Latest update

Last updated 24th February 2021

Following the Government announcement on their roadmap for re-opening society over the coming weeks and months, we are planning to reopen Woburn Forest and welcome our guests back from 12th April.

We are planning for this date and working through the detail to understand exactly what this means for breaks from 12th April onwards.  Please note that any plans are subject to Government giving the go ahead to move to this next step of their roadmap, which they intend to confirm by the 5th April. 

For guests due to visit on breaks prior to 12th April we will make contact via email over the next few days with instructions on how to cancel activities and restaurants and how to reschedule or cancel. Once activities and restaurant reservations are fully cancelled please complete this form*.  All guests impacted by a closure will have the option to change dates with £100** discount or cancel and claim a full refund. 

*Please ensure any activities, restaurant, spa sessions or treatments are cancelled prior to filling out the form. For details on how to cancel

**If you select a lower-priced break we will still offer you the £100 discount and refund the difference. If the break you select is higher-priced, we will, again, apply the £100 discount but you would need to pay any outstanding difference. The discount is only applicable once, so if you have already received this as a result of a prior move or in the event of a further date move the discount will not apply again. It is also only applicable to breaks arriving on, or prior to 18th April 2022.

 

For guests due to visit on breaks 12th April to 14th May, we will clarify details as soon as we can and contact you directly via email.  From what we have seen so far the following restrictions may apply to Center Parcs breaks during these dates:

• We hope to welcome guests to our lodges but hotel rooms and apartments will be unavailable

• Only one household will be permitted per lodge***

• Our restaurants will operate a delivery service and hopefully open for outdoor drinks subject to the rule of 6

• Most outdoor activities will be available

• We don’t yet know if the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will be open

***Guests with a booking of more than one household in a single lodge or a booking for a hotel room or apartment during this period, will need to complete this form* to cancel or reschedule.

*Please ensure any activities, restaurant, spa sessions or treatments are cancelled prior to filling out the form. For details on how to cancel

 

For guests due to visit on breaks 17th May and beyond some restrictions may be eased further but we will wait to hear from the government before confirming more on this.

 

Book with Confidence Guarantee

All guests with an arrival date up to 18th April 2022 are covered by our Book with Confidence Guarantee and will have the option to reschedule or cancel with a full refund 6 weeks before arrival. 

 

Guests are responsible for checking the latest Government advice

We understand that guests with breaks booked for when villages re-open and new guests looking to make a booking will have questions too and the information below should help.

Government information may change and rules and advice are constantly under review. Guests must check government information themselves to understand any changes or new rules prior to visiting Center Parcs, booking a new break or when considering a date change or cancellation of an existing booking. The following Government links should provide the most up to date information:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Can I contact you?

I’m sure you will appreciate that we have lots of guests to support during this time, if you are impacted by the closure period please complete this form to tell us if you would like to reschedule or cancel your break and the team will action your request and confirm via email.

Our opening times for calls, social and webchat are as follows:

  • Monday to Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm (until 7pm for social and webchat)
Canopy Cafe menu

The Canopy Café and Bar has arrived at Woburn Forest

9th September 2020

New to Woburn Forest, The Canopy Café and Bar is now open inside our Subtropical Swimming Paradise. You’ll find a great range of hot and cold drinks, crisps and ice creams to enjoy. We won’t be serving hot food just yet but keep an eye out for any updates on when the full menu will be available on village news and our social media channels.

Discover Canopy Café and Bar

Aquatique interior showing goggles, swimming costumes, flip flops and other swimming items

Our retail shops

4th September 2020

Like many businesses, our retail partner has been severely affected by the pandemic. As a result, they have decided to no longer operate in the fashion sector, which sadly means that they will be closing some of their stores on our villages. Aquatique, Just for Kids and The Store Room will remain open, but unfortunately, Spirit, Sportique and Time for Shade will all close by October, with some closing as soon as Sunday 6th September. We know these stores are firm favourites with our guests and we are working hard to look at new and exciting alternatives to add to our retail offering.

Flitwick train station sign

Flitwick Station shuttle bus

18th August 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to run our usual complimentary guest shuttle bus from Flitwick Station to Woburn Forest. Guests travelling by train can book a taxi to the village at a special discounted rate from A1 Station Taxis, who can be contacted on 01525 757575. If you have further queries, please call Guest Services on 01525 842855.

Woburn forest

Forest safety

7th 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

Woburn lake in winter

Cycle Path development

Updated July 2020

The cycle path from Woburn Forest to Flitwick was completed on 3rd July 2020. We are working in collaboration with Central Bedfordshire Council on this project and our plan is to continue the path all the way to Flitwick Train Station. Once completed, we hope that the path will provide a safe route for everyone to enjoy.

Woburn 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 minimum and that we bring activities back online as soon as we possibly can.

Guests trying to solve a puzzle arranging patterned tiles

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.

Breakaway Cabin     Explorers Quest

6 bedroom woodland lodge in the forest

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.

Find out more

Muddy Stilettos Award

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.

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Leon veggie breakfast with eggs, beans, avocado, mushroom, tomato and hallumi

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

Find out more

Woburn Forest lake and forest

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.

Girl dressed up in wizards costume for Wizard Academy activity

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 3-hour unaccompanied session at the Activity Den.

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Treehouse at Woburn Forest

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. 

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