Woburn Forest news
Woburn Forest important updates and latest news.
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.
Guy Fawkes Pyrotechnics Display - 22nd August 2019
Our pyrotechnics displays are on Sunday 3rd November and Wednesday 6th November at 6.30pm by the Waterfront. This event is very popular so for the ideal viewing spot, please arrive by 6.15pm.
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.
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.
Wild Water Rapids maintenance - 20th August 2019
Our Wild Water Rapids will be undergoing essential maintenance from Thursday 5th September 2019 to Friday 6th September 2019 and Monday 16th September 2019 to Tuesday 17th September 2019. The rest of the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will still be open for your enjoyment during those periods. Including our thrilling ride Tropical Cyclone and Venture Cove featuring our two water play areas, Venture Bay for your little ones and Venture Harbour perfect for the whole family.
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.
Segway Experience elements - 6th August 2018
Segway Experience is the fun, unusual and a great way to get around the village. To start you off we will give you some expert guidance on our special Segway track, then move onto exploring around the village and finally you can put your new-found skills to action with the NEW off-road elements, hold on as you ride over the rumble strips and test your balance on the seesaw.
Football Pool open at Woburn Forest - 26th July 2018
Challenge your family and friends at Woburn Forest to a game of Football Pool. Step onto the giant 12ft pitch and swap the cue for your feet and aim to score the footballs into the pockets. With four different ways to play, the competition is on. Head over to The Plaza to kick off your game.
Feeling good with Mediterranean inspired Leon - 19th June 2018
Dexter’s Kitchen at Woburn Forest has closed its doors for the last time, before undergoing a dramatic transformation and opening this July as the home of ‘Naturally fast Food’; Leon.
Leon’s menu is inspired by the flavours, variety and natural healthiness of Mediterranean cooking and will be open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week in the Village Square.
Monty’s brings Dogs and Cones to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise - 19th June 2018
Swim up an appetite and get those taste buds tingling with a new poolside dining experience at Woburn Forest. Monty’s Dogs and Cones will serve up traditional and loaded hot dogs, pizza, nachos and that all important ice cream. Sweet treat fanatics will also want to make some room for Super Slurp Milkshakes – all customisable with your favourite topping.
The Drop now available to book at Woburn Forest - Updated 6th June 2018
Action Challenge at Woburn Forest is now even more thrilling, with the addition of our most adrenaline-fuelled activity ever: The Drop.
This tower hosts four heart-racing elements that will challenge even the biggest thrill seekers. Tackle the Double Drop Zip Wire, the Leap of Faith and the Quick Jump, as well as the ultimate Air Bag Jumps at increasing heights up to a knee-trembling 10m.
STA Swim Pups - Updated 6th June 2018
Unique to Center Parcs, STA Swim Pups is a new water activity designed for little ones aged 3 months to 4 years. The activity involves a structured swimming programme for mini swimmers to gain essential swimming and movement skills in a fun and exciting environment, through a series of enjoyable and stimulating games. Your little ones can cycle around the pool on a float, canoe on a pool raft and take part in an aquatic nature trail. As recognition of their achievement, they will be awarded with an STA certificate to take home.
Available at all villages.
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.
Pre-book a Huck’s Family Dining Experience - Updated 20th March 2018
Huck’s American Bar and Grill offer a pre-bookable Huck’s Family Dining Experience menu, available from the 27th April.
Start off with a sharing platter including BBQ wings, nachos and dips, and jalapeno and sweetcorn fritters before moving onto a selection of Huck’s favourite main meals. For the little ones the children’s buffet is open and can be polished off with a bottomless soft drink and for adults a pint of Coors Light, a small glass of house wine or soft drink.
Laser Target has hit Woburn Forest - 21st February 2018
In this brand new activity test your aim and the steadiness of your hand with new Laser Target. Use our state-of-the-art laser-adapted guns to see if you can hit the bullseye. LED targets will light up in sequences - getting faster and faster! - to test your reaction times. They'll keep score electronically to see who's the best shot in your group.
Minimising traffic on the village - Updated 28th March 2017
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.
Range of new lodges available to book - 1st August 2017
We’re building a raft of new accommodation at Woburn Forest so that more families can enjoy quality time together. They’re available to book now for breaks from September.
To stay in one of these brand new lodges, choose to select a location and pick any lodge between 900-956 when making your booking.
Whether your family’s little or large, with 2- and 3-bedroom Executive Lodges and 4-bedroom Woodland Lodges available, we’ve got something that’s just the right fit.
Mermaids and Sharks at Center Parcs - 28th July 2017
Water lovers can become a magical mermaid or stealthy shark in our new swimming activity that’s out of this world! Wearing a special swimming tail 6-12 year olds learn how to kick, twist and glide their way around the shallows of our Subtropical Swimming Paradise, diving for treasure on the 'ocean floor'.
New activity additions to the Village Square - 12th July 2017
If you’re visiting Woburn Forest this summer be sure to make a pit stop at the Track, an exciting new activity destination within the Village Square. Little ones can try two new activities: glide around the course on two wheels in Woodland Wheelers, or slalom corners in our low-profile, pedal-powered Street Karts.
Bringing the fiesta to Woburn Forest - 1st June 2017
On 15th June, Shearing House at Woburn Forest will close its doors for the last time, before undergoing a dramatic transformation and reopening on 14th August as the home of Latin fiesta; Las Iguanas.
Las Iguanas will be open for lunch and dinner, serving up authentic Latin American food and drink seven days a week. From Mexican favourites to fiery Brazilian dishes and featuring a fun yet familiar children’s menu, it’s set to become the new place to be in the Plaza.
Keep an eye here or on our social media channels as we’ll update you with an opening date as soon as possible.
Indoor Climbing Adventure opens at Woburn Forest - 5th July 2016
The veritable vertical playground that is Indoor Climbing Adventure is now open at Woburn Forest. With a variety of themes and challenges, you can scale the space wall or conquer the castle barricades.
*available when break booked is 26 weeks or fewer away.