Elveden Forest celebrates 25th birthday

Center Parcs’ second Village has welcomed 10 million guests since opening. It’s a very special Monday for Center Parcs Elveden Forest, as today we celebrate 25 years since the Village opened to guests for the first time.


Elveden Forest was the second Center Parcs Village to be built and became an instant hit with families. More than two decades later, Elveden Forest is home to the world-first Tropical Cyclone water ride, our only Water Cable Ski and the UK’s only revolving restaurant, the Lakeview Restaurant, as well as Aqua Sana Spa and four luxury Spa Suites.

Since it opened in 1989, Elveden Forest has welcomed more than 10 million guests. During that period:

  • Bikes from the Cycle Centre have covered 22 million miles – the same as travelling 899 times around the Earth
  • Two million pancakes have been flipped in The Pancake House
  • The bowling lanes have seen 185 million skittles knocked down
  • Families have hit 4 million golf balls on the Adventure Golf course
  • More than 2,000 species of butterfly have been recorded and monitored

Elveden Forest’s General Manager James Barrett praised the staff for making it an enjoyable place to be “We are proud to have offered excellent service over the past 25 years and at this exciting milestone it is a real joy to be a part of the Elveden Forest team.”

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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.