A fantastic Father’s Day in the forest

Are you joining us for Father’s Day this year? Need some inspiration to make it truly unforgettable? Then look no further because we’ve got all the hints and tips to give Dad the best break ever.

Premium bikes now available at Sherwood and Woburn Forest
Premium bikes now available at Sherwood and Woburn Forest
Henry London watches in Time for Shade
Henry London watches in Time for Shade
The Cookie Monster stack at The Pancake House
The Cookie Monster stack at The Pancake House
A Father's Day feast in Huck's
A Father's Day feast in Huck's
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Premium bikes now available at Sherwood and Woburn Forest
Premium bikes now available at Sherwood and Woburn Forest
Henry London watches in Time for Shade
Henry London watches in Time for Shade
The Cookie Monster stack at The Pancake House
The Cookie Monster stack at The Pancake House
A Father's Day feast in Huck's
A Father's Day feast in Huck's

Dip in the pool

If you’re arriving early on Friday, bring a pool bag with all your costumes, towels and flip-flops with you. Head straight to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and splash away the time before you can head over to your Lodge. Why not surprise your deserving Dad by booking a private family cabana in advance, so he can put his feet up and relax in style on the comfy seats with complimentary soft drinks and your own TV?

Cycle in style

Once you’ve towelled off, make your way to the Cycle Centre to pick up your family fleet for the weekend. On two wheels is the best way to explore the forest and get to your activities. Seeing as it’s Father’s Day, why not upgrade to a premium mountain bike, available at Sherwood and Woburn Forest? With a lightweight frame, great gear range and hydraulic suspension – not to mention to snazzy neon green paint job – he’ll be the most stylish Dad on the Village.

Last minute gifts

Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten to pick up a little something for Dad to open on the big day – we’ve got you covered. There are great gifts in Time For Shade, with sunglasses and watches from big brands such as Oakley, Ray-ban and Henry London. If he’s more of an adventurer, why not book a session at the Outdoor Activity Centre, where you can tear up the track together in Quad Biking, or pick sides at Paintball?

Sit back in Sports Café

You needn’t miss any of the Euro 2016 matches over the weekend, with Sports Café showing the lot on the big screens. It’s the ideal place for the whole family to relax for a couple of hours; enjoy some great food and watch the match – little ones will love the indoor play area. If that gets you feeling all competitive, you can set up a family tournament of Table Tennis or Badminton in the Sports Plaza.

Breakfast of kings

On the big day itself, get off to the right start with breakfast at The Pancake House. Treat Dad to a Cookie Monster stack with fluffy American pancakes, chunks of real cookie dough and topped with fresh whipped cream. Maybe even stretch to a gourmet milkshake sundae – go on, he deserves it! Hit the lake in the afternoon and take the whole family for a spin on the water in one of our effortless Electric Boats – they do all the hard work while you soak up the views.

Father’s Day feast

To round off your short break, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a great meal together. What’s your family favourite – stateside style with a platter at Huck’s American Bar and Grill or the exotic, authentic flavours of Rajinda Pradesh? Perhaps it’s a night relaxing in your Lodge you fancy, with a round of pizzas from Dining In.

With all that and so much more to get stuck into this Father’s Day, there’s no excuse not to give Dad the fantastic family break he deserves.

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Maddy Potts

As Marketing Executive at Center Parcs, I’m lucky enough to hear all the amazing stories that come from our guests, our Villages and the wider travel industry. I’ll blog about the best ones, bring you some fantastic competitions and update you on all the exciting new activities and goings on at Center Parcs.