Christmas and New Year at Center Parcs

New research reveals 1.5 million of us will be seeing our immediate family for the first time this year at Christmas. Are you getting enough family time?

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Research conducted by Center Parcs has revealed that, although 90% of people said they like spending time with their families, more than a third of us (38%) say it’s just too difficult to regularly meet up. Whether it’s Christmas or New Year, Center Parcs makes spending time with the ones you love stress-free so you can enjoy every moment together.

Can Christmas be hassle-free? 

Of those surveyed, 41% said they didn’t want to host Christmas due to the lack of space in their home and the stress and effort involved. The great news is, at Center Parcs you don’t need to worry about cooking or washing up; you can dine in some of our restaurants for a Christmas Day lunch or carvery.

A New Year’s resolution

If you’re spending Christmas at home, by New Year you’ll be ready to get away from washing endless pots and constantly tidying away all of the new toys. Bring in the New Year with a fabulous celebration at one of our restaurants, enjoy the amazing fireworks extravaganza and start 2019 the right way.

Space for all

Lack of space was another issue cited – 13% have a family stay in a nearby hotel over the Christmas period.

Sleeping up to eight people, our luxury lodges and Treehouses with open-plan living areas, are the perfect place to host your family together, while also giving you space to unwind to after a busy day. Want to bring the whole family along? No problem. You can have more than one lodge, or try our 6-bedroom Woodland Lodge at Sherwood Forest or at Whinfell Forest.

Plan ahead 

Between wrapping gifts and stocking up on fizz, there’s so much to do at Christmas. Our research showed planning starts as early as 19 August and can be locked in place a whole two months before.

So plan ahead, that’s fine! You can book a Center Parcs break up until April 2020 and with our new website you can invite your guests to the booking so they can book their own activities and restaurants, as well as view the break itinerary.

Live far from family?

With five villages across the UK, we’re sure there’s one village you can meet family half way at, so you don’t have to make such a long journey in all the traffic and after all the glasses of fizz you’ll have consumed.

And with a mixture of break durations over weekends or the midweek, there’s plenty of opportunities to get together all year round. Three nights could be the perfect way to spend quality time together and what better way than at Winter Wonderland or New Year?

Want to spend more time together?

Our research showed that it is important that time spent together as a family is quality time, which can be improved by seeing each other more frequently. A key finding that stood out highlighted that “families who see each other little and often are more likely to have less tension among each other than those who only see each other on special occasions”.

Book now for hassle-free family time at Center Parcs this Christmas and New Year.

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Andrew Regan

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Andrew Regan

As Marketing Manager at Center Parcs, I’m lucky enough to hear all the amazing stories that come from our guests and the insider knowledge from our villages. As a dad of two myself (age six and three) I'm a regular Center Parcs guest - we love the family time we get together when visiting. I'll share everything I know with you here.