A-Z guide of everything festive at Center Parcs

Not sure what to expect from your festive break? This helpful guide has the answers you’re looking for, from what time to arrive to some festive activity inspiration.

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A – Arriving at Center Parcs

Access to your accommodation is available from 3pm (3.30pm Whinfell Forest), but you’re welcome to arrive as early as 10am. Explore the village, enjoy the facilities and slip seamlessly into holiday mode.

B – Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa in Huck’s American Bar and Grill for a good breakfast to set you up for the day and if you’ve been extra good this year, you might get a little gift from Santa.

C – Coffee

Nip to Starbucks and try some of the fabulously festive drinks including gingerbread latte, fudge hot chocolate and toffee nut latte.

D – Decorate your tree

For your festive break you can order a Christmas tree and decorations to be delivered to your door, so make your lodge feel all Christmassy for your stay.

E – Eat – lots!

‘Tis the season to indulge. From Indian cuisine and Italian to American and Mexican favourites, there are plenty of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

F – Fireworks displays

Every Wednesday and Sunday evening on our villages is a fabulous fireworks display and at Woburn Forest a pyrotechnic display.

G – Gifts

Between trying new activities and relaxing with the family, Christmas shopping might be the last thing on your mind, but your Center Parcs break is a great opportunity to purchase the perfect Christmas gift.

H – Have an adventure

Whether you explore the forest or spend all day doing activities, each village is the perfect place to have a fun-filled adventure with all the family.

I – Indoor activity

Warm up indoors with an activity you haven’t tried before, like the Indoor Climbing Adventure, a vertical playground like no other or get competitive with a game of Badminton.

J – Jingles Roller-skate

Get the whole family ready, lace up and rock and roll to the best Christmas hits under the dazzling disco lights.

K – Krispy Kreme

Treat yourself to a Krispy Kreme doughnut – or six – just visit the ParcMarket or Refresh to get your hands on them. Look out for our Winter Wonderland doughnut, filled with chocolate and dusted with coconut.

L – Lodge, your little haven

With touches of luxury in an open-plan living space, your lodge will be the ultimate place to relax. Put your feet up, put the television on and cosy together for a night in.

M – Musical night

A Christmas Eve Concert like no other. With traditional carols and songs, join us and our guest choir. If that’s not enough we have complimentary mince pies.

N – Nutmeg

Nutmeg is back on our villages this year with a special edition of Nutmeg’s Antlers: An Adventure at Center Parcs. Head over to Santa’s Woodland Workshop, ParcMarket or Just Kids to get your hands on this Christmas tale and cuddly toy.

O – ‘Ooo’

The noise you make when you see our forest at night, bedecked in thousands of twinkling fairy lights.

P – ParcMarket

The perfect place to pick up your Christmas essentials like vegetables, cranberry sauce and prosecco.

Q – Quiz

We Wish you a Merry Quizmas, bring all the family along and test your knowledge on what’s been happening in 2017.

R – Reindeer

Real reindeer love to have a break at Center Parcs too, take a trip to Santa’s Woodland Village to see them for yourselves.

S – Subtropical Swimming Paradise

It may be winter outside but at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise it’s always summer. Heated to 29.5c, the perfect place for the whole family to play and enjoy the thrills of our water slides and Wild Water Rapids.

T – Turkey

Spending Christmas Day with us? You can order your turkey to be delivered to your lodge upon your arrival. Or make things a little easier and order a traditional Christmas dinner package and indulge in all the trimmings.

U – Under the stars

Whether you’re walking or cycling round our village at night under the stars, they won’t be the only thing lighting your path, the twinkling decorations will lend a little light.

V – Visit Santa

Take a trip to Santa’s Woodland Workshop and you’ll find elves, real reindeer and of course Santa, who will give you a little gift – only if you’ve been good of course!

W – Wish list

Get your wish list ready to meet Santa and hand deliver it to him at Santa’s Woodland Workshop.

X – X-factor       

With the lights, the snow and the real reindeer – a festive break really has the x-factor

Y – Your family memories

Christmas at Center Parcs is full of magic and opportunity to create family memories, so make this one the most magical Christmas yet.

Z – Zzz

And… sleep – after a busy day of activities, drinking coffee, walking, and cycling – or whatever you get up to on your break, we know you’ll sleep well.

It’s not too late to book now for your festive break.

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As Brand Content Manager I plan, create and curate the best articles, photos, videos and music for our channels, in particular the blog. With a degree in Journalism under my belt and many years’ experience in the big smoke as a journalist and editor, my focus is firmly on discovering the little gems hidden away in Center Parcs life, before buffing them up to make them sparkle online. From on-village events to the latest travel industry trends, I’ll be there – notepad in hand – to bring you the most entertaining and interesting stories.