th November
  • A11 southbound between Mildenhall and Red Lodge on Thursday 7th November and Friday 8th November
  • A47 Bascule bridge from Sunday 10th November to Sunday 24th November
  • A47 between Gorleston Road roundabout and Beaufort Way/Links Road roundabout from Monday 11th November to Friday 15th November
  • A11 southbound between Mildenhall and Red Lodge from Monday 11th November to Wednesday 13th November
  • A11 southbound and northbound between Mildenhall and Red Lodge on Thursday 14th November and Friday 15th November
  • A14 Orwell Bridge from Monday 18th November to Friday 22nd November
  • A47 between Gorleston Road roundabout and Beaufort Way/Links Road roundabout from Monday 18th November to Friday 22nd November
  • A14 Orwell Bridge on Monday 25th November
  • A47 between Gorleston Road roundabout and Beaufort Way/Links Road roundabout from Monday 25th November to Friday 29th November

The A47 diversions are expected to add around 15 to 45 minutes to the usual journey time. The A11 diversions are expected to add around 25 to 30 minutes to the usual journey time. The A14 diversions are expected to add around 20 minutes to the usual journey time. Please take this into consideration when planning your journey.

Starbucks

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 Friday 7th 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.

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Fireworks

Winter Wonderland firework displays - updated October 2019

Our fireworks display happens every Sunday and Wednesday evening at 6pm from 10th November to 22nd December during Winter Wonderland. This event is very popular so for the ideal viewing spot by the Watersports Lake, please arrive a little earlier than the 6pm start time.

Further displays will be held at 6pm on Boxing Day and Sunday 29th December, again for the ideal viewing spot, please arrive a little earlier than the 6pm start time.

Our final display will be to welcome in the New Year at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

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.

 

Longleat Forest lake

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.

Fireworks

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.

 

Elveden Forest

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.

Safety information

Minimise traffic

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.

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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.

ParcMarket

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.

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Rajinda design

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.

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Interactive squash

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.

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Wizard Academy at Center Parcs

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.

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Fireworks

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. 

 

Waterfront Apartments

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. 

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Waterside lodges

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.

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*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.