1 The forest has been known as ‘Whinfell’ since at least 1203 when it’s mentioned in ancient documents, being gifted by King John
3 It was opened as ‘Oasis Lakeland Holiday Village’ in 1997 before being bought by Center Parcs in 2001 – as Oasis, it included a Burger King and a Hard Rock Café!
4 Whinfell Forest is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in the United Kingdom – it’s one of a handful of red squirrel sanctuaries in the country, and you can spot the very rare orchid, Creeping Lady’s Tresses
5 It’s the only Center Parcs village with a live entertainment venue – there are shows held in the Green Room throughout the year, including the sell-out Christmas pantomime
7 Lakeside Inn, our waterfront gastro pub with its over-the-water decking and unparalleled views across the lake, is exclusive to Whinfell Forest
8 Whinfell Forest is the only village to feature a Golf Driving Range, where you can work on your technique in stunning surroundings