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      The latest from Sherwood Forest
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      Brand-new Electric Vehicle Charging Points

      Last updated 12 May 2022

      This summer guests will be able to recharge their batteries and their electric car too! Our EV charging points at Sherwood Forest will be available for guests arriving on a summer break. We have 75 charging points available to pre-book online and a small number of points available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Guests will need to download the VendElectric App to charge their electric vehicle (payment is also made via the app). You will find our EV charging points on the first rows you come to in the guest car park, near Aqua Sana.

      Charging points can only be booked on Mondays for four nights and Fridays for three nights. The points will charge the vehicles overnight, although they can remain safely plugged in throughout the whole duration of your stay – checking the status of the charge on the app.

      Pre-book your electric vehicle charging point for peace of mind and a smooth arrival.

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      If you or your party test positive for COVID-19 prior to your break

      Last updated 14 April 2022

      As always, our priority is to protect our guests and staff as much as possible, and we recommend that all guests due to visit take a COVID-19 test before visiting our villages. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 should follow the government guidance for self-isolation.

      Should you need to reschedule* or cancel your break due to a positive COVID-19 test result, please complete this form and our team will make contact.

      *If the new date is more expensive guests will need to cover the additional costs, however, if the new date is lower in price we will of course refund the difference.

      Two children rinning through the forest paths

      Avian Influenza (bird flu)

      Last updated 13 April 2022

      Sadly, there have been cases of avian influenza (bird flu) recorded recently at Sherwood Forest and in the surrounding local area.

      The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) have said that avian influenza is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to human health is very low.

      Together we can help to protect our wildlife by taking the following steps:

      • Keeping to footpaths
      • Keeping dogs on leads
      • Not feeding wild waterfowl
      • Not picking up or touching dead or sick wild birds
      • Not touching wild bird feathers or surfaces contaminated with wild bird droppings (if you do, please wash your hands thoroughly)
      • Reporting dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese, or ducks) or other dead wild birds to a member of staff


      A scenic view of the lake

      COVID-19 measures

      Last updated 24 February 2022

      Following the most recent announcement regarding the further relaxation of COVID-19 measures, Center Parcs will continue to follow government guidance.

      As always, our priority is to protect our guests and staff as much as possible, and we recommend that all guests due to visit take a lateral flow test before visiting our villages. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 should follow the government guidance for self-isolation.

      Guests due to visit prior to 18 April 22 are covered by our Book with Confidence guarantee and should complete this form if they find that they’re unable to visit due to isolation guidance. Guests may reschedule to a new date* or cancel with a full refund.

      *If the new date is more expensive guests will need to cover the additional costs, however, if the new date is lower in price we will of course refund the difference.

      Impact to usual operations

      Last updated 20 January 2022

      Like many other businesses we are unfortunately impacted by staff shortages and recruitment challenges, which means that you may find some disruption to our normal services. For guests who have an impacted restaurant or activity booking we will contact you directly.

      Please see below a list of current changes, please check back regularly as there are often last-minute changes:


      Vitalé Café Bar

      Closed from 6:30pm

      Foresters' Inn

      Open 10am until 9:30pm


      Please note that we will keep this information as updated as possible but there may still be extremely late during break changes not listed.

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      Just Kids is getting a makeover

      Last updated 24 December 2021

      The retail shop loved by the little ones, Just Kids, is having a refurbishment. From 3pm on 23 January 2022, the store will be closed. Don’t worry, we will have a temporary store open from 24 January 2022, located in the Village Square for you to pick up your gifts.

      The newly refurbished Just Kids store will open on 12 February 2022.

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      Sherwood Forest Lane Pool Closure

      13 September 2021

      Please be aware that from 11 November 2021 the lane pool in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will be closed whilst we undergo an exciting redevelopment project. You can still enjoy our other pools and slides for splashing good fun. Keep an eye out for further updates.

      Outdoor pool at Sherwood Forest Aqua Sana

      Aqua Sana onto a winner

      19 August 2021

      We’re absolutely delighted to share the news that for the fourth year running, Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest has been named ‘Best Day Spa’ at the 2021 Good Spa Awards. 

      Kay Pennington - Group Spa Manager said “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the team, they thoroughly deserve this award. Since we launched our Forest Spa concept in 2017 this is the 4th time Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest has been recognised by the Good Spa Guide.

      We are very fortunate to have a fantastic product in a beautiful location within the forest, however I truly believe that it is down to the individual team members at Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest who are committed and driven to drive excellent service. They are a very passionate and motivated team and have supported each other during the pandemic to come back stronger than ever.

      To win the Best Day Spa (sponsored by Dale Sauna) is the best accolade and a true credit to every member of the team.” 

      After what has been an incredibly tough year for the spa and beauty industry, this award means the world to us. 

      Childrens water play areas in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

      New rides, slides and splashes

      Updated 28 August 2020

      The Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Sherwood Forest has got even bigger and better. Check out our newly refurbished changing rooms during your visit and experience our new ride Tropical Cyclone and water play areas, Venture Harbour and Venture Bay, perfect for your little ones to dip their toes. 

      Find out more

      Outdoor seating at the Pancake House overlooking the lake

      Forest safety

      7 August 2020

      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


      Lake at Sherwood 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.

      Find out more

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      Dog owners' advice

      In recent years, an unexplained dog illness known as 'seasonal canine illness' has been found in an increasing number of forest areas around the UK, particularly in late summer and early autumn. The illness is currently believed to be triggered by a naturally occurring cause and has affected a number of dogs in areas across the country, including those local to some of our villages, including Sherwood Forest. This issue is still under investigation and there is no comprehensive explanation as to why it has occurred. We are therefore pre-warning all guests who plan to bring a dog to Center Parcs.

      Cases of Alabama Rot have also been reported around the country in 2017. This is another unexplained disease affecting dogs. None of our Center Parcs villages have been identified as locations with cases of Alabama Rot, but in the interest of vigilance, we recommend dog owners familiarise themselves with the symptoms.

      If you are bringing a dog to one of our villages and are concerned, please call our Contact Centre team on 03448 266 266.

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