1. We’ve thought of everything (we think!)
If you’ve forgotten their favourite toy, ran out of nappies, or need to entertain them during meals, everything is taken care of at Center Parcs. For water-loving tots we’ve got it covered; you’ll find swim nappies and buoyancy aids at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, while Aquatique has a selection of swimwear, inflatables and accessories. In our restaurants, you’ll find fun and educational activity sheets designed to keep them entertained while waiting.
If they’ve got extra energy to burn, some restaurants also have play areas while you can also find outdoor play areas in various places around our Villages.For an extra-special treat, our Village toy shop Just Kids has something for all ages and is guaranteed to put a smile on their faces. In various spots in our Villages you’ll also find covered Buggy Parks, ideal for parking up during activities and meal times without the worry.
2. Dining options for everyone
We understand that little ones can often have a mind of their own, especially when it comes to food. Whether they’re the fussiest of eaters or don’t want to wait, there are many options to choose from. Baby food is free in all of our restaurants – so you don’t need to worry about bringing your own – while bottle-warming facilities are also available to ensure ease of feeding wherever you may be.
For toddlers and beyond, children’s menus with healthy and tasty dishes are available or, if they want what you have, some restaurants also offer half portions. Huck’s American Bar and Grill offer a children’s buffet, so they can help themselves without the need to wait.
“Baby food is free in all of our restaurants, while bottle-warming facilities are also available”
3. Home from home
From pushchairs and bouncers to toys and cots, short breaks with little ones can often mean packing everything but the kitchen sink. The good news is that at Center Parcs, cots and high chairs are featured in all types of accommodation. Need more than one? No problem! Just call Guest Services on your Village to arrange extras. Also in your accommodation you’ll find safety fire guards as well as stair gates in all two-storey Lodges.
4. Activities they’ll love
At Center Parcs, you’ll find a children’s activity programme that has been carefully designed to provide adventures for children of all ages and abilities. For the smallest guests, aged 3 months to 3 years, we have a variety of sessions including Crèche at the Den, Mucky Pups, and Baby Owls. Our Activity Den is Ofsted-registered, so you can feel confident leaving your child in our care, knowing they are in a happy and safe environment.
For little ones aged 3 to 5, there are a range of activities unique to Center Parcs, such as the tasty and creative Chocolate Chefs Academy, the fun and musical Teddy Bears’ Picnic, or the active and sporty Soccer School. Some activities are parent-accompanied while others allow your children to experience new adventures alone, which is great for building confidence and making new friends.
5. A safe environment for them to explore
Although our Villages are set within 400 acres of woodland, safety is at the forefront of everything that we do. Lee Jakubik, Center Parcs guest and father to Billy, aged 2, explains: “The atmosphere at Center Parcs is very unique. In reality, you’re in an open space surrounded by giant trees and lots of wildlife, but the mix of fantastic staff and serene environment puts me at ease.
“As a parent, being surrounded by this makes me relaxed enough to let go of Billy’s hand and allow him to explore and be curious. I feel completely safe.” From watching wildlife on your patio to exploring different trees and plants with our Rangers, the inviting surroundings of our Villages are the perfect place to let little imaginations thrive.