We’re a little way into 2017 now. Most of our resolutions have been left in the dust (well done you if you’re still sticking to ‘em!) and once or twice in the last few weeks we’ve even left the house without a scarf (even if we did regret the decision almost immediately).
That means two things are close: spring, with its longer days, warmer mornings and lighter evenings; and the new financial year, with its exciting plans, projects and prospects.
We’re equally excited for both, because this financial year is going to be a doozy at Center Parcs. We’ve got some super surprises up our sleeves for the next twelve months.
As always, we’ll tell you everything we can, as soon as we can. Under the Treetops is still the place you’ll hear our news first, so in that fine tradition, here’s a peak at just some of what we have coming in 2017/18…
Off-Road Explorers goes…on the road
You might remember we mentioned that we would roll Off-Road Explorers out to Woburn and Longleat Forest this year. Well, we couldn’t let Whinfell and Elveden Forest miss out, so we’re taking it everywhere! That’s right, you’ll be able to try it at any of our five UK villages before the end of the year.
Dropping in at Woburn Forest
It’s been such a success that we’ve decided to give The Drop – our most adrenaline-fuelled Action Challenge activity ever – a second home at Woburn Forest this year.
Our biggest lodge ever
Something truly unique is coming to Sherwood Forest this year…our first ever 6-bed Woodland Lodge. Sleeping 12 adults comfortably under one roof, with extra large kitchen, living and dining area, it’s perfect for parties and celebrations.
For the first time ever, we’re bringing our highest end Exclusive Lodges to Whinfell Forest. Work has already begun on the two-storey, four-bed lodges that each have their own games room and outdoor hot tub. They’ll be available to book later in the year for a five-star luxury break on the edge of the Lake District.
If you haven’t heard about the incredible new Forest Spa at Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest, where have you been? We’ve been banging on about it for months! This year we’ll be throwing open the doors for you to discover this completely transformed, one-of-a-kind spa inspired by the magic of the forest, complete with world-first treetop sauna.
Happenings at Huck’s
This year, we’ll be bringing a brand new menu to Huck’s American Bar and Grill. We can’t tell you much just now (we’re enjoying the tasting process too much!), but we’re all favouring a ‘low and slow’ approach…
And we couldn’t possibly bring you a new menu without a fresh lick of paint. The light, bright and breezy all-American look at Woburn Forest Huck’s has been so popular that, over the next few months, we’ll be bringing it to every other village. Elveden Forest has been the first, and Whinfell Forest is up next.
The list of individual shops, areas and restaurants we refresh each year is a long one. Here’s a handful receiving a facelift this year: Elveden Forest’s Pottery Painting Studio, Treats at Whinfell Forest, ParcMarket at Longleat Forest, shop fronts in Sherwood Forest’s Village Square…
Of course, we’ve only just scratched the surface. We’ve got plenty more under our hat, up our sleeves and everywhere in between. Keep your eyes Under the Treetops for more news soon.