Center Parcs gets seal of approval at Tommy’s Awards

We won! Parents have voted Center Parcs as Best UK Holiday Provider at the Tommy’s Awards for the 12th consecutive year, while Super Sibling is revealed

Super-Sibling-2Earlier this year 20,000 parents voted for their favourite family-friendly companies in a range of categories. We’re delighted to announce that Center Parcs has been awarded Best UK Holiday provider, for offering holidays that are hassle-free and suit all shapes, sizes and ages of families.

But we weren’t the only ones who were awarded during the Tommy’s Awards, held in London. Center Parcs is proud to sponsor the Super Sibling Award, which this year was given to five-year old Harry Carter from Burnley. The Super Sibling Award is for little heroes who have helped when their families were touched by pregnancy complications or the loss of a baby.
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March round-up: What our guests have been up to this month

Spring has well and truly sprung: the de-icer has been banished to the boot, we’re leaving work before sunset, and the Easter eggs are out in abundance at the supermarkets!
We had some great events in March across our Villages including Mother’s Day, the Total Solar Eclipse and the beginning of daylight savings.

We’ve seen some great images and videos from our guests this month, so here’s a quick round up of the ones that caught our eye, including a very interesting visitor to one guest’s patio…
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Six ways improve your life with an extra hour of sunshine

On Sunday 29th March, the clocks go forward an hour to mark the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. But instead of looking at it as a lost hour of sleep, think about the hour of daylight you gain in the afternoon. For many, this change marks the beginning of getting home from work while the sun is still shining – use your bonus hour right, and you could improve your whole life…

read1. Get lost in a book
Grab an engrossing book, a garden chair and blanket (it still gets chilly before sunset!) and you have a recipe to prolong your life and your cognitive function.

Studies have shown that mentally stimulating activities like reading can slow the progress of, or even prevent, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Just six minutes of reading can reduce stress by up to 68 per cent, according to a study from the University of Sussex. Not bad for an hour relaxing in the garden with the latest Maeve Binchy!
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Win a treat for your Mum this Mother’s Day

Spoil the most important lady in your life with the chance to win an Indulgence Selection delivered to your Mum on your Mother’s Day Center Parcs break.

Managing school runs, having endless patience, somehow knowing where every lost item in the house is, generally being superhuman… Mums deserve our undying love, respect and appreciation. So when their special day comes each year, it’s our turn to pamper them.Indulgence grocery pack with Champagne, chocolates and flowers

That’s why we have created the ultimate Mother’s Day gift, the Center Parcs Indulgence Selection – and you could be in with a chance of winning one for your Mum. She will receive a beautiful seasonal bouquet, a 75cl. bottle of Center Parcs Champagne and a box of luxury chocolates that she is under no obligation to share (but you know she will anyway, because Mums are great like that).
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Spotted: our first new year’s baby!

One of our beautiful great crested grebes laid an egg around New Year’s Day. Now the young has hatched and is learning how to swim with a little help from Mum…

On 28th January a guest at Elveden Forest, Ken Russell, spotted a Great Crested Grebe taking a trip on the lake with a very special passenger. After consulting our expert Rangers at the Village, we are delighted to introduce what we believe to be the first Center Parcs wildlife baby of 2015!

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