Woburn Forest news
Woburn Forest important updates and latest news.
Cycle Path development - 2nd December 2019
A brand new ‘off-road’ cycle path is being constructed, and when completed it will link Center Parcs Woburn Forest to Flitwick Train Station. The first phase of the work will commence 28 November 2019, temporarily closing a section of the Fordfield Road. The section of closed road will run from the Steppingley roundabout up to a bridleway that links through to Center Parcs boundary. Entry to Center Parcs will not be effected when approaching from the north via the Millbrook roundabout. However, anyone wanting access from the south via the Steppingley roundabout will have to follow the green diversion route.
Tropical Cyclone maintenance - 29th October 2019
Our Tropical Cyclone ride will be undergoing some essential maintenance on Monday 4th November 2019 and will reopen to guests on Tuesday 5th November 2019. The rest of the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will remain open for your enjoyment, including the thrilling Wild Water Rapids, our family play areas, Venture Harbour and Venture Bay for your little ones and the Typhoon.
Winter Wonderland pyrotechnic displays - 18th September 2019
Our Pyrotechnics display happens every Sunday and Wednesday evening at 6.30pm from 10th November to 22nd December during Winter Wonderland. This event is very popular so for the ideal viewing spot by the Waterfront, please arrive by 6.15pm.
Further displays will be held at 6.30pm on Boxing Day and Sunday 29th December, again for the ideal viewing spot, please arrive by 6.15pm.
Our final display will be to welcome in the New Year at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
The 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 pyrotechnics display contains lighting and features that may produce a stroboscopic effect.
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.
A unique escape room experience is coming to Woburn Forest - 8th August 2019
Assemble your team and embark on a new adventure with Escape the Forest, arriving at Woburn Forest this October. With two different experiences to choose from, you’ll solve riddles and find keys in an attempt to locate hidden treasure and escape in time.
Our first 6 bedroom Woodland Lodges at Woburn Forest - updated 25th June 2019
Woburn Forest is welcoming two 6-bedroom Woodland Lodges that sleep up to 12. They have all the features you love in our popular Woodland Lodges, but with six spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms. There will also be a 6 bedroom Adapted Woodland Lodge available, including an electric bed and bathroom with walk-in/wheel-in showers. Now available to book for breaks arriving from 26th August 2019.
Aqua Sana Woburn Forest named Best Day Spa in county - 7th June 2019
Aqua Sana Woburn Forest has been voted the Best Day Spa in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in the Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019.
Leon’s new breakfast menu - 20th May 2019
Breakfast is now available at Leon from 9am to 11am every day. Packed with goodness, using only free-range eggs, you can choose from:
- The Big Breakfast Box filled with gluten-free sausage, bacon, two poached eggs, sliced avocado, beans and grilled mushrooms (veggie option also now available – breakfast of champs)
- Range of healthy egg pots, our favourite being the full English pot filled with a poached egg topped with Cumberland sausage, British back bacon and saucy beans
- Breakfast Muffins & Egg pots available with a small cup of coffee or tea for £4.45
Accommodation number changes – why is it happening? - 12th March 2019
Whilst we work on creating some exciting new lodges on our village, you’ll notice we’ve renumbered some of our existing accommodation.
If you are visiting Woburn Forest from 15th March, you may notice your accommodation number is different to the one you received in your pre-arrival confirmation, but don’t worry the accommodation you’ve booked will still be the same type – all that’s changed is the number.
Our new accommodation, available from summer 2019, includes our first 6 bedroom Adapted Woodland Lodge. It has all the features you love in our popular Woodland Lodges, but with six spacious bedrooms, including an electric bed and bathroom with walk-in/wheel-in showers.
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.
Treehouses now available to book - Updated 10th April 2018
The new Treehouses at Woburn Forest are now available to book for breaks from July 2018. This spectacular new accommodation includes our first ever adapted Treehouse. Each Treehouse includes four en-suite bedrooms, detached games den, beautifully styled open-plan living and outdoor hot tub.
If you want to join us for a luxury break in your own Treehouse from July 2018 onwards, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
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.
*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.