Meet the authors

The people behind the stories

We write as real people because we are real people, talking to you. We are a team that love to share amazing updates with our guests, being lovers of visiting Center Parcs with our families and friends too. Keep an eye out for guest authors on Village Life from our lovely colleagues on our villages.

Vin Gill

As the Senior Social Media Executive at Center Parcs, I love giving you an insight into our stunning villages through interactive content, so that you get a real taste of what to expect on your break. 

What I enjoy doing as a family:

My husband and I both have big families, so we spend a lot of time juggling between them all. When we're not doing that, we love going on holiday and experiencing new adventures together. 

Why family time is important to me:

Some of my fondest family memories are the holidays we used to have together at Disneyland, Orlando when we were young. Family time is important as it creates special memories to look back on. We still love reminiscing about the thrilling rides we went on!

My favourite family memory:

One of my recent favourite memories is when my husband and I were on holiday in Thailand, cycling through small villages in Chiang Mai. It was a liberating and blissful moment. Cycling in Center Parcs always reminds me of this cherished memory. 


Sophie Borrill

As Marketing Assistant at Center Parcs, I love seeing and hearing all the amazing moments from your break. I love sharing exciting updates and helping our guest get back to nature.

What I enjoy doing as a family:

I come from a family of runners, so it is something we all do together. It brings my mum, dad, sister and I together for one night a week to all go for a run.

Why family time is important to me:

Since leaving home it has become more prominent to make time for family time. It is easy to get caught up in everything happening in everyday life but spending time with your family is when you can properly unwind.

My favourite family memory:

My favourite family memory is at Elveden Forest Center Parcs when I was younger. We signed up to do Aerial Adventure but didn’t tell my mum (she doesn’t like heights) and surprised her. She was very thankful to be on the ground after but thoroughly enjoyed it! We loved going on holidays abroad or in the UK.


Sophie Milne

As Senior Creative Copywriter, it’s my job to bring the Center Parcs experience to life with words. I love sharing ideas and inspiration about all the wonderful things you can see and do in the forest.

What I enjoy doing as a family

We love spending time outdoors, particularly in the warmer months. My mum and I will put together a picnic with some homemade treats, and we’ll head off to a local heritage site, attraction or nature reserve for a day out.

Why family time is important to me

Since moving away for university and settling down in Nottingham, I don’t see my family quite as often as I’d like – so these days I don’t take it for granted and it’s something I always look forward to.

My favourite family memory

I’ve been lucky enough to go on some fantastic family holidays, not least at Center Parcs! There’s definitely something special about going down the Wild Water Rapids under the night sky - we never get bored of it!


Elliot Stephenson

As Marketing Assistant at Center Parcs, I love seeing and hearing amazing stories from guests across our villages. As a former team member on village, I enjoy sharing my top tips regarding the many exciting activities available, aiming to encourage unforgettable family fun!

What I enjoy doing as a family:

We enjoy travelling and exploring new places whether it be in our local town or across the globe! As a highly competitive family we enjoy friendly competition and staying active together. 

Why family time is important to me:

To succeed in life, you must constantly be learning. A lot of the time the best method of learning is by spending time and making memories with those closest to you.

My favourite family moment:

From playing on the pitch of my favourite football team with my Dad to cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge with my Mum I have experienced some incredible family moments. However, the annual holidays to Center Parcs, when we are altogether, are magical throughout, especially during Winter Wonderland!


Alex Newborough

As a marketing assistant at Center Parcs, I love hearing all about guest's experiences and sharing tips and tricks on how to make your break special!

What I enjoy doing as a family:

We love exploring the countryside and are always finding new places to visit, both in our local area and abroad! We are also frequent guests of Center Parcs and particularly enjoy adrenaline-fuelled activities like Aerial Adventure! 

Why family time is important to me:

I have quite a close-knit family and so we always enjoy spending time together. Creating special family memories is so important!

My favourite family moment:

I've been very lucky to visit some wonderful places with my family over the years, my favourite would have to be snorkelling on the coral reef in Egypt! I'm a big lover of nature and really enjoying seeking out wildlife, whether it be in the sea or in the forest!


If you want to get in touch or share your Center Parcs story, we would love to hear from you. Email